'2 Dangerous Things A Year:
Test Yourself Now So You're Ready When Life Tests You Later'
Should you be worried that you or your team are not prepared for change? Change is inevitable and the rate of change is accelerating.. You will learn why most people are unprepared for change. You will learn tools to get past those obstacles, build momentum & muscle through when it's tough. Engaging & entertaining, this distinctive session starts with my own story of doing 2 dangerous things a year, including becoming a standup comedian. It flows interactively into a series of practical takeaway tools for anyone to better handle change at work & in life. I have since 2001 done 2 dangerous things a year. Dangerous by my own definition - things that scared, stretched and challenged me and yes even a few things that were literally dangerous by anyone’s definition. I focus on my dangerous journey into becoming a stand-up comedian. I’m not talking about the glib cliché of ‘do something every day that scares you’. I’m talking about 2 things a year that have big pay-offs but could also go wrong.
I’ve experienced the benefits. I’ve done the study. I share these with my audience. More specifically, I encourage you, provoke you, and tool you up to do your own ‘dangerous’ things - to test yourself now so you’re ready when life tests you later. It's funny, relevant and with well-researched practical takeaways.
Firstly, most people do not challenge themselves deliberately, proactively and frequently. I tell you why not. Secondly, those that do challenge themselves deliberately, proactively and frequently reap the benefits of significant personal growth and resilience across their life and I tell you what those benefits can be. Thirdly, I provide you an 8-part framework to get past those obstacles, get you started, keep you going, AND pass these ideas and encouragement onto others you care about. DIY your 'Danger DNA'.
Who Would Benefit?
Professionals and workplace leaders attempting to prepare or improve their and their team’s resilience for inevitable stresses and changes.
- Sales people wanting to move customers away from inertia.
- Educators and community leaders wanting to safely drive positive change.
- Managers, Team Leaders and business leaders trying to snap their teams out of complacency and encourage their people to develop themselves personally and professionally.
- Professional associations wanting to experience a session with practical, relevant and appropriate content that is still fun, memorable and engaging.
"Terry has recently facilitated/MC'd a day long conference of 100 leadership staff for me. The day was extremely successful due in large part to the way Terry carried out his role. He brought a unique blend of energy, humour, and focus utilising his skills as a public speaker and as a practicing comedian, and also his ability to think on his feet. This combination kept our team energised and engaged through the day and he capped it off with an excellent motivational talk that caused us all to reflect, in between the bouts of laughter. I can thoroughly recommend Terry for any event of this kind". Murray Bain, CEO TSB Bank
"99.9% rated your content as good or very good!!!! Here are some comments; “Terry did a great job , a good message and more importantly, very engaging!”; “ The afternoon speaker was fantastic”; “Terry was exceptional and worked hard to engage us in a 2 hour slot”; “ I lost a staff member within 6 weeks of this talk because he’s gone off to challenge himself after working here for 25 years.” - Janet Walke, Staff Capability Leader, UCOL
"In short, Terry was amazing and the perfect fit for our recent Leader’s Day where he was both MC and keynote speaker. He was funny, energetic and managed to integrate the days core messages into his presentation. The fact that many of the team are still talking about their ‘2 Dangerous Things’ is a testament to the impact Terry had. I highly recommend people talk to Terry for any conference type event". - Mark Gordon, Project Lead, TSB Bank
“Terry is a delight. His energy and enthusiasm is contagious and his presentation hit the perfect note for our conference. He had the audience in the palm of his hand whilst sharing some great insights and nuggets of truth for everyone to take away. I would absolutely recommend Terry as a Key Note speaker” – Susan Doughty, RemNet
"Great feedback from delegates regarding your presentation, rating 4.8 for facilitation out of a maximum of 5.0 (which I might add I’ve never seen delegates rate up to!)" – Diane Robinson, RemNet
"Terry presented in a humorous manner very imperative information for business managers/leaders to use in their workplaces, to influence those people around them. 83% of attendees (senior finance managers) rated Terry as excellent." – Megan Alexander, GM, Robert Half International
“WEX are an IT Company who have experienced phenomenal growth and the challenges it presents. Terry presented a seminar on Change, and provided insights into the different personality types that make up the office environment. Presented with more than a touch of humour overlaying a serious message, the office was alive and buzzing afterwards.” – Simone Turin, WEX
"We, as a team, enjoyed your honest, practical and straightforward (yet impactful and valuable) presentation (and training)......not to mention the wonderful humour." - Shimrath Paul, Chief Executive, Otago Museum
"Your seminar helped transform our company in terms of building and keeping an effective team. I am a chronic sceptic of business seminars and the slightly evangelical feel that many of them have. Your presentation was focused on practical ideas from the real world, and all the better for it." - Kevin Townsend, CEO, KeedUp.com
The '2 Dangerous Things A Year' Backstory
Why Listen To Terry's Story?
I’m an expert, author & motivational speaker on engaging people. I’m a trainer and facilitator for over 25 years, and also a columnist in 'Employment Today' magazine. My books, including 'The Brain-Based Boss', take psychological research and makes it interesting and useful for people wanting to engage the people they work with or influence. I’m also a comedian, performing in several New Zealand International Comedy Festivals.