Creating Energy that Lasts


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This powerpoint will present methods, ideas and suggestions to create and maintain positive energy.Challenges provide opportunities for us to be our best and most creative, but good energy is required to keep yourself and your staff motivated.
Facilitator: Barbara Talisman, President of Talisman Associates, Inc. Talisman Associates, Inc. is a full service consulting firm working with public benefit corporations. The firm provides hands-on fund development assistance and leadership training to non-profits.

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Creating Energy that Lasts

  1. 1. Barbara Talisman 312.733.7520
  2. 2. Barbara Talisman Barbara Talisman is President of Talisman Associates, Inc. Talisman Associates, Inc is a full service consulting firm working with nonprofit organizations.The firm provides hands-on fund development assistance, leadership training and executive coaching to the independent sector. Barbara has been in the development field since 1983. Her experience ranges from corporate sponsorships and special events to board/membership development, grant writing and major gift solicitation as well as volunteer and staff development and training. She teaches a variety of fundraising topics and has been a guest speaker at conferences in North America, Europe the United Kingdom and Australia. Barbara began her fundraising experience on the campaign trail for national and local political candidates. Her fund development experience began at the American Heart Association and continued at the Anti-Defamation League. Barbara has published articles in Fund Raising Management, Fundraising Success, Association Forum, Fund Raising Institute, Advancing Philanthropy and Clout and has been profiled in Entrepreneur Magazine, Today’s Chicago Woman, Crain's Chicago Business and Chicago Tribune. Barbara holds a Bachelor’s degree from Case Western Reserve University. She has continued her education through workshops and classes at BoardSource,The Institute for Charitable Giving, Vanderbilt University, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) regional and international conferences and Indiana University School of Philanthropy. Barbara is an AFP Master Trainer.
  3. 3. 1. Glass half full ‘tude 2. Starting with you 3. Effective language 4. Take a breath 5. Engaging meetings 6. Celebrations
  4. 4. Positive Mental Attitude Decide Act Do Model Doing good
  5. 5. Contagious Attitude Challenging times No Debbie Downer Lead by example Sincerity Perspective
  6. 6. Energetic - Positive Language Verbal Challenges v. Problems Fabulous v. Good Yes v. No Great v. Good Use email and voice mail effectively.
  7. 7. Q&A
  8. 8. Energetic - Positive Language Body Smile Open Eye contact Present
  9. 9. Re-Energizing Talk to someone Take a breath Take a break Mindful Social media
  10. 10. Engaging Meetings Agenda Set a theme Celebrate Let others lead Brainstorming Food Music
  11. 11. Q&A
  12. 12. Integrity  Practice what you preach  Lead by example  Set expectations  Determine goals
  13. 13. Thank you! Make a commitment Engage the others Practice Call or write with any questions!
  14. 14. Stay in Touch! Talisman Blog Making a Difference Radio @BTalisman Facebook