Andy Masters, MA, CSP, has presented as a keynote speaker for over 400+ Association Conferences, Trainings, and Chapter Leadership/Board Retreats across North America. Andy helps leaders IGNITE a cultural transformation to cultivate & empower leaders, in order to solve succession planning, boost sales & customer loyalty, and achieve more with less–all within a fun & high-morale work environment.
Andy is an award-winning author and international speaker who has written 5 books, earned 4 degrees, and has earned the prestigious “CSP” award/designation of the National Speakers Association (NSA)–the highest earned international recognition for professional speakers, in which less than 10% of over 5,000+ speakers worldwide have achieved.
We are experiencing a workforce REVOLUTION as we emerge from the pandemic, staffing crisis, and Great Resignation. Millions of enlightened employees have spoken. They want CHANGE. And, they will only work for organizations who provide such change. Employees want family-friendly flex time. Employees want WFH/remote work options. Employees want new perks & benefits. And, they want this all in a positive work environment where they can enjoy their jobs and be developed for the future, not be overworked and under-appreciated.
Today’s leaders must use vision to be the “Champion of the Cause” in their organizations to initiate such change. REAL change. Organizations will either re-enact the “old way” of doing business and be left behind, or jump on the revolution train now. Change, and recruit the most talented candidates–who will stay. Delay change, and suffer a turnover of talented employees, while leaving a stagnant, uninspired workforce with little innovation or drive to succeed. Enjoy this this critical and timely program for all levels of leadership based on the 5th book “Things LEADERS Say: A Daily Guide to Help Every Leader Empower & Inspire“, from award-winning author and international speaker Andy Masters.
Re-Imagining Your Positive Workforce Culture for the NEW Work Environment
As the world emerges from the pandemic, organizations must now overcome the Great Resignation, staffing shortages, WFH/Remote work arrangements, high turnover, and low morale–while still in the midst of a succession planning crisis. Further, never before have managers and employees been asked to wear so many hats, and do more with less. Therefore, the time to create a positive work environment and make the workplace FUN again has never been more important. People are tired of being stressed. People want to be happy, LAUGH, and enjoy their jobs again. Employees also want to work within a positive workplace culture, which includes everything from fun, to creative perks & benefits, to family-friendly flex time and remote work options.
The incredible impacts of a positive work environment include improved recruiting, less stress, higher morale, lower turnover, greater teamwork, creativity, and even increased service levels–accomplished with LITTLE or NO costs! Join international Author/Speaker Andy Masters in this timely and entertaining program which illustrates inexpensive ways to create a positive working environment, while sharing success stories of how other organizations have RE-ENERGIZED their culture in our new global work environment.
Creating TRUE Customer Loyalty in the NEW Era of Customer Experience
Andy’s most critical customer experience program ever can be presented as a 1-hour keynote, 4-hour half-day, or ongoing process improvement. Andy illustrates why creating a culture of world-class customer experience more important NOW than any time in history, therefore we must now re-evaluate every touchpoint in the customer experience process.
Interactive brainstorms on improving services through new innovations
Anticipate challenges and complaints; then plan and prepare accordingly
Embrace an empathy for those servedat all times
Be a light of positivity and solutions, during stressful and turbulent times.
Manage customer expectations to improve quality, and decrease internal stress
Increase customer confidence through communication, signage, and social media
Powerful service principles are based on Andy’s award-winning book “Kiss Your Customer“, as he proves that we must “create a transformation from doing a job to creating a bond”. Andy also shares examples from around the globe on how to create customer loyalty, avoid dissatisfaction, and improve reputation–including on social media. Our best customers are also our most effective–and least expensive marketing. Therefore, there will be no better opportunity than the NEW customer who will be visiting us tomorrow. Enjoy this timely, interactive, and impactful program which provides critical solutions to serve in today’s “high-expectation” world.
Leadership Lessons From HOLLYWOOD!
Award-winning author and Leadership expert Andy Masters creatively uses the magical imagery of Hollywood to help busy leaders RECRUIT, DEVELOP, and EMPOWER their organizations in a POSITIVE work culture—while reducing turnover and defeating the staffing crisis. That’s right, ENTERTAIN and INSPIRE your audiences with actual license-protected scenes from movies such as The Devil Wears Prada, Apollo 13, The Iron Lady—and even Office Space and X-Men. This unique program also cites the latest research from Harvard Business Review, Deloitte, and Glassdoor to provoke REAL organizational change from every attendee. Powerful leadership principles are based on Andy’s latest book “Things LEADERS Say: A Daily Guide to Help Every Leader Empower & Inspire.” Andy’s program provides attendees with not only an interactive multi-media experience, but also with immediate “take-home” action items to embrace today’s workforce revolution.
Kiss Your Customer: Why Sales & Service Are Just Like Dating & Relationships
Andy’s flagship keynote program is based on his award-winning book “Kiss Your Customer: 77 Reasons Why Sales & Service Are Just Like Dating & Relationships“. He takes attendees on a journey through the highs-and-lows world of relationship-building, utilizing the clever irony between business and romance. Andy proves that we must create a transformation from doing a job to creating a bond. We must embrace personalization and customization in this age of technology and standardization. Today’s customers want to hire EXPERTS they can TRUST, who can truly HELP them. However, customers also hire people they LIKE.
Andy also shares examples from Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurs on how to make amazing connections, drive repeats & referrals, and implement memorable strategies to overcome that one dangerously dissatisfied customer. Andy’s creative approaches to proven principles impact sales and improve customer loyalty immediately, while also leaving a mark on our personal lives. Enjoy this entertaining, inspirational, and impactful program.
Embracing Your Work-Life "Mix" With HIGHER Quality and LESS Stress
Due to the pandemic, staffing crisis, and Great Resignation, many organizations have suffered through tremendous change and challenges. Never before have managers and employees been asked to wear so many hats–and “do more with less”–while balancing the challenges of both work and life.
Join national Author/Speaker Andy Masters for this timely, interactive, and impactful program which truly helps attendees positively embrace the changes in our new world reality–in both work and life.
Be a light of positivity and solutions during stressful and turbulent times.
Decrease anxiety by focusing only on those things which you can control.
Embrace change by turning from “stressed and depressed” to “lucky and blessed”.
Become a master of focus, prioritization, and “strategic procrastination“.
Be intentional with your time with what is most important in your life, and career.
Engage Andy’s mantra “either you control your schedule, or your schedule controls you“.
Andy also illustrates the life-changing “YES/NO” principle to inspire audiences to focus the most quality time possible on the activities which are most rewarding for YOU. Andy’s positive and entertaining program provides specific tools you can apply immediately to recharge, refocus, and happily embrace our new world reality in both work and life.
Association Chapter & Board Leadership Mastery
This powerful program is for all Association, Chapter, Board, Committee, and Chamber leaders who lead volunteers! Award-winning author and Leadership expert Andy Masters EMPOWERS leaders to EMPOWER their Boards – in this challenging era of having to “Do More With Less” – and truly helps overcome the non-profit/Board death cycle of “80% of the work is done by 20% of the people“. This is why new ideas, great successes, and record years never happen – as most leaders assume all tasks with moderate-at-best results, while “running themselves into the ground.”
Recruit future leaders and Engage new participation.
Empower individuals for their talents to shine.
Inspire to have the BEST year EVER as an organization.
Appreciate every step a volunteer contributes.
Reward and celebrate every success.
Powerful leadership principles are based on Andy’s latest book “Things LEADERS Say: A Daily Guide to Help Every Leader Empower & Inspire” – but this program also includes actual license-protected movie scenes from films such as Star Wars, Apollo 13, X-Men, The Iron Lady – and even Frozen and Office Space. Andy’s program provides attendees with not only an interactive multi-media experience, but also with immediate “take-home” action items to help EMPOWER leaders to EMPOWER their Boards, and ignite the best Association year EVER.
“Andy was the PERFECT opening Keynote speaker to kick off our 2020 HSMAI Chapter Leadership Conference. From the meeting planner side, he is a DREAM speaker! He is easy to connect with, took time to understand the audience, and was prepared to deliver an A+ presentation. There were moments of laughter, moments of ‘Ah-ha’, and his closing story was VERY impactful and actionable. We also worked with Andy to give each attendee an autographed copy of his book ‘Things Leaders Say’, as well!” – Jenny Teeson, CHSE, Director of Chapter Management and Volunteer Experience, Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI)
“Andy Masters’ keynote captured the audience with his ENERGY, his approachability, and his candor. Participants were engaged in every second of his high energy, focused message. The audience left not only inspired, but with techniques to achieve it. My only wish is that we would have had more time with him! FABULOUS way to conclude our great Conference!”
Associate Director, National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development (NISOD)
“Andy Masters added a high level of energy to the 2018 VA SHRM State Conference as a keynote speaker! His presentation was entertaining, but most importantly, it was relevant and engaging. His use of movie clips to tie in to his message of HR Leadership was FUN and a favorite with attendees. We received a LOT of positive feedback, especially about Andy sharing his books with attendees!”
Nancy B. Brooking, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
“Andy Masters gave a TOUR DE FORCE performance as keynote speaker for the IPMA-HR Central Region Conference in St. Louis. His ‘Leadership Lessons From Hollywood’ keynote was ENTERTAINING, INFORMATIVE, and THOUGHT-PROVOKING. The use of movie clips highlighted his message and had the audience laughing and learning. He challenged us to be better leaders and to invest in ourselves and our employees. Andy’s high-energy style engaged the audience from the get-go and set the tone for the entire event. People were still talking about his session on day 2 and 3 of the conference!! I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Andy Masters to entertain, engage, and enlighten your audience!”
IPMA-SCP – 2016 International Public Management Association-HR President (MA)
“You won my award, HANDS DOWN, for the best speaker we have ever had!”
Past-President, Missouri Women's Council of Realtors
“We kicked off our Florida Staffing Association with Andy Masters as our Keynote Speaker. With many tough issues facing our industry he was the PERFECT person to remind us why we do what we do, relationships with our employees and clients! A few of our members commented: ‘Andy was a GREAT START for the Conference’, ‘REFRESHING with a SENSE OF HUMOR!’, and ‘Kiss Your Customer was RELEVANT & ENTERTAINING!’ Thank you Andy!”
President, Florida Staffing Association (FSA), after Andy's keynote for the FSA Executive Retreat
“Andy Masters’ presentation was engaging and his message DYNAMIC! Andy was not only humorous, but insightful, and upbeat! His appearance at our Conference was more than just a quick motivational speech – it was an event that will be remembered by all in attendance and a message they will carry forward both personally and professionally!”
Past-President, Florida Career Pathways Network (FCPN)
“Andy Masters was an exceptionally engaging and entertaining speaker. After an entire day of sitting through one seminar after another, I was beginning to feel a little lethargic, and then Andy shook me out of it in no time! He was really fun and kept me laughing, even though he was relaying relevant experience and techniques the whole time. In the session I attended, he brilliantly used the universal challenge of courtship and romance to convey solutions for our industry-specific challenge of cultivating a strong and lasting relationship with a new apartment renter. His delivery was well received by all in attendance. I’m sure his other popular topics are presented in an equally thoughtful and entertaining fashion. I highly recommend Andy Masters for your next event.”
Assistant Manager of Vanderbilt Properties, Greater Nashville Apartment Association education committee
“Andy presented at our 2007 Jaycees National Convention, and he was one of the best speakers we have ever had. His energy, humor, and real-life examples grabbed our audience, while providing specific strategies that our members could apply to improve their chapters and their lives immediately.”
Chairperson, National Training Task Force, United States Jaycees
“Andy spoke at the first employee meeting we have ever had with all shifts attending simultaneously in the 35 year history of our plant and he made it UNFORGETTABLE. He took the “Everyone Leads” theme we had previously decided on and melded his “Things Leaders Say” presentation into the day seamlessly. Our workforce and executive leadership were highly impressed with his lessons on leadership and humor. Our people are still talking about his “ice cream making story” (go ahead, ask him about it).”
PHR - Plant Human Resources Manager, Maxion Wheels, Sedalia, MO
“Andy, your presentation was FIRST CLASS. You have an art of connecting with your audience and engaging them throughout the entire presentation. I remember looking around seeing everyone taking notes and hanging on your every word. That’s what a GREAT SPEAKER has the ability to do. Working with you has been a real treat. Not only are you a great guy, but you’re a FANTASTIC presenter. I’d recommend you to anyone!”
Kyla M. Clark
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Brand Strategies & Events
“Andy, you connected so well with our Young Business Professionals. You were energetic, motivating and down to earth. The group specially liked your easy to use principles to improve upon their time management skills. You would be a huge asset to ANY group who is looking for an AMAZING, ONE-OF-A-KIND speaker.”
Event Organizer, Young Business Professionals of Boca Raton
“Your presentation at both sessions was EXCELLENT – Entertaining and inspiring. It can be difficult holding the attention of fire chiefs but you engaged them and held their attention for the entire talk; both sessions. I have heard many professional development seminars during my career and they are often dull and repetitive. You used your own life experiences, laced with humor to get across a powerful life message that resonated with our attendees. I look forward to hearing more from you in the future and would certainly recommend you as a speaker to either public or private sector audiences. Thanks again and please stay in touch!”