As a workshop speaker, I love talking with an intimate group of business owners in person or online to share my experiences, engage in conversation, and provide actionable information.
I find information and ideas when teaching resonate best when talking with instead of at someone. This is why I prefer workshop settings. It allows us to sit at the same table and learn together.
Sitting together for an intimate conversation encourages questions, feedback, and an open exchange of dialogue. This allows attendees to learn better and connect the dots with their own personal situations.
I’ve watched a lot of ME webinars (I’m an active ME user as of a couple months ago, has been incredibly helpful as well!) and this one was really the meat of what I’ve been looking for as it applies to all kinds of businesses. I’m not a business owner, (though I have been in the past so I understand the struggles of juggling all the things!) but finding something that was specific to “the process” and in my case, b2b marketing and not necessarily having an online store of products to sell, was fantastic. I’m now going to rewatch the webinar, take more notes, and get over this perfectionism that’s blocking me. 😃
Basically, I just wanted to give you a great big huge thank you! I look forward to utilizing more resources from The Little Black Desk Society!C.H. | MeetEdgar Workshop Attendee (2019)
My goal is to create an experience for your attendees that challenges and elevates them to better serve their clients, community, and teams.
I would love to learn more about your next event and create a presentation specific to your audience.
CURRENT WORKSHOP TOPICS
How to Lead the Growth of Your Business
This session is for small business leaders who have a desire to empower and enable their clients, industry, and/or employees. By creating documented internal business processes it allows attendees to
- provide consistent service,
- delegate tasks with more confidence,
- find gaps in your service and improve them.
During this 45-minute session*, attendees will learn about internal business processes, best practices, and create their own process. I also provide LIVE coaching for (3) attendees during the session. There will be a 15-minute Q&A at the end.
*Agenda pictured above
Learning Outcome: Leave the session with a process unique to their business growth and resources to lead with excellence.
I recently got to have a taste of Melissa’s work at training for event planners and those who support this industry. My biggest take away from her talk was the importance of process documentation. Having documented processes will really make my business more valuable when others are brought on to help.
Related to that, I enjoyed Melissa’s practical step by step approach to her presentation.Amelia | Solutions by Amelia (2019)
Creating Habits for Success – How Small Actions Matter
This session is for professionals who have a desire to take action to improve their lives. By learning how to create sustainable habits attendees will be able to
- take control of their day,
- exert less effort and,
- refine their lifestyle.
During this 30-minute session, attendees will learn about the cycle of triggers, actions, and rewards to refine their habits. I share my personal habits, how they were developed, and their impact on my business and life. I also provide LIVE coaching for several attendees during the session to help them connect the dots.
Learning Outcome: Leave the session with a template to identify, refine, and create sustainable habits to excel in your day.
Intentional Leadership – How To Cultivate A High Performing Team
This session is for leaders of small business teams who desire to improve performance. By learning how to better coach their team, attendees will be able to
- have better conversations,
- strengthen team relationships, and
- increase productivity.
During this 30-minute session, attendees will learn how to structure a 1:1 meeting and provide effective feedback to encourage employee’s performance. I also provide LIVE coaching during the session to demonstrate the best practices and tips shared.
Learning Outcome: Leave the session with tools to confidently start conversations with your team members. Conversations to help your team excel in their roles.
WHAT DID EVENT HOSTS SAY?
Melissa taught our Work, Life, Balance Session, and Ohhhhhh em gee, did she teach!! She taught about organizing your personal life, your business, minimizing to make your life less complicated, choosing your friendships, relationships, partnerships and so much more! We ran 30 minutes over in her portion, but it was well worth it! Question, after question. Boy this was a good segment.
Thank you, Melissa, or sharing with us in a fun, organic, and unapologetic way!Ebony | Fill My Cup Retreat (2017)
Melissa, thank you for being such an inspirational, kind and motivating woman! Thank you for sharing your wisdom, advice and life experiences with attendees. So glad we could connect and have brunch on Sunday.
I hope we can work together in the future on more creative projects.Danielle | Collegiately Creative at Iowa State University (2016)
Melissa K. Jones is a pro! I had the pleasure of co-hosting a live digital workshop with Melissa, “How to Simplify Your Work and Focus on What Matters!” Working with Melissa was fantastic. While collaborating on the session topic and details, Melissa provided candid feedback, pushed back on anything that was unclear, and asked helpful questions about our target audience and ideal attendee.
During the session, Melissa engaged with the crowd, provided excellent content (complete with nicely-designed slides,) and encouraged a few attendees to share their camera/audio live! This provided a unique authentic experience for both the hosts, the participants, and the viewers. She wove story, experience, and education together to help attendees break through barriers that keep them from moving forward in their business.
We also received positive feedback after the event. Many attendees appreciated the templates that Melissa provided as a bonus.Tom | MeetEdgar Workshop (2019)
I’d encourage others to jump at the opportunity to have Melissa as an expert facilitator for both in-person and digital events. We accomplished a lot in just 60-minutes, but I’d be more excited to see Melissa in action live and/or exploring this or similar topics with more time (like in a half-day workshop.) 🙌
I had the privilege of having Melissa as a speaker for the Inaugural Event Business Summit. As an event producer, having a speaker who is committed to making the event a success, is easy to work with and delivers an EXCEPTIONAL workshop is a gift to our team AND our attendees.
Thank you for the wonderful experience and preparation leading up to the event and for delivering one of our highest rated sessions.Mahoganey | Event Business Virtual Summit (2019)
- MeetEdgar (2019)
- Event Business Virtual Summit (2019)
- Trouvaille Workshop (2017, 2016)
- Fill My Cup Retreat (2017)
- Collegiately Creative Conference – Iowa State University (2016)
- Nashville Wedding Planners Retreat (2016)
- Go Blog Social (2015)