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Speaking Engagements

Has your organization heard Linda speak?

Would you like your organization’s members to learn to better appreciate themselves, their talents and skills, stamp out negative thinking and replace it with productive thoughts, or lighten up and enjoy life more fully?

Recommendations

Judy Elowe – Board Member, EPWNG, The Exclusive Professional Women’s Networking Group www.epwng.com

We hired Linda to address our group of professional women at our first educational event this month. The topic “7 Things You Need to do Right Now to Succeed” was quite appropriate to help our women jump start the New Year. We enjoyed Linda’s personal stories that ultimately translated into valuable life lessons. Linda has the ability to engage her audience and to help individuals understand the power that lies within. Follow Linda’s lessons and you will find the ability to create positive and meaningful personal and professional relationships.


 

Pam S. Davis, CLU, ChFC, GCG Financial, Inc.

On behalf of the Trusted Advisors Group, I thank you very much for your most informative, interesting presentation. It is not often that a speaker can “grab” an entire audience, but I believe you did so this morning with your practical and universal approach to establishing a business plan.


 

Rodney P. Crandall, Regional Vice President, USAdvisors Insurance Agency, LLC

It is my pleasure to give Linda McCabe my highest professional endorsement. Linda has consistently demonstrated to me that she cares about me and my business. She is an excellent listener, great motivator and natural leader. She excels in group facilitation and has a confident demeanor when speaking in front of a group. Hearing the overwhelmingly positive feedback I received from having Linda speak to my group of Professional Advisors, I confirmed once again how thankful I am to have Linda and her talents at my disposal.


 

Karen Bashkin, RN, MN

“Once again, YOU DID IT! You have an incredible ability – skill – expertise to meet your students where they are and impart knowledge while providing an uplifting environment. The presentation was OUTSTANDING. The way you framed the information was WONDERFUL and the SPIRIT within the group amazing!!!”


Speaking Topics:

7 Secrets Guaranteed to Get You More Business

New business development is the lifeblood of all businesses, both large and small. However, successfully tackling this challenge can be elusive to many.

Attendees will learn tangible solutions to their business development challenges. This workshop is not just for sales professionals. It is for anyone who plays a role in their company’s business development process and wants specific strategies and proven tactics that lead to company growth.

In this interactive program attendees will focus on:

  • How to become an elevated networker
  • How to effectively follow up and transition from marketing to selling
  • How to define your sales strategy
  • How to craft your message and determine to whom should you be saying it
How to Set and Achieve Goals

In just 5 easy steps, business strategist Linda McCabe of Optimal Level can show you how the goals you set for yourself – whether short-term or long-term – are never out of reach. Additionally, Linda will lead a lively discussion among attendees to share successes for how your goals can be implemented in all practicality.

Practical Solutions to Business Development Challenges
  • Learn how to complete a simple business plan to run a new business and improve existing ones.
  • Find out how to complete a marketing and sales plan that is operable immediately
  • Discover how to increase the financial return on networking
  • Develop skills for achieving balance
  • Gain information to successfully manage your time
Advocacy Training Presentation

Work with your company leaders to create leadership roles, equitable pay and benefits, and much-deserved respect and recognition. Explore these important issues:

  • The Barriers Women Face in the Workplace
  • Biological and Cultural Differences
  • The Quality of Confidence for Women in the Workplace
The New Gray Suit

Years ago professionals were clad in a traditional gray suit to project their image.  Today, that image is more often communicated through the use of a compelling “Infomercial.”  In fact, some might even characterize the Infomercial as the new gray suit.  In this interactive program, we share the basics about the value of a strong Infomercial, the anatomy of its construction, and guide participants through the development of multiple versions to use in a variety of business settings.

From to BCC to Thanx and U –

You blew your chance with the large potential client.  Someone was offended by what you wrote.  You just got written up by HR for violating a policy you didn’t even know existed.  Could it be your Email Etiquette?  Finally some concrete rules to follow.  This engaging program offers practical tips on how to format your business emails and avoid trubl.

Blame it on the Babylonians

Sure, last year’s resolution didn’t make it past the fifth of January, but hey, this year’s going to be different, right?  The thought of resolutions and creating goals enters our mind’s on New Year’s Eve…and seems to be a once a year occurrence. Let’s talk! (This is easily converted to achieving desired goals.)

5 Secrets You Need to Succeed

How to get from where you are to where you want to be.  Your audience will learn what’s so about the business world, how to create a can-do plan, basic truths of a winning strategy, and more.

Past Presentations:

North Shore Professional Group
http://nspwa.net

May 3, 2016
All the Secrets You Need to Grow Your Business

Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce
March 9, 2016
Accelerated Networking

Engaging Speakers, Algonquin Chapter
February 26, 2016
5 Secrets you Need to Grow Your Business

Grinnell Alumni Business Networking Group
http://linkd.in/1ySzZSk

Chicago, IL, March, 2015
Power Networking: 5 Secrets Guaranteed to Get You More Business

Engaging Speakers
www.engagingspeakers.com

Downers Grove, IL, October, 2014
What Girls and Boys Learn: The Story of the Workplace

Corbett, Duncan and Hubly, PC
www.cdhcpa.com

Itasca, IL, August, 2014
Advocacy Training

The Exclusive Professional Women’s Networking Group, EPWNG
www.epwng.com

Skokie, IL, January, 2014
The 7 Things You Need to Succeed Right Now

Women in the Fastener Industry (WIFI), The Midwest Chapter
Rosemont, June 2013
The 7 Things You Need to Succeed Right Now

North Suburban Children’s Business Network www.NSCBN.com
Wheeling, April, 2013
True or False: Do What You Love, and the $ Will Follow!

eWomen Network
Buffalo Grove, January 2013
Reaching Success Through Leadership

The National Advisor Network, Northwest Suburban Chicago Chapter
January, 2013, Buffalo Grove
Making Professional & Business Resolutions for the New Year

Engaging Speakers
Elk Grove Village, January, 2013
Reaching Success Through Leadership

Independent Educational Consultants Association www.iecaonline.com
Charlotte, North Carolina, January, 2013
South Carolina, January, 2013
Chicago, April, 2013
Practical Solutions to Business Development Challenges

Engaging Speakers
Elk Grove Village, November, 2012
Reaching Success Through Leadership
www.engagingspeakers.com

Crain’s Chicago Business’ 2012 Small Business Week
Chicago, October, 2012
Panelist: “Networking, Social Media & Public Relations: Small Business Secrets That Win Big”

DBR Chamber Professional Women’s Group
Bannockburn, IL, March, 2012
The 5 Things You Need To Succeed Right Now!

DBR Chamber Professional Women’s Group
Bannockburn, IL, March, 2012
Be Your Own Chief of Staff: Success through Leadership

Greater O’Hare Association’s Women’s Forum
Itasca, IL, February, 2012
Be Your Own Chief of Staff: Success through Leadership

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) www.nawbochicago.org
Chicago, IL – October, 2011
She-Sales by the Lakeshore – A Woman’s Guide to Sales Power and Progress

Provena Mercy Medical Center
Aurora, IL – October, 2011
Be Your Own Chief of Staff: Success Through Leadership

DuPage Chamber of Commerce
Winfield, IL – October, 2011
Playing in the Boys Fort: the 7 Things You Need to Succeed

Mom4Profit (mom4profit.com)
September, 2011

Skokie Valley Rotary Club
Skokie, IL August, 2011
Reaching Success

Skokie Chamber of Commerce
Skokie, IL, April, 2011

Networking Analysis

Greater O’Hare Association’s Women’s Forum
Itasca, IL, March, 2011

Your Eight Steps to Sure-Fire Success

Valley Industrial Association
Geneva, IL, December, 2010

Playing in the Boys Fort: the 7 Things You Need to Succeed Right Now!”

Skokie Chamber of Commerce
Skokie, IL, June 2010

Don’t Toot Your Own Horn – Have Someone Else Do It

DBR Chamber
Bannockburn, IL, June 2010

Unblocking Sales Success

Lisle Chamber of Commerce
Lisle, IL, June 2010

Chasing the Dream, Catching the Miracle

Skokie Chamber of Commerce
Skokie, IL, May 2010

Closing the Sale

North Suburban Childrens Business Network
Wheeling, IL, May 2010

Elevated Networking

DBR Chamber
Bannockburn, IL, April 2010

Testimonials – A Powerful Tool in Your Marketing Toolkit

National Association of Pediatric of Nurse Practitioners
Chicago, April 2010

Chapter Presidents Leadership Training

Greater O’Hare Association Women’s Forum
Itasca, IL, October 2009
Chasing a Dream, Catching a Miracle

Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce
Arlington Heights, IL, May 2009

West Suburban Entrepreneurs
Countryside, IL, February 2009
You Can’t Be an Empress without Going Nuts!

Arlington Heights Women’s Professional Council
Arlington Heights, IL, January 2009
Blame It On the Babylonians, Another Year, Another Resolution

Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business
Wheaton, IL March 2008
Work and the Female/Male Deal

Women in Business Advisory Forum, Palatine Chamber of Commerce
Palatine, IL March 2008
The Work/Life Challenge: Reaching Your Optimal Level

Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce Alliance of Professional Women
Algonquin, IL, January 2008
Blame it on the Babylonians, Another Year, Another Resolution

e-Women Network
Naperville, IL, November 2007
Chasing a Dream, Catching a Miracle    

Greater O’Hare Association
Arlington Heights, IL May 2007
Your Journey: From Concept to Reality

Women in Business,Lisle Style
Woodridge, IL, January 2007
Blame it on the Babylonians, Making and Sticking to Resolutions

Deerfield, Bannockburn, Riverwoods Chamber of Commerce
Deerfield, IL, September 2006
How to Improve Your Business through Brainstorming and the Professional Women’s
Luncheon

Polish-American Women in Business
Arlington Heights, IL, August 2006
You Can’t Be the Empress of the Universe Without Going Nuts

Deerfield, Bannockburn, Riverwoods Chamber of Commerce
Deerfield, IL, February 2006
Blame it on the Babylonians, Making and Sticking to Resolutions

Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
Chicago, November 2005
You Can’t Be the Empress of the Universe Without Going Nuts

North Shore Professional Women’s Association
Northbrook, IL, October 2005
Improving Your Business Through Forums and Brainstorming

Women In Management
Fox Valley, IL, June 2005
From Eve’s Dilemma to Working Women Today

Women Educating Business Owners
Chicago, March 2005
You Can’t Be the Empress of the Universe Without Going Nuts

Buffalo Grove Chamber of Commerce
Wheeling, IL , March 2005
Work and the Female/Male Deal

Southland Chamber of Commerce
Matteson, IL, August 2004
Work and The Female/Male Deal, Gender Differences in the Workplace

Palatine Business and Professional Women
Palatine, IL, July 2004
The Work Life Challenge, Reaching Your Optimal Level

Women’s Leadership Exchange
Chicago – April, & Dallas – May 2004
The Art and Science of Successful Sales

Schaumburg Business Association, Women’s Leadership Initiative
Schaumburg, IL, 2004
From Eve’s Dilemma to Working Women Today

Whirlpool Women’s Network
Benton Harbor,  MI, 2004
Optimal Level, A Woman’s Guide To Meeting Work/Life Challenges

Women’s Resource Fair
Glen Ellyn, IL, 2004
From Eve’s Dilemma to Working Women Today

Women’s Resource Fair
Skokie, IL
, 2004
Optimal Level, A Woman’s Guide To Meeting Work/Life Challenges

The National Association of Women Business Owners Joint Meeting (Chicago Chapter)
Chicago, 2003
Customer Service

Dynamic Link Women’s Leads Group
Chicago, 2003
Optimal Level: A Woman’s Guide to Meeting Work/Life Challenges

Chicago Women’s Business Network Board (part of the IU Alumni Association)
Chicago, 2003

Mentoring

Network of Women Entrepreneurs
Chicago,
2003
You Can’t Be Empress of the World…Without Going Nuts

The National Association of Women Business Owners (Chicago Chapter)
Chicago, 2002

Hiring and Firing

The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Chicago Chapter Economic Summit
Chicago, 2002
Gender Relations in the Workplace

The National Association of Women Business Owners (Chicago Chapter)
Chicago, 2002
How to Successfully Chair a Corporate Development Committee

Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Chicago, 2001

Pitfalls for Women in Business

Tool & Manufacturing Association, Women’s Annual Luncheon,
Chicago, 2000

Keys To Success