Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Are you interested in helping your group take a leap forward? Merrill offers keynotes and workshops on the following topics:

Merrill Matthews

SELL WHAT YOU KNOW FOR IMPACT AND PROFIT

In the digital age, information is one of our most valuable assets. But only if we can communicate it. Whether it’s professional or business knowledge or a personal passion you want to share, I’ll reveal my proven process for identifying, packaging and selling what you know. I’ll also share some of the core principles to follow and key mistakes to avoid to reach your goals.

SURFING THE TSUNAMI: MAXIMIZE THE POWER OF MAJOR CHANGE IN CRITICAL TIMES

Changes come in all kinds. Some are major changes that feel so exciting or devastating you can barely breathe. Others creep up on you a little bit at a time, until you know you need to take action. Regardless of the change, we always have one choice – how to respond to it. In this session, I share the secrets I’ve uncovered on how to maximize the opportunity that change presents, based on my years of experience of helping organizations and their people make major change.

LEADING IN THE NEW ERA: 10 SKILLS YOU NEED TO FLOURISH

With unmeasurable amounts of information becoming available through the digital mesh, developments in artificial intelligence, political and economic changes and the genesis of a spiritual new age – popular media says we could see more changes in the next five years than we did in the last 50. But what does that mean for us personally, professionally and socially? Here I share some of the key skills we need to flourish in this new era.

THE CORPORATE MEDITATOR: ENHANCE YOUR DECISION MAKING, RELATIONSHIPS AND SENSE OF WELLBEING

Meditation is more popular than ever before. The mindfulness trend, popular media coverage and scientific research showing meditation’s benefits are bringing it to the mainstream. In this session, I share some of the personal and professional benefits of meditation, as well as the benefits I’ve experienced since learning to meditate as a teenager. I’ll also give basic instruction for this transforming practice and lead participants in a short guided meditation, if desired.

LESSONS FROM THE FRONT: THE TOP MISTAKES ORGANIZATIONS MAKE IN COMMUNICATING MAJOR CHANGE AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

Managing major change has gone from being a unique event to part of business as usual for organizations. Regardless of how extensive the planning, there are still key mistakes and common barriers that I see when organizations communicate major change to their employees and stakeholders. In this open and honest session, I’ll share my best learnings and advice from my 20 years of helping corporations communicate major change.

Merrill delivered a great presentation for us! She has a real ability to connect and engage with the audience and brings a lot of energy and presence to the room. She made the session fun, creative and interactive using a variety of media including a take-away at the end, which everyone loved…I highly recommend Merrill as a speaker.

LISA KRAMER

DIRECTOR, GLOBAL CAMPUS RECRUITMENT, RBC FINANCIAL GROUP

Merrill is a very dynamic and authentic presenter, and has a great ability to engage the audience and get a lot of dialogue going in the room. As a presenter, Merrill is always well prepared, knows her subject and cares about it…She has the confidence, adaptability and expertise to present well in any setting.

CHITRA REDDIN

PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS SOLUTIONS AND FORMER HEAD, PUBLIC RELATIONS PROGRAMS, SCHOOL OF MEDIA AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, HUMBER COLLEGE

Merrill has served as a corporate facilitator for our Leadership Dialogue™ training program for clients including: Allegheny Energy, Capital One, Cigna and Pfizer. As a speaker, she has a unique ability to connect quickly with people in her audience. She is able to present complex information in a clear, compelling way and create an environment of trust where people are open to learning and new ideas.

SARAH THORNE

PRESIDENT AND PARTNER, DECISION PARTNERS