is a great storyteller...
“It doesn’t do any good to teach an audience if
you can’t get them to listen”, says Roger. Raised
on an Indiana farm, Roger mesmerizes his audience with his unique
down-home style, entwining stories from his grandfather and over
25 years of experience working with family owned businesses. People
identify with him… his stories… and his values.
“Roger Warrum is a man of conviction, vision, and determination.
He has helped many of our customers to regain clarity for the
present and direction for the future”.
Quoting Roger, “Anything’s easy if you know how
to do it”. Roger brings practical, usable tools to his audiences,
which allows them to not only communicate their plans and goals,
but to create an atmosphere of cooperation which will assure their
future growth and success. His audiences are moved to recognize
their problems, accept them and take action steps that will make
a difference in their family businesses.
“Roger Warrum gives a charismatic, entertaining, and
“nuts and bolts” presentation regarding issues and
challenges facing family businesses, their plight for continued
success and the transition of the business to future generations.
I would highly recommend Roger. He is a great public speaker with
a positive message on how to promote ongoing family business success”.
Daniel D. Smith,
Exec Dir of the Kent Chamber of Commerce
Roger delivers his information in a sometimes emotional and
always humorous fashion leaving audiences suspended between quiet
tears and outrageous laughter. He has his own brand of communication.
It is not unusual to hear someone quoting “Warrumisms”
in the office for years after hearing Roger speak.
“Roger really cares about the family, and it shows in
the way he and his staff work to help them define and achieve
the things that are most meaningful in their lives. He’s
not selling them a product or a tax gimmick—he’s selling
them on themselves and giving them the tools they need to move
Second VP at MassMutual Financial Group
J. WARRUM SPEECH TOPICS
“FLYING BY THE SEAT OF YOUR PANTS”
Most family business owners spend more time planning their summer
vacation than their business future. This speech explores the
reason they don’t plan and how to plan properly.
* Why is planning important?
* The top ten most common planning mistakes
* Making steps to a successful plan with “out of the box
* How to spot the need for change
* The biggest motivators and deterrents to change
* Should we change process, procedure or people?
* Techniques to implement the changes…creating new possibilities
“KEEPING THE PEACE” One of the major
concerns for the family business owner is keeping the family together
and avoiding conflict among its members, working with the ones
you love can be very difficult.
* How to improve communication in the family business
* How to build an accountability model for family members
* How to deal with the weakening of the family glue
* Establishing fairness and equality
* The In-laws and the Out-laws
* My kids versus your kids
“PASSING THE TORCH” Eventually every
family business will have to face the problem of passing the business
to the next generation. Their ability to effectively pass the
torch is paramount to the company’s future success.
* Exit strategy versus succession strategy
* How to value your family business and avoid family conflicts
* When should succession strategy begin?
* How to Deal with the fairness and equality issues.
* Satisfying the family members in the business and those who
* How to pick the successor
* The psychological stages of succession
* Advisory boards and their uses in succession
* How to avoid succession plan failures
“FAMILY BUSINESS MISTAKES” The most
common mistakes of the family business owner which causes less
than 13% to make it successfully through the third generation.
* Why do many companies fail?
* How to avoid conflict and miscommunication
* Holding family members and employees accountable
* The difference between a family business or a business family
* Mistakes in succession
* The mistake of secrecy
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