Experience and education are good preparation for success in
general and for success in giving "Keys to Success Presentations"
in particular. In his business career, Virgil Heidbrink gained
experience form selling, from inspiring others to sell, and from
company sponsored sales meetings. Years in Toastmasters advanced
his public speaking skills. Since late 1998, Virgil has spoken
to sales seminars, senior groups and service clubs in the Dallas-Fort
Worth area. He speaks fluent Spanish and continues to study it.
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Bachelor of Foreign Trade
and study toward a Master of Business Administration degree. He
is active in several Dallas organizations including Rotary.
to Success Presentations
Although at first glance some of the five topics to the right
may seem unrelated, the concept of success prevails in each.
It is obvious that overcoming the habit of deferring action will
give new stature to former procrastinators and make them more
successful in business and the professions. Shoppers who understand
why they buy make a more successful purchase. January 11,1999,
the Dallas Morning News featured an article on the popularity
of seminars among salespeople who look for inspiration and new
ideas which will contribute to their success. Although seniors
probably no longer respond to calls for business or professional
success, they are, nevertheless, still interested in finding ways
to make the retirement years more satisfying and gleeful, and
thus, more successful.
Procrastination can be reduced if not entirely eliminated. This
speech uses humor to show its possible consequences, reasons why
people procrastinate, ways to diminish procrastination and the
resulting rewards. Speech length: 20 - 25 minutes
Seminar for More Sales Success
Most salespersons are successful. Many, however, heed the Latin
proverb that says in order to be good a person has to get better.
Striving for improvement insures against falling into the infamous
"rut". This session points out the traits of the winning
salesperson, the satisfactions sought by buyers as they consider
a product or service, some techniques the salesperson can use
to learn about the buyer's business and how to fit the characteristics
of the product or service to the needs of the buyer. If done properly
this can result in a sale. This seminar can be increased to demonstrate
selling situations with different products or services. Seminar
length: 60 - 75 minutes
Why People Really Buy
Almost everyone buys something regularly. While they want the
obvious benefit of a product or service, they also seek from one
to five psychic satisfaction from the purchase. This speech uses
humor in exploring these satisfactions which motivate both buyer
and seller. Speech length: 20 minutes
Golden Age Glee
Laughter is the lubricant of life. As it reduces everyday frictions,
it brings both emotional and physical benefits. Using humor, this
speech takes up a few of the common physical vexations of senior
citizens; it describes the benefits of frequent laughter and it
encourages seniors to use simple techniques to promote laughter.
Speech length: 20 - 30 minutes
Polishing the Gold of the Senior Years
Their sense of humor has helped seniors reach their golden years.
This speech takes a wry look at the vicissitudes of mature life.
After giving humorous attention to seniors' major nuisances, it
suggests attitudes and activities that can contribute to both
their physical and emotional health. A popular candy can help
them remember these aids to their well-being. Speech length: 20
- 30 minutes
to Success Presentation" Audience Reviews
"Very dynamic speaker! Excellent presentation skills..."
Participant, SCORE Small Business Workshop
"Well paced, mixed with info and fun, informative stories."
Participant, SCORE Small Business Workshop
"Excellent talk... Enjoyed it very much"
Program Chairperson, North Richland Hills Senior Center
"Good speaker and storyteller..."
Program Chairperson, AARP Chapter
"Words were very encouraging..."
Program Chairperson, Retirement Community in Lewisville
"Your talk was interesting, informative and spiced with
humor. It was clear your presentation
Program Chairperson, Dallas North Rotary Club
Program Chairperson, Garland Lakeside Rotary Club