Dr. Venna Bishop
STAFF AND VOLUNTEER TRAINING
Transform an ordinary team into a BRILLIANT team!
Whether your audience is a family-owned or corporate business, a professional organization or a non-profit, your managers, staff, or employees will benefit from Venna Bishop’s down-to-earth point of view and unique team-building approach. Venna’s son, Brian Bishop, was a former Commander/Leader of the United States Air Force F-16 Thunderbird Flying Demonstration Team. Venna also soared 9 stories above audiences with a team of ‘Flying Angels’ in pageants at Dr. Robert H. Schuller’s world-famous Crystal Cathedral. Her first interview with Dr. Schuller launched her speaking career on the topic “It’s Not How You Fly, It’s How You LAND!”.
With these practical, proven techniques and an engaging spirit, Venna fosters trust and self-confidence as she inspires your team to take off and land with dignity. She brings ‘behind the scenes’ knowledge combined with her broad business experience as a team player and creates an opportunity for your team to develop into high-performance cooperative partners.
“It’s Not How You Fly, It’s How You LAND!”
Taking off is only half the flight—the other half is knowing how to LAND! Getting your team’s vision off the ground is an important step, but leaving it up in the air will always keep it out of reach. Learning to communicate and navigate challenges is the key solution to landing each task on-time and within budget so improvements can happen immediately.
Venna’s ‘surprise landing’ that occurred during this popular interview with Dr. Schuller became the focus of another interview twenty-five years later with Dr. Bill Bennett along with her book “Behind the Scenes”.
“A Perfect Landing! You turned a difficult predicament into an advantage for us.”
– Great America Theme Park, Santa Clara, CA
“It’s Not How You Start, it’s How You FINISH!”
With the best of intentions, many people begin projects that never seem to get completed. Why? Learning to communicate and work together as a team is key. Employees at Safeco learned to identify four basic character styles for communicating in a creative memorable way that was unique to their business.
“It’s Not How You Cruise, it’s How You DOCK!”
Endless opportunities abound on sea days to have fun, relax, or people watch. Exploring ways to relate to others or attempt a new adventure is equally important. Discover what is needed to overcome the fear of trying something different. Enrichment programs offer an opportunity to become more knowledgeable about an area or learn the skills needed to dock successfully.
“Anyone would be lucky to have you as a presenter! You are organized, easy to work with and the three programs you created for us were witty, yet filled with content, and related to our clients cruising adventures. Autographing copies of your book was meaningful for our clients. Thanks and we plan to have you cruise with us again.”
– Mike Maggard, Public Relations, Copenbarger & Copenbarger LLP, Norwegian Star Cruise Lines Mexican Riviera Cruise
Life is a series of take-offs and landings! Discover what it takes to get a flight plan of ideas off-the-ground, while navigating challenges, and still achieve a smooth landing in the process. You will understand how character, commitment and cooperation affect the communication needed toward completing tasks and reaching goals in order to gain a competitive advantage.
“Reach for the Stars”
In this eye-opening program everyone will gain a better understanding of what it takes to work with and motivate employees/volunteers. Participants on staff will learn to recognize the support employees/volunteers provide to an organization. They will gain a greater appreciation for their dedication. Volunteers will learn to understand that the commitment they are making affects everyone. They will learn the value of being consistent in their volunteer involvement.
“The alumni staff was pleased how you researched our organization and spent valuable time getting to know our volunteers before the conference began. You did such a terrific job with your presentation and follow-up. Your ability to connect with such a diverse group and have everyone interact and participate in sessions was very impressive…Many of the volunteers shared with me personal stories about how your presentation on recruiting has made them a more educated and effective recruiter.”
– Duane M Wiles, Director of Alumni Relations, University of Nebraska
“Turn Volunteering into a Paid Position”
Volunteering is a way of exploring various career fields to determine your passion or interest in different business endeavors. Volunteering provides a way to develop skills, while gaining exposure within the marketplace. Imagine someone turning what was a volunteer endeavor—performing as a ‘flying angel’—into multiple careers!
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