Motivational Keynotes, Seminars and Workshops

Keynote / Motivational Program

Ken's motivational sales management keynotes, seminars and workshops are focused on “Aligning the soul of the individual with the goals of your organization”. Building personal and team commitment are essential ingredients for sustained, long-term profits. Participants learn the meaning of personal and professional success and how both are necessary for organizational success. They also learn how to master communication—effective meeting leadership, participant engagement, goal- setting, and communication analysis and improvement.

Gourmet Living - A Recipe for Personal and Professional Success

Ken Thoresen, Acumen ManagementThis unique program helps individuals grow, change, and develop a process for creating a better life for themselves and others. In this powerful session, Ken blends personal stories of people who have impacted others with his hobby of cooking into a program designed to change the lives of the audience. Ken cleverly relates the use of proper cooking techniques and ingredients to the creation of a menu, ingredients, and recipes for a memorable life experience through positive change. Audiences gain an understanding of the importance of impacting the lives of others, and how this experience enriches their personal and professional life.

Finding the right recipe for life requires the right ingredients. Ken’s keynote increases alignment of the souls of attendees with the goals of the corporation. This alignment has a profound positive impact on their results.

Attendees learn to focus, develop a better personal environment, improve their health, and generate a positive attitude for savoring life’s diverse flavors in their personal menu. Ken inspires participants to examine their values, create a vision, process, and method for testing ingredients as they build their cookbook for living. Each attendee will receive a Life Menu that will help them create a personal mantra or life theme, as well as a list of personal ingredients for success.

Why Winners Win!!!
Ken Thoreson, President of Acumen Management
 Group | Strategic Sales Management
The obstacles most organizations face are the walls of disbelief and negativity built by their employees. This stimulating seminar helps attendees overcome fears that limit success and build action plans for yielding positive outcomes. Participants explore their own attitudes, beliefs, and values to create a clear motivational focus and direction for working effectively to achieve corporate goals. Ken provides daily self-management techniques that continue to emphasize, enhance, and strengthen this seminar's lessons:
  • Relaxation
  • Personal self-image techniques
  • How to build a clear focus
  • Energizing exercises
  • Communication skills
Business Motivation  -
The Art & Science of Building a High Performing Organization

During this exciting motivational keynote, Ken shares lessons learned from working with hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals. His concepts will turn your business and life into an exciting, profitable and fun environment! The recipe is quite simple, yet why do so many organizations or individuals fail to build a model or menu for their life that propels them to success? It takes leadership, personal management and that extra ingredient - passion. Learn how to mold these ingredients into creative business planning, business tools, personal development and everyday experiences that create the energy that is required to take advantage of the opportunity of a lifetime during the lifetime of your opportunity.

Topics that are covered:
  • What are the six ingredients of building belief?
  • How do discipline, accountability and control really work in creating high performance?
  • Understand how to align the soul of the individual to goals of the organization.
  • Creating a menu for life, work and personal balance
  • What it means to commit to professionalism
This program is designed for:
  • Executives
  • Managers
  • Employees
What others are saying:

"Ken presents his information so we can digest, process and apply it. If you can apply what he presents, you're going to be ahead of your competitors."

"As companies continue to focus on their core competencies, we often neglect the core attributes that will enable even more success. Ken's presentation helps put it back in focus. He addresses core leadership principles that most of us can recognize, but need brought back to the front in this manner. We approach most motivational workshops or seminars with a 'we don't have time for it' attitude; Ken does an excellent job of emphasizing the points and their importance while remaining connected to the audience and not sounding patronizing "

"A professional has a commitment to a calling…the education, training, and expertise that an amateur does not have. This commitment to become a true professional is a key to differentiating ourselves in the marketplace. "
Ken Thoreson, Acumen President

Business and Sales Management Programs

Increase your income, reduce your stress,
and make this your best year ever!!!

This motivational sales kick-off event reviews techniques for all sales professionals and introduces/reinforces a process that:
  • Builds personal salesperson commitment for success
  • Increases time-management effectiveness and builds qualified sales pipelines
  • Ensures proper territory/account coverage
  • Increases the entire skill development of the sales team
  • Creates and measures sales success indicators
  • Creates a self-managed sales organization
  • Increases the entire organization’s motivational levels
Build Predictable Revenue with Strategic Sales Management

This one or two-day workshop provides sales leaders with the knowledge and tools for building a high-performance sales organization. The session is jam-packed with proven ideas, management tools and sales management concepts that cover:
  • Role of leadership and management
  • Building an effective recruiting process
  • Creating sales compensation plans
  • Building a self-managed sales team using tactical sales business plans
  • Developing analytical tools and success indicators for creating predictive revenue
  • Building a value proposition to win

 
Ken Thoresen, Acumen Management



"Ken’s presentation, “Gourmet Living: Creating a Recipe for Personal and Professional Success,” was smart, informative, and well received by our attendees. Specifically many attendees noted that his presentation was “awesome.” In addition, all evaluations submitted noted that his session was free from commercial bias, which is something very important to AMI.

As a speaker Ken was engaging and communicated his information well to attendees. He was also wonderful to work with when planning the conference and willing to partner with us to make the seminar a success.

It was a pleasure working with him and I would recommend him for any speaking engagement."
Rachel LaMarre
Director of Events
Association of Marina Industries




"Thanks for a great training session this morning. I have seldom been at a training session where 75% of the value seemed to be delivered in 15 or 20 twenty second nuggets. It must reflect many years of experience applying the concepts that you articulated."

Doug Coutts
OTB Solutions Group



"I wanted to express to you how much I enjoyed and learned in your day seminar last week in Houston...with Tech Data.  I have started to implenet some of the things you spoke about and have taken a new attitude towards sales and my team.  I have incoporated "Discipline, Accountability, and Contorl" and I am already seeing great results.  I am now working on our sales plan from the ground up with the tools you have provided."
Take care,
Jeff Taylor
President
Surge Networks



"Microsoft selected me as one Microsoft Partner to send to Ken's seminar's. His facilitation session and 10 subsequent weeks of tele-conference training really brought me to a different realization in my company. My firm is now one of 8 Gold Partners in Kentucky. I learned to "Inspect what I Expect" from Ken and I have never forgotten that. I recommend the thought provoking activities to anyone except my competition."
Russ Hensley



"Ken's presentation was an excellent precursor to the Cisco Partner Summit.  He clearly understands the challenges of a channel partner.  He presents his information so we can digest, process and apply what he presents, you're going to be ahead of your competitors."

"As companies continue to focus on their core competencies, we often neglect the core attributes that will enable even more success. Ken's presentation helps put it back in focus. He addresses core leadership principles that most of us can recognize, but need brought back to the front in this manner. We approach most workshops or seminars with a 'we don't have time for it' attitude; Ken does an excellent job of emphasizing the points and their importance while remaining connected to the audience and not sounding patronizing."
Kyle van Hoften, Director of Marketing, Global CTI Group











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