Whether on a stage in front of hundreds in a major metropolitan area or a small gathering in a town few people have heard of, every opportunity to speak is something Janice approaches with a combination of enthusiasm and seriousness. It is a responsibility and an opportunity to learn more about the audience as she shares ideas. Doing a range of keynotes, panels and training events over the past decade, Janice has prompting thought and action among men, women and youth.
Janice uses vivid storytelling techniques to help groups discover a sense of wonder, embrace new ideas, conquer fear and more. Providing a starting point for a conference or a single voice at a dinner event, you want someone who can understand your audience & move them. Years of experience with a range of topics and audiences can be applied to preparation with organizers to insure that the audience can be met where they are and moved in ways that help organizers achieve the specified goals.
- Understanding the changing landscape of American culture, especially online impacts
- How food choices are shifting and the impacts that has on homes and farms
- Dealing with trolls in a way to meet your goals & manage your time/energy
- Finding common ground despite obvious differences
- Recognizing & harnessing the power of emotion
- Getting in touch with the origins of the foods and fibers we rely on everyday
Several people who have heard Janice speak have left recommendations on her LinkedIn profile. Here are excerpts from a couple:
“Janice was our keynote speaker at the Association for Communication Excellence conference in 2016. Her presentation was part of a catalyst that prompted my colleagues and I to form a working group at our university. Her presentation was powerful and useful. Thank you for inspiring us all to share our stories and communicate through multiple channels.”
“In today’s world of polarized rhetoric, at least one person is focused on building bridges across ideological lines: Janice Person. Her desire to understand differing viewpoints and ability to forge relationships is incomparable. We need more people like Janice in our society… Janice has motivated and challenged me to question my assumptions and get uncomfortable when I get too comfortable… I had the opportunity to hear Janice speak at a recent meeting of food and ag PR professionals. She was captivating, emotional, and inspiring. It was worth traveling cross-country for the meeting just to hear her talk. I’ve already applied what I took away that day in my personal and professional life–taking small steps to get out of my comfort zone.”
Combining a range of perspectives and ideas through a panel discussion can be a highlight of any business meeting or conference agenda. Navigating the range of opinions and experiences in a way to pull out the various individuals stories to help build a narrative that serves the audience, is part gift and part skill. Janice has worked with panels in a range of local, national and international venues and across a range of topics (women in business, social media, food & farming, etc). She can bring that to work for your organization.
Ask Janice to Speak to Your Group
If you are involved in planning a conference, corporate meeting and local event and would like to have Janice speak to your group, please get in touch. We’d love to talk more about the audience, topics you are discussing, potential fit, timing and speaking fees.