March 17, 2011

2011 Forum Website Launched: Tim Sanders to Return as Keynote

IDEA launched the IDEA E-Biz Forum 2011 website with a new design and simplified navigation, creating a consistent user experience with the main IDEA website. You can now access 2011 event information at www.idea-ebizforum.com. The latest: Tim Sanders, New York Times bestselling author and former Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo!, returns to the Forum as the opening keynote speaker on day two.

Sanders made his last appearance at the 2008 Forum where he received rave reviews from attendees. This year he will arm attendees with seven principles that will help you be the first to bounce back with post-recession tactics.

General Session Preview — Phoenix Companies: How To Be The First To Bounce Back

Confidence in leadership, a “we will win” attitude, is the key to success during this recovery cycle in business. The opening keynote session will focus on instilling a solutions-oriented culture that moves things forward, leading to innovations that either drive efficiencies or capture market trends. Highlighting bold and innovative companies that found ways to move forward while their competitors stayed put, Sanders will show how this has been a proven post-recession tactic since 1911. Sanders’ 7 principles, if followed, give a boost in confidence, increased productivity and a drive to take it to the next level.

7 Principles from Today We are Rich: Harnessing the Power of Total Confidence

1 – Feed Your Mind Good Stuff

2 – Move The Conversation Forward

3 – Exercise Your Gratitude Muscle

4 – Give To Be Rich

5 – Prepare Thy Self

6 – Balance

7 – Promise Made, Promise Kept

To sponsor this keynote session or Sanders’ book giveaway at the Forum, please contact Kristin Ballance at kballance@idea-esolutions.com or (703) 909-8865.

About Tim Sanders

Tim Sanders speaks for strong business relationships, both internal and external. "Get them right," he says, "and you’ll grow your business during good and bad times alike." His relevant point of view makes him one of the most in-demand keynote speakers. His Los Angeles-based company, Deeper Media, conducts research on business trends, new media and human behavior.

Tim has valuable experience in cutting-edge businesses, sales and marketing. He’s weathered the quality movement as well as the dotcom crash and emerged with precious insight. He was the Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo! and later their Leadership Coach. Prior to these senior positions Tim created and led the Yahoo! ValueLab, an in-house "think tank" which delivered futuristic insight on technology and human behavior. He was also an early member of Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner’s broadcast.com, the most successful opening day IPO in history.

His first book, Love is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends is a New York Times and international business best seller, translated in a dozen languages. It stresses the importance of knowledge sharing, networking and compassion.

His follow up, The Likeability Factor explains the concept of emotional talent and the importance of creating an engaging experience. It was the basis for a PBS Special, produced by leading affiliate WQED.

Saving the World at Work, examines the external relationship between a business, its people and society. It makes a strong business case for corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability initiatives being at the top of a company’s strategic agenda. The book was named as one of the top 30 business books of 2008 by Executive Soundview.

Tim’s work is frequently featured in the media, most recently in The New York Times, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and Fast Company.

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