Here is a video for you with some thoughts and ideas for Verizon's next Leadership Meeting!
Thanks for taking the time to watch the video Carly! I thought I would also give you a brief description below, with a little more context!
Thinking Outside The Box
Everyone wants to think outside the box, but very few people show us how. As a magician and a mentalist, Michael Karl makes his living by thinking differently and making the impossible possible.
Michael will both demonstrate his magic and reverse engineer his illusions to help you rethink your everyday problem solving. This session will enhance your thinking, shift your perspective, and shed new light on problem solving, all helping you to actually think outside the box.
“COLLABORATION IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS.”
With this topic, Michael presents the audience with several magic performances, and invites them to offer their solutions as to how they were done. In going through this process, the audience learns quickly that perspective is the key to solving any problem. After all, magic is just a problem that the general public do not have the solution to. While it may appear complicated, remember that magic tricks are problems specifically designed to never be solved. Now if you can get even a small insight into how to solve magic tricks, imagine the clarity you will take into the other problems in your business and personal lives. Magicians are great problem solvers: it's a skill they inherit as a result of learning such a secretive art.
“YOU ARE THE DIRECT REFLECTION OF THE TOP 5 PEOPLE YOU SPEND TIME WITH.”
In this presentation, Michael takes you exclusively behind the scenes and shows you how magicians are able to influence their spectators in an incredible way. It is through this demonstration that Michael asks the question: "Who is influencing you in your life"' and "Are your decisions really your own?" Michael will demonstrate techniques on blocking out negative influence, and gaining and maintaining a positive mind set. Imagine just for a moment that you “got up on the right side of the bed” every single day for the next three months. How would that change your life? How would that change your business? Mindset is everything.
Anything is Possible
“YOUR BELIEFS DICTATE YOUR ACTIONS.”
Magic is an art that is created to demonstrate the impossible. The beautiful thing about this is that the very nature of magic shows us that things that are seemingly impossible can be made to happen. Michael highlights this concept by first accomplishing an immensely impressive feat, and follows this by walking the audience through how this seemingly impossible feat was actually achieved. Through several powerful exercises, Michael is able to break down the barriers that we have in our minds, which hold us back from accomplishing truly amazing things. As cliché as it may come across to begin with, the undeniable feat that Michael demonstrates right before our very eyes proves that anything is indeed possible. Definitely a key finishing statement to the audience that leaves them on an extremely high note.
Here is a video of a standing ovation I received along with some Facebook comments from attendees at a recent conference . This is the same program I believe would be a great fit for your Leadership Meeting.