Mid-Atlantic Conference & Expo: Capstone

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Mike Parkinson 

Mike Parkinson

1 of 16 MS PowerPoint MVPs in U.S.

Mike Parkinson, CPP APMP Fellow and 1 of 16 Microsoft PowerPoint MVPs in the U.S., is a thought leader. He is an internationally recognized visual communication and proposal expert, author and professional trainer. Mike is sought after by Fortune 500 companies for is ability to quickly develop and communicate winning solutions. He is a partner at 24 Hour Company (www.24hrco.com), the premier proposal creative services firm. Mike has spearheaded multi-billion dollar projects and helped his clients win billions of dollars. Mike’s training, Billion Dollar Graphics book and Graphic Cheat Sheet (www.BillionDollarGraphics.com) help companies win more proposals and make powerful presentations while saving money and time.

The Secret to Unlocking Your Potential

In this high-energy session, Mike Parkinson will share 10 secrets that can help anyone unlock and achieve their full potential. Drawing on his own experience and the wisdom of a variety of successful people, Mike will discuss the relationship between conscious and unconscious thoughts, the value of accessing both the analytical and the emotional self, and the importance of failure in achieving success. This highly interactive session also will engage attendees in quick individual and small group activities designed to help them examine their own accomplishments and see how they achieved them. Not to be missed!


Billion Dollar Graphics eBook

Learn to turn ideas, text and data into clear, compelling graphics. The eBook also includes 200 professional, editable PowerPoint graphics, the Graphic Cheat Sheet, and the P.A.Q.S. Questionnaire. Mike Parkinson’s Do-It-Yourself Billion Dollar Graphics reveals the graphic steps that increase your success rate by 43% or more. Visuals are proven to make you and your organization more successful. Talking with pictures is one of the fastest ways to communicate with, educate, influence, and motivate your audience. Do-It-Yourself Billion Dollar Graphics uses real-world graphic examples that helped Mike’s clients (Dell, Disney, Microsoft, National Security Agency [NSA], Lockheed Martin, Boeing, AMEX, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and many more) achieve their educational and sales goals. Each chapter details the steps needed to translate ideas into winning graphics: the three steps to creating a successful graphic, four methods of conceptualization, design techniques, three traps and seven rules of graphic communication, and samples of successful graphics.

(from www.billiondollargraphics.com)

Key Note BookLeading While Green: How Emerging Leaders Can Ripen Into Effective Leaders

Do any of these phrases sound familiar? 

You’re still wet behind the ears. 

You still need training wheels. 

You’ll get the hang of it. 

You need someone to hold your hand. 

You’re too green. 

The real world doesn’t look favorably upon beginners. Young leaders who are given the opportunity to excel are, more often than not, simultaneously reminded by the same ol’ cynics just how young and inexperienced they are; just how large of a road they have 
ahead of them. If you can relate to this experience in any way then you are exactly 
the person I had in mind while writing this book. 

With more than a decade of experience teaching leadership principles to college students, I’ve helped scores of young adults discover their leadership potential and begin their journey toward powerful and confident leadership. The tools I share in this book have helped teachers, entrepreneurs, ministry leaders, marketing directors, and business coaches navigate their journeys from green to experienced.