The Facts Don't Lie

By Cedrick

LaFleur Leadership Tip of the Day: The Facts Don’t Lie Recently, my team used a third-party research panel to survey adults about retirement. We wanted to know how much people are saving, how they feel about retirement, which age group is most prepared, and much more. And we’re learning a lot about the state of retirement in the U.S., including who seeks out information on retirement education. Here’s what the study found: * Nearly 40% of upper-income workers (those who make $75,000 or more) have consulted a financial advisor, compared to 10% of lower-income employees (those who make less than $25,000). * Thirty-six percent (36%) of upper-income employees have read books on retirement, compared to 11% of lower-income workers. * Thirty-six percent (36%) of upper-income employees look online to find more information about retirement. On the flip side, just 22% of lower-income workers do the same. Do you see a pattern? I do! Upper-income workers spend a lot more time learning about retirement than people who make less money. That’s a problem. People with lower incomes face enough challenges in saving for retirement without adding a lack of knowledge to the mix!



"Everyone communicates, few connect. We will show you how to connect and make an impact through your speeches and presentations."

Want to know the secret to getting anything you want in your professional and personal life? Communication. Communication is the key that unlocks the door to effectively influencing others. Whether you are leading a team of people in your company, running a business, negotiating a contract, or seeking buy-in from others, if you know how to communicate, you will be much more successful than those who do not. I can help you master the art of communication so you can connect and engage with others at every level.

The Maxwell Method of Speaking


Participating in the Maxwell Speaker Club is the next best thing to being trained by John Maxwell himself. Each week, we will watch and extract lessons from John’s live presentations and speeches. As your facilitator, I will guide you through practical exercises to help you master your communication. You will experience the same quality instruction used by John and Speaker Trainer, Roddy Galbraith, to train speakers all over the world through the John Maxwell Team. Join the speakers club that was created for leaders like you!


Want to improve your speaking skills? Learn from a master of communication, John C. Maxwell. This half-day workshop will be a powerful experiential speaker training workshop, covering topics such as:

• The art and practice of developing stories
• How to connect with your audience and hold their attention
• How to overcome the fear of speaking in public
• Developing your own style of communication
• Crafting your content for the most effective presentation

Upon completion of this training, participants will receive a certificate.


 Whether you are making a 15-minute presentation or an hour-long keynote, your ability to connect and communicate will be essential to effectively getting the audience to take action and move forward. In this presentation, we will discuss the critical keys to success when it comes to influencing and impacting people. We will cover:

• The speaking skills essential for every leader.
• How to connect with others and keep them engaged.
• The power of stories - even in the most technical presentations.
• Why it is important for you as a leader to continue to develop your speaking skills.