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Maximize the value you get from your keynote

You’ve booked Cheryl – congratulations! You can expect a dynamic presentation from an engaging visionary who has earned testimonials from organizations around the world.

To get the most out of Cheryl’s appearance at your event, download our meeting logistics guide below and connect now for more information on how Cheryl can customize her speech for your organization.

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Bio

Cheryl Cran is the founder of NextMapping™/NextMapping.com, creator of the NextNow podcast and the CEO of parent company Synthesis at Work Inc.

Named #1 Future of Work influencer by Onalytica, and in the top ten future of work experts by GoCatalant.

Cheryl is the author of 10 books including her newest, Super.Crucial.Human and her bestsellers, “NextMapping – Anticipate, Navigate and Create The Future of Work” and “The Art of Change Leadership – Driving Transformation In a Fast Paced-World”.

Cheryl’s thought leadership on the future of all things including work, society and life has been featured in publications such as Fast Company, Huff Post, Forbes, Metro New York, Entrepreneur Magazine, Reader’s Digest, CBS Online, NBC Online, and more. For over two decades Cheryl has built a reputation for delivering extraordinary value for clients that include Amazon, Upwork, AT&T,, Gartner, Scottish Water, ExecOnline and more.

Clients rate her keynotes on hybrid workplace, the human future, the future of leadership and leading hybrid teams as being inspirational, research based and highly relevant to the fast changing now and future workplace.

Cheryl brings unique multiple perspectives to her clients, gained by years of successfully working with a multitude of organizations.

Her multi-industry experience and successful track record provides unparalleled value to her clients.

Cheryl helps leaders and teams to increase perspectives to expand opportunities, to identify patterns of success, and to learn and grow at the speed of change.

NextMapping™ was developed as our proprietary business solution brand that encompasses all of Cheryl’s work and research on the future of all things including work and the ‘future ready skills’ needed by leaders and teams to navigate change in the workplace.

Cheryl is not a futurist that just shares trends, she is a pragmatic optimist who is a future of work (all things) expert helping her clients to ‘create the future now’ by ‘leading the changes needed’ to get there.

It’s time to not just hear about the future but to create change and use models and tools developed including our proprietary NextMapping™ process to get there!
The common theme in all of Cheryl’s life’s work is to change the world through business.

Cheryl is passionate about helping leaders and teams develop the crucial human skills needed to lead a human focused future where we leverage technology to automate the mundane so that we can elevate the humane.

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What to expect before the keynote

  • In depth customization call with Cheryl focused on your goals for the event and expected outcomes, Cheryl will share post keynote tools and inclusions to ensure the keynote message ‘sticks’.
  • A logistics discussion about platform being used for virtual or AV planning for in person events
  • Cheryl will recommend a customized keynote title and content for your event that is aligned with your theme and event goals
  • Cheryl sends a custom write up for your planning team to review to ensure it aligns with discussion in the customization call
  • In addition to the custom write up, Cheryl will send a two-minute welcome video along with an anonymous privacy protected three-question quick survey for audience members to complete prior to the keynote
  • An AV rehearsal call is scheduled to walk through the staging process (in studio for virtual)
  • Cheryl develops the keynote including data gathered from the audience survey, research and trends data and other materials provided such as mission/vision/values – key elements from other presenters to ensure content of the overall event is aligned throughout the keynote messaging.
  • Cheryl will text you when she arrives for in person event and for virtual, she will text you to ensure you can connect during the virtual keynote
  • It’s show time!

During the keynote

  • Cheryl arrives early to ensure smooth set up – for virtual events she logs on one hour prior to start and for in person she does an AV tech check either the night before the event or 90 minutes before the start time at the event.
  • Cheryl brings her own laptop with presentation loaded and all adaptors
  • Cheryl connects with the event contact to ensure everything is all set up and good to go
  • When onstage Cheryl invites the audience to interact via text messaging and interactive polling.
  • Her in person keynotes have music, videos, and movie clips Her virtual keynotes have polling/texting
  • Cheryl ends her keynote with high inspiration and call to action items that can be applied immediately after the event by attendees for greater success

After the Keynote

  • Cheryl meets and greets audience members, and/or signs books
  • To ensure post keynote impact Cheryl provides access to one of her online courses for audience members to access post keynote
  • Books are available for purchase to provide to audience members as a post keynote learning tool
  • Cheryl will share the anonymous survey data overview from the audience surveys with organizing team
  • Virtual events and videoed in person events are included and event planners can store the recordings for up to 30 days in a private password protected intranet.

Customize your keynote

For more information on how Cheryl can customize a keynote
speech for your next event connect with us today.

Did you know?

Workers Shortage To Continue to At Least 2030

25% Increase in Workers Seeking Remote Work in 2022

21% Increase in Freelance Work in Past Year

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Testimonials

Highly relevant material that is critical to current business operations.

I feel energized and more future-focused than I have in a while!

Cheryl should have been booked for a longer time block!

What’s NextMapping™?

NextMappingTM is our proprietary process to help organizations, leaders, teams and entrepreneurs elevate their ability to chart a course forward and be ready for the future.

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