Melissa Agnes

Crisis Management Keynote Speaker

Melissa Agnes is a top branding keynote speaker, commentator, and advisor to some of today’s leading organizations faced with the greatest risks. As a strategic advisor and keynote speaker, Melissa Agnes has worked with NATO, Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense, financial firms, technology companies, healthcare organizations, cities and municipalities, law enforcement agencies, global non-profits, and many others, helping them understand risk and build invincible brands that can withstand even the most devastating of events.

 

  • Melissa Agnes`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Melissa Agnes`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    New York, USA

  • Melissa Agnes`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Melissa Agnes`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    New York, USA

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Build an Invincible Brand

Bad things happen to good companies. And issues come in all sort of sizes. The potential risks in modern-day business are greater, more dynamic, and less predictable than ever before. And yet, the greatest exposure does not lie within these risks. Rather, it lies in ...

Bad things happen to good companies. And issues come in all sort of sizes.

The potential risks in modern-day business are greater, more dynamic, and less predictable than ever before. And yet, the greatest exposure does not lie within these risks. Rather, it lies in having a team that is not prepared to anticipate, foresee, or respond to a rising threat, and its impact on your reputation, revenue, and relationships in real-time.

If a negative situation were to strike your organization, how confident do you feel that your entire team would know precisely what to do? Would they know how to immediately and effectively manage the situation in a way that results in increased stakeholder trust and loyalty?

In this program, Melissa Agnes, provides an applicable roadmap for helping you build an invincible brand through effective communication, issue management, and crisis readiness, resulting in increased organizational trust, credibility, and goodwill.

In this session, you will:

  • Prepare for what you need to expect, deal with, and overcome when things go wrong
  • Learn ways to exceed stakeholder expectations when it matters most
  • Discover techniques to empower your team to make smart decisions that are focused on stakeholder-experience and relationship-strengthening
  • Identify the difference between an issue and a crisis, and respond appropriately in real-time
  • Discover the roadmap to brand invincibility

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Choosing Your Lens: Transforming Issues into Opportunities

Issue management is a part of every business — whether it’s a customer complaint, an operational mishap, or worse. The lens through which your team chooses to see a negative event directly impacts the actions they take in response to that event, which also ...

Issue management is a part of every business — whether it’s a customer complaint, an operational mishap, or worse.

The lens through which your team chooses to see a negative event directly impacts the actions they take in response to that event, which also directly impacts the result that that event will have on your brand.

Furthermore, when a negative event strikes your organization, your team has one of two options available to them: Respond ineffectively and chip away at the brand’s trust and credibility over time, or respond effectively and make strong deposits into your brand’s bank of stakeholder goodwill.

What is the lens through which your team currently views less-than-ideal situations?

How is it impacting your brand’s reputation over time?

How does the culture of your business dictate, empower, and reward the mindset of driving those actions?

Can you amplify these efforts in a way that continuously strengthens the trust and credibility associated with your brand?

As a crisis management advisor, Melissa helped to successfully manage several, real-world viral issues. This program will examine those issues and:

  • Discusses the powerful advantages of effective, daily issue management in support of the brand’s longstanding reputation
  • Helps participants clearly define the difference between an “issue” and a “crisis”, in order to establish effective strategies for real-time response
  • Demonstrates techniques for auditing the organization’s current mindset to identify unique ways to empower and reward the right lens in every situation
  • Provides best practices for effectively responding to viral issues in real-time, in a way that increases trust and credibility for the brand

How can you empower your team to transform every issue into an opportunity to build trust, credibility, and goodwill in the organization? This seminar will give your participants answers and implementable strategies to ensure the right lens is always chosen – inspiring the right actions to transform any business issue into a powerful brand opportunity.

 

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About Keynote Speaker Melissa Agnes

Author of Crisis Ready: Building an Invincible Brand in an Uncertain World, Melissa Agnes is a leading authority on crisis preparedness, reputation management, and brand protection.  Agnes is a coveted speaker, commentator, and advisor to some of today’s leading organizations faced with the greatest risks.

As a strategic advisor and keynote speaker, Melissa Agnes has worked with NATO, Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense, financial firms, technology companies, healthcare organizations, cities and municipalities, law enforcement agencies, global non-profits, and many others, helping them understand risk and build invincible brands that can withstand even the most devastating of events.

In 2015, she gave a TEDx talk in Los Angeles where she discussed the secret to successful crisis management in the 21st century.

Agnes is the editor of the Crisis Ready Blog, the host of the Invincible Brand Podcast, a contributor to Forbes, and a go-to source for the press, with recent coverage including the Wall Street Journal, VIBE Magazine, USA Today, and many others.

As a university guest lecturer, Agnes teaches crisis management in university courses around the world, including at NYU and McGill, and her book and Crisis Ready Model continue to be adopted into undergraduate, graduate, and MBA courses around the world.

 

Testimonials

Melissa was one of the most thoughtful and well-spoken presenters I’ve experienced – and I’ve listened to A LOT of keynotes! She offered valuable insights that applied not just to my organization, but to how I respond to conflict on a personal level. I’d confidently recommend her both as a presenter and as a strategic advisor to ANY company that prioritizes protecting their brand and reputation.

Andrea Quiruz

Director of Marketing and Special Events, Barracuda Championship

“Melissa was well prepared, great on her feet, thoughtfully challenging, superbly engaging and displayed a depth of knowledge that gave her high credibility. Additionally, she made the session stimulating and fun. Her thought-provoking presentation style spurred exceptional dialogue between the participants that attended our global crisis communications network meeting. Her insight and knowledge of the digital landscape opened our eyes to alternative communications approaches when dealing with a crisis.”

Jeff Martin

The Dow Chemical Company

“We brought together our legal, PR, communications, digital and staff engagement teams for nearly two days. Melissa guided our topics in such an engaging way driving us to tap what we already knew and to discover what was lacking in our current process and guidelines. This training session brought us together in such an effective way that not one person regretted the commitment we made to learn. Thank you, Melissa, for bringing a complex topic to us in a way that encouraged debate, hands-on experience and helped us make decisions.”

Jan Walther

YMCA of the USA

“I cannot speak highly enough about the quality of the presentation Melissa delivered and about the engagement it generated both on location and on social media. Melissa reminded us that best practices and a deep understanding of current realities can make a crisis work for you rather than against you. Her case studies and practical examples span across industries and got the room thinking and exchanging well beyond our physical location. IABC members in Ottawa, Toronto and Melbourne, Australia followed the event and interacted with us on social media. A must-attend training!”

Maria Constantinescu

President IABC/Montreal

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