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Craig's 2018 Calendar

May

May 17, 2018

San Mateo County employees, Redwood City, CA:
Credibility: How to Earn It, How to Keep It

April

April 3, 2018

San Mateo County employees, Redwood City, CA:
Building and Cultivating Trust (For Leaders)

January

January xx, 2018

Oakland, CA:

Craig's 2017 Calendar

December

Dec ?, 2017

City, CA:

November

November 28, 2017

San Mateo County employees, Redwood City, CA:
Credibility: How to Earn It, How to Keep It

October

October 22, 2017

The Harmony Center for the Joyful Spirit, Oakland, CA:
TBD

October 5, 2017

San Mateo County employees, Redwood City, CA:
Meetings Made Fun & Easy

 

Septmber

September 26, 2017

San Mateo County employees, Redwood City, CA:
Building and Cultivating Trust (For Leaders)

September 19, 2017

San Mateo County employees, Redwood City, CA:
Leading Today's Workforce: Vision, Strategy and Engagement

 

August

August 9, 2017

UCSC-Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara CA:
Business Communication, Week 8

August 2, 2017

UCSC-Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara CA:
Business Communication, Week 7

July

July 26, 2017

UCSC-Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara CA:
Business Communication, Week 6

July 19, 2017

UCSC-Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara CA:
Business Communication, Week 5

July 12, 2017

UCSC-Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara CA:
Business Communication, Week 4

July 5, 2017

UCSC-Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara CA:
Business Communication, Week 3

June

June 28, 2017

UCSC-Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara CA:
Business Communication, Week 2

June 21, 2017

short video of Craig's new
UCSC-Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara CA:
Business Communication, Day 1
Watch Criag's short video about it.

May

May 31, 2017

The Consulting Group, Mountain View, CA:
Emotional Intelligence

May 25, 2017

Japanese Community Youth Council, CA:
3-part "Water Cooler Conversation" series on Communication: Enhancing Trust

May 22, 2017

Silicon Valley Storytellers, San Jose, CA:
From Snippet to Story

May 11, 2017

Japanese Community Youth Council, CA:
3-part "Water Cooler Conversation" series on Communication: Active Listening

May 5, 2017

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo, Oracle Conference Center, Redwood City, CA:
Exceptional Customer Service: Putting People First in the Public Sector

May 1-3, 2017

The Consulting Group, Mountain View, CA:
Contra Costa County Police Dept. Teambuilding retreat

April

April 11, 2017

Japanese Community Youth Council, CA:
3-part series "Water Cooler Conversation" series on Communication: Teaming with Success

March

March 23-24, 2017

The Consulting Team (TCT), Mountain View, CA:
Police Teambuilding Retreat in Scotts Valley

March 22, 2017

Rotary Club of Orinda, Orinda Community Center, CA:
The New Rules for Customer Experience (CX) For Gen X/Gen Y

March 16, 2017

Marin Improv for Networking, San Rafael, CA:
Improv ConsultantsNetwork
Improv Consultant Facilitator for this dynamic monthly Improv series for its March meeting.
Learn more
and sign up here!

March 16, 2017

San Carlos Chamber of Commerce
San Carlos Chamber, San Carlos, CA:
Sell Yourself in 60 Seconds! Register at no charge!

March 15, 2017


Lorman Audio Conference, 10:00-11:00 am Pacific time:
Handling Negative Comments and Attacks From Customers
(Receive 50% off when registering using this link. Or call 1-866-352-9539 and use priority code 15999 and discount code K1483661)
Download PDF brochure with full description:
Lorman Brochure: handling negative comments & attacks from customers

March 14, 2017

Rotary Club of Orinda, Orinda Library, Montclair, CA:
The New Rules of Customer Experience CX For Millennials

March 7, 2017

UCSC-Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara CA
New Business Communications (#30480.001) Day 8 -- Creative Thinking and Improv

March 5, 2017

LaughLovers — The Cantu Comedy Club, Concord, CA
Preview of Craig's popular Improv program, Toasting Impov

February

February 28, 2017

UCSC-Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara CA
New Business Communications (#30480.001) Day 7 -- Meeting Management

February 24, 2017

Backing Into Humor, San Rafael, CA:
Once there was...and twice there wasn't (Story Openers to launch your tale)

February 21, 2017

UCSC-Extension of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA
New Business Communications (#30480.001) Day 6 -- Listening Skills

February 14, 2017

UCSC-Extension of Silicon Valley
New Business Communications (#30480.001) Day 5 -- Storytelling

February 11, 2017

Winter Story Workshop, Palo Alto, CA:
Storytelling on a Shoestring!"

February 7, 2017

UCSC-Extension of Silicon Valley
New Business Communications (#30480.001) Day 4 -- Impromoptu Speaking

February 6, 2017

Nomative, WeWork, San Francisco, CA:
Keynote for "From Zero to Success!"

February 4, 2017

Their Angels, Support group for troops and their loved ones, Richmond, CA:

We've Got Their Back -- The Virtues of Volunteerism

Feburary 1, 2017


Lorman Audio Conference, 10:00-11:00 am Pacific time:
Essential Questioning and Listening Skills for Customer Service Professionals
Purchase the audio recording at 50% off! (Receive 50% off when registering using this link )

January

January 31, 2017

UCSC-Extension of Silicon Valley
New Business Communications (#30480.001) Day 3 -- Public Speaking

January 28 , 2016

Humor Masters, Anaheim CA:
Humor Workshop for this specialty group modeled after Oakland's LaughLovers.

January 24, 2017

UCSC-Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara CA
New Business Communications (#30480.001) Day 2 -- Influence

January 20, 2017

Backing Into Humor, San Rafael, CA:
Humoration -- Where Humor meets Ideation

January 17-- March 7, 2017

UCSC-Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara CA
Business Communications (#30480.001) Day 1 -- Credibility

January 9 2017

short video of Craig's new
UCSC-Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara CA
Open House Register to attend this free event.
Watch Criag's short video about it.

 

Craig's 2016 Calendar

Jump to 2015 Calendar

December

December 26, 2016


Empire Broadcasting Group Interview, 3:48EST (12:48 Pacific time) :
http://empirebroadcastinggroup.com/listen-live/studio-2/ or
http://tunein.com/radio/Empire-Radio-USA-s281334/

December 10, 2016

Co-Host, Google, Mountain View, CA
Google Building LMK2, 1883 Landings Drive, Mountain View, CA:
Be the Leader Others Want to Follow...Using Applied Improv and Humor

December 9, 2016

Backing Into Humor, San Rafael, CA:
Improv -- The Gift -- "Oh, You Shouldn't Have!"

December 7, 2016

Game Swap, Novato, CA:
Get Dizzy with Izzy (featuring Izzy Gesell, CSP)

October

October 30, 2016

NSA/NC Salon, San Jose, CA:
How to THINK INK!  Article Writing for Speakers
View PDF about program

October 28, 2016

San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce, San Mateo, CA:
Stellar Service: Merge NOW with WOW to Win Customers for Life!

October 22, 2016

Speakers Forum, Pleasanton, CA:
Workshop: Illuminating Blind Spots

October 17, 2016

Silicon Valley ImprovMasters, San Jose, CA:
Craig's Workshop: Become An Impro-sario -- Orchestrating Improv!

October 15, 2016

Berkwood Storytelling Festival, Berkwood-Hedge School, Berkeley, CA:
Homegrown Humor!

October 8, 2016 POSTPONNED. SEE JAN-MAR 2017 CLASS

UC Santa Cruz Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA:

Sharpening Your Listening Skills
PDF of course description

September

RESCHEDULE FROM September 18, 2016

The Harmony Center for the Joyful Spirit, Oakland, CA:
Your Joyful Harmony "Success Story"

September 14, 2016


Lorman Audio Conference, 10:00-11:00 Pacific time:
Handling Negative Comments and Attacks From Customer s
(receive 50% off when registering using this link: http://www.lorman.com/399157?discount_code=P8172685&p=13389)
Purchsase your recording of this past Webinar at 50% off here.

August

August 28, 2016

HOLD FOR The Harmony Center for the Joyful Spirit, Oakland, CA:
Trust

August 25, 2016

Hult International Business School Graduation, San Francisco, CA

August 24, 2016

UC Santa Cruz of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA:
Open House for Business and Administration Department

August 10, 2016


Lorman Audio Conference, 10:00-11:00 Pacific time:
Essential Questioning and Listening Skills for Customer Service Professionals

July

Vacationing in Azores; NSA Influence Convention in PHX, AZ; SF-JFF

June

June 30, 2016

Diablo Valley College Business Summer Institute:
How to Make The Ask: Leadership Techniques for Recruiting Talent, forming Teams, Building Boards and More!

June 24, 2016

Development Executives Roundtable (DER), SF CA:
Story Tell, Story Sell for Development Experts

June 21, 2016

Danville/Sycamore Valley Rotary Club:
Your 16-Second Success -- The Elevator Speech

June 12, 2016

The Harmony Center for the Joyful Spirit, Oakland, CA:
In Praise of Praise

June 4, 2016

University of California Santa Cruz Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA:

Leading and Facilitating Productive Meetings that ROCK! PDF of course description

May

May 21, 2016

NSA/NC's Speakers Academy 2015-16, Session IX, South San Francisco Conference Center:
Closing Session and Graduation!

May 20, 2016

Business Women of Silicon Valley:
Saying NO -- Turning Rejection into Redirection!

May 4, 2016

Golden Gate Breakfast Club:
Welcome to the Customer Experience Revolution!

April

April 29-May 1, 2016

30th Bay Area Storytelling Festival, Orinda Community Center, Orinda, CA:

Saturday: "Mystery Teller" with Bil Lepp in "Raven" Theatre;
Emcee for Willy Claflin/Elizabeth Ellis set

Friday: Emcee for evening Olio featuring Willy Claflin, Antonio Rocha, Bil Lepp, Diane Ferlatte,
EthNohTec (Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo & Nancy Wang), Elizabeth Ellis

April 23, 2016

UC Santa Cruz Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA:

Positive Political Skills in the Workplace (1-day course).   PDF: Positive Political Skills course description PDF 

April 18, 2016

https://www.dowellwebtools.com/tools/bg/Bo/tmpodcast/IuQrjIUr/Toastmasters_Podcast__105___Brainstorming_Power_with_Craig_Harrison__DTM__PDG

Brainstorm Podcast
Toastmasters Podcast:
Let's Go To Plan B...Brainstorming

April 16, 2016

NSA/NC's Speakers Academy 2014-15, Session VIII, South San Francisco Conference Center:
The Business of Speaking, Part II

 

March

March 26, 2016

Speakers Forum, Pleasanton, CA:
The Toastmaster Whisperer: The Public-Private Nature of Speech Evaluatons 

March 21, 2016

Silicon Valley ImprovMasters, 1140 Hillsdale Avenue, San Jose, CA:
Improvocate!    PDF: Improvocate Improv Program PDF
Register here.

 

March 19, 2016

NSA/NC's Speakers Academy 2015-16, Session VII, South San Francisco Conference Center:
One Page Business Plan; Legalities, Running your Back Office

March 18, 2016

Hult International Business School, SF, CA:
Public Speaking Skills, Day 3 of  3

March 4, 2016

Hult International Business School, SF, CA:
Public Speaking Skills, Day 2 of  3

February

February 26, 2016

Hult International Business School, SF, CA:
Public Speaking Skills, Day 1 of  3

February 20, 2016

NSA/NC's Speakers Academy 2015-16, Session VI, South San Francisco Conference Center:
Online Sales & Marketing

February 19, 2016

Hult International Business School, SF, CA:
Public Speaking Skills, Day 3 of  3

February 12, 2016

Hult International Business School, SF, CA:
Public Speaking Skills, Day 2 of  3

February 6, 2016

UC Santa Cruz Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA:

Credibility -- How to Earn It...How to Keep It (1-day course)PDF of Credibility Class Description

February 5, 2016

Hult International Business School, SF, CA:
Public Speaking Skills, Day 1 of  3

February 2, 2016

Lions Club of Montclair, Oakland, CA:
Judge for Student Speech Contest

January

January 29, 2016

Hult International Business School, SF, CA:
Public Speaking Skills, Day 3 of  3

January 23, 2016


University of California Santa Cruz Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA:
Leading and Facilitating Productive Meetings PDF of course description

January 22, 2016

Hult International Business School, SF, CA:
Public Speaking Skills, Day 2 of  3

January 19, 2016

Joint event of NSA/NC and Nonfiction Writers Association, Walnut Creek Chapter, Sacramento / Folsom, CA:
How to Think Ink: Article Writing for speakers, trainers, consultants, coaches and Non-Fiction Writers! Register here: bit.ly/11916Salon
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1004437952928631/
Download PDF flyer here: http://bit.ly/NSANC-ThinkInk

January 16, 2016

NSA/NC's Speakers Academy 2015-16, Session V, S. San Francisco Conference Center:
Marketing, Sales and Collateral Materials for Speakers

January 15, 2016

Hult International Business School, SF, CA:
Public Speaking Skills, Day 1 of  3

January 2, 2016

Their Angels, Richmond, CA:
The Difference is YOU! Motivating and Inspiring Volunteers of this remarkable non-profit

Craig's 2015 Calendar

December

December 16, 2015

Regulatory Affairs Prof. Society (RAPS) — SF Chapter Board development training:
Communication and Leadership; Negotiation Skills and Meeting Management

December 12, 2015

National Speakers Association/N. California Chapter's Speakers Academy, Session IV, S.SF Conference Ctr:
"The Speaker as Storyteller"

December 11, 2015

Hult International Business School, SF, CA:
Presentation Skills, Day 3 of  3

December 4, 2015

Hult International Business School, SF, CA:
Presentation Skills, Day 2 of  3

November

November 21, 2015

National Speakers Association/N. California Chapter's Speakers Academy, Session III, S.SF Conference Ctr:
Markets for Professional Speakers

November 20, 2015

Hult International Business School, SF, CA:
Presentation Skills, Day 1 of  3

November 13, 2015

Hult International Business School, SF, CA:
Presentation Skills, Day 3 of  3

November 6, 2015

Hult International Business School, SF, CA:
Presentation Skills, Day 2 of  3

November 1, 2015

Crowden Music School, Berkeley, CA:
Emcee for afternoon's Piano Recital for students of Patty Casentini

October

October 30, 2015

Hult International Business School, SF, CA:
Presentation Skills, Day 1 of  3

October 23, 2015

Hult International Business School, SF, CA:
Presentation Skills, Day 3 of  3

October 17, 2015

NSA/NC's 2015-2016 Speakers Academy, Session II, S. San Francisco Conference Center, CA:
Find Your Topic As A Speaker

October 16, 2015

Hult International Business School, SF, CA:
Presentation Skills, Day 2 of  3

October 15, 2015


Lorman Audio Conference, 10:00-11:30 Pacific time:
Essential Questioning and Listening Skills for Customer Service Professionals
50% discount when registering with THIS LINK.

October 10, 2015

UC Santa Cruz Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA:

Sharpening Your Listening Skills
PDF of course description

October 9, 2015

Hult International Business School, SF, CA:
Presentation Skills, Day 1 of  3

October 3-8, 2015

HOLD FOR Customer Service Week, Tehama County, CA:

September

September 26, 2015

NSA/NC's Speakers Academy 2015-16, Session I, S. San Francisco Conference Center:
Introduction: The Truth and Myths about Professional Speaking

September 21, 2015


Lorman Audio Conference, 10:00-11:00 Pacific time:
Handling Negative Comments and Attacks From Customers (receive 50% off using this link: http://www.lorman.com/396433?discount_code=T7929269&p=13389 ):

Purchasing options here.
Download PDF about this program to be added July 1st: PDF of course description

September 10, 2015

Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Livermore CA:
Unleashing the Storyteller in You! (Storytelling for Scientists and Support Staff)

August

August 17, 2015

Silicon Valley ImprovMasters, San Jose, CA:
Become An Improv-Master!

July

July 11, 2015

NSA/NC's 2014-2015 Speakers Academy Presents, South San Francisco, CA:
Stand Up, Speak Out and Cash In!
Featuring Patricia Fripp CSP, CPAE, Cavett Award Winner
Inroduction to the 2015-2015 Speakers Academy

June

June 26, 2015

Plantronics Inc., Santa CruzCA:
Tele-Training on Sales: Overcoming Objections

May

May 30, 2015


University of California Santa Cruz Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA:
Leading and Facilitating Productive MeetingsPDF of course description

May 21, 2015

Women In Consulting, Palo Alto, CA:
Story Tell, Story Sell -- Stories for Consultants

May 19, 2015

Work2Future HR Training, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills::
Case Study: Zappos

May 18, 2015

Work2Future HR Training, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills::
Continuous Improvement

May 16, 2015

NSA/NC's Speakers Academy 2014-15, Session IX, Holiday Inn SFO:
Closing Session and Graduation!

May 13, 2015

Work2Future HR Training, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills:
Listening Skills

May 7, 2015

Work2Future HR Training, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills:
Trust

May 6, 2015

Work2Future HR Training, Los Altos Hills:
Meeting Management

May 5, 2015

Work2Future HR Training, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills:
Managing Multiple Demands

May 4, 2015

Work2Future HR Training, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills:
Time Management

April

April 29, 2015

Work2Future HR Training, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills:
Communicating Upward and Difficult Conversations

April 28, 2015

Work2Future HR Training, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills:
Communicating in Person and Writing

April 27, 2015

Silicon Valley Storytellers, San Jose, CA:
"You've Got Stories" Storytelling Workshop

April 26, 2015

Bay Area Storytelling Festival, Orinda Community Center, Orinda, CA:
"Homegrown Humor" Storytelling Workshop

April 21, 2015

Nonfiction Writers Association, Walnut Creek Chapter, JFK University, Pleasant Hill, CA:
How to Think Ink: Article Writing for Non-Fiction Writers

April 20, 2015

Work2Future HR Training, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills:
Customer Service for HR Professionals

April 18, 2015

NSA/NC's Speakers Academy 2014-15, Session VIII, Holiday Inn SFO:
The Business of Speaking, Part II

April 11, 2015

UC Santa Cruz Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA:

Positive Political Skills in the Workplace (1-day course):  http://bit.ly/PositiveSkillsApril2015
PDF: Positive Political Skills course description PDF 

April 8, 2015

Work2Future HR Training, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills:
Employee Recognition and Motivation

April 7, 2015

Work2Future HR Training, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills:
Business Writing

March

March 29, 2015

The Harmony Center for the Joyful Spirit, Oakland, CA:
Your Sixteen Second Success-- In Harmony With Your Elevator Speech

March 28, 2015

UC Santa Cruz Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA:

Credibility -- How to Earn It...How to Keep It (1-day course)PDF of Credibility Class Description

March 21, 2015

NSA/NC's Speakers Academy 2014-15, Session VII, Holiday Inn SFO:
The Speaker As Storyteller

March 4, 2015


Lorman Audio Conference, 10:00-11:00 Pacific time:
Handling Negative Comments and Attacks From Customers (receive 50% off using this link)
Download PDF about this program: PDF of course description
Download versions of this recorded program.

February

February 21, 2015

NSA/NC's Speakers Academy 2014-15, Session VI, Holiday Inn SFO:
Online and Traditional Sales & Product Development Program

February 19, 2015

Team San Jose Managers' Leadership Development Training, SJ Convention Center, CA
Putting It All Together

February 7, 2015 RESCHEDULED to October 10, 2015

UC Santa Cruz Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA:

Sharpening Your Listening Skills
PDF of course description

January

January 31, 2015

University of California Santa Cruz Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA:

Leading and Facilitating Productive Meetings PDF of course description

January 28, 2015


Lorman Live Audio Conference, 10:00-11:00 Pacific time:
Practical Tips to Sell More & Make More 
Use the link above to receive an exclusive discount of 50% off this seminar tuition!
Download a PDF brochure PDF Craig's sales webinar description about this program.

January 24, 2015

NSA/NC's Speakers Academy 2014-15, Session V, S. San Francisco Holiday Inn:
Marketing and Collateral Materials for Speakers

January 23, 2015

Team San Jose Managers' Leadership Development Training, SJ Convention Center, CA
Teleconference: Getting Things Done!

 

Craig's 2014 Calendar

December

December 14, 2014

Travancore Toastmasters, Cochin, Kerala, India
General Evaluator

Read their quarterly PDF newsletter, Travancore Flash, referenceing
this meeting, with an interview of me and an article too!

December 13, 2014

Bombay Toastmasters, Mumbai, India
Speech Evaluator

Read their PDF newsletter about the meeting!

December 10, 2014 - RESCHEDULED to JANUARY 23

Team San Jose Managers' Leadership Development Training, SJ Convention Center, CA
Getting Things Done!

November

November 15, 2014

NSA/NC's Speakers Academy 2014, S. San Francisco Holiday Inn:
GRADUATION Keynote and Improv with an appearance by the
Very Right Reverend Verbal T. Talkalot


NSA/NC's Speakers Academy 2014-15, Session III, S. San Francisco Holiday Inn:
Moderator for "Markets for Speakers" program

November 8, 2014

National Speakers Association/Northern California Chapter, S.SF Conference Center:
Hosting a MEET THE PROS table on Storytelling for Speakers

November 2, 2014

Annual Piano Recital for Patty Cansentini's students, Berkeley, CA:
Emcee for afternoon's children's Piano Recital

October

October 18, 2014

NSA/NC's 2014-2015 Speakers Academy, Session II, S. San Francisco, CA:
Find Your Topic As A Speaker

October 14, 2014

City of San Jose (TSJ), San Jose, CA:
Telecoaching: Management Training on Communication (part of year-long program)

October 12, 2014

HOLD FOR Sunday Streets Berkeley,
Tellin' Homegrown Humor on the Tarmac

October 9, 2014


Morning HR Forum for the UCSC-Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA:
Listening Skills for Professionals
Register here for this free morning event.

October   6, 2014

Dancercize, Berkeley CA:
Guest Instructor for Kinetic Storytelling

October 1, 2014


Lorman Audio Conference, 10:00-11:30 Pacific time:
Essential Questioning and Listening Skills for Customer Service Professionals
Register here.   Download PDF about this conference here.

September

September 27, 2014

Nelson-Rogers Wedding Reception, Universalist Church, Kensington, CA:
Emcee for evening's musical entertainment and NVC demonstration

September 23, 2014

City of San Jose (TSJ), San Jose Convention Center, CA:
Management Training on Communication (part of year-long program)

September 20, 2014

NSA/NC's 2014-2015 Speakers Academy, S. SF, CA:
(Dean's Day 1 address to enrollees.)

September 10, 2014

NSA/NC 2014-2015 Speakers Academy:
Free Tele-Call regarding 2014-2015 Speakers Academy launching Septembr 20:
6-7pm Dial-in: (530) 881-1212 
ID# 301397874

September 10, 2014


Lorman Audio Conference, 10:00-11:00 Pacific time:
Handling Negative Comments and Attacks From Customers
50% discount when registering via this link: http://www.lorman.com/393800?discount_code=L5368658&p=13389

September 8, 2014

Disrict 4 Toastmasters Bay to Bay Cable Access Television Show:
Program Host for September edition

September 4, 2014

NSA/NC 2014-2015 Speakers Academy:
Free Tele-Call regarding 2014-2015 Speakers Academy launching Septembr 20:
7-8pm Dial-in: (530) 881-1212 
ID# 301397874

August

Aug. 26, 2014

Toastmasters Time, D-57 Cable Access TV, Palo Alto, CA:
Game On! How Gamification helps you, your club and district succeed!
Watch video here.

Aug. 23, 2014

Toasters & Roasters, Sandhill Road, Palo Alto, CA:
Entertaining Presentation: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Podium

Aug. 22, 2014

City of San Jose (TSJ), San Jose, CA:
Teleconference: Customer Focus

Aug 12, 2014

NSA/NC 2014-2015 Speakers Academy:
Free Tele-Call regarding 2014-2015 Speakers Academy launching Septembr 20:
8-9am Dial-in: (530) 881-1212 
ID# 301397874

Aug. 9, 2014

District 4 TLI, Genentech, S.SF, CA:
Telling Stories Out of School: You've Got Stories;
Also Moderator for Leveraging Toastmasters in World Panel with Cavett Award Winner
Patricia Fripp CSP & CPAE, Gary McKinsey, Cassandra Cockrill DTM, PDG and Linda Shively

July

July 29, 2014

City of San Jose (TSJ), San Jose, CA:
Management Training on Customer Focus (part of year-long program)

July 29, 2014

D-57 Toastmasters Club Officer Make-Up Training, East Bay Municipal Utility District, CA:
Leadership Keynote

July 23, 2014

NSA/NC 2014-2015 Speakers Academy:
Free Tele-Call regarding 2014-2015 Speakers Academy launching Septembr 20:
7-8pm Dial-in: (530) 881-1212 
ID# 301397874

July 13, 2014

NSA/NC Salon, Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA:
How to THINK INK!   Article Writing for Speakers
Download PDF about program

June

June 28, 2014

California Maritime Academy, Toastmasters Leadership Institute Vallejo, San Jose, CA:
HOLD FOR "From Free to Fee: Polishing Your Professionalism"

June 27, 2014

City of San Jose (TSJ) Mid-Managers' Leadership Development Program, San Jose, CA:
Teleconference: Accountability

June 24, 2014

NSA/NC 2014-2015 Speakers Academy:
Free Tele-Call regarding 2014-2015 Speakers Academy launching Septembr 20:
5-6pm Dial-in: (530) 881-1212 
ID# 301397874

June 14, 2014

Board Retreat for 2014-2015 National Speakers Assoc. -- N. California Chapter, SSF, CA:
How to Make the Ask: Recruiting Teams and Building Committees;
Marketing the Chapter's 2014-2015 Speakers Academy

June 13, 2014

City of San Jose (TSJ), San Jose, CA:
Management Training on Accountability (part of year-long program)

June 6, 2014

Bret Harte Middle School, Oakland, CA:
Graduation of this 8-week Youth Leadership Program

June 4, 2014

Executive Development Partners, NJ:
60-Minute Webinar: Imperative of External & Internal Customer Service

May

May 31, 2014

University of California Santa Cruz Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA:

Positive Political Skills in the Workplace
PDF

May 29 2014

Bret Harte Middle School, Oakland, CA:
Session #5 of this 8-week Youth Leadership Program

May 17, 2014

Bay Area Storytelling Festival, Craneway Pavilion, Richmond, CA:
Emcee for morning and evening storyconcert programs featuring Ed Stivender, Carol Birch, Motoko and the Rev. Robert B. Jones Sr.

May 15, 2014

Bret Harte Middle School, Oakland, CA:
"Your're On!" Impromptu Speaking Workshop leader

May 5, 2014

Bret Harte Middle School, Oakland, CA:
Session #2 of Lakeview Toastmasters' Youth Leaderhip Program

April

April 28, 2014

Bret Harte Jr. High School, Oakland, CA:
Introduction to 8-week Youth Leadership Program

April 26, 2014

Speakers Forum, Pleasanton, CA:
From Free to Fee: On Professional Speaking

April 18, 2014

City of San Jose (TSJ), San Jose, CA:
Teleconference: Thinking Strategically

April 17, 2014

Cal State University, East Bay, Hayward, CA:
Graduate Communication & Leadership Training

April 12, 2014

University of California Santa Cruz Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA:

Leading and Facilitating Productive Meetings PDF

April 10, 2014

Cal State University, East Bay, Hayward, CA:
Graduate Communication & Leadership Training

April 2, 2014


Writing Wednesdays Teleseminar:
From Snippets to Stories (Handout PDF handout SNIPPETS TO STORIES ; Listen to recording here!)

March

March 25, 2014

LaMorinda Toastmasters, Temple Isaiah, Lafayette CA
Achieving Your Bucket List Goals With Toastmasters As Your Co-Pilot

March 20, 2014

Team San Jose, San Jose Convention Center, CA:
Management Training on Thinking Strategically (launch of year-long program for mid-managers)

March 6-9, 2014

Tejas Storytelling Festival, Denton (Dallas) TX:
Homegrown Humor Storytelling Workshop

March 7, 2014

Strativity -- Customer Experience Training for Kia Motors America-- St. Louis, MO
Certified Premium Specialist (CPS) Instruction, Day 2

February

February 18-21, 2014

Strativity -- Customer Experience Training for Kia Motors America, San Francisco, CA

February 4-7, 2014

Strativity -- Customer Experience Training for Kia Motors America, Dallas TX

January

January 30, 2014

City of San Jose (TSJ), San Jose, CA:
Session 6: Leadership Development Training (part of year-long program)

January 29, 2014

Pacific Gas & Electric Co., San Ramon CA:
Emcee for Demonstration Meeting to form onsite Communication & Leadership program

January 25, 2014

UC Santa Cruz Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA:
Credibility -- How to Earn It...How to Keep It (1-day course)PDF

January 7-8, 2014

Strativity Customer Experience Training for Kia Motors America, Newport Beach, CA


Craig's 2013 Calendar

December

December 9-11, 2013

Strativity -- Customer Service Experience Training at Kia Motors, Irvine, CA:
Train-the-Trainer

November

November  9, 2013

District 57 Toastmasters' Fall Conference, San Ramon Valley Conference Center, San Ramon CA:
Orientation for First-Timers and Guests

November 1, 2013

City of San Jose (TSJ), San Jose, CA:
Teleconference: Getting Things Done!

October

October 22, 2013

Toastmasters TV Palo Alto, CA:
Hearing Voices: On the Trail of Vocal Variety

September

September 27, 2013

Team San Jose Managers' Leadership Development Training, SJ Convention Center, CA
Getting Things Done!

September 25, 2013

Golden Gate Breakfast Club, SF, CA:
Can You IDEATE? Brainstorming for success!

September 21, 2013

NSA/NC's Speakers Academy Training: Embassy Suites, South SF, CA
Storytelling, Presenting and Performing for Speakers (Fripp in AM/Craig in PM)

September 13-14, 2013

Coordinator for Berkeley Community High Holidays Services for Kol Nidre, Yom Kippur services
Berkeley CA

September 4-5, 2013

Coordinator for Berkeley Community High Holidays Services for Erev & Rosh Hashanah services
Berkeley CA

August

August 26, 2013

City of San Jose (TSJ), San Jose, CA:
Management Training on Communication (part of year-long program)

August 7, 2013

Storytelling Tele-Summit with Devorah Spilman:
Stories Sell -- Tell Yours Well
Register for free for a 21-expert story experience!  Click here!

July

July 21, 2013

LaughLovers with Allen Klein CSP Jollytologist:
Facilitated Live @ Improv -- Variations on Master-Servant Disaster game

July 11, 2013

City of San Jose (TSJ), San Jose, CA:
Management Training on Communication (part of year-long program)

June

June 28-29, 2013


NSA/NC Retreat
Convening PAC - President's Action Council of Past Presidents for 2013-2014 guidance

June 25, 2013


Lorman Audio Conference, 10:00-11:30 Pacific time (rescheduled from April 10):
Handling Negative Comments and Attacks From Customers

June 22, 2013

Speakers Forum, Pleasanton, CA:
From Free to Fee

May

May 9-11, 2013

Courtesy HOLD for special event, Palo Alto, CA:
Emcee for conference

May 4, 2013

District 57 Toastmasters' Spring Conference, Oakland Airport Hilton, Oakland, CA:
From Free to Fee: Transitioning to Professional Speaking

April

April 29, 2013

City of San Jose (TSJ), San Jose, CA:
Management Training on Customer Focus (part of year-long program)

April  20, 2013

District 43 Spring Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas:
* "Come Soar with Us"  (Keynote)
* Achieving Your Bucket List of Goals With Toastmasters as Your Co-Pilot (General Session)

April  19, 2013

Arkansas Baptist College, Little Rock, Arkansas:
Meeting to form new club on campus

April  13, 2013

University of California Santa Cruz Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA:
Leading and Facilitating Productive Meetings #2573.  Download PDF describing this course here.

April  6, 2013

Applied and Therapeutic Humor Conference, San Diego, CA:
Homegrown Humor: How to Prospect Your Past for Hidden Story Treasures

April 1, 2013

Work2Future (City of San Jose) on behalf of
University of California Santa Cruz Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA:

Positive Political Skills in the Workplace

March

March 22, 2013

Bay Area Consultants Network, San Rafael, CA
IDEATE: Unleash the power of the Brainstorm to Generate Oodles of Ideas for Success

March 17, 2013

LaughLovers -- The Cantu Comedy Club, Oakland, CA:
Emcee for humor program with Alicia Dattner

March 13, 2013


Lorman Audio Conference, 10:00-11:30 Pacific time:
Essential Questioning and Listening Skills for Customer Service Professionals

March 12, 2013

TELE-CALL for City of San Jose (TSJ), San Jose, CA:
Management Training on Accountability (part of year-long program)

March  8, 2013

California Parks and Recreation Society Conference, San Jose, CA:
Jest Practices: A "Best Practices" for Humor in the Workplace
San Jose Convention Center

March 2, 2013

NSA/NC Burlingame, CA
Emcee for program with Lois Creamer and Stephanie Chandler


February

February 15, 2013

BNI San Rafael, CA:
Host for "Seven Minutes to Success" interview with Lisa Safran

February 14, 2013

City of San Jose (TSJ), San Jose, CA:
Management Training on Accountability (part of year-long program)

February 2, 2013

University of California Santa Cruz Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA:
Credibility: How to Earn It, How to Keep It #1525. Download a PDF description here.

January

January 23, 2013

TELE-CALL for City of San Jose (TSJ), San Jose, CA:
Management Training on Strategic Thinking (part of year-long program)

January  9, 2013

The Sacramento Speakers Network, Sacramento Doubletree Hotel, Sacramento, CA:
Storytelling for Speakers

 

Craig's 2012 Calendar

December

December 17, 2012

Yahoo, Sunnyvale, CA:
Storytelling

December 11, 2012

Team San Jose, San Jose, CA:
Management Training on Thinking Strategically (launch of year-long program)

December 8 , 2012

University of California Santa Cruz Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA:
Positive Political Skills in the Workplace
Read more about the course description and register at http://bit.ly/PositivelyPoliticalCourse.
Download PDF here.

December  6, 2012

Berkeley Communicators Keynote, Berkeley, CA:
Enhance Your Meeting Space the Feng Shui Way!

December  5, 2012

McKesson B-2-B Webinar:
Are you Internally Customer Centric?

December 1, 2012

Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA:
TLI Keynote: You Say You Want To Be Distinguished?
Breakout: Ideation Through Brainstorming
Breakout: Paying Attention to Retention

November

November 3, 2012

District 57 Toastmasters' Fall Conference, California Maritime Academy, Vallejo, CA:
Play A Bigger Game: Step Up and Step Out of Toastmasters to Shape Your World

October

October 16, 2012

Chevron, Concord, CA:
Keynote: The EEP of Communciation & Leadership -- An Unstoppable Combination

September

September 22, 2012

NSA/NC's Pro-Track Training:, Sofitel Hotel, Redwood Shores, CA
Storytelling for Speakers;
Improv for Speakers

September 15, 2012

4th San Francisco Writing for Change Conference, SF: Writing to Make a Difference
Communication tips for authors to pitch, promote and profit

September 10, 2012

East Bay Church of Religious Science, Oakland CA:
And It Was Done! (Craig's story of forming East Bay Toastmasters with three powerful ladies!)

September 7, 2012

Blake Gardens, Kensington, CA:
Native American Election Tale

September 6, 2012

Riggs Distributing, Inc., Burlingame CA:
Sales & Service Training

August

August 11, 2012

Improv Consultants, Clearlake, CA:
Co-facilitate Evening Improv program for community service organization fundraiser

Vacation: July 19-Aug 6

July

Vacation: July 19-Aug 6

June

June 26, 2012

Contra Costa Tale Spinners, Orinda, CA:
Homegrown Humor: School's Out

June 9, 2012

University of California, Santa Cruz Extension in Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA:
Positive Political Skills in the Workplace
Read more about the course and register here at UCSC-X's site: http://bit.ly/positive-politics-ucscx
Download a PDF describing this course with registration information.PDF

June 7, 2012


Lorman Audio Conference, 10:00-11:30am Pacific time:
Up-Selling and Cross-Selling Strategies That Work

June 2, 2012

Toastmasters Leadership Institute:
Breakout: Your Room Has Room for Improvement: Feng Shui Your Meeting Room!
Breakout: Calling All VTMs: New Goals Through A New Lens

May

May 20, 2012

Leader for Live @ the Improv, LaughLovers.us

May 19, 2012

Emcee for Heart2Heart Speech-A-Thon

May 19-20, 2012

Emcee for the 26th annual Bay Area Storytelling Festival
Participant, Story Slam

May 17, 2012

Emcee for the 26th annual Bay Area Storytelling Festival's Study Trip
Craneway Pavilion, Richmond, CA

May 12, 2012

Fireman's Fund, Novato, CA:
Stellar Service: Merge NOW with WOW to Win Customers for Life!

May 5, 2012

National Speakers Association --Northern California Chapter, Foster City, CA:
Interviewing Comedy Magician Robert Strong about Comedy Talks!

April

April 27, 2012

22nd Annual Hospitality Symposium, USF School of Hospitality, Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA:
The Tao of Networking

April 24, 2012

San Mateo College, San Mateo, CA:
Go For Your Goals With Toastmasters As Your Co-Pilot
Read about and register through Pro-Toasties: $10. Download a PDF about this powerful interactive event.
Learn about clubs, advanced manuals, curricula, communities and contacts in and beyond D-4 to turn aspirations into achievements!

April 23, 2012

Word Weavers, Concord, CA:
Aspire & Achieve

April 21, 2012

University of California, Santa Cruz Extension Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA:
Leading and Facilitating Productive Meetings
Read more about this course and register on UCSC-X's site here: http://bit.ly/meetings-ucscx
Download a PDF describing this course with registration information.PDF

March

March 24, 2012

Salon! You're On, EthNohTec's monthly Salon, SF, CA:
Emcee for evening's program. See link for past Salons.

March 21, 2012

Golden Gate Breakfast Club, SF, CA:
Stellar  Service -- Merge NOW with WOW to Create Customers for Life!

March 17, 2012

University of California Santa Cruz Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA:
Credibility: How to Earn It, How to Keep It
Read more about it and register on UCSC-Extension's site here: http://bit.ly/credibility12_ucscx
Download a PDF describing this course with registration information.
PDF

March 3, 2012

National Speakers Association -- Northern California Chapter, Embassy Suites, South San Francisco, CA:
Chair: Gizmology - Demystifying Technology for Speakers & Trainers, Consultants & Coaches
(Download summary PDF here: PDF)

February 24, 2012

Clark Construction Company, Oakland CA
Chartering and Installation of Officers

February 23, 2012

Mills College, Oakland CA
Presidents' Training

February 22, 2012

Novartis, Emeryville, CA:
Paying Attention to Retention

February 21, 2012

Alameda Tongue Twisters:
Good, Better...BEST! Become the Consummate Toastmaster

February 20, 2012

Backing Into Humor, Mill Valley, CA:
Opening lines!

February 19, 2012

LaughLovers, Oakland, CA:
Program featuring headliner Gerald Nachman

February 11, 2012

Genentech, South San Francisco, CA:
Improvocate! An Improv Program (Leadership Institute Training for District 4)

February 9, 2012

Lions Club Student Speech Contest, Corte Madera, CA:
Expressions of Excellence!

February 7, 2012

Kristy Rogers' Personable Busines "Intros and Info" at the Silicon Valley Capital Club, San Jose, CA:
Merge NOW with WOW to Create Customers For Life!
(Excerpts from Craig's 2012 book Stellar Service!)

February 6, 2012

Speechcraft, Summit Medical Center, Oakland CA

January

January 29-30, 2012

Lantheus Medical Imaging Sales Meeting, San Antonio TX:
KEYNOTE: Tell to Win (Storytelling for Sales) ;
Plenary Session: Story Tell, Story Sell -- Sales Through Storytelling;
Executive Story/Presentation Coaching

January 14, 2012

District 57 Toastmasters of Coastal Northern California, Fireman's Fund, Novato, CA:
If You Promote It...They Will Come! (Training for VPs of PR)

January 7, 2012

National Speakers Association -- Northern California Chapter, Burlingame, CA:
Newcomers Orientation


Craig's 2011 Calendar

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December

 

November

November 22, 2011

San Francisco Professional Career Network:
How To Think Ink! (How To Get Published as an expert.) Download PDF handout here.

November 20 , 2011

LaughLovers.us, Oakland CA:
Live at the Improv!

November 19 , 2011

University of California Santa Cruz Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA:


Positive Political Skills in the Workplace
Read more about the course description and register at http://bit.ly/harrison_ucsc_course. Download PDF here.

November 12, 2011

District 57 Toastmasters' Fall Conference, California Maritime Academy, Vallejo, CA:
Facilitated Brainstorm Plenary with Graphic Recorder: Aspire & Achieve Using District 57 Resource;

Don't Occupy...Improvocate! (Co-presentation on Improv with propmaster John Tenza)

November 5, 2011

National Speakers Association -- Northern California Chapter:
Leading Newcomers' Welcome

October

October 25, 2011

Tethys Bioscience, Emeryville, CA:
Good, Better...BEST!
On Becomming the Consummate Toastmaster.

October 16, 2011

LaughLovers: The Cantu Comedy Club, Oakland, CA:
Humoration: Humor Brainstorm Technique for Members and Guests

September

September 17, 2011

NSA/NC's Pro-Track Training

September 14, 2011

Medical Insurance Exchange Group, Oakland, CA:
Tick Tock: Time Management Skills

September 10, 2011

National Speakers Association -- Northern California Chapter's ACHIEVE 201!, Foster City, CA:
The Lighter Side of Customer Service!

August

August 23, 2011

Wells Fargo, San Francisco, CA
The Lighter Side of Customer Service

July

July 28, 2011

HOLD FOR Berkeley Primary Care, Berkeley CA:
Water Cooler Customer Service Conversation: Recognition & Appreciation

July 27, 2011

Howard Daniel Clinic, E. Oakland CA:
Water Cooler Conversation: RECOGNITION ("Cooler" Customer Service Series)

July 23, 2011

District 4 Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI), San Francisco, CA:
You're the CEO: Chief Educational Officer

July 15, 2011

LifeLong Medical Care Dental Clinic, Berkeley CA:
"Cooler Customer Service" conversation on RECOGNITION & APPRECIATION

July 9, 2011

Saratoga, CA:
Become An Improv-Master

June

June 25-27, 2011

NSA/NC Retreat, Berkeley, CA:
A Treasurer's Tale

June 23-24, 2011

Berrett-Koehler Authors Cooperative Marketing Conference, San Francisco:
Host Ice-Breaker; Facilitate panels

June 23, 2011

Berkeley Primary Care, Berkeley CA:
Water Cooler Customer Service Conversation: Recognition & Appreciation

June 15, 2011

Over 60 Health Clinic, Berkeley, CA:
Water Cooler Customer Service Conversation: Communication

Adult Day Health Center, East Oakland, CA:
Water Cooler Customer Service Conversation: Recognition & Appreciation

June 7, 2011

Union Sanitation District, Union City, CA:
Customer Service Training

June 4, 2011

University of California Santa Cruz Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA:
Positive Political Skills in the Workplace
Read more about the course description and register here

June 2, 2011

Downtown Oakland Clinic, Oakland CA:
Water Cooler Conversation: Communication ("Cooler" Customer Service Series)

June 2, 2011

Lifelong Medical Care , Berkeley CA:
Supervisory Training in Customer Service

May

May 26, 2011

Adult Day Health Center, East Oakland
Building Trust, Generating Thrust

May 25, 2011

Howard Daniel Clinic, E. Oakland CA:
Water Cooler Conversation: Communication ("Cooler" Customer Service Series)

May 20, 2011

Genentech, S. San Francisco, CA:
Become An Improv-Master

May 14, 2011

District 57 Toastmasters' Spring Conference, USS Hornet, Alameda CA:
Emcee for R.A.L.P.H. and Pecha Kucha presentations

May 13, 2011

The Commonwealth Club of California, SF, CA:
Emcee for Waldo Waldman program : NEVER FLY SOLO!

May 12, 2011

Lifelong Medical Care , Berkeley CA:
Supervisory Training in Customer Service

May 10, 2011

Professional Speakers Academy of the National Speakers Association:
Teleseminar: "So You Wanna Be A Professional Speaker?!?"

May 7, 2011

University of California Santa Cruz Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA:


Leading and Facilitating Productive Meetings
Read more about the course description and register here

April

April 26-27, 2011

Union Sanitation District, Union City , CA:
4 sessions of Customer Service Training

April 21, 2011

Adult Day Health Center -- LifeLong Medical Care, East Oakland CA:
"Cooler Customer Service" conversation on COMMUNICATION

April 20, 2011

West Berkeley Family Practice -- LifeLong Medical Care, Berkeley CA:
"Cooler Customer Service" conversation on TEAMWORK

April 20, 2011

East Oakland Clinic -- LifeLong Medical Care, Oakland CA:
"Cooler Customer Service" conversation on COMMUNICATION:
The 5 Why's and other powerful communication tools

April 13, 2011

PEERS, 333 Hegenberger Rd, Oakland CA:
The Value of Ongoing Communication & Leadership Training

April 8, 2011

Project Management Institute - Bay Area chapter, Shattuck Hotel, 2086 Alston Way, Berkeley, CA:
The Value of Ongoing Communication & Leadership Training

April 7, 2011

Downtown Oakland Clinic — LifeLong Medical Care, Oakland CA:
"Cooler Customer Service" conversation on TEAMWORK

March

March 29, 2011

Adult Day Health Center — LifeLong Medical Care, Novato CA:
"Cooler Customer Service" conversation on TEAMWORK

March 27, 2011

Watergate, Emeryville, CA:
Become An Improv-Master!

May 23, 2011

Howard Daniel Clinic — LifeLong Medical Care, Oakland, CA:
"Cooler Customer Service" conversation on TEAMWORK

March 19, 2011

University of California Santa Cruz Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA:


Credibility: How to Earn It, How to Keep It
Read more about the course description and register here.

March 19, 2011

RTE 1 logo-click to hear interview
Interviewed by "The Business with George Lee " on RTE Radio 1 of Ireland for 5:00 AM airing:
Motivational Musings from America for the Irish on the power of Positivity!
In this week's San Francisco special, you also meet the young Irish who are making noise in Silicon Valley, visit the Galway man who swapped Glenamaddy cattle for Californian chardonnay, and explore the great city on the bay by bike.
CLICK HERE or LOGO above to hear Interview (between 15:00 and 21:10 of 1-hour pgm
.

March 16, 2011

Over-60 Health Clinic, Berkeley CA:
"Cooler Customer Service" conversation on TEAMWORK

March 12, 2011

National Speakers Association -- Northern California Chapter, Burlingame, CA:
Tribal Teachings -- Lessons From My 14-Year Tenure in NSA/NC

February

February 19, 2011

DECM, San Leandro, CA. (Map it):
Become An Improv-Master!

February 24, 2011

Berkeley Primary Care — LifeLong Medical Care, Herrick Hospital, Berkeley, CA:
"Cooler Customer Service" conversation on TEAMWORK

February 16, 2011

Adult Day Health Center — LifeLong Medical Care, Oakland CA:
"Cooler Customer Service" conversation on TEAMWORK

February 16, 2011

E. Oakland Clinic — LifeLong Medical Care, Oakland CA:
"Cooler Customer Service" conversation on TEAMWORK

 

February 13, 2011

Next Step --Biltmore Hotel, Santa Clara, CA:
Become An Improv-Master!

Click to download PDF
or Register here
(just $5 in advance). Questionss? 408/833-8945

February 11 , 2011

LifeLong Medical Care Dental Clinic, Berkeley CA:
"Cooler Customer Service" conversation on TEAMWORK

February 2, 2011

Star Search -- Fremont, CA:
Become An Improv-Master!

January

January 29, 2011

Esteemed Oakland 88 SpeechCraft -- Oakland, CA:
Pitching Introductions!

January 22, 2011

National Speakers Association — Northern California Chapter,Burlingame, CA:
Past Presidents Panel — Celebrating 30 Years as a Chapter

January 20, 2011


Lorman Audio Conference, 10:00-11:30am Pacific time:
Up-Selling and Cross-Selling Strategies That Work
Read more and register here.

January 15, 2011

District 4 Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) :
Keynote : Become A Beacon of Excellence: Lead from Where You Sit, Stand or Speak
Breakout: Become An Improv-Master
Breakout: From Free to Fee --Your Guide to Professional Speaking

Craig's 2010 Calendar

December

Dec. 14, Dec. 16, 2010

LifeLong Medical Care, two East Bay Area locations
Building Excellence! Customer Service - Day 2

December 11, 2010

University of California Santa Cruz Extension of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA:


Positive Political Skills in the Workplace
#6588 Positive Political Skills in the Workplace
(download PDF flyer about June iteration of this 1-day course)

Dec. 6-7, 2010

LifeLong Medical Care, East Bay Area location
Building Excellence! Customer Service - Day 1

Dec. 4, 2010

Toastmasters Leadership Institute, Orinda, CA
The EVP as CEO: How Educational Vice Presidents are
Clubs' Chief Educational Officers

November

November 20 , 2010

Telabration!, Santa Rosa, CA:
Emcee for this annual celebration of storytelling around the world featuring Cathryn Fairlee, Kirk Waller, Michael D. McCarty and Olga Loya.
Download PDF here.

November 13-14 , 2010

Writing for Change Conference 2010,Hilton Hotel, SF CA:
Giving Voice To Your Books! (Speaking for Writers)

November 6 , 2010

District 57 Toastmasters, Fall Conference, San Ramon Conf. Center, CA:
Become An Improv-Master!

October

October 26, 2010

Medical Insurance Exchange Corporation, Oakland, CA:
Developing Your Workplace Communication Quotient

October 22, 2010

Xoma, Berkeley, CA:
Good, Better...BEST! Communication and Applied Communication (AKA Leadership)

October 12 , 2010

AT&T, San Ramon, CA
Improv for Business

September

September 25 , 2010

NSA/NC's Pro-Track Training:
Adding Storytelling and Improv to your Speakers Toolkit

September 1 , 2010

eWomenNetwork, Biltmore Hotel, Santa Clara:
Speak and Grow Biz: Speak to Promote Your Business

August

August 19 , 2010

LLNL/Inspectors-General of the Dept. of Energy:
Humor Us: Conference humor program for accountants (SF)

July

July 6-7, 2010

LifeLong Medical Care, Oakland Conference Center
Building Excellence! Internal Customer Service Training - Day 2

June

June 15-16 , 2010

LifeLong Medical Care, Community Health Center Network, San Leandro
Building Excellence! Customer Service - Day 1

June 12 , 2010


Santa Clara, CA:
#6588 Positive Political Skills in the Workplace
(download PDF flyer about this 1-day course)

May

May 31, 2010

Tele-speech at Virtual Meeting:
TO ATTEND, DIAL (712) 432-0600; ENTER ACCESS CODE 830925#
Optional visual participation https://www2.gotomeeting.com/join/654386547

The Voice of Customer Service!

May 24, 2010

The Leadership Club, Oakland CA:
Facilitate High Performance Leadership Project planning session for District 57

May 22, 2010

25th annual Bay Area Storytelling Festival
Emcee for Diane Ferlatte & Connie Regan-Blake

May 21, 2010

Bay Area Storytelling Festival's Study Trip
Emcee

May 8, 2010

District 57 Toastmasters Conference, California Maritime Academy, Vallejo, CA
Your Toastmasters Bucket List;
You've Got Stories

May 1, 2010

National Speakers Association — Northern Californa chapter's Achieve The Professional Edge,
Crown Plaza Hotel, Burlingame, CA:
"Communication A La Modes"

April

April 3, 2010

Tales & Tellers , Fort Danville, CA.
Interactive Storytelling

March

March 21, 2010

The SF International Chocolate Salon, Fort Mason, San Francisco.
Pouring for Loft Liqueurs

March 16-17-18-19, 2010

LifeLong Medical Care, Berkeley-Oakland
Building Excellence! Internal Customer Service Training - Day 2

February

February 27, 2010

Speakers Forum , Concord, CA:
On A Platter: Helping Speakers Customize and Adapt

February 23, 2010

Tell-It-On-Tuesday, Julia Morgan Theater, Berkeley, CA:
Homegrown Humor — Growing up in Berkeley in the 60's
download a small PDF with program information.

February 16-17-18, 24, 2010

LifeLong Medical Care, Berkeley-Oakland
Building Excellence! Customer Service

February 5, 2010

Oakland Chamber of Commerce, Oakland CA
Grow Your Business with GPS: Goal Setting, Perseverance and Sales Skills

February 2, 2010

LifeLong Medical Care, Berkeley-Oakland
Directors Briefing

 

January

January 29, 2010

Business+Plus, Walnut Creek, CA:
StoryTell, Story Sell

January 3, 2010

Telling Time of Contra Costa County, 200 La Casa Villa, Walnut Creek, CA:
Homegrown Humor
Contact JIm Eklund, Director at. jimtells@yahoo.com  925-381-2858

Craig's 2009 Calendar

December

December 8, 2009

Canadian Professional Speakers Association (CAPS) Convention, Calgary, Canada:
Prospecting Your Past for Hidden Story Treasures

December 5, 2009

Tales and Tellers, Danville, CA:
Involving Your Audience (A Training for Storytellers)

November

November 17, 2009

Hilton Hotel, Burlingame, CA:
Open House for the National Speakers Association — Northern California chapter & Pro-Track

November 14, 2009

District 57 Toastmasters' Fall Conference, Diablo Valley College, CA:
The Toastmaster's Journey

November 7, 2009

National Speakers Association -- Northern California chapter, SF (Burlingame), CA:
Storylines for Speakers

October

October 26, 2009

TLC Leadership Lab, Oakland, CA:
Take the Vision Test! Vision Statements for organizations, clubs and individuals

October 18, 2009

Oakland, CA:
LaughLovers:
Introducing John Tenza's PROPMASTERS keynote

October 12, 2009

NSA Oregon:
Storytelling to Grow Business program

October 10, 2009

University of California, Santa Cruz Extension of Silicon Valley, Cupertino CA:
One Day Course: Leading & Facilitating Productive Meetings

October 9, 2009

Business+Plus, Walnut Creek, CA:
Elevator Speech Coaching

September

September 26, 2009

National Speakers Association — Northern California Chapter's Pro-Track:
Humor and Storytelling for Speakers (Polish Your Professionalism)

September 14, 2009

The Leadership Club:
Café Kvetch — Bad Attitudes at the Loser's Lounge

August

August 28, 2009

Abbott Diabetes Care, Alameda, CA
Impromptu Speaking for Professionals

August 20, 2009

US Army, Presidio of Monterey:
The Three C's of Customer Service: Care, Communication and Culture
Download a small promotional flyer describing the program (PDF).

August 15, 2009

Public Seminar, Networking Lounge, Pleasant Hill, CA
From Free to Fee: For emerging and aspiring professional speakers
Click for registration information;
Call 510/547-0664 to register for the next iteration.
Download PDF flyer.

August 15, 2009, Evening

Speaker at 5th anniversary of Pro-Track, NSA/NC's successful apprentice program founded by Craig and his board team in 2004.

August 7, 2009

Business+Plus, Walnut Creek, CA
Your Sixteen Second Success:
Use Your Elevator Speech to Build Membership and Grow Business

August 4, 2009

San Leandro, CA
Public Relations Training for District 57 Toastmasters Officers

July

July 25 , 2009

Speakers Forum, Concord, CA
The Speaker's Journey
How Speakers follow The Hero's Journey

July 18 , 2009

National Speakers Association's Annual Convention, Phoenix, AZ
The Speaker as Storyteller
For the Storytellers Professional Emphasis Group co-founded by Craig

June

June 27 , 2009

Humor Masters, Brea CA:
Humor Workshop for this specialty group modeled after Oakland's LaughLovers.

June 22, 2009

Leadership Oakland, Oakand, CA:
Be A Praise-Dispenser — The Power of Praise

June 21 , 2009

LaughLovers:
The Cantu Moment: A Father's Day Salute to The Stillers, Wayans and other father-son humorists

June 13 , 2009

Storytelling Association of Alta California, Juneteenth event:
A Story Concert with Linda Gorham

June 13, 2009

National Speakers Association — Northern California Chapter's Pro-Track:
Think Ink: How to Get Published

June 13, 2009

Region II Conference of Toastmasters International:
Good, Better...Best: On Becoming The Consummate Toastmaster

June 8, 2009

Leadership Oakland, Oakand, CA:
The Hero's Journey meets The Arc de Toastmasters

May

May 17 , 2009

Storytelling Association of Alta California's
24th annual Bay Area Storytelling Festival
Emcee for Kids' Concert featuring colleagues Kirk Waller, Cathryn Fairley,
Pauline Hale & Martha Shogren

May 16 , 2009

University of California, Santa Cruz Extension of Silicon Valley, Cupertino CA:
One Day Course 6588: Positive Political Savvy In the Workplace

May 10, 2009

Salon I'm On! At Eth-Noh-Tec Studios in SF (Map):
Craig Harrison's Homegrown Humor (Opening Act for storytelling colleague Judith Black's “Tales Of An Unrepentant Hippy” - Sexy, Silly and Serious!)

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May 9, 2009

District 57 Toastmasters' Spring Conference — two sessions:
The Empowering Leader

Turning the Tables on Table Topic: Workshop.

May 7, 2009

Berkeley Communicators
The Empowering Leader

May 2, 2009

National Speakers Association — Northern California Chapter:
Meet the Pros: Shmoe or Pro? On Professionalism

April

April 26, 2009

Coaches' Corner, District 57 Train the Trainer program:
Teleseminar on Elevator Speeches for Club Building

April 19, 2009

LaughLovers, Oakland CA:
Moses' Speech Coach: A Passover Story of Mordechai of Sinai

April 16, 2009

YeastFest 2009, Oakland CA:
Patriarchial Presentation

April 11, 2009

A Sedar Story for Passover, Oakland CA:
Exclusive Presentation from Moses' Speech Coach Mordechai of Sinai

March

March 20, 2009

Illinois Chapter of the National Speakers Association's Fabulous Friday Meeting:
Story Tell Story Sell for Speakers (Sales through Storytelling)

March 9, 2009

Leadership Oakland, Oakand, CA:
The Empowering Leader

March 7, 2009

National Speakers Association — Northern California Chapter, Burlingame, CA:
Leadership Panelist on economic challenges of speakers

March 5, 2009

Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA:
Guest Lecturer on Storytelling for Artists

February

February 10, 2009

Diablo View Rotary :
Stimulate Your Sales Through Stellar Service!

February 4, 2009

Bouverie Preserve, Glen Ellen :
On the Storytelling Trail: Story Training for Docents

January

January 26, 2009

Leadership Oakland:
The Gift is In the Gaffe! (On Failing Forward)

January 12, 2009

Leadership Oakland:
Something From Nothing (Jacob the Tailor's Story)

 

Craig's 2008 Calendar

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December

December 21, 2008

Custom Performance of The Hanukkah Song for LaughLovers;
Roaster for Celebrity Roast of Ashley Harkness.

December 9, 2008

Teleseminar for National Speakers Association's Storytellers PEG:
Homegrown Humor! Prospecting Your Past for Your Own Stories

December 3, 2008

RADIO INTERVIEW: Talking Toastmasters:
Leadership — The Track Less Traveled

 

November

November 21, 2008

National Speakers Association's Fall Conference
Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort, Scottsdale, AZ:
Homegrown Humor! Prospecting Your Past for Your Own Stories

November 15 , 2008

District 57 Toastmasters' Fall Conference Laney College, Oakland, CA
Cultivating Your Leadership;
Homegrown Humor;

November 10, 2008

Leadership Oakland:
Leadership -- The Track Less Taken

November 8 , 2008

Heartland NSA Chapter of Kansas
Storytelling for Speakers

October

October 27, 2008

Leadership Oakland
Lead From Where You Sit, Stand or Speak

October 25 , 2008

Speakers Forum, Concord, CA
Homegrown Humor

October 18 , 2008

District 57 Toastmasters leaders, Pleasanton, CA
How To Make The Ask : Recruiting & Persuasion Training for Leaders

October 15 , 2008

National Speakers Association Campfire Teleseminar for Chapter Leaders
How to Make the Ask (Recruiting for Boards, Committees, Teams and more)

October 14 , 2008

Moderator for Storytellers PEG (NSA) Teleseminar with Susan Luke, Corporate Mythologist:
Using Personal Stories with Corporate Clients —
Helping Clients Go From the 'Story Line' to the 'Bottom Line'

October 2 , 2008

Open House for NSA/NC's Pro-Track 2009 Burlingame, CA
Panelist

September

September 23, 2008

The Rinoceros Business Club, San Francisco
The Lighter Side of Leadership
For more information contact Jinsoo Terry: 415-240-5001

September 22 , 2008

The Leadership Club, Oakland, CA:
Cultivate the Leader in You!

September 6 , 2008

District 57 Toastmasters, Piedmont CA:
Think Like A CEO: Chief Education Officer!
Contact Gary Wong for more information.

September 5 , 2008

DemandTec Customer Service Training
Redwood City, CA

August

August 29 , 2008

DemandTec Customer Service Training
Pleasanton, CA

August 27 , 2008

Ragan Management Webinars:
Enhancing Your Workplace Communication Quotient (CQ)
Call 1-800-878-5331 for more information.
Click to purchase the Webinar + CD for $249 ; Click to purchase just the Webinar for $219;
Click to purchase just the CD for $219.

August 17, 2008

LaughLovers, Oakland, CA
The Reunion!

August 4, 2008

National Speakers Association's summer convention, Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York City:
Story Tell, Story Sell: Sales Through Storytelling

August 2, 2008

National Speakers Association's summer convention, Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York City:
Storytellers PEG

August 2, 2008

National Speakers Association's summer convention, Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York City:
Hosting Table of Excellence for Chapter Leadership Training on APPRENTICE PGMs

July

July 24, 2008

ProMatch, 675 Hegenberger Road, Oakland, CA
Story Tell, Story Sell for Job Seekers

July 20, 2008

LaughLovers, Oakland, CA
Storytelling On A Shoestring

July 17, 2008

eWomen Network, Campbell, CA
Building Your Business Through Speaking
For more information contact Kristy Rogers or call (408) 288-8484

July 1, 2008

Frank Bette Gallery @ Southshore Mall:
Craig will tell at the GALLERY at Southshore Mall, Alameda, CA
Homegrown Humor -- Craig's Tales of Humor and Humanity
For more information contact Cathy Dana or call (510) 523-7853

June

June 12, 2008

American Business Womens Association North Bay Charter # 6499
"Expressions of Excellence"
For more information contact Amy Dawson.

June 8, 2008

Sssh Story Swap, CCC, 145 Rock Hill Dr., Tiburon, CA 94920
Tales of Humor & Humanity
Contact Jim Cooke (415) 461-8199.

May

May 23, 2008 POSTPONED

Palo Alto Rotary:
A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To The Podium

May 18, 2008

LaughLovers @ BASF
"The Day I Made Sinbad Laugh"

May 16-18, 2008

Bay Area Storytelling Festival
Emcee for annual Study Trip for 700 Students (May 16);
Emcee for Rick Huddle and Olive Hackett-Shaughnessy (May 17);
Emcee for Story Swap (May 18);
Teller: "The Day I Made Sinbad Laugh"

May 10, 2008

District 57's Spring Conference: Plenary program:
What Next? Leveraging Toastmasters Skills to Impact Your World
Embassy Suites, Walnut Creek, CA

May 3, 2008

National Speakers Association — Northern California chapter, Burlingame, CA
Diamonds in Our Midst: Interviewing Susan RoAne, 25-year member of NSA!
Meet the Pros: Hosting Table on The Pub Crawl — Free Publicity for Speakers
Download transcript in handout form (PDF).

April

April 19, 2008

NSA/NC's Pro-Track program:
"Think Ink: Getting Published As Speakers, Trainers and Experts"

April 12, 2008

Emcee for annual dinner and auction for Trinity School, Menlo Park, CA

April 9, 2008

National Association of Professional Organizers
Annual Convention, Reno, NV:
"Orchestrating Leadership"

Leadership Forum for NAPO leaders at John Ascuaga’s Nugget

March

March 13, 2008

Ragan Management Webinars:
The Voice of Customer Service! (Part II)
Call 1-800-878-5331 for more information. From $109!

March 12, 2008

Ragan Management Webinars:
The Voice of Customer Service! (Part I)
Call 1-800-878-5331 for more information. From $109!

March 11, 2008

National Association of Catering Executives, Northern California:
The Tao of Networking

March 8, 2008

District 57 Toastmasters of Northern California:
In Praise of CEOs: Chief Educational Officers (EVPs)
Elio’s Dining
260 Floresta Boulevard San Leandro, CA  94578

February

February 29, 2008

eWomen Network Palo Alto, Crowne Plaza Cabana:
In Ye They Trust — Building Trust As A Service Organization
Kristy Rogers, Regional Executive Director, eWomenNetwork San Jose
408-288-8484. Click here to register.

February 14-17, 2008

National Speakers Association's Workshop SpeakerPalooza, SF CA:
THR AM: Chapter Leadership Training for NSA leaders (8:30-Noon);
THR PM: Inaugural meeting of Storytellers Professional Emphasis Group (PEG) 4-5pm;
FRI PM: Coordination of Jewish Service (5:45-6:30PM)

January

January 29, 2008

Teleseminar for new members of eWomen Networks, San Jose
Use of QUESTIONS to uncover prospect and client needs

January 24, 2008

National Speakers Association — Northern California Chapter
Humor Us — Humor for Speakers
"Mini-Meeting" at Barnes & Noble, Oakland, CA
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January 20, 2008

LaughLovers:
Review of Jeff Justice's book and Top-10 List Technique
San Jose, CA

January 19, 2008

Accountants Advanced Marketing Network Association, Inc
Story Tell, Story Sell: Stories told and sold;
Your Sixteen Second Success: The Elevator Speech;
Take the Chill Out of Cold Calls

San Diego, CA

January 15, 2008

San Jose Leadership Council:
Orchestrating Leadership
San Jose, CA

April 14aq, 2017

 

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