Corporate & Conference Speaking

“Few people out there know more about Gen Y’s thoughts, values and priorities than Lindsey Pollak.”
– BusinessInsider.com

Lindsey is a frequent keynote speaker to corporate leaders and conference attendees on topics related to Millennials/Generation Y and the changing world of work.

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Corporate & Conference Speaking Topics

1. MASTERING THE MILLENNIAL MINDSET: WHAT DOES GEN Y WANT?

Lindsey Pollak, one of the country’s top experts on the Millennial Generation (a.k.a. Generation Y, born approximately 1982 to 1995), provides a well-researched, insightful and engaging look at what the largest generation of consumers in American history – 80 million strong – wants today and what they will likely want tomorrow. “What Gen Y Wants” is essential knowledge for today’s leaders across all industries and functional roles.

Topics include:

  • Placement of the Millennials in historical context – where did they come from and what other generation’s tendencies do they most resemble?
  • Demographic insight – why Millennials represent no less than a demographic tidal wave of change for marketers after decades of Baby Boomer rule
  • An overview of the major influences on Generation Y to help your organization anticipate this customer segment’s future wants and needs
  • Specific examples from diverse industries of how organizations are addressing these Millennial trends and others

 

2. SECRETS FOR SUCCEEDING IN THE MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKPLACE

Version 1: For All Corporate Levels

For the first time in history, four generations are sharing the workplace — and sometimes it feels like they are living in four different worlds. How can you navigate through the Traditional Traditionalists, the Still Booming Boomers, the Xtra-Independent Gen Xers and the Tech-or-Die Gen Ys? Lindsey Pollak — often called a “translator” among the generations — will share her insights, opinions and predictions about the four generations and their motivations, goals and communication styles. Anecdotes, visual examples and customized case studies will provide insight into how a variety of organizations are dealing with their multi-generational members. Topics include:

  • A user’s guide to the different generations in today’s workplace
  • Potential points of conflict and how to handle them
  • Mastering the art of cross-generational communication
  • Strategies for working with each generation
  • Predictions about the workplace of tomorrow

Version 2: For Millennials

It’s not easy entering the workforce today. For the first time in history, four generations are sharing the workplace — and sometimes it feels like they are living in four different worlds. How can young professionals navigate through the Traditional Traditionalists, the Still Booming Boomers, the Xtra-Independent Gen Xers and your own generation, the Tech-or-Die Gen Ys? Lindsey Pollak — often called a “translator” among the generations — will teach you how to navigate the workforce in a language that is friendly, current and actionable. This program is specially designed for Millennial generation participants, full of anecdotes, visual examples, interactive exercises and real-life case studies to help members of Generation Y develop personal action plans for career success. Topics include:

  • A user’s guide to the different generations in today’s workplace
  • Potential points of conflict at work and how to handle them
  • Mastering the art of cross-generational communication
  • Managing up: How to build the best relationship with your manager
  • Getting the feedback and opportunities you want and need
  • Creation of personalized action plan for each attendee

 

3. MANAGING MILLENNIALS

How much do you know about your Millennial employees (born approx. 1982 – 1995, also known as Generation Y)? What motivates them? What discourages them? Why do they spend so many hours texting? Lindsey Pollak — often called a “translator” among the generations — will share her insights, opinions and the latest research about today’s twentysomethings. Anecdotes, visual examples and customized case studies will provide real-world insight into how organizations are dealing with this unique generation. Prepare to leave this talk with actionable strategies to harness the power of your Millennial workers. Topics include:

  • A user’s guide to the different generations in the workplace
  • Insight into the major characteristics of Gen Y (digital natives, helicopter parenting, globalization, etc.)
  • Mastering the art of cross-generational communication
  • Giving feedback to the “everyone gets a trophy” generation
  • Strategies from companies that are successfully attracting, retaining and engaging Millennials

 

4. 2020 VISION: THE FUTURE OF WORK UNDER MILLENNIAL LEADERSHIP 

Close your eyes and envision where your career, your organization and your profession will be in the year 2020, when the Millennial generation is predicted to become more than 50 percent of the U.S. workforce. What skill sets will be required? What tasks will be automated? Will there be a phone on your desk? Will your boss be a Millennial? A person in India or China? A robot? How can you prepare yourself and your organization for the workplace of 2020 and beyond? Lindsey Pollak will share her answers to these questions and many other predictions, based on her research into the Millennial generation, the changing world of work and the key workplace trends of the future.

 

5. THE INSIDER’S GUIDE TO LINKEDIN: ONLINE NETWORKING SECRETS FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS 

Everyone is talking about LinkedIn these days, but how exactly do you use the world’s largest professional social network in your job search and career management? Lindsey Pollak, an official ambassador for LinkedIn, will share her expert advice, tips and tactics. In this enjoyable and educational presentation you will learn how to:

  • Build an impressive LinkedIn profile that gets the results you desire
  • Grow and maximize a professional online network
  • Use LinkedIn to chart your career path and find available opportunities
  • Avoid online networking mistakes
  • Receive expert answers to your LinkedIn questions

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