BRANDS & ORGANIZATIONS THAT TRUST ME INCLUDE:

EVENT & MEETING

PLANNING

Well planned, greatly executed.

It all starts with a strategic well-thought planning. Elements like room temperature, lighting, audiovisual equipment are crucial to have a successful event, yet they are often overlooked. To help you get the most out of our presentations, we have created the following “prep list” just for you, event and meeting planners in mind. My team is dedicated to assist you in creating a memorable event, for your participants to benefit from the Maighan ''More than a keynote—an experience'' promise.

PDF FOR EVENT PLANNERS

Everything you need.

This prep-list is your one-stop-shop for promotional materials, photos, and equipment specifications—everything is outlined to simplify the event planner’s job. Use this list to optimize your time, budget and energy, by planning your event quicker and smarter. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information.

You will need to advertise your event and get your participants in the spirit of it beforehand. We’ve created a list of selected photos you can use to promote your event.

Click on the chosen photo to enlarge. Right-click and select ”Save image as”.

Because all my keynote presentations and training sessions are customized and tailored to your audience’s need, we will schedule a 30 to 60 minutes teleconference before the event. This is important in getting a better understanding of the context and purpose of your event.

Your event success is our first focus; my team has built this check list to ease the process for you. All requests below are made to ensure that your event is executed the best way possible so that you and your participants get the most out of it. If some items are unavailable or certain requests cannot be accommodated, please let us know as soon as possible.

  • A lapel microphone with new batteries is required for groups of 30 or more participants.Please note: for logistics and efficiency reasons Stephan does not use head-set microphones.
  • Screen + Projector + VGA or HDMI cable (for PC laptop)
  • Stephan comes with his own laptop and remote control. Ideally, they must be on stage during the entire talk, along with all necessary cables.
  • Music and videos are embedded in the presentation; therefore, an audio cable that connects the laptop to the sound system must be available on stage.
  • Surround sound speakers with appropriate sound quality for music and videos played throughout the keynote presentation.
  • To ensure proximity and interaction with the audience, a stage or platform no further than 10 feet must be installed. A podium or lectern is not required.
  • Stage lighting must be appropriate for the room size and setting and must not project towards the screen to avoid glare. Room lighting over the audience must be set between 80 to 100% to facilitate interaction, particularly during audience participation. Please do not dim the lights.
  • The room temperature is critical. Participants usually become irritated or distracted when the room is too warm or too cold. Ideally, cooler settings are preferable to warmer settings, particularly when the presentation includes participatory activities. It is recommended to adjust the room temperature anywhere between 19.5⁰C and 20.5⁰C (67 to 69⁰F) before the presentation begins as it can take up to 2 hours for a room to reach the ideal temperature.
  • Speaker and audience must be close to facilitate understanding and interaction. Too many empty seats between attendees tend to lower the energy, therefore the audience’s involvement. Please direct participants towards the front of the room to avoid empty spaces.
  • In smaller, round-table settings, please advise participants to sit on one side of the table (in the shape of a half-moon) so that all participants have a good view of the stage and screen.
  • If you are planning on scheduling Stephan’s keynote presentation during meal, please let us know so that exercises can be planned accordingly.

It’s all about YOU and your attendees, all the way. Making sure these requirements are met will ensure that your brand and organization stand out during the event.

2 bottles of water should be available on stage during the talk. (Room temperature, no ice.)
A small table should be placed at the back of the stage for Stephan’s props and material.

A well conducted speaker intro will give context to your attendees and enhance their interest. Therefore, it will increase the chance for them to benefit from the keynote presentation.

Here are 2 versions from which you can choose to introduce Stephan at your event.

COMPLETE VERSION:

“I am pleased to introduce a man who, over the years, has been inspired by those who set themselves apart and master the art of excellence.

His human approach and his zero-excuse attitude have attracted international attention and have earned him invitations to meet with an array of leaders and speak to large organizations, including Stanley, Airbus, Costco, Bombardier, Nespresso, Price-Waterhouse-Cooper and IBM. His clients also include several Government agencies like Canada Revenue Agency, Bank of Canada, Correctional Service Canada and the Military.

He had the honor of sharing his ideas at the ESSEC Business School of Paris, the Military Cyber Security Symposium, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with the senior leadership of the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence.

He has accepted the role of spokesperson for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and his first book, “TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE” which will also be available in English later this year, has become a best-seller and has been chosen favorite on French radio and television.

In October of 2018, her Excellency the Honorable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, awarded him the “Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers”, an honor created by the Crown to celebrate and recognize the exceptional volunteer achievements and the wide range of voluntary contributions of great Canadians across the country.

He is invited to speak around the globe at over 50 events per year, and today, we are very happy to have him here with us.

Without further ado, ladies and gentlemen please help me welcome… Mr. Stephan Maighan.”

 

INFORMAL VERSION:

“I am pleased to introduce a man who, over the years, has been inspired by those who set themselves apart and master the art of excellence.

His human approach and his zero-excuse attitude have attracted international attention and have earned him invitations to meet with an array of leaders and speak at large organizations, including Stanley, Airbus, Costco, Bombardier, Nespresso, Price-Waterhouse-Cooper and IBM. His clients also include several Government agencies like Canada Revenue Agency, Bank of Canada, Correctional Service Canada and the Military.

He has accepted the role of spokesperson for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and his first book, “TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE” which will also be available in English later this year, has become a best-seller and has been chosen favorite on French radio and television..

He is invited to speak around the globe at over 50 events per year, and today, we are very happy to have him here with us.

Without further ado, ladies and gentlemen please help me welcome… Stephan Maighan.”

PLEASE NOTE: The speaker intro can be modified depending on the nature of the event and the type of audience. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions or would like to suggest modifications.

Executive coach & Speaker, Entrepreneur, Best-Selling Author, Stephan Maighan is the founder of Mentora Inc., an executive coaching and training company that empowers employees, managers and entrepreneurs to become inspiring leaders and transform their life.

A true entrepreneur, he is also the co-founder of Maighan Distribution Inc., a company that imports and wholesales renowned baby, kids and wellness products such as Haakaa Greensprouts and iPlay to over 1000 retail stores across Canada such as Indigo, Best-Buy, Toys R Us, Aubainerie and Well.ca… among others.

His human approach and his zero-excuse attitude have attracted international attention and have earned him invitations to meet with an array of leaders and to speak to large organizations including: Stanley, Airbus, Costco, Bombardier, Nespresso, Price-Waterhouse-Cooper and IBM.

His clients also include several Government agencies like Canada Revenue Agency, Bank of Canada, Correctional Service Canada and the Military.

Stephan had the honor of sharing his ideas at the ESSEC Business School in Paris, the Military Symposium on Cybersecurity, Bank of Canada, Canada Revenue Agency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, among others.

Since 2011, he has accepted the role of spokesperson for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and contributes actively to the Foundation’s activities nationwide.

In 2018, her Excellency the Right Honorable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, awarded him the «Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers», an honor created by the Crown to celebrate and recognize exceptional volunteer achievements and contributions of Canadians. This medal honors their passion, dedication and commitment both in Canada and abroad.

His first book, “TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE” which will also be available in English later this year, has rapidly become a best-seller and a reader’s pick on radio and television.

As a sought-after keynote speaker, Stephan Maighan is invited to speak around the globe at over 50 events per year.

Stephan has been married for over 20 years, with a daughter and a son both pursuing university studies and entrepreneurial journey.

Stephan delivers keynote presentations that captivate and engage his audience, using humor and interactive exercises as hallmark techniques to get participants on the edge of their seats. His motto is simple: “It’s not what happens to you, but what you do about it that matters”. Using a wide array of touching personal and professional experiences that unlock central themes such as Attitude, Resilience, Teamwork, Adaptability and Leadership, Stephan Maighan shares effective strategies and compelling anecdotes that create lasting results both in professional and personal life.

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