Harnessing the Power of Diversity for Maximum Success
Duncan Nugget #317: One of the keys to success in today's world is valuing yourself and the diversity of others. People are priceless.
Whether it is academic, professional, or business, success in today’s world is a matter of diversity.
One study involving tens of thousands of undergraduates from selective colleges and universities found that almost two-thirds of the students felt that diversity helped them learn to live and work in harmony with people from different cultural, social, and personal backgrounds.
Awareness is not enough. You must develop the skills for effective leadership and communication in a diverse world.
In this engaging, enlightening, and empowering program students will learn to:
Maximize the power of diversity.
Develop cross-cultural and cross-generational communication skills.
Understand how diversity influences personal beliefs and values.
Know how diversity impacts your perceptions and choices.
Be conscious of how diversity can drive behavior.
Reduce the barriers to change and cooperation.
Embrace a new awareness of the value of diversity.
Formats: 45, 60, 90 min. keynote, half day or full day seminar
Duncan Nugget #239: Stress kills. It kills peace of mind, good grades, and good health.
What do you do when the pressure starts building up... when deadlines are coming up... when life is coming at you from every direction and you're too stressed out to chill out? The fear of failure, tension, and toxic emotions fill the air; logic and peace of mind go out the window!
STOP. Take a deep breath. RELAX. Now say, "Never again."
As you experience this entertaining and empowering seminar you will learn how to:
Put stress to rest using the Eleven Stress Slayers.
Handle the pressure.
Conquer the fear of failure.
Make positive use of negative thoughts.
Control your state of mind in the heat of the moment.
"Mr. Duncan, I know it was meant for me to be here at the Multicultural Leadership Retreat so that I could hear your life-changing keynote and your great workshop.
I heard about the retreat at the last minute, but I can honestly say that if I didn't come and hear you I'm not sure what I would have done about continuing in school.
Thanks for showing us how to create a vision, identify our values, and find our purpose in your keynote speech yesterday and thanks for showing us how to create a strong personal brand today in your workshop.
Now I know how to set my goals and actually attack them and achieve them. Al Duncan stay up and keep going.
“Mr. Duncan, I really enjoyed your presentation because it actually was a ‘breath of fresh air’.
There are a lot of ‘entrepreneurs’ who talk about how they made it and that the way THEY did it is the way to go.
You told us what type of mindset you should have to be successful, period. And you showed us how to develop that mindset. We need more people like you.”
"You recently spoke during an assembly we had a couple of weeks ago and I'd like to thank you for the advice about writing down the things you plan to do. Needless to say it has helped out a lot, and my grades are looking a lot better. With nothing, but A's and B's it's practically guaranteed I'll be able to keep my scholarships. So thank you again for coming over and giving some helpful advice."
"The students of SC State really enjoyed the encouraging words of wisdom. You opened not only my eyes, but the minds of others eager for success. You really got to the bottom of the secrets of some of the greatest entrepreneurs and taught us some valuable lessons. We are going to take them and use them or success. Thanks Al Duncan for your inspiration."
Campus Activity Board, Advisor
South Carolina State University
"Al "The Inspiration" Duncan
Thanks so much for providing us with your wisdom and knowledge. You were very inspiring and played an intricate part in my emotional high. I feel like i can take over, but it all starts with the belief, a thought and service. People in Jersey City are in need of hearing such a gospel, to hear someone who believes in them as opposed to the stats. Thanks for providing a new birth in me."
East Stroudsburg University
"Dear Mr. Duncan,
My name is Gisselle and I'm a Criminal Justice student at Johnson & Wales University. I enjoyed listening to you speak on Thursday night. It was definitely motivation for me in pursuing my future goals.
Can you please email me the notes from Thursday night? I definitely want to have those secrets of success. Thank you very much and good luck with your future endeavors. The youth of this generation need people like you to push them to the fullest extent to achieve greatness. Thanks again."
Criminal Justice student
Johnson & Wales University
I definitely enjoyed meeting you and attending your seminar.
I have learned so much about myself and you have helped me see things in a very different perspective, a better perspective and for that I deeply thank you.
I had fun and I enjoyed your attitude and energy and your excitement. I do hope that our paths do cross again, so until then stay up and stay strong. Thank You."
University of Missouri-Rolla
"Al, I want to take this time to thank you for a wonderful presentation, a wonderful evening and most of all for inspiring us. What a prefect fit!
The students were elated as well as the faculty and staff of IMU. I want to also say that your inspiring message not only achieved our expectation but reached into our personal lives and with much gratitude I thank you from the bottom of my heart."
Robin B. Chamberlain, RDCS, FASE
Institute of Medical Ultrasound (IMU)
"Al Duncan was high content and extremely impactful. Students loved Al Duncan because he was extremely practical and personable.
For instance, Al's keynote address provided our student-body with practical steps to improve their personal effectiveness and leadership qualities.
His 'Duncan Nuggets' proved to be an instant hit as one student wrote, 'I loved Al, he had very common sense ideas that people simply overlook. His Duncan Nuggets are everyday phrases you can take with you for a long time, and he will converse with you after the event.'
Simply said, Al Duncan has style and substance."
Lionel L. Bailey, Asso. Director
Center for Leadership Development
Tarrant County College
"Al,thank you for your great speech and inspiration. I learned a lot from your speech. It was my honor and pleasure to meet with you... Thanks for sharing."
(Moon) Yue Hua Li
School of Management
Thanks for being a great speaker. I was happy to be part of the audience. You're very inspiring... I hope to see you in the near future!"