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Christopher Kai Interviews author Sharon Bonner

On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, Christopher Kai chatted with Author and Event Producer Sharon Bonner about her newest book “Donuts in the Lunchroom” engaging teams through virtual events. With the Covid pandemic, live events are currently not allowed. After 32 years as a LIVE Event Producer, Sharon was forced to pivot her business and host her events on the virtual space.

However, as she produced these virtual events, she noticed a lack of engagement during virtual events. Sharon saw people struggling to host engaging virtual events and realized that curating connection was key.  

Donuts in the Lunchroom is a playbook which highlights critical areas of consideration in virtual event design. Our comprehensive approach will help you avoid potential pitfalls and the dreaded boring meeting. Grab your FREE COPY here.

Storytelling is Your Gift To The World

Christopher Kai is the founder & CEO of The Mathem Group, a Beverly Hills-based leadership and sales training firm. He is one of the world’s leading authorities in story-based leadership, a Fortune 100 global speaker, #1 global bestselling author, and founder of GPS, the premier speaker training program in the world with clients in 120 cities, 29 countries, and 6 continents. He is a former business strategist and executive speechwriter at American Express. Elon Musk once exclaimed during an interview, “Wow, you really know a lot.”

His clients include: Google, American Express, Discover, New York Life, Merrill Lynch, Farmers Insurance, Bank of America, and the U.S. Consulate. He has authored 5 books, has been featured on CNN, ABC News, BuzzFeed, Fast Company, and Forbes and is a former Huffington Post contributor.

Christopher Kai – Main Keynotes

His 4 main keynotes are about: 1. Story-based Leadership 2. Team Building 3. Story-based Sales Mastery and 4. Elevate Your Business Relationships. He has also given keynotes for colleges, universities and non-profits.

All of his keynotes are based on his 20-years of global experience and exhaustive research. Outside of his business, he founded Mondays at the Mission, the only homeless youth program of its kind in the world at Union Rescue Mission, the largest private shelter in the U.S. They have helped 1,000s of homeless students stay in school, find jobs and attend college. Their esteemed speakers list include: Grammy and Oscar winners, FBI agents, Navy Seals, Olympians, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin, world record-holding swimmer Diana Nyad, and business visionary Elon Musk.

Listen to Sharon’s interview here

Donuts in the Lunchroom E-Book

Suddenly we find ourselves working differently.  We went from commuting to the office on a regular basis, to commuting to the dining room table with our fuzzy slippers on.  No longer are we grabbing a quick chat with our work colleagues by the water cooler or sitting around a table batting ideas around.  Sure, we stay in contact via email, phone and on Zoom, but it’s not the same.

In this e-book we hope to share some thoughts, insights and tools to bridge the virtual divide, to enhance engagement through these two dimensional mediums, and to make teams feel connected and valued again.  Dropping a box of donuts on the counter in the lunchroom and sending a company-wide email no longer checks those boxes. It will take some thought and effort to bring the hearts and minds together but we promise you it will be worth it.

Drawing on our collective half century (plus) of creating engaging experiences for some of the top corporations in North America, we are excited to share our perspectives on keeping virtual teams connected, engaged and most importantly feeling valued. Whether you are looking for simple ways to help team members to feel less isolated and siloed working from home, or if you are challenged to envision how to transition your winter corporate townhall or company summer barbeque to virtual…we’ve got you covered! 

Download the FREE E-book here

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