Speaker Paul Miller and Dawn Daria - Flop Forward: Reducing Stress and Improving Performance

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When you strive for something, it often gets messy and you will flop along the way. Learning to have fun with the messy process can improve performance and well-being. Whether you're learning new skills, creating innovative products, or achieving professional goals, implementing a few mindful strategies heightens awareness, clarity, and responsiveness.

During this experiential keynote, award winning educator Dawn Daria and nationally touring performer Paul Miller create space for audiences to learn four key strategies to approach these messy growth situations more mindfully and then immediately practice those strategies with playful learning challenges. Every attendee gets a flop ball - a flat, circular bean bag. The flop ball gets played with on the back of the hand forcing everyone to pay attention no matter what their previous athletic experience.

Individual, partner, and group exercises illustrate the various strategies in a memorable way throughout the session. Participants keep the flop ball as a reminder that having fun with the process makes it more fruitful and rewarding. To make your event even more memorable, flop balls can be customized with your logo and choice of color.

Flop Forward is that something different you and your audience has been looking for.

Recent Reviews

 Speakers and Entertainers in Fort Mill, SC
Comporium, Inc.

"Paul and Dawn were lovely and did an amazing job at our Annual Meeting. They were prompt, professional, delivered an educational and fun presentation, and were well received by our audience. Paul and Dawn were able to personalize their FLOP Ball presentation to the specific themes we wanted to introduce our group to and the FLOP balls themselves were a fun and versatile “prop” to drive the presentation home. Our group really loved having the balls to take home and play with!"
- Communications Coordinator, Annual Meeting in Fort Mill, SC

 Speakers and Entertainers in Virginia Beach, VA
City of Virginia Beach Library Department

"The physical activity tied with the spoken concepts made things easier to remember, and it was a very memorable and fun way to process information! I liked that it was presented in a practical, interactive, and fun way. I especially liked the Play Break where we could have hands-on learning with juggling, plate spinning, and other activities. Both presenters were extremely gracious, patient, and friendly. I would definitely recommend them to others!"
- Librarian, All Staff Training Day in Virginia Beach, VA

 Speakers and Entertainers in Hamilton, OH
Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities

"It was a great show! Paul and Dawn were entertaining and fun, while also tackling effective stress management. Would recommend them to anyone!"
- Community Services Director, Annual Staff Appreciation Event in Hamilton, OH

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