Siemens Healthcare Keynote Speaker, Allison Massari

 This year I was hired by Siemens Healthcare to deliver my keynote in eight states to technologists. This was a huge honor and an exceptional experience. I met the most wonderful people. I love speaking at customer events like this!

Take a look at a clip from my programs here:

Healthcare Reform and Patient Centered Care - Customized for Technologists| 6 minutes

"Compassionate care is not just about being kind. Being an expert at your job is compassionate care. Being fully present with your tasks and triple checking your work is compassionate care. Being skilled at putting an IV in is compassionate care. Being up to date on the most effective delivery of treatments that minimize pain and discomfort is compassionate care."

—Allison Massari

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"I seldom am impressed by professional speakers enough to attend their sessions 8 times in 3 months. However that is exactly what I did with Allison." “Her words were simple yet penetrating as if I had never heard her before. She makes you realize how powerful and long lasting a simple kind word, a warm smile, or a caring gesture can be. I have seen her bring her audience to a wholehearted laughter and even tears and that is not an easy feat for any speaker. I never got tired of listening to her.”

Farogh Nazari Senior Manager of Global Continuing Education Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

Allison Massari and Sully Sullenberger Speak for GE Healthcare

This was an incredible honor to speak for GE and also share the stage with Sully Sullenberger. Even more wonderful was to see this beautifully written blog post by Justin Steinman, the VP and GM for GE Healthcare IT where he shared his thoughts about our keynote programs. Click Here to read the post. To learn more about my speaking in healthcare please Click Here.

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2014 Meeting Planners' Favorite, 2013 Favorite Speakers List, 2012 Top Keynote Speakers List- Allison Massari

What an an honor it is to be voted by meeting planners as a favorite speaker in 2014, as well as being voted on this list in 2013, and voted as one of the top 10 keynote speakers for motivation in 2012. I thank each one of you who submitted me!

For the full reports 2012,2013 and 2014.

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Healthcare Keynote Speaker at HIMSS 2014 for the CHIME and HIMSS CIO Forum in Orlando, FL

It was an incredible honor to speak for CHIME and HIMSS at the CIO Forum this past week. They were an outstanding group! And to see my artwork up on the PowerPoint screens like this was very exciting. Thank you to everyone for the fantastic feedback on Twitter!

Onyx Pharmaceutical Sales Keynote Speaker, Allison Massari

The sales teams for Onyx Pharmaceutical, Inc. (Amgen) convened for their annual convention yesterday in Huntington Beach, CA where I had the honor of delivering the keynote speech. I loved my time with them! One of the leaders had seen me speak for Eli Lilly and Company two years earlier and brought me in. I love inspiring people. And this was a great privilege.

Below are photos: 1) After my speech with two of the sales team leaders on stage. 2) At the Meet and Greet.

MDRT's Magazine "Round The Table" July/August 2013 - Allison Massari

"It's such an honor! I just got the PDF of the lovely article in MDRT's Magazine "Round The Table" July/August 2013 issue. They made such a gorgeous layout, and the writing is an exquisite summary of my keynote message. Thank you to everyone at Million Dollar Round Table for the honor you have given me."—Allison Massari See the full magazine here: http://www.roundthetable.org

Million Dollar Round Table Brings Allison Massari to the Main Platform - MDRT 2013

  1000 speaker bureaus submitted their top ten speakers from all over the world. After a rigorous selection process that lasted six months, Allison Massari was one of a 12 chosen to speak on the main platform at the Million Dollar Round Table Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 8-12, 2013. The crowd of 8,600 people included those from 75 countries.

 

"Your talk on the MDRT Main Platform was fantastic, and it was even better to get to know you... You really are an inspiration, and made such an impression on me."

Adam Blumberg Certified Financial Planner (™) The K Corporation

 

To inquire about Allison Massari's speaking email: cs@AllisonMassari.com or call 415.789.1369 - Learn more at: www.AllisonMassari.com

 

In her words: "Incredible! .... The event in Philadelphia at MDRT was extraordinary and I am so thrilled, humbled, and overwhelmed with feelings of gratitude. People were here from 75 countries with a final headcount of 8,600 (including special guests). They had more translators there than the United Nations! The gift I was given to be here is beyond words. Every aspect of the event was planned with precision like I have never seen. One of the many poignant moments for me happened backstage after my speech. There were two long rows of small sound booths set up side-by-side with interpreters for each country inside each booth. And I entered each one-by-one to thank them individually - The first booth was China. It was magical because it was like we were old friends because they had seen and heard me already. We embraced and there was much emotion and we held hands and I thanked them for their hard work and for the GIFT they gave me by being a bridge for their people to understand me. I explained how much I appreciated that without them, people from their country would never have heard my message. The next booth was Bahasa Indonesia, and the next Cantonese, then Greek, then I peered my head in to Hindi, then Japanese, Korean, Bulgarian, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, and by the time I entered the next booth and the men enthusiastically said, "Thai!!" I began sobbing. I was overwhelmed seeing that MDRT had taken me all over the world in one day. Many doors were opened. It was so humbling. And my soul felt at peace - Some sort of a longing inside of me was quenched. For the rest of the day I was on the edge of tears of gratitude. This is one of many magic moments that these last several days have given me and I thank God, my mentors, my friends, my family and everyone who has been by my side for so many many years on my journey to get here."

 

You can download her handout here: http://www.imdrt.org/2013am/handouts/Massari.pdf

    The production company for the event Williams/Gerard did an outstanding job including this exceptional stage background they created with all of Allison Massari's artwork.

 

 

HIMSS and CHIME Keynote Speaker, Allison Massari

 To be invited to be the keynote speaker for HIMSS and CHIME was such an honor. Yesterday I presented for them and it was a truly memorable day. It was also the first time I had delivered a speech in the theatre-in-the-round style and I loved it! (Images below)

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[hozbreak] "In a word, astounding!" "One of the most memorable and impactful keynotes in CIO Forum history.” "The presentation you gave at the 2014 CHIME/HIMSS CIO Forum yesterday on healthcare was, in a word, astounding! We are still very much basking in the glow of the event, for which we owe you our deepest gratitude for capping off a great day with one of the most memorable and impactful keynotes in CIO Forum history.

Our group was absolutely riveted to your every word within the first minute of your taking the stage, and you kept them mesmerized for the entire hour. You spoke with such passion, compassion, energy, and charisma and connected with our audience on a deep and truly emotional level. Several of our staff commented at how astonished they were that our group gave you a standing ovation as many on our team have never seen that before. In fact, I can only remember one other time that happened in my 16 years with CHIME, and we have had some really terrific speakers.

Immediately following the event and for days afterward, countless attendees approached me, our CEO, and members of our staff and Board to share with us how excited they were about the event and, more specifically, how moved they were by you and your message.

I would be delighted to provide a glowing referral to anyone considering having you at their event."

Keith Fraidenburg Vice President, Education & Communications College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) At the CHIME and HIMSS CIO Forum

 

   

Three of My Secrets for Happiness

1) Embrace the idea that joy and pain exist side-by-side. Even if our lives are going well, there may be a loved one who is sick, or we may have pain from a difficult relationship, or regret from our past. First, our pain needs our love. Then...alongside that...try this... Imagine that you have a mountain of your pain in one hand - and your joy is in the other hand. Focus on the joy, even if it is the smallest thing. Then build your joy - grow it and nourish it - so much, that eventually your joy towers over your pain.

2) We have to be warriors for love.  I learned something beautiful about love from the martial art Aikido. Traditional Aikido teaches that when attacked, you do not attack back. Instead you redirect the force from your opponent to neutralize the charge and to restore their dignity. The intention is to create peace, to protect everyone from injury, including the attacker.

3) Tenacity, determination, courage, feistiness. Never give up. It's the synergy of these two qualities - love and guts - that creates total aliveness.

© 2011 Allison Massari

"Happiness" - Hand-colored monotype by Allison Massari. To see more of her artwork click here.

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Even After All This Time the Sun Never Says to the Earth, "You Owe Me"

"Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, 'You owe me'. Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole world." - Hafiz

Art image for the week:  "Make My Heart the Sun" This is a "prayer painting" I made. It is my life-long desire and request that I can become more unconditionally loving - to have a heart made like the sun.

The truth is, that life will always push us up against the places where we can learn to be more loving. It is a never-ending process and very humbling.

* 13" x 19" signed prints are available: Please email allison@allisonmassari.com

When we truly rest in the knowing of who we are, no gossip can unfurl us, no intimidation can harm us, no unkindness can destroy our will to be generous.

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Claim the Fiery Babe Inside You

  Quiet frankly, the title of this digital art poster I made says it all. It is a self-portrait. It is a symbol of my path to being triumphant over tragedy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Claim the Fiery Babe Inside You" ©2011AllisonMassari

 

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TEDxZaragoza and "The Future of Happiness"

Allison Massari TEDxZaragoza
Allison Massari TEDxZaragoza

Without question 11.5.11 was one of the best days of my LIFE! The event was in Spain and the love and generosity of the organizers was off the charts…

Oh my, oh my I was blown away... A small group of 7 of people in Zaragoza with no money for the event, got a TEDx license. Their dream was to bring happiness to the people of Spain where there is a lot of suffering because of a 25% unemployment rate in some areas, among other things. They worked for one entire year, long hard hours (after full-time jobs) and convinced people to sponsor this event in a country where most did not know about TED.

They did all of the marketing on Twitter and managed to get over 7,000 people watching the event live on the internet! Plus almost 1million twitter comments!

The event was beyond amazing! EVERY detail and possibility was dreamed up and executed. They had unbelievable technological video and light shows creating visual impact on the stage and music that was created just for the event....

They answered (literally) hundreds of thousands of emails personally, helped coach the speakers, made videos to promote the event, they had a live jazz band as we entered the building and served chocolates while everyone gathered. And chefs volunteered to surprise all of us with food that would remind us of Happiness... the most beautiful confections in bright colors. As we entered the room after a break we were each handed little wrapped gifts. It was a magical day of constant giving like this and I was in awe. When the event was over the team went up to the stage (see photo below) and they said, "The entire stage set here behind us is made of boxes. Each big box has a gift inside, and everyone here gets one." Then they immediately began deconstructing the set and handing us all of these boxes one by one.... It was like they were giving us EVERYTHING they had to the end. It was so symbolic. I was crying...

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TEDxZargoza Building

I left a piece of my heart in Spain...

Then all of the speakers walked around and served the whole audience champagne! There was so much love and laughing and sweetness and hugging... Then when I thought it was over they gave me bottles of champagne and then the whole team came to the hotel and stood shoulder-to-shoulder smiling and they handed me a box of special Spanish wine. They took all of us to an amazing dinner in Zaragoza. We shared late night stories and mojitos. Wow... I did not want to go to sleep.

Life is sweet when we make it good.

Let us all be inspired by what they have done.

You can watch my talk here.

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Other speakers with me were Barbara Ehrenreich, Nic Marks from the UK, Erling Kagge the adventurer from Norway, and more...

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Organizers

p.s. Many of my Spanish friends now have Russian alias names. Need I say more?

While I was in Spain giving my TED talk I was given the name, "The Ambassador of Happiness". It seems to have stuck. I love that... May I always bring you happiness.

I love you all.

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Keynote Speaker for the Center for the Homeless Fundraiser, Allison Massari

Yesterday I had the incredible privilege of speaking in South Bend, IN for the Center for the Homeless Fundraiser. Hundreds of people from the community came together to support this special cause. I am so impressed with this organization and their devotion to helping the homeless with such dignity and love.

I love speaking for non-profits. What a beautiful day!

The media came, leaders from the University of Notre Dame came, business owners, students, and everyone you can imagine.

It was a room filled with a lot of love.