Outdoor Industry Breakfast “Performing in a Hurly-Burly World”

Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) will present “Performing in a Hurly-Burly World” at the Industry Breakfast Tuesday, July 21 from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. at the Downtown Marriott.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

For Immediate Release:

Media contact

Karen Boe, Media Relations, Outdoor Industry Association

Office: 801.484.8971, Cell: 801.230.5404

Email: kboe@outdoorindustry.org

Note: Media interesting in attending must RSVP with Karen Boe.

Outdoor Industry Breakfast “Performing in a Hurly-Burly World”

Street Performers Teach New Ways to Thing about Sales and Service

Boulder, CO, June 15, 2009 —Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) will present “Performing in a Hurly-Burly World” at the Industry Breakfast Tuesday, July 21 from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. at the Downtown Marriott. The breakfast, held in conjunction with the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, is presented by SmartWool and co-sponsored by W. L. Gore, OPEN AIR Magazine/USAToday and Outdoor Retailer.

Carr Hagerman, Chief Creative Officer for Ontend Creative Partners, Mick Lunzer, Chief Inspiration Officer & Professional Street Performer and Gordy Boudreau, Corporate Poet and Professional Street Performer will present the audience with new ways to think about sales and service in a highly entertaining "off-street" performance.

For the past 15 years, Carr has taken the lessons from 30 years as a professional street performer into corporations and organizations all over the world. His creative insights have consistently generated new possibilities for releasing natural energy, building connections, and enhancing engagement. He teaches how to continue the flow of that energy long into the future, to help grow people and companies. 

Topics Include:

·How the power of language can transform any culture or company

·Techniques street performers use to generate great energy and commitment from their audiences

·Simple ideas on how to use breakdowns, challenges and change as fuel for inspiration and even joy

·How the best performers in the world turn an ordinary show into extraordinarily original experiences

·How the best street performers get the most money when they "pass the hat" at the end of their performance.

"Street performers produce great performances, even in the midst of hurly-burly commotion, making this a perfect tale for our times," commented Ann Obenchain, OIA vice president of member services and marketing. "Ontend Creative Partners bring a unique and optimistic perspective on sales and service, and will present new tools to deal with the challenging events we are all experiencing in our businesses and our lives."

BIOS

Carr Hagerman - Chief Creative Officer, Ontend Creative Partners

Rather than follow the path of the MBA into the corporate world, Carr Hagerman took his talent to the streets – literally. Over 30 years ago he began his career as a professional street performer when he created a gritty, smart, irreverent, and irresistible character called The Rat Catcher for a festival in Minnesota. The Rat Catcher’s innate ability to release the Natural Energy in his audiences made him an instant hit and attracted corporate America. For 15 years Carr has been a business speaker, film producer, writer and leadership consultant, translating his streetwise wisdom into insightful, provocative, and humorous live performances that energize audiences and leave them filled with instantly usable ideas.

Mick Lunzer - Chief Inspiration Officer and Professional Street Performer, Ontend Creative Partners

For the past 25 years Mick has been a juggler and street performer winning many international awards for his talent individually and with his team, the Danger Committee. For 8 years he has taken the lessons he's learned about teamwork and energy to companies across the country as a in-demand speaker. At an early age, when juggling became his passion, Mick Lunzer made the vital connection between play and productivity. The perfection of his art has been the driving force throughout his life pushing him to win a World Juggling Championship and become an innovator in the art of yo-yo play. Mick truly understands how to translate his work and passion into a successful and satisfying career. As a speaker, Mick's comedic flair and ability to fully engage even the most difficult audiences, allow him to comfortably communicate with individuals across a broad professional spectrum. His one-of-a-kind insights and irresistible personality fill any room with natural energy and create a refreshing presentation style.

Gordy Boudreau - Corporate Poet and Professional Street Performer, Ontend Creative Partners.

For nearly 20 years, Gordy Boudreau has engaged audiences with his unique and spirited street routines. As “Scratch The Beggar,” he combined a quick-witted delivery with an openness towards the unscripted to create memorable performances. As the fictional poet Arthur Greenleaf Holmes, Gordy fused inspired imagery with comedic flourishes to compose offbeat verse that delighted his audience[s]?. Today, Gordy brings those gifts of imagination and collaborative energy to reach a new audience. A student of language (he holds a degree in English and Philosophy), Gordy possesses the ability to distinguish connections between seemingly disparate spheres of thought. He gracefully applies stories and metaphors from such varied sources as art, literature, performing, and his own childhood to construct a thought-bridge to the world of business. A featured performer in the "Top Performer" film, Gordy uses his streetwise talents and sideways thinking to conduct engaging presentations and thought-provoking facilitated discussions. Gordy also offers his services as a corporate poet, fashioning your message into meaningful, rousing—and very funny—poetry.

###

About Outdoor Industry Association

Outdoor Industry Association® (OIA) is a national trade association whose mission is to ensure the growth and success of the outdoor industry. OIA provides trade services for over 4000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers in the outdoor industry. OIA programs include representation in government/legislative affairs, market and social research, business-to-business services and youth outreach initiatives. Educational events include the annual Rendezvous™, Outdoor University®, and the Capitol Summit. Outdoor Industry Association is based in Boulder, Colorado, and is the title sponsor of the Outdoor Retailer tradeshows. For more information go to www.outdoorindustry.org or call 303.444.3353.

Related

Outdoor Industry Breakfast to Kick Off Outdoor Retailer Winter Market

Outdoor Industry Breakfast to Kick Off Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2010 January 21 Event Features Pioneers in Outdoor Participation Outreach BOULDER, CO, January 13, 2010 - Outdoor Industry Association® (OIA) and The North Face have joined forces to present the Industry ...read more

OIA and The North Face Partner to Produce Industry Breakfast

OIA and The North Face Partner to Produce Industry Breakfast The North Face® SignsThree Year Exclusive Agreement Boulder, CO, January 6, 2010 – Outdoor Industry Association® (OIA) and The North Face have joined forces to produce the Industry Breakfast in conjunction with the ...read more

OIA and The North Face Explore Green Business at OR Breakfast

Media ContactsI Ling ThompsonOutdoor Industry Association303.327.3531ithompson@outdoorindustry.org Pamela Bennett The North Face 510.618.3654pamela_bennett@vcf.com Keynote Address to Discuss Smart, Green Business StrategiesOutdoor Industry Association® (OIA) and The North Face ...read more

Explorer to Discuss Arctic Warming at Conservation Alliance Breakfast

SALT LAKE CITY – National Geographic Adventurer Jonathan Waterman will be the featured speaker at The Conservation Alliance Breakfast on Friday, August 10, 7:30-9:00 AM at the Salt Lake City Marriott. Waterman's talk, Arctic Warming, will focus on the impacts global warming is ...read more

Trends in Outdoor Retail Webinar: Wednesday, July 15

For Immediate Release: Media contact Karen Boe, Media Relations Outdoor Industry Association Mobile: 801.230.5404 Email: kboe@outdoorindustry.org Trends in Outdoor Retail Webinar: Wednesday, July 15 BOULDER, CO (June 30, 2009) –On Wednesday, July 15 at 2:00 p.m. (MDT)Outdoor ...read more

Michael Wood of TRU to Speak at OIA Industry Breakfast

At each Outdoor Retailer tradeshow, the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) Industry Breakfast brings together all types of outdoor businesses to explore a prominent issue relevant to the direction of our industry. This winter's keynote speaker, Michael Wood, Vice President, ...read more

OIA nd Timberland Teaming on Outdoor Retailer Industry Breakfast

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contacts Avery Stonich Outdoor Industry Association 303.327.3511 astonich@outdoorindustry.org Leslie Grundy Timberland 603.773.1511 leslie_grundy@vfc.com Outdoor Industry Association® and Timberland to Bring Leading 
Eco-Entrepreneur to Outdoor ...read more

Importing and Exporting: Managing Risk and Finding Opportunities

Outdoor Industry Association Presents: Importing and Exporting: Managing Risk and Finding Opportunities in the Era of Global Trade Thursday, January 21, 2010 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Salt Lake City Marriott, Salon F BOULDER, CO, January 13, 2010 - Outdoor Industry Association® ...read more

2009 Retail Financial & Operations Performance Report Now Available

Boulder, CO, July 29, 2009 — Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), in conjunction with Profit Planning Group, recently surveyed independent retailers with respect to their gross margins, operating expenses, inventory turns and several other categories to benchmark financial and ...read more