Jonesboro Chamber

The Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce 2023 Annual Meeting will feature national speaker Rob Lawless.

His keynote is titled Discover the Untapped Value of Human Connection.

Rob Lawless

In 2015, keynote speaker Rob Lawless began a journey to make 10,000 new friends.Today, Rob shares insights on the transformative impact of intentional connections in creating positive, inclusive, and empowering organizational cultures.  
The power of meaningful and intentional connection.

As companies strive to stay competitive in a fast-paced and ever-changing market, there is an increased need to attract, engage and retain top talent.

According to BetterUp Labs, employees who feel excluded from the workplace experience a 25% reduction in productivity, as well as a 50% greater risk of employee turnover.

Through his keynote Rob empowers leaders to unlock the value of meaningful connections to foster belonging, innovation, and opportunities within their organization.

Rob's interactive and captivating keynote will take you through his incredible experience of connecting with thousands of people and how meaningful connections can drive growth and innovation.

Audiences will walk away from Rob’s keynote with the ability to:

  • Foster a sense of belonging & community

By leveraging the potential of deliberate and significant connections, companies can nurture a heightened sense of unity and belonging within their workforce.

  • Broaden their collective vision

By embracing diverse perspectives through intentional interactions, organizations can expand their shared outlook and drive innovation.

  • Unlock unprecedented opportunities

Meaningful connections pave the way for discovering untapped possibilities, enabling corporations to excel in their respective fields.

During his keynote, Rob also shares his interactive FRIEND framework which makes creating lasting and meaningful connections easy (even for introverts!) and intentional.

Rob has used this to create meaningful connections with over 5,600 people from 90+ countries.

With the FRIEND framework, audiences walk away with the tools they need to:

  • Facilitate conversations

By knowing what questions to ask, individuals will have the ability to dig deeper in their conversations to connect on a deeper level and create strong relationships.

  • Practice Active Listening

Active listening will ensure that conversations are meaningful and productive allowing for greater understanding and connection between people.

  • Set Intentions For Connection

Becoming more intentional about connection will help audience members tap into the compounding value of connection over time.

Through his experience in connecting with over 5,600 people from 90+ countries, Rob demonstrates how investing in human connection can lead not only to better business outcomes, but also create more inclusive environments where everyone feels welcomed and valued.

Ready to put the power of intentional connection to work for your organization? Your audience will leave inspired and ready to create meaningful connections with their teams and customers.

The Annual Meeting will take place on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Jonesboro.

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