UXL Featured Presentations

These presentations have proven to be effective for individuals and teams across a wide range of industries. Margaret has spoken to nonprofit organizations, financial firms, construction specialists, educators, retail companies, clubs, sales teams, and many more.

Each presentation is personalized to fit the organization.


Watch Margaret Smith's "The 5 P's of Courage"


Without courage, we stagnate. We do not stretch ourselves or explore the possibilities available to ourselves or our company.

No matter your role, no matter your industry, having professional courage is crucial for creativity, innovation, and growth.

Tap into courage in order to:

  • Engage in tough conversations

  • Vocalize new (and perhaps controversial) ideas

  • Stand up for others

  • Support others’ ideas

  • Confront interpersonal issues

  • Have integrity

This presentation gives you concrete methods to develop and utilize professional courage.

Personal & Team Success

What does success mean to you or your team? Whether your goal is to improve communication, heighten leadership effectiveness, or start seeing better results, Margaret can guide you or your team toward your personalized vision of success.

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The Ten Minute Leadership Challenge

  • Identify the attributes that are holding you back from becoming a great leader
  • Learn quick, effective leadership methods and strategies
  • Through interactive methods, learn how to better develop your leadership attributes and facilitate personal growth
  • Based on Margaret Smith's book, The Ten-Minute Leadership Challenge.

Employee Engagement with a Millennial Twist

  • The data suggests that employee engagement is still a critical element of business success
  • Learn the steps that lead to attraction and retention
  • Develop a plan for inspiring and motivating
  • Learn how Millennials are impacting the workplace

7 Seconds to Success

  • The first and last 7 seconds of the interview are the most meaningful
  • Receive useful ideas for making a great first impression
  • Learn how to make sure your final impression lasts

Insights Discovery

Typically delivered as a workshop, Margaret utilizes the principles of the Insights Discovery program and reshaped them into a presentation. 


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Unlock Individual Potential

  • Expand awareness and comprehension of yourself and others
  • Understand why you do what you do and say what you say
  • Improve leadership skills
  • Adapt and connect better with your team
  • Create a personalized development plan

Unlock Team Effectiveness

  • Develop an understanding of each team member's strengths, blind spots, and communication styles
  • Resolve interpersonal conflicts
  • Enhance leadership practices
  • Build trust among teammates
  • Elevate productivity
  • Improve hiring and interviewing process

No-Fail Networking

  • Gain the skill of creating introductions that captivate and differentiate
  • Learn questioning techniques that highlight your interest and talents
  • Practice in a safe environment

Powerhouse Sales

With 30 years of experience in sales leadership, Margaret knows what it means to put together and lead a dynamite sales team.


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Sales Effectiveness

  • Effectively influence your customer
  • Understand customer’s styles
  • Create a responsive and supportive relationship
  • Increase confidence in discussions
  • Improve listening skills/slow down

Insights and Sales

  • Understand your impact
  • Express yourself authentically
  • Increase clarity in communication
  • Build confidence
  • Learn how to close effectively and empathetically
When Margaret speaks she is dedicated, passionate, and extremely knowledgeable of the rapidly changing work environment.
— Workshop Attendee

Personalized Speaking

Whenever she's preparing for a speaking event, Margaret keeps her audience in mind. All presentations are personalized to fit your industry or team.

Most presentations can also be converted into a workshop. Contact Margaret about available workshops.


Looking for a career-related topic that's not on the "featured" list?

Margaret's expertise extends well beyond the items on her featured list. She has spoken about a wide range of career-related topics, from women in leadership to interviewing tips to strategies to stand out and create a lasting impression.

Contact her if you have a specific topic in mind.