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Vicki Hitzges

Top Motivator, Honored TV news anchor, Acclaimed Author—ATTITUDE Is EVERYTHING

Travels From:
Texas
Fee Range:
$10,000 & Under

Vicki’s techniques come from her long career as a highly regarded motivational keynote speaker and broadcast journalist. She was the first woman and youngest person to hold the title of Dallas Bureau Chief at KTVT in Dallas, at the time, the largest, independent TV station in the nation. She also anchored the news for the NBC affiliate (KRIS) in Corpus Christi, Texas where she won the prestigious National Headliner Award from the Press Club in Atlantic City.

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Vicki gained her speaking skills during her career as an international motivational speaker and broadcast journalist. In her early 20’s, she was named Dallas Bureau Chief at KTVT in Dallas, at the time, the largest, independent TV station in the nation. Later, she anchored the news for the NBC affiliate (KRIS) in Corpus Christi, Texas where she won the National Headliner Award from the Press Club in Atlantic City. She also co-hosted the popular, Dallas Cowboy’s weekly TV show, Special Edition, before becoming a publicist. In that role, one of her clients was the man then considered the world’s foremost motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar. Impressed with her creativity, Zig urged Vicki to be one of the few speakers he would personally mentor.

Today, Vicki speaks across the world to associations, companies, and universities who want a proven, strong message about teamwork, customer service, and how to build a culture of encouragement. She’s appeared in publications ranging from the Chicago Tribune to Entrepreneur magazine to the Dallas Morning News. She’s also been a guest on radio and TV programs internationally including a segment on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) where frustrated hosts called her for inspiration when their team, Manchester United, was losing. (Afterwards, the famed soccer team won!)
Vicki holds a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation. When she earned it, less than seven percent of speakers worldwide held that title and only a few hundred women. Today only 17 percent of speakers hold the prestigious title.

She’s authored two books, the first of which sold out the day it came on the market. That book, Attitude is Everything – 10 Steps to Staying Positive, sells internationally as does her popular, second book, Stuck on Stop – How to Quit Procrastinating.

Vicki has a passion for interesting sermons, clean comedy, chocolate, lively conversation, and crushing opponents on board games. (Not necessarily in that order.)

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How people regard you determines your success.  For example, do others respect you? Enjoy working with you? Doing business with you?


Good relationships fuel business.


How do you start? Begin with internal customers. For example, help co-workers when they’re behind. Then later, when you’re in a pinch, those co-workers will help you. While some will be fickle–you can bet–the more help you give, the more you’ll get.


Want to enjoy the zesty feeling of accomplishment?


If so, then this talk is for you.  That’s because sometimes we need someone to whack up our kickstand to get us going. Get ready!  Because you’re about to get that whack and an encouraging push.


You know how when someone rings your doorbell — your dog goes absolutely nuts?  He wags his tail.  Barks.  Pants like a marathoner.  Almost explodes from expectation. Let me ask you something – How often is the caller for him?  Right!  NEVER!  But he keeps thinking, “THIS time!”


Dogs know how to stay positive.  Even when they hear “no” over and over, they stay eager. (Those of us in sales can learn from that)


We benefit when we learn how to stay positive and there are learned skills that can help.


We’re stressed!!! We have way too much to do.  Not enough time to do it.  And not nearly enough resources to get it all done.


So, would it help to know how to deal with stress?   Or, if you can forget all the tensions at home, how to deal with stress at work?


We could use a few laughs and some solid advice.  Let’s cover the dangers of stress, some causes of stress, and, most importantly, how to get rid of stress!


From the instant you hit the delivery room, your life has been a conga line of changes. Just think–you’ve experienced new friends. Lost friends. Joys. Moves. Griefs. Dead batteries. Losses. New jobs. Promotions. And so on.


Yet—with all that practice—we struggle with how to deal with change.


Here is a three-step formula to help you deal with change–-specifically the changes you need to make–but resist making.