Back by Popular Demand: Allison Clarke Set to Electrify Amplify Main Stage

When Allison Clarke delivered a breakout session at Amplify Convention in Spokane last year, attendees sang her praises. “Get her on the main stage so everyone can see her,” was a common thread in their feedback.

We heard you.

Clarke takes the main stage at Amplify Convention in Portland on Wednesday morning, October 7.

This high-energy, passionate entrepreneur and corporate trainer shares a warning label: “My sessions are always high energy and not quiet,” she says without apology.

Indeed. Attendees in the 2014 breakout session next door to Clarke’s wondered what they were missing when they heard laughter, music and interaction coming through the walls.

Clarke is a leading expert on interpersonal communication, leadership and influence. She spent 16 years as a Top 25 Master Trainer for the Dale Carnegie Corporation before launching Allison Clarke Consulting. Her clients have included Nike, Intel, FredMeyer and a bushel of credit unions that hired her after that 2014 breakout at Amplify.

“Credit unions are all about building relationships,” Clarke says. “Remember that you are your own billboard everywhere you go… When you’re in the community you have an opportunity to find new members. In this vital, digital land people are watching us at all times. So how can you be more effective?”

In her 2015 keynote, Leadership and Listening: 7 Seconds that Can Change Your Life, Clarke will have attendees on their feet, talking with each other, perhaps coming up on the stage with her. Expect no preaching and no PowerPoints in the high-energy, highly interactive keynote.

“So much of what we learn at these conferences is forgotten 48 hours later,” she notes. But an engaging interactive keynote is expected to give attendees many tangible takeaways including:

  • Increased confidence in delivering their message;
  • Learning the single most important secret for effective public speaking;
  • More awareness of what body language is saying and how to manage it; and
  • Learning how to maximize their human side for accelerated results.

“The only competitive advantage your credit union has that cannot be duplicated is the quality, character and leadership abilities of your people,” Clarke notes.

Engaging keynotes, the Strategic Link Trade Show, the dinner and auction benefitting Credit Unions for Kids and the Amplify Awards dinner will define Amplify 2015, October 6-8 in Portland. Register for Amplify Convention, online now. Warm up by watching some of Allison Clarke’s videos on her website,

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