A Speaker Who Paints
Creating YOUR Finest Hour
You’ve never seen a keynote like
this! During the 55-minute presentation, Creating
YOUR Finest Hour, Larry will complete
a 24- by 36-inch oil painting to help illustrate a compelling motivational
message. The heroic words, painting, and multi-media will reveal
a proven, practical strategy for organizational or personal success.
|Unlike many other keynotes where
the audience’s attention wanders, the painting keynote keeps
the audience’s attention throughout the entire presentation.
People have a natural curiosity about watching an oil painting develop,
especially if there are some visual surprises. Creating
YOUR Finest Hour is a memorable alternative to the ordinary
convention or conference presentation. Let Larry’s commanding
performance, as well as his energy, enthusiasm, and creativity, captivate
|Christine Foran, Association
of Donor Recruitment Professionals,
said, “Your painting keynote was a nice blend of practical
ideas, humor, and inspiration. You were the strongest conference
finish we have ever had in our twenty-five years. We were also
delighted to learn that we can keep the completed painting.”
|Randy Robison, Executive
Director, Nevada Association
of School Boards, said, “Your
insightful and inspirational presentations kept all of us attentive
to your message long after other speakers would have been tuned
out. You skillfully combined concrete, useful experience with
understandable and relevant application. You gave us tools we
times, people need
Vision, Courage, and Determination!
Finest Hour reveals what really matters most about leadership
and achieving extraordinary results. Larry skillfully blends a live
oil painting, multimedia (music, photos, and word slides), and heroic
words to motivate and encourage your audience. He shares proven,
practical strategies people can use at work or home. Larry paints
a compelling picture of hope and possibility that connects with
every audience. In addition, the painting helps people retain the
truths about leadership, motivation, and success. Larry also addresses
thought-provoking issues in an entertaining and inspiring way. Creating
YOUR Finest Hour is a visual synopsis of Larry’s leadership
book, The Churchill Factors: Creating
Your Finest Hour, and will give your audience:
- A perfect model for leadership that inspires,
motivates, and encourages.
- A practical goal-setting system that succeeds
where others have failed.
- A powerful message that’s easily remembered,
applied, and yields results.
- A positive way of dealing with defeats,
doubts, and despair.
- A proven method for achieving heroic results
and building relentless resolve.
- A provocative belief that we are limited
only by our imagination and our will.
- A panoramic picture of hope that a
richer, fuller, more successful future is possible.
- The power of choice.
- The strength of simplicity.
- The contrast principle.
- From mistakes to wisdom.
- Perfection paralysis.
- The perspective rule.
Goal Setting & Vision
- Guaranteed goals.
- Harnessing imagination.
- Details determine destiny.
- Creating an extraordinary future.
- Overcoming hesitation and inertia.
- Escaping from one’s past.
- Stepping out of comfort zones.
- Becoming action oriented.
- Cultivating courage.
- Conquering procrastination.
- Perseverance as a pastime.
- Dealing with breakdowns.
- Managing criticism.
- Transforming adversity into advantage.
- Painting a positive attitude.
- Mountaintop realities.
- Becoming resilient.
- Enthusiasm, the missing ingredient.
|Dave Lentini, Connecticut
Community Bankers, Pres &
CEO of Connecticut Bank & Trust,
said, "Your unique presentation was very well received.
Your painting really brings together the tie between Winston
Churchill having to overcome adversity and what we can do if
we really put our minds to it. I needed a great show and a great
draw--you provided both."
||Larry’s original research in the field
of leadership and motivation can help your audience through these
troubling times of rapid change. Creating
YOUR Finest Hour is a unique visual presentation designed to
help people retain the truths about leadership, goal setting, and
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Do you paint the
same picture each time?
No two paintings are exactly alike.
The colors and layout vary slightly from painting to painting.
The basic composition of the painting, however, does not change.
The compositions and colors that were chosen best illustrate the
main points of the presentation.
2. Can we keep the
Larry donates the completed painting
to the client. Some groups use the painting to raise money for
a scholarship or PAC. Others give the painting to an outgoing
VIP. Still others put the painting in a meeting room or training
3. Is the painting
large enough for the audience to see?
The painting is 24 inches
by 36 inches and illustrates a positive, motivational message
for the audience. Audiences up to about 700 seated auditorium
style can see the painting unaided. For larger audiences seated
classroom or banquet style, either a jumbotron large screen or
a video projection on a large screen allows the audience to see
all the action. Most modern hotels, conference centers, or meeting
locations have this audio-visual capability. Larry can work out
all the A/V details with the meeting space personnel and can spare
you the need to get involved in these technical particulars.
4. How long is the
You should allot one full hour for this
presentation. Since the painting must be completed in order to
finish the presentation, the keynote cannot be compressed into
a shorter time slot. Larry also needs 35-40 minutes in order to
set up his equipment (powerpoint, lay out paints, test mic, etc.),
sometime prior to the presentation.
5. For what audiences
is the keynote most suitable?
Larry has given Creating
YOUR Finest Hour to hundreds
of audiences in over fifty different industries. People of all
ages (including spouses) will see as well as hear proven, practical ways to reawaken
their talents, creativity, and energies in this stirring and inspiring
|Susan Gargano, MS,
RD, President, Pennsylvania
Dietetic Ass’n, said, “As
the keynote speaker at our annual conference, you provided a
positive message on personal achievement and valuable leadership
insights that will benefit our members, our profession, and
our association. Your presentation ‘painted’ the
right picture for our future. I have received many comments
from members that this opening meeting was upbeat, uplifting,
The Churchill Factors: Creating Your
232 pages, 6" by 9"
trade paperback, $20
Churchill Factors: Creating Your Finest Hour brings new insights
about leadership, especially leadership that has been road-tested
and proven under the most demanding challenges. This readable book
can best be called "applied Churchill" and covers what
really matters most about leadership. The book is written from the
DISC point of view.
Boards that have been exposed to the DISC technology
will learn how to apply the Churchill Factors to every facet of
association business. The “Reporter’s Approach,”
described in detail, gives a powerful methodology for strategic
planning and goal setting that succeeds where other systems have
Most people look at a towering leader like
Winston Churchill and see a life full of extraordinary achievements.
Few, however, realize that his road to greatness was neither straight
nor smooth. He had to wage a constant battle with setbacks, trials,
defeats, and even depression. Churchill's ability to bounce back
from difficulties and problems can be traced to a simple formula
for success that he practiced his entire life.
Using the Churchill Factors—Churchill's
best practices involving leadership—readers will learn how
they can achieve heroic results, harness relentless resolve, and
turn adversity into advantage.
In The Churchill Factors: Creating
Your Finest Hour readers will also
learn proven strategies for: communicating more effectively, achieving
powerful goals, sustaining encouragement in times of trial, building
self-esteem, using simplicity and risk to their advantage, the power
of perspective, dealing with mountaintop and valley experiences,
exceeding one's potential, and experiencing a richer, fuller, more
Autographed copies of The
Churchill Factors: Creating Your Finest Hour
may be obtained by contacting the author. Special quantity discounts
are available for your audience to take home the technology to create
their finest hour.
|Fred Eckel, Executive
Director, North Carolina Association
of Pharmacists, said, “Creating
Your Finest Hour captured our attention, gave practical advice,
and started our meeting with excitement. Painting a picture
during the presentation allowed the audience to engage more
completely with your presentation. I keep the completed painting
in my office a reminder that I can still create my finest hour.”
How to Move from Hope to Victory
Larry offers a complimentary session
with each booked painting keynote. How
to Move from Hope to Victory amplifies
the insights and distinctions discussed in Creating
YOUR Finest Hour. The one- to two-hour
session helps to ensure your audience will be able to internalize
and implement the technology presented in the painting keynote and
will give each attendee practical strategies for enhancing personal
and professional excellence. The content for this session includes:
Model for Knowledge
- Limitations of personal awareness.
- Discovering the domain of extraordinary
futures, innovation, breakthrough possibilities.
- Tapping into the breakthrough domain.
- Communications modes.
- Communications education and training.
- Two guiding principles for effective listening.
- Key characteristic of successful people.
- Values of the world.
- Barometers of worldly success.
- Investing one’s humanity.
- Barometers of investing one’s humanity.
- Distinctions involving perceptions and reality.
Elements of Leadership Success
- Relationships and trust.
- Determining needs and expectations.
- Creating win-win opportunities.
- Distinctions involving truth.
- Discerning the quality of information in
a world of over-abundant information.
- Two powerful questions.
Challenges Serving Customers
- Creating mutually beneficial outcomes.
- Embracing a new mindset.
- Understanding needs for nested generations
Three Barriers to Leadership Success
- Overcoming the barriers to success.
- The Churchill Factors.
- Key distinctions involving vision, courage,
- Why goal setting fails and how to avoid
- Reporter’s ApproachTM.
- Why dreamers of the day are dangerous people.
- Courage---the synergy of four key elements.
- Self-talk: self-defeating versus goal achieving.
- Developing courage.
- Stepping outside comfort zones.
- Embracing change.
- Battle plan realities.
- Consistency of action.
- Conquering procrastination.
- Anti-procrastination principles.
- Taking control.
Leadership Bridge to Extraordinary Futures
- Collective package versus menu shopping.
- Legacy of leadership.
- Motivating adults—10 key approaches.
- True task of leadership.
- Can-Do principles.
- Four key elements of adding value.
- Fundamental principles for achieving life
- Seven elements to avoid.
- Benchmarking the Olympics.
- Real life realities.
|David Sampson, U.S.
Deputy Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development,
said, "Your presentation was truly unique and inspirational.
Watching your painting emerge from the canvas was fascinating
and had those who attended talking about the meeting for weeks.
Thanks for bringing to us something that goes beyond the ordinary
'nuts and bolts' of operating a business."