ANLA Announces 2005 Management Clinic Keynote Speakers

The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) announces the three speakers to headline the 2005 Management Clinic to be held February 2-5 in Louisville, Ky., at the Galt House Hotel & Suites. The Management Clinic is the only event exclusively dedicated to developing the business skills of owners and managers who represent the future of the green industry.

The first keynoter, with a Ph.D. in psychology, Dr. Tom McDonald has one mission: to get business people to ask new questions, think new thoughts and do new things. In this highly interactive opening session, McDonald will stimulate attendees to unleash their individual and collective potential and focus it on the specific challenges and opportunities they are facing in business today.

The second day of the event will start off with a good laugh, as attendees will learn from Joel Zeff how to energize their business with humor. Zeff, a former newspaper journalist and public relations executive, creates a positive and comfortable environment for his audience that allows them to take risks and explore their creativity. The audience will undoubtedly leave this session feeling energized and motivated to become better people and better employees.

Tim Sanders will complete the trio of headliners on Saturday morning. A seasoned sales professional, Sanders is the former Chief Solutions Officer of Yahoo! who will discuss ‘the L-factor’, or one’s likeability factor. Using his dynamic presentation skills, Sanders outlines how likeability is the key to health, wealth and happiness. Author of the best-selling business book Love is the Killer App, Sanders is working on a new book, The L-Factor, to be released in 2005.

In addition to these high impact sessions, the Management Clinic offers attendees 72 intensive businesses changing programs in nine critical categories: Retail Business Basics, Retail Business Management, Landscape Business Management, Design/Build, Grower Business Management, Landscape Distribution, Personal Growth, Human Resources and Finance, and Team Building.

ANLA prides itself on producing useful and beneficial educational programs offered in the green industry. Josh Bracken, past president of the National Garden Center Organization (NGCO), the retail division of ANLA, remarks, “Clinic has become just the topic that our team needs to prepare for the spring. We owe a lot of our team’s success to the educational and social time that the Clinic venue provides us. There is no other format in the green industry that provides such a high caliber of speakers and free flow of information.”

Complete details of the 72 sessions and full registration will be available in late October. To ensure you receive a brochure as soon as it is available, email your address to

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