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Catch the Trend Wave, Engage Employees: Michael Tchong & Kevin Jones to Keynote TribalNet Conference

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Two transformational catalysts in the business world will speak at the 17th Annual TribalNet Conference and Tradeshow, November 7-10, in San Diego. Attendees will learn how to grasp the ever-changing consumer culture and how to make deep and meaningful business shifts to effectively inspire employees.

Michael Tchong and Kevin Jones will keynote the annual conference hosted by TribalNet — the leading platform for connecting technology leaders at tribal organizations, health facilities, casinos and enterprises nationwide with technology solution providers specific to the industry.

Michael Tchong has been called "the most influential trendspotter in America." He has spoken and inspired thousands of audience members to "catch the next wave before it catches you!" Michael is a five-time entrepreneur with innovative startups in media, CRM, and digital marketing, with a proven ability to act as a transformational catalyst and a practical futurist. Learn more about Michael at michaeltchong.com.

Tchong has created a framework of eight “Ubertrends” that are the driving forces behind a vast majority of transformations taking place in society today. An Ubertrend is a massive wave cascading through society, leaving many subtrends in its wake. Unlike typical trends, Ubertrends change values in the population, which explains why technology is contributing to permanent behavioral changes in society. During his talks, Michael connects the dots for attendees, helping them better understand the future.

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Kevin Jones's clients include NASA, Lowes, JCPenny, Dell and many more.

Kevin Jones is an advisor, international speaker, and videographer, whose expertise lies in organizational strategy, Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs), initiative adoption, and bringing the best out of employees. With his focus on the human side of business and technology, he leaves audiences motivated and equipped to transform their workplace cultures. His clients include NASA, Lowes, JCPenny, Dell, and many other well-known companies. He has authored two e-books, writes a weekly blog, and produces videos for e-learning. Learn more about him at vinjones.com.

Kevin Jones is renowned for his success helping businesses create workplaces of passion and energy. Among his services — consulting, speaking, workshops and videos — he offers 11 secrets of engaged employees.

"So you're having a hard time getting your employees to connect to your business?" he asks. "Some are apathetic, demotivated, won't take initiative, ruled by fear, overwhelmed by policy, shackled by the status quo. They have a knack for political games and are more worried about keeping their jobs than doing a good job. And when you thought that it couldn't get any worse, we learned through research that about 70 percent of your workforce is disengaged. That's not a pretty picture.

"So, what do you do? You create initiatives and programs to engage and motivate the employees. Right? WRONG. That's exactly why you haven''t seen the results you want. These programs often make matters worse, or, are at best, marginally effective. Still, some try. But not knowing what to do they check off the box, and say, 'Oh well, at least we gave it a try.'

"But that's not good enough for you. You want and need genuinely engaged employees. And to get there, you're going to have to do things differently. You need to stop focusing on employee engagement. It sounds counter intuitive, but it's true. In fact that's the first of the 11 secrets of the engaged employee. If you learn and master these, you're guaranteed to find the engaged workforce you're looking for."

"We are beyond thrilled to have these two dynamic keynote presenters confirmed for this year’s conference. Their positive energy and enthusiasm for pushing the boundary towards achieving excellence sets a great tone for us as we work on developing the conference agenda for this year’s event," said TribalNet Executive Director Shannon Bouschor.

The conference takes place at Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina in San Diego, California, November 7-10, 2016. This Sheraton location was recently named in CVents "Top 100 Hotels for Meetings."

Visit www.tribalnetonline.com or email info@tribalnetonline.com for more information about the annual conference or TribalNet — the leading platform for connecting technology leaders at tribal organizations, health facilities, casinos and enterprises nationwide with technology solution providers specific to the industry. In addition to hosting this annual conference, TribalNet also offers year-round membership, a magazine and many online resources.