Neen James

TOPIC: Attention Pays - Harnessing the Power of Attention and Absolute Focus
Ask almost anyone how they are and there's a good chance they'll reply, "busy".  Travel advisors live in a constant state of busy, but while you're operating in overdrive, are you actually being productive?  We live in a world where people are overwhelmed, overstressed, and overtired.  In this presentation, Neen will help you to discover what makes attention valuable, and will show you how to pay attention in specific ways that will drive profitability, productivity, and accountability.


SESSION I: Folding Time™: Achieve Twice as Much in Half the Time in your travel business
February 12, 2019
Duration: 60 minutes

You don't have time to do everything; you only have time to do what matters! As travel leaders, we are constantly being asked to do more with less. If we can get clear about the activities that make the biggest difference to our productivity we can get twice as much done in half the time, freeing ourselves up to deliver more client value.

This program is perfect for travel professionals who want more control so they can manage their time, focus their attention, and manage their energy.

In Neen’s high-energy program you will:

  • Create a prioritization process for everyday application to achieve more
  • Overcome procrastination using the 15-minute technique
  • Create a productive personal action plan for implementation
  • If you feel overwhelmed running from one project to the next, or feel like you will never get to the end of your to-do list, or wonder how you will ever get it all done… you might need to learn how to Fold Time.

You will leave this practical program understanding how you leverage time and get more done this year.


Session II: Attention Pays™: How to Drive Profitability, Productivity, and Accountability for Travel Professionals
March 14, 2019
Duration: 60 minutes

To get the results you want, you need to get attention. But most people don’t know how to get it and keep it.

People often see attention as a transaction, something to trade, but it’s much more than that.  Neen has identified that we pay attention at three different levels; personal, professional, and global, and she’s designed a powerful methodology that makes it easy to leverage all three.

Neen’s Intentional Attention model helps leaders and organizations be more deliberate about the choices we make and the actions we take. 

Learning outcomes

  • Why we get attention wrong (and how to get it right)
  • The three types of attention, Personal, Professional and Global and how to master each
  • Strategies to design work and personal environments for optimal attention and focus
  • How to turn your technology and devices from frustrating distractions to powerful levers
  • A simple framework to get aligned, focused and executing faster than ever


SESSION III: An interactive Q&A with Neen
April 16, 2019
Duration: 60 minutes

A post-keynote opportunity to take a deeper dive and ask Need about some of the strategies she shared in sessions one and two. 


About Neen James

Neen James is the author of nine books including Folding Time™ and her most recent, Attention Pays™. In 2017, she was named one of the top 30 Leadership Speakers by Global Guru because of her work with companies like Viacom, Comcast, Cisco, Virgin, Pfizer, BMW, and the FBI, among others.

Neen earned her MBA from Southern Cross University and the Certified Speaking Professional designation from National Speakers Association. She has received numerous awards as a professional speaker, is a partner in the international education company Thought Leaders Global, and is a member of the prestigious League of Heroic Public Speakers.

Neen is a leadership expert who delivers high-energy keynotes that challenge audiences to leverage their focus and pay attention to what matters most at work and in life. Audiences love her practical strategies they can apply personally and professionally, and meeting planners love working with her – they often describe Neen as the energizer bunny for their events.

With a strong background in learning and development and managing large teams at various corporations, Neen is the perfect fit for organizations who want implementable strategies that will help their employees avoid distractions, stop interruptions, prioritize daily objectives and say ‘no’ to requests that steal time and focus from real goals and priorities.

Oh, did we mention that Neen is Australian? Why does that matter? Well, it means that she’s a bit mischievous, is pretty witty and a little cheeky. She also considers herself an unofficial champagne taste tester … and a really slow runner.