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Jeffrey Hayzlett Presenting at Printing Hub 2012

Stare Death in the Face—How Jeffrey Hayzlett Brought the Crowd to Life at Printing Hub 2012

Posted by on April 04, 2012 under Becoming a Marketing Services Provider and Featured

Jeffrey Hayzlett Presenting at Printing Hub 2012

They call him a turnaround architect of the highest order. A fearless entrepreneur for whom risk goes down easily, like water.

When global business celebrity Jeffrey Hayzlett took the stage at Printing Hub 2012, the marketing powerhouse had a room full of eager ears. His reputation as a “self-made business titan” definitely preceded him.

Hayzlett started by exclaiming that he’s “the biggest fan of print since Gutenberg!” And with that, they were hooked. For the rest of his keynote the audience hung on every word.

Hayzlett’s electrifying presentation taught attendees to develop a “takeover mentality” for their businesses, starting with driving change and building tension. Change-driving tension builds when you:

– Don’t settle

– Create competition

– Stir it up

– Ask Why

Hayzlett went on to outline four rules to remember when driving change:

– Mood – Change the mood in your business

– Rule of Thirds – Get Rid of Employees who can’t change

– Change the Questions – Lead by asking the right questions

– Make it Better in the New Place – Make your business better than where it’s been

It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of best-selling author Jeffrey Hayzlett. We consider his book Running the Gauntlet a must-read for printers becoming marketing services providers. As Hayzlett said, “We’re gonna make lots of mistakes. Make mistakes! You’re not gonna kill your company! Push it.”

Keep an eye on our site. We’ll write back soon with more coverage of Printing Hub 2012.

Until then, tell us in the comments: what changes are you driving in your business right now?

Take a closer look at Jeffrey Hayzlett’s Printing Hub 2012 presentation.


  1. GREAT event!! Thanks for having me! Now get out there and Run the Gauntlet!

  2. David Scott says:

    Great session. It’ll be a great change if I can implement at least half of what I learned.

  3. So much good information! Can’t wait to implement them into action! Thank you!

  4. Jill Havlat says:

    Thanks, Golnar—we’re glad you agree that Jeffrey Hayzlett was phenomenal at Printing Hub 2012! As for implementing what you learned this week, I’ll quote Hayzlett—go run the gauntlet!

  5. Kim Stokes says:

    Sorry I missed the presentation but the overview link above was amazing. I’ll buy his book!

    Kim Stokes

  6. Jill Havlat says:

    Thanks, Kim. Glad the overview link was helpful and yes—you should buy his book!

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