I am very honored to have been asked to be the guest speaker at the Commencement ceremony for the Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD) on Saturday, May 7. I look forward to meeting and congratulating all the students who will be walking and graduating. I am happy to be celebrating this grand moment with them. I will also be the Commencement guest speaker for Cheshire Academy on Saturday, June 11 in Cheshire, CT.
Commencement Guest Speaker for Minneapolis College of Art & Design
Saturday, May 7, 2011
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker for the Urban Land Institute Leadership Group
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
7:20 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Last Thursday I had the pleasure of being a Keynote Speaker at the SATO Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL. I was given five words to base my speech around; Change, Courage, Unity, Innovation and Hope. I’d like to talk a little about these five words because I feel they are important to remember and initiate in day to day business or activities. We always hear the saying, “Change is good.” I agree with this saying. If it wasn’t for change we would have never been able to advance in technology or the medical fields. Courage is a word I know well, and talk about in my book, It’s A Jungle In There. I talk about how it takes Courage to live out your dreams even if people tell you you’re crazy. Unity is a word that everyone has been a part of, whether it’s working on a business project or making dinner there is always someone there to give you a helping hand. Innovation is the key to new ideas and contraptions. Without Innovation we would not have the light bulb or Twitter. Last but not least I’d like to talk about Hope. Nothing can be accomplished without Hope. Hope is the fuel that drives you to Innovate and Change. Hope brings people together and gives you the Courage to keep moving forward day after day. Please feel free to share your comments on this blog. Steven Schussler
Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Location: Neighborhood House
The CCIM Presentation last night was a huge success – what a great group! Thank you Carol Ebert, and Brad Pfaff for hosting this event and thank you Robert, Wendy, Brad, Gene, Carol and others for all your great questions! Thank you for your support of buying my book “It’s A Jungle In There” 100% of the sale of my book go to Smile Network International, a Minnesota-based humanitarian organization that provides reconstructive surgeries to impoverished children and young adults around the world.
Enjoy the read and the rollercoaster ride. Remember, “Sweat the Small Stuff”, “No is a Yes waiting to happen!” Steven Schussler
“Celebrate Uptown: Speech Expo & Book Sales – Uptown Association
Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2010
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m
Keynote Speech: 6:30 p.m. by Steven Schussler
Location: Uptown Association
The UPTOWN ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING is set for Tuesday, JANUARY 25 and we’re inviting the community to ‘Celebrate Uptown’! A key component of the festivities will be a Business & Community Expo honoring the diverse businesses and organizations that make Uptown vibrant and unique. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet new people & promote your products or services to your neighbors. ALL TYPES OF BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS ARE WELCOME. After the Expo, be sure to stick around for Mayor Rybak and keynote speaker Steven Schussler- Chairman & CEO of Rainforest Cafe and renowned author of “It’s A Jungle In There.”
ROI Leader Forum Announcement for January 14, 2011
Topic: “A Guide to Entrepreneurial Success”
Speaker: Steven Schussler, Founder and CEO of Schussler Creative, Inc.
Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker and Author of the National Bestseller “It’s A Jungle In There” Inspiring Lessons, Hard-Won Insights and Other Acts of Entrepreneural Daring.
7:30 a.m. – 7: 45 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presentation and Networking
Location: Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company LLP
2501 Wayzata Blvd., Minneapolis, MN 55405
To reserve your place at one of these seminars, please contact Jean LaPlante.
Passion and imagination—two of the most powerful engines of success—combined with persistence and an unwavering belief in his dreams, has compelled Steven Schussler for decades. Well-known as the creator of the Rainforest Cafe ®, A Wild Place To Shop and Eat™ launched at the Mall of America in 1994, Schussler and his team have built 45 Rainforest Cafes in seven years on three continents winning more than 40 awards in the process! A premier branding expert™, he founded Schussler Creative in 2000 and has recently published his inspiring lessons, hard-won insights, and other acts of entrepreneurial daring in a national bestseller, “It’s a Jungle in There.” Come listen to his tales about being a restaurateur, branding expert and creative consultant, as well as a speaker and author. Leave with insights into the Five P’s for Business Success: Personality, Product, Persistence, People and Philanthropy.
STEVEN SCHUSSLER, started his entrepreneurial career at age 9 with a paper route. He became a television and radio executive, and eventually embraced his passion for conceiving theatrical environments that appeal to the masses—in his restaurants, retail attractions, and entertainment venues worldwide. A living example of entrepreneurial social responsibility, Schussler is dedicating 100% of the authors sales benefit Smile Network International, a non-profit organization and their mission of surgically repairing cleft lips and palates of impoverished children and young adults worldwide. In addition, he teaches an entrepreneurial class at the UMN Carlson School of Business Management, and writes a monthly column, “Back Talk,” for Minnesota Business Magazine. For further information, visit www.schusslercreative.com.
MOJO Minnesota, with co-host MHTA, invites you to the Target Performance Hall on January 12th for a look inside the imaginative mind of Steven Schussler, a Minnesota entrepreneurial superstar. Schussler, the creator of Rainforest Cafe and Galaxy Drive-In and now author of #1 national bestseller It’s a Jungle in There, will talk about his story of innovation, risk and wild success – with Q&A to follow. Schussler donates all profits from his book to Smile Network International.
50 lucky attendees will win a free copy of It’s a Jungle in There.
Thank Eide Bailly for the generous sponsorship that made this event possible.
Date: Wed., January 12th
Time: 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Open Book – Target Performance Hall
1011 Washington Avenue South
Admission is free but space limited (so act fast!). Refreshments provided.
For more information, contact Brad Lehrman firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view Steven Schussler Speaking Schedule visit http://www.schusslercreative.com/schussler_author.html
What a great speaking engagement yesterday at Best Buy Headquarters, a shining example in the industry on creativity and innovation! Special thanks to Star Collaborative and Best Buy PRG for hosting us!