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Sarasota Award Program Honors Achievement

SARASOTA November 25, 2014 — Barbara Glanz Communication Inc has been selected for the 2014 Best of Sarasota Award in the Business Consultants category by the Sarasota Award Program.

Each year, the Sarasota Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Sarasota area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Sarasota Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Sarasota Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Sarasota Award Program

The Sarasota Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Sarasota area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Sarasota Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.


Barbara speaks at Casa de Dios


After being the opening keynote speaker for the Human Capital Forum CEO Conference in Guatemala City, Barbara was invited to speak to 10,000 people at Casa de Dios, the largest church in Latin America.  You can watch a webcast with Barbara and this amazing experience.


Barbara Works With Google

Barbara on the set of a recent special project shoot for Google.

Barbara on the set of a recent special project shoot for Google.

Barbara recently filmed a special project for Google, where she was chosen as their customer service expert. More details will be made available at a later date.


Barbara’s Newest Book


Barbara’s newest book is Priceless Gifts: Using What God’s Given You to Bless Others. It’s an inspirational book about the joys of Giving and Receiving. It will touch your heart with dozens of real life, positive, low-cost or no-cost, immediately actionable ideas of things people have done for one another. This practical and useful book will help you to find many more simple, creative ways you can make a difference every day. Order yours here.


Barbara Speaks at CEO council of Tampa Bay

"Spreading Contagious Enthusiasm™-Creating Workplaces of Passion, Purpose and Productivity"

“Spreading Contagious Enthusiasm™-Creating Workplaces of Passion, Purpose and Productivity”

Barbara spoke at the CEO Council of Tampa, on “Workplaces of Passion, Purpose and Productivity”  This is the audio link to Barbara’s presentation in December to the CEO Council of Tampa Bay. Enjoy!

Is your organization experiencing overwhelming change, high employee turnover and low morale, increases in customer complaints, or burnout from having to do more with less? Are your employees struggling to find a balance between their work and home lives or do they simply need a boost of positive energy? If so, Barbara Glanz can help you! Clients say her exciting, motivational, action-oriented presentations have given their employees a new sense of direction, understanding, and hope. Contact our office today at (941) 312-9169 to see how we can help your organization.


Barbara Speaking at SHRM 2012 Conference in Atlanta

Barbara will be speaking for the 16th time at the national Society for Human Resource Management conference June 26 in Atlanta. It has been her honor to have been asked to present there since 1997, and she has often been rated one of their top ten speakers. This year Barbara is speaking on “CARE Packages for the Workplace – Dozens of Little Things You Can Do to Regenerate Spirit at Work.” Barbara’s session will take place on Tuesday, June 26th, from 2:15-3:30pm in the Georgia World Congress Center. The conference draws over 15,000 HR leaders from around the world. Read more information about Barbara’s session.


Barbara Honored with the CANDL Foundation Light Award

On May 2, 2012, in Huntsville, Alabama, Barbara was presented with the highest award given by the CANDL Foundation, the CANDL Light Award. It is given to a person “For a Life of Letting Her Light Shine to the Glory of God.” Other recipients have been Mrs. Norman Vincent Peale, Mr. S.Truett Cathy, Dr. June Scobee Rogers, and Mr. Ken Medema.


Barbara Quoted and “The Simple Truths of Appreciation” Reviewed in Quintessence, a Kaiser Permanente Publication

Both a summary of Barbara’s Opening Keynote speech, “Spreading Contagious Enthusiasm™–Creating Workplaces of Passion, Purpose, and Productivity,” at the Advanced Practice Symposium in Pasadena, CA, and a review of her book, “The Simple Truths of Appreciation — How Each of Us Can Choose to Make a Difference,” were included in the latest Kaiser Permanente publication, Quintessence. This magazine is the Kaiser Southern California publication for all Certified Nurse-Midwives, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants. They quote her powerful statement, “It doesn’t matter what your individual jobs are, you represent Kaiser Permanente. Whether you are a receptionist, a medical assistant, an advanced practice provider, or a physician, Kaiser Permanente will be a little better place, or not quite as good, because of YOU!” You can read these full stories on Barbara’s blog,


Barbara one of SHRM’s Top 20 Bestselling Books.


Barbara’s book “180 Ways to Spread Contagious Enthusiasm™” is one of the Top 20 bestselling books of Spring 2012 for the Society for Human Resource Management Association. SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries.

SHRM is a globally recognized authority whose voice is heard on the most pressing people management issues of the day. See why so many of their members chose Barbara’s book to inspire their organizations:

“Happy workers will be more productive workers! In this heartwarming handbook, Barbara Glanz gives you dozens of morale-boosting ideas to help you bring more kindness, communication, respect, and appreciation to the place where you work. Whether you are an employee or a manager, you can learn to ‘spread your contagious enthusiasm™’ and make a difference every single day!”

Read more about this book and to order your copies of “180 Ways to Spread Contagious Enthusiasm™.

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