Past Talks

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If you’re wondering where we’ve talked before and what we talked about, here’s a list of places Bill and Ed have visited, talked and held workshops. We’re always happy to come to your place and bend a few ears.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

9:00am – 2:30pm

Avenue of the Arts Wyndham Hotel

3350 Avenue of the Arts

Costa Mesa, CA 92626


June 5, 2014

Fresno, California

LCIS: Landscape Contractors Insurance Services: Open House 25th Anniversary

Streve Cesare Ph.D:

The Top HR Issues Landscapers Face Today and What to do About Them

Ed and Bill:
5 Ways to Capture Your Share of Opportunities in Today’s Changing Market Place

May 28,2014

1:30 EST

PLANET Webinar: The 10 Steps to Build Your Organization into a Recruiting Machine

Location: Check PLANET Website for webinar sign up

Harvester Bill Arman will walk you through the 10 steps needed to build your organization into a recruiting machine. Bill will share with you the tips, tactics and techniques he has used to recruit  hundreds of employees at all levels for the past 35 years. This webinar will give you virtually all the building blocks required to transform your organization into a recruiting machine. If recruiting is a priority for your team, then don’t miss this opportunity! As a result of this webinar, you will have the framework and foundation to build a successful recruiting program


April 10, 2014

9:30AM – 4:00PM

Interior Plantscape Symposium

Hosted by AmericanHort and PLANET

Are You a Fierce Competitor Workshop

Longwood Gardens, Kennet Square, PA

January 8 – 9, 2014

“Training Programs”

January 8th, 1:30 – 3:30 PM

“Quality Counts!”

January 9th, 10:45 – 11:45 AM
A talk given by Head Harvester Bill Arman
Landscape Congress
Ontario, Canada

January 16, 2014

2014 RINLA: Winter Meeting and Expo

9:15 – 10:15 AM
Bill and Ed to Deliver the Keynote Talk
” LandscapeBusiness – How the business world is changing – Capture your share of new opportunities” 

1:00 – 3:00 PM
Session C Harvest Group Classes
Ed Laflamme “Fierce Competitors Are Great Marketers and Sales People”
Bill Arman “Recruiting to the Rescue” 

February 3 – 6, 2014 

“Are You a Fierce Competitor? Part One”

February 4th, 8:30 – 10:00 AM

A talk given by Head Harvesters Ed Laflamme & Bill Arman

“Are You a Fierce Competitor? Part Two”

February 4th

A talk given by Head Harvester Ed Laflamme

“Recruiting to the Rescue!”

February 4th, 10:15 – 11:45 AM

A talk given by Head Harvester Bill Arman
Tree Care Industry Association
Atlantis Resort
Paradise Island, Bahamas

February 4, 2014

“Are You A Fierce Competitor”

“Hiring in the Green Industry”

Two talks given by Head Harvesters Ed Laflamme & Bill Arman
Tree Care Industry Association
Atlantis Resort
Paradise Island, Bahamas

February 11 – 14, 2014  

ProGreen, Colorado

Three talks given by Head Harvester Bill Arman:

    • “Are You a Fierce Competitor?” 
    • “The Gross Marginator”
    • “The Top 10 Best Practices All Companies Need to Know”

December 11, 2013

“The Top 10 Best Practices All Companies Need to Know”

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

“The Gross Marginator “

12:00 PM – 2:15 PM

A talk given by Head Harvester Bill Arman
Oregon Landscape Contractors Association presents the 2013 OLCA Oregon Landscape Expo
Portland, OR
Oregon Convention Center

October 9, 2013

“Are You A Fierce Competitor?” 

A talk given by Head Harvesters Ed Laflamme & Bill Arman
LCA: Landscape Contractors Association
John Hopkins University
Rockville, MD

October 23, 2013

“Recruiting to the Rescue!”
How to Find, Attract, Get Onboard and Keep the Right People.

A talk given by Head Harvesters Ed Laflamme & Bill Arman
Green Industry Conference – GIC
Louisville, KY
Marriott Louisville Downtown Hotel
1:00 – 3:00 PM

November 13 – 14, 2013

“Are You a Fierce Competitor?”

November 13th, 1:00 – 5:00 PM

“Nothing Happens Without A Sale”

November 14th, 7:30 – 8:30 AM

A talk given by Head Harvesters Ed Laflamme & Bill Arman
Tree Care Industry Expo -2013
Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Convention Center

March 19 & 21, 2013

“Are You A Fierce Competitor”

A talk given by Head Harvester Ed Laflamme
Pest Control Association of Florida

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

March 8, 2013

“Recruiting and Hiring the Right People” and “Building Effective Training Programs”
Landscape Alberta’s Spring Conference
Coast Plaza, Calgary, Alberta Canada

March 6, 2013

Building a Recruiting Machine! (Keynote)
The Account Managers Guide (Keynote Breakout)

March 5-6, 2013

MGIA Annual Trade Show & Convention 
Suburban Collection Showplace

Bill’s Past Talks, Workshops & Seminars

Lawn and Landscape School of Management:
“Training Program Development”
“People: The Keys to Success”

Bayer Environmental Science:
“The 7 Steps to Finding and Getting Great People”

“Innovative, practical advice and tips!”
-Conference Attendee

PLANET Green Industry Conferences:
“Growing Great People”
“Recruiting Programs that Rock”
“Learn and Earn by Creating a Learning Organization”
“Quality Assurance Program Design and Implementation”
“People Retention Strategies: How to Keep them on Board Without Being Bored”
“Quality Counts: How to Get Consistent Quality by Linking Training and Incentives to Performance”
“A Leader’s Guide on How to Survive and Thrive With Today’s Challenges: Part 1: It’s All About People: Leaders, Employees, and Customers : Part 2: Building Success One System at a Time”
“Lessons from the Garden: The Leaders guide to building a “Best In Class” organization.
“Executive Magic: The Balance of Life, Work & Health ”

Harvard Alumni Association:
Orange County Chapter- “Lessons from the Garden”

NJ Landscaper Association:

“Are You a Fierce Competitor”

Cal State Long Beach:
“Lessons from the Garden”

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo/ Landscape Management Seminar:
“Building Successful Training Programs”

TALC- Texas Association of Landscape Contractors:
“Innovation in the Landscape Industry”

CLCA- California Landscape Contractors Association:
O.C. Chapter:  “Finding and Getting Great People”
San Luis Obispo Chapter: “Positioning Your Organization for Success”
“Becoming a Fierce Competitor in Today’s Challenging Times”

Ed’s Past Talks, Workshops & Seminars

Landscape Contractors Association
“If We Don’t Start Selling – We’re Dead!”

“They absolutely raved about yesterday’s LCA meeting!
Sounds like it was a huge success and you had the folks
Thanks so much for speaking to our group!”


Park & Grounds Management Association
“How Public Relations Can Grow Your Company”

Associated Contractors of Massachusetts
“Double Your Profits By Selling Enhancements”

New England Grows Winter Conference
“25 Ways To Reduce Costs & Increase Profits”

New York State Turf & Landscape Association
“Selling in a Slow Economy”

PLANET Green Industry Conference
“Some Solid Simple Samples of Sure Fired Sales Success”
“The Four Pillars To Building a Successful Landscaping Company”
“The Profit Principle”
“How to Win Once the Project is Sold”
“Make Your Customers Love You”
“Xtreme Service = Xtreme Profits”

Lawn & Landscape School of Management
“Dream, Believe, Plan & Execute”
“Why Job Costing is Critical”
“Double Your Profits By Selling Enhancements”

Illinois Landscape Contractors Association
“The Profit Principle”
“Successful Subcontracting (Seminar)”
“Some Solid Simple Samples of Sure Fired Sales Success”

“Ed did a great job of getting audience interaction and giving real life examples.”
-Green Industry Conference Attendee

Miller School, Wilton, CT
“A Day in the Life of an Entrepreneur”

Cobleskill College
“Basic Principles of Operational Efficiency in A Landscaping Business”

CLIP 11th Annual Conference
“If I Had It To Do Over Again”

JP Horizons Sales Jam
“How To Grow A Great Landscaping Company”

Minnesota Green Exposition
“Marketing: Outside In”

Snow & Ice Management Association  (SIMA)
“Operating a Successful Winter Snow Business”

Lawn Care Industry M & A Institute
“How To Successfully Integrate a Newly Purchased Landscape Company”

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