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BBB Speakers Bureau

The mission of Better Business Bureau is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust.

To further our mission, we would be pleased to send a member of our professional staff to speak to your organization. We are happy to prepare presentations for:BBB Speakers Bureau

  • Business and civic organizations
  • Senior citizens' groups
  • High schools
  • Colleges
  • Adult education classes
  • Religious groups
  • and other local organizations

We can present one of our popular topics or prepare something of particular interest to your group that relates to BBB's work. Presentations can be given as a speech, classroom instruction, or in a format customized for your group.

Speaker Topics

The Psychology of Financial Scams
This program utilizes compelling stories of victims and perpetrators and uncovers the persuasion tactics that con artist’s use to defraud their victims and the basic tools investors can use to defend against fraud. Anyone can become a victim of consumer fraud. Fraudsters not only target older Americans who are nearing or already in retirement, but also have their sights on millions of Baby Boomers. You are never too young to become a smart investor.
 
Top Scams Targeting Seniors
Seniors may not be aware that they have fallen for a scam until it's too late and may avoid telling anyone for fear of losing independence by appearing so vulnerable. Our goal is to inform seniors and other groups about issues of interest to seniors today. We give consumers the tools to deal with frauds and scams directed at this growing demographic. Consumers can connect to the resources of the Better Business Bureau and other agencies to become better informed in today's marketplace.
 
ID Theft – Prevention, Detection and Recovery
Identity Theft claims more than 10 million victims per year, and as we grow more and more dependant on new technology such as laptop computers and smart phones, personal information had become even more at risk for identity theft. This program will provide everyday habits to safeguard your identity; tips on how to detect if you are a victim, and what to do if your identity is stolen.
 
Keeping Kids Safe Online
Your Central Ohio Better Business Bureau is proud to present a dual program called Keeping Kids Safe Online, featuring our Parents Program (What You Don’t Know Can Hurt Your Kids) and our Kids Program (All Up in Your Business). The internet offers a world of opportunities. People of all ages share photos and videos, build online profiles, text each other and create alter egos in the form of online avatars. For children, especially, these ways of socializing and communicating can be fulfilling, and yet, they come with risks. This presentation covers what parents need to know to help protect their children and reduce the risks by talking to your kids about how they communicate – online and off – and encouraging them to engage in conduct they can be proud of.
 
Smart Consumer Workshop for Teens
In this program, teens will learn about: Understanding and Using Credit Wisely - Using Cell Phones Wisely - Planning, Budgeting, and Saving and avoiding Identity Theft.
 
BBB Military Line – Financial Readiness Workshops
BBB Military Line, a program of the BBB provides consumer education and advocacy for military consumers and their families. Our experience shows that military personnel are frequently the victims of unethical and unscrupulous business practices. In order to reduce the number of military personnel falling victim to these predatory practices, BBB military Line uses both Web-based resources and local BBB outreach with the Continental Unites States. BBB offers an array of interactive and engaging Financial Workshops.
 
A Business Culture that Creates Marketplace Trust
Trust in the marketplace is generated by a great reputation… This presentation will illustrate how a company establishes such a reputation, including the role of vendors, partners, customers, and especially employees. This includes why some owners/leaders have organizations with marketplace trust and how this impacts performance.

Topics can be presented in a customized format and within a timeframe that works for your group. To schedule a speaker, please call 614-754-4574, or email your request to: communications@centralohio.bbb.org