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  • The Attraction Principle: How to Shift from Working to Get Clients to Attracting Them Effortlessly

    Tom Kelly, Business Coach, Potential In Motion

    If you are looking to dramatically increase your sales, make more money with less effort, and build a sales system that produces predictable results, then this presentation is for you! In this presentation, Business Coach Tom Kelly covers the 5 shifts that you need to make in how you approach your business so that you can attract what you want, as opposed to chasing it. MORE >

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  • Masterful Networking – How To Create Massive Amounts of Business From Your Networking Efforts

    Tom Kelly, Business Coach, Potential In Motion

    Are you a small business owner or professional that struggles with networking? Are you tired of attending networking events, and walking away empty handed? Are you starting to think that networking events are a complete waste of your time? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this presentation is for you! MORE >

    In this presentation, Professional Certified Coach Tom Kelly will teach you the shifts that you need to make with respect to networking that will enable you to easily turn networking events into the #1 way you generate business!
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  • Fads, Trends, and Being Relevant Over the Long Haul

    Gavin Johnston, Chief Strategy Officer, Bradley & Montgomery

    Staying on top of social and cultural change is difficult. It requires thoughtful observation, reflection, and the ability to connect dots that may go unnoticed in many cases. Similarly, being able to distinguish a trend from a short-lived fit of social interest can make the difference between a meaningful campaign or marketing platform, and a one-hit wonder. Understanding the difference between fads and trends is critical for all organizations. Unfortunately, many decision makers seem to be unaware of their important differences. MORE >

    Both fads and trends play an important role in a marketing effort’s success, but they aren’t the same thing and they need to be treated differently. If they are not, leaders risk burning out adapting to every fad, and critical trends required for a brand’s long-term survival may be missed. So, what are the key differences?
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  • The Creation of a Legacy: Good or Bad?

    Harry McCabe, Exit Planning and Succession Expert, Harry McCabe Advisors

    Harry’s deep experience with the well-to-do and those aspiring to gain ‘Upper Class’ status is gracefully delivered during this presentation. Commenting on legacy plan creation in his open flowing style brings excitement to the audience. Their imagination will have expanded and been affected with delight, fear or both when Harry wraps up this presentation. MORE >

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  • Millennials Matter…Everyone Communicates Few Connect

    J. Israel Greene, Certified Speaker, Teacher, Coach, The John Maxwell Group

    “Only One Thing Stands Between You and Success. It Isn’t Experience. It Isn’t Talent. If you want to succeed, you must learn how to connect with people."-Dr. John C. Maxwell MORE >

    Combining the content of Dr. John Maxwell's book, 'Everyone Communicates Few Connect" and through years of real world experience leading millennials, this particular track focuses on how to effectively coach and lead millennials. And while many may think it is no different than managing any other demographic, the reality is they could not be more wrong. In Millennials Matter...Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, I will share the Ten Principles and Ten Practices to develop the crucial skills of connecting, along with key tips to drive sustaining change and get the most out of your millennial workforce including:

    Breaking Resistance
    Building Rapport
    Increasing Efficiency
    Driving Effective Change
    Sustaining Change
    Finding Common Ground
    Keeping Your Communication Simple
    Capturing People’s Interest
    Inspiring People
    Staying Authentic in all of Your Relationships

    The ability to connect with others is a major determining factor in reaching your full potential. It’s no secret! Connecting is a skill you can learn and apply in your personal, professional, and family relationships- and you can start now by taking this course!

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  • Overcoming the Carrot

    Bryan Krup, Founder and Principal Consultant, Krup Consulting

    Do you wonder what motivates your team? Or maybe why a low-performing employee isn't productive compared to your superhero employee? Explore the "why" of people at work during this presentation referencing popular research and real world experience.

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  • Is Your Business A “Digital Disaster”

    Jody Jankovsky, Founder and Managing Member, Black|Line Consulting

    Black|Line's "Digital Disaster" presentation explains how many businesses are failing to create and maintain some of their most valuable assets, their digital ones. Mr. Jankovsky explores what "Digital Assets" are, why they are important to a business/organization and how to avoid becoming a "Digital Disaster". The presentation can be made to fit a 30-60 minute format and can be tailored for your organization or business. MORE >

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  • Entrepreneurship: Will it flourish?

    Harry McCabe, Exit Planning and Succession Expert, Harry McCabe Advisors

    Larger corporations acquire companies or merge others for every conceivable reason. The larger organization releases talented employees of all levels due to the economy of scale. Many former employees starts their own business. With this true to life background, Harry engages his audiences from a new perspective.

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  • Using Symbolism to Drive Marketing

    Gavin Johnston, Chief Strategy Officer, Bradley & Montgomery

    A brand is more than one iconic symbol, it’s a system of interconnected images, actions and signs that create a response in your consumers. While it is often put down to something as simple as logo design (which is anything but simple, in fact), identity and branding work extends beyond the creation of a company logo or trademark. The identity of any particular corporation, product or service encompasses a variety of materials including business cards, marketing materials, staff uniforms, advertisements, commercials, web presence, etc. All of this is created to establish an identity that the consumer comes to value beyond the direct benefits of the company. MORE >

    A part of establishing the company brand, the identity work is important in conveying the principles, ideas and standards of the organization for which it is developed. Designers work together with strategists, copywriters, marketing directors and a host of other professionals to ensure that a brand identity is communicated effectively and efficiently from the client to the consumer. And in an age of social media and assumed shared interests, the communication is increasingly a multi-faceted conversation.
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  • Togetherness: Achieving Sales and Marketing Alignment

    Jeff Davis, Sales and Marketing Alignment Expert, The Sales and Marketing Alignment Summit

    Aberdeen Group estimates that companies with poor sales and marketing alignment experience an annual 4% revenue decline. In today's B2B business environment sales and marketing can no longer operate in silos. We must find a way to create "Togetherness" and use the collective knowledge of each team to win. MORE >

    The goal of this presentation is to achieve making CEOs and other customer-facing executives think differently about how sales and marketing should interact. With increased scrutiny for marketing to prove ROI on their activities and it becoming increasingly hard for B2B salespeople to even get in front of customers, the old way of doing business is no longer an option. This presentation focuses on using evidence-based research and empirical knowledge to propose real-world strategies that work.

    The key objectives of the presentation are to:

    * Establish an understanding of the detrimental effects that occur by not aligning sales and marketing
    * Explore the key reasons why this relationship continues to be a challenge for most organizations
    * Examine strategies and tactics to promote cohesiveness between these two functions that will lead to
    improvements in achieving revenue targets.

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