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  • How to Find Your WOW, NOW

    Ben Dooley, Master Certified Coach (MCC), BeDo Coaching

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    Let's be honest. What you offer--your product and service is likely not new. Not only that, but there are others out there who offer the same thing. Don't believe me? A one minute Google search will clear that up quickly. MORE >

    So how do you stand out in the crowd? What is it that makes your company, product and service unique? What makes your marketing attractive and successful? How do you make work easy and productive? Imagine if you could truly tap into your business's WOW. What would be possible then?

    Would you believe it all comes down to only FIVE words that will make an amazing difference?

    And I'm not kidding when I say these words will change your life!
    * Identify your team branding.
    * Establish an aligned team all working in the same mode and direction.
    * Access the power to overcome when your team feels stuck, overwhelmed and unmotivated.
    * Have an Affirmation that WORKS!
    * Leverage your five words to increase your customer relationship and experience.
    * Create deep and unshakable confidence in your team, your organization.

    This interactive workshop/presentation explores how to CREATE CONFIDENCE, DISCOVER IRREFUTABLE PROOF OF YOUR AWESOMENESS, and it reveals the 5 words that will completely EXPLODE your business!
    Perfect for large and small groups.

    This workshop can also be modified to focus on personal life development and success with equal awesomeness.

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  • Essentials of Estate Planning

    Gregory Kurinec, CFP®, MRFC, Bentron Financial Group, Inc.

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Financial

    Essentials of Estate Planning covers the estate planning process from beginning to end. We will look closely at the need to plan, the most common planning techniques and the documents used in the planning process. The class will explain the difference between a will and a trust and will give attendees an understanding of: MORE >

    • Probate
    • Wills vs. Trusts
    • Power of Attorney for Healthcare & Financial matters
    • Guardianship Appointments

    At the end of this class attendees will have a thorough understanding of what steps they need to take to protect their spouse and heirs.

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  • Presenting Your Professional Best

    Susan Fignar, President, Pur-sue Inc.

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    In today’s rapidly changing business world, your professional presence, how you relate and connect to others, along with your workplace behavior and practices will contribute significantly to your credibility and overall success, and the bottom line of your organization. Whether you are attending a meeting, interacting with a new client, delivering a presentation, working across departments or attending a company-sponsored event, you need to be mindful of the messages you're communicating as an ambassador of your company. MORE >

    In this light, informative and interactive program, Susan will highlight the key elements of presenting your professional best.

    Program length: 60-75 minutes

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  • The Power of Storytelling to Your Organizations Culture, Growth and Innovation

    Jennifer Fortney, President, Cascade Communications

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    The way you tell the story of your business or organization is all that matters to your customer. Today, customers want to be more engaged with the companies in which they do business and organizations' they support. The story is the reason they buy or donate. It is what they will share with friends and family when asked about where they purchased or what causes to do they support. MORE >

    The trick is that not everyone knows how to tell their story well across all platforms. This is where Jennifer comes in to walk you through finding your story and telling it appropriately and consistently for brand building.
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  • 90 Years and Counting: The Theatre of Western Springs

    Ginny Richardson, Actor for 35 Years, Theatre of Western Springs

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Entertainment

    The Theatre of Western Springs (TWS) has a fascinating story to tell. Months before the Great Depression (1929), a Western Springs woman - Mary Cattell - founded the venerable theatre. In the 1970s, a theatre building was built. Today, mortgage free, it houses two theatres – the Mainstage seats 400 and the Cattell Theatre seats 150. MORE >

    There are no auditions. Rather, it’s a company of approximately 250 people, both backstage workers and actors. TWS has a unique system: a committee of non-actors does the casting and the play selections. It’s worked for 90 years.
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  • Scuba Therapy: The next big thing

    Tinamarie Hernandez, Executive Director, Diveheart

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Educational

    What is Scuba Therapy? What research has been done around scuba diving and spinal cord injury? autism? PTSD? Chronic pain? How is Diveheart helping to inspire and partner with the medical community to delve more deeply into what scuba diving can do to for people of all abilities.

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  • Developmental Childhood Disorders

    Iuliana Lixandru, L.Ac., MSOM, Vitality Natural Wellness

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Health & Fitness

    A talk about different development childhood disorders, which one is on the rise, common and non common symptoms, motor system and primitive reflexes, metabolic contributions to ASD, mitochondrial dysfunction, autoimmunity and the brain, gut brain axis and optimization of gut health, supplementation options.

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  • Healthy Drug-Free Lifestyle, How To Say No!

    YM/SgtMaj Nina Staben, Division 5 Young Marine of the Year, Young Marines

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Health & Fitness

    This presentation is designed for any youth program or school from grades 3 - 12. In this presentation Young Marine Sergeant Major, Nina Staben will speak about gateway drugs, the negative effects they have on a body, and how drugs affect school, family, friends, and your future. There will also be a discussion on peer pressure and how to effectively get out of a situation in which someone is pressuring you to do something you don't want to do. MORE >

    Each presentation will be tailored according to the age group. For kids in middle and high school, the presentation will include real-life stories of drug use and discuss how to manage peer pressure.
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  • A Boomer’s Survival Guide in the post Coronavirus era

    Terry Nugent, Partner, AlphasNext, LLC

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Financial

    In the aftermath of the virtually unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic, how should the Baby Boomer manage the financial challenges posed by the virus crisis? In this session, you will lean: MORE >

    - What to do (and not do) in volatile markets
    - How to manage income and expenses
    - How retired, semi-retired, independent contractors, W-2 employees, and business owners can develop coping strategies tailored to their situations.
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  • The Power of Authentic Storytelling

    Troy Sandidge, Social Media Jedi | Global Speaker | Storyteller

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    In a digital world where most forms of content are reaching a saturation point, everyone is an expert in everything, and competition is fiercer than ever, what is a brand to do? How can your message not only rise above the noise but truly connect with your target audience? Honesty. Originality. Transparency. But the challenge brands face today is how can they be heard? What good is it to tell your story if no one can hear it? And how can anyone hear your story if it sounds like every other story out there? MORE >

    Takeaways:
    - Learn how to convey the story of your brand in multi-dimensional ways that set you apart from everyone else
    - Understand how to use social media not to become the noise, but merely silence the noise while establishing your own voice
    - Discover strategies to humanize your brand while showcasing your brand's uniqueness without overdoing it

    ** Session can be customized by business type, social media needs to address, etc.

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