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

    Tom Kelly, Business Coach, Potential In Motion

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    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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  • The Hidden Revenue Streams in Your Business That Are Keeping Your From Earning What You Want

    Jean Kuhn, CEO of,

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    Certified Master Speaker and Marketing Maven, Jean Kuhn, knows your local small business owners are not making enough money. Let’s help them. Look around, how many of your local businesses have closed their doors in the past 5 years? MORE >

    Small Business Owners (SBOs) get so caught up in the daily grind of running their business, taking care of customers, employees, worrying about payroll, and paying the bills, they don’t have time to figure out how easy it can be to increase their income. I know it’s true, because it was true for me when I first became self-employed and it took me 17 years to figure it out.

    Every business owner has revenue streams in their business they have either forgotten about, don’t see, or don’t have the time to implement. Countless (SBOs) close their businesses because they don’t make enough money. While I can't see dead people, I can see revenue potential, it's my "sixth sense.“

    What if I could show your SBOs where they are losing money in their business?

    What if I could show your SBOs the revenue stream(s) they can’t see in their business?

    When a SBO thrives and makes more money, they put it back into the local economy, they create jobs, and the local government gains more tax dollars. A true, win/win.

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  • They Just Don’t Make Good Music Anymore: How to Find New Artists to Love and Get Excited About Music Again

    Meredith Colby, Author

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Educational

    Join Meredith Colby, author of Money Notes: How to Sing High, Loud, Healthy, and Forever in a fun, interesting, and funny look at how and why we get attached to the music we love. MORE >

    When you hear unfamiliar music in public or social situations, you have to wonder: how can people listen to this stuff? Music used to be so much better than it is now! But still, you probably feel a little bored with listening to the same music you’ve been singing along with since your high school and college days. What’s a person to do?

    Most people believe that their love of music is an emotional decision over which they have not control. You either like something or you don’t, right? But the truth is that music, like any art form, can be disassembled into its component parts; each of those parts holding a kind of power that a listener is attracted to or repelled by.

    In this 45 minute presentation, you’ll learn:
    • How and when you’re listening to music makes all the difference!
    • Your understanding of the history of music types affects how you hear them.
    • How your physiology can influence your taste in music.
    • Why music used to be more important to you, and how to reignite the flame.

    Finding your musical “hot buttons”, along with being a confident visitor to YouTube, are key to discovering artists you never knew you loved. Join Meredith for the hour that will leave you with an appetite for something new, and the recipe for enjoying it.

    An engaging speaker and an expert in her field, Meredith leaves her audiences both informed and empowered.

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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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  • 88 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 300 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 88 years.
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  • Is Your Business A “Digital Disaster”

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

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    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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  • Togetherness: Achieving Sales and Marketing Alignment

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

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    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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  • 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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  • A Face Lift for Your Voice: Tips & Tricks for Keeping Your Voice Sounding as Young as You Feel

    Meredith Colby, Author

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Educational

    Meredith Colby, author of Money Notes: How to Sing High, Loud, Healthy, and Forever shows you how to preserve, and even regain, the youthful sound of your voice. MORE >

    Our speaking voices are something we take for granted; until something goes wrong. They’re part of our self-image, so we want them to project our “real self” to the world. When we begin to realize that our speaking voices “sound old”, or that we can’t sing the way we used to, most of us simply give in to the aging process. But that doesn’t feel good - it feels like a loss when we notice those changes in our voices that we associate with age.

    Some of the physical elements of an aging voice are unavoidable, but not all! Meredith educates her audiences about the voice - how and why it works so well for us - and shares simple exercises and principles that people can work into their everyday lives and habits. Over time, those who apply what they’ve learned experience their voices as stronger and more resilient, taking joy in a voice that positively reflects how they feel about themselves.

    You’ll learn:
    • How the sound of your voice effects how others see you, and how you see yourself!
    • What the aging process does to the voice.
    • What happens to the voice after menopause?
    • How a minute a day is enough to implement powerful tools to strengthen the voice!
    • How to feel good about your singing again!

    An engaging speaker and an expert in her field, Meredith leaves her audiences both informed and empowered.

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  • Go For It! Determine your dreams, Define your moments, Discover your destiny

    Lee Ann Piano, Keynote Speaker, John Maxwell Team Member

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Motivational

    Life is about dreaming, doing and enjoying the process. At times, it may seem as if your dreams are impossible, or there are too many obstacles to overcome, or you've missed that window of opportunity. But if you begin to apply the "Go For It" principles - the sky is the limit for your own success! MORE >

    Every dream will be tested and the price you are willing to pay becomes a defining moment in your quest for success. Do you have what it takes to discover your destiny? Do you have the "Never Give-Up" spirit to push through the pressure and breakthrough to your desired success?

    This presentation shows you how to tap into more opportunities and possibilities in order to realize your full potential!

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