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

    Jean Kuhn, CEO, JeanKuhn.com

    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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  • 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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  • How to Stay in Shape By Doing What You Love

    Andrea Scott, MS, Andrea Scott, LLC

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Health & Fitness

    Many of us struggle to stick to an exercise program. We even forget that our own fitness is the legacy we leave our families. Learn to fit your exercise into your life, not your life into your exercise.

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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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  • Affirmations: What’s the “Big Deal?”

    Nancy Belda, President, Quantum Leap

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Self Improvement

    The use of affirmations does NOT qualify you as a practitioner of "woo woo" science. Affirmations are the assertions that something exists or is true. Aren't your goals true? Don't you believe that a better life exists for you? By using affirmations, you will ratchet up your ability to achieve goals, recover from trauma - of any kind - and live the life of your dreams. Nancy will share with you the techniques of creating positive affirmations for your personal life. MORE >

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  • Practical Creativity: Getting and Turning Ideas into ‘WOW’ Services!

    Karyn Ross, Owner, Karyn Ross Consulting

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    Want to make sure your business stays one step ahead of the competition? Then you'll continuously need to create and deliver the innovative services that WOW your customers! And that's exactly what Practical Creativity is all about: using creativity to get new ideas, and then turning those ideas into reality so that your customers get what they want, when they want it right the first time! MORE >

    In this fun, interactive presentation, we'll practice getting creative, new ideas based on what we already know through experience...and then we'll learn the basic principles of turning those ideas into actual WOW services effectively and efficiently! And that's exactly what your business - and your customers - want!
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  • Back to Basics – 4 Areas to Secure Your Financial Well-Being

    Robb Hill, Founder/President, R Hill Enterprises Inc

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Financial

    According to the Social Security Administration: 94% of the Baby-boomers are not prepared for retirement. The sad reality is that retirement is a financial position not an age. Far too many people think of retirement in terms of time however; that is only half of the equation. MORE >

    Retirement is time+money and so many people miss the second part “money”. There are many reasons for this bleak statistic however, there is only one solution: EDUCATION! We need your help in sharing with as many people as possible the information that can change this statistic.

    We offer a series of 4 lectures designed to equip the attendees with enough information to make informed decisions in the areas of Wills & Trusts, Long-Term Care, Safe Alternatives to the Stock Market and Final Expense.

    For the highest quality educational lectures in personal finance; the most trusted name in Illinois is R Hill Enterprises, Inc. Prominent organizations such as AARP, Manor Care Corporation, and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees have featured these very lectures and workshops and they have also been presented at many National Credit Unions and Fortune 500 companies.

    There are many proven strategies that will aid in keeping more of our assets in our families and away from the government. These lectures are limited to a maximum of 30 participants in order to facilitate interaction between the audience and the speaker(s).

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  • Leadership: How To Bring Results By Leading Your Team

    Robb Thompson, President & Founder, Progressive Life

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Educational

    There are many people and organizations that crave leadership with their teams inside their organization, but they don't want to utilize the people that know how to take them from nothing to a point of success. MORE >

    We show you how to lead a healthy environment, how to have right relationships inside your company, how to build a team, how to stay positive, and how to get results.

    All companies want results. We will show you how to unlock ideas and open new doors of productivity.

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  • Entrepreneurship: “Who is holding your ladder?”

    Peter A. James, Speaker, Coach, Professor

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    We, as entrepreneurs, have a tendency to work our tails off... by ourselves. It is often not our own faults. We just gain momentum and stay in our own bubble with our own goals. But are we hurting ourselves by remaining in this bubble? And if so, what is the best way to accomplish success? This workshop will allow your audience to see the true beauty in numbers. MORE >

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  • Manning Up

    Mike Shereck (PCC), Founder and President, Mike Shereck Group and Transformational Leadership Experience

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Self Improvement

    Transforming what it means to be a man in today's world. Looking at the current situation of men in society, business and our culture. Look at how it got here, why? How does this current state effect young men and boys. What do we do? How can we transform this? MORE >

    "It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."
    -Frederick Douglass
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