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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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  • Stress, Wellness and Humor

    Dr. Jeffrey Smith, Author, Wellness Coach, Acupuncturist, Humorist & Chiropractic Physician

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Health & Fitness

    Dr. Smith will teach the audience how to increase the body’s ability to fight off disease and stress, and prevent injuries through all the latest and greatest on wellness and humor.

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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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  • Global business expansion – your business is ready to grow!

    Kirk Samson, Owner, Samson Atlantic LLC

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    There are over 200 countries in the world today, and the world has a population of over 7 billion. What is the current reach of your product or service? If you sell to the United States alone, you are only reaching a little of over 4% of the world market. What are you missing out on? While not all countries have the buying power of U.S consumers, many of them do. That difference in current market and potential market is what makes international expansion so intriguing. MORE >

    Additionally, there are other important reasons to expand your business internationally: capturing innovation, forging lucrative partnerships, and diversifying your business risk. In this presentation, Kirk Samson will walk you through the advantages and risks of expanding your business to a new market, introduce you to existing free resources for business expansion and show how you can find the perfect place for your business to grow.
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  • Today is not Yesterday.

    Arika Clark Alejo, Certified Professional Coach | Speaker | Motivator

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Self Improvement

    Every person is unique in how they view the world around them. It is our experiences and values that we use to perceive the world. Often, this limits us and hold us back from being more productive, less stressed, and feeling more pleasure because of the assumptions we make. During this talk learn about the seven levels of energy that we bring to the table and how each of them can help and hinder us from the things we most desire. MORE >

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  • A Guide to Customer Success

    Joshua Reed, President/Founder, Tier One Consulting LLC

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    The customer experience is one of the most important aspects of any company. By the time this talk is over, you will be able to create an environment for your customers that will drive them to come back each and every time. We will cover everything from initial contact of the customer, down to your appearance, and even closing it all out. If you want to increase your brand quality and drive customer flow, this is the talk for you. Let me help you create the environment your customers crave. 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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  • 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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  • The Power of Facebook Live, How to Build Credibility & Sales in 3 Minutes

    Jean Kuhn, CEO, JeanKuhn.com

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    In this entertaining complimentary 45 minute presentation, Certified Master Speaker, Jean Kuhn, shows your audience how to go from ordinary business owner to “Expert/Celebrity” business owner and why that’s important to getting new customers. MORE >

    Your audience will learn how to make content rich videos in a matter of minutes with their phone, tablet or desktop to create raving fans and buying customers. Something their competition is not doing... yet.

    Your audience will learn:

    * How to increase their customer reach
    * How to retain clients that stay longer and spend more money
    * How to get over 1000 views from their videos
    * How to create instant credibility
    * Hear real-life statistics that Jean and her clients are getting as they are building their businesses and getting new clients from video
    * To finally have fun with their marketing while making more money.

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  • Be Your Own Personal Trainer

    Andrea Scott, MS, Andrea Scott, LLC

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Health & Fitness

    Andrea is an athlete and fitness expert. She is also a comic who performs around the Midwest. Her talk is a humorous take on committing to an exercise program for life.

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