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Judy Carter

Find purpose in a stressed-out world with Judy Carter’s message of using comedy techniques to decrease stress makes her an in-demand speaker for Fortune 500 companies, as well as Women’s, Business and Leadership, and Healthcare events where Judy’s keynotes entertain and inspire.

Endorsed by Oprah Winfrey and featured on over 100 TV shows, Atlantic City’s Entertainer of the Year Nominee, and featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and on CNN.

As a speaking coach, she teaches people how to improve their presentational skills by finding their authentic message and making it funny. Her private clients include TV stars, pro wrestlers, celebs, non-celebs, and a United States senator.

Judy’s best-seller, The Message of You: Turn Your Life Story into a Money-Making Speaking Career (St. Martin’s Press, Feb 2013), teaches readers how to use life stories to inspire others – The Power & Humor of Your Story.

The Comedy Bible (Simon & Schuster) and Standup Comedy: The Book (Dell Books) still rank in the top 100 for Comedy books on Amazon. Oprah Winfrey recommended The Comedy Bible to anyone who wants to lighten up.

Arthur Samuel Joseph

 

Arthur Samuel Joseph M.A., founder and chairman of the Vocal Awareness Institute, today is widely-recognized as one of the world’s foremost communication strategists and authorities on the human voice. A renowned teacher/mentor, Mr. Joseph’s mission is to Change the World through Voice. His trademarked, proprietary voice and leadership training program, Vocal Awareness,™ is designed to teach Communication Mastery through a disciplined regimen of highly- specific techniques designed to cultivate an embodied and enhanced leadership presence, as well as personal presence, through body language techniques, vocal warm-ups, and storytelling skills. What emerges is an integrative and integral communication style.

Mr. Joseph has taught globally for over five decades. His varied client list includes national and international leaders in politics, business, entertainment and broadcasting, the hospitality industries as well as among world-class athletes, motivational speakers, life coaches, noted actors, singers and other luminaries of the stage and screen. Formerly on the faculty at the University of Southern California School of Theatre, he has been a visiting artist at both Yale and George Washington Universities, and visiting professor in the New York University Graduate Extension program, among many others nationally and internationally.

His lifelong dedication to his mission, “To change the world through Voice” imbues his work with a vital sense of urgency as our relationships, our culture, our nation, and our global community becomes increasingly dependent upon communication technology and social media to do the work of communication. As Mr. Joseph states, “We are on the cusp of losing the art of public discourse.” He has become a lone voice in raising the alarm that we aren’t simply losing the ability to communicate, we are losing our innate ability to connect with each other on even the most basic levels—physically, psychologically, and spiritually.

The GPS Girl Karen Jacobsen

 

Karen Speaks, Sings and Gives Directions to groups who want to drive their performance and Navigate Change Powerfully. Karen’s speaking voice is in over a billion GPS devices and phones worldwide giving directions.

Karen leads The CREATE Experience Mastermind Retreat – an immersive weekend for smart women who want to create a life worth living & a business worth building, and offers one on one programs and Online Seminars.

Speaking Legend Patricia Fripp

 

When your message must be memorable, your presentation powerful, and your sale successful, call Patricia Fripp. One of the few professional speakers who can transform the presentation skills of others, she is an executive speech coach and sales presentation skills trainer. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance wrote that one of the best investments you can make in your career is Patricia Fripp’s presentation skills training. Patricia simplifies and demystifies the process of preparing and presenting powerful, persuasive presentations. She delivers her message through keynote speeches, breakout sessions, and in-depth customized training and coaching. Patricia is now virtually everywhere with FrippVT, her interactive, learn-at-your-own-pace, virtual presentation skills training. Named “One of the 10 most electrifying speakers in North America” by Meetings and Conventions magazine, Patricia delivers high-content, entertaining, dramatically memorable presentations. She has won and been awarded these designations by the National Speakers Association: Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), CPAE, Hall of Fame keynote speaker, and the Cavett Award (considered the Oscar of speaking). Patricia is a past president, and the first female president, of the over 3,500-member National Speakers Association. She is a member of the highly prestigious Speakers Roundtable, an invitation-only group of highly regarded professional speakers, authors, and consultants. 

Presentation expert Michael Allosso

 

Michael is a passionate believer in servant leadership. His super objective is that people should be better off as a result of having spent time with you – every meeting, every event, every day. He’s a proponent of frequent feedback and that leader and communication excellence continues beyond “Act 1” (work) into “Act 2” (home life). There should be seamless transition between professional and business, group and individual communication. Authenticity and believability is paramount. The same skills an actor uses for outstanding performance are needed to be a top of the game leader and a communicator. All of these choices must be made with intentionality.

Penny Reed

 

Penny Reed is a nationally renowned dental practice management coach, speaker and author. She works with dentists who want to grow their practices, become more profitable and have a better quality of life. As a result, her clients are more focused, have more income, more confidence and have happier teams to support them.

Penny’s unique combination of management experience, success as a dental practice consultant, and business administration education make her one of the most effective dental practice coaches and speakers in North America. With more than 23 years of management experience, from publicly traded companies to dental practices, Penny has the unique ability to quickly pinpoint challenges and turn around underperforming practices.

Tom Searcy

 

Tom Searcy is a nationally recognized author, speaker, and the foremost expert in large account sales. His methods of unlocking explosive growth were developed through years of real-world success. By the age of 40, Searcy had led four corporations, transforming annual revenues of less than $15 million to more than $100 million in each case.

Since then, Searcy founded Hunt Big Sales, a fast-growth consultancy and thought leadership organization. With Searcy’s guidance, Hunt Big Sales clients have landed more than $5 billion in new sales with 190 of the Fortune 500 companies, including 3M, Disney, Chase Bank, International Paper, AT&T, Apple and hundreds more.

Searcy’s revolutionary ideas are now more accessible than ever. He is the author of RFPs Suck! How to Master the RFP System Once and for All to Win Big Business and co-author of Whale Hunting: How to Land Big Sales and Transform Your Company. Searcy’s book co-authored by Henry DeVries, How to Close a Deal Like Warren Buffett: Lessons from the World’s Greatest Dealmaker, was released by McGraw-Hill in November 2012. Searcy’s expertise has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times UK, and Inc. Magazine.

Searcy has also established himself as a nationally renowned speaker. He has spoken at the Inc. 500/500 Conferences, and Vistage International, the leading organization for CEO thought-leadership, where he is ranked in the top 1% of speakers. He’s also a member of the Million Dollar Speakers Club for the National Speakers Association. Searcy has spoken to more than 5000 CEOs internationally about explosive growth sales.

Marketing with a speech expert Mark LeBlanc

 

Mark, the founder of Growing Your Business and cofounder and chairman of Indie Books International, has special expertise on the core issues that independent consultants face on a daily basis qualified to address audiences of five to fifty to 500, and more. He can deliver an inspirational keynote, a content-rich general session, hands-on workshop, and/or a multi-day program. His little book Growing Your Business is an underground bestseller, averaging a quantity order of 25 books or more every week for the past 12 years (more than 70,000 copies in print).

Marketing with a book expert Henry DeVries

 

Henry is the CEO (chief encouragement officer) of Indie Books International, a company he cofounded in 2014. He works with independent consultants who want to attract more high-paying clients by marketing with a book and speech. As a professional speaker, he trains business development teams and business leaders on how to sell more services by persuading with a story.  In the last ten years, he has helped ghostwrite, edit, and coauthor more than 300 business books, including his McGraw-Hill bestseller, How to Close a Deal Like Warren Buffett—now in five languages, including Chinese. He has a monthly column with Forbes.com.