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Dr. Tony Alessandra


Dr. Tony Alessandra was inducted into the NSA Speakers Hall of Fame in 1985. In 2009, he was inducted as one of the “Legends of the Speaking Profession;” in 2010-2014, he was selected 5 times as one of the Top 5 Sales/ Marketing/ Customer Service Speakers by; in 2010, Tony was elected into the inaugural class of the Top Sales World Sales Hall of Fame; in 2012, he was voted one of the Top 50 Sales & Marketing Influencers; and also in 2012, Dr. Tony was voted the #1 World’s Top Communication Guru. He is recognized by Meetings & Conventions Magazine as “one of America’s most electrifying speakers,” Tony’s polished style, powerful message, and proven ability as a consummate business strategist consistently earn rave reviews and loyal clients. He is also a prolific author with 30 books translated into over 50 foreign language editions, including the newly revised, best-selling The NEW Art of Managing People;CharismaThe Platinum RuleCollaborative Selling; and Communicating at Work.

Presentation expert Patricia Fripp


Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE, is a Hall of Fame award-winning speaker, sales presentation skills trainer, in-demand executive speech coach, and on-line training expert. Meetings and Conventions magazine named her “One of the 10 most electrifying speakers in North America.” Kiplinger’s Personal Finance wrote that “. . . the sixth best way to invest in you is to learn presentation skills from Patricia Fripp.”

Storytelling expert Michael Hauge


According to actor Will Smith, “No one is better than Michael Hauge at finding what is most authentic in every moment of a story.” Well-told (and well-written) success stories not only create a powerful connection between you and potential clients, they establish your skill and your credibility as a consultant. In this presentation, Hollywood story expert and best-selling author Michael Hauge will give you the six simple steps you must employ to create vivid, emotionally gripping stories that will transform your audiences and readers, move them to action, and ultimately increase your client list and your revenue. Michael is the author of Storytelling Made Easy.

Marketing Expert Terri Langhans


Terri Langhans started her consulting business from scratch and grew it into a $30 million ad agency and marketing firm with offices on both coasts—primarily through speaking and writing—and then sold it to a publicly traded Big Boy in the late ‘90s. While there, Terri and her team won a boatload of awards including the coveted CLEO for advertising, the New York Film Festival Award for television commercials and the American Marketing Association’s highest honor, the EFFIE, for the most effective, results generating health care campaign in the country.

But that was then, and this is now. Now Terri is COE (Chief of Everything) at Blah Blah Blah, her speaking and consulting business. She is also a CSP, Certified Speaking Professional, one of only a few hundred women worldwide to have earned the designation awarded by the National Speakers Association and the International Federation of Professional Speakers.
Terri is the author of the book The 7 Mistakes Every Business Makes (And How to Fix Them), and Help Them Hire You! How to Set Your Firm Apart, Win More Work and Still Be Yourself in Client Interviews. She is also co-author of Mark LeBlanc’s Never Be the Same, which inspired her to walk the Camino’s Portuguese Coastal Route to Santiago last May.

Publicity expert Russell Trahan


Russell Trahan is the owner and president of PR/PR Public Relations. PR/PR is a full-service boutique publicity agency specializing in professional speakers, consultants, and nonfiction authors. Since its founding in the late 1990s, PR/PR Public Relations has enjoyed a sterling track record of getting articles placed for 100 percent of its clients. He is the author of Sell Yourself Without Saying a Word: The Expert’s Guide to Placing Articles in Print and Online.

Speech bookings expert Bryan Caplovitz


Bryan is President/CEO of SpeakerMatch. Bryan founded Simply Speaking, Inc. in 2001 as the first online service catering to the emerging speaker/expert market. That original service became what is now SpeakerMatch, and he created other divisions to cater to different needs and related markets. Bryan is also the host of SpeakerMatch Radio where we interview experts on the business of speaking, and he is the editor of Behind The Podium, a periodical print publication and online article archive.

Publicity expert Jill Lublin


Jill is an international renowned speaker on the topics of publicity, kindness, referrals and networking. As author of the bestselling books Profit of Kindness and Get Noticed Get Referrals as well as co-author of Guerrilla Publicity and Networking Magic, Jill is a master strategist on how to capture the attention of the media and increase your visibility in the marketplace.

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