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General Sessions



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What Most People Don’t Know About Robert Cialdini and the Science of Influence - a Fireside Chat with Verne Harnish

Robert Cialdini, PhD - Interview facilitated by Verne Harnish

Although most of us know about Robert Cialdini’s Principles of Influence, there a few questions that come to mind: How did he develop these principles? How did he test them? What exactly makes it a “science?" Before Cialdini studied and measured different strategies, he went on an undercover, three year mission, with a goal to understand the different approaches of Influence. He spent three years undercover, changed his name, persona, and even the way he dressed. During this time, he applied for various jobs, observed the best of the best, and took training on how to convince others of the value of his employer’s offerings. Cialdini will present on the research he did that was powerful, but not yet popular at the time. What lessons can we learn from this and what can all of this mean for you and your speaking business? This session will answer all the above and much more!

 


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Grow Your Global Influence and Transform Your Business through Advance Social Media Strategies 

Shelita Burke

Shelita will show you how to grow your influence and transform the results you get from social media by implementing easy-to-grasp strategies, tips, tricks, and tools. Packed with insights and case studies, you’ll learn how to structure your social media efforts, and channel your thinking towards staying up to date with the vastly changing world of audience building. Whether you have 100 or 1,000,000 followers, you will learn advanced strategies to rapidly grow your global influence.


 
How to use Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and AI to Elevate your Speaking Career

Shelita Burke

Without any coding knowledge needed at all, Shelita Burke will share real life examples of how you can use blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and artificial intelligence (AI) in the speaking industry to solve problems. Shelita Burke is a data scientist, AI social media expert, entrepreneur, and award-winning international pop star. By combining data science with behavioral science and AI, she has generated 29 million Twitter impressions and millions of Spotify plays on her latest releases. In addition, she is a popular keynote speaker at major social media and AI conferences empowering marketers with her innovative approach to growing large audiences.

 

 


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Game Changers, Stand Up!

Orlando Bowen

Orlando Bowen is a former professional football player who equips you on how to be a Game Changer. Game Changers change the path, perspective and possibilities of others by the way they show up for business and for life. Two armed individuals unfortunately cut Orlando Bowen’s professional football career short due to an assault that resulted in a severe concussion. Bowen was an active member in his community, so the assault galvanized his resolve to make an even bigger difference. Through all this, Orlando still showed  forgiveness towards his assailants.  This session will inspire you to “get off the sidelines” and make a difference in the lives of others as you let go of the things holding you back from being a Game Changer. 

 

 


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Embrace the Shake: Transforming Limitations into Opportunities  

Phil Hansen

Today's leaders want to know how their teams can rise above any challenge and succeed no matter what comes their way. Whether it’s to embrace change, overcome obstacles, sustain growth, or take your success to the next level, true leaders will “Embrace the Shake." The term “Embrace the Shake” is coined from Artist Phil Hansen’s personal story of transformation. After developing a career-ending tremor in his drawing hand, Phil embraced his “shake” both physically and metaphorically by redefining his limitation as an impetus for creativity. Phil not only restored his artistic abilities, he became a much more creative and innovative artist than ever before. Phil’s powerful message of finding creativity within limitations will inspire you to stop looking on the outside, and start looking within yourself for resources that can transform your challenges into opportunities for success.