• July 27 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    SHED or You’re Dead!

    Kathy B. Dempsey, RN, MED, CSP

    “What the heck is “shedding”—and why should I care??” Shedding is a cooler way to say “transformational change.” And you should care if you’d like to learn a unique way to improve your future. Kathy’s shedding is a powerful and proven methodology for dealing with CHANGE. First, you’ll get the CliffsNotes version of Shed or You’re Dead®—and then you’ll experience an intimate and deeply personal story that became the catalyst for her current TRANSFORMATIONAL JOURNEY. Kathy and her partner Lenny have been igniting people to shed for 21 years. This talk will inspire you to…LIVE well. DIE well. And CHOOSE well.

  • July 27 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    No Barriers

    Erik Weihenmayer

    In 2001, as Erik descended Mt. Everest, becoming the first blind person to reach the summit, his team leader pulled him aside and said, “Don’t make Everest the greatest thing you ever do.” Despite the abrupt timing of this remark, Erik took it to heart and has spent the better part of his life exploring what it means to live a No Barriers Life. That is, not a life without barriers, without struggle, where anything is possible, but rather a dive into the heart and mind at the core of the turbulent human experience. It is an exploration of the light that burns in all of us, the obstacles that threaten to extinguish that light, and the treacherous path of becoming a pioneer, practicing alchemy, and reaching toward growth and rebirth to find our own summits and elevate the world.

  • July 28 | 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Transform Your PERSONAL Branding to Dominate Your Niche

    Ford Saeks, CSP

    Discover the secrets to elevate your brand, transform your digital footprint, and keep your sales pipeline full. Take the mystery and fear out of competitive dominance and lead generation through a counter-intuitive strategy designed for today’s professional speaker. Gone are the days of chasing prospects. Instead, Ford will reveal a simple three-part system to immediately build trust and credibility to create a successful buying culture, like he’s done for his own seven-figure business and for many other top keynote speaker clients. This presentation is only 20 minutes, so come prepared to set your lead generation dial to cruise control, bulldoze past your competition, and secure your positioning as a top leader in your industry.

  • July 28 | 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Grow Your Global Influence and Transform Your Business through Advanced 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 toward 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.

  • July 28 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    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. He 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.

  • July 29 | 8:30 am - 10:00 am

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

    Shelita Burke

    Shelita will share real-life examples of how—without any coding knowledge at all—you can use blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and artificial intelligence (AI) in the speaking industry to solve problems. Shelita 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.

  • July 29 | 8:30 am - 10:30 am

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

    Robert Cialdini, PhD, & 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 Robert studied and measured different strategies, he went on a mission, with the goal of understanding 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. Robert 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!

  • July 29 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    Game Changers, Stand Up!

    Orlando Bowen

    Orlando 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’s professional football career short due to an assault that resulted in a severe concussion. He 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 toward 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.

  • July 30 | 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Navigating Through the Turbulence on Your Flight to Excellence

    William "T" Thompson, JD, CSP

    How do you stand out from the crowd in an increasingly competitive yet mediocre world? How can you be relevant and bring value to both your business and individual endeavors in a constantly changing environment? By building a Culture of Excellence that embodies both your professional and your personal life. Captain “T” Thompson defines excellence and shows how being enmeshed in excellence has been the foundation for both abundant and sustained success. Yet we all have unsettled clouds, storms to weather, and challenges to overcome on our flight through life. Captain “T” shares how he navigated through severe personal turbulence and how a Culture of Excellence helped cushion the ride. You’ll learn how to pilot your flight to excellence and successfully attain your significant pursuits.

  • July 30 | 8:30 am - 10:30 am

    What I Learned From 100 Days of Rejection

    Jia Jiang

    Jia Jiang knows firsthand how the fear of rejection can hold us back. Our natural tendency to avoid it at all costs can be detrimental to our business, our careers, and, yes, our lives. Determined to change that, Jia takes us down a path where rejection, instead of being avoided, is deliberately and actively sought. He asks complete strangers questions like, “Can I borrow $100? Can I speak over your store’s intercom? Can I get a burger refill?” The surprising answers led him to a whole new world. It may also teach you something you have never thought about before and even propel your speaking career.