|MARTI BARLETTA, President, TrendSight.
Marti Barletta, author of Marketing to Women and PrimeTime Women™, CEO and founder of the TrendSight Group, is a recognized authority on building marketing, sales, recruiting and retention results through better communications with women. Marti combines gender expertise, marketing experience and a lively sense of humor as she delivers eye-opening insights and practical “how to” pointers that are enlightening, entertaining and easy to apply. She writes a regular column for AdAge.com and has been quoted on CBS Evening News, ABC Money Matters, and The Today Show on NBC, as well as in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Fast Company, Business Week, Entrepreneur, and many other publications worldwide.
Webinar Trainings: Attracting PrimeTime Women (Ages 50-70) to Your Business
|ZAK BARRON: Regional Development Director at Constant Contact
Constant Contact®, Inc. helps small businesses, associations, and nonprofits connect with their customers, clients, and members. Constant Contact champions the needs of small organizations and provides them with an easy and affordable way to build successful, lasting customer relationships. Constant Contact's leading email marketing, online survey and event marketing tools—supported by its expert personal coaching and support—help all types of small businesses and organizations create professional-looking email newsletters and insightful online surveys and begin a dialogue with their customers. With Constant Contact, small organizations have access to the latest industry information and education to help them learn email marketing and online survey best practices.
DU Webinar Training: "Improving Your Email Marketing"
Zak's webinar will be available in Destination University in the coming months.
|MICHAEL BENIDT: President of Golden Compass Inc.
Michael Benidt is the President of Golden Compass, Inc. His company works with companies and individuals who realize that Internet search is the next essential business skill.
DU Webinar Trainings: Is Google Making Us Stupid? - Internet Search Secrets to Save Time and Money
|RICH CARRARO: President at ClownBike.com Advertising.
After spending twenty years on Madison Avenue as a writer and producer, Rich opened his one-man ad agency called ClownBike.com. From concept to completion, Rich does it all. His mission: to bring Madison Avenue creativity to the neglected field of local advertising, while elevating it to an art form. The ClownBike Motto: “Affordable, local advertising that doesn’t suck.” Why so rude? Two reasons: Number one: to get your attention, the first rule of advertising. Number two: because it’s true.
DU Webinar Trainings: Applying Madison Avenue Advertising to Your Business, Parts 1-4
|SEANETTE CORKILL, Owner, Frontdoor Back
Seanette Corkill founded Frontdoor Back, a Visual Merchandising and Store Design company to serve new to medium sized retailers. She has been helping store owners fix or avoid the pitfalls of horrible or worse yet ... ho-hum stores and storefronts since the mid 90's. Her trained and experienced eye decodes the fundamental yet sometimes mysterious elements that create attractive stores. Her appealing and often humorous presentation of how to make your store look and function like a winner by pointing out the good, the bad and the funny, make the store improvement process a worthwhile and enjoyable learning experience for all. Businesses can unknowingly turning away customers as Seanette shows business owners what to do and how to do it.
Webinar Trainings: Your Frontdoor Check List, Making a Case for Store Front Improvement, Store Front Improvement 201
ANDY CORE: President at Core Wellness, Award Winning Life Balance Speaker
|SHAWNE DUPERON: CEO of ShawneTV, Five-Time EMMY Award winning producer
Shawne Duperon has been in the television business for nearly 20 years. She has taught thousands of people across North America how to dramatically lower their marketing costs while receiving thousands of dollars in free publicity. She's worked at ABC, NBC and interviewed and filmed hundreds of celebrities. She has been featured in newspapers such as USA Today, The Washington Post and The Chicago Tribune to name a few. Shawne was named "Innovator of the Year" and one of the top ten women-owned businesses by The National Association of Women Business Owners. Shawne says Media is the ultimate network. Knowing how to create and navigate strong media relationships is the secret to unlimited marketing power.
|DEBRA FINE: Professional Speaker, Best Selling Author of The Fine Art of Small Talk
Debra Fine is a nationally recognized expert on communication skills. She teaches conversation skills and business social networking techniques for use at networking events and social functions. Do you dread networking events, meeting new people, hospitality suites and business related mingling functions? These business social occasions represent opportunities to develop relationships and broaden social and business networks. Once you master The Fine Art of Small Talk, every conversation will become an opportunity for success. Recent media appearances include the Today Show, the Early Show, NPR, CNN, Fox Business News, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Men’s Health Magazine.
DU Webinar Training: "How Small Talk Can Lead to Big Results in Your Business"
DR. JOHN GARTNER, Psychologist & Author
|JIM HODGSON: Internet and New Media Marketing Specialist
HOWARD HYDEN: President at The Center for Customer Focus
Howard Hyden is the founder and President of the Center for Customer Focus and the originator of "Outside-In", a very powerful concept that can transform corporate culture. Howard’s reality-based ideas give a step-by-step approach to improving your business. Howard Hyden's topic areas include customer focus, peak performance, leadership, change, motivation and sales. Howard brings over 25 years of experience, leadership and reality based ideas from major companies. As a corporate executive, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, workshop and roundtable facilitator and author, he has motivated profound transformations using his inspiring Customer Focus tools and methodology at companies worldwide.
JASON JENNINGS, Founder, Jennings-McLaughlin & Co.
Jason Jennings is a researcher and one of the most successful and prolific business and leadership authors in the world. His greatest thrill is helping lead individuals and companies to their full economic potential. He and his research team identified the world's ten most productive companies for his best-seller "Less Is More". That was followed by his next book, "Think Big, Act Small", which profiled the only ten companies in the world to have organically grown both revenues and profits by double digits every year for ten consecutive years. Like all his previous books, it debuted on all the best-seller charts. His latest book, "Hit the Ground Running - A Manual for Leaders" reveals the tactics and strategies of the ten CEOs who created the greatest amount of economic value between 2000 and 2009.
HENRIETTE ANN KLAUSER: Ph.D, President, Writing Resources Henriette Anne Klauser, Ph.D. is one of America's leading authorities on communications and writing productivity, and the president of Writing Resources, a seminar and consulting organization in Edmonds, Washington. She is the author of the best-selling books: Writing on Both Sides of the Brain, Put Your Heart on Paper, Write It Down, Make It Happen, and With Pen in Hand: The Healing Power of Writing. In a world that is becoming more high-tech by the day, Henriette has dedicated her life to helping people think, write and work together more efficiently while keeping the element of high-touch and humanity alive in their communication. Henriette has taught at the University of Washington, California State University, Seattle University, University of Lethbridge in Canada, and Fordham.
Henriette Anne Klauser, Ph.D. is one of America's leading authorities on communications and writing productivity, and the president of Writing Resources, a seminar and consulting organization in Edmonds, Washington. She is the author of the best-selling books: Writing on Both Sides of the Brain, Put Your Heart on Paper, Write It Down, Make It Happen, and With Pen in Hand: The Healing Power of Writing. In a world that is becoming more high-tech by the day, Henriette has dedicated her life to helping people think, write and work together more efficiently while keeping the element of high-touch and humanity alive in their communication. Henriette has taught at the University of Washington, California State University, Seattle University, University of Lethbridge in Canada, and Fordham.
MICHAEL KERR: President Humor of Work, Motivational Speaker Michael Kerr is one of the world’s most in-demand motivational speakers – combining safe, outrageous humor with relevant, practical workplace ideas. Michael is an award-winning Certified Speaking Professional, the author of six books, and a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers’ Hall of Fame. Michael helps organizations become more successful by using humor in the workplace to manage stress, boost morale, inspire creativity, improve relationships and teamwork, enhance workplace communication and improve customer service. Michael also talks about what organizations, leaders and teams need to do to be successful by creating truly inspiring workplaces where a positive attitude and a sense of humor are the end result.
Michael Kerr is one of the world’s most in-demand motivational speakers – combining safe, outrageous humor with relevant, practical workplace ideas. Michael is an award-winning Certified Speaking Professional, the author of six books, and a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers’ Hall of Fame. Michael helps organizations become more successful by using humor in the workplace to manage stress, boost morale, inspire creativity, improve relationships and teamwork, enhance workplace communication and improve customer service. Michael also talks about what organizations, leaders and teams need to do to be successful by creating truly inspiring workplaces where a positive attitude and a sense of humor are the end result.
|JAMIE LICKO: President of Centro
Jamie Licko is the founder and president of Centro, a consulting firm focused on the future of city centers. Centro provides services to strengthen cities and neighborhoods, from research and strategy development to on-the-ground implementation. Jamie has assisted clients in more than 35 cities in 13 states across North America, working to empower people and organizations to create great sustainable places.
Webinar Training: "Social Networking Beyond Facebook: Using Forswuare, Flickr, and YouTube"
|JOSH LINKNER, CEO of Detroit Venture Partners
Josh Linkner is the New York Times Bestselling author of Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity, named one of the top 10 business books of 2011. Together with business partners Earvin "Magic" Johnson and NBA team owner Dan Gilbert, Josh is actively rebuilding urban areas through technology and entrepreneurship. Josh is also Adjunct Professor of Applied Creativity at the University of Michigan. He has been honored as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, the Detroit News Michiganian of the Year, and is a President Barack Obama Champion of Change award recipient. Josh is also a Berklee-trained professional jazz guitarist performing regularly in jazz clubs throughout the United States. Most importantly, Josh is on a mission to make the world more creative.
Webinar Trainings: Building a Model for Creative Thinking in Your Business
|CHARLES MANZ: Professor, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Dr. Manz is the Nirenberg Chaired Professor of Business Leadership at the University of Massachusetts. He was a recipient of a Marvin Bower Fellowship at the Harvard Business School (1988-89) "awarded for outstanding achievement in research and ... productivity, influence, and leadership in business scholarship." His other academic experience includes instruction and research at Arizona State University, the University of Minnesota, Auburn University and the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Manz is a speaker, consultant and bestselling author of over 200 articles and scholarly papers and more than 20 books. His presentations and courses focus on leadership, self-leadership, and self-managed work teams.
Webinar Training: "The Power of Failure: How to Overcome Setbacks and Successfully Move Forward"
|MICHAEL MATTIE: President at Success Concepts Group
Michael Mattie is a leading authority in sales, customer service, leadership, and personal effectiveness. For more than 17 years, he served in the retail industry: a family restaurant, a Coca Cola bottling and distribution business, a candy making business, hotel and banking, and the corporate world of sales. Today, Michael has become a valued teacher to thousands of successful professionals across the country. His skills allow the businesses he serves to maximize profitability in good times, and make it through recessionary times. Michael is known as a “real world” speaker who gives his audiences ideas he has tested in real life.DU Webinar Training: "Getting Employees to Sell More to Every Customer"
|TERRI NORVELL: Leadership Trainer, Performance Coach & Team Building
Terri Norvell passionately assists people in organizations across the continent to do what they know to do...but just aren’t doing it. For over 13 years her organization has delivered comprehensive programs teaching and inspiring team members to bridge the gap between reality and goal achievement. The result - a more effective and engaged workforce. Terri is an active thinker and seeker of solutions to the issues people face everyday. With 20 years of performance research, she continues to pioneer unique methodologies that translate directly to innovative results. Thousands of people have shifted from limiting habits to energized performance and lasting change.
DU Webinar Training: "Improving Business Performance and Attitude in Tough Financial Times"
|DAVID POLLAY: President of The Momentum Project, Syndicated Columnist, Speaker
David J. Pollay is the creator of the internationally known The Law of the Garbage Truck™. He is a syndicated columnist published in newspapers, magazines, and online news sites worldwide. David is an internationally sought-after speaker and seminar leader whose work has been featured on NPR, Sirius Satellite Radio, ABC television, Univision, Crain’s New York Business, BusinessWeek Small Biz Magazine, and newspapers and books around the world. David is a founding associate executive director of the International Positive Psychology Association and a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. David is president of The Momentum Project, LLC, a consulting organization focused on applying the science of positive psychology to business and life. He has held leadership positions at Yahoo!, MasterCard, Global Payments, and AIESEC.
DU Webinar Training: "Gaining Momentum and Moving Ahead When You're Feeling Stuck"
LYNN ROBINSON: President at Intuitive Consulting Inc.
|DAN ROAM, Founder & President, Digital Roam, Inc.
Dan Roam is the author of the international bestseller The Back of the Napkin, the most popular visual-thinking business book of all time. Fast Company, BusinessWeek, and The Times of London all named The Back of the Napkin the #1 creativity and innovation book of the year. Dan is the founder and president of Digital Roam Inc., a management-consulting firm that uses visual thinking to solve complex problems for such clients as Google, Boeing, eBay, Microsoft, Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo, the U.S. Navy, and the United States Senate. Roam and his whiteboard have appeared on CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, Fox News, NPR, and at the White House. He lives in San Francisco.
Webinar Trainings: The Back of the Napkin
|ANDREA SCHAFER: President and CEO at Andrea Schafer Public Relations
Andrea Schafer Public Relations is a specialty PR firm with with 24 years of unique experience in media relations and strategic publicity campaigns. We can help your company raise its visability among your key audiences. ASPR builds brand awareness through customized public relations tactics designed to market your company's distinctive products and features. We are called upon when standard public relations techniques are not effective. The PR services we offer are diverse, but the foundation of our capabilities is customized media relations strategies, community relations programs that resonate, and astute communications delivered with great timing.
|JON SCHALLERT: Destination Expert, Speaker, Marketing Expert
|Tom Shay, President at Profits Plus
Tom Shay, President of Profits Plus, is a speaker and consultant whose experiences as a fourth generation retailer provide him with the knowledge and background to present tried and proven ideas to assist owners, managers, and staff with the day to day operation of their business. During the 25+ years that Tom was a part of the family business his stores were ongoing laboratories for the management and promotional techniques that are the backbone of the seminars that Tom now produces.
A native of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Tom started his first job working in his grandfather's general store. Tom moved to Florida to join his parents in the family operation they had purchased in 1971. Over the next 26 years, the Shay family owned and operated three businesses. In 1997, Tom sold the business to devote full time to the development of seminars and writing magazine columns and books. Tom currently resides in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Tom has written for over 60 trade publications and has authored EZ Cashflow - a book teaching how to accurately forecast your next 12 financial sheets, and a series of books of management tip books beginning with 100 Profits Plus Ideas for Power Promoting and 100 Profits Plus Ideas for Power Managing.
|JAY SIFF: CEO at Moving Targets
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