Meet Your 2014 Keynote and Breakout Presenters…
Human Business Works
Chris Brogan is Publisher of Owner Magazine, a business magazine helping you improve your worth by growing your capabilities and connections. He is CEO & President of Human Business Works, a publishing and media company. He is a sought-after keynote speaker who has addressed crowds of thousands, been on the Dr Phil show, and once presented to a princess. Chris has consulted with companies you know like Disney, Microsoft, Coke, Titleist, Pepsico, Google, Motorola, and many more. He is the New York Times Bestselling author of six books and counting, including The Impact Equation, with Julien Smith. He lives in northern Massachusetts, where he frequently plays Minecraft with his kids and plots world conquering with his girlfriend, Jacqueline Carly.
More Bio Information can be found at http://www.chrisbrogan.com/about
The Prospecting Expert
For more than 30 years, Steve Kloyda has been creating unique selling experiences that transform the lives of salespeople, prospects and customers. As Founder of The Prospecting Expert, Steve helps his clients attract more prospects, retain more clients, and drive more sales.
Since 1980, Steve Kloyda’s professional experience has expanded significantly. In addition to facilitating thousands of workshops across the country, he has personally:
• Made more than 250,000 telephone sales and prospecting calls.
• Listened to and analyzed more than 25,000 sales calls.
• Facilitated more than 6,000 one-on-one coaching sessions.
Combining his creativity, knowledge, and hands-on experience from the past 30 years, Steve has created a unique selling methodology which attracts more prospects, retains more clients and drives more sales! Steve’s motivation, insights and down-to-earth strategies provide a powerful learning experience for anyone wanting to transform their sales and dramatically grow their business. Steve’s mission is to create
ideas that Inspire, Encourage and Empower others to produce life-changing results.
Jason SurfrApp (formerly Jason Headsetsdotcom & Jason Sadler) is the Founder of IWearYourShirt. In 2008 he recognized the growing influence of social media and decided he could utilize these platforms in a new and unique way, by get paid to wear sponsored t-shirts for a living. Each day, Jason represented a different company online using social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Ustream and Flickr. Jason has worked with over 1,500 clients that include professional sports organizations, advertising agencies, Fortune 500s, startups, and more. Jason previously co-owned a web design company and in 2012 and 2013 auctioned off his last name to the highest bidders. Jason will be known as “Jason SurfrApp” in 2014 and is currently writing and crowdfunding an upcoming book titled “Creativity For Sale.”
National Entrepreneurship Center
Jerry Ross is a life-long entrepreneur who has also worked for Ohio Bell, AT&T, and Goal Systems Software. His entrepreneurial ventures have ranged from publishing and real estate to entertainment lighting and he has attracted clients as diverse as Walt Disney World, the Super Bowl, the Olympics and NASA. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the National Entrepreneur Center and is a nationally recognized speaker and commentator on small business.
As president of Geben Communication, Heather leads new business development and client strategy. An avid Twitter user, Heather can trace 75% of Geben’s business back to relationships that began online. This ability to turn social networking into business outcomes has helped Geben evolve into a highly respected, sought-after, award-winning PR firm. In addition to helping clients secure coverage in a range of high-profile media outlets – from the New York Times and Wall Street Journal … to Huffington Post and TechCrunch – Heather has been quoted in Inc.com, Entrepreneur and BusinessWeek about technology’s impact on communication and business.
Heather was selected as one of Columbus Business First’s “Forty Under 40” and named one of Columbus’s top 10 entrepreneurs by The Metropreneur . She also serves on the Board of Directors for The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio.
Heather was one of five women bloggers to join Fairwinds Trading and Macy’s in Haiti in March 2010 to learn about the “Heart of Haiti” economic development initiative. She was also one of three social media correspondents selected by Outback Steakhouse to document the 2012 Outback Bowl via social media.
Opening Expert Panel Moderator:
Don’t Panic Management
Jess Ostroff is the Director of Calm at the virtual assistant agency, Don’t Panic Management, which helps companies outsource administrative, bookkeeping, social media, and content marketing tasks so they can focus on growing their business. When she’s not keeping her team organized and her clients happy, you can find her trying delicious recipes, going to hear live music, and finding new places to taste wine.