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Marketing - Keynote Speakers

Maribeth Kuzmeski

As President of the consulting firm Red Zone Marketing, Maribeth Kuzmeski works with entrepreneurial-minded corporations and salespeople on unique marketing messages, strategic marketing planning, recruiting, and business growth. She is also the author of 7 books including 2 bestsellers, And The Clients Went Wild!, and The Connectors. Maribeth is an international keynote speaker rated as a Top 25 C-Suite Speaker as seen in Meetings & Conventions Magazine, has spoken at The Million Dollar Round Table, and Barron’s Top Producer conferences. Companies seek Maribeth for her impactful, informative, and inspirational presentations. Her ideas and strategies are thought provoking with simple and practical examples that lead audience members to success!

David Morey

David Morey, Vice Chairman of Core Strategy Group and founder and CEO of DMG, is one of America’s leading strategic consultants—and one of the nation’s most sought-after speakers. Mr. Morey is the award-winning co-author of The Underdog Advantage: Using the Power of Insurgent Strategy to Put Your Business on Top (McGraw Hill), and has worked with and helped add billions of dollars in revenue and market value to a wide range of Fortune 500 companies. Over the years, Mr. Morey has worked with eight billionaires, four Noble Peace Prize winners and advised twelve winning global presidential campaigns, including that of the world’s most famous underdog, the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. Strategizing, marketing and leading “inside-out” is a specialty of his.

Joseph Michelli

Leaders often look for a partner to help them educate and inspire their employees to deliver memorable and profitable customer experiences. Joseph Michelli transfers his knowledge of exceptional business practices in ways that develop joyful and productive workplaces with a focus on the total customer experience. His insights encourage leaders and frontline workers to grow and invest passionately in all aspects of their lives. Dr. Michelli is a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Nielson Bookscan and New York Times #1 bestselling author. His latest book is Driven to Delight: Delivering World-Class Customer Experience the Mercedes-Benz Way. His customer service keynotes shine light onto how to gain new opportunities while providing tools and tricks to be successful. Dr. Michelli changes organizational leader’s lives by sparking their passion and giving them motivation to revamp their workplace.

David Nour

David Nour is a social networking strategist and one of the world’s foremost thought leaders on the quantifiable value of business relationships. A native of Iran, David came to the U.S. with just a suitcase, $100, few family ties, and limited English speaking skills. Over the past 25 years, he has built an impressive career both within large corporations and early-stage ventures. David's personal story is one of courage, determination, and the will to escape the oppressive regime in Iran for the American Dream. He has extensive experience as a visionary business leader who is passionate about execution and possesses the ability to target his global message for a broad audience of senior leaders to front line contributors. David offers customized, highly inspirational content that is entertaining, informational, and interactive. His highly acclaimed speaking engagements provide a systematic approach to building, nurturing and quantifying the key relationships that can produce extraordinary results. He is also the author of Relationship Economics and Return on Impact: Leadership Strategies for the Age of Connected Relationships.

Doug Lipp

Doug Lipp is an internationally acclaimed speaker, author and consultant on customer service, leadership, change management and global competitiveness. His thought-provoking, learn-by-doing presentation style has motivated hundreds of thousands of people around the world to maximize personal and professional success. Doug is the author of numerous articles and eight books on leadership, customer service, and international business. Through his captivating and contagious style, Doug challenges audiences worldwide to change or perish. By age 29, Doug was the head of the training team at the world-famous Disney University at Disney’s corporate headquarters. After leaving Disney, Doug co-developed an international consulting firm with a Stanford University professor, teaching diverse teams of professionals how to better themselves in the marketplace.

Lynne Lancaster

Lynne Lancaster is a writer, keynote speaker, and sought-after commentator on generational issues. Her highly entertaining presentations earn rave reviews for her ability to get inside the minds of the generations, identify what they need from the workplace and marketplace, and offer take-home tips and advice on how to become generationally savvy no matter what your age might be. She is well-known for her humor and ability to entertain. Lynne’s clients include the American Bankers Association, Cisco, Coca-Cola, Disney, General Mills, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Washington Mutual, Wells Fargo, and VISA. Lynne is the author of two best-selling books on the generations: When Generations Collide, and The M-Factor: How the Millennial Generation Is Rocking the Workplace. She has appeared on CNN, CNBC and in TIME Magazine and the New York Times. She is the founder of two generational consulting firms and a nationally-recognized voice for the generations.

Don Peppers

Don Peppers is recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on customer- focused business strategies. He has written 11 books over the years, nine of them with Martha Rogers, creating a legacy of international bestsellers. His newest book is Customer Experience: What, How and Why Now, which focuses on the dynamics, rationale, and difficulties encountered in managing individual customer experiences. Don is also a founding partner of Peppers & Rogers Group, the world’s premier customer-centric management consulting firm. His presentations routinely focus on the business issues that today’s global enterprises are facing while trying to maintain a competitive edge in their marketplace. His thought provoking ideas and field experience combine to create a compelling and informative presentation which will captivate and engage audiences. Loyalty, proactive trust, or how to create a frictionless customer experience are just a few of the topics Don is speaking about these days.

Alan Parisse

Alan Parisse made his first million in his early twenties. By his late twenties, he lost it. To rebuild his bank account and career, Alan helped Cigna, NY Life, and other companies bring non-traditional products to market. He was instrumental in the creation, marketing and sales of investments that in today’s dollars would be valued in the billions. Alan has written and co-authored numerous books and training programs including Questions Great Financial Advisors Ask, This Is Your Time, Taking Change: Lessons in Leadership, The Great Salesperson and Power Marketing. His real-world experience leveraging client relationships to prosper and lead through cycles of change in competitive environments is what sets him apart from the field. It’s this boots in the trenches experience that is at the core of every presentation Alan delivers. Alan’s audiences gain an understanding of the new sources of leadership – the game changes that impact influence. His unique insights and ideas are immediately actionable by audiences.

Bob Paff

A firm believer that we are all in sales, Bob Paff motivates professionals from all walks of life to tap their inner salesperson. Direct, unfiltered and always full of wit, Bob is equal parts motivational speaker and business communications specialist. His expertise, insight and “real world” solutions will propel your team to newfound success in work and beyond. In 1990, Bob launched his financial services career with Mass Mutual. Yet it was only a matter a time before he founded Integrated Benefits Corporation (IBC), a full-service financial services boutique for individuals, families, and small businesses. Bob passionately believes you must protect your greatest asset in life — your ability to earn a living. This belief and a desire to help others were the driving forces behind IBC and continue to compel Bob to educate on the importance of planning for your future. Nationally recognized in the field of insurance and benefits, Bob is a highly sought-after speaker at hospitals and leading academic institutions on a variety of topics. Over the years, his passion and motivational message have grown to encompass effectively empowering the success of not only those in business but in all facets of life through his platform “Communicating To Win”.

David Stillman

David Stillman is a generational expert and best-selling author who shows businesses how to connect with four generations in the workplace and marketplace and how to get ready for the newest generation - GenZ. He is co-author of two best- selling books, When Generations Collide and The M-Factor: How the Millennial Generation Is Rocking the Workplace. Because of David’s creative communications work, he has received rave reviews from Fortune 100 companies, in addition to numerous accolades including gold medals at the NY Film Festival and the much coveted CLIO Award. He was named to the prestigious list of “Forty Under 40” movers and shakers by The Business Journal and most recently as one of 200 to Watch. David’s energetic and insightful presentations will help all audiences appreciate and understand generations differently.

Martha Rogers

Recognized for over than 20 years as one of the leading authorities on customer-focused relationship management strategies, Dr. Martha Rogers is an acclaimed author and business strategist and a founding partner of Peppers & Rogers Group, the world’s premier customer-centric consultancy. Her experience in documenting customer value, and her expertise in applying “out-of-the-box” thinking make her equally popular among the global media, speaking event planners, and corporate and association leaders who are eager to learn more about customer-centric concepts and methodologies. Martha has also co-authored nine bestselling books with Don Peppers, including their latest title, Extreme Trust: Honesty as a Competitive Advantage. Martha's thought leadership and presentations focus on the fields of marketing technology and social media, relationship management, and business development.

Erik Qualman

#1 bestselling author and motivational speaker Erik Qualman has performed in 44 countries and reached 23 million people this decade. His books have propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling. His entertaining, educating, and empowering approach reaches audiences of all ages with an inspiring message around maximizing your leadership, reputation, and innovation potential. His video-storytelling style captivates audiences and showcases how successful and happy people are able to find the right offline & online balance in their over-scheduled lives. Interwoven in this inspirational message are practical tips and takeaways that directly impact the bottom line for your organization. His Socialnomics work has been on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard to NASA. What Happens in Vegas Stays on Youtube was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and his books are used in over 200 of the world’s top universities. His latest book, How to Sell on LinkedIn is launching Q4 2016. He was formerly a sitting professor at Harvard and MTI’s edX labs.

David Meerman Scott

David Meerman Scott is a marketing strategist. His book The New Rules of Marketing & PR opened people’s eyes to the new realities of marketing and public relations on the Web. Six months on the BusinessWeek bestseller list and published in more than 25 languages, New Rules is now a modern business classic. He is a recovering VP of marketing for two publicly traded technology companies and was also Asia marketing director for Knight-Ridder, at the time one of the world’s largest newspaper and electronic information companies. David’s popular blog and hundreds of speaking engagements around the world give him a singular perspective on how businesses are implementing new strategies to reach buyers. Scott knows that sitting through a boring or off-topic speech is utterly painful. So he keeps things a bit edgy and uses stories and humor to craft presentations that are educational, motivational, and entertaining. Whenever he is front of a group he provides valuable and actionable information about the new rules of marketing and PR, online thought leadership, and reaching buyers directly with Web content.

Terri Sjodin

Terri Sjodin is one of America’s most highly sought after female speakers and has trained thousands of people from all over the world. Her unique specialization is advancing the persuasive presentation skills of professionals by balancing content with energetic and entertaining anecdotes that bring her messages to life. She is also the author of the bestselling book, Small Message, Big Impact and the founder of Sjodin Communications. Her approach is fresh and practical and her goal is to help today’s professionals become more polished, persuasive presenters while adapting to the changing marketplace.

Sam Horn

Sam Horn, Founder and CEO of the Intrigue Agency, is a Washington Post bestselling author, speaker, and communications strategist coaches the world’s top entrepreneurs and executive on how to communicate more clearly, compellingly and convincingly. Her pioneering books – POP! Tongue Fu! What’s Holding You Back, ConZentrate and Got Your Attention? – have been endorsed by Dan Pink, Marshall Goldsmith, Jeffrey Gittomer, Stephen Covey, Miki Agrawal, Ken Blanchard, Mark Sanborn and marketing guru Seth Godin who calls POP! ”revolutionary.” Sam has been hired by EO to train their International Boards and Presidents on public speaking and media training and has worked with three presidents of National Speakers Association. Sam proves that by making your communications so intriguing, people WANT to listen to you. Discover how to be so relevant, people remember you and are motivated to say yes to you.

Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg is a “knock-out” professional speaker who uses his high energy and expertise to transform any business he is speaking in front of. Michael speaks at conferences and associations, runs sales meetings, and delivers “result driven” programs on networking, referral marketing, and sales presentations. He has helped organizations like MetLife, New England Financial, and Aflac (to name a few!) grow their business through increased networking and referrals. If you are ready for your company to have an increase in revenue, retention, and employment opportunities than you are ready for Michael to change your business.

Kelly McDonald

Kelly McDonald is a nationally recognized marketing expert, with deep specialization in diversity marketing and business trends. She was named #1 on Successful Meetings magazine’s list of “26 Hot Speakers”. Kelly is the author of How to Market to People Not Like You and has been featured on CNBC, in BusinessWeek, on CNNMoney.com and on Sirius/XM Radio. Kelly's latest book, "Crafting the Customer Experience for People Not Like You", shows how companies, brands, and products struggling to differentiate themselves in a sea of sameness can foster long-term loyalty and brand preference with exceptional and customized customer service. Her company, McDonald Marketing, has twice been named one of the top advertising agencies in the U.S. by Advertising Age magazine. As a professional speaker to businesses and organizations, Kelly shares marketing insights and teaches strategies and tactics for cultivating diverse consumers emotionally, rationally and with cultural relevance. Her topics are always customized to the specific industry and localized geographically as appropriate. Kelly is high energy and high content.

Adri Miller-Heckman

Adri Miller-Heckman is a Senior Executive financial services expert with extensive nationwide training experience in business development. Her 22-years in the industry and 13-year tenure with Smith Barney/Citigroup included positions as a financial consultant, national training officer, and the Director of National Sales for Women and Co., a division of Citigroup. In addition to training financial advisors, Adri led multiple workshops addressing the issues unique to being a female advisor. In March 2010, Adri launched her first annual Breaking the Mold workshop designed specifically for the female advisor. Adri has been a keynote speaker for corporate conferences and independent firms. She is also an approved Financial Advisor coach at Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, UBS and Bank of America. Adri authored the book Seminars for the Financial Advisor, based on her own experience of building a successful practice. She also developed and copyrighted The Thematic Wealth Program, a process that systematically addresses total wealth management.

Brandon Steiner

Brandon Steiner’s career has seen many twists and turns, and many self-reinventions, but has always centered on his two sharpest skills: managing people and providing services. His career with the Yankees began when he was manager of the Hard Rock Café in the 80s. He started meeting many of the team’s athletes and later represented them professionally and began Steiner Association (later named Steiner Sports). Brandon is frequently utilized as an expert commentator on sports and marketing on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, and ESPN, and in newspapers including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Brandon speaks on a wide variety of skills and entrepreneurial values that have made him successful. Whether it is regarding change and all the opportunities it brings, or how to handle risk, Brandon brings “outside of the box thinking” to life!

Beau Lotto

Beau Lotto helps businesses build great brands by creating a strong relationship with audiences through meaningful narratives. But what makes a narrative meaningful? Beau is the founder of Lottolab, a hybrid art studio and science lab, which researches human perception and how it underpins creativity and innovation. His ongoing research shines a new light on human nature and allows for businesses to discover the principles behind information, not just the information itself. Beau focuses first on asking good questions--the right questions, and then sets about uncovering the answer. "A GOOD question is where success lives," says Beau. By combining our collective expertise in design, engagement, neuroscience and behaviour we are better able to work with companies to create narratives that are truly meaningful to their audiences … and in doing so establish a sense of loyalty that wouldn't be possible otherwise.

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