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General Session Speakers

JAMIE MILLER
motivational speaker

Jamie Miller has been a Motivational/Profit Speaker for over 10 years and most recently created the course Conscious Communication. He has been referred to as Dr of Communication, The Wizard, and most notably British Jesus at the prison he volunteered at. He has an extreme passion for leaving everyone better off than they him when it comes to how they think around communication!

The Description of Talk

 

Topics covered will be:

- The importance of not oversharing

- Building rapport and understanding what that actually means

- Power in questions and knowing the UNBREAKABLE formula

- Customized question and answer to what situations attendees face and how to best handle them (this will take the session up a notch and make this session particularly rewarding!)

 

After this session, the attendees should have a higher awareness around key formulas and strategies they didn't originally know.

The key to this session is also about delivering high-level educational content with the element of fun and engagement!

BEN DAVIS
Creative director, yamean studios

Benjamin Davis is a Creative Director and Marketing & Content Strategist who uses storytelling to capture the essence of memorable moments, compelling conversations, and engaging visual campaigns. Whether he's giving couples a timeless recap of their beautiful wedding day or providing businesses with enticing visual campaigns, he develops videos that captivate and evoke emotion.

Ben is the leader behind Yamean Studios, an international award-winning brand strategy media agency that works with brands and businesses to develop meaningful content and engage people with actionable brand experiences that spark a human connection. With clients that include Macy’s, The Pro Football and Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, and the United States Marine Corps, We turn stories into conversations, impressions into relationships and campaigns into results.

Push Da Damn Button - Getting Started With Video Marketing.

 

Lets face it - we leave in a world DOMINATED by video…video content. and Video content is the new currency. matter of fact, 83% of business owners said they would increase their reliance on video as a strategy if there were no obstacles like time, resources, and budget. Well, I want to empower you to Push Da Damn Button and shoot some awesome video. In this session, I want you to leave with some simple, practical tips and tricks to help you feel confident about adding video to your tool belt.

 

Attendees will leave knowing:

- How video is changing the face of online marketing

- Ben’s counterintuitive approach to creating consistently strong video content each and every time

- Specific techniques to connect directly with your ideal clients and help turn lookers into bookers.

 

 

David benzel
founder, Growing champions for life

David Benzel is the Founder of Growing Champions for Life. He is an author, corporate coach, trainer, and speaker. David brings a business owners' experience, an athlete's discipline, and a coach's inspiration, to teach relationship skills for succeeding in business and in life.

 

In addition, he is:

- An eight-time National Water Ski Champion

- Former coach of the US Water Ski Team

- Recipient of the Award of Distinction from the Water Ski Hall of Fame

- And served as a commentator on ESPN for the X Games and the Professional Water Ski Tour

 

Growing Champions for Life provides leaders, managers, coaches, and parents with practical tools & positive strategies for meeting the highest priority needs of their followers, and creating the healthiest organizational culture possible. Clients include The Villages, Balfour Beatty Construction, Simpson Motors, UNNA Luxury Resorts, USA Gymnastics, US Figure Skating, USA Swimming, and the United States Tennis Association.

The Keys to Connecting to People

 

Why are some people so good at connecting with a wide spectrum of personalities? Why are some people so comfortable to be around? Research supports the conclusion that the most effective people are those who know themselves, can recognize the demands of a situation, and adapt their strategies to meet those needs. This session presents a plan to help you understand yourself and others in the work environment, as well as at home. When you "connect" with your customers, they become loyal customers - the kind that keep coming back ad sending you referral business!

 

Purpose: Gain an understanding and appreciation of self and others

 

Objectives:

- To understand your behavioral tendencies, and how your behavior affects others

- To understand, respect, appreciate and value individual differences

- To develop strategies for working with others effectively

SHANNON TARRANT
owner, Wedding venue map

Shannon Tarrant is on a mission to help wedding pros learn a proven system for success. A professional go-getter, she is a highly regarded speaker and coach while running her own business - WeddingVenueMap.com, a Central Florida resource helping engaged couples and planners to find the perfect venue. Her successful system includes goal-oriented sales, outside-the-box marketing, and exceptional vendor relationships. Shannon tells it like it is, whether you’re ready for it or not.

What To Do When They Won't Decide

 

What to do when they won't decide?

It’s a unique time with a lot of unknowns in the world. This is leading to a much longer sales process with your prospective clients. In this session, you’ll learn how to run a meeting with decision making in mind and ideas for touchpoints to remind top of mind and get a YES!

 

Objectives:

- set yourself up for yes, no or a clear future

- how to follow-up without being annoying

- creating templates to touch base with

BRANDEE GAAR
owner, Blush by Brandee Gaar

Brandee Gaar is a luxury Event Planner, Thought Leader, Educational Speaker, and Host of the "She Who Dares" Podcast. As a lifelong lover of all things events, Brandee spent 7 years as a corporate event planner with the prestigious Gaylord Hotels brand before opening her own event consulting firm. Blush by Brandee Gaar and Eleven Events by Blush have quickly become known for their over the top events and high touch standard of customer service.
Brandee is passionate about teaching new and aspiring entrepreneurs her exact strategies in
growing two 6-figure businesses. She provides expert tools for those who are ready to make their side hustle into a full-time passion. Her goal is to help new businesses beat the statistics by starting with a success-minded focus!

Topic: Preparing Your Business for the Success you think You Want

 

From the day we first begin building our business, we also start to dream about what it will one day look like when we reach success. Is it hitting 6 figures or maybe 7? Is it having a waiting list of clients or booking our your year before it even begins?

Whatever that success looks like for you, what happens when you achieve it?? As your company grows, so does the potential for more problems to occur (more money more problems right??) if you aren’t preparing for that scale now.

 

In this session, we will discuss:

- how to hire for strategy vs. tasks

- how to create SOPs to make onboarding simple

- creating automations that allow for bigger growth and less human touch

- creating an Org Chart that actually organizes your business

 

LAUREN GROVE
owner, Every last detail

Lauren Grove is the editor and owner of Every Last Detail, a modern wedding planning resource for brides. Drawing from her experiences as a former bride and wedding planner, Lauren educates brides about every aspect of planning a wedding. She shares candid wedding planning advice, meaningful real weddings, and detailed inspiration on Every Last Detail. Still a wedding designer at heart, Lauren loves designing inspiration for brides, and has been featured in multiple online and print publications. Lauren operates Every Last Detail full-time in sunny Florida with her husband and dog-child Penney.

Social Media Panel with Q&A - Instagram

 

Using Instagram as a wedding professional is DIFFERENT. You can't always use the same, typical strategies that people in other industries use.

I'll be breaking down my top, actionable tips for wedding pros to ensure that you're getting in front of connecting with couples to the best of your ability:

 

- Make sure your profile is HELPING you, not hurting you.

- Keep in mind that couples are using Instagram as a search engine AND for viewing your portfolio.

- Know the numbers that MATTER (hint: it's not the number of likes or followers)!

- What is popular (in hashtags) is not always right.

- Couples are the KEY to successfully using Instagram- reaching them and interacting with them!

ruth prewitt
Owner, pop of marketing

Ruth has combined her performance marketing career with her time in the hospitality and event industries to prove: e-commerce sales strategies WORK in the space! Now, she is launching POP OF MARKETING to empower small and specialty businesses to spend less on ads for more in sales.

Social Media Panel with Q&A - Facebook

 

Key takeaways:

- How to spend your social media budget wisely

- Making better marketing decisions for your business (how to know what is/is not working)

- Tactical: How to use targeting on paid social ads

 

 

STEFANY ALLONGO
owner, Married in Palm Beach

Stefany Allongo is the founder of MarriedinPalmBeach.com – the only online resource solely dedicated to weddings in the Palm Beaches. Stefany began her career in the wedding industry in 2009 as a wedding planner and uses that experience to write planning and inspiration articles while also cultivating a comprehensive list of local wedding vendors for her readers. You can check her out online or on social media.

Social Media Panel with Q&A - Pinterest

 

The power of Pinterest to drive traffic to your website and showcase your work can't be understated. It is both a social media platform and search engine, making it the perfect tool for wedding vendors. Every couple I've ever spoken to uses Pinterest for inspiration! Learn how to best use this social media platform to reach your ideal client and grow your following.