Elinor Stutz, CEO of Smooth Sale, delivers inspirational keynotes at conferences and authored three books. Stutz contributes to the PersonalBrandingBlog.com plus U.S. News and World Report. GenConnect.com appointed Stutz as a leading expert, and Open View Labs designated her as one of the worldwide 25 Top Sales Influencers. Stutz consults and trains worldwide.
Donald Kelly is the host of The Sales Evangelist podcast and an award-winning speaker. With his years of software sales experience and the expert guests he brings on his show, Donald offers struggling inexperienced sellers and entrepreneurs the tools to bring their income and careers to a top producer’s status.
His podcast also recently receive national recognition from Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post, Yahoo Finance and The South Florida Business Journal as an emerging entrepreneurial podcast. Donald travels the country evangelizing the message of effective selling, offers workshops, and mentors clients.
Phil is the director of events for Social Media Examiner, the world's top social media magazine. Phil oversees all aspects of Social Media Examiner’s, two signature events: Social Media Marketing World and Social Media Success Summit. Phil also works on special projects, research, manage our community management team and am a member of the executive leadership team.
Eric is the creator behind Social Hangout. This Google hangout has a passionate following and the #SocialHangout hashtag trends on twitter nationally each week. Featuring high profile guests, Eric has made a name for himself as a no holds bar host who is often imitated but never duplicated. He has secured major brand sponsors and continues to pave the way bringing the sometimes confusing social media world to the masses without pretense. There is no editing, no re-takes and #NoFilter. #SocialHangout is your favorite morning radio show with #NoFilter live on Google Hangouts.
Ted Rubin is a leading Social Marketing Strategist, Keynote Speaker, Brand Evangelist, and Acting CMO of Brand Innovators. In March 2009 he started using and evangelizing the term ROR, Return on Relationship, hashtag #RonR. Ted left his position as Chief Social Marketing Officer of Collective Bias on August 31, 2013. He remains the 5th largest shareholder.
In the words of Collective Bias Co-Founder John Andrews... "Ted, you were the vision, heartbeat and soul of Collective Bias, thank you for building a great company. From innovations like cbSocially to the amazing relationships you built with the blogger community, clients and employees, you drove the epic growth. You will be missed!"
Many people in the social media world know Ted for his enthusiastic, energetic and undeniably personal connection to people. Ted is the most followed CMO on Twitter according to Social Media Marketing Magazine; one of the most interesting CMOs on Twitter according to Say Media, #13 on Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers, and number #2 on the Leadtaillist of Top 25 People Most Mentioned by digital marketers.
Timothy Hughes is a UK Commercial Industries Business Development Director at Oracle UK as well as a social selling evangelist, avid tweeter and blogger. Tim led a social selling initiative that was rolled out across 600 European Sales professionals at Oracle.
Helping the small business and entrepreneur community is John’s passion. For over 30 years, John has followed that passion as a former small business lender, founder and chairman of a public tech company and as a serial entrepreneur. John, one of the leading social media contributors on the topic of entrepreneurship, is known nationally as a catalyst for bringing about positive change and inspiring fellow entrepreneurs. His popular NBC News Talk Radio Show – BizBuzz Florida - was a game changer, hailed as “a mentoring program on steroids.” John is working on the launch of a new entrepreneur TV talk show – BizBuzz America. In September, 2014, Small Business Trends and Small Biz Technology named John to the Top 100 Small Business Influencer Champions in North America. John continues to follow his passion by coaching & mentoring entrepreneurs, appearing on TV, radio & podcast shows, speaking engagements for a variety of organizations, writing articles on the entrepreneur topic and working on a new book, “Hack Your Business.”
Theresa Potratz helpsbusiness owners tell their stories and better communicate with the world around them. Theresa started out in marketing, after landing a job with Red Bull. While Red Bull was great at helping her implement an established marketing campaign, it was in working for a private, family owned jewelry store in Portland, Oregon, that she found her calling. The jewelry store provided an opportunity to start with a blank canvas and build up a brand online.
Vincenzo represents a Millennial generation that is intent on changing the world - one tweet at a time. He is the Founder and CEO of Landino Marketing, a boutique Digital Media Agency with a fresh thinking approach to digital and social media advertising. They help plan, create and measure the brand impact of online advertising.
Clark Gaither is a board certified family physician in private practice in Goldsboro, NC. I have been in the full time practice of medicine for the past 22 years. This is my website, Dr. Burnout. I blog, produce podcasts and post them here. They are not just about change, but about Reigniting With Passion And Purpose, a metamorphosis of the mind, body, emotions and spirit. My primary focus is to help transform the lives of individuals who feel they are burned out by retooling their mindset for success and unleashing their creative potential. If you feel you are merely existing rather than living, laboring through work you detest where your true passions can not be expressed or where your talents can not be developed or constructively explored, then this is the site for you. If you want to restore balance in your life and return joy and pleasure to the everyday practice of medicine then please keep reading.
Vanessa DiMauro is the CEO and Chief Digital Officer of Leader Networks, a research and strategy consulting company that helps organizations succeed in social business and online community building. She is a popular executive advisor, author and speaker. With over 20 years’ experience in social business leadership positions (Cambridge Technology Partners, Computerworld, CXO Systems), Vanessa has founded and run numerous online communities. With Leader Networks she has developed award winning social business strategies for dozens of the largest and most influential companies in the world.
Bryan Kramer is a renowned global speaker, consultant and trainer. He's also one of the world's foremost leaders in the art and science of sharing, and has been credited with instigating the #H2H human business movement in marketing and social.
In a unique sharing experiment conducted in his recent TED Talk at IBM titled Why Sharing is Reimagining Our Future, Bryan witnessed the true power of sharing when inspiration combined itself with reach and technology. The results were stunning - 21 million impressions in just 4 hours, spanning the globe to over 10 countries. No stranger to lists, having worked hands-on as a senior advertising account executive, interactive planner and strategist, managing consultant, online producer, and marketing consultant for some of the Bay Area's largest marketing firms, Bryan has built his career on understanding every part of this business.
As President/CEO of PureMatter, Bryan's leadership has steered the agency to consistent growth over the last 10 years, earning it a spot as one of the fastest growing private companies in Silicon Valley for over five years by the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Jon Spenceley is a Community Marketing Manager at Vidyard, a technology and social media enthusiast, and gentleman buccaneer. Jon is passionate about fine cocktails, exotic libations, and other memorable moments in the art of intoxication.
Dwight Hurst has been in the field of Mental Health since 1999, and has worked in a wide range of services, from inpatient to outpatient. He works with many clinical issues, including Autism, Domestic Violence Recovery, Addiction, and Sexual Compulsivity. He also teaches graduate courses to counselors-in-training. Dwight created Innovate Mental Health Solutions in order to bring together quality therapy staff and clever programming. He believes that all problems have a solution, and that his clients are the best experts of their own situation. Dwight is also the creator and host of The Broken Brain Podcast.
Kevin Thomas Tully is Founder and CEO of ScealCom. Kevin has employed the principles of Social Selling long before the term entered the popular business vernacular. With a C-level background in Sales, Marketing, and PR, Kevin built multi-million dollar sales infrastructures and trained award-winning sales teams across variable verticals both as an entrepreneur and corporate officer. Kevin brings extensive experience managing senior-level sales and marketing strategy, brand development, integrated communications, and social media content strategy for regional and national brands. For more than two decades, clients have trusted Kevin to do what others “can’t do, won’t do, or haven’t thought of doing.” Kevin Thomas Tully believes in the prescient advice of his father: The most important business skill is the ability to develop integrity-based relationships.
Sue Falcone, also known as "Simply" Sue, started her speaking and training career over a span of 40 years as an AT&T executive, and Diamond Leadership with Premier Designs Inc. Sue is a leading expert in the fields of entrepreneurship, sales and marketing, customer service, negotiation, speaking, and training. Sue is author of a best-selling book called, The Lighthouse of Hope-A Day by Day Journey to Fear Free Living. Sue is the founder and owner of "Simply" Sue Speaks, a global booking agency. Simply Sue Speaks books, markets, and promotes speakers, trainers, coaches, and authors.
Tom Zbaren founded Beyond the Hedge to help small to medium-size businesses accelerate their growth. He helps organizations adopt, integrate and scale growth. Tom always strives to develop workflows that are teachable and repeatable because this improves efficiency and can reduce costs. Far too often the highest cost employees spend too much time on routine tasks that can be performed by a much lower cost fellow employee, or with a seamlessly integrated outsourced service. We live a very exciting time for entrepreneurs and small businesses because digital marketing and the growth of social media virtually eliminate the barriers of cost and time. Anyone can setup their own website for less than $10 per month and engage with global market opportunities within a millisecond. Tom’s passion involves helping businesses grow beyond their boundaries and knock down their barriers to growth.
Vanessa Van Edwards is the lead investigator at the Science of People, a human behavior research lab. She is a Huffington Post columnist and published author. Her innovative work has been featured on NPR, Business Week and USA Today. She regularly gives keynotes and appears in the media to talk about her research. She has written for CNN, Fast Company and Forbes. Vanessa is also a sought-after corporate consultant and has used her research with a number of Fortune 500 companies including American Express, Clean and Clear and Symantec. Vanessa has spoken to groups across the globe from the stage at the Consumer Electronic Show to presenting research at MIT. Her groundbreaking workshops and courses teach individuals how to succeed in business and life by understanding the hidden dynamics of people.
David Amerland is the author of eight best-selling books including "Google Semantic Search: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Techniques That Gets Your Company More Traffic, Increases Brand Impact and Amplifies Your Online Presence" and "Google+ Hangouts for Business: How to use Google+ Hangouts to Improve Brand Impact, Build Business and Communicate in Real-Time." His very latest one: SEO Help: 20 Semantic Search Steps that will help your Business Grow is a practical guide to semantic search optimization for busy webmasters and marketers. He helps multi-national clients and start-ups to organize their SEO and Social Media strategies. He is a business journalist, author and international speaker. He blogs about social media and search engine optimization, writes for a number of prominent websites including Forbes, and advises a handful of corporations on their social media crisis management techniques.