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  • Expo 2016: Best Of 2015-Differentiate Or Go Home: Setting Yourself Apart In A Crowded Market

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered

    In a crowded market how do you set yourself a part from the completion? If you are not different then you are indeed the same. This session helps you understand what makes you different, what is it about YOU that will make clients and prospects want to come back time and time again? The market continues to grow and the buyer pool continues to shrink…what will you do be seen as a viable resource? Come find out.

    Join Cliff Quicksell, MAS+ for this session on how to differentiate yourself.  If you are not different then you are indeed the same. This session helps you understand what makes you different, what is it about YOU that will make clients and prospects want to come back time and time again? The market continues to grow and the buyer pool continues to shrink…what will you do be seen as a viable resource? Come find out.

    Cliff Quicksell, MAS+

    CEO

    Cliff Quicksell, Jr., MAS+ has been involved in the promotional marketing and sportswear industries for 32 years. During this time he has achieved the MAS+ certification and has been actively involved in PPAI as a volunteer. Cliff’s He has served five terms as the education chairperson for the Chesapeake Promotional Products Association and is the recipient of several PPAI Pyramid Awards and PPAI Ambassador Speaker of the Year Awards. Cliff consults for and directs the marketing efforts for distributor iPROMOTEu.

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    1.5 Point

  • Expo 2016 Keynote: Beyond Me: Finding Your Way To Life's Next Level

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Through poignant, often humorous stories, you will discover the secrets to Melinda's success, finding practical help to overcome your own obstacles to achieve the next level in any area of life. Because she was tone deaf as a child, Doolittle's choir director would plead with her to just move her mouth and not let any sound come out. Undaunted, her love of singing drove her to enter a contest in the 7th grade and, miraculously, she won. Melinda began to realize that success in life was something bigger than her---or, as she puts it, 'It's beyond me!' She began setting and systematically reaching her goals, such as singing background vocals for her many of her favorite music artists. Then by an amazing turn of events, she burst onto the music scene with her flawless vocal performances on American Idol -- becoming the clear favorite of the show's most difficult judge, Simon Cowell. This session provides you a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse of one of America's biggest pop culture phenomenon, American Idol, and how she turned that stress-filled environment into a springboard from which she could soar.

    Through poignant, often humorous stories, you will discover the secrets to Melinda's success, finding practical help to overcome your own obstacles to achieve the next level in any area of life. Because she was tone deaf as a child, Doolittle's choir director would plead with her to just move her mouth and not let any sound come out. Undaunted, her love of singing drove her to enter a contest in the 7th grade and, miraculously, she won. Melinda began to realize that success in life was something bigger than her---or, as she puts it, 'It's beyond me!' She began setting and systematically reaching her goals, such as singing background vocals for her many of her favorite music artists. Then by an amazing turn of events, she burst onto the music scene with her flawless vocal performances on American Idol -- becoming the clear favorite of the show's most difficult judge, Simon Cowell. This session provides you a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse of one of America's biggest pop culture phenomenon, American Idol, and how she turned that stress-filled environment into a springboard from which she could soar.

    Melinda Doolittle

    Speaker songwriter

    Melinda Doolittle is a soul–stirring songstress. She is a flawless vocalist with irresistible artistry and effortless style compelling her audiences to keep listening. Tone deaf as a child, Melinda's choir teacher would plead with her not to sing, but just silently move her mouth. Undaunted, her love of singing drove her to enter a talent show in the seventh grade where she stunned the audience with her miraculously spot on vocals and beautiful voice. She never looked back!


    Melinda graduated with a Bachelors in Music from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. She became a highly sought after background vocalist singing for musical icons including Michael McDonald, Aretha Franklin, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Aaron Neville and Jonny Lang. Doolittle became a household name during season six of American Idol in 2007. She came in third in the voting, first with Simon Cowell calling her his “personal favorite” and quickly became the sweetheart of American Idol winning over the hearts of all with her stunning powerhouse vocals and her personal charm.

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    1 Point

  • Expo 2016 Keynote: Becoming Remember-able

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    “If you can’t create an emotional connection with your customers, you’re going to lose them”. In this entertaining, funny, and informative program, former Nashville songwriter and current SiriusXM Radio personality, Patrick Henry, will share three mindsets to building an extraordinary customer experience. Patrick is what happens when Keynotes, Comedy, and Concerts…Collide.

    “If you can't create an emotional connection with your customers, you're going to lose them". In this entertaining, funny, and informative program, former Nashville songwriter and current SiriusXM Radio personality, Patrick Henry, will share three mindsets to building an extraordinary customer experience. Patrick is what happens when keynotes, comedy, and concerts…collide.

    Patrick Henry

    Patrick Henry is a former Nashville songwriter and featured performer

    Patrick Henry is a former Nashville songwriter and featured performer on the Sirius XM Radio Family Comedy Channel and Blue Collar Radio. He will share original songs and laugh-out-loud stories from his book “The Pancake Principle: Seventeen sticky ways to make your customers FLIP for you, along with real world examples that show attendees the three mindsets to build an extraordinary customer experience.

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    1 Point

  • Expo 2016 Keynote: Regression Or Progression

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Six years post recession, how is the current recovery measuring up with past expansions? Will rising rates, a national election, slow growth and turmoil overseas tip the United States from progression to recession? In this presentation, finance expert Monica Mehta will explore the economic outlook in 2016 for consumers, businesses and investors facing turbulent times.

    Six years post recession, how is the current recovery measuring up with past expansions? Will rising rates, a national election, slow growth and turmoil overseas tip the United States from progression to recession? In this presentation, finance expert Monica Mehta will explore the economic outlook in 2016 for consumers, businesses and investors facing turbulent times.

    Monica Mehta

    a finance expert that offers cultural commentary on money

    Monica Mehta is a finance expert that offers cultural commentary on money — how it impacts the economy, politics and our ability to lead entrepreneurial lives. She is a managing principal at Texas based investment firm Seventh Capital with 16 years placing capital. She appears regularly as an economic commentator on CNN, CNBC, Fox News, Real Time with Bill Maher and has written for Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, INC and Entrepreneur Magazine. She is the author of the bestselling book 'The Entrepreneurial Instinct' (McGraw-Hill 2012).

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    1 Point

  • Expo 2016 Keynote: Make A Life, Not Just A Living: Overcome Fear, Harness Failure, And Tap Into Our True Mission To Solve The Big Problems Of Our Time

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Make A Life, Not Just A Living: Overcome Fear, Harness Failure, And Tap Into Our True Mission To Solve The Big Problems Of Our Time

    Join Casey Gerald for this session on how to overcome fear, harness failure, and tap into our true mission. 

    Casey Gerald

    Speaker

    Casey is the co-founder and CEO of MBA's Across America, a national movement of MBA's and entrepreneurs working together to revitalize America. He began his career in economic policy and government innovation at the Center for American Progress, and has worked as a strategist with startup social ventures, including Reboot and The Future Project, as well as companies like The Neiman Marcus Group.


    A native Texan, Casey received an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BA in Political Science from Yale College, where he was a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship. He has been featured on MSNBC, in the New York Times, Financial Times, The Guardian, and other media outlets.


    Casey gave the commencement speech at the 2014 Harvard Business School graduation. The speech has gone viral and since then, he has been featured on the cover of Fast Company, which also named him one of the “Most Creative People in Business.” Casey serves on the advisory boards of the Aspen Institute's Franklin Project and NPR's Generation Listen, and has emerged as a voice of the Millennial generation for business, entrepreneurship, and finding your purpose.

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    1 Point

  • Expo 2016: PromoKitchen Presents: How To Compete In An amazon World

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    A massive shift toward online selling is disrupting how end buyers are purchasing promotional products. The specter of Amazon looms large in our industry as they have single handedly changed customers' expectations about buying online. Today, the online segment is the fastest growing space in the industry and it's challenging many traditional business models. This session is designed to help distributors rethink their business models in an age when buying online is the norm, not the exception. Presenters will share what they have learned when it comes to earning--and retaining--customers in this digital age.

    Join Mark Graham and Danny Rosin for this session on how to compete in an amazon world. A massive shift toward online selling is disrupting how end buyers are purchasing promotional products. The specter of Amazon looms large in our industry as they have single handedly changed customers' expectations about buying online. Today, the online segment is the fastest growing space in the industry and it's challenging many traditional business models. This session is designed to help distributors rethink their business models in an age when buying online is the norm, not the exception. Presenters will share what they have learned when it comes to earning--and retaining--customers in this digital age. 

    Mark Graham

    Founder of Rightsleeve.com

    Mark Graham is the founder of RIGHTSLEEVE.COM, one of the industry's leading web based promotional products distributors. Mark's online marketing strategy has allowed RIGHTSLEEVE to scale, enhance margins as well as provide a point of differentiation within a crowded and mature industry.

    RIGHTSLEEVE is the National winner of the Dell Small Business Excellence Award, an honor presented to businesses that use technology in innovative ways to enhance customer experience and company growth. In 2011, Mark was named Distributor Entrepreneur of the Year (Counselor Awards). In the same year, he was inducted into ASI's Hot List and PPAI's Rising Stars.

    Mark has been featured in several major media publications on his approach technology and social media, including PPB, Counselor Magazine, Stitches and Advantages. Mark has presented multiple times on web marketing and social media best practices to promotional industry professionals across North America (PPAI Expo, ASI Chicago, ASI San Diego, PPPC, MAPPA, SPPA, Promo East, Partnering Group, NALC, ASI Power Summit).

    Danny Rosin, CAS

    Co-owner

    Danny Rosin is co-owner of Brand Fuel, Inc. He is a longtime industry professional who has served on a number of PPAI committees and presented at North American Leadership Conference as a featured speaker. Rosin is a co-founder of PromoKitchen and has served as president of CAAMP, his regional association. In his community, Rosin volunteers with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, Operation Smile International, and Band Together, of which he is a co-founder. Additionally he has been a speaker at the North Carolina Emerging Issues Discovery Forum and a member of the NC State University Centennial Campus Vision Project. Rosin and his wife have two daughters.

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    1 Point

  • Expo 2016 Keynote: Secrets Of The Millennial Code

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    As a film director who specializes in making movies with environmental messages popular with the 18-35 year old demographic Josh Tickell will reveal the secret world of social and psychological triggers that drive this generation.

    As a film director who specializes in making movies with environmental messages popular with the 18-35 year old demographic Josh Tickell will reveal the secret world of social and psychological triggers that drive this generation. You will learn how their “future-focused” value set differs from the previous generations (“Generation X” and the “Baby Boomers”) and – most importantly – you will learn how to tailor your sustainability policies, communication, HR and customer service to meet the needs of the next generation of the marketplace. Born from 1980 to 2000, Generation Y (a.k.a. “the Millennials”) is the largest generation ever with 80 million people in the United States and 2.3 billion people worldwide. As the most digitally connected and educated generation – they have a keen eye on what it will mean to live on earth in the near future – making them intensely interested in sustainability.

    Josh Tickell

    Film Director

    Josh Tickell is a film director who specializes in connecting with the Millennial Generation, those born between 1980-2000, (a.k.a. “Generation Y”). This year, Inc. Magazine called him “America's #1 expert on the Millennials Generation”.

    Tickell grew up in Louisiana next to waterways polluted by petroleum refineries. In 1997 he captured national attention by driving a van powered by used French Fry oil across the United States with his college sweetheart. “The Veggie Van” as it was called was a viral sensation. Only four years after the first web browser was introduced, Tickell's Veggie Van Web Site with its early “blog” received over 1 million unique visitors (continuously crashing its server due to overwhelming traffic). The Veggie Van Voyage spurred an international wave of media coverage pushing Tickell into the spotlight as a voice of change for the young generation.
    By 1998, Tickell had published his first book and was touring colleges giving talks to the first members of “Generation Y” (a.k.a. “The Millennials”). College students enthusiastically embraced Tickell's philosophy of making the world a better place through smarter technologies.

    Tickell continued his lecture tour de force for a decade – going to over 100 colleges; serving as a breakthrough business consultant for a number of high profile companies; and earing a Master's Degree in Film from FSU along the way. His journey culminated in 2008 with the release of his first feature film, FUEL (a.k.a. 'Fields of Fuel'). FUEL won the Sundance Audience Award for Best Documentary and was released theatrically in the United States. FUEL became a global sensation gaining millions of viewers on Netflix, iTunes, Hulu and CNBC, Russia TV, TeleSur and beyond. The movie was screened in the White House for energy and environment staff working in the Obama Administration and was shortlisted for an Oscar.

    During the production of FUEL, Tickell met his wife Rebecca Harrell, (a Millennial) who was at the time a producer on the movie. The two married in 2010 and have made several films together. The Tickells run a film studio called The Big Picture Ranch in the California resort town of Ojai.

    Josh Tickell directed the Cannes Film Festival movie, The Big Fix (2011). The film explores the corporate and political malfeasance that led to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. His latest documentary PUMP (2014) exposes a conspiracy to block fuel choice at the gas pump and is being theatrically released by Submarine Entertainment in select theaters in September. He is currently in production on Good Fortune (2015), The Official Biography of John Paul DeJoria, Co-Founder of Patrón Tequila and Paul Mitchell Systems.
    Today Tickell spends much of his time working for companies on strategies that engage members of the millennial generation. He achieves breakthrough results by modifying internal and external corporate practices to meet the desires and needs of Generation Y. By combining aspects of Corporate Social Value, Participation, Emotional Response and Product Design and Functionality, Tickell provides a wide variety of organizations with unprecedented success in working with the next generation.
    He also consults with many large corporations and governments on sustainability and the future of energies and fuels.

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  • Expo 2016 Keynote: Invisible Or Remarkable - Notes From The Revolution

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Bestselling author Seth Godin talks about ideas that spread, doing work that matters and making an impact in revolutionary times.

    Bestselling author Seth Godin talks about ideas that spread, doing work that matters and making an impact in revolutionary times.

    Seth Godin

    Speaker

    Bestselling author Seth Godin talks about ideas that spread, doing work that matters and making an impact in revolutionary times.

    Seth Godin, bestselling author, blogger and agent of change. Godin, the founder of altMBA.com, was recently inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame, one of three chosen for this honor in 2013. His latest book, What To Do When It's Your Turn (And It's Always Your Turn), uses new ideas in format and distribution to challenge people to step up and do work that matters.


    Before his work as a writer and blogger, Godin was vice president of direct marketing at Yahoo!, a job he got after selling them his pioneering 1990s online startup, Yoyodyne.

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  • Expo 2016: Millennials In The Workplace: Tips For Managing Your Multi-generational Workforce

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Times are changing. Older workers (Traditional and Baby Boomers) are delaying their retirement just as Millennial workers are entering the workforce. Multi-generational workplaces are enriching, dynamic and often fraught with conflict and challenge. This session explores the basic differences and similarities between each generational group and offers ideas on how to improve collaboration and teamwork.

    Join Claudia St. John in the session Expo 2016: Millennials In The Workplace: Tips For Managing Your Multi-generational Workforce. Times are changing. Older workers (Traditional and Baby Boomers) are delaying their retirement just as Millennial workers are entering the workforce. Multi-generational workplaces are enriching, dynamic and often fraught with conflict and challenge. This session explores the basic differences and similarities between each generational group and offers ideas on how to improve collaboration and teamwork.

    Claudia St John, SPHR

    President of Affinity HR Group, LLC

    Claudia St. John is President of Affinity HR Group, LLC – a national human resources consulting firm that serves as an affinity partner for PPAI members. Claudia is an HR professional with 20 years' experience in global human resources, employee benefits, management consulting and communications. She specializes in strategic planning, employee engagement, organizational development, recruitment and executive career management.

    Claudia's prior experience includes serving as senior consultant for Mercer Human Resources Consulting, the nation's top HR consulting firm, in Washington DC and Geneva Switzerland, Vice President for People for POMCO Group, Manager of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association's National Labor Office and Senior Policy Associate for the AFL-CIO. She holds an undergraduate degree in employee benefits and labor relations from The American University and a master's degree in business and public administration from The George Washington University. She holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and maintains many certifications in workplace testing.

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  • NALC 2016: A Story Of Redemption and Hope

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Ishmael Beah was born in Sierra Leone on November 23, 1980. When he was eleven, Ishmael’s life was derailed by the outbreak of a brutal civil war. After his parents and two brothers were killed, Ishmael was recruited to fight as a child soldier. He was thirteen. He fought for over two years before he was removed from the army by UNICEF and placed in a rehabilitation home. After completing rehabilitation in late 1996, Ishmael won a competition to attend a conference at the United Nations to talk about the devastating effects of war on children in his country. It was there that he met his new mother, Laura Simms, a professional storyteller who lives in New York. Ishmael returned to Sierra Leone and continued speaking about his experiences to help bring international attention to the issue of child soldiering and war affected children. Beah is author of A Long Way Gone, a story of redemption and hope and Radiance of Tomorrow, his first novel.

    Ishmael Beah was born in Sierra Leone on November 23, 1980. When he was eleven, Ishmael's life was derailed by the outbreak of a brutal civil war. After his parents and two brothers were killed, Ishmael was recruited to fight as a child soldier. He was thirteen. He fought for over two years before he was removed from the army by UNICEF and placed in a rehabilitation home. After completing rehabilitation in late 1996, Ishmael won a competition to attend a conference at the United Nations to talk about the devastating effects of war on children in his country. It was there that he met his new mother, Laura Simms, a professional storyteller who lives in New York. Ishmael returned to Sierra Leone and continued speaking about his experiences to help bring international attention to the issue of child soldiering and war affected children. Beah is author of A Long Way Gone, a story of redemption and hope and Radiance of Tomorrow, his first novel.

    Ishmael Beah

    Keynote speaker and author

    Ishmael Beah was born in Sierra Leone in 1980. He moved to the United States in 1998 and finished his last two years of high school at the United Nations International School in New York. In 2004 he graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in political science. He is a member of the Human Rights Watch Children's Rights Division Advisory Committee and has spoken before the United Nations, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities (CETO) at the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, and many other NGO panels on children affected by the war. His work has appeared in VespertinePress and LIT magazine. He lives in New York City.

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