Darren LaCroix, Ruby Newell-Legner, Kevin O’Connor, Corey Perlman, Jessica Petett, Dr. Nido Qubein, Scott Stratten, Bruce Turkel, Michelle Villalobos, Cy Wakeman



11 Total Audio Files

Darren LaCroix

Now, Darren is in high demand as a speaking coach. The new standard for advanced presentation skills was created when he co-created How Professional Presenters Can Own the Stage. There is no other program on the market that even comes close to this transformational program. Viewers witness exactly how coaches can create lasting significant improvement in just two days

As co-founder of The Humor Institute and a co-creator of The Humor Boot Camp®, Darren directs seminars that help presenters wisely use the power of humor to “lighten up” their presentations. He is also an award-winning producer of the film Healing, Hope, and Humor.

Ruby Newell-Legner

Since 1994, Ruby has consulted with and designed customized training programs for more than 28 professional sports teams from the National Football League (NFL), National Hockey League (NHL), National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), and the Canadian Football League (CFL). No other staff development provider can claim this level of experience. She is a frequent presenter at league meetings where leaders strategize how to enhance every aspect of the fan experience.

From the only 7 star hotel in the world to amusement parks, from stadiums to camp grounds, Ruby has been transforming service at leisure facilities and sports and entertainment venues for decades. As a certified speaking professional, she has presented thousands of programs in more than 22 countries, in person or virtually. She trained guest relations and hospitality staff to enhance the visitor experience at the 2012 Republican National Convention, the 2010 Olympics, Super Bowl XLI, the 2008 US Open (tennis), and the 2006 and 2013 Grey Cup.

Kevin O’Connor

Kevin E. O’Connor, CSP is an author, executive coach, businessman, and professional speaker. He specializes in working with professionals–particularly technical professionals–who have been promoted to leadership positions where they now lead their former peers. Kevin holds three masters degrees and his expertise focuses on the challenges of leadership, business relationships, and the effectiveness of teams.

Kevin customizes his message by communicating with his audiences in advance. He facilitates his message with their knowledge through his interactive presentations. He follows up with audiences through a unique and simple program designed for long-term learning.

Most of his professional work is for Pharmaceutical and Medical professionals. He works with and has worked with Medical Affairs for Searle, OhioHealth, Pharmacia, Sanofi-Aventis, Amgen, ISTA, Takeda North America, Novartis, ONYX, Intermountain Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Baxter, Gundersen Lutheran Health System,Baxter BioScience, USAF Medical Command, Eli Lilly, The American College of Physician Executives, MDAnderson, Underwriters Laboratories, The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, The Joint Commission, Loyola University of Chicago (A member of the faculty), Columbia College (A member of the faculty), The American College of Healthcare Executives, and The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Corey Perlman

Social Media eBoot Camp: A hands-on, tactical deep-dive into the latest digital marketing best practices.

Tired of social media overviews with no actionable takeaways? Would you prefer that your attendees leave with a specific to-do list they can immediately implement? Put them through an eBoot Camp and watch your conference evaluations soar!

Session objectives:

  • 5 ways to makeover your LinkedIn profile and impress visitors.
  • The proper way to use your Personal Facebook Page for business.
  • The new rules of company Facebook pages and how to capitalize.
  • How to properly use Instagram for maximum business impact.
  • A strategy for creating compelling content that will engage your audience.
  • How to use Video and Images to rise above your competition!
  • Interactive, engaging and fun!

Jessica Petett

I have been in your shoes:

I got the Student Affairs bug while working as an RA and running orientation at a small private liberal arts college in Arkansas. I told my hall director my senior year that I just wanted to be an RA when I grew up. So I went to South Carolina and got a Masters in Higher Education Administration completing internships and practica in every student services office on campus including the First Year Experience Center, Greek Life, International Student Services, Residence Life, and Campus Activities. I then worked as a Hall Director in Oregon, Programming Advisor for LGBT Center, started LGBT and Women’s support services inside a Multicultural Office and established a Center for Social Justice Leadership in Arizona, worked as a Presidential advisor for Diversity in California, and taught some intercultural communication classes along the way.

Dr. Nido Qubein

Dr. Nido Qubein came to the United States as a teenager with little knowledge of English and only $50 in his pocket. His journey has been an amazing success story. The Biography Channel and CNBC aired his life story titled “A Life of Success and Significance.”

As an educator, he is president of High Point University, an undergraduate and graduate institution with 4,300 students from 40 countries. He has authored two dozen books and audio programs distributed worldwide.

As a business leader, he is chairman of the Great Harvest Bread Company with 220 stores in 43 states. He serves on the boards of several national organizations including BB&T (a Fortune 500 company with $185 billion in assets), the La-Z-Boy Corporation (one of the largest and most recognized furniture brands worldwide), and Dots Stores (a chain of fashion boutiques with more than 400 locations across the country).

As a professional speaker, Dr. Qubein has received many distinctions including the Golden Gavel Medal, induction into the International Speaker Hall of Fame, and as the founder of the NSA Foundation in Arizona.

Scott Stratten

Scott and Alison Stratten are co-authors of 4 best selling business books, co-owners of UnMarketing Inc and co-hosts of not only The UnPodcast, but five children, two dogs and two cats. This site, the show and the books all represent their thoughts on the changing world of business through their experiences of entrepreneurship, two degrees (Alison), not lasting long as an employee (both) and screaming at audiences around the world (Scott, Alison is more polite).

They were put on this earth to remind the world that not all Canadians are passively polite. Businesses like PepsiCo, Saks Fifth Avenue, IBM, Cirque du Soleil, Microsoft and others have been brave enough to want their advice, to the point that Scott has been named one of the Top 5 Social Media Influencers in the world by Forbes.com. They now spend their time keynoting around the world and realize they rank 10th and 11th in order of importance in their home.

Oh, and they met on Twitter. How’s that for ROI?

Bruce Turkel

Bruce has helped create some of the world’s most compelling brands including Miami. Bruce has worked with Hasbro, Nike, American Express, Charles Schwab, Citicorp, Discovery Networks, Bacardi, Sol Melia Hotels, Azamara Club Cruises and many more great companies.

A captivating speaker and author, Bruce has spoken at MIT, Harvard, TEDx, and hundreds of corporate and industry conferences. Bruce appears regularly on FOX Business and has been on CNN, ABC, CBS, and NPR. He has been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, Communication Arts, and AdWeek

Michelle Villalobos

No matter what you do, or who you do it for, knowing how to present, position and promote yourself is crucial for success. Michelle Villalobos helps entrepreneurs and professionals creatively package and strategically market themselves to achieve visibility and credibility, so that they – and the world – can benefit from their unique talents, story, mission and message.

Michelle has delivered programs and keynotes for both corporate and entrepreneurial audiences, such as American Express, Adidas, Burger King, Univision, Audi Latin America, Lexis-Nexis, Lloyd’s of London, and many more.

Cy Wakeman

Cy Wakeman is a dynamic national keynote speaker and New York Times bestselling author who has spent over 20 years cultivating a revolutionary approach to leadership and work. Her Reality-Based Philosophy helps leaders and their teams ditch the drama, turn excuses into results, and find opportunities in every challenge they face.

Cy’s professional journey began when she was promoted to her first management position in the late 1980’s. Rather than forcing ineffective, traditional management practices into her workplace, she began developing and teaching her employees a reality-based mindset. What she found was inspiring. Her employees were not only motivated to succeed, but they were also driven to deliver results, adapt to change, and emanate happiness on the job.

Inspired to help others transform their company and their work, Cy began consulting, training and speaking—empowering employees and executives alike to take control of and invest in their work.