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Monday, May 6

9:00am CDT

Digital Marketing for Real World Businesses: Keeping it S.I.M.P.L.E.
When smart entrepreneurs get ready to market themselves, they do what we all do...go to Google! There we are bombarded with over 6500 different tools and experts giving advice that often is only geared to other online marketers. So we become overwhelmed or paralyzed. In this workshop, I use the Acronym SIMPLE to show real world business owners the basics of building a solid online presence that will take them from where they are to where they want to be.

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Beth Alford

Beth Alford, Founder & Web Strategist for Alford Creative.Beth Alford is haunted by the statistic that 8 out of 10 small businesses fail, so she has built a career trying to turn that around. After working in organizational development and communications for most of her life, she... Read More →

Monday May 6, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Orange Coworking 2110 W Slaughter Ln #160, Austin, TX 78748

9:00am CDT

Why Your Business Needs You To Write A Book
When you become an author, you instantly become more credible in the eyes of your clients, prospects, family and friends. Discover the power writing a book can have on your personal and professional life by understanding how your author status could radically increase revenue streams and catapult your business to levels previously unimaginable.

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Daniel Jimmie

I have lived on my own since I was fifteen years old. I grew up with the encouraging words "you'll never make it" or "you won't ever amount to anything". I have survived bike crashes, car crashes, gang violence and the cold winter streets of Vancouver, British Columbia. However, somewhere... Read More →

Monday May 6, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am CDT
T-Werx Coworking Cedar Park 1320 Arrow Point Dr Ste. 501, Cedar Park, TX 78613

10:00am CDT

The Art of Being unComfortable: Making the Ultimate Sale…Yourself
Meshell shares how embracing being inconvenienced and uncomfortable are strategies that uncover your superpowers. This presentation will challenge your perspectives, so you see that your obstacles are opportunities and your problems are possibilities. Learn how managing your mindset is a direct path to increased income and influence. You are your most valuable asset. Remember no one can beat you at being you and it’s time to WIN”! Come learn how to be the secret sauce to every $ale! 

Key takeaways from this talk:    
    Embracing uncertainty to elicit creative expression!
    Experience the power of energy refocused and reclaimed!
    Enact practices that expand your influence and income!

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Meshell Baker

Meshell R Baker is a captivating and highly engaging International Keynote Speaker.  She is often referred to as being “an amazing gift of clarity.”  Alongside her coaching business, she has partnered with the National Association of Sales Professionals (NASP) as a spokesperson... Read More →

Monday May 6, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Orange Coworking 2110 W Slaughter Ln #160, Austin, TX 78748

10:00am CDT

Why is Your Business Not Profitable? Let's Change That!
People go into business so that they can use their talents to help others. Unfortunately, all too often business owners focus on the products and services that they provide and neglect the most important thing that they should be producing PROFITS! 

It is time for business owners to shift their mindset and focus on how to turn their businesses from being a money grabbing, soul sucking beast to turning your business into an ATM. 

Jeff teaches 3 secrets that all successful businesses must have to be successful in the modern business world.  

If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired and are ready to make a change in your business, strap in and hang on because you are in for a wild ride!!!

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Jeff Kikel

Jeff Kikel is the CEO/Founder of T-Werx Coworking, the President/Co-Founder of BKA Wealth Consulting, Inc., and the Founder of Profit Producers. Jeff was not born an entrepreneur, in fact he worked for others for over 25 years until he snapped and realized he was actually an entrepreneur... Read More →

Monday May 6, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Microsoft Headquarters

11:00am CDT

Empowered Leadership - Strategically position 10x growth
You want to be a leader? You want to be recognized as a power player in your industry? You want to massive grow your business to create financial abundance? You want to accomplish this and still have a life you really enjoy? Learn the top strategic techniques an entrepreneur MUST do to create massive growth in their business and create the lifestyle you really want! I have gone through the test of time in multiple industries and learned the effective ways to grow in todays market. With multiple million dollar businesses, a passionate relationship with my wife and 6 children, I can demonstrate how I applied these techniques to create the life of my dreams. Come join me for an energetic discussion about what you can do to have what you have only prayed for up to this point.

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Paul Finck

Paul Finck,The Maverick Millionaire® MakerInternational Transformational LeaderInternational SpeakerBest Selling AuthorCreator of:The Maverick Selling System™The Maverick Total Transformations™Live events Creator and Host of:Maverick Selling, Business Builder Bootcamp™Maverick... Read More →

Monday May 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Microsoft Headquarters

11:00am CDT

In the Cyber World... What are the"bad" guys after and how to protect your business and assets?
Unfortunately, "I didn't know" doesn’t replenish your bank account, resolve a data breach or erase any fines and lawsuits. Come learn how to stay one step ahead of hackers and cyber-attacks!

What will you do when a hacker steals critical data that renders your office useless? What will you do when your bank account or credit card is compromised? What will you do when your customers’ private lives are uprooted?

Cybercriminals and hackers are constantly inventing new ways to infiltrate your company, steal your assets and disrupt your life. Cyber attacks are on the rise — and they’re not just coming from one direction! I will share tips on how to Protect Your Business from Cyber Crime.

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Eyal Gallico

TopMac Information Technology Solutions
IT professional for the past 24 years, worked for Apple and Kodak in the past years. Love to spread the word about security and IT, and why every business need it

Monday May 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm CDT
T-Werx Coworking Cedar Park 1320 Arrow Point Dr Ste. 501, Cedar Park, TX 78613

12:00pm CDT

Entrepreneurship is a Spiritual Journey: Success as a Function of True Nature
We've been taught that success leads to happiness. That happiness is about achieving goals and making money.

But what if we have it backwards?

Is it possible that peace, clarity and happiness is your true nature? And if that were true, how would that impact your experience as an entrepreneur?

Let's explore creating a business as a game, knowing that your happiness doesn't depend on the outcome. Discover how to play full out in the world, while maintaining a balance of Body Mind and Spirit.

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Dr. Fred Blum

Energy Rich Living
I'm an expert in helping people live the lives that they were made for. It doesn’t matter if you're the CEO of a billion-dollar corporation or a stay-at-home mom. When that deep inner voice just won't shut up and you can't ignore it any longer, I'm your man. As a Transformative... Read More →

Monday May 6, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Orange Coworking 2110 W Slaughter Ln #160, Austin, TX 78748

12:00pm CDT

Grow Your Company With Government Contracts
This session is for small business owners who are looking to reach a broader customer base and expand their markets into the Federal government.

The session will provide:
  • A brief overview of how the Federal government buys goods and services,
  • Techniques that drive sales in the Federal government environment,
  • A process to help small businesses determine if pursuing an opportunity is worth the resources involved, and_
  • Strategies for ensuring compliance as the company's contracts portfolio grows.

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Janetta Brewer

Ms. Janetta L. Brewer, Esq. is the Owner of Blue Alchemy Consulting. She is a government contracts expert with a track record of shaping innovative solutions to complex acquisition challenges for Federal government and Fortune 500 clients. Her commercial successes include shaping... Read More →

Monday May 6, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Microsoft Headquarters

1:00pm CDT

The good, the bad, the ugly, and the amazing of working with the U.S. Federal Government.
With the city of Austin quickly becoming a city known for being at the center of gravity for defense innovation, that include the US Army Futures Command, DIU, and AFWERX, I think it's paramount to talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly, as well as the amazing part of the journey of procuring to Uncle Sam!

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Brendan Mullen

Brendan is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MKS2. Prior to the launch, Brendan served as Chief Operating Officer and first employee to Halfaker and Associates, a Cyber Security, Data Analytics, and Software Engineering start-up. Brendan helped the firm grow from one-person... Read More →

Monday May 6, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Microsoft Headquarters

1:00pm CDT

Business Connections - Building an Effective Business Network
84% of buyers start their buying process with a referral. Knowing that huge statistic, it is critical that business owners harness the power of a strategically built network. This session will discuss:

-The importance of networking
-Creating your networking strategy_
-Why we DON'T network (and how to fix that)
-What to say / do when networking

We'll even spend some time practicing so that you leave this session confident and ready to start leveraging your business relationships!

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Christina Bell

Owner, Network In Action Austin
Christina has over 20 years of experience in Performance Management and Development. During that time she not only worked one-on-one with employees to improve their personal performance, but also with managers to coach, mentor, and develop effective teams. Some of her past corporate... Read More →

Monday May 6, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
T-Werx Coworking Cedar Park 1320 Arrow Point Dr Ste. 501, Cedar Park, TX 78613

3:00pm CDT

The Paradox of Potential
Having “high potential” does not mean performing at maximum capability. While many believe they are doing all they can, a huge number of professionals are frustrated because they and their teams are coming up short of expectations. Some have become paralyzed from taking risks by the fear of failure, while others are not sure what is holding them back. Thom Singer has surveyed hundreds of people and the feedback is stunning that the majority of people are confident they should be having greater success in their career.

Companies in all sectors have employees who have reached a plateau or have become stuck in the “high middle”. There is a very real gap between potential and results, and Thom wants to show everyone paths to doing more at any stage of their career.

Beyond excuses and finger-pointing, this interactive presentation gets to the heart of how people view their potential and ways to accomplish more while enjoying their work. For decades companies have been identifying and training their “high potential” employees, but these individuals are not always growing into the organization’s future leaders. There is a clear paradox around potential.

The “future of work” is about more than telecommuting and stand up desks. Finding ways to embrace passion, plans and the people around you is key to long term success. Those who are focused on goal setting, realistic assessments, teamwork, successful human engagement, cross-selling, and other skills will help their company reach the highest potential and be more fulfilled in their jobs.

This gap is true for individuals and organizations. It is common to see a startup or established company with high levels of potential, only to later witness it being shut down. While it is not possible to achieve full potential (as once you get there, new opportunities will appear that create more opportunity), the constant struggle to bridge the gap will not happen by accident. Nobody should be comfortable relying on luck as the answer to their future.

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Thom Singer

CEO, Austin Technology Council
Thom Singer is the CEO of the Austin Technology Council and an active speaker for associations and companies who care about community, collaboration, and conversations.Thom Singer believes you should have a stronger inner circle. His first job was a busboy at “The Big Yellow House... Read More →

Monday May 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Microsoft Headquarters

3:00pm CDT

How to Set your Business Up for Profit, First
Using the financial model Deborah has used in her own company and implemented in other local businesses, she will teach you “How to Set your Business up for Profit, FIRST.” Based on the book, Profit First, Deborah will teach you how to use this system in your business no matter what stage of business you are in, so that you can get organized with your money, pay yourself, take a profit and transform your cash-eating business into a profitable company.

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Deborah Whitby

Deborah Whitby owns the only woman-owned and operated independent plumbing company in Austin, Texas. She has been featured in national publications and was named a "Limit Breaking Female Founder" by Thrive Global! She recently won the Woman's Way Business Award's "Rising Star" after... Read More →

Monday May 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Orange Coworking 2110 W Slaughter Ln #160, Austin, TX 78748

3:00pm CDT

How To Navigate The Confusing World Of Digital Marketing
Digital Marketing can be confusing. Websites, Social Media, Facebook Ads, Google Ads, Branding - where the heck should a small business start? And where should they dedicate their limited resources?

In this session, Ross Herosian (CEO + Founder of Tricycle Creative) will outline Tricycle Creative's Digital Marketing Roadmap for small business owners so they can better understand the path for success. It will help small business owners understand how all the aspects of Digital Marketing can work together and how to design a scalable plan for their business.

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Ross Herosian

Founder + CEO, Tricycle Creative
I help companies build successful Marketing and Branding programs.I haven't been qualified for almost all the jobs I've had in my career. How do I know? They told me.So why was I hired? I've brought passion, vision, and strategic execution to every job I've ever had. In some cases... Read More →

Monday May 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
T-Werx Coworking Cedar Park 1320 Arrow Point Dr Ste. 501, Cedar Park, TX 78613

6:00pm CDT

2019 Grow Your Business: 6 Steps to Power Up Your Email Marketing
In this session, we will discuss the importance and relevance of email marketing for small business owners who want to grow their business. Topics will include: facts about Email Marketing, why Email Marketing, The Money is In the List, getting people to open your message, message construction and analytics.

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Jamie Kuperman

Jamie Kuperman is a Small Business Online Marketing expert specializing in email marketing, social media & Facebook ads. In addition, he is a 2X successful entrepreneur with over 20 years in marketing, advertising and ecommerce. Jamie is a Certified Customer Acquisition Specialist... Read More →

Monday May 6, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm CDT
MELD Coworking 502 W 30th St, Austin, TX 78705
Tuesday, May 7

9:00am CDT

How Design Thinking can solve any business problem
Sparking ideas through the use of Human-Centered Design can create a framework, set of tools and a system to align your team, vision and purpose on innovation and tactics. You can then facilitate new ways of getting ahead rather than reacting to customer requests and developing a plan to stand out and sell better. Through this system of thinking, you transform your business and ignite good ideas.

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Alisa Weldon

Alisa thinks out of both sides of her brain. She sees strategy in all she designs and creates. She generates ideas to connect people to brands and maximize creative investment. In 2007, she founded and led well+done DESIGN and Flip It Media (dba L Style G Style) with a goal to give... Read More →

Tuesday May 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Orange Coworking 2110 W Slaughter Ln #160, Austin, TX 78748

9:00am CDT

The Customer Value Journey...a proven path to more customers profitably and predictably...
During this mini-workshop, you'll be exposed to the step-by-step process of building a marketing strategy to attract, convert and keep your best customers.

You'll discover: 
The 8-step path people travel to know you exist, connect with you, and become customers (and raving fans). 
The "Swiss Army Knife" of marketing...The core of your marketing strategy. 
How to avoid the #1 "Customer Eliminator"...fix this and see immediate lifts in conversion rates! _
The real job of marketing campaigns...and the 2 marketing campaign components. 
The Phase 7 Architecture...A 1 page framework to turn your marketing from an expense to an Asset!

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Omari Broussard

Omari Broussard started his first business at the age of 9 cutting grass for neighbors. At the age of 17 he joined the U.S. Navy. He retired after 21.5 years of honorable service as a Chief Petty Officer in 2015. His journey in Marketing started in 2012 when he started his defensive... Read More →

Tuesday May 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am CDT
T-Werx Coworking 4 Points 10815 Ranch Rd 2222 Bldg 3B #100, Austin, TX 78730

10:00am CDT

“Soul Income: Grow your business (& profits) by being yourself.”
Running a profitable service-based business isn't about finding MORE clients, it's about finding the right clients.

Learn how to make more money by leveraging the ONE thing you have that no one else on earth does- yourself.

When you run your business from an authentic place, there is no competition. There is only freedom to find the clients that resonate with you. Not everyone wants what you're selling, but when you find the ones that do- the possibilities are endless._

What you'll learn:

-The difference in an "ideal client" and your "most viable people"
-How to scale profits without sales pitches
-Why turning down clients is a good thing

Who this is for:

-Service-based businesses (ideally in the wellness + personal development industry)_
-Entrepreneurs who are uncomfortable selling
-Anyone who wants to start a business without sacrificing one ounce of who they are

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Lydia Jarjoura

Lydia Jarjoura is a Clarity Coach. She helps women make empowered choices with their Health (body), Wealth (business) and Self (balancing it all). Since 2015, she has guided hundreds of women on their personal development journey. Lydia is a certified coach with a background teaching... Read More →

Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Orange Coworking 2110 W Slaughter Ln #160, Austin, TX 78748

11:00am CDT

From Common Hour Thinking To Brave Thinking
Best selling author and renowned Life Coach Bob Proctor says "Most people are not going after what they want. Even some of the most serious goal seekers and goal setters, they're going after what they think they can get." In other words, they're using common hour thinking to achieve what they think they can have. Common hour thinking is based on what our circumstances and conditions say we can do. We make decisions about what we believe is possible, based on what our history says we can do, what our education says we can do, or what other people around us say we can do. Even though we may wish for something more, we keep creating the same results and living the same life based on this way of thinking. And our current results are a reflection of our current way of thinking. To create new results, we're going to have to do some things differently and think in new ways.

If you're ready to create something new and make this the year that you improve your health and fitness, find the love of your life, take your business to the next level, travel more, or increase the amount of money in your life, this highly valuable workshop will help you do just that! You'll leave with greater clarity on the changes you want to make and a vision for the results you want to create. You'll also be equipped with some brave thinking tools and strategies to help you achieve what you want based on what you'd love vs what you think you can do.

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Stephanie Puente

Stephanie Puente is the President of CoreFactor Transformative Coaching and is a Certified Life Mastery and Success Coach through the Life Mastery Institute. She’s passionate about helping individuals and professionals to hone in on their authentic life path and empowering them... Read More →

Tuesday May 7, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Orange Coworking 2110 W Slaughter Ln #160, Austin, TX 78748

11:00am CDT

Identity Theft, The Silent Crime
During this educational seminar you can expect to learn, what Identity Theft really is, just how dangerous it can be, and the consequences that will happen. Along with how identity theft affects small businesses, there employees, and the bottom line. How they steal your identity, why companies do not report it promptly. How it’s become a billion dollar industry and directly affects you your family and your future. Plus much more.

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Gary Kasper

CFO, Identity Theft Solutions
Gary Kasper, a third generation Texan born in Austin, Texas. Joined the military out of high school. Served 8.5 years, as a ReCon Ranger, during his time played basketball professionally for the Air Force. Injured in 1984 whiled deployed forced Gary to be honorably discharged. Attended... Read More →

Tuesday May 7, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm CDT
T-Werx Coworking 4 Points 10815 Ranch Rd 2222 Bldg 3B #100, Austin, TX 78730

12:00pm CDT

BRANDING 101 - Positioning You and Your Business for Optimal Success
In this session we will discuss the essentials of Business Branding and Personal Branding. What is it and why do they matter? This session will simplify each and the importance of incorporating both for optimal success. Learn how to distinguish yourself and your business through effective branding and be positioned for growth.

From start-ups to growing businesses, effective branding is essential to sustainability in an increasingly crowded marketplace. We will cover best practices for building your own brand as the business owner as well as your business brand. Finally, we will discuss the pitfalls many small business owners make and how to avoid them.

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Cami Gueguen

Founder & CEO, CAMIO PR
Cami has 15 years of global experience in Public Relations, Marketing, and Communications for start-up, growth, and turn-around ventures in both the private and public sectors.She has led Public Relations and Marketing strategy for multiple INC. 5000 top-ranked companies, developed... Read More →

Tuesday May 7, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Orange Coworking 2110 W Slaughter Ln #160, Austin, TX 78748

1:00pm CDT

Entrepreneur Enthusiasm, Marker for Success
Identify the journey paves the way and creates or launches you into business.

Adapt to situations that are teachable and drive positive change.

Understanding structured tension vs stress within the dynamic of entrepreneur enthusiasm.

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David Franklin

Founder, knowRX
- U.S. Navy Veteran, Gulf war, two Navy Achievement Medals, Sailor of the Year nominee. - 20+ years of corporate experience, two IPO's (Rackspace, Solarwinds)- Entrepreneur since 2010   - two firm launches (Cloud Co-Op, knowRX)   - Salesforce Vetforce Pledge1% Partner of the... Read More →

Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Orange Coworking 2110 W Slaughter Ln #160, Austin, TX 78748

1:00pm CDT

You're Doing It Wrong: Why Your Facebook Marketing may not be working
Facebook is still the number 1 social media channel with 1.4 Billion Active Daily Users. So why are are you struggling with Facebook Ads? This session will focus on understanding your Facebook audience and advertising targeting methods to help small business owners improve their advertising results.

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Adrian De La Garza

Founder / Principal, ADLG Marketing
For 20 years, Adrian has been developing branding and strategic marketing plans which transform into tangible results. Serving both advertising agencies and internal marketing departments, Adrian’s expertise has ranged across multiple brands including: Samsung, Nokia, Shiner Bock... Read More →

Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
T-Werx Coworking 4 Points 10815 Ranch Rd 2222 Bldg 3B #100, Austin, TX 78730

2:00pm CDT

How to PIMP your sales presentations
Discover... A step by step PIMP. strategy for increasing sales, finding qualified leads, raising capital by presenting interactive marketing presentations that convince customers to buy and investors to fund you

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Brian Mckinney

Brian is the Co-founder and CEO of MMedia.tech When he isn't plotting new ways to “Develop successful online and field marketing sales methods," he likes to geek out about WordPress, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Bio-hacking, metaphysics and technology skills instruction.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Orange Coworking 2110 W Slaughter Ln #160, Austin, TX 78748

3:00pm CDT

LinkedIn 101: Share Your Story
Your life is an epic story! You’ve overcome obstacles, celebrated triumphs and learned lessons. Your professional journey is one for the books and your audience can’t wait to join you on your ride!

Learn how to define your unique brand and share your story on LinkedIn. Discover how to embrace your character, focus on your target, craft an effective summary, highlight professional experience and own your personal path.

Entrepreneurs and job seekers can outrank 75% of their competition on LinkedIn with the power of storytelling. Enjoy the benefits of an All-Star profile, an increase in engagement, a stronger connection with your professional network, and a solid understanding of your deep, deep why.

Join Intuitive Marketing Strategist, Bold and Bright Fest Founder, LinkedIn Career Advice Community Mentor, and 2017 LinkedIn Profinder Best Professional Award-Winner, Alli Blotter, for an immersive, playful, workshop experience.

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Alli Blotter

Marketing Strategist and Content Creator, AB Marketing & Copywriting
What's your story?What makes you shine?As a creator and founder with a background in theatre, Alli has a passion for storytelling. She knows every entrepreneur's journey is inspiring. Every leader has a bold, bright light within them.Share your story with creative strategies, copy... Read More →

Tuesday May 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
T-Werx Coworking 4 Points 10815 Ranch Rd 2222 Bldg 3B #100, Austin, TX 78730

6:00pm CDT

YOU Are the Message: How to Connect with the Audience Every Time
An entertaining and interactive talk that helps business people speak with authenticity – and stand out from slide-dependent, jargon-spewing corporate presenters. Learn practical techniques to increase confidence, build rapport and help audiences connect to you and your company. Discover the power of focusing on a few points made well – not many points made badly. Learn the power of story-telling to make your message memorable. And discover what to do when your slides fail in the middle of a presentation! You will leave with practical tools to make your next talk even better.

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Jim Comer

Speech Coach | Author | Keynote Speaker, Comer Communications
Jim Comer, the On-Stage Strategist, is a speaker, speech coach and communication consultant who works with people who want to be confident, effective speakers. Jim has more than 25 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies and has coached six CEOs, as well as candidates... Read More →

Tuesday May 7, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm CDT
MELD Coworking 502 W 30th St, Austin, TX 78705
Wednesday, May 8

9:00am CDT

3 Secrets for Getting Out of the Alligator Pit – and Moving On!
Running a business can be truly overwhelming. There are a multitude of frustrations, expectations, and personalities that can leave you feeling like you are in a proverbial alligator pit of too little time and way too much stress snapping at you. And it’s not your fault! We are often so stuck in the pit, we can’t see a way out. But there is a way out! By consciously shifting to an energizing mindset through proven techniques, you can get out, stay out and move on from the dreaded pit! This presentation will show you how to do that with 3 secrets:

Secret #1: Energy Hacking: How to Significantly Raise Your Energy and Decrease Stress Quickly and Effectively

Secret #2: Energy Cloning: How to Easily Shift the Other Person’s Energy to Match Yours for True Win-Win Outcomes.

Secret #3: Leadership Hacking: How to Inspire Others to Follow You by Turbo-Charging Your ‘Whys”
Learn these three secrets and dramatically increase engagement, improve productivity, and drive growth in your organization. And just as importantly, increase your own and others’ happiness, fulfillment, and peace of mind. Join us for this interactive session and let’s GET OUT OF THE PIT AND MOVE ON!

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Carrie Vanston

The Alligator Wrangler
Carrie Vanston is The Alligator Wrangler. She helps CEOs and other business leaders get out of the proverbial alligator pit of too many frustrations, expectations, and personalities, stay out of the pit, and MOVE ON! Her powerful Energizing Your Leadership Framework and Programs... Read More →

Wednesday May 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Microsoft Headquarters

9:00am CDT

Help Leaders Plan Seeds to Cultivate Growth
Leadership is arguably the most important business skill of all. It impacts virtually every aspect of the business — and has a direct influence on your company’s bottom-line performance.

Leadership is a competitive advantage in today’s marketplace. Leaders need the skills to gain the trust of their teams and the confidence of their clients. Effective leadership involves moving others toward a shared and defined vision that results in accomplished goals.

It is widely accepted that success lies in employees who are engaged and who have a clear understanding of the mission and vision of their organization. Research states that some of the top areas of training employees desire to involve leadership, team building, quality improvement and problem-solving.

Empowered employees are successful employees. Successful leadership is a true advantage in today’s marketplace. Leaders have certain traits, such as a compelling vision, emotional intelligence, the ability to listen and inspire, and confidence in themselves and their ability to take risks. Yet, becoming a leader who is effective can seem daunting. There must be a strategic plan in place that sets the vision and provides the steps necessary to succeed.

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Darla Sees

Darla Sees has extensive experience with mentoring and coaching leaders to be successful in the workplace and in their daily lives. With 20+ years in Human Resources, she has supported hundreds of managers to succeed in their leadership roles within their company. Darla is the owner... Read More →

Wednesday May 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am CDT
T-Werx Coworking 4 Points 10815 Ranch Rd 2222 Bldg 3B #100, Austin, TX 78730

11:00am CDT

Turn Strangers into VIP Clients
Marketing and Sales are usually the 2 biggest hurdles for any small business. Tonya will walk you through new ideas of engagement so that you have impact and sales from the first interaction with a stranger to moving them into the funnel to ultimately VIP Client Status!

You don’t want to miss how to:

-Find your target market
-Filter for better results
-Lead Generate for future sales
-Close the Sale multiple times!
-Difference between 1 off selling, Passive Income, & Reoccurring Income

Don’t lose out by missing this session that will transform your business, develop real skills that are implementable and enjoy having fun the whole time… WHAT? Yep, let’s have some fun too!

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Tonya Hofmann

-CEO & Founder of the Public Speakers Association & Wowdible Phone App_x000D_ -Globally Sought-After Speaker_x000D_ -Host of Tonya Hofmann’s Share Your Message TV Show_x000D_ -Best Selling Author of 7 International Books_x000D_ -Winner of multiple national and international Industry... Read More →

Wednesday May 8, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Microsoft Headquarters

11:00am CDT

Thinking Outside the Box and Inside the Frame - How to Leverage Creativity to Build a Thriving Business
Creativity and creative problem solving are becoming the most sought after work skills, but 50% of Americans believe they are not creative. Neuroscience has found evidence that everyone is wired to be creative and that creativity can be trained and developed. In this presentation, we’ll explore how business can learn to generate unique ideas and how to improve creative problem solving to drive growth.

The following questions will be addressed:

Why do we need creativity for work?
What is the impact of creativity on small business?
How can we learn to think creatively?

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Christiane Michaelis

founder, The Dirty Easel
Christiane Michaelis is the founder of The Dirty Easel, a business that helps organizations to develop an innovative culture through team building and creativity training. She has spent years studying the nature of creativity, learning, and innovation. Her career started in Germany... Read More →

Wednesday May 8, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm CDT
T-Werx Coworking 4 Points 10815 Ranch Rd 2222 Bldg 3B #100, Austin, TX 78730

1:00pm CDT

Canceled Due to Weather - How a Podcast Can Transform Your Business
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will not take place today due to the weather in Dallas, where Erin was driving in from. Between rain, tornado warnings and hail she was not even able to make it out of Dallas safely.

Podcasts are no longer just for the hobbyists, but big brands are also utilizing this medium to connect and build their customer base. Learn why it's so much more than finding a mic and hitting record.

In this session attendees will learn:

- How to set the right strategy for a podcast that enhances your brand
- How to make sure what you're creating actually brings in customers
- How you can stand out from their competitors by creating a podcast
- How to utilize your podcast across various channels to get more reach for your time

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Erin Gregor

Erin Gregor (Smith) is a content and social marketing expert. Five years ago, she launched her first podcast coinciding with her business launch of The Starters Club. Thanks to the podcast, she watched her presence and customer base soar.After creating her own large event, she found... Read More →

Wednesday May 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
T-Werx Coworking 4 Points 10815 Ranch Rd 2222 Bldg 3B #100, Austin, TX 78730

2:00pm CDT

6 Steps to Building a Business that can Work without You.
Business should give you more life, not suck the energy out of you. There are 6 basic steps to building a business that can run without the owner. You will walk away from this workshop with tangible action items to create your business game plan. What would it mean to you to have a business that can work without you?

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Michael Hartley

Just a kid from Detroit who found the one thing he was good at, listening to others describe their situation and find a way to make it better. He works alongside fortune 100 company executives but it was only 12yrs ago he was just like you opening his first business. Working hard... Read More →

Wednesday May 8, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Microsoft Headquarters

3:00pm CDT

Canceled by Speaker - There's Cash in Your Trash!
Stacy Savage is a respected sustainability industry leader with 16 years’ experience in Zero Waste policy development, business implementation, and education training.

With Nestle Purina, Kohler Co., and the City of Austin on her client list, Stacy works with decision makers in the business, government, and nonprofit sectors. Attendees will learn about reducing waste to increase profits, deepen customer loyalty, and gain a green marketing edge.

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Stacy Savage

Zero Waste Strategies
Stacy Savage was born and raised in the Beaumont/Port Arthur area of Southeast Texas where her parents each worked at oil refineries for over 35 years. Her experience with air pollution and cancers in her family prompted her concern for the environment and her activities to protect... Read More →

Wednesday May 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Microsoft Headquarters

3:00pm CDT

Make Your Blog a Powerful Marketing Tool
Why do businesses blog?Today we have ad blockers. We pay for streaming services to eliminate advertising. Social media is our new broadcast media. Most importantly, people now read blog posts, articles and reviews to make purchase decisions.
Blogs have a lot of jobs.Blogs use specific words to persuade. Blogs tell the story of your customer's lives and how you fit in to their lives. Blogs help your target market connect to your brand. Blogs explain why your product or service is the best fit. Blogs allow for tracking. Blogs help inspire sales. Blogs increase SEO.
Blogs need strategic planning and process.This workshop takes you step-by-step through the blogging process. Dawn uses this process for her clients, no matter what they sell, to help them make connections with their audiences. You'll walk away from this workshop understanding how to —
  • Strategize for audience, call to action, and persuasive tactics before you write.
  • How to use a basic blog outline format that leads to results.
  • Use tools to help you edit, determine your SEO keywords, and thoughtfully distribute and track your blog post.
  • How to format the final blog post for three types of readers: the hyper-fast, the scanner, and the detailed.

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Dawn Weathersbee

Dawn Weathersbee is a ghostwriter and copywriter for creative agencies and change agents based in Austin, Texas.She helps tell stories that make people healthier, wealthier, and more purpose-driven.She has written for nonprofit executives, health and wellness leaders, CEOs, and creative... Read More →

Wednesday May 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
T-Werx Coworking 4 Points 10815 Ranch Rd 2222 Bldg 3B #100, Austin, TX 78730

6:00pm CDT

Interactive Brand Strategy Workshop for Entrepreneurs
When consumers think of Tesla, they think of innovation. Starbucks evokes feelings of consistency and quality. How would a customer describe your brand?

Building a successful brand doesn’t start with visuals but with a brand strategy. Brand strategy is the base of every brand, and by building a brand strategy you can determine how your company is positioned, how it is perceived by others, who it attracts, how it can stay consistent and memorable, and how it can grow.

This session will be held in a workshop style where every business owner will work on developing their own brand strategies step-by-step. We will cover brand positioning, brand attributes & voice, target profiles, content strategy, brand colors & fonts, logos, and websites.

The workshop will help you identify and analyze your true competitors and create your own positioning statement that will make your business stand out from the crowd._

We will work together to create a custom user profile that includes characteristics about where your customers live, how old they are, how they feel when interacting with your business… and most importantly: where you can find them.

We will also identify the unique brand attributes of your company and use them to establish consistency and trust with your target market.

In order to scale your business, your brand simply needs to be memorable! Kay Dee will guide you, and by the end of the workshop, you will know exactly how to connect your brand with your target market.

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Kay Dee

Aventive Studio / MELD Coworking
Kay Dee is an entrepreneur and the owner of Aventive Studio, a branding agency, and MELD Coworking, a shared office space in Central Austin.As the CEO and Brand Strategist of Aventive Studio, Kay helps businesses grow through strategic brand development. Her passion for brand strategy... Read More →

Wednesday May 8, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
MELD Coworking 502 W 30th St, Austin, TX 78705
Thursday, May 9

9:00am CDT

The ROI of Flow: Get Your Genius to Do the Heavy Lifting!
Did you the ROI of your Genius has no ceiling??!! It produces the highest ratio of abundance and satisfaction in both your business and life. Creating authentic messaging magnetizes your ideal clients and helps you leverage your value EVERYWHERE! We will work through the TOP 3 THINGS you must know to start using it today!

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Wendy Irwin

Wendy Irwin Coaching & Perspicacity
When I started building my professional coaching business, I quickly became overwhelmed with all of the have-to’s” in social media, the “shoulds” in business development, and the “that’s just the way it’s always been done” in marketing. Niche-this, Specialty-that…I... Read More →

Thursday May 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am CDT
T-Werx Coworking Cedar Park 1320 Arrow Point Dr Ste. 501, Cedar Park, TX 78613

10:00am CDT

Toot Your Own Horn: How Advocating for Yourself Drives Revenue
We're taught to be humble, kind, and gracious (especially women) - which can sometimes come at the expense of advocating for ourselves and our businesses. It doesn't have to be one or the other. We can be all those things and proud of who we are and what we do. Actively advocating for ourselves gets our business name in the spotlight, and that attracts customers. Find ways to assert your professional voice in a way that gets you noticed and increases your bottom line.

Goals: Attendees will be able to identify a number of resources and forums for getting their business recognized. Attendees will learn tips for "saying no to all those marketing opportunities" and converting them instead into revenue dollars. Attendees will learn to be their own cheerleader and pitch themselves in a way that makes folks want to listen and support them.

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Kendall Antonelli

President, Antonelli’s Cheese Shop + Kitchen
Kendall Antonelli is an award-winning entrepreneur, keynote speaker, published author, and Certified Cheese Professional - yes, that’s a thing. She founded Antonelli’s Cheese in Austin, Texas alongside her husband John in 2010 after a honeymoon decision to quit their jobs in search... Read More →

Thursday May 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Microsoft Headquarters

10:00am CDT

Understanding Influence
Rick will discuss the value of the sales professional in the organization and how it relates to company valuation.  He will also define influence and take a deep dive into how operating in different areas of the brain affect our ability to have influence with prospects, clients, decision-makers and our own team.

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Rick Middlemass

Rick Middlemass, VP of Sales & Marketing for the National Association of Sales Professionals, has over a decade of experience in sales ranging from door to door B2C sales to million dollar B2B consultative sales.  He was Sales Person of the year for 2015 and 2016 for a Michigan Cisco... Read More →

Thursday May 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Microsoft Headquarters

11:00am CDT

Community is the New Currency: How be an In-Demand Brand!
Globalization is our new normal. However isolation and loneliness is an epidemic. Community has become a ‘buzz’ word and a ‘must’ word. 

Community needs to become a mandatory staple in everyone's life for the economy to thrive. Why? Because marketers, business owners, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, socialists, do-gooders are hearing the call to do things differently so a difference can be made.

Community building is also one of the best marketing strategies you can implement for your cause or brand. 

So how do you build a community that creates impact?

There are 3 simple steps to create community as your new currency. In this informative talk, audiences learn exactly how to build community for impact AND to create profit for the greater good.

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Tiffany Scott (she/her)

Founder / Creative Director, You Me She Collective
Tiffany Scott has always been driven to deliver more. More effervescence, more initiative, more success. The Australian native honed her skills working as a Brand and Marketing Director for powerhouse international brands, re-injecting life and vibrancy into a household name as iconic... Read More →

Thursday May 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Microsoft Headquarters

11:00am CDT

Legal 101 for Entrepreneurs Who Mean Business
A new-age entrepreneur juggles between marketing, servicing clients, developing new products, and running a business. In this frenzy, business and brand protection often falls to the sidelines.

Join us for an informative session in which we will discuss common legal questions that arise during the lifecycle of business including how to choose an entity, why you should have contracts for your business and how you can protect your intellectual property.

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Sehar Aijaz

Sehar is a business law attorney serving entrepreneurs, small businesses and non-profits in the Greater Austin Area. She received her license to practice law in Texas in 2017 and established her solo practice at the Law Offices of Sehar Aijaz, PLLC shortly thereafter._Sehar is passionate... Read More →

Thursday May 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm CDT
T-Werx Coworking Cedar Park 1320 Arrow Point Dr Ste. 501, Cedar Park, TX 78613

1:00pm CDT

Raising Your Energetic Frequency to Attract Abundance
We all emanate an energetic frequency and attract into our lives people and situations that match that same frequency. If you want to attract more abundance into your life, you must “up-level” your frequency to invite in the people and situations you want to attract.

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Heather Rider

Heather Rider is a former overworked, overstressed perfectionist. She is a trained energy healer and Reiki Master. Through her energy healing business, The Energy Synergist she helps women heal and create amazing new lives for themselves by using energy healing as a catalyst for... Read More →

Thursday May 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Microsoft Headquarters

1:00pm CDT

For Coaches, Consultants or Service Based Professionals: How to Confidently Raise Your Rates
Are you a coach, consultant or service provider struggling to figure out how much you can charge?  or 
Are you thinking of raising your prices but find yourself backing off when in a conversation with an ideal potential client?  
Have you raised your rate but not getting any takers?

In this session, participants will learn how to make the necessary adjustments so that they can increase their rates with confidence.

In this session, you will come away with an understanding of  ...
How to connect purpose, people and profit
How to determine the value of your service
How to get rid of beliefs and stories that keep you playing small
How to adopt key beliefs to support increasing your income

The road to achieving your financial goals and creating the lifestyle you deserve begins inside you.

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Camille Walker

Camille Walker JD is a consultant, business strategist and trainer with more than 25 years of experience in the legal and business industries. Camille helps entrepreneurs strategically create businesses so they can earn what they want and have more time to enjoy their life. Camille... Read More →

Thursday May 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
T-Werx Coworking Cedar Park 1320 Arrow Point Dr Ste. 501, Cedar Park, TX 78613

1:00pm CDT

Increase Your Closing Ratio
  • There are many biases built into the way we interpret information, how to set your sales presentations up for success from the beginning
  •  Three key sales closing skills to employ when presenting your product and closing the sale
  •  Why most of us are not naturally wired to be successful in sales and how to easily overcome these limitations 

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Matthew Dunn

Matthew brings an experience base combining a background in Fortune 100 corporate training, interpersonal influence, and work with business leaders, entrepreneurs and executives. He worked in the corporate arena as a National Corporate Training Manager for Best Buy, where he designed... Read More →

Thursday May 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Microsoft Headquarters

2:00pm CDT

Cyber Defense 101
How to protect your business against cyber threats. Best practices to prevent your data from ending up in the hands of a hacker. Methods, polices and resources to stand between you and the outside world.

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Delenor Wilson

President and CEO, FIFSTAR ICT
Delenor Wilson Jr. started his professional career serving 8 years in the United States Army as a Signal Support Systems Sergeant. He first took interest in expanding his leadership ability when he attended Ranger School. Even though he didn't graduate from the course, more importantly... Read More →

Thursday May 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Microsoft Headquarters

3:00pm CDT

Living Beyond Your Limits To Accomplish Your Dreams
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and summiting blind, rocked my world. This experience taught me that when you are clear on your Why and driven by your Vision, you can accomplish anything in life.

The very obstacles you face could be the way to your success.

This presentation uses lessons learned from Mount Kilimanjaro as a framework for success.

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Lisa Walker, Ph.D., MCC

Dr. Lisa Walker is an executive coach, people and business relationship strategist and professional speaker, working closely with corporate leaders to help them grow strategically and tactically from both a personal and organizational perspective. She is known for her strong background... Read More →

Thursday May 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Microsoft Headquarters

3:00pm CDT

Identity Theft Educational Seminar, The Silent Crime
During this educational seminar you can expect to learn, what Identity Theft really is, just how dangerous it can be, and the consequences that will happen. Along with how identity theft affects small businesses, there employees, and the bottom line. How they steal your identity, why companies do not report it promptly. How it’s become a billion dollar industry and directly affects you your family and your future. Plus much more.

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Gary Kasper

CFO, Identity Theft Solutions
Gary Kasper, a third generation Texan born in Austin, Texas. Joined the military out of high school. Served 8.5 years, as a ReCon Ranger, during his time played basketball professionally for the Air Force. Injured in 1984 whiled deployed forced Gary to be honorably discharged. Attended... Read More →

Thursday May 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
T-Werx Coworking Cedar Park 1320 Arrow Point Dr Ste. 501, Cedar Park, TX 78613

3:30pm CDT

How to Effectively Use Value-Based Persuasions for ANY Type of Communication
Do you find that some conversations feel easy and enjoyable while others feel like a boxing match? Do you notice you connect instantly with some people yet others you want to throw your hands up and wish the conversation would simply end? This Talk will accelerate your success, highlight your abilities and help you align with and influence anyone. 

Here’s what you can expect from Rod's Talk:
- Become five times more confident communicating with people in any situation.
- Effectively align with your customers and team members in half the time.
- Confidently and easily make connections with anyone you meet wherever you are.
- Save precious time and energy knowing how to immediately align with challenging customers or team members.

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Rod E Hairston

Rod Hairston, CEO of the National Association of Sales Professionals (NASP) is one of the fastest growing authorities in America in the area of organizational performance and human potential. As a dynamic speaker, coach and author, he has helped millions of individuals and hundreds... Read More →

Thursday May 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Microsoft Headquarters

6:00pm CDT

4 Ways to Increase Your Profits by 15% Today
We will discuss the reality vs. theory in identifying where you are and where you want to be. Learn where you sit using Pareto’s Law, and then define where to put your “X.” Discover how to get from here to there using a strategic formula that will enable you to build your strategic path to business wealth.

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Chris Gay

Chris GayBusiness Coach at FocalPoint Business Coaching of AustinAustin, TexasBusiness Coach with a demonstrated history of working in theprofessional training & coaching industry. Skilled in Negotiation,Coaching, Team Building, Management, and Account Management.Strong media and... Read More →

Thursday May 9, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
MELD Coworking 502 W 30th St, Austin, TX 78705
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