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Women of Influence Small Business Conference

Tony Wilkins/TCS

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM - Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

Women of Influence Small Business Conference

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Registration One Day Pass-Aug 1 Oct 26, 2016 $99.00 $3.47
Registration Two Day Pass-Aug 1 Oct 26, 2016 $149.00 $4.72
Registration Three Day Pass-Aug 1 Oct 27, 2016 $199.00 $5.97

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Earlier this year I hosted The 2nd Annual Small Business Empowerment Conference featuring 15 speakers to help small business owners connect and learn about techniques and resources designed to help them move their businesses forward to greater profits. The event was so successful that many of the attendees commented that it was one of the best conferences they had ever attended; not just because of the attendance (about 130 people) but because everyone felt very connected to one another. For many attendees it was about the quality of the attendees and not the quantity. I was also pleased to hear that many of the attendees have formed friendships and business relationships after the event which was the whole point. And this got me to thinking about how else I could help business owners who also happened to be women (since 90% of my own clients are also women).

The 1st annual Women of Influence Small Business Conference

What I'm hoping to accomplish with this conference is simple. Based on my business theory of building success thru community, this conference brings together some of the top female business professionals from around the globe to create a networking pipeline thru reciprocal relationships. The speakers chosen for this conference are all at the top of their game sharing their insights on what it means to be a Women of Influence in today's business world. Join us on Oct 25 thru the 27th at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center for 3 days of smart women sharing the secrets to their success(The response has been so overwhelmingly positive that we decided to turn this into a 3 day event instead of just 2 days). Come for one day or stay for all 3 days and network with other professionals. Want to sell your products/ services at the event? Be sure to rent a table for one low price.

  * We will have limited Internet Access. Please let me know if you need Internet Access ahead of time. Ft Mason charges about $20 per line per day (it sucks I know but there it is. ) 

Meet our Speakers (More speakers to be added shortly)

Tony Wilkins

Small Business Strategist/Speaker/Best-selling author and host of Small Business Forum Radio with over 250,000 listeners globally. Creator of The Small Business Empowerment Conference and The Women of Influence Conference. Publisher of SBFM, Foodie Quarterly and Podium Magazine and Speaker's Directory

Day 1-Check in 10-10:30

1.Tony Wilkins-Welcome/ Influential Networking and Selling talk -10:30-11am

Like any business owner you’re always looking for ways to get your name in front of your target audience whether it’s thru advertising, cold calling, public speaking or networking and selling. Join best-selling author and radio personality Tony Wilkins as he shares his best tips for generating revenue and building brand awareness in 30 days or less thru this unique approach to networking and selling.

2. Tina Greenbaum- Mastery Under Pressure: Journey Into the Minds of Champions-11-11:30

Have you ever wondered how great athletes manage to "keep it together" under the pressure of competition? Many of us know that focus and relaxation are critical elements of a stellar performance. But common knowledge does not necessarily translate into common practice. Ms. Greenbaum will give you an inside look into the mental and mindfulness skills that contribute to that winning outcome.

These mental skills include how to:

  • Increase Your Ability to Focus
  • Initiate the Relaxation Response at Will
  • Change Negative Self-Talk into Productive Thinking
  • Create Powerful Visualizations
  • Use Fear as a Teacher

3. Hillary Wicht -11:30-12 Women In Business: Having A Voice At the Table

When was the last time someone took a stand for your voice to be heard?  Discover the most common ways women in business give up their power when speaking and how you can shape your voice for leadership.

  • Increase your awareness of verbal and non verbal cues that are undermining your authority and negatively impacting your success
  • Learn tools for powerful and effective communication
  • Uncover the psychological message your voice is giving to others 
  • Experience the vocal aspects that are inherent to leaders who inspire others and drive results

Lunch break-12-1
4. Jackie Lapin -1-1:30 How To Find Speaking Engagements That You Can Monetize For Business Growth!!

Yearning to change more lives, obtain more clients or just bring your message to more audiences? But tired of the headaches involved in tracking down speaking opportunities?... Jackie Lapin, founder of Conscious and Transformational Speakers- and the SpeakerTunity™ Transformational Speaker Leads Tip Sheet offers some solutions that are easy, cost effective and time saving!

  1. How do you tap into the women’s marketplace
  2. How to track down local fraternal, special interest and other chapters for local organizations
  3. One good way to find associations that have upcoming conferences
  4. Human relations and job training/networking groups as viable speaking options
  5. How to find the TEDx events in your area
  6. A burgeoning new opportunity for food-based speaker/authors
  7. One of the most overlooked, obvious opportunities
  8. How to maximize and secure Chambers of Commerce

5. Shannon Presson 1:30-2 How to Untangle What's REALLY Holding You Back

You dream big, set goals and make plans.  But when it's time to take action, things seem to consipre against you - things like procrastination, getting side tracked or feeling overwhelmed..  Every day, you're constantly getting tangled up between what you want and what you actually attract.  But it doesn't have to be that way!  Join Shannon for this informative talk and learn:
  • The two things you MUST do in order to create permanent change
  • How to identify what's at the core of your fear so it no longer stops you.
  • How to let go of old stories and limiting beliefs that block energy and purpose
  • Explore practices that will expand your creativity and prosperity.

6.  Kimi  Avary 2-2:30 3 Keys to Creating Super Genius Teams

You'll learn: 

  • How instinctual forces keep you from being successful 
  • How Stuck in Your Own Head Syndrome undermines your success
  • The only kind of assumption worthy of your time
  • The Key to Overcoming the Dirty Little Secret of Relationships

The energy and vibration equation

7.Cheryl Ginnings- How In The World Can I Reach Them?"  -2:30-3p

Global needs and reaching those who are struggling with challenges they face.

International Speaker & Best Selling Author (3)
Global Radio Host on Monday 9 pm Eastern
Certified Life Coach & PTSD 
Cheryl has been a Broker, Realtor, Minister's wife and loves helping those with special needs children and families helping their aged parents. Life's needs change and so do  our abilities to meet the immediate tasks.
Cheryl coaches those who need clarification of goals, life's relationships, business goals and helps those move on to greater wealth.

8.Jill Lublin  3:00-3:30pm-Get Known Everywhere

If you want to be the #1 Influencer in your industry, you’ve got to get bigger media visibility. Based on her international bestseller, Guerrilla Publicity, Jill shares simple strategies to help you go from unknown to newsworthy. Sharing her proven secrets to understanding what the media wants, Jill provides you with short-term, doable tactics that boost visibility for you and your brand. Jill Lublin’s expertise will drive prospects to your door and profits to your pockets!

Networking  3:30-5pm
Day 2 Check in 10-10:30-Opening talk-Tony Wilkins

9. Caterina Rando  10:30-11 Hosting Workshops to Gain Insta-clients Over and Over

You have massive value to bring and when you host your own workshops and trainings you can easily provide your value and show potential clients that you have the answers they are looking for. This session will share a few guiding principles to embrace to successfully plan, produce and profit from your own workshops and trainings. Caterina’s thought provoking talk will make it easy for you to shine every time. You will discover:

• The best workshop format to fill your room with ease every time

• The four characteristics of a workshop that will impact your audience and ensure the want to continue to work with you.
• What are the rookie mistakes to avoid when you start to offer your own workshops and trainings

• The formula for end-of-event offers that will will have you gain instal-clients all the time

After this talk you will have more clarity on your next steps to make a difference and enjoy bliss in your business with your own workshops and trainings. 

10.Minette Riordan  11-11:30-What Successful Women Entrepreneurs Know that You Don’t

Current statistics show that there are close to 10 million women-owned businesses in the United States, but on average, women-owned businesses don’t have a high rate of success. Of those 10 million:

only 6% will ever reach the six-figure mark;

only 2% ever reach the seven-figure mark; and

and over 50% of women entrepreneurs never exceed $25,000/year in revenue.

During this presention, you will:

Discover the three massive mistakes most women entrepreneurs make that stop them from building a profitable business.

Learn how to avoid those mistakes and create an income breakthrough fast.

Discover the three secrets best-kept secrets of successful women entrepreneurs.

11.Kiran Patel   11:30-12 “From Mechanics to Magic: How to Energize Your Message and Magnetize Clients!”

Are you holding back your fully alive self? You have a well-crafted talk but
are not making the level of impact that’s in you? It’s time to go beyond the mechanics of
content to expressing yourself in an authentic animated flow that profoundly stirs your
listeners. Why? Because it’s a magical experience. And, because that will magnetize clients
to you and generate a buzz for your business. In this session, you will learn:
 The formula for unlocking a magical experience between you and your audience
 The 3 essential energies for bringing your presentations to life
 A simple practice that will immediately transform how you express yourself
 The invisible programming that holds women back and how to be free of it

Kiran Patel, M.A., C.Y.T., is an award-winning speaker, coach and performer—touching international audiences with her playful spirit for 40 years. Her holistic approach to unlocking the power of aliveness is rooted in immersion with psychology, yoga, nonviolent communication and expressive arts.

Lunch Break 12-1
12.Julia Beauchamp    1-1:30 “Speak to Inspire: How to Find Your Authentic Voice, Stand in Your Value and Change the World with Your Message”

Speaking can be one of the most effective and lucrative ways to grow your business, build a reputation and make an impact that changes lives. But, if nervousness, self-doubt and playing small get in the way your audience is left without your amazing offering! What if you could command any room with presence and heart and have clients clamoring to work with you?
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn from Julia's talk...

  • Insider Secrets to Light Up the Room Without Saying a Word!
  • How to Inspire Your Audience to Work with You
  • Overcome Fear and Feel More Confident Every Time You Speak

If you are burnt out from spending hours figuring out a talk and feeling overwhelmed with spinning your wheels, you could be missing a key piece of the puzzle. Julia will reveal how to make a difference in the lives of your audience without hours of preparation or even business skills!

Julia helps entrepreneurs to attract more clients from the stage. With 3,000 hours of on-stage experience, 15 years of performance training and 10 years of yoga teaching, she knows what it takes to captivate a room and have an impact.

13.Debra Dupree-The Risky Business and Emotional Potential of Bad Bossing 1:30-2

Have you had a bad boss in your life? Have you been a bad boss? Bad Bossing not only costs organizations lots of money but they also cost us our health and well-being. Learn to manage up or decide to get out. No one needs to suffer at the hands of a bad boss!

Dr. Debra Dupree uncovers the impact of bad bossing and what can be done about it.

1)  What is bad bossing all about?

2)  What do you do when confronted with a bad boss?

3)  How does one change a bad boss?

4)  Learn three things that will change your life?

5)  How to “manage up” when the bad boss doesn’t go away.

I’m Dr. Debra Dupree with Relationships at Work and I help people recover from the drama and trauma in their lives that ultimately impact who they are and their financial success.

14. Dr.Michelle Peticolas 2-2:30  Grief as a Gateway to Purpose and Prosperity

Although a natural response to loss, grief can be disorienting, painful, and difficult to manage. This is particularly true in a culture that puts a premium on being strong. Many professional women struggle alone failing to fully release their feelings and gain closure. It affects their relationships, their work and their capacity to experience joy. When approached with the right tools, grief can provide the keys to a more authentic and empowered life.

In this talk participants will learn:

• How Unreleased Emotions Can Make You Sick
• 3 Tools For Letting Go Of Sadness
• Why Support Enables Healing
• The #1 Way To Minimize Conflict
• How To Create A New Life After Loss

15.Meryl  Shaw   2:30-3 How to Shine when Presenting in High-Stakes Situations: Tips from Behind the Professional Theater Curtain

Are you a leader or business owner who needs to speak on stage to advance your career or grow your business? But you’re not sure how to put together compelling content, overcome your nerves, engage your audience, and make the impact you want?

Are you ready to…

ü  Feel confident delivering your compelling message

ü  Step into your power on stage and share your gifts and make an impact

ü  Get out of your own way so you can shine in the spotlight

ü  Eliminate the fear before you get on stage

At this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to:

* Create a compelling, impactful talk using the principles of dramatic narrative.

* Learn methods theater professionals use to stay relaxed, focused, and in the moment so you can deliver your best on stage.

* Discover how to present in a way that will hold your audience's interest and keep them leaning in.

Meryl Shaw uses her insights and experience from a 20-year career as a high-profile Casting Director to help successful women shine in high-stakes presentations. She is a trained coach who helps professionals, entrepreneurs, attorneys, actors, and others shape their material and delivery in a way that fits them personally. She creates a warm, supportive environment so her clients learn to present themselves at their most effective and impactful.


Panel Discussion and Networking 3:30-5 

Moderator-Tony Wilkins
1.Jill Lublin
2. Caterina Rando

3. Shira Bush

Day 3 Check in 10-10:30

16.Tony Wilkins- Making Money as a speaker 10:30-11

17.Susan Sheppard 11-11:30-How to find Love with CLASS

If you have been hurt or have a broken heart from a love relationship, this talk will leave you with a strategy for re-entering the romantic relationship world. It will provide you with some specific steps to take to move forward. It will give you some tools to aid your search and refine your expectations. Finally it will offer you an opportunity to better yourself in a very unique way.  

Clarity-What do you want in life and love?
Love Yourself - Heal from your emotional wounds and grow your self esteem.
Ask - Learn to ask anyone for anything effectively.
Success - Master recognizing the three essential ingredients of a relationship.
Step Up- You are now ready to choose the love partner that you really want..

18.Sue Brooke  11:30-12 Inventive Marketing-The Secret to Making Your Business Stand Out…(pssst! It’s all About YOU!)

  • After surviving a devastating car accident, and finding herself with a depleted bank account at age 44, Sue describes being ‘hit by a truck’ as the moment that changed her life forever. She shares her story of how she reclaimed her Identity after giving up her dreams to manage her former husband’s music career.
    Find out the secret of how she grew the business she started out of her house with zero advertising and marketing budget. Experience her passion for helping small business owners and entrepreneurs use their power and knowledge to position themselves as an expert. Learn the one thing that most entrepreneurs aren’t doing that can catapult your business to a whole new level!
    ·         It’s all about YOU!
    ·         Discover new ways to use your unique gifts and talents to create multiple streams of income within your business.
    ·         Open your mind to new, innovative ideas and opportunities that are staring you right in the face!
    ·         Impact Your Marketing –how to put yourself out there, online (website, the newest social media platforms, etc.) and offline, to your audience and potential clients.
    ·        Learn how to create celebrity status in your industry.

Lunch Break 12-1p

19.Shira Bush 1:15 1:45 Write, Publish and Monetize Your Book

Build a Profitable 6 Figure Business

“Avoid the 3 Massive Mistakes Women Business Owners,

Speakers and Trainers Make That Keep Them Frustrated About

Inconsistent Income and Riding the Revenue Rollercoaster”

Shira is committed to women small business owners, entrepreneurs, speakers & trainers having a “better way” of doing business. She recognizes that in this new marketplace that most of you are tired of working all the time and want a steady stream of new clients so that you can finally relax and enjoy the income. Take action now and come hear Shira speak, To:


  • Eliminate Your Belief: “I Don’t Have Time To Write a Book”
  • Eliminate Your Belief : “I Don’t Write Well Enough To Write a Book”
  • Leverage Your Business by Having Authored a Published Book
  • Gain Instant Expert Authority & Massive Credibility by Authoring a Published Book!


Break out session 2:20-3pm
1. Tony Wilkins
2.Tina Greenbaum
3.Shira Bush
4.Caterina Rando

Connect with our speakers

Tony Wilkins

Radio host,best selling auhor and creator of the Women of Influence Conference

Kiran Patel

Transformational Speaker, Coach, Performer

Dr. Minette Riordan

Best-selling author of The Artful Marketer: The Fundamental Business Guide for Creative Entrepreneurs

Founder of The Path to Profit Academy:

Caterina Rando

Founder Thriving Women in Business Community

Dr. Linda Berry

Author, Certified Clinical Nutritionist and Doctor of Chiropractic

Cheryl Ginnings                                      

International Speaker and Best Selling Author

Kimi Avary

Gender Navigation Specialist

Shannon Presson

ICF certified coach/Master Practitioner/Trainer in the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programing

President Elect -NAWBO(National Assoc. of Women Business Owners)

Jackie Lapin and

Transformational Coach/ Best-selling and award winning author


Hillary Wicht

Singer/ ‎Transformational Vocal Coach


Tina Greenbaum

M.Ed., LCSW Optimal Performance Coach

Shira Bush, “The Book Creator”

Sue Brooke

Susan Sheppard   Relationship Coach

Jill Lublin

Julia Beauchamp

Meryl Shaw

Dr. Peticolas has a Ph.D. in Sociology with over 17 years in grief and loss. She produced the award-winning film series Secret of Life and Death promoting end-of-life discussion.

Tony Wilkins is one of the premiere authorities on connecting people of influence to one another. His popular Internet radio show, Small Business Forum Radio reaches over 250,000 business owners globally and is one of the top business shows on the network. His workshops not only educate business leaders on a better way to connect, but offers valuable and available resources for building powerful business connections. He is a master networker whose global connections span multiple industries including film, media, art, literary, political, small business, start-ups and culinary; with ties to organizations like the Small Business Administration, Public Speakers Association, NAWBO, BNI, various business chambers, San Francisco City Hall and the Golden Gate Business Association. Tony is the author of several books including the best-selling Telemarketing Success for small and mid-sized Firms, The Single Person’s Cookbook ( and Surviving the economy. His new book, The Career Whisperer: Behind the Podium is a step by step guide for anyone looking to launch a career as a public speaker or for sales professionals looking for a better way to reach more prospects faster and easier.  Mr. Wilkins is also the publisher of Small Business Forum Magazine, Foodie Quarterly, and Podium Magazine and speaker’s directory. In addition, he has launched a very successful booking service for authors and speakers and is the creator of the annual Small Business Empowerment Conference and the Women of Influence Summit.

Have questions about Women of Influence Small Business Conference? Contact Tony Wilkins/TCS

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Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Blvd
Room C230
San Francisco, CA 94109

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM - Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

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