San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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 www.blogtalkradio.com/tonywilkins
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. www.blogtalkradio.com/tonywilkins
2. Tina Greenbaum- Mastery Under Pressure: Journey Into the Minds of Champions-11-11:30 www.tinagreenbaum.com/masteryunderpressurelive
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
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!
- How do you tap into the women’s marketplace
- How to track down local fraternal, special interest and other chapters for local organizations
- One good way to find associations that have upcoming conferences
- Human relations and job training/networking groups as viable speaking options
- How to find the TEDx events in your area
- A burgeoning new opportunity for food-based speaker/authors
- One of the most overlooked, obvious opportunities
- How to maximize and secure Chambers of Commerce
5. Shannon Presson 1:30-2 How to Untangle What's REALLY Holding You Back
- 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
- 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.
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!
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
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. www.relationships-at-work.com
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.
15 MIN BREAK
Panel Discussion and Networking 3:30-5
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
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
Connect with our speakers
Tony Wilkins www.blogtalkradio.com/tonywilkins
Radio host,best selling auhor and creator of the Women of Influence Conference
Kiran Patel www.shedyourshackles.com
Transformational Speaker, Coach, Performer
Dr. Minette Riordan www.minetteriordan.com
Best-selling author of The Artful Marketer: The Fundamental Business Guide for Creative Entrepreneurs
Founder of The Path to Profit Academy: http://www.PathtoProfitAcademy.com
Caterina Rando www.sherosummitlive.com
Founder Thriving Women in Business Community
Dr. Linda Berry www.drlindaberry.com/
Author, Certified Clinical Nutritionist and Doctor of Chiropractic
Cheryl Ginnings www.cherylginnings.com
International Speaker and Best Selling Author
Kimi Avary http://WorkplaceNavigationSystem.com
Gender Navigation Specialist
Shannon Presson http://shannonpresson.com/
ICF certified coach/Master Practitioner/Trainer in the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programing
President Elect -NAWBO(National Assoc. of Women Business Owners)
Transformational Coach/ Best-selling and award winning author
Hillary Wicht http://www.hillarywicht.com/
Singer/ Transformational Vocal Coach
Tina Greenbaum www.tinagreenbaum.com
M.Ed., LCSW Optimal Performance Coach
Shira Bush, “The Book Creator”
Sue Brooke www.SueBrooke.com
Susan Sheppard Relationship Coach
Jill Lublin www.JillLublin.com
Julia Beauchamp www.juliabeau.com
Meryl Shaw http://merylshawcoaching.com/site/
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. www.secretsoflifeanddeath.com
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 www.blogtalkradio.com/tonywilkins 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 (www.amazon.com) 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.