Meet Your Speakers

Tuesday, june 14 - The Opportunities

Pam Perry

Speaker’s resource:

The 7 things you need to know to Ready Set Go Speak!

Dr. Pam Perry

Publicist and Publisher of Speakers Magazine at PamPerryPR.com


The Value of Media Exposure for Your Business

Dr. Pam Perry is an award-winning communications professional. She teaches and mentors speakers and authors on how to build a platform and attract major media and publishing contracts. She is also the publisher of SPEAKERS MAGAZINE and co-founder of Digital Business Acceleration.

After working with Dr. Pam, her clients have been featured on CNN, TBN, The Word Network, Radio One, Oprah Magazine, Tom Joyner Morning Show, Essence, Ebony, Black Enterprise, PBS – and have been offered major publishing contracts, and have created successful full-time careers as “authorpreneurs” earning six-figures.

She has been called by Publishers Weekly a “PR Guru” and featured in many major publications (including several covers), and on more than 100 radio and TV programs. She also has a 20+ year career expertise in marketing, public relations and journalism in Detroit.

Known as the master of connecting the right people, for the right project, at the right time – Pam Perry PR works hard to help her clients brand (and get paid) like a superstar.

Jane Atkinson

Founder, The Wealthy Speaker School and Speaker Launcher Inc.


How to Stand Out (and Get Paid!) with Speaking

Jane Atkinson has been helping speakers catapult their careers for more than 30 years. She is the author of The Wealthy Speaker 2.0, The Epic Keynote, The Wealthy Speaker Daily Success Planner and Journal, and her latest book, Scaling Your Speaking Business – 10 Strategies for Earning More While Doing Less.
Prior to coaching, Jane worked as an agent for several speakers whose careers skyrocketed. She also served as Vice President of a Speakers Bureau in Dallas where she represented several celebrities, best-selling authors, and business experts.
Jane’s Wealthy Speaker School offers online courses, masterminds, and private coaching programs for speakers at all levels, helping them position for higher fees and to build the business of their dreams.

Orly Amor

Business Coach for Public Speakers at Orly Amor Enterprises 

Virtual Event Speaking, The Dos, Don’ts, and The  Dollars

In addition to being a great professional speaker, and a great networker for the past Ten years, Orly Amor has helped Public Speakers create their Business Model for Public Speaking. Her gift is to show them how to monetize their craft by taking it seriously and having what she calls “Business in A Box for Public Speakers.” Thereby teaching them how to fish. Orly dedicated her life to impacting the lives of 200,000,000 people by April 2025 by helping them realize their own mission-based goals and dreams. Her extensive experience as a Certified Behavioral Analyst has made her indispensable as a coach to many influential corporate leaders. Orly speaks three languages fluently and has earned her MBA and Law Degree. Despite the impressive education and success as a business woman, Orly remains remarkably humble, authentic and a very engaging speaker.

Bilyana Georgieva

TEDx Speaker Coach at The Red Dot Speaker Star


How a TEDx Talk can help your visibility, credibility, and authority

Bilyana is a TEDx Coach, Digital and Social Media Nerd, Multi Award-Winning Speaker, and a LinkedIn influencer.
Her passion is to help business owners, executives, speakers, and everyone who Dare to Speak Up, to design and deliver a powerful TEDx Talk, then use social media hacks to make their TEDx video go viral.
All her clients are in the top 25% of most watched TEDx Speakers around the world, and 7 of them are in the Top 10 World’s TEDx Chart for Most Watched TEDx Talks Released on YouTube.

In addition, two Speakers were ranked on Nr 36 and Nr 39 in The 50 Most Popular TEDx Talks Released In 2021 on YouTube. Having in mind that there were about 13,400 TEDx talks published on YouTube last year those achievements are also recognition for Bilyana’s work as a TEDx coach.

Follow Bilyana Georgieva and #bizbily on LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.

September Smith

CREATOR &  HOST OF THE BREAK THROUGH WITH MEDIA SUMMIT


Podcast Guesting: Powerful Brand Building

September is a business podcast host, a podcast guesting strategist, and the host of the Break Through with Media summit.  She helps clients leverage podcast guest appearances for marketing and promotion of their business.  But it is just part of the story. 

She is all about the power of podcast guesting and believes that every change-maker and thought-leader – authors, entrepreneurs, coaches or service providers – should combine media and speaking opportunities into their own media campaign that keeps their name coming up in front of the people who need them.

She created this summit to help entrepreneurs, coaches, and business people figure out how to do that. How to bust out of the social media posting grind and break through to more authoritative stages and media where you can build your portfolio of client-convincing media content and credibility. 

Stacia Crawford

Visibility & Media Strategist at Stay Ready Media


How to Get Free Television Exposure

Stacia Crawford is the Founder and Chief Strategist for Stay Ready Media. Her vast experience as a TV news producer has positioned her to be a skilled communications specialist, media trainer, and publicity strategist. Stacia provides exceptional media coaching, speaker training and targeted media outreach for clients in both the private and public sectors. Stacia is also an expert at developing story angles, crafting story pitches, and marketing those pitches to get them on the air and in print. This award-winning journalist has more than 30 years experience in broadcasting including 27 years as a producer in Chicago, the nation’s third largest television market. As a TV insider she understands what editors, producers, and bookers want and what it takes to deliver.

Beth Ritter Nydick

Publicity Strategist/TV Host at Beth Nydick

From “Undiscovered” to “Unforgettable” with Publicity

Beth Nydick is a former TV producer and New Jersey-based publicity and business strategist expert who develops entrepreneurs and media personalities, to go from “Undiscovered” to Unforgettable”. Beth’s 20+ years of media experience and her own TV cocktail segments, make her the perfect professional to take your business to the next level. Beth is also the co-author of the top-rated cookbook Clean Cocktails: Righteous Recipes for the Modern Mixologist. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, & LinkedIn @bethnydick, and check out her website www.bethnydick.com to download the Get Media Now Magazine.

Get to Know The Speakers on the go!

wednesday, june 15 - The Skillsets

Vaneese Johnson

The Boldness Coach™ at VaneeseJohnson.com


Develop a BOLD, BIG, BAD Mindset

Vaneese Johnson, The Boldness Coach™, is a Global Leadership Coach, Keynote Speaker, Brand Strategist and Author. She teaches, empowers, and challenges professionals to step into their Bold, Big & Bad ™ and up-level their career choices and successes with intention, ownership, and self-direction. As a powerhouse possibility creator and transformation instigator, Vaneese teaches and emboldens today’s professionals through her proprietary success fundamentals of Becoming Out Loud Daily (BOLD), Building in Your Genius (BIG), and being Branded and Distinctive (BAD) to accentuate their professional presence with authenticity and authority while making a purposeful impact in the world. Her strategic approach allows clients to better connect their talents, skills and values across diverse groups and industries resulting in relevant, high-impact engagement. Her professional credentials include: Certified Career Management Coach, Personal Brand Strategist, Online Brand Strategist, Small Business Advisor, Career Transition Coach, 360 Administrator, DEI Consultant, and Crucial Conversations Facilitator.

Roz, The Expert Maker®

TV Host/Personal Branding Specialist
 


Before the Media: Your Personal Brand

Roz Miller-Choice is The Expert Maker®. She is a trailblazer in the relatively new field of Knowledge Brokering showing people how to turn their expertise into a profitable business. Roz is also the host of the weekly television show called The Expert Maker TV. In each episode viewers watch as a guest is transformed from being the best-kept secret to the Go-To expert in their industry, with the help of Roz and her team. Roz has an uncanny ability to help people to uncover their genius. Then using her expertise in personal branding shows them how to take their knowledge and turn it into a profitable brand and business. . She works with clients from every field, including fitness, mental health, academia, child development, lifestyle, beauty etc. Entrepreneurs, authors, life coaches and small business owners have dramatically increased their revenue after Roz helps them to position themselves and showcase their expertise in the market-place. She is the author of 5 books, including the soon-to-be released book, The Expert Maker: Turning Your Knowledge into Multiple Streams of Income. Roz learned her video production, marketing, branding and creative writing skills in the Television industry. She had a long career in television news and production. She was a New York News Correspondent for CNN and CBS. She has co-hosted television programs for PBS and worked as a Reporter and Producer in New York for WNBC, FOX and New Jersey based WWOR-TV.

Carol Cox

Founder & CEO of Speaking Your Brand®


Speaking Your Brand®

Carol Cox is the founder and CEO of Speaking Your Brand®, a coaching and training company that helps high-performing, purpose-driven women entrepreneurs and professionals create their signature talks and thought leadership platforms. Carol is host of the weekly 5-star rated Speaking Your Brand® podcast and during election seasons serves as a Democratic political analyst on TV news. Carol was named as one of Orlando’s Women of the Year in 2021 and has been featured in Forbes. Through her company and content, her mission is to empower more women to find and use their voice, to tell the stories that need to be told, and to activate ideas for change.

Precious L. Williams #KillerPitchMaster

CEO of Perfect Pitches by Precious, LLC

Power Pitches

Every time you open your mouth, your prospects will be throwing money at you. Learn the simple steps to wowing your customer with a perfect pitch with Precious L. Williams, the #KillerPitch Master. Convert conversations into currency. Get the tools and tenacity to pitch with power, sell with storytelling and develop a masterful mindset for communication. It’s time for you to learn how to #SlayAllCompetition Precious busts norms and shifts perspectives to help teams own their awesome and bring out their “wow” factor. Your leaders and teams will up their game — on their terms — in order to develop the cunning, clarity and confidence that’s been inside them all along. What’s more, they’ll get unstuck and discover a renewed and refreshed energy to own the mindset of the pitch in a way they never thought possible. If you’re ready to go from milquetoast to memorable, attracting and captivating your prospects while closing the sale in an authentic way, it’s time to #pitchforprofit And you can bet, you’re going to have fun doing it! Precious L. Williams is a 13-time national elevator pitch champion. She has also been featured on “Shark Tank,” CNN, Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, Essence Magazine, the movie “LEAP.” Her current clients include Microsoft, LinkedIn, Google, NBCUniversal, Federal Reserve Bank, Intuit Quickbooks, Yelp, Harvard University, and more. Precious is a dynamic international professional speaker, effective corporate trainer and 4X 1 bestselling author.

Michelle Warner

Business Strategist at Michelle Warner 


Strategic Networking for Opportunity

Michelle Warner designs tiny companies that are built for the long run. With an MBA from one of the world’s top business schools and 15+ years growing small businesses, Michelle knows how to figure out what’s wrong and help you fix it when you get stuck and stop growing (or when you’re growing too fast and can’t keep up). She’s also the creator of Networking That Pays, the introvert-friendly, always awkward-free connection system that brings in reliable leads, consistent referrals and meaningful connections for your business in just one message a day.

Jessica Rasdall

The Public Speaking Strategist


“Speaking to Scale” Your Business

Named one of the top small business experts to watch in 2018 and the founder of one of the top websites for solopreneurs in 2020, Jessica Rasdall is helping small business owners scale their impact and income through tried-and-tested communication strategies. As a Best Selling Author, Motivational Speaker, and host of The Speak to Scale Podcast, Jessica partners with small business owners to help them scale their business (and impact) from the stage. Jessica has shared her story of turning her “mess into a message” for over sixteen years and has been featured on major international media outlets such as ABC’s 20/20, Katie Couric, The Guardian, MTV, Netflix, and many more. Today, Jessica is fiercely dedicated to helping small business owners craft presentations and speaking strategies that connect with their audience and scale their business from the stage. When she’s not handcrafting presentations for industry experts, she’s homeschooling her children in sunny Florida.

Toni Caruso

Executive Director, eWomenSpeakersNetwork


Relationships that get you booked and rebooked

With over 30 years of event production experience, Toni has brilliantly managed & successfully organized events small and large for the entertainment, corporate and business-to-business worlds. Toni has taken her skills, experience and behind the scenes event knowledge to professionals so they can help educate, inform and share their genius live on stage. She operates in the speaking world as she guides, teaches and helps speakers, experts & gifted messengers stand out and monetize their message. The fact is, speaking is one of the fastest ways to build your business and showcase your knowledge and expertise. Being an effective speaker is your ticket to breakthrough results. She wants you to stand up, speak up and show up now because there are people waiting to hear your message. Toni is the loving wife to Keith and Army Mom to Rocky and a starch supporter of our military worldwide.

Thursday, june 16 - The Services

DAY 3 - The Services

Jessica Rhodes

Founder of Interview Connections


Podcast Booking Service

Jessica created the podcast booking industry in 2013 when founding Interview Connections, a leading podcast booking agency and coaching company for entrepreneurs. Interview Connections was named the “Best Specialty Podcast Guest Booking Agency of 2021” by Corporate Vision Magazine. Jessica and her team have booked thousands of podcast interviews leading to millions of dollars in sales for their clients. Jessica is also a business coach to 6 and 7 figure entrepreneurs who are actively scaling their service-based businesses with more refined sales and marketing strategies. She balances her busy life as a business owner with the humbling and sometimes dirty work of keeping four backyard chickens, caring for three rescue cats, raising two kids, and loving one husband.

Esha Joshi

Co Founder of Yoodli


AI for Speaking

Esha Joshi is the CTO of Yoodli, artificial intelligence technology to help people improve their communication skills. Her dream is to help women become more confident communicators so that they get the opportunities they deserve. Esha has worked hard to improve her public speaking. Now, as a former Toastmaster champion and keynote speaker, she is passionate about helping others become the best communicators they can be! Prior to Yoodli, Esha was at Apple for 5 years as a software engineering lead and product manager. There, she worked on building the technical infrastructure for systems such as the AppleTV+ content pipeline and Beats by Dre supply chain. In her personal life, Esha loves dancing, running, and writing. She also enjoys being outdoors and is trying to up her cycling game and portfolio of jokes.

Mickie Kennedy

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER OF eReleases


Using Press Releases

Mickie Kennedy founded eReleases 23+ years ago to help small businesses, authors, and startups increase their visibility and credibility through press release marketing. He lives in the Baltimore area.

Speaker’s resource:

TBD

 

Kahshanna Evans

Founder of Kissing Lions Public Relations


What a Great PR Company Can Do

Years in fashion, film+television, and the entertainment industries followed by immersive and experiential wellness studies was a welcomed creative career intersection for Kahshanna Evans, founder of Kissing Lions Public Relations. Kahshanna specializes in content development and strategy through the lens of storytelling. Client wins that continue to inspire my passion for brand telling include media placements and awards for excellence as a result of long term visibility strategies that included web, social media, social impact, and events that I crafted.

Jess Tyson

Director of Calm at Don’t Panic Management
 


The VA Advantage For Your Media and Speaking

Jess is the founder and proud Director of Calm at Don’t Panic Management. (And yes, she invented that title because that’s what you do when you’re the boss!) She wrote the book on how building a successful relationship with a virtual assistant can make all the difference in helping business owners get to the next level. Her life is often a whirlwind of wrangling her children, speaking at conferences (virtual and beyond!), researching productivity hacks, and meticulously making matches between overworked entrepreneurs and focused virtual assistants. Jess’s first book, Panic Proof: How the Right Virtual Assistant Can Save Your Sanity and Grow Your Business is available now: panicproofbook.com

Bobbie Carlton

founder of Innovation Women


Working with a Speaker’s Bureaus

Bobbie Carlton is the founder of Carlton PR & Marketing, Innovation Nights and Innovation Women, or, as she calls them, the day job, the night job and the dream job. Carlton is an entertaining, tell-it-like-it-is speaker who speaks extensively (and passionately) about public speaking and how it can be the driving force behind career growth and business success. She’s a TEDx speaker; an entertaining startup event host; she’s spoken at the United Nations; and she’s been on the main stage for some of the world’s best-known conferences for technical and professional women. Carlton has been featured on CBS News, in the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, USA Today and other major media. She was previously the head of global PR at two different enterprise software companies and the head of marketing for a brand devoted to providing positive role models for preteen girls. She’s inspired thousands of technical, entrepreneurial and executive women to take control of their own speaking careers and has worked with event managers to deliver diverse and inclusive events.

Meet Your Host

Hey! I’m September, a business podcast host and a podcast guesting strategist.  I help clients leverage podcast guest appearances for marketing and promotion of their business.  But it is just part of the story. 

As much as I am all about the power of podcast guesting, I believe that every change-maker and thought-leader – authors, entrepreneurs, coaches or service providers – should combine media and speaking opportunities into their own media campaign that keeps their name coming up in front of the people who need them.

I created this summit to help you figure out how to do that. How to bust out of the social media posting grind and break through to more authoritative stages and media where you can build your portfolio of client-convincing media content and credibility. 

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