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Are you a trained/seasoned public speaker, or do you have extensive knowledge of a particular field or practice? Are you looking for a new way to position your company as an industry leader? Complete a Speaker Proposal Form to gain exposure and build your professional reputation across the region.

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Jennifer Mann

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Owner at J.L. Mann Consulting

Topic:

Winning in small business, organization tools, getting best from employees

Objectives:

Learn how state government works and the specifics about the state legislature, leadership and committee structure. Discover why elected officials aren’t getting anything done, what works and what doesn’t and how best to communicate with those officials.

Benefit to audience:

Better understanding of government and how to advocate for business interests and any level of government

Lisa McLemore

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Principal at RSM

Topic:

Tax and Consumer Products

Objectives:

Have more insight regarding speaking topic

Benefit to audience:

Have more insight regarding speaking topic

Christophe Merville, D. Pharma

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Director of Education and Pharmacy Development at Boiron USA

Topic:

Homeopathy and homeopathic medicines

Objectives:

Participants will have discovered the principles and general therapeutic applications of homeopathy including current research and integration with conventional care and counseling.

Benefit to audience:

Participants will be knowledgeable on how and when to use homeopathic medicines for self medicating conditions for them self, family members and patients.

Jason Miller

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Senior Director of Clinical Services at Bethesda Project

Topic:

Homelessness, Volunteerism, Professional Development, Engaging Millennials

Objectives:

Homelessness-Understand more about the situation in Philadelphia.
Volunteerism-How to engage volunteers in your non profit and how to become involved in a cause you believe in.
Professional development-For nonprofits staff
Engaging Millennials-As staff and volunteers in the non profit setting.

Benefit to audience:

All four of these discussions provide the opportunity for participants to learn about a social need and what they can do to participate to assist.

Jill Miller

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CEO at Hello

Topic:

Focus Forward: Becoming Friends With Feedback To Reach Success

Objectives:

Learn and apply our 4S Conversations® Model to:

Understand feedback and learn how to elicit and leverage it for personal growth.

Gain the most out of relationships with anyone that provides coaching and/or feedback.

Self-coach.

Become aware of choices they make day long and how those are the biggest predictor of results.

Benefit to audience:

Learn to welcome feedback during performance reviews to support career growth.

Build active listening skills.

Learn to ask questions when things aren't clear.

Use the language of performance.

Avoid debates and confrontation so feedback is an ongoing dialogue.

Vincent Morelli

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District Sales Manager at Aflac

Topic:

PPACA /Why Voluntary Benefits! How does this effect you and your business

Objectives:

Have a better sense of PPACA and its effects to all buiness types. Changes to W2 reporting statments and Employee Benefit statments in 2013. They will also understand Voluntary Benefits and its benefits to the bottom dollar. This is not to promote Aflac only, but to help buiness owners and HR managers understand the growing trend in the voluntary markert.

Benefit to audience:

We would like to be able to benefit buiness by being a conduit for information to their emploeeys. Also understand the benefit of educating the employees on changes to HealthCare.

Rebecca Morley

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Vice President, Chief Growth Officer at Devine + Partners

Topic:

National Media Relations

Objectives:

Have a better understanding of successful strategies to pitching national media and getting reporters’ attention. Difference between local and national media outreach.

Benefit to audience:

Better understanding of how to pitch national media and generate meaningful national media coverage for clients’/their businesses

Soneyet Muhammad

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Director of Education at Clarifi

Topic:

Tackling Financial Wellness

Objectives:

- understand key money management concepts and principles
- address crisis money management challenges
- discuss winning approaches to meeting the needs of low-income residents and working professionals alike
- understand fundamentals of the financial education, counseling industry

Benefit to audience:

- opportunity to ask burning financial questions from a certified financial educator who does not offer to sell any financial products or services
- learn best practices to deliver impactful results to the benefit of your organization and target community

Allison Muller

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Clinical Managing Director at The Poison Control Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Topic:

The Top Management Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Objectives:

- Be able to describe common management pitfalls including inadequate interviewing, failure to hold staff accountable, ineffective performance evaluations and others.
- Cite some common reasons for these pitfalls.
- Describe remedies for these pitfalls.

Benefit to audience:

- A basic overview of management strategies and tools for both the new manager and the seasoned manager
- Those thinking about moving into a management position would also benefit from this program.
- This is a short program that gives succinct information and specific management scenarios for the most common pitfalls.

Patrick Mulloy

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Partner at RSM US LLP

Topic:

FI Industry, Internal Controls, Accounting Topics, Various with preparation

Objectives:

Gain additional knowledge on specific topic.

Benefit to audience:

Gain additional knowledge on specific topic.