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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Robert Skrob
Keynote Day 1
Bio: As a marketing expert for more than 25 years, Robert Skrob has helped thousands of businesses attract and retain their best target customers. Robert’s superpower is simplification. Simplifying your message to attract more customers, simplifying what you deliver to improve long-term retention, and simplifying how you deliver it to increase your profits as you scale. While he has worked with entrepreneurs in more than 100 business categories, today he specializes in helping businesses grow recurring subscription revenue.
“How to Accelerate Business Growth Through the Connector Effect”
Most business people are stuck in a 1950’s method of running and growing their businesses. In a world based on connections, they are trying to use old-dated marketing techniques. There’s an easier way. You can work less and make more money when you harness the power of The Connector Effect in your business and life. This session reveals how to put The Connector Effect to work for yourself, to grow your business, and to have a lot more fun doing it. Become the person everyone comes to when they need a resource or have a problem to solve. Attract customers that already trust you, buy more readily, and are willing to spend more with you.
• The single-fastest way to grow your business so you can go home to spend more time with your family.
• The #1 secret to generating more high-value, faster-converting customers for your business.
• How to increase your company’s revenue by 56% without increasing marketing expenses or having to sell more.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Terry Atkins
Keynote Day 2
Chief Marketing Officer at BNI
Highly strategic and creative integrated marketing business leader with a proven track record of maximizing marketing investments by creating strategically integrated big ideas that build long term equity and drive profitable growth. Expert in integrated marketing strategy, branding and program development with extensive experience in marketing services, advertising, digital, promotion, licensing, public relations and shopper marketing. Skills and experience earned from Fortune 500 iconic companies recognized for marketing excellence. A highly effective team leader who creates a collaborative team culture built on a foundation of integrity and trust.
Specialties: branding, marketing integration strategy, creative design, digital programs, sponsorship, cause marketing, licensing, events, PR, social, loyalty marketing, partnership development, direct response, in-store, package design, point-of-sale, coupons, mobile and digital incentives, on-line marketing programs, agency management, contract negotiation, media buying, sampling, affinity marketing and building high performing teams. B2C | B2B| B2A
Dr. Ivan Misner
Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of BNI | Author
Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization. Founded in 1985 the organization now has over 10,000 chapters throughout every populated continent of the world. Each year, BNI passes millions of referrals resulting in billions of dollars worth of business for its members.
Dr. Misner’s Ph.D. is from the University of Southern California. He is a New York Times Bestselling author who has written 26 books including one of his latest books – Who’s in Your Room? He is also a columnist for Entrepreneur.com and has been a university professor as well as a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of La Verne.
Called the “Father of Modern Networking” by both Forbes and CNN, Dr. Misner is considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on business networking and has been a keynote speaker for major corporations and associations throughout the world. He has been featured in the L.A. Times, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times, as well as numerous TV and radio shows including CNN, the BBC, and The Today Show on NBC.
Among his many awards, he has been named “Humanitarian of the Year” by the Red Cross and has been the recipient of the John C. Maxwell Leadership Award. He is proud that he and his late wife, Elisabeth, are the Co-Founders of the BNI Charitable Foundation. They also reached “empty nester” status after happily raising their three children. Oh, and in his spare time!!! he is also an amateur magician and a black belt in karate.
BNI Chairman & CEO
Graham Weihmiller joined BNI in 2014 to help execute BNI’s strategic plan that includes operational enhancements, continued membership growth, and ongoing global member expansion. Graham is passionate about building successful service organizations that have a remarkable value proposition and a positive social impact. Prior to BNI, he served as the CEO of a 32-year-old nationwide franchisor of homecare services. While there, he was a founding director of a foundation that provides homecare to those who cannot afford it. His previous leadership experience includes roles with Pioneer Equity Partners, American Franchise Company, Bank of America, Booz Allen and JP Morgan.
Graham speaks frequently on entrepreneurship and franchising and has recently been on panels at Harvard Business School, Stanford University, and Georgetown University. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BBA from the College of William & Mary. He has done subsequent executive education with Harvard Business School in India. He is a Certified Franchise Executive and active with the International Franchise Association. Graham is trained in Lean Enterprise, Process Excellence, Design for Six Sigma, and is a Six Sigma Black Belt. He is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the Harvard Business School Club of Charlotte, where he was formerly the Club president. He currently serves on the BNI Foundation Board of Directors.
• As Chairman & CEO, I’m focused on the overall strategy and execution of BNI’s strategic plan and mission. Now operating in 73 countries, BNI helps our more than 210,000 members around the world grow their business through a structured, positive and professional referral program that enables them to develop meaningful, long-term relationships.
BNI Canada, National Director
One of Canada’s leading businessmen, and North America’s leading Thought Leaders in the field of networking, Kai has been a champion for business owners and entrepreneurship in Canada.
Kai is the Owner and National Director of BNI Canada (bnicanada.ca) and Corporate Connections Ca nada (corporateconnections.com), and the President of the BNI Canada Foundation (bnifoundation.org/bni-foundation-canada). He is the co-author (with Nicky Billou) of the forthcoming book, The Power Of Connecting: How To Activate Profitable Relationships By Serving Your Network.
A graduate of Bishops University, he is an accomplished athlete, playing 4 years of professional football in the CFL. Turning his attention to sailing, he won 2 Silver medals at the Star World Championships and represented Canada as an Athlete at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, finishing 5th. Kai was the 1st Canadian to Win the America’s Cup, which is the oldest sporting trophy in the world.
Host Region: BNI Alberta South Executive Director
About: Moji has helped thousands of business owners grow their business by referral so they can live the life of their dreams.
• Fave Saying: Treat others the way you would like to be treated.
Host Region: Co-Executive Director for BNI Alberta South and CorporateConnections®.
• Fave Saying: Be genuinely interested in the person you’re connecting with and find something good to say truthfully about him/her.
YOUR BUSINESS: UNSTOPPABLE
This past year, challenges for your business were around every corner. There’s light at the end of the tunnel. Now is the time to accelerate your business! SUCCEED ANYWAY.
The BNI Canada National Conference 2021 has been created with your success in mind. During these value-packed two days, you’ll learn from and connect with industry leaders and walk away with invaluable tools to make your business unstoppable. You’ll enjoy an environment designed to help you connect with others to share knowledge and receive answers that will help you meet your business goals in 2021 and beyond!
HOW YOUR BUSINESS WILL GROW
Learn how to get in front of new customers through marketing and actionable sales techniques.