Kerri Garbis – President of Ovation Communication and Author of Presentation Skills For Managers, Second Edition (Briefcase Books)
Kerri Garbis’ first book is a perfect blend of her years as a professional actor and as President and co-founder of Ovation Communication. She’s has trained hundreds of business people internationally on presentation skills, storytelling for business, and emotional intelligence with her signature brand of enthusiasm, humor, and energy. A professional actress since childhood, her work has been seen in New York and around the country. You may also have seen her catching a pass from a New England Patriot, singing a Christmas carol, or complaining of bloating in a television commercial. Kerri is also a Business Etiquette Expert, certified by The Emily Post Institute, and an Emotional Intelligence Expert, certified by Genos International. Kerri began her studies in voice and theatre at The Baltimore School For The Arts before earning her BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University. She has starred in productions of Evita, Singin’ In The Rain, and The Lady With All the Answers (a one-woman play about Ann Landers), to name a few.
Stacey Brown Randall – Referral Marketing Strategist
Stacey Brown Randall is an expert on getting referrals, especially without asking. She is a Business Growth Accelerator who figured out how to grow her business and now works with other business owners to help them do the same. Her mission is to help people make more money and find more time. If you follow her work (receive her tips, downloads, training videos) you will find she is passionate about teaching you to understand referral marketing, client experience, business growth and being more productive. If the business you are in involves growing and cultivating relationships to “get a sale” then you are “her people.” It’s not about B2B or B2C – it’s about H2H – Human to Human where she builds trust and becomes a resource to her clients. Stacey is also a certified productivity coach, an adjunct professor, received her Master’s in Organizational Communication, has a background in sales and marketing, and is married with three kids. She was awarded the Young Professional of the Year, Standout Charlottean, 50 Most Influential Women, Pioneer Award, Link Leading Lady, Employee Retention Specialist, and the 2004 Woman of the Year.