11 May May 12, 2015 – Social Selling w Kim Garst & Branding w Barry Chandler
Kim Garst – Social Selling Professional and Best Selling Author of Will the Real You Please Stand Up: Show Up, Be Authentic, and Prosper in Social Media
Kim Garst has owned an online businesses for over 20 years. She is recognized as a leading authority on social selling and has over 350,000 followers on Twitter! Today, she focuses on speaking and training business owners worldwide on social selling techniques. Her newest book, “Will the Real You Please Stand Up: Show Up, Be Authentic, and Prosper in Social Media” was just released in January. Kim is extremely passionate about sharing her knowledge around social selling as a way to grow your business. Forbes recognized her as one of the Top 50 Social Media Influencers in 2012 and 2013, and she was named a Top 10 Women Social Media Influencers in 2013. Kred.com named her one of the top 10 social media bloggers. She says that, “Marketing is no longer about one-sided conversation where you push your sales message at your target market. Rather, successful social selling marketing is dependent upon your ability to build relationships and have conversations with your consumers using social media.”
Barry Chandler – Founder and Chief Brand Officer at Storyforge
Barry Chandler is Founder of Storyforge, a brand strategy company focused on positioning businesses and organizations for success. They create internal and external alignment of vision, message and strategy utilizing a proprietary “Brandforging” process. The team benchmarks clients on a growth and alignment scale, allowing them to prescribe the most appropriate course for action. Their clients range from small pre-revenue start-up clients to large international real estate companies and everything in between, but all of their clients share a desire to achieve and serve a purpose beyond profit. Storyforge is the fourth company that Barry has started. His previous company, a digital agency, was acquired in 2012 by a publicly traded technology company that then hired him as Chief Marketing Officer, a role he held until setting up Storyforge in late 2014.