16 Jul July 16, 2018 – Needls Justin Hartzman, Creative Curve Allen Gannett and Negotiating Guru Greg Williams
Justin Hartzman – Co-Founder at Needls
Justin Hartzman is a graduate of one of Canada’s premier business and economic programs, the University of Western Ontario. Coming from a long line of entrepreneurs and investors, from an early age Justin worked retail in his family’s businesses, rising to managerial and buying positions. Understanding sales, forecasting, team management, and learning from others are what continues to drive him. Justin is an avid traveler, investor, knowledge seeker and a family man. Justin owns and manages a large portfolio of websites and businesses. These fall into the B2B, B2C, and consumer content spaces. With his extreme knowledge of everything internet and past experience in start-ups to exits, Justin’s current focus is Needls.com. He is also a Scotch enthusiast.
Allen Gannett – CEO of TrackMaven and Author of The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea, at the Right Time
Allen Gannett is the founder and CEO of TrackMaven, a software analytics firm whose clients have included Microsoft, Marriott, Saks Fifth Avenue, Home Depot, Aetna, Honda, and GE. He has been on the “30 Under 30” lists for both Inc. and Forbes. He believes that we have been spoon-fed the notion that creativity is the province of genius — of those favored, brilliant few whose moments of insight arrive in unpredictable flashes of divine inspiration. And if we are not a genius, we might as well pack it in and give up. Either we have that gift, or we don’t. But Allen shows that simply isn’t true. Recent research has shown that there is a predictable science behind achieving commercial success in any creative endeavor. He is a contributor for FastCompany.com and was once a very pitiful runner-up on Wheel of Fortune.
Greg Williams – The Master Negotiator and Body Language Expert
Greg Williams is The Master Negotiator and Body Language Expert, he has studied and practiced negotiation tactics and strategies for more than 30 years. He’s spent over 20 years studying the way body language can affect negotiation outcomes. Greg is a dynamic speaker who engages and motivates audiences. He uses real-life examples from the negotiations he’s participated in to illustrate the principles he shares. Greg’s education and experience come from formal negotiation settings, universities, governmental municipalities, seminars, and the school of hard knocks. He’s served on numerous corporate, business, and governmental boards. Greg’s experience and proven results in negotiation skills and body language, combined with his knowledge of emotional intelligence, make him a sought-after speaker and coach. Greg is a member of the National Speakers Association and a trusted media resource. He has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs, discussing reading body language and negotiation tactics and strategies.