30 Nov November 30, 2018 – 1 Million Followers in 30 Days Brendan Kane and Speak with Impact Allison Shapira
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Brendan Kane – Growth Strategist and Author of One Million Followers: How I Built a Massive Social Following in 30 Days
Brendan Kane is a business and digital strategist for Fortune 500 corporations, brands, and celebrities. He thrives on helping his clients systematically find and engage new audiences that reward relevant content, products, and services with their attention and spend. Brendan’s greatest strength is unlocking value. He transforms complexity into simplicity with tools and methods that amplify growth and enable execution. Starting his career at Lakeshore Entertainment, Brendan oversaw all aspects of their interactive media strategy. He worked on 16 films that generated a worldwide gross of $685 million dollars and pioneered the first ever influencer campaign to effectively promote Lakeshore’s movies. He then went on to build applications, platforms and campaigns for celebrity clients such as Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Katie Couric, Charles Barkley, Michael Strahan, Zoe Saldana, Jason Statham, super model Adrianna Lima, and pro skateboarder Ryan Sheckler. Brendan is known for creating an innovative application for Taylor Swift and Rihanna that can automatically turn any Facebook profile into a website in less than 60 seconds. More than 50 million people worldwide have accessed the applications and platforms that were created for his celebrity clients. He also served as vice president of digital for Paramount Pictures and helped scale one of the largest social optimization firms in the world that works with brands such as Disney, Fox, NBC, Netflix, Xbox, LinkedIn, and many notable fortune 100 companies.
Allison Shapira – CEO/Founder of Global Public Speaking and Author of Speak with Impact: How to Command the Room and Influence Others
Allison is the CEO/Founder of Global Public Speaking LLC, a company that helps people speak with confidence and authenticity in their speeches, presentations, and important conversations. She is a former opera singer who teaches public speaking at the Harvard Kennedy School and has spent the last 15 years working with Fortune 50 companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations around the world. She has assembled a world-class team of experts who help our clients build their public speaking and presentation skills, executive presence, and media skills. Allison works with global brands as a highly-rated speaker, trainer, and executive communication coach. She also travels around the world teaching leadership communication to help emerging and established women leaders grow their business, run for office, or launch a nonprofit. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, is a member of the National Speakers Association, and is an internationally-renowned singer/songwriter who uses music as a way to help others find their voice and their courage to speak. She has spoken at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit and was a finalist for 2017 Woman Business Owner of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners, San Diego Chapter.