Speaker Data

Richard Aaron CMP, CSEP

BiZBash.com Idea Center
30 W 26th St  
new yorkNY10010United States

raaron@bizbash.com
Website:
  

Bus. Phone: (646) 638-3600
Bus. Fax: (646) 638-3601
Home Phone: (646) 235-4948

A Master Class in Event Planning
Topic Level:
  

Member of: ISES
Additional Credentials:  

Obtained: CSEP

Synopsis: 
a Master Class in Creating Winning Events What are the planning issues confronting event planners and their organizations today. Join in a spirited exploration of current and future issues with this in-depth session facilitated by the leading Industry educator and expert Richard Aaron CMP, CSEP the highest rated speaker at MPI and Special Event workshops and producer of numerous industry Galas. Client expectations are changing, business operations evolving, sales and marketing choices more challenging with an emerging web marketplace. Each requires strategic practice to assure your success. Join in as these issues are explored in a highly dynamic interactive session as Richard opens his toolkit to best practices and tips. Explore how to enhance creative technique, how to recharge your batteries amid the never-ending request for new and better ideas. This lively discussion guaranteed to enhance your event intelligence and prepare you for the challenges before you with new techniques from a true master

Objectives: ¡¤ Gain assessment of best practices and solutions ¡¤ Share techniques on creativity and problem solving  ¡¤ Assess trends and hear best collegial practices.

Length: 45

Biography: 
Richard Aaron, CMP, CSEP Richard Aaron is one of the most honored event professionals alive today ¡¤MPI¡¯s International Planner of the Year 2001 ¡¤Event Solutions Magazine Event Visionary award 2001 ¡¤Currently president of BizBash.com Idea Center ¡¤New York ISES founding President. ¡¤He currently serves as Vice President of The Special Event Education Foundation ¡¤Served on MPI & ISES International Board of Directors ¡¤Twice Chair of MPI¡¯s, Global Paragon Awards. ¡¤One of the highest rated speakers at ISES, MPI, NACE, SITE etc ¡¤Assoc Professor at New York University Tisch School. ¡¤Executive Producer of 2 Special Event Gala Awards Show and MPI¡¯s 1999 WEC Gala in Philadelphia. ¡¤Current Co-chair of NYC NY Rising Coalition to book Meetings and Events

Speaker Fee: $ 500 minimuum for ISEF
Expenses: 
all must be covered

A V Requirements: Projector lavelier 

Primary Field of Knowledge:  

 

Suzanne Cardinal, CSEP

Into This World Productions, Inc.
P.O. Box 30785 
RaleighNC27622USA

namaste@intothisworld.net
Website:
 
www.intothisworld.net

Bus. Phone: 919-388-9503
Bus. Fax: 919-388-9138
Home Phone: 919-388-9503

Fun and Practical Stress Management for Event Professionals
Topic Level:
 Entry level

Member of: ISES
Additional Credentials: Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher Certification, PhD student in Natural Health

Obtained: CSEP

Synopsis: 
In this high energy presentation, you will identify your existing patterns for dealing with stress. You will learn new practical and highly effective tools for stress management that you will really use in your personal and professional life. You will leave with a realistic daily stress management that takes five minutes or less. In this fun, interactive setting we will be using basic yoga, aikido, breathing, and meditation techniques. We will use stories and examples from real event settings to practice applying our new tools. Come ready to learn as you play.

Objectives: Identify both stress and balance. Identify personal stressors and need for stress management.  Have a written committment to and outline for a daily personal stress management that takes five minutes.

Length: 1 hour interactive presentation or 2 hour workshop

Biography: 
Suzanne Cardinal, CSEP is the President of Into This World Productions, Inc. an event company specilizing in workshop and seminar production. She personally presents workshops and seminars on Stress Management, Conflict Resolution, Team Building, and Creativity Enhancement. The company also provides consulting, curriculum development, and day of event management for workshops and seminars. Suzanne Cardinal, CSEP has been an active ISES member for seven years holding officer positions in three different chapters in three different regions including VP Communications, VP Education and President-Elect, and has served two terms on the International Certification Committee. In 2002, she received top ratings as a speaker at both the Special Event and the Northeast Regional Education Conference. Ms. Cardinal is an engaging, dynamic, highly interactive presenter who invites participants to think, feel, and leave in some small way changed for the better.

Speaker Fee: $500 for 1 hour interactive presentation, $600 for 2 hour workshop
Expenses: 
Airfare, Hotel, Transportation and Dining

A V Requirements:  Lavaliere, Flip chart and markers

Primary Field of Knowledge: Please choose...

Suzanne Cardinal, CSEP

Into This World Productions, Inc.
P.O. Box 30785 
RaleighNC27622USA

namaste@intothisworld.net
Website:
 
www.intothisworld.net

Bus. Phone: 919-388-9503
Bus. Fax: 919-388-9138
Home Phone: 919-388-9503

Beyond Creativity
Topic Level:
 Advanced

Member of: ISES
Additional Credentials: Suzanne Cardinal holds an MA in Arts and Consciousness from John F. Kennedy University where she studied creativity theory and the creative process.

Obtained: CSEP

Synopsis: 
This hands-on, Master's level program is great for ISES Board Retreats, universitiy classes, and for top Event and design companies. Workshop presents different theories of creativity and explores their practical applications. We will reference the work of Rollo May, Rudolf Steiner, Howard Gardner, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and others. You will then get to apply these theories to "event making", individual and group problem solving challenges, and a work of personal expression. We will conclude by using the pieces produced in the workshop to illustrate and review the theories presented.

Objectives: Understand the difference between personal expression and true "Creativity". Understand and apply some important theories of creativity in event settings.  Learn how developing your creativity can stear your career and life path in a more fufilling direction.

Length: 2 hour workshop, 4 hour training, 8 hour training

Biography: 
Suzanne Cardinal, CSEP is the President of Into This World Productions, Inc. an event company specilizing in workshop and seminar production. She personally presents workshops and seminars on Stress Management, Conflict Resolution, Team Building, and Creativity Enhancement. The company also provides consulting, curriculum development, and day of event management for workshops and seminars. Suzanne Cardinal, CSEP has been an active ISES member for seven years holding officer positions in three different chapters in three different regions including VP Communications, VP Education and President-Elect, and has served two terms on the International Certification Committee. In 2002, she received top ratings as a speaker at both the Special Event and the Northeast Regional Education Conference. Ms. Cardinal is an engaging, dynamic, highly interactive presenter who invites participants to think, feel, and leave in some small way changed for the better.

Speaker Fee: $600 for 2 hour workshop, $900 for 4 hour training, $1500 for 8 hour training
Expenses: 
Airfare, Hotel, Transportation and Dining

A V Requirements:  Lavaliere, small materials fee and supplies as per rider

Primary Field of Knowledge: Please choose...

Suzanne Cardinal, CSEP

Into This World Productions, Inc.
P.O. Box 30785 
RaleighNC27622USA

namaste@intothisworld.net
Website:
 
www.intothisworld.net

Bus. Phone: 919-388-9503
Bus. Fax: 919-388-9138
Home Phone: 919-388-9503

Working It Out: The Dynamic Art of Conflict Resolution
Topic Level:
 Entry level

Member of: ISES
Additional Credentials: Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher Certification

Obtained: CSEP

Synopsis: 
Conflict is a result of limited perception of choices and needs. In this fun, highly interactive workshop, we will use a partnership model of conflict resolution to better identify each persons needs and choices in conflicts, and to acheive mutually satisfying outcomes. We will use aikido and other physical activities to illustrate the basic principles of conflict resolution, and will identify their practical applications in work and event settings. We will explore dynamic conflict resolution as a method of team building.

Objectives: Identify personal style of responding to conflict. Learn to identify each persons choices and needs in a conflict to affect a positive outcome.  Identify the role of an event professional in creating harmony and resolving conflicts.

Length: 1 hour interactive presentation, 2 hour workshop, 4 hour training

Biography: 
Suzanne Cardinal, CSEP is the President of Into This World Productions, Inc. an event company specilizing in workshop and seminar production. She personally presents workshops and seminars on Stress Management, Conflict Resolution, Team Building, and Creativity Enhancement. The company also provides consulting, curriculum development, and day of event management for workshops and seminars. Suzanne Cardinal, CSEP has been an active ISES member for seven years holding officer positions in three different chapters in three different regions including VP Communications, VP Education and President-Elect, and has served two terms on the International Certification Committee. In 2002, she received top ratings as a speaker at both the Special Event and the Northeast Regional Education Conference. Ms. Cardinal is an engaging, dynamic, highly interactive presenter who invites participants to think, feel, and leave in some small way changed for the better.

Speaker Fee: $500 for 1 hour interactive presentation, $600 for 2 hour workshop, $900 for 4 hour training
Expenses: 
Airfare, Hotel, Transportation and Dining

A V Requirements:  Lavaliere, Flip chart and markers

Primary Field of Knowledge: Please choose...

NigelRobert Collin

Absurd Entertainment
1/68-72 Lilyfielf Rd 
SydneyNSW2039Australia

nigel@absurdentertainment.com.au
Website:
 
www.nigelcollin.com

Bus. Phone: 61-2-98184577
Bus. Fax:  
Home Phone: 61-410 4156481

The Art of Entertainment
Topic Level:
 Intermediate

Member of: ISES
Additional Credentials:  

Obtained: n/a

Synopsis: 
A look at how entertainment can enhance and contirbute to the objectives and outcomes of events, as opposed to being used simply for the sake of it.

Objectives: Structure and placement of entertainmentShowcraft - working with other elements  Scripting

Length: 60 or 90

Biography: 
Nigel is creative Director of Absurd Entertainment. Having worked in the events industry for over 10 years he has scripting and created entertainment concepts for many, many corporations including Microsoft, McDonalds and more.

Speaker Fee: Nil
Expenses: 
Airfares and accom

A V Requirements:  Video(Beta) PC / lapel / CD

Primary Field of Knowledge: Entertainment

DavidGDeLoach

WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort
7685 Sundail Lane 
OrlandoFl.32819USA

david.deloach@disney.com
Website:
  

Bus. Phone: 407-824-6287
Bus. Fax: 407-824-4448
Home Phone: 407-370-6972

Creating and Producing Themed Events
Topic Level:
  

Member of: ISES
Additional Credentials:  

Obtained: n/a

Synopsis: 
Take a magical journey through the process of creating and producing themed events. With the help of an active imagination, travel down the path of discovery, brainstroming, event development and production. Learn techniques of client and guest service to enhance themed events.

Objectives: Develop PartnershipsStrengthen Relationships  Promote Ownership Through Teamwork

Length: 75

Biography: 
I have been an ISES member since 1997 and currently serving in my second term as the President for the Central Florida Chapter. I am the Manager of the MAGIC KINGDOM Park Event Group and have been with the WALT DISNEY WORLD Co. since 1987. My role is to "Produce Special Events through Special Relationships with Special People".

Speaker Fee: Negotiable
Expenses: 
Airfare, Hotel, Transportation and Dining

A V Requirements: Wireless Lavalier Microphone  

Primary Field of Knowledge:  

VincentB.DiGiorgio

Digital Lightning, LLC
PO Box 223 
KensingtonMD20895USA

vince@digitallightning.org
Website:
 
www.digitallightning.org

Bus. Phone: 301-987-0511
Bus. Fax: 301-987-0512
Home Phone: 301-468-1569

Lighting 101: An Introduction to Special Event Lighting
Topic Level:
 Entry level

Member of: ISES
Additional Credentials: Vince has taught lighting classes at the Special Event in Orlando, FL and at the ISES Regional Conference in Philadelphia, PA, in addition to several local classes.

Obtained: n/a

Synopsis: 
An introduction to the use of lighting for special events. Topics covered will include understanding lighting proposals, lighting for decor, moving lights, gobos, budgeting issues, power and special effects. Gel swatch books will be provided. Hands on lighting demo will be provided when practical.

Objectives: Understand the various event lighting termsOffer lighting and decor suggestions to potential clients  Budget effectively for lighting

Length: 60-90

Biography: 
A professional firefighter since 1990, Vince put his experience in rigging to use when he founded Digital Lightning in 1998. Whether designing lighting for a full-scale concert or an elegant wedding, Vince¡¯s attention to detail, customer satisfaction and creativity have earned Digital Lighting a reputation as a premier lighting company. Vince has lit such acts as Alicia Keyes and In Sync, provided press conference lighting for President Bush, and designed lighting for a variety of national galas and high-profile social events.

Speaker Fee: negotiable
Expenses: 
hotel, airfare/transportation, shipping for class materials

A V Requirements:   

Primary Field of Knowledge: Technical Services

RichardJFoulkes

The Imagination Group
25 Store Street 
LondonLondonWC1E 7BLUK

richard@richardfoulkes.com
Website:
 
www.imagination.com

Bus. Phone: +4-207-323-3300
Bus. Fax:  
Home Phone: +44-7771-655044

Anatomy of a Pan European Product Launch
Topic Level:
 Advanced

Member of: ISES
Additional Credentials: Presented at ISES regional REC UK 2001,2002 CPD Sydney Australia 2002 Presenter Association of Exhibition Organisers (AEO) UK 2002

Obtained: CSEP

Synopsis: 
An overview of a recent car launch in Marbella, Spain. This is very much a learning session starting with the objectives and stepping through the process and practical considerations leading to the realisation of the event itself and allows the audience to take a view on how succesfull the company was against its objectives. This logistically and creatively complex saw 17,500 delegates attend over a 44 day period. The presentation focusses heavily on the benefits of product knowledge and understanding and how this can be communicated with high retention to target audience.

Objectives: 1. An overview of a typical large car launch in Europe and How ¡®experience¡¯ and ¡®feel¡¯ are important in learning2. That competition elements in events aid enjoyment and learning  3. How creative integration of video and film add significantly to events

Length: 75-90

Biography: 
Joining Imagination in 1982 and the Board of Directors in 1999, Richard was instrumental in establishing the production strategy for global event and roadshow programmes. Richard is responsible for the implementation of brand communication and marketing projects for a diversity of blue chip clients and currently leads a cross discipline team dedicated to developing and delivering large scale face-to-face communication events Imagination is a strategic consultancy, multi-disciplinary creative agency and a high quality production company. With an annual turnover of $120 million, and offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Detroit, Stockholm(Sweden) and Cologne(Germany). ww.imagination.com

Speaker Fee: $2500
Expenses: 
Airfare from UK plus hotel, expenses

A V Requirements:  Powerpoint to Screen Good Sound System - (Heavy use of Film - from Powerpoint)

Primary Field of Knowledge: Event Management

MatthewD.Gonzalez

G Solutions Inc.
11327 Cache Path 
San AntonioTX78245USA

info@gSolutionsInc.com
Website:
 
http://www.gSolutionsInc.com

Bus. Phone: 210-410-4741
Bus. Fax:  
Home Phone: 210-410-4741

Eventertainment! tm
Topic Level:
 Advanced

Member of: ISES
Additional Credentials: -MCSE -PMP -CPM

Obtained: n/a

Synopsis: 
We have coined the phrase "Eventertainment" to mean the: - Opening act of an event - Entertainment within an event - Uplifting factor of an event - Close act of the event As such, we'd like to pass onto you the steps needed to ensure you and your clients reach the maximum potential for entertainment, within budget, and managing the right entertainers. We'll show you how to: - Upsell your clients needs to something they'll desire - Manage the entertainers to yours, and your clients, benefit - Sell yourself as an "Eventertainment" specialist - Help your client understand "What's in it for me?" By the end of the presentation, you'll have learned to coin yourself as a Specialist, while increase your knowledge and skill in managing artists, remove negotiation out of the equation and upsell instead, and

Objectives: Integrate/Plan themed entertainment to upsize your clients needs!Managing Artists  Contracting

Length: 30

Biography: 
Matthew D. Gonzalez, MCSE, PMP is a member of the San Antonio ISES Board of Directors. He works to help the Special Events industry integrate themed entertainment, and has 25 years experience in the "Eventertainment" realm. Matthew's knowledge stems as far back to the bright age of 3, where he started as a Flamenco dancer. Over time, he moved on to finish his Masters degree at St. Mary's University, then founded GSI Entertainment! He holds several board positions, certifications, and loves to work diligently to produce effective, yet timely results!

Speaker Fee: Free
Expenses: 
AIRFARE, HOTEL, and ADMISSION TO CONFERENCE¡­)

A V Requirements:  Laptop. Wireless Microphone. Handheld pointer/slide changer.

Primary Field of Knowledge: Entertainment

Matthew D. Gonzalez, MCSE, PMP

G Solutions Inc.
11327 Cache Path 
San AntonioTX78245USA

info@gSolutionsInc.com
Website:
 
http://www.gSolutionsInc.com

Bus. Phone: 210-410-4741
Bus. Fax:  
Home Phone: 210-410-4741

Managing Entertainers...Do's and Don'ts!
Topic Level:
 Intermediate

Member of: ISES
Additional Credentials: - MCSE - PMP - CPM

Obtained: n/a

Synopsis: 
Skillful artists, are needy artists! They require a skilled manager/planner, one who can be upfront with them to help them understand who's in the driver seat from the get go! Throughout this presentation, we'll get into the mindset of an entertainer, which will help you in turn manage your relationship with your client. As a manager of artists, in the Entertainment realm, GSI has learned many do's and don'ts by which we navigate through a Special Event. As such, we'd like to pass onto you the valuable lessons learned in managing entertainers to assure your next event is positive, and produces the results you and your clients expect. By the end of this presentation, you'll understand the Do's and Don'ts in representing and hiring artists, you'll be able to make a solid judgement, based on high level glance of a skilled artists vs. a not so skilled artist, and this will help drive your budget! And finally, you'll be able to effectively understand what questions to ask your artist, to ensure no stone is left unturned, to help avoid surprises on the day of your production!

Objectives: Representing Entertainers EffectivelyProduce Entertainers vs. Artists  Question the Entertainer for Maximum Results

Length: 30

Biography: 
Matthew D. Gonzalez, MCSE, PMP is a member of the San Antonio ISES Board of Directors. He works to help the Special Events industry integrate themed entertainment, and has 25 years experience in the "Eventertainment" realm. Matthew's knowledge stems as far back to the bright age of 3, where he started as a Flamenco dancer. Over time, he moved on to finish his Masters degree at St. Mary's University, then founded GSI Entertainment! He holds several board positions, certifications, and loves to work diligently to produce effective, yet timely results!

Speaker Fee: Free
Expenses: 
AIRFARE, HOTEL, and ADMISSION TO CONFERENCE )

A V Requirements:  Laptop. Wireless Microphone. Handheld pointer/slide changer.

Primary Field of Knowledge: Entertainment

GregP.Jenkins

Bravo Productions
110 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite 537 
Long BeachCA90802USA

greg@bravoevents-online.com
Website:
 
www.bravoevents-online.com

Bus. Phone: (562) 435-0065
Bus. Fax: (562) 435-4421
Home Phone: (562) 432-2638

Planning the Grand-Scale Event
Topic Level:
 Entry level

Member of: ISES
Additional Credentials:  

Obtained: CSEP

Synopsis: 
Planning the grand-scale special event requires that an individual draw on numerous skills, including coordination, creativity, ingenuity, logistical management, budgeting, show production, scripting, etc. A grand-scale event might entail staging a grand opening ceremony at a facility that has yet to be tested to creating a black-tie gala, whose guests list includes national dignitaries and celebrities.

Objectives: Learn the steps in staging a grand-scale event.Learn how to put together a great production team.  Learn how to sale the concept to your client.

Length: 30-minutes

Biography: 
Greg Jenkins is founder and partner of Bravo Productions, an award-winning, full-service event planning and production company specializing in staging corporate functions throughout the United States. Jenkins has received a Gala Award by Special Events Magazine, as well as two Esprit Awards and several Westie Awards by the International Special Events Society. Jenkins holds a masters of arts in organizational communications from Michigan State University. He serves on the editorial advisory board of Event Solutions Magazine, writes articles on event industry trends, and speaks at industry conferences and conventions.

Speaker Fee: Negotiable
Expenses: 
Paid by the Client

A V Requirements:  Negotiable

Primary Field of Knowledge: Event Management

Cal Kennedy

Luminon Event Producers
291 Kent Avenue Ferndale 
RandburgGauteng2194South Africa

cal@luminon.com
Website:
  

Bus. Phone: 27 11 886-3155
Bus. Fax: 27 11 789-1032
Home Phone: 27 11 883-1426

Event Coordination
Topic Level:
  

Member of: ISES
Additional Credentials:  

Obtained: CSEP

Synopsis: 
Eleven people died in a football stadium in Ghana. Forty-three died at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, South Africa. How is it possible that within sixty-days of each other in the year 2001, these tragedies still occur? Is it a matter of apportioning blame, or creating a witch-hunt to find a scapegoat? What did the event company miss when they planned the event - were they competent to deal with the size and potential hazards of this event? Where were the security and police when innocent victims were being pushed against locked gates and suffocating? Who was ultimately responsible for these terrible tragedies, and where does the buck stop? Could we use these disasters to learn how to avoid it happening again? Coordination specialist Cal Kennedy, CSEP, has researched these events and will highlight what happened and how you can avoid a similar occurrence within your own environment.

Objectives: Be more confident in Event Coordination.Be aware of the possible problems and tragedies that can occur.  Understand the principles of good Event Coordination.

Length: 60

Biography: 
Cal has been in the events industry for 25 years, 15 as an Event Producer heading up his own company. Along with his CSEP designation, he is a qualified Audio Engineer, (4 year Diploma) online editor, broadcast and corporate Director and Producer, and was a Network Executive Producer for a national news station. Cal produced the watershed 1994 South African elections, was part of the 1995 Rugby World Cup team for the open and closing ceremonies, and has done productions for President Nelson Mandela for seven years. He has traveled to 4 continents and worked in over 15 countries including the USA 4 times.

Speaker Fee: Meals & accommodation.
Expenses: 
Travel expenses only.

A V Requirements: Data/video projector, Betacam SP player or VHS player, sound system if necessary, lapel microphone. 

Primary Field of Knowledge:  

Cal Kennedy, CSEP

Luminon Event Producers
291 Kent Avenue, Ferndale 
RandburgGauteng2125South Africa

cal@luminon.com
Website:
 
www.luminon.com

Bus. Phone: 27 11 886-3155
Bus. Fax: 27 11 789-1032
Home Phone: 27 11 883-1426

Specialist Event Coordination
Topic Level:
 Advanced

Member of: ISES
Additional Credentials: CSEP, Diploma music recording light & serious, Qualified trainer and assessor for National Education South Africa and qualified South African Host.

Obtained: CSEP

Synopsis: 
The aftermath of a football stadium disaster. Who was found responsible and why. What is so important about accepting responsibility which could lead to putting people's lives in jeopardy? How do we avoid the possibilities of a re-occurrence? How much do we actually know about safety, rules and regulations and disaster management?

Objectives: Accept the concept of responsibility. Know why communication is imperative.  Look further than the obvious for solutions.

Length: 90

Biography: 
Cal has been in the events industry for 25 years, 15 as an Event Producer heading up his own company. Along with his CSEP designation, he is a qualified Audio Engineer, (4 year Diploma) online editor, broadcast and corporate Director and Producer, and was a Network Executive Producer for a national news station. Cal produced the watershed 1994 South African elections, was part of the 1995 Rugby World Cup team for the open and closing ceremonies, and has done productions for President Nelson Mandela for seven years. He has traveled to 5 continents and worked in over 16 countries including the USA 4 times and to Sydney Australia for CPD 2002.

Speaker Fee: No
Expenses: 
Airfare, hotel, admission to conference, transfers, transport to and from venue and meals.

A V Requirements:  Sound system, radio lapel microphone (lavalier), Betacam or VHS video player, screen & projector for PPP and video.

Primary Field of Knowledge: Event Management

Dan Kurcz

Intangible IQ
  
ChicagoIL60614U.S.

Dan@IntangibleIQ.com
Website:
 
www.IntangibleIQ.com

Bus. Phone: 847-471-0306
Bus. Fax:  
Home Phone: 773-404-1163

Nurture Your Passion for Sales & Service
Topic Level:
 Advanced

Member of: Other
Additional Credentials: Achievers Club Sales Executive.

Obtained: n/a

Synopsis: 
THE MESSAGE: Learn how to service and sell to customers with maximum effect in any environment. Apply the five real-world principles that are sure to instill passion in your sales and service team. Key points that drive the message home to your audience: * Learn how to use your Intangible IQ to increase sales and create fiercly loyal customers. * The 5 P's¡­..Putting the "P" in Passion for sales and service. * Creating maximum efficiency in your sales process. *Identify and leverage your unique strengths that lead to sales and service success.

Objectives: "Real World" sales techniques that can be used "Today".Recognize and develop the intangible factors critical to personal success.  Grow and nurture more profitable customer relationships.

Length: 45-90

Biography: 
As the youngest three-time Achievers Club Award winner at Lucent Technologies, Dan Kurcz has managed to thrive despite one of the worst technology downturns in history. A Sales Executive responsible for fifty million dollars in annual revenue, Dan is focused on spreading his message of success through innovation to other current and future business leaders. As the founder of Intangible IQ, Dan has created a company that boldly represents the real-world topics and principles paramount to personal and professional advancement. Dan routinely speaks to many seasoned business professionals and has presented at some of the nations top universities. His ideas and presentation style are unique, engaging, and effective for any audience seeking new perspectives on succeeding in today¡¯s rapidly changing business environment. Dan has also held marketing positions with Nike and the Milwaukee Bucks NBA franchise. Dan received his B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is completing his M.B.A. at DePaul University. Whether through his career, professional organizations or public speaking, Dan continues to expand his own boundaries while spreading his message to others.

Speaker Fee: Based on event type
Expenses: 
Based on event type

A V Requirements:  Data Projector Microphone

Primary Field of Knowledge: Please choose

LindaMarieLindamood

Walt Disney World
8440 Colony Barn Rd. 
ClermontFl34711USA

linda.lindamood@disney.com
Website:
  

Bus. Phone: 407-824-7964
Bus. Fax: 407-824-4448
Home Phone: 352-242-4993

Creating and ProducingThemed Events
Topic Level:
  

Member of: ISES
Additional Credentials:  

Obtained: n/a

Synopsis: 
Take a magical journey through the process of creating and producing themed events. With the help of an active imagination travel down the path of discovery, brainstorming, event development and production. Learn techniques of client and guest service to enhance themed events.

Objectives: Develop PartnershipsStrengthen Relationships  Promote Ownership Through Teamwork

Length: 75

Biography: 
I am an Event Manager at WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort, where I began my career in 1991. My responsibilities include planning, coordinating and executing themed events in the MAGIC KINGDOM Park. I have been an ISES member since 1998 and currently serve on the Education Committee for the Central Florida Chapter.

Speaker Fee: Negotiable
Expenses: 
Airfare, Hotel, Transportation & Dining

A V Requirements: Wireless Lavalier Microphone 

Primary Field of Knowledge:  

 

RobertG.Mellinger

Attainium Corp.
14014-A Sullyfield Circle 
ChantillyVA20151USA

bmellinger@attainium.net
Website:
 
www.attainium.net

Bus. Phone: 571-215-5276
Bus. Fax: 703-991-8462
Home Phone: 703-830-1718

Business Continuity Planning - Expecting the Unexpected
Topic Level:
 Entry level

Member of: Other
Additional Credentials: Bob has been invited to speak to organizations including the Council for Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE), American Institute of Architects, Independent Community Bankers of America, National Association of Homebuilders, National Association of Manufacturers, American Gear Manufacturers Association, New York Society of Association Executives, Texas Society of CPA¡¯s, Standards Engineering Societies, Foundation for International Meetings and International Association for Exposition Management. Bob is a graduate of the University of Dayton with a major in Computer Science, is currently enrolled in graduate studies at George Washington University¡¯s Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management and is an avid fly fisherman.

Obtained: n/a

Synopsis: 
Question: How do organizations continue to function in the event of a major disruption? Answer: By executing their Business Continuity Plans. But first, you must have one. Learn the types of disruptions can affect an ongoing business operation and how to develop a strategy to handle these unforeseen occurrences. We will discuss Business Continuity vs. Disaster Recovery, the principles of emergency management ¨C planning, mitigation, response, & recovery, the components of a Business Continuity Plan and what you need to do to get started developing a plan.

Objectives: Understand the four phases of disaster management and how they apply to Organizational/Business Continuity Planning Learn the components of a Business Continuity Plan and how to develop one  Understand the importance of creating, maintaining, and testing a Business Continuity Plan

Length: 60 or 90

Biography: 
Bob Mellinger is the founder and president of Attainium Corp, which he launched to deliver business continuity, disaster recovery and emergency preparedness services for associations and small businesses. For over 25 years, Bob has provided business solutions and strategic guidance to associations, with CompuServe, Interliant Inc. and Knowledge Systems, Inc., which he sold in June 2000. Bob is frequently asked to speak at association gatherings on topics concerning business continuity, planning, and technology. An active member of ASAE and member of the board of directors of the ASAE Foundation, he has been a speaker at many of the organization¡¯s events.

Speaker Fee: $2,500
Expenses: 
One night accommodations, air & ground transportation, one complementary registration, one complementary event ticket and reimbursement of incidentals and meals.

A V Requirements:  See AV form

Primary Field of Knowledge: Event Management

DavidEugeneMerrell

An Original Occasion
5850 W. 3rd St., #350 
Los AngelesCA90036USA

dmerrell@aooevents.com
Website:
  

Bus. Phone: 323-467-2111
Bus. Fax: 323-467-2234
Home Phone: 323-962-3727

Satisfying the Senses
Topic Level:
  

Member of: ISES
Additional Credentials:  

Obtained: n/a

Synopsis: 
Interactive events are all the rage: entertainers pull guests to the dance floor; fortune tellers work the oracle; costume and makeup stations are provided so guests can look the part; and more. These are all great ways to involve the guest at an event. But how can we really engage a person fully into a themed environment? If the person feels separate from the theme, then we, as event producers and planners, haven¡¯t done our job right. The most effective way to involve someone into the event experience is to engage all five senses. Learn how to bring in event elements together that effect what guests see, hear, touch, taste and smell to create a complete experience.

Objectives: How to interview a client to create the perfect event.Learn how to bring in event elements together that affect what guests see, hear, touch, taste, and smell to creat a complete experience.  Learn new techniques in food service.

Length: 120

Biography: 
When David Merrell founded An Original Occasion in 1989, his vision was to create personalized and original catered events for every client at every budget. "All truly special events," Merrell says, "demand a customized approach in order to fully achieve the client's vision and purpose." It is this philosophy that has positioned An Original Occasion as one of the most reputable catering and event design firms in Southern California. Merrell, a native of Cleveland, moved to Los Angeles in 1983, where he worked in sales in various industries before finding his niche in special events. Combining a creative eye with sales savvy, Merrell immediately excelled in the event industry. An Original Occasion fast became the special event company of choice for clients ranging from President Ronald Reagan to MGM Grand. In 1999 and 2000, An Original Occasion won two Gala Awards, the event industry's highest honor, for Best Corporate Event. He was nominated again in 2001 for a gala again. Today, An Original Occasion produces events not only in Southern California, but nationwide. Merrell currently serves as the Immediate Past President and Director of Allied Organizations for the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the International Special Events Society (ISES). He is also on the committee for the 2001 ISES Esprit Awards, to be held in Indianapolis. A member of Special Events Magazine's Advisory Board, Merrell is regularly featured and quoted in numerous trade and consumer publications. Merrell serves on the Board of Directors of SEARCH Foundation 2001-2002 and also on the Board of Directors of ISEF 2001-2002. Merrell's current office is located in Hollywood, California and kitchen and banquet facility is located in Santa Monica, California.

Speaker Fee: negotiable
Expenses: 
yes

A V Requirements: need three cordless hand-held microphones, and power point presentation projector and screen. Lighting is needed for the seminar as well as other props, a complete list is sent upon request 

Primary Field of Knowledge:  

Richard  Okeefe

Richard OKeef Fund-Raising Auctions
1133 Morton Hill Cir. 
Salt Lake
CityUT84116USA

flyinghigh77@hotmail.com
Website:
 
www.letsdoanauction.com

Bus. Phone: 801-596-0011
Bus. Fax:  
Home Phone: 801-596-1426

How to plan a successful fundraiser with silent and live auctions
Topic Level:
 Intermediate

Member of: ISES
Additional Credentials: Profesional auctioneer Consultant to many non-profit organizations

Obtained: n/a

Synopsis: 
If your guests feel like royalty, get choked up with emotion over your cause, want what you're selling, and discover the thrill of bidding, not only will they help fund your cause, they will thank YOU afterwards. I want to show you how to make that happen at your next fundraiser. I have just introduced what I have discovered are the four essential ingredients for a success fundraiser. More specifically they are 1) Making guests feel important, 2) Giving guests a desire to support your cause, 3) Making guests want what you¡¯re selling, and 4) Getting guests caught up in the excitement of the live auction. You have control over all of them. Omitting any one of them will result in less money than you could have raised otherwise. I want to give you lots of ideas based on these four ingredients. I'll cover the reception, silent auction, live auction, effective use of celebrities, the role of volunteers, and much more. Tons of ideas!

Objectives: Raise money at a fundraising eventMake guests look forward to next year's event  Avoid costly mistakes

Length: 60

Biography: 
Richard has helped many organizations plan and execute successful fundraisers. As an auctioneer he is a master at entertaining audiences while getting top dollar for auction items. He says the mark of a good auctioneer is when he can get a lot of money from his audience, and then they thank him on their way out. Richard is a 1992 graduate of the Missouri Auction School, and has gone on to become a leading fundraising auctioneer. Richard has developed what he calls the "Four Essential Ingredients for a Successful Fundraiser", which he shares in detail with the organizations he serves. His ability to entertain and make people feel good about donating to a cause, are traits for which Richard has become well known.

Speaker Fee: $400.00
Expenses: 
Airfare, hotel, meals, ground travel

A V Requirements:   

Primary Field of Knowledge: Event Management

NicoleTSamolis

The Events Company
425 S. Warren Street 
SyracuseNY13202USA

nicole@theeventscompany.com
Website:
 
www.theeeventscompany.com

Bus. Phone: 315.461.0068
Bus. Fax: 315.701.0068
Home Phone: 315.362.6140

Producing Profitable Fundraising Events
Topic Level:
 Intermediate

Member of: ISES
Additional Credentials:  

Obtained: n/a

Synopsis: 
This presentation can be developed to meet the needs of the audience. Topics covered include: working with the not-for-profit mindset, working with volunteer committees, sponsorships and keeping the sponsors satisfied, event collateral and publicity, adding the "WOW" to the event.

Objectives: Work effectively and profitably with not-for-profit organizationsKnowledge to produce profitable fundraising events   

Length: 60

Biography: 
Nicole is the founder and president of The Events Company, and event production firm located in Syracuse, NY producing over 40 events per year for corporate, not-for-profit and social occasion clients. Our largest client base is the not-for-profit market where we have become a leader in our community for producing unique, fun and profitable events.

Speaker Fee: negotiable
Expenses: 
Air, hotel, transportation, dining

A V Requirements:   

Primary Field of Knowledge: Event Management

JuliaRutherfordSilvers, CSEP

Speaking of Events...
8224 Ruidoso Rd. NE 
AlbuquerqueNM87109USA

julia@juliasilvers.com
Website:
  

Bus. Phone: 505-720-8453
Bus. Fax: 509-352-1453
Home Phone: 505-821-4896

CSEP--The Test
Topic Level:
  

Member of: ISES
Additional Credentials:  

Obtained: CSEP

Synopsis: 
Sitting for your certification can be an intimidating experience. This interactive and informative program removes the mystique by answering the questions surrounding the CSEP examination procedures and expectations. Learn the strategies for preparing yourself for attaining the Certified Special Events Professional certification. This is an excellent program for study groups prior to taking the CSEP exam.

Objectives: What the different parts of the CSEP exam encompass and why each is important What the expectations are for passing each part and how to assess your readiness to sit for the exam  Strategies and devices for preparing to sit for the exam and exercises for improving your performance

Length: 55

Biography: 
An ISES WESTIE Award winner and two-time ISES Esprit Award winner, Julia Rutherford Silvers, CSEP, is a speaker, author and curriculum consultant on professional event management. She has written books, magazine articles, course manuals, distance learning lectures, CD ROM programs, and instructional videos, plus lectures all over the world on event management topics ¡ª from Jordan to Jakarta, Morocco to Mexico, the Philippines to the Palestinian Authority, and San Juan to South Africa. Ms. Silvers has served on the Board of Governors of the International Special Events Society and as Curriculum Consultant and lecturer for The George Washington University Event Management Program.

Speaker Fee: Negotiable
Expenses: 
Roundtrip air from Albuquerque, NM, Hotel Accommodations, Meals

A V Requirements:   

Primary Field of Knowledge:  

Joe Sommerville

Peak
Communication Performance
8000 Research Forest Rd. Suite 115, #268 
The WoodlandsTX77382USA

Sommerville@peakcp.com
Website:
 
www.peakcp.com

Bus. Phone: 800.420.5443
Bus. Fax: 281.259.8097
Home Phone: 832.215.2741

Cracking the Culture Code!
Topic Level:
 Intermediate

Member of: Other
Additional Credentials: PhD, MA, BA

Obtained: n/a

Synopsis: 
Much Cross-Cultural training just "scratches the surface"--how to present your business card, how to greet someone, or how to address a VIP. These do¡¯s and taboos are a superficial approach to a complex subject. To work effectively in another culture, you must understand how people's cultural reasoning patterns and preferences for communicating affect their behavior and interactions with others. This workshop builds the skills necessary for cross-cultural competency.

Objectives: Understand different cultural communication stylesOvercome cultural barriers  Tap into culturally- segmented markets

Length: Customized

Biography: 
Dr. Joseph Sommerville is internationally renowned as ¡°The Culture Coach¡± for helping participants from over 25 countries work more productively in multicultural environments and international project teams. Workshop participants give high marks to his keen understanding of other cultures, his facilitative approach and his application of program content to everyday work environments. His rare combination of practical business knowledge, academic credentials and life experience allows him to bring a unique perspective to solving business problems. He has been a featured guest on internationally televised programs such as CNBC¡¯s ¡°Smart Money¡± and Channel News Asia.

Speaker Fee: Negotiable
Expenses: 
Actual Expenses

A V Requirements:  multimedia projector

Primary Field of Knowledge: Please choose...

Mark Sonder, CSEP

Mark Sonder Productions / Fresno Police Department
4611 Deerwatch Drive 
ChantillyVA20151USA

msonder@marksonderproductions.com
Website:
 
www.marksonderproductions.com

Bus. Phone: 703-968-8670
Bus. Fax: 703-968-4280
Home Phone: 202-369-1063

Going Beyond Risk Management: Crisis Mitigation
Topic Level:
 Advanced

Member of: ISES
Additional Credentials: Mark is a CSEP. Brad is a Detective with the Fresno Police Department and the Director of the Crime Stoppers Program in Fresno.

Obtained: CSEP

Synopsis: 
We will address the components of a crisis management plan with its threats to events giving suggestions on building a crisis mitigation and management team, including working with public safety organizations and the press.

Objectives: Understand the components of a crisis management plan and The nature of threats to events plus a model for assessing those threatsBuild a crisis mitigation & management team and how that team works together  Understand how to work with public safety organizations

Length: 90

Biography: 
Maintaining offices in NY, DC, LA, Las Vegas, Reno/Lake Tahoe and Orlando, Sonder specializes in the procurement of headline entertainment. Sonder sits on the faculty of The George Washington University, and is writing a book entitled, ¡°The Complete Guide to Event Entertainment & Production¡± to be published by John Wiley & Sons. Brad Stevens is a detective with the Fresno Police Department. He has served the department for 20 years in a variety of capacities: SWAT, tactical operations, and motors. He is currently assigned as coordinator of the law enforcement non-profit Organization, Fresno Area Crime Stoppers.

Speaker Fee: $2500 US for both speakers
Expenses: 
At cost from Fresno and Dulles, Washington DC.

A V Requirements:  LCD projector, screen, PC computer with PowerPoint 2000

Primary Field of Knowledge

Sally Webb

Event Management (London) Inc.
169 The Circle, Queen Elizabeth Street 
London
n/aSE1 2JLEngland

Sal666@aol.com
Website:
  

Bus. Phone: +44 207 407 4512
Bus. Fax: +44 207 357 6081
Home Phone: +44 1245 401163

How to organize an offshore event
Topic Level:
  

Member of: ISES
Additional Credentials:  

Obtained: n/a

Synopsis: 
A case study on the proceedures to implement and execute an event outside of the United States. A study of a multi-day incentive event in Europe for a US organisation which includes budgeting, venue finding, dealing with vendors, differing terminology, shipping, tax, production, transport and a host of activites to make an off-shore event successful. Sally Webb is winner of the 2001 Special Event Award for Best Multi Day event for this case study.

Objectives: Source venues and services offshoreDeal with the logistics of transportation and shipping  Create a budget and production schedule for the event

Length: 60

Biography: 
Sally Webb is Managing Director of the UK based Special Event Company and President of Event Management Inc. in the United States. She sits on the Board of ISES and is on the Advisory Board of Special Event Magazine. Sally has run her own event management company for 15 years and plans events in England, Europe and internationally. Sally has won the 1999 Esprit Award and 2001 Special Event Award as is a nominee for 2002 Special Event.

Speaker Fee: None if it coincideds with a US visit, tba if specific visit is required.
Expenses: 
Airfare from UK, Hotel accommodation and subsitance

A V Requirements: Powerpoint presentation equipment Mic.  

Kevin White

Empire Force Events
71 W. 23rd St. 6th Floor 
New YorkNY10010USA

kwhite@empireforce.com
Website:
 
www.empireforce.com

Bus. Phone: 212.924.0320
Bus. Fax: 212.675.9106
Home Phone: 212.260.6940

That's Entertainment! A Study of Business Theater
Topic Level:
 Intermediate

Member of: ISES
Additional Credentials: Speaker, Wagner University, Philadelphia, PA Speaker, NYU, New York, NY Presenter, ISES CPD 2000, Tucson Presenter, ISES CPD 2001, Indianapolis Presenter, ISES Western REC 2001 Presenter, ISES N.E. REC 2002 Presenter, ISES N.E. REC 2003

Obtained: CSEP

Synopsis: 
This presentation is a look at the relationship between event producers and entertainment producers with respect to designing effective entertainment for special events. It is presented by Pam Burton of Cast of Thousands in Washington, DC and Kevin White, CSEP, of Empire Force Events in New York. This presentation looks at entertainment design principles as well as gives exciting and award winning examples of successful event themes and designs.

Objectives: Understand the Main Goals of Business TheaterIncorporate Fundamental and Effective Design Techniques for Business Theater  Work More Effectively with Performers and Partners on Your Business Theater Team

Length: 75

Biography: 
Kevin White began his event planning career in Princeton, New Jersey at Activit!es. There he served as Director of Planning. He also began his ISES career there, quickly becoming president of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter. Currently, White is the Director of Production for the award-winning firm Empire Force Events in New York City. He sits on the board of directors for ISES there as well as on ISES International¡¯s Board of Governors.

Speaker Fee: Along with $100 donation to ISEF, free to ISES Chapters, rates vary for corporate
Expenses: 
Transportation & Lodging for 1 from NYC and for 1 from Washington, DC

A V Requirements:  Two lavalier Microphones for groups over 40 and VCR/Monitor for tape viewing

Primary Field of Knowledge: Event Management

 
 
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