KeyNote Speaker

Precious Williams

Our New World Conference Keynote Speaker, Precious Williams

Perfect Pitches by Precious, Founder & CEO

The #KillerPitchMaster


KEYNOTE 

  

"From Despair to Destiny"


Growing up in St. Louis, MO, I was always told I would never amount to anything.  Who did I think I was?  After all, I grew up with an abusive mother and a drug addict father.  My future looked bleak.  But my loving grandparents stepped in and with sheer love and support, I grew into the woman I am today.

At 12 years old, I was almost killed by my mother.  Nearly 30 years later, I am now the #KillerPitchMaster, a 13-time national elevator pitch champion and an international professional speaker.  Once told I would amount to nothing, I have traveled the world teaching women the art and science of pitching successfully to media, investors, prospects and others.  I have appeared on "Shark Tank," Forbes Magazine, CNN, Wall Street Journal, etc.

I started out rough in life and despaired a great deal. However, my gift of speech and connection has taken me from poverty and abuse to my destiny which is so bright.  Come see why they call me one of the best speakers in the world who will challenge how you see yourself and what you are capable of no matter where you started from.

I started from the bottom and rose like a phoenix to the top!  Come hear how I did it and you can too!

From Despair to Destiny!


BIO


  

Have you ever met a full-figured diva who has taken the business world by storm and won BIG? Well now you have! Precious L. Williams, also affectionately known as the #KillerPitchMaster, can help you #slayallcompetition with her “killer” elevator pitches, media pitches, and investor pitches. Precious is a world class master communicator who works with successful women entrepreneurs and helps them take their professional pitching and speaking skills to the next level. With over 24 years of experience in creating unique branding, speaking, and marketing techniques, Williams trains her clients and sales teams at Fortune 100 companies how to remain authentic and transparent when presenting to distinctive audiences.

As a 13-time national business elevator pitch champion, Williams has been on top television shows and publications for her pitching, branding, and professional speaking skills. She was featured on Season 8 of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” CNN, MSNBC, Wall Street Journal, the movie, “LEAP,” as well as several others around the world.

 The philosophy of her “killer” pitch is evident in the strategic and personalized creative communications and presentations solutions Williams puts forth. As serial entrepreneur, international professional speaker, and coach, Williams is equipped to bring life, authenticity, strategy, and boldness to all your oral and written communication needs.

Williams is a graduate of Spelman College and Rutgers School of Law. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

To learn more about Perfect Pitches please visit:

www.perfectpitchesbyprecious.com 

Tina Campbell

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Entrepreneurs Survival Guide

The purpose of this interactive workshop is to share Tools, Techniques, and Tactics for entrepreneurs to clarify their goals, change their mindset, and grow their business.


Just like a survival guide, the entrepreneur can prepare, train and use their own innate skills to create success. 


What are some of the actions you can take to ensure a positive outcome? What are some of the pitfalls you can avoid? How does mindset play into the equation and can it be switched? How do relationships and connections expedite the success of your endeavor? 


All journeys begin with a single step and so make that step count and stay the course to success! 

Bio

Tina Campbell is the Co-Founder/Chief Systems Guide of Free Enterprise Warriors and the NY Regional Partner of Master Networks, Inc. 

After graduating with a BS degree in Business Economics, Tina worked for a diverse range of companies, learning first-hand the fields of accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, project management, and strategic planning on both the corporate and supplier sides. 

Since then, Tina has overseen and developed management policies and procedures for companies such as Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Harris Corporation, Grey Advertising, Sumitomo Corporation of America, Tyler Search, and Keller Williams. 

She has worked virtually since 1999 in different solo-preneur endeavors and in 2009 she became Co-founder & Chief Systems Guide at Free Enterprise Warriors, a business coaching practice. In 2013 Tina also took on the task of building the NY region of Master Networks, a national networking organization, from scratch. Most recently she co-founded a women's empowerment collective, Free Enterprise Women. 

masternetworksny.com



Margaret M. Carey

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Free Google Tools to Promote Your Business

Promote your business for free using google tools like Google My Business. Find out how to leverage these valuable resources to

highlight your products and services, request customer reviews, create free graphics, and more!

Bio

Margaret Carey is the Founder and CEO of Master It Media and the editor of 5 HamletHub editions. She has a BS in Computer Science with over  35 years of experience in Information Technology including 10 years in Public Relations. Margaret provides public relations and  computer consultation services. Master IT Media LLC is a preferred partner with Monday.com, Thryv, Mailchimp, and GoDaddy. 


Margaret is the Public Relations Director for the Cultural Arts Coalition; and Director of the Brewster Music Festival and the Brewster Fall Festival. . She is an acting instructor, producer, director, and performer. Margaret blends her diverse experience to help businesses promote themselves through cost-effective communication using traditional and non-traditional marketing methods. 


Margaret is the 2018 Putnam Community Service Network's Lyn & Buzz Burr Excellence in Communication Award recipient She is the Area Director for Armonk, Brewster Monday, and Fishkill Chapters of Master Networks. Margaret is the author of "Secrets to Saving Money Using Public Relations." 


www.MasterItMedia.com

Edison Guzman

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How to Create A Profitabe Sales & Leads Funnel for Your Business

Getting consistent customers throughout the year will be easy for you once you discover how lead funnels work. It's like having a sales person selling for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. But be careful because all leads funnels are NOT created equal, and it's crucial to create one that works best for you. 

Bio

Since 1997, Edison Guzman has helped business owners and organizations harness the
power of the Internet through digital marketing.


Edison’s Digital Marketing expertise extends to Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Pay Per Click campaigns (PPC), Social Media Management (SMM), Reputation Management, Online Funnel Creation, Email Marketing, Video Marketing, eCommerce and Content Marketing.


Edison is the President of the Greater Monroe Chamber of Commerce as well as Chapter President of the Orange Chapter of SCORE #465. He has served on many boards throughout the Hudson Valley over the years and presently sits on the board of directors of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, which includes Orange Regional Medical Center and Catskills Regional Medical Center.


For over 21 years, Edison has helped individuals start a business, quickly scale it to revenue levels most businesses never accomplish. Edison has the unique ability to uncover hidden marketing assets within companies that help them grow exponentially, faster.


Edison has been an entrepreneur since 1991, so he understands the survival skills a business organization must posses in order to thrive in any economic condition.


edisonguzman.com

Jessica Imperiale

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Gain a Competitive Advantage by using your Financials

Get ahead of your competition by understanding your business’ finances. Utilize your numbers to make strong strategic decisions. We will break down financial terms and processes into easy to understand concepts that can be put into place at any business. 

Bio

    

Jessica Imperiale provides outsourced controller and bookkeeping services to local businesses through her company Finergy Inc. After working at IBM for over eight years Jessica decided she wanted to have a great impact on her community. She knew that with her skills in finance she could help the growing business community by providing them with the quality financial support that a large company gets giving them the information they need to run their businesses. Jessica loves working with small businesses and helping her clients understand what the numbers are telling them about the business. She believes that every number has a story to tell the business owner and enjoys telling them the story. Prior to working IBM Jessica went to school at Marist College and worked at the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union – this is where she fell in love with finance as a career option. Outside of working on Finergy Jessica is an active member of the community. She was awarded the Most Developed Leader by the 2018 Leadership Dutchess class, sits on the Business Education and Hudson Valley Young Professions Membership/Communications committees for the Dutchess County Chamber of Commerce and is the Treasurer of the Fishkill Business Association. Jessica is a co-founder of the Hudson Valley Rogue Runners whose mission is to organize fun social running events across the region to build a strong running community, promote local small businesses and enjoy new places to run in our beautiful Hudson Valley.

www.finergysolutions.com


Luncheon Speaker

Nanci Gentile

Nanci Gentile Luncheon Speaker at 2020 Our New World Conference.

Author  

  

GROW YOUR NETWORK WITHOUT THE PAIN OF NETWORKING


 

In this workshop, you'll learn how to prepare for a networking event, instead of "winging it" and hoping for the best; we'll discuss the four steps for successful networking conversations; and you'll participate in a fun activity to get warmed up to do just that: meet other attendees and make connections that can help you create the business and life you envision.

After the workshop, you'll know how to:


  • Use the secret to having easy networking conversations with anyone - even when you're not "networking"
  • Create a strategy for growing your network
  • Feel confident and network with purpose

BIO


Nanci Gentile is a speaker and the author of the upcoming book, The Glinda Principle: How to Create the Life You Want (No Wizard Required!).

Her professional experience includes being half of a mother/daughter-owned small retail store; marketing for an IT consulting firm; and coaching on health and fitness.  Nanci combines her years of business and coaching experience to teach women that they have the power to make their dreams a reality, and she gives them the tools to make it happen.

    

www.nancigentile.com 


Carol Heady and Jane McCarthy

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Retaining Customers is a Sticky Business

Retention of employees and customers is a sticky business. Creating an experience to retain good employees and loyal customers is a powerful business strategy and leads to a competitive advantage. Without loyal customers you won't have a sustainable business. Carol Heady and Jane McCarthy will take you through the 5 Hacks to loyalty. They have over 50 years of experience in Customer Service and Loyalty Marketing, and Carol is co-author of Turning Rants Into Raves: Turn Your Customers On Before They Turn On You. 

Major Topics 5 Hacks to Loyalty

 1. The Gemini Effect: There are two types of customers 

2. KISS " Keep It Simple & Short " 

3. Complaints are a 4 letter word 

4. Metrics Matter 

5. The 4 R ' s 

Bios

Carol Heady is founder and president of Learning and Performance Solutions; a training, coaching and consulting practice for small and mid-sized businesses. Areas of specialization include customer service, leadership development and anti-harassment workplaces. Carol brings more than 25 years professional experience to her clients across many industries including: financial services, retail, telecommunications, academia, non-profit and healthcare. Prior to founding Learning and Performance Solutions, Carol held several corporate training and development positions at fortune 100 and 500 companies. 


Carol is author of Turning Rants into Raves: Turn Your Customers on Before They Turn on YOU! She is also one of twenty five consultants to author Women as Leaders: strategies for empowerment and communication. She is passionate about empowering 40 under 40 women, female business owners and entrepreneurs, and emerging female leaders to capitalize on their innate qualities and strengths to bring out the best in themselves and others. 


Carol obtained her M.S. in Organizational Management and Human Resource Development from Manhattanville College, and received her coaching training from The Center of Executive Coaching. Additional certifications include: DDI Leadership curriculum, Achieve Global Customer Service curriculum, and DiSC Behavioral Assessments.

    

www.learningandperformancesolutions.com 


Jane McCarthy is an experienced Marketing professional, with specialized expertise in Loyalty Programs. Jane managed all aspects of the Verizon B2B Loyalty Program "Small Biz Rewards", for 18 years. Her knowledge and passion for loyalty spans every other facet of her life as well. Jane is currently the Chief Brainstormer at JaneSTORM, where she connects people with ideas and provides a positive focus for their future. Learn more about Jane at www.JaneSTORM.com 


Jane believes loyalty is the backbone of all relationships. She is a passionate and positive loyal family member, co-worker, employee and volunteer and considersLoyalty to be the #happyplace in life. 

Michael J. Wieser

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6 Steps to Doubling Your Profits

     

While most talk centers around getting more client and more sales, the true value of your company is measured by maximizing your profits. Whether you need to increase the value of your business to develop a lucative exit strategy or simply make more money for your hard work, in the Profit-Building workshop you will learn the tips and tactics you need to work smarter and increase the value of your company. 

Bio

Michael is a small business attorney

(mwesq.com) and angel investor (co-owner of

westchesterangels.com)  that collaborates with business owners from the spark of their idea - to the successful growth and scaling of their companies - to planning and executing lucrative exits. He provides outside general counsel helping companies

create the proper legal and business foundation to make them investor-ready and helps implement strategies to explode their profits and business valuation.  A serial entrepreneur having founded 6 startups with several successful exits, Michael has seen it all.  Michael is an adjunct professor for entrepreneurship at Westchester Community College (Just Add One) and leads legal workshops for WEDC (60-hour program).  He

is a frequent workshop lecturer and panelist on business and law panels at conferences and a judge at pitch events.    

www.mwesq.com


Social media Panelists/Moderator

Lisa Kaslyn, Moderator

Lisa Kaslyn, CEO Prosper Communications

  

Lisa is an award-winning communications consultant specializing in a hybrid approach that blends search engine optimization (SEO) expertise with public relations/social media and content development strategies. She is regularly requested to speak to business audiences on topics related to her field, which aim to help enterprises increase awareness and grow their business.

For more than 20 years, she has served as communications counselor to business leaders and executives at both small and large corporations, as well as non-profits, including Autism on the Seas, Barnes & Noble, Canon USA, IBM, Imagenomic, and Kraft, among others.

A long-time advocate for women in business, Lisa launched the first networking group for business women in Putnam County. Currently, she sits on the board of both Professional Women of Westchester and Professional Women of Putnam. She also volunteers her time in support of our troops by providing pro bono services to United for the Troops and the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Vet2Vet program.

prospercomm.com

Sabrina Cruz, Ultimate Auto Detailing LLC / Wake up Dress up

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Sabrina Cruz is the owner of Ultimate Auto Detailing located in

Carmel NY, which she has owned since 2012. She plays many roles in our community such as admin for the Lake Carmel Forum, helping small business owners find their vision, and teach them how to market their brand. She offers social media training, mindset training, and has  started to form her own brand, Wake up Dress Up Own your day.

This brand is solely about being a small business owner, parent, and life lessons we learn along the way and how to navigate through it all. She has just recently completed her training guide for Instagram which can be found on her website. Sabrina is  also working on a plethora of training guides for the small business owners.

www.ultimateautodetailing4u.com


wakeupdressup.com

Margaret Rizzuto, Empowerment Coach

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With past experience as a Training & Development Consultant in major corporations and over 15 years experience empowering women through photography, Margaret is now a Certified Empowerment Coach. She brings her experience to women who are ready for change; who want to re-invent themselves or their business; women who are ready to be inspired and inspire. Women who are ready to redefine ‘prime time’ on their terms.

Strong social media presence on FB and IG with emphasis on photography. For this panel I’ll be focusing on shooting for social media: how prep/take the shot; what people are most looking for on social media and tips on framing,  lighting, backgrounds and composition to get the best engagement as well as using and NOT using filters. 

www.margaretrizzuto.com/ 

Donna Massaro The Freight House Cafe

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Chef Donna Massaro has been in the restaurant industry for over 25 years.  Living her passion every single day, she owns, operates and cooks at The Freight House Cafe in her hometown of Mahopac, NY.  She lives with her two pitbulls Carmen and Joey.  She loves spending time with her nieces and nephews and lifelong friends during her downtime. She also enjoys long walks on the beach:)

My expertise that is relative to social media is taking advantage of the free platform any chance I get.  I make sure to post every day with a picture and a note hoping to grab my customers attention. Being that I handle all of my social media personally, my messaging is authentic and keeps me directly connected to my customers. The personality of the business that is portrayed on line is the same that the customer receives when they walk through the door.  

The Freight House Cafe

        609 Route 6

  Mahopac, NY  10541

www.thefreighthousecafe.com

       845.628.1872

Dagmar Bleasdale, Dagmar's Home

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Dagmar Bleasdale has been a professional blogger and entrepreneur for 11 years when she founded Dagmar's Home to stay home with her son. Writing about creating a beautiful home on a budget, farmhouse decor, DIY projects, green and non-toxic living, and traveling is her passion. She is also in demand as a brand ambassador, Twitter party host, and Pinterest coach. She is writing her second novel at the moment.

Dagmar has a social media following of over 130,000 and gets hired by brands to post on her social media channels.

www.dagmarbleasdale.com