Tami Evans - Grand Assembly Keynote


Motivational Speaker Tami Evans shares her energy, passion and humor to create an unforgettable experience for audiences. Recently appearing on The Dr. Oz Show (where she taught him to chair dance) Tami lives her belief that laughter is a vital part of learning. Her entertainment-based content celebrates and motivates participants, engages and empowers employees, creates communication cohesion, boosts confidence and busts stress!

Genuine & funny, Tami is a professional speaker who specializes in fast-paced, interactive programs, filled with lots of learning and laughter.

She has a broad professional history which includes working as a; University Professor, Communications Specialist, Professional Actress in NYC, Fashion Designer for Banana Republic, Personal Assistant to Nell Carter, Every kind of Waitress you can imagine, Stand-in for Melanie Griffith (pre-Antonio), accidental illustrator, and author of Half Full of It: Activating Optimism and Other Hard Core Soft Skills.

Tami is an energetic motivator and performer, with both corporate and independent experience. She holds an MFA in Performance, and BAA in Broadcasting Communications, and Theatre.

Tami shares important communication and leadership tools along with fresh ideas like Personality upstages Perfection, you can Fail with Flair, and we all need to Embrace our Inner Dork!

Awarded TOP 5 New Speakers 2012 by the National Speakers Association, and President of the New York City Chapter 2015- 2016, Tami was also recently honored with the distinction “Best Avocado Sandwiches on the Planet” by her young son.

Originally from the beautiful state of Michigan (show me your Hand Map!) Tami now lives on a lovely hill just outside NYC.

Annetta Anthony

Annette Anthony's passion working with real estate professionals started in 2001- coaching and training thousands of real estate professionals across North America.


Annette Anthony joined EXIT Realty Corp., International as VP of Technology Engagement. National Speaker trainer, educator and mentor, her role includes engaging brokers and agents in the effective use of technology to become more productive. Her passion is implementation- ensuring associates engage with tools, those proprietary to EXIT Realty, social media and emerging technology. Annette says, “Agents will not be replaced by technology- agents who choose to use tools with confidence will.

Sean Carpenter 

Originally licensed as a Realtor® in 1998, Sean Carpenter is the former Agent Development Director for the Ohio NRT companies. He jumped back into a sales role with Coldwell Banker serving buyers and sellers throughout Central Ohio. He founded Sean Speaks in 2018 to expand his speaking, consulting, and facilitation opportunities. His most popular sessions focus on creating memorable customer experiences, maximizing social and digital media, as well as business planning, leadership and sales.


Formerly recognized by Inman News as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Leaders in Real Estate, Sean was named as one of the “Top 20 Most Influential People in Social Media for the real estate industry” by The Swanepoel Report for the third year in a row. Sean was recently recognized by The Columbus Realtors as their 2017 Instructor of the Year.


Sean’s mission is to “teach with passion and enthusiasm instilling confidence and excitement in his students,” and he lives by his philosophy - build relationships, solve problems and have fun.


Beth Ziesenis

Meet Your New Nerdy Best Friend…Beth Ziesenis: Author. Speaker. Nerd.


Although the only real trophy she ever won was for making perfect French fries at McDonald's in high school, Beth Z has been featured on Best Speaker lists by Meetings & Conventions magazine and MeetingsNet.


Since her first Commodore 64 computer, Beth has made a verb out of the word nerd. She helps computer users all over the country filter through thousands of apps, gadgets, widgets and doodads to find the perfect free and bargain technology tools for business and personal use through presentations and her books, including the latest title, The Big Book of Apps, available on Amazon.com







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Lola Audu

Lola is a first generation American and a first generation Realtor®. Living, working, and visiting across three continents has provided a global perspective on life and business. In her 18+ years as a Realtor®, she has had the pleasure of providing professional guidance while facilitating hundreds of real estate transactions.

Lola is active with her local and state real estate boards. She has served as the President of the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors® in 2011 and President of the Women’s Council of Realtors®.