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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.


Annette 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.


Dave Davlin - Rise & Refocus Keynote


Over 25 years ago, Dave Davlin began bringing smiles to faces with a form of entertainment he developed as a young boy. From NBA and major college arenas across America to the Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea— and even to the world-famous Branson Strip— “Travelin” Davlin has entertained people of every age and background. His amazing ability with basketballs even landed his name and picture in the 1990 Guinness Book of World Records.

Dave began to hone his speaking skills in the early 90’s as a national speaker in the public schools across America. Combining his entertainment ability with a powerful message, he was instrumental in the fight for education and against drugs. At the advice of friends working in corporate America, Dave began to develop presentations for the corporate and association market and the rest is history. He now speaks at numerous corporate and association conferences each year. From public school students to CEOs, Dave’s message has made a difference in the lives of thousands, and his impact continues to grow each year as he shares his philosophy and wisdom through speaking and writing.


Paula Monthofer


One blistery summer evening after a hard day of work at the Singing Banana Telegram Company in New Jersey, a much younger Paula dreamed of owning property. Now a home and investment property owner; she is also a Realtor®, 2017 AZ Realtor® President, a National Speaker, and a Pro-level Pasta Eater.


Carrie Little


Carrie is a Social Media and Digital Marketing Strategist for the Real Estate Industry. She speaks locally, at the State and National Level. Carrie has authored three Continuing Education courses for the state of Illinois. “Social Media & License Law, Digital Marketing & Analytics and E-signatures and Cloud Storage-the Paperless class. As a continuing education instructor and contract trainer with Midwest Real Estate Data she has educated thousands of real estate professionals using the best MLS tools available in the United States. In addition to speaking on a National and Regional Platform she is a Blogger for the Realtor® Party Convention held annually in Washington DC and at the National Realtor® Convention for the National Association of Realtors®.  Featured speaker for the National Association of Realtors® 2016 AND 2017 on Big Data.

Carrie Bey-Little is an active member of MORe-Mainstreet Organization of Realtors®, IAR, NAHREP, NAR and the 2017 Women’s Council of Realtors® Illinois President. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration and will Graduate with her M.S. in Digital Marketing & Analytics, December 2015.  She is also Docusign, Google Analytics and HootSuite Certified. Carrie is driven to motivate others to dream big and reach their personal and professional goals.  Check out the August 11th, 2014 Chicago Agent Magazine where Carrie was featured on the cover, “Bringing Technology and Traditional Marketing together.”  Listen to Carrie on AM 780 and 105.9FM on WBBM Radio for the Real Estate Minute.


Greg McDaniels


Growing up in real estate and learning the business first-hand from his father, Terry (affectionately known as the Grandmaster) Greg learned the old-school fundamentals of salesmanship, from door knocking and cold calls to scripts and dialogue.

Combined with his passion for the latest tech and social media, Greg has created a blend of high-tech and high-touch that allows him to regularly sell $1M+ homes in the East Bay. With over 18 years in the business and 80,000+ cold calls under his belt, Greg has truly earned his nickname “The Junior Grandmaster.” Greg is also the proud owner of 2 cats, and amuses himself by sending funny cat videos to friends and business partners.

Greg has been a Featured Guest on the industry’s most popular shows, such as Real Estate Rockstars, Super Agents Live, Top Agent Interviews, Real Estate Coaching Radio and Real Estate Success Rocks. Greg has also spoken to packed rooms at events like CAR Expo, SANDICOR Expo, Young Professionals Groups, Real Estate Success Rocks conference and more.


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.


Matt Johnson


Matt, the self-proclaimed “Greg-wrangler,” took an uncomfortably long time to stumble on his niche, working in everything from corporate training to live event marketing. Now he lives at the intersection of marketing and real estate and is a much more pleasant person (although he still prefers to work alone from home). As a partner with Jeff Cohn in Elite Real Estate Systems, Matt helps ERS expand to serve agents around the country while co-hosting the Team Building Podcast, which features interviews with top team leaders and staff.

Due to the success of Real Estate Uncensored, Matt was inundated with requests to help start and run podcasts. So, he founded a specialized marketing firm called Pursuing Results, which now produces podcasts for other coaches, consultants and speakers such as Greg Harrelson, Christopher Lochhead, Michael LaFido, Tom Cafarella, Doren Aldana and more. In his (little) spare time, Matt fancies himself a multi-instrumental musician, spends time with his girlfriend and 2-year old little one, and writes semi-humorous bios of himself.


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.


Phil Mitchell


Phillip M. Mitchell, CFA, CPA, CTP, is President of Kroon & Mitchell, a tax and investment firm located in Grand Rapids, MI. At Kroon & Mitchell he provides an integrated approach to tax and investment strategy achieving financial success for his small business and individual clients.

Phillip previously served as an Investment Portfolio Manager at Delta Dental where he was responsible for investing and overseeing over $800M in Corporate, Pension, and foundation assets.

Phillip serves on the City of Grand Rapids Police & Fire and General Retirement System. In addition, Phillip serves on the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Investment Committee. Phillip sits on the board of the West Michigan CFA (Certified Financial Analyst) Society and is an active volunteer for the CFA Institute in Charlottesville, VA. Phillip is member of the finance committee of the Opera Grand Rapids.


Jessica Rector


Jessica Rector’s mission is simple: transform lives.

As a former TV talk show host, Jessica knows the power of not just asking questions…but asking the right questions. After all the right questions lead to better answers which give you the power to make real change in your organization and life.

Jessica has a rare combination of energy, vulnerability and authenticity when she speaks and consults, creating connection and massive impact on the spot. Her presentations include her own research that demonstrates the power of inner conversations on performance, sales, leadership, and communication. Through her proprietary process called Tame Your Brain Game, audiences leave wowed and with actionable, proven steps to implement right away.

From nervously giving her last presentation for her MBA to now speaking in front of thousands, Jessica knows firsthand how to turn self-doubt into confidence which impacts everything. Through attempting suicide as a teen, shame around being a single mom in her thirties, and a brother who died by suicide, she knows how struggles can hold you back, prohibit achieving goals, and keep you stagnant if you let them. Jessica, a former #1 top sales producer for a Fortune 100 company, uses her personal stories and experience to help audience members have courageous conversations, starting with the dialogue they have with themselves.

A #1 best-selling author, Jessica has written seven books and continues to impact lives through consulting with companies, training teams, and speaking at conferences, companies, and associations including the Sales 3.0 Conference, American Veterinary Medical Association, Keller Williams, Century 21, and The University of Texas, Arlington. Jessica is a Contributor for The Huffington Post and has been seen on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, Business Journal, and Market Watch.

When she isn’t traveling around the world speaking, Jessica enjoys drinking hot cocoa, eating ice cream, and learning more about the exciting world of Transformers, so she can carry on real conversations with her five-year-old son.

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Michael Krisa


Michael Krisa has a unique style that demystifies video marketing and helps brokers and agents alike implement this powerful new strategy into their marketing mix.

Michael is a licensed real estate broker, a syndicated columnist and a freelance internet marketing consultant.  As a sought-after speaker and trainer, he is best known for helping to utilize video and video marketing in a way that actually works to make you money!

Social proof of Michael's impact using video and online marketing was his nomination for both the Inman News Innovators Award and Inman News People Choice 100 Most Influential People in Real Estate.

With over 400 interviews to his credit, Michael has become recognized as "That Interview Guy" and has become the Trusted Voice For Real Estate Professionals.