Speakers Bureau

The Chamber’s Speakers Bureau is a collection of highly-talented members that volunteer their professional expertise and time to relay industry-specific skills and knowledge to their peers. Chamber Speakers provide 30-minute presentations to the Chamber’s Business Alliance Groups upon request and provide both practical and useful information to an audience representing a broad range of industries. Speaker topics include, but are not limited to: sales techniques, time management, branding strategies, technology skills, and more.

Become a Speaker

Members are eligible to participate in the Speakers Bureau program after completing 6 months of membership. To apply, complete the application form below (bottom of the page).

Applications will be evaluated on the member’s ability to communicate topics which generate interest, whether the presentation’s objectives will be clearly articulated and achievable during the time allotted, and the member’s professional expertise and experience. Upon review, a staff representative will contact you within 8-12 business days for more information.

Current Speakers

Presentation Title
Selling in the 21st Century

How To Sell Effectively To Consumers in 2017

What participants will learn from this presentation:

Next Level Sales Coaching helps both sales professionals and businesses dramatically increase their sales.  You see; most people think that in order to increase their sales, they should increase their advertising and marketing budget.  The challenge with doing that is it costs a lot of money, it doesn’t always work, and it still won’t solve the problem.  The key to dramatically increasing sales is to effectively convert the existing sales opportunities you have.  We teach people exactly how to do that through effective language, mindset training, and up-to-date sales coaching.

Presentation #2 Title
Stop “Selling” and Start “Helping”

Topic #2
Using Effective Questions and a Consultant’s Mindset

What participants will learn from this presentation:

Most salespeople go right into “selling mode” as soon as they walk in the door.  Yet, the one factor that means the most, whether or not there is even a sale to be made, is passed over.  If you want to learn how to sell effectively, you’ve got to follow a few simple guidelines when it comes to communication, effective questioning, and a helping attitude.  The old days of power closing, getting YES answers, and phony rapport building is over.  If you can master the aspects of selling in 2017, your sales will double and your income will soon do the same.

Steve Heroux
Next Level Sales Coaching|
Email: steve.heroux@nextlevelsalescoaching.com
Website: http://www.nextlevelsalescoaching.com


A Strategic Framework for the Decision to Outsource to Low Cost Countries

What participants will learn from your presentation:

One can hardly pick up a newspaper or business publication today without seeing an article about outsourcing to China, Vietnam, India or other developing countries. It is no wonder that managers are eager to understand how to approach the complex issues of whether to outsource, where to outsource, and how to outsource to achieve the maximum benefits for their companies.

Topic #2

Managing Supply Chain Risk: The Board’s Perspective

What participants will learn from this presentation:

In this highly interactive workshop, participants will be invited to play the role of one of several functions in the firm (Supply Chain, Marketing, Finance, etc.) and to react to potential supply chain, and firm level, disruptions.   The goal is to better understand risk management from the perspective of the Board and C-suite.

David Pyke
School of Business, University of San Diego
Email: davidpyke@sandiego.edu
Website: http://www.sandiego.edu/business/faculty-and-staff/biography.php?profile_id=1350

Business Credit


How Does Your Personal Credit Affect Your Business?

What participants will learn from this presentation:

1) Why personal credit affects your business growth?

2) How to open more doors for your business?

3) The first step to starting a business is not procuring money, but having the ability to procure money via numerous means.

Business Credit 2

Topic #2

Using Credit to Grow Your Business

What participants will learn from this presentation:

1) Offering the option of credit can increase business by 30% and revenue by 40%

2) Figuring out your hard costs

3) Creating an additional stream of revenue

AJ Alluin
Email: aj@creducacion.com
Website: http://www.creducacion.com


Cross Cultural and Cultural Diversity Communication on the workforce

Understandings the American working culture to enhance productivity

This two, hours lecture, is designed for presidents, directors, managers, employees, professionals and people in general immerse in a multinational company or institution or working actively on an international environment and are interested in developing the capacity to relate and manage humane resources successfully in such arena.

Common Decency

Achieving the best in people

This award-winning program provides managers and supervisors with a clear understanding of the importance of fair, consistent treatment of all employees as well as the consequences of unprofessional or illegal workplace behavior – for individual employees and the organization as a whole.  The interactive workshop format emphasizes the strong link between employee satisfaction, customer loyalty and profitability. Download our Fall 2016/Winter 2017 white paper to see how Learning Dynamics clients have used the program to improve their workplaces. This program can also include a module on cross-cultural communication.

Alex Castaneda
Learning Dynamics
Email: alex@alexcastaneda.com
Website: http://www.learningdynamics.com


How to be Googlicious

Making your Website, SEO & your Social Media Google Friendly

What are the new requirements that Google has created to meet and exceed Google expectations?

How does Google want you to do to rank your website?
How do I not fall into a Black Hat scheme?
What does Google say about being mobile?
What happens if your website is not mobile?
What is AMP?
Why do I need to be https.?
What does Google think about reviews Good & Bad or not answered?
How does social media impact my business?
Why should I use video on my website and/or social media?

Joey Dusina
Email: joey@sabaseo.com
Website: http://sabaseo.com 


The 3 P’s To Success
Topic: Successful Living

Often times people have a goal in mind and they can see clearly what the end is to look like, but what is missing is a strategy or series of steps they are to take in order to realize their goal.

In this workshop, I walk participants through a simple, yet powerful and repeatable framework, for setting and accomplishing goals and achieving success.

The 3 P’s to Success System, when applied consistently and faithfully, will, without fail, produce the desired outcome.

Participants Will Learn:
1) The Psychology of Success
2) Why Success Is For Everyone
3) The 3 P’s to Success
4) How to apply the 3 P’s to Success to their chosen goal
5) Disciplines for Becoming & Achieving Success
6) Barriers to Becoming & Achieving Success
7) Using Momentum to Create More Success

Imagine You: How to Turn Dreams Into A Reality
Topic: Live Your Dream

Everyone has dreams. Dreams of a new home. Dreams of taking trips around the world. Dreams of becoming a successful businessperson. There are no shortage of dreams! But how do we take these dreams and turn them into a reality?

In this 30 minute keynote, I help  participants understand the power of the mind, belief and assumption by sharing creative life principle, using vivid real-life stories and giving some practical tips for turning their dreams into a reality.

After this keynote, participants will be inspired to:
1) Dream big!
2) Use their mind more consciously to create the life they’ve always wanted
3) Not allow limiting beliefs to control their experience
4) Create, write and share their own story
5) To live life without limits

Cornelius Simon
No Limits Consulting & Coaching, LLC
(619) 535-6145
Email: cornelius@corneliussimon.com
Website: http://www.corneliussimon.com


Organizational Forgiveness

This workshop provides powerful but practical tools and skills that will facilitate forgiveness and reconciliation in any environment. Participants will leave with an in-depth knowledge of the process of forgiveness as well as an understanding of how to effectively apply the learned concepts.

Unconscious Bias
This workshop explores the power of unconscious bias and its effects on our perceptions, interactions and decision-making processes. It is aimed at raising awareness, sparking dialogue, and initiating action. The skills and tools acquired will lead to increased workplace harmony, productivity and creativity.

Sharon Adams
Workplace Climate
Email: sadams@workplaceclimate.org
Website: http://workplaceclimate.org


Developing Your 30-Second Commercial

The goal of this workshop is for each attendee to be able to write and deliver a concise, effective elevator speech. The basic points on how to build a pitch for networking events are covered, as well as other ways to utilize the final product in other aspects of business (e.g. phone messages, email signatures, etc). In addition, the workshop covers how to update the content to cover different business needs/asks without losing the flow of the main message.

Rama Beerfas
Lev Promotions
(619) 697-2045

Email: rama@levpromotions.com
Website: http://www.levpromotions.com/

Understanding “Alternative Dispute Resolution”

Most people – even educated, business-savvy ones – do not understand the “basics” of Alternative Dispute Resolution, let alone the hidden traps that lurk beneath the slick surface of terms like “arbitration” and “mediation.” Even lawyers who have been practicing for years do not know the forces that leave their clients baffled and disappointed at the outcomes of their legal disputes.

In thirty minutes, Janet Sobel, Esq., will give to a Business Alliance Group’s business owners the foundation to understand the processes of arbitration and mediation, what they entail, what they can achieve, and when and why they are beneficial or not.

The Presentation will cover:

  • Who wants Arbitrations and why
  • The upsides and downsides of Arbitrations
  • When Arbitrations make the most sense
  • Why Mediations are always beneficial, but only at the right time
  • How to make the most of a Mediation
  • How to position your dispute for a good settlement through Mediation.

Understanding Attorney Fee Agreements

When a person or business enters into a fee agreement with a lawyer, the provisions in that agreement can later become the source of heartache. When entering into a fee agreement, lawyers are not obligated to warn their clients about how the terms of that agreement could work a disadvantage to the client at some later point in time. Lawyers are, of course, obligated to truthfully answer the prospective client’s questions about the fee agreement, but the lawyer is not obligated to warn of negative possibilities.

In thirty minutes, Janet Sobel, Esq., will explain to business owners the meaning of the common terms that become important parts of an attorney’s fee agreement. All fee agreements are negotiable, although not all lawyers will accommodate the client’s requests for changes, but no person or business undertaking to hire a lawyer should sign a fee agreement without understanding the implications of the basic provisions.

This presentation will cover:

  • The common provisions attorneys want included in their fee agreements and why
  • The basic types of lawyer fee arrangements – including hourly, contingency, flat, and hybrid – and the advantages and disadvantages of each
  • How to anticipate the “costs” that accompany a legal dispute, and how to avoid the risk of being drowned by them
  • What happens when you have to fire your lawyer or your lawyer fires you.

Janet Sobel
Attorney at Law, Janet E. Sobel, Esq.
(619) 261-6165

Email: jsobelnow@gmail.com
Website: http://www.counselingatlaw.com/

Our Water, Our Future

Water is critical to the economic health of the region. Being conversant in the language and facets about water is important for members of the business community. “Our Water, Our Future” presents the status and future of the region’s water supply, use and other facets of the water issue.

This presentation will cover the San Diego sources of water, water recycling, cost of water, range of water uncertainty, landscape and irrigation industry improvements, seven potential challenges to San Diego’s water supply, and best management practices and water conservation.

Carl Nettleton
President, Nettleton Strategies
(858) 343-5489

Email: carl@nettstrategies.com
Website: http://www.nettstrategies.com

The Myths of Maintaining a Small Business

If you have ever looked at your watch and thought, “I’ve haven’t gotten anything done today!” then The Myths of Starting a Business is exactly what you have been seeking. This program helps small business owners and entrepreneurs understand the difficulty in starting a business, maintaining it, and growing a business to maturity.

This presentation will look at three awareness levels all start-ups and seasoned vets need in order to maintain sanity in a fast paced business world. Whether a sole proprietor or a CEO of a multi-million dollar company, this program will help you get centered, move forward, and have the mindset required to successfully bring a business day to a fruitful conclusion.

Shoan Snoday
Owner/Founder, Shoan Snoday International
(310) 213-4357

Email: shoan@shoansnoday.com
Website: http://www.dramaticallyincreasesales.com/

Making the Invisible Visible—Clearer Communication with Visual Tools

Every BAG member has a story to tell and every BAG encourages member presentations. David Winkelman has spent decades helping companies, firms and individuals improve communication by making the invisible visible.

David will share key elements from his distinctive white board talk. Participants will gain practical suggestions for making meetings or presentations more effective and more productive. David showcases tools and methods for engaging people internally with examples from real business situations. The skills he shares can help anyone enhance his or her communication by implementing a mixed visual-verbal approach. His suggestions can be employed directly by your BAG members to enhance their own member presentations.

Main Topic Points:

  • Words and sentences too often times do not convey substantive meaning. Don’t panic, I’ll draw you a picture.
  • Examples of how seldom people realize the weaknesses of their own communication.
  • Demonstration on how vision enhances all other senses.
  • Learn how plentiful vision tools are and acquire confidence that almost everything can be represented visually.
  • Learn to make CLARITY + CONNECTION a habit.
  • Get introduced to the Vantage Points Model; a proven diagnostic / problem solving tool.
  • Learn about the Three Circles Model; another useful, quick and easy diagnostic filter.
  • Five HABITS that are key to change and can only truly be understood visually
  • How intrinsic motivation can be visually modeled.
  • Q & A

David Winkelman
Principal/Owner, Winkelman Solutions
(858) 775-4530

Email: david@winkelmansolutions.com
Website: http://winkelmansolutions.com/

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