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January POPCORN Session
January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm MST
What Clients are Buying Today and Beyond
with Deborah Gardner,
Certified Meeting Professional
Another year has begun and the impact on your business is still swirling in an uncertain environment. And we now face a world, country, economy, and industry traveling trying to restart our global commerce engine and hospitality industry. No need to wait for the meetings and events industry to return quickly, that’s not going to happen! No need to wait for your phone to ring today, that’s not going to happen. So, what’s next?
If you’re serious about speaking, coaching, or training, hear the truth straight from someone who lives in the meetings world (30 years strong) and directly understands the relationship between you and the decision maker. What will be the long-term changes in our industry? Appreciate why knowing more about the hospitality industry is important to your career and learn how to get involved in the process. Discover how to modernize your new business strategies from Deborah’s on-going extensive interview process and insightful perspective from those who hire you.
Get ready to MOVE FORWARD …
NOW OR NEVER! Up for the challenge?
You will learn:
- Receive up-to-the-minute meeting industry studies, data and developments that will impact your business starting today.
- Learn what your clients believe are the silver linings to this difficult time that will greatly help enhance your relationship now.
- Find out who are hiring speakers now. Hint: they are NOT meeting planners!
About Deborah Gardner, CMP
A swimming champion, author, speaker & competitive performance expert, Deborah Gardner helps hundreds of businesses advance to new levels of success while working and living in the fast lane. Whether her audience is servicing customers, selling, negotiating, or leading, Deborah’s rising to international prominence with a captivating style.
Deborah’s competitive practice comes from living in the fast lane; being a Marine Brat to growing up in a small 16 foot trailer, a real life wedding crasher to an Olympic Trial swimmer, a ground-breaking leader as one of the first female broadcasters with CBS Sports and a longtime hospitality sales veteran (better known as a “Triple Threat” due to her substantial experience as a supplier, speaker and meeting professional) and today, Deborah is the voice of business meetings and events as the host for the newly popular “HOSPITALITY TODAY LIVE” streaming video show.
Deborah is a Certified Meeting Professional recipient and one of only seven CMP speakers globally, who has received this prestige credential. She is also a “Meetings Mean Business” ambassador, the most requested speaker by Meeting Professional International, and was voted as one of the best speakers heard by Meetings & Convention Magazine. Additionally, she is Event Industry Council’s Top 30 Influential Meeting Professionals and a Smart Meetings Magazine’s Top 50 Smart Women Leaders, Meetings Today Top 20 Trendsetters That Made a Difference in 2021, CNN’s Top 75 Keynote Speakers Worldwide, Founder of the recently announced International Hospitality Women’s Day and crowed Mrs. Arizona 2020 and 2021.
Whether keynoting or consulting, Deborah believes in mastering her craft on the platform by doing television commercial work as an actor, conducting voice-overs and runway modeling. Deborah lives in Arizona with her husband, Jerry and her lover boy, Bear, the dog.
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