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Capitol City Speakers Bureau would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to the speakers and attendees who helped make our 2014 Showcase of Speakers our most successful Showcase ever!

Feedback from the Showcase....

"Once again fabulous job! The caliber of speakers gets better and better every year! Capitol City does a wonderful job putting on the showcase and treats every attendee like they were the only one. Thanks!!"

"I always leave this event inspired, empowered, motivated and encouraged. Thank you to all the speakers!"

"This was a fantastic event! I'm so glad that I could attend and be exposed to such great speakers."

"As always, you and your staff did a great job. I love the quality of speakers you bring in. I find myself trying to build an audience to fit them, rather than fitting into our programs. That's how much I love them."

"I loved the way the event was formatted. Timing was awesome and kept you engaged throughout the whole show."

"Excellent job as usual. So many choices for our next event!"

"Another great event. Fun! Exceptionally run and an amazing value!"

"All qualities of speakers were so different, it made the focus easy. Great job!

"I love the variety and quality of the speakers. You all do an amazing job. Thank you!!"

"So great to see and experience different speakers and their techniques in front of a live audience."

19th Annual Showcase Speakers Speaker List

Dr. Julie Bell

Dr. Julie Bell
The Mind of a Champion
What makes athletes excel? Speed, strength and fitness are all true, but the key to sustaining top performance is the mind of a champion. In this keynote, Dr. Julie Bell takes the principles of Sports Psychology and applies them to top performance in business. There are four key thinking patterns we all experience. Some thoughts set us up for success, while others set us up for failure. In this program, you will learn to Recognize thinking, Refocus thinking and learn to create new Routines in thinking known as "habits of the mind." Thoughts lead to actions and actions lead to results.

Kevin Brown Kevin Brown
The Hero Effect: Making a Difference When It Matters the Most!
In a fresh and entertaining style, Kevin shares ideas, strategies and principles that will inspire and equip participants to show up every day and make a positive difference. At the heart of Kevin's message is a simple, yet powerful philosophy for life that drives every thought, every action and ultimately every result we achieve both personally and professionally. Your team will be motivated to reach beyond what is required and do something remarkable! Kevin can show you how to achieve greater results by eliminating "ordinary" thinking and mastering the habit of excellence as well as how to own the moments that matter (and they all matter) by taking responsibility for your attitude, actions and results.

Marty Grunder Marty Grunder
5 Steps to Becoming a Better Leader NOW!
In today's world of sophisticated technology, management techniques and other forms of business analysis dreamt up at think tanks around the world, we often lose sight of the simple, basic strategies that we need to employ to win at the game of business. Now, more than ever, it's time to focus on the basics. As an entrepreneur for over 25 years, Marty believes things can and will get better, but only if we think things will get better. He presents five steps you can take to become a better leader right now.

Richard Hadden Richard Hadden, CSP
Contented Cows Give Better Milk: Your People...Your Profit
Not your average leadership speech, Richard's presentation helps leaders make the business connection between an organization's people, practices and profit performance. Proving what dairy farmers have known for centuries, that "contented cows give better milk," and based on Richard's popular book of the same title, this program brings to life what the biggest winners in the world of business do to create a focused, engaged and capably led workforce, for the purpose of building up the bottom line. In this highly entertaining and practical program, Richard teaches leaders specific, actionable items any leader can implement to transform his or her workforce into a vibrant competitive weapon.

Rex Havens Rex Havens, CSP
One Big Happy Family: Building Better Company Families One Laugh At a Time
In 1991, Rex left behind the worlds of academia, business and law and took to the comedy stage, becoming a creature almost as rare in nature as a unicorn. The result is One Big Happy Family, an hysterical analysis of the ways we miscommunicate at work and what we should all do to maximize the possibilities of our professional relationships. Simply put, "One Big Happy Family" is the most entertaining communication and teambuilding seminar you will ever see. You'll laugh like never before and come away with ideas and strategies which will make all of your relationships - professional and personal - stronger than they've ever been.

James Lloyd James Lloyd
There You Are!
What began as a strategy simply for greeting others has become James' mantra for living with purpose - at work and at home. He recommends this powerful strategy for greeting others (calls, skype, e-mails, face-to-face), motivating employees to be fully engaged, nurturing relationships with family and friends as well as effective social media communication. During this powerful, interactive training or keynote experience, James reveals how even our most brief interactions can affect our relationships, productivity, health and longevity.

Pat McGann Pat McGann
Bringing the Funny
Fresh off his appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, Pat McGann is bringing the funny. Pat's autobiographical act is both hysterical and relatable. While his stand up act is always enjoyable, it is the many other layers of his act that help make him a unique performer. As the House MC at the legendary Zanies Comedy Club in Chicago for several years, Pat became a masterful host. Now as a national headlining and corporate comedian, he uses all of his skills to tailor each show to the specific crowd on hand. This combination of customized material and off the cuff humor make him a crowd favorite.

Karl Mecklenburg Karl Mecklenburg
Six Keys to Success
Change is inevitable but there are Six Keys to Success that don't change. These are universal unchanging keys that apply on the football field, in your personal life and with your business. The Six Keys to Success are Teamwork, Courage, Dedication, Desire, Honesty and Forgiveness, and Goal Setting. Presented with humor and great story telling style, Karl's program challenges and inspires the audience to the relentless pursuit of extravagant desires. (Karl personalizes this program for your team's needs.)

Lyndy Phillips Lyndy Phillips
Laugh More. Stress Less.
Re-energize and reduce stress with laughter. Nothing reduces stress, wakes up the mind and heals the body more than laughing. It raises the energy level and clears the mind. Laugh More. Stress Less. will not only relieve your stress immediately with laughter, Lyndy Phillips will also teach you where stress comes from, how to know when you're overstressed, what "stress downshifting" does to your thinking, ways to reduce stress and ways laughter heals the body. As with all of his presentations, Lyndy customizes to your group and involves them in the fun. With audience members assisting him, each presentation takes on its own unique form of improvised comedy.

Mike Pierce "Antarctic" Mike Pierce
Leading at 90 Below Zero
This program will showcase proven principles and drivers that significantly increase your ability to effectively lead and engage people on your team. You will walk away from this program with specific action items that you can take back to your place of business and implement right away. What is unique about Mike's program is how these concepts are delivered. Mike is an avid fan of polar expedition history and is an endurance athlete. In 2006, he became one of 9 people to run the first ever Antarctic Ice Marathon and a year later became the first American to run the Antarctic 100k, a grueling 62 miles on an ice shelf 600 miles from the South Pole. He uses history stories from Antarctic expeditions, as well as his own personal adventures there, to showcase the points of the program.

Chad Pregracke Chad Pregracke
Helping to Clean America's Rivers: Leading From the Bottom Up
As the founder of America's only "industrial strength" river clean-up organization, Living Lands & Waters, Chad tells a compelling and funny story about growing up on the river and how his river experiences led to his unique vision to clean up the Mississippi River. His delivery is motivating, captivating, genuine and refreshingly spontaneous. From the darkness of underwater shell-diving to the brightness of open-air community clean-ups, Chad's tale embodies the importance of setting goals (one river and one piece of garbage at a time) and illustrates how determination hard-work and persistence pays off.

Marilyn Sherman Marilyn Sherman
Stretching your Comfort Zone and Living Life in the Front-Row!
Too many people allow fear and negativity to keep them living and working somewhere in general admission, or even in the balcony of their lives. It's time to bust out of a comfort zone and live life in the front-row! Author and motivational speaker Marilyn Sherman has spent the last 20 years inspiring and motivating corporate, association, and government audiences to shift their mindsets from entitlement to gratitude. People walk away with tools to have a more positive attitude and set goals for greater achievement in their professional and personal lives. As an added bonus, she's hilarious!

Kelly Swanson Kelly Swanson
Living Out Loud
Finding the humor to laugh at stress, the courage to take risks, and the passion to write a new ending. Kelly presents a sampler of what she does and how she does it. You'll drop into her town and meet some of her characters, experience her storytelling, see how she motivates, get a feel for her energy, humor and stage presence, and get a general idea of her philosophy on life and business. Hopefully this will be just the dose of humor and hope you need - and will also give you a good idea of whether Kelly's style will fit your group.

Jason Young Jason Young
Culturetopia: Creating the Ultimate High-Performance Organization
An inspiring introduction to Jason's innovative perspective on how to create and sustain a culture of care and accountability where people can do their best work. He shows how companies can create a high performance culture that will produce the desired performance outcomes in productivity, profitability, employee retention and customer satisfaction. Jason uses his experience as a manager, trainer, and consultant to dozens of leading companies to develop the concept of Culturetopia. In this presentation, he provides practical, easy to implement guidance to the key determinants that make a healthy, productive and profitable culture of any team or organization.

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