Keynote Sessions

Get it Done

Opening Keynote - Thursday
Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 8:30am –9:30am

Success is not magic, it’s commitment connected with action. Is it time to make a bigger impact on your world? Are you determined to have the last great thing you did not be the last great thing you do? We control our discipline, effort and focus. Journey with Marci and learn how to address the “what’s next” of your ideas and GET IT DONE.

Your Guide
Marci Thompson, Chief Learning Officer, Zweig Group


The Challenge of Vulnerability: How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking (and so much else)

Opening Keynote - Friday
Friday, September 20, 2019 | 9:00am-10:00am

Every person is capable of more than they know, yet we alone stop ourselves from stepping into that possibility. Statistically, 8 of 10 people fear public speaking more than death, which makes public speaking a great arena to explore our fears, how we hold ourselves back, and what we need to do about it. In this interactive you will:

  1. Explore the neuroscience of fear and what happens during our flight or fight experience, and
  2. Learn research-based strategies to effectively manage fears and increase confidence.

The presentation utilizes Krista’s personal journey to overcome the fear of public speaking with research, neuroscience, and a whole bunch of “hacks” that will leave the audience laughing – but most importantly relating – to the fact that we all can overcome fear in our lives.

Your Guide
Krista Trofka, Founder, Trofka Communication Arts


The Future is Closer Than You Think!

Closing Keynote - Friday 
Friday, September 20, 2019 | 12:30pm-2:00pm
Flying cars? Mind-reading computers? Or maybe just a seat for marketing at the table. What does the future have in store for you and your firm? The world is in a state of constant flux. What are the most promising trends and changes coming to marketers in the A/E/C industries, and who should be responsible for leading your firm into a bold new future? Join Josh Miles for a quick trip his time machine to see just how close the future really is.

Your Guide
Josh Miles, Chief Marketing Officer, SMPS Headquarters