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 12 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
Getting Ready to Stand

Topic
Deal with and Heal from Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

What participants will learn from your presentation:
This 60-minute seminar teaches attendees how to develop your action plan and become a vibrant leader of your own words and actions when you are a victim of or witness to sexual harassment in the workplace. Participants are encouraged to have and work in their own copy of the book, Getting Ready: Your Journal to Help You Deal with and Heal from Sexual Harassment.

Speaker
Sara Jones
Plum Blossom Creations
www.plumblossomcreations.com
[email protected]
(619)929-1996

Presentation Title
The Stones We Throw

Topic
Resolving Conflict in the Workplace

What participants will learn from your presentation:
These three 60-minute seminars (or one 3-hour workshop) helps attendees understand how we can each proactively manage the conflicts in our lives – those within ourselves and with others. “The Stones We Throw” is designed to be issue neutral or it can be tailored to a specific topic, such as sexual harassment, or other issues associated with protected activities.
• What stones are thrown at us
• What stones we throw
• How to heal the wounds they cause

Speaker
Sara Jones
Plum Blossom Creations
www.plumblossomcreations.com
[email protected]
(619)929-1996

Presentation Title
Marijuana in the Workplace in California

Topic
The legalization of Marijuana and what employers need to know to remain compliant.

What participants will learn from your presentation:
(1) Participants will learn about the recent changes in both state and federal law as it relates to the use of marijuana, both for medical and recreational purposes; (2) The manner in which an employer can choose to revoke a job offer based on a positive drug test; (3) Strategies for responding when employees appear to be impaired or otherwise under the influence; (4) What can be expected in the coming years regarding this ever-changing area of the law, both in the legislature and the courts, so that employers can do their best to stay ahead of the curve.

Speaker
Ryan Nell, Esq.
Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin
www.pettitkohn.com
[email protected]
(858) 509-5690

Presentation Title
Happy People Don’t Sue: Best Practices to Avoid Employee Litigation

Topic
Best practices to avoid employee litigation and strategies to implement.

What participants will learn from your presentation:
(1) We will discuss the real reasons why employment lawsuits happen; (2) Provide suggestions on how employers can seek to avoid issues before they arise; (3) Discuss a few best (and worst) practices from actual California cases; (4) We will also provide strategies that can help maintain respectful, litigation-free workplaces.

Speaker
Ryan Nell, Esq.
Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin
www.pettitkohn.com
[email protected]
(858) 509-5690

Presentation Title
Leadership on the Edge

Topic
Leadership Fundamentals for Any Leader

What participants will learn from your presentation:
Through wild stories of scaling mountains, flying helicopters and embarking on wilderness expeditions, Knight Campbell brings three fundamental leadership truths to life. Most leaders intuitively understand “common sense” keys to great leadership, and yet we rarely remember to use them. Knight shares mountain guide wisdom, leadership coach approaches, and neuroscience to help you commit to incorporating these truths into your daily leadership for the betterment of your team, bottom line, and personal fulfillment!

Speaker
Knight Campbell
Cairn Leadership Strategies
cairnleadership.com
[email protected]
(410)980-6458

Presentation Title
Human Factors in Decision Making

Topic
Human Factors in Decision Making

What participants will learn from your presentation:
Drawing from neuroscience and research on avalanche safety, Knight tells an exciting story about narrowly avoiding an avalanche and shares the heuristics that almost landed him deep under the snow. Explore the decision-making tools that military leaders and mountain guides use to make better decisions more quickly even under immense pressure! Then learn how to apply them to your business.

Speaker
Knight Campbell
Cairn Leadership Strategies
cairnleadership.com
[email protected]
(410)980-6458

Presentation Title
How to Communicate to Anyone From Any Culture

What participants will learn from your presentation:  tools to communicate to anyone from any culture. The steps involve:
1. Looking inward to your own culture
2. Learning other cultures
3. Be accepting
4. Building rapport

Speaker
Mieu Phan
Mieu Phan Coaching
(774)278-1987
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: mieuphancoaching.com

Presentation Title
Working 100% By Referral

Topic
How to run a 100% working by referral business

What participants will learn from your presentation: The Three Leg Stool: Effectively Working like a CEO, COO and CFO.

Customer Service is an attitude not a department. How to care for customers before, during and after the sale.

The Power of Business Alliance Groups:

A Networking Playbook

Presentation #2 Title
FOCUS!

Topic #2

Time Management vs. Energy Management

What participants will learn from your presentation:  How to combat the weapons of mass distraction and bring focus back to your business to streamline your performance and out work the competition.

Bonus: Crushing It! (for 30-60 minute keynotes only)

Power Point Presentation

Speaker
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor
Big Block Realty
(858)232-8722
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.ThomasJNelsonRealtor.com



Presentation Title
Selling in the 21st Century

Topic
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.

Speaker
Steve Heroux
Next Level Sales Coaching|
(858)822-9893
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.nextlevelsalescoaching.com


Topic

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.

Speaker
David Pyke
School of Business, University of San Diego
(619)204-1589
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.sandiego.edu/business/faculty-and-staff/biography.php?profile_id=1350


How to be Googlicious

Topic
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?

Speaker
Joey Dusina
SABA SEO
(858)277-1717
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://sabaseo.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.

Speaker
Sharon Adams
Workplace Climate
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://workplaceclimate.org


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