All sessions will take place Sunday, Nov. 12 in the Austin Convention Center except Alan Beaulieu’s Economic Outlook, which will take place Tuesday, Nov. 14. See the event boards at the show for specific halls. DAVID AVRIN BLINK AND THEY’RE GONE! 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 to noon David Avrin, CSP, is a popular branding and customer experience keynote speaker, consultant and business author. He is the author of the celebrated business book: It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who Knows You! (Classified Press) His latest: Visibility Marketing (Career Press) is available worldwide. MORE INFO: www.VisibilityInternational.com See a preview of David’s presentation on page 62. ERIC CHESTER REVIVING WORK ETHIC: HOW TO END ENTITLEMENT MENTALITY AND CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT OF ACHIEVEMENT 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 to noon Eric Chester is the founder of The Center for Work Ethic Development and his work ethic training curriculum is taught at hundreds of schools, colleges and organizations all over the world. On Fire at Work: How Great Companies Ignite Passion in Their People without Burning Them Out is Eric’s fourth leadership book. MORE INFO: www.ericchester.com See a preview of Eric’s presentation on page 66. JILL GEISLER FEEDBACK WITH IMPACT 8:30 a.m. to noon Jill Geisler is the Bill Plante Chair of Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola University Chicago. She is the author of Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know, and the podcast Q&A: Leadership and Integrity in the Digital Age. She teaches and coaches leaders in all fields, from Boston to Bhutan and has been inducted into multiple journalism halls of fame, including the Silver Circle of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. MORE INFO: www.jillgeisler.com See a preview of Jill’s presentation on page 72. JASON YOUNG SMART TEAMS – CREATING TEAMS THAT SUCCEED 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 to noon After 10 years in senior management with Southwest Airlines, Jason Young launched LeadSmart, Inc., to develop successful corporate cultures for forward-thinking companies. His clients include Starbucks, IHOP, Tyson Foods and his former employer, Southwest Airlines. MORE INFO: www.leadsmart.com See a preview of Joe’s presentation on page 76. THOMAS SCHOENFELDER THE EVOLVING WORLD OF SALES: FROM CHARISMATIC INFLUENCER TO KNOWLEDGE BROKER 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. only Thomas Schoenfelder, Ph.D., senior vice president, Research and Development at Caliper Corporation, has over 20 years of experience in high-impact performance improvement initiatives, organizational diagnostics, assessment design, intervention implementation and evaluation. MORE INFO: www.calipercorp.com See a preview of Thomas’s presentation on page 80. ALAN BEAULIEU ECONOMIC FORECAST Tuesday, Nov. 14: 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. STAFDA’s economic guru, Alan Beaulieu, president of the Institute for Trend Research, has a career accuracy rating of 94.7 percent looking four quarters out. During his must-see presentation, Beaulieu will look at recent economic trends and use his knowledge of historic patterns, the construction and industrial markets and financial indicators to provide a three-hour update on the economy — as well as predicting where it will head. MORE INFO: www.ecotrends.org See a preview of Alan’s presentation on page 70.
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