Powerful Keynotes Presented by Business Experts


Our Keynote Presentations Include These Great Speakers

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Dr. Sharon Jones

Carolina Women in Tech

Dr. Sharon Jones, Ed.D is the founder and CEO of thedot. Consulting and the Dottie Rose Foundation, where she create, innovates and implements cutting edge technology focused on new age education. Dr. Jones is a highly sought after and national award winning Computer Science educator in the public school system as well as a Sr. Technical Trainer at Central Piedmont Community College. Dr. Jones has presented and been published nationally and internationally on data analytics, educational practices and technology. Her book A Recipe for Success Using SAS University: How to Plan Your First Analytics Project is being used in curriculum and classrooms around the country. She also feeds her passion of working with radio by producing and co-hosting the Lady Tech Charmers podcast. When not running the technology-world, Dr. Jones spends her time with her husband Ricky, and two sons, Ethan (7) and Dylan (4), and their beloved dog, Cooper (10)

Meet the Carolina Women in Tech, Finding Your Technology Genius

11:30AM – 12:30PM // The Main Stage

Technology is more important than ever, deeply affecting culture, politics and society. Given all the time we spend with our gadgets and apps, it’s essential to understand the principles that determine how technology affects our personal and business actions. As small business owners, we have our own set of expertise and whether you know if or not, you are a technology genius. You just have to find your fit. We all have a space in the technology ecospace, we must move past our perceptions and uncover the tech power that benefits our business. Let’s take action!

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Austin Walsh

Austin was born on the south side of Chicago, son of Bill Walsh, world renowned business and success coach and founder and CEO of Powerteam International. Austin was already instilled with the entrepreneurial spirit. At the age of twelve he began to Dj 8th grade graduation parties, and birthday parties. He turned this into a successful buisness and started to become known for throwing some of the largest dance parties on the south side. On his 17th birthday he threw a birthday party with over 600 in attendance for free. He turned around and in a month had a New Years Eve Party with a thousand in attendance at $15 dollars ahead.

After finding great success in the area of planning massive parties, he came out with the idea of teaching others how to use Social Media such as Facebook. He learned ways to grow fan pages to a thousand plus people in a little over a week and keep the growth continuous. He then developed a monthly coaching plan to help entrepreneurs boost there presence on Facebook through fan pages. Some of his more known clients are people such as Mark Victor Hansen, Gary Goldstein, Matt Morris, Crystal Dwyer, Bill Walsh, and Marc Accetta. He continues to teach and inspire people younger then him, and has many plans for the future.

Internet Marketing Master Class – Internet Rockstar Shares How to Make Money Online

12:30PM – 1:30PM // The Main Stage

  • Internet Marketing Made Simple
  • Building Successful Marketing Campaigns
  • Make your Website Generate leads Everyday
  • How & Why People Buy Online
  • How to Maximize Your Internet Marketing Dollars

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David Preston

Entrepreneurs Organization Charlotte

David spent 14 years in banking and real estate before founding PeopleSuite Talent Solutions. PeopleSuite was recognized by The Charlotte Business Journal as the 4th Fastest Growing Private Company in Charlotte in 2018 and as a Best Place to Work award recipient. David is the current board president of EO Charlotte (Entrepreneur’s Organization) and a passionate alumni of the University of Georgia.

Entrepreneurship in the Queen City – Ignite Your Entrepreneurial Spirit

1:30PM – 2:30PM // The Main Stage

Please join David Preston with the Entrepreneur’s Organization’s Charlotte chapter to learn more about how EO is engaging with local entrepreneurs to help them grow their businesses. Since its inception in 1987, members of EO have been building a global network to serve the unique needs of the complete entrepreneur. This innovative process has sustained a growing organization that has withstood—even flourished—during times of economic uncertainty. Through shared knowledge of peers and unique experiences, only EO Charlotte provides the opportunity for entrepreneurs to push themselves to achieve more, grow as professionals and become better individuals. David will provide an overview of the entrepreneurial landscape in Charlotte and then you will hear from a panel of three of EO Charlotte’s most impressive member entrepreneurs about their journey in the Queen City!

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Brian Nieves

Key Note for corporate events. Brian calls upon his twelve years in the legislature and his book "The Dirty Dozen" to deliver hard hitting yet humorous sessions tailored to specific events and attendees. Brians sessions focus on developing principle based, character driven leadership to assist all team members from the front line hourly employee to the C level executive.

Partner with company owners, management and HR professionals to develop very specific training programs tailored to the needs and objectives of the company. Available for one time events or ongoing training. This is not your everyday, boring, "Team Training" that your employees are sick of and therefor tune out ... Both you AND your employees will look forward to the next session!

Book Writing Master Class – How to Write Your Book & Get Paid As A Public Speaker

2:30PM – 3:30PM // The Main Stage

  • Why You Must Have A Book To Be A High Paid Speaker!
  • How to Use Your Book To Market You And Your Business!
  • How To Start, Write, And Finish Your Book Quickly!
  • How To Engineer Your Book To Your Desired Result.
  • Why Using Your Own Book Is So Effective!

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Bill Walsh

Powerteam International

Bill Walsh® is the CEO/Founder of Business Coaching/Venture Capital firm Powerteam International. Bill hosts and speaks at events all over the world! His passion is to empower entrepreneurs and business owners to create massive success. He loves to help people to understand specifically what it takes to build successful companies. He is an accomplished author, speaker, radio personality and movie celebrity, He has a very successful background in finance and marketing. He has spent two decades working with start-ups to major global brands increasing sales, productivity and overall success. He is an innovator with a remarkable ability to determine and dictate success strategy to seize global market opportunities.

For everyone that owns a business or would like to capitalize the entrepreneurial dream his message will enlighten them with knowledge and action principles to turn that passion into success! Bill has an extensive background in foreign currency trading, real estate development and building companies around the world. Over the past two decades, he has specialized in helping companies launch, grow and create exponential valuation in the market. The Rainmaker Summit and WIN University® programs offered through Powerteam are designed to assist entrepreneurs in creating the focus, plans and partnerships required to build multi-million dollar companies!

Success Mastery Session – How to Build a Successful 7 Figure Business

4:30PM – 6:00PM // The Main Stage

  • How to Monetize your Greatest Ideas
  • Lead Generation through Social Media & Internet Marketing
  • 5 Innovative Ways to Market your Business for FREE
  • How to Live your Life with Passion, Purpose & Power
  • Design & Optimize Perfect Days


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