London Broil

Free your fears! Hang out with your best funny friends – The London Broil Show!

The London Broil Show is an amazing three man Comedy/Juggling extravaganza and a blend of fun and hip off-the-wall comedy. They build a unique show for every audience around releasing fear of failure, teamwork and innovation. Experience gut-busting laughs served up on a platter. But be careful…That plate is hot!

Joe Castillo

Joe Castillo

Keynote Speaker and Artist Joe Castillo is one of the first and foremost sand artists in the world who tells stories with his sand art projected on a big screen, creating a powerful and moving experience. Drawing with his finger through a screen of sand, Joe Castillo makes fluid lines that cohere into characters that become stories. Joe Castillo is the originator of a form of storytelling art that he calls the SandStory. Drawing his hand across the medium, he makes simple, fluid lines that expose light from under dark sand, telling stories and sharing life lessons. Read more

Remembering 9-11

Remembering 9/11

9/11This year the fall meeting season will again embrace 9/11, one of the most memorable dates in American history. Most Americans will never forget where they were on that fateful day. Take time to remember the tragedy, how we all pulled together as a nation, and began to remember why we are still the greatest nation. Many corporations and Read more

Linda Cobb … "The Queen Of Clean"

Best-selling author Linda Cobb, the Queen of Clean®, has been dispensing her unique brand of housekeeping humor through her national newsletter and as a guest on more than 70 local and national radio and television stations for the past five years. Cobb moved into the national spotlight with the release of her first book,Talking Dirty with the Queen of Clean®, a housekeeping “have-to-have,” full of unique cleaning solutions and housekeeping tips. She specializes in tough cleaning problems, and her unusual tips are a big hit with audiences. Read more

Mac Gray

“Motivating Attitudes for Change” – Mac Gray talks to young people on the dangers of underage drinking, drugs both recreational and prescription, driving under the influence and how “It could happen to you!” Mac’s speaking is far reaching. He continues to touch the hearts and minds of thousands of teens and young adults, with sobering warnings about the dangers alcohol, drugs, and driving. He also offers words of wisdom and encouragement to others who are living with physical disabilities. While Mac has gained recognition through his role in the disability awareness videos, it’s his role in life that continues to make him a star!

PROGRAMS

  • Decisions & Consequences ~ is a program designed to impress upon teens and young adults that with every Decision there will be a Consequences that they will have to live with for the rest of their lives. Underage drinking and drug usage lead Mac to believe he was invincible and nothing like this would ever happen to him. With his powerful message he brings to reality just how fragile life really is and how it can happen to anyone at any time.
  • Dealing with Adversity ~ Mac Gray knows all too well what life is like after a devastating accident. “You either live or you die but how you live your life is up to you!” It is not an easy thing to do and there were times when he felt like giving up. Each and every day brings a new challenge and Mac is up for that, he enjoys speaking with anyone who has been through a similar situation to give them hope. “I would like to speak to Veterans who have served our country and come home with a disability to encourage them.” Mac chose to move on with his life, he has inspired many folks along his journey to live life to the fullest.
  • My Faith ~ Mac is a man with a strong spiritual values. He believes that everything happens for a reason and that bad things do happen to good people. He talks about how he struggled with his faith before and right after his accident. “I thought why did this happen to have it happen to me?” Hear how his Christian back ground helped him to turn his life around. “It is only by the Grace of God that I am still alive today!”

In addition, Mac advocates for people with disabilities and works to educate others on what it is like to live with a disability. Mac has played in intricate role in the following videos:

“The Ten Commandments of Communicating with People with Disabilities,” which is an internationally distributed training video. Produced by Irene Ward and Associates.

Wendy’s and the Americans with Disabilities Act,” an internationally distributed training video. Produced by Wendy’s International, Inc.

“Meet the Challenge,” an internationally distributed training video. Produced by Matol Botanical International Inc.

While Mac has gained recognition through his roles in disability awareness videos, it’s his role in LIFE that makes him a star!

Full Biography

Biography

The first 25 years of Mac Gray’s life were like that of any other active young man. He was outgoing and involved with sports, social functions and extracurricular activities. “He thought he had the world in the palm of his hands.” In September 1984, everything changed. Mac had a motorcycle accident that left him a quadriplegic. However, it did not leave him hopeless.

The years that have followed Mac’s accident have been full of life, more than most of us could ever imagine. Mac’s story, powerfully told through his award winning “Decisions & Consequences” program, is one from which all can benefit. Everyone should hear his message, especially teenagers who have been handed the keys to the family car.

Mac’s motivational speaking experience is far reaching. He continues to touch the hearts and minds of thousands of teens and young adults, with sobering warnings about the dangers of alcohol, drugs, and driving. Mac is also a strong proponent against underage drinking and parents that purchase liquor for their children, especially around graduation. Mac uses a powerful PowerPoint slide presentation of photos prior to his accident, during his hospital stay, his time at Dodd Hall Rehabilitation and life after a devastating accident.

In addition, Mac advocates for people with disabilities and works to educate others on what it is like to live with a disability. Mac has played in intricate role in the following videos:

“The Ten Commandments of Communicating with People with Disabilities,” which is an internationally distributed training video. Produced by Irene Ward and Associates.

Wendy’s and the Americans with Disabilities Act,” an internationally distributed training video. Produced by Wendy’s International, Inc.

“Meet the Challenge,” an internationally distributed training video. Produced by Matol Botanical International Inc.

While Mac has gained recognition through his roles in disability awareness videos, it’s his role in LIFE that makes him a star!

Derrick Coleman

Derrick Coleman

Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman is deaf, but you’d never know it on the football field. He’s embraced the challenge and perfected the art of lipreading to succeed in the sport he loves.

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Hey Nunnie Nunnie!

 

Got guilt? Got insecurity? Got temptation? You need the wise cracking intervention of Hey Nunnie Nunnie! Read more

Les Gold

Les Gold, Star of “Hardcore Pawn” & New York Times Bestselling Author.

Les Gold is a third-generation pawnbroker in the Detroit area where he runs the largest pawn shop in the city, American Jewelry and Loan. His show on truTV, “Hardcore Pawn” focuses on the real-experiences that occur when managing a pawn shop.  Read more

Jon Taffer "Bar Rescue"

An energetic and commanding leader, coach, collaborator and orator extraordinaire — Jon Taffer will drive any audience to its feet in a thunderous round of appreciative applause. A virtual fixture in the restaurant, bar and nightclub business, Jon is an internationally recognized, award-winning restaurant operator, owner and concept developer. He’s a respected industry “voice” with nearly 30 years of hands-on experience. As a keynote speaker, Taffer taps into his vast experience and delivers expertise in the creation, development and management of casual restaurants, entertainment venues, nightclubs, bars, stadium/arena food service, resort facilities, and large theme restaurants. Additionally, Jon always keeps immersed in the hottest “trend-setting” food and beverage endeavors.


Prior to joining the Neighborhood Marketing Group, Taffer served as president of Innovative Hospitality Concepts, Inc. – a world renowned, award winning creator and operator of innovative restaurant and nightclub concepts. A member of many boards, Taffer serves on Nightclub & Bar Magazine, Tradeshow and Convention’s board, Restaurant Marketing Magazine and is a past member of NFL Enterprises’ board of directors.

As one of only six inductees into the Nightclub Hall of Fame, Taffer is also the holder of such distinctions as “Pub Master” in the United Kingdom with multiple honors as “Operator of the Year” and winner of “Property of the Year.” Jon Taffer was also once recognized as “a major leaguer” in Inc. Magazine’s feature, “Angels of the Night.”

Among Taffer’s recent speaking engagements are: Intercontinental Hotels (and Holiday Inns) Food & Beverage Council, Sheraton’s Annual F & B Conference (member, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide), HOTFAB Conference, Beverage & Food Show, Grand Casino’s Annual Executive Conference, British American Tobacco Hotel/Restaurant Marketing Conference (Trinidad), The IMCEA Annual Conference, Cooper Hotels Annual General Manager’s Conference and others.

Jon Taffer Programs include:

• Revenue Growth
• Exceptional Business Management
• Business Creation
• Business Development

 

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Robert Irvine

Robert Irvine

With more than 25 years in the culinary profession, Chef Robert Irvine has cooked his way through Europe, the Far East, the Caribbean and the Americas, in hotels and on the high seas. He brings his experience to Food Network as host of Dinner: Impossible, Worst Cooks in America and Restaurant: Impossible.

Chef Irvine’s background coupled with his unique speaking style, makes him one of the most sought after speakers in the world today. On Dinner Impossible, Robert serves stunningly creative dishes for both intimate gatherings and huge crowds, all without warning and at a moment’s notice. On the show, he has cooked on a desert island, in an 18th-century kitchen, in an ice hotel, for cowboys on a cattle drive, for master instructors at the Culinary Institute of America and at the inauguration of Pennsylvania’s governor.

PROGRAMS:

Recipe for Change

In this keynote master chef and businessman Robert Irvine discusses the universal keys to achieve ongoing success and how to navigate change for that success. The concepts that he discusses (and executes) on Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible” not only apply to restaurants, but virtually all industries and can even be applied to individuals.

Take Aways:
1) Clarify your Goals (Business Plans & Clear Goals)
2) Keep emotional attachment to a minimum
3) Image – first impressions are essential to success
4) Service – quality service will result in return visits & profit.
5) Shortcuts are not always better (quality vs. time)

Health, Diet & Exercise

Robert Irvine was selected by Fitness Magazine as one of the “25 Fittest Guys in America”. Not only is Robert a chef, but he began his culinary training in the Royal Navy giving him great insight into health, fitness and strength. Robert shares his four rules of fitness and uses his culinary background to discuss healthy eating habits, inspired healthy food tips and he also provides motivation for good health through fitness & exercise.

Cooking Demo

Having cooked for Queens, Presidents and royalty from around the world, Chef Irvine will demo a wonderful three-course meal for your attendees. Robert not only cooks a great meal with his unique style, but he will discuss healthy alternatives all while interacting with the crowd.

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Full Biography

Full bio coming soon