February, 2014 Issue

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Hot Speakers for 2014


DEREK HOUGH: Known best for his Emmy winning choreography on ABC's hit show, Dancing With The Stars, Derek Hough has stolen the hearts of America with his fun personality and exquisite talent. He knows exactly how to get people to perform above their own expectations by believing in them, enabling them to believe in themselves.

JUDSON LAIPPLY: Over 100 million people have viewed his hilarious Evolution of Dance video on This inspirational speaker is a breath of fresh air in a world full of sometimes-stale motivational speakers. Judson's presentation "Life is Change" is highly motivational, creative and appealing, while extremely down to earth. The College Agency (651) 222-9669

LUCA PATUELLI:Born with arthrogryposis, a rare muscle disorder that limits motion in the joints, Luca has never let his condition slow him down. Discovering his passion for breakdancing at the age of 15, Luca created the "ILL-Abilities" crew, a group of dancers who all overcome physical limitations. SPEAKERS' SPOTLIGHT: 800-333-4453

COLLEGIATE EMPOWERMENT: Collegiate EmPowerment has served over 1.5 million College Students and over 10,000 Higher Education Professionals from over 2,100 Colleges and Universities across North America. The presenters share their expertise in areas like improving leadership skills, alcohol awareness, financial literacy and more. NEON ENTERTAINMENT (800) 993-NEON

ANNA GUNN:Gunn is an Emmy award winning actress who most recently starred as Skyler White on AMC's award winning series Breaking Bad. She faced incredible controversy with her antagonizing role of the shows main character, Walter. She discusses being a victim of the emerging trend of cyber bullying and the strength it took to overcome intense controversy.

TROY STENDE:Troy has been helping colleges and universities develop their student leaders and increase retention rates by delivering life-changing programs that he has shared in 47 states and five countries. With a 78% rate of repeat bookings, Troy has become an integral part of orientations, retreats, and leadership series. Audiences love him. He's energetic, positive and 100% genuine.

WADE DAVIS:A former NFL cornerback Wade courageously came out in public ? claiming his identity and becoming an instant role model for the LGBTQ community. Wade is the executive director for the You Can Play Project's New York City program, an advocacy organization working to eradicate homophobia in professional sports.

KYLE CEASE: Kyle is now speaking on how to let go of fear, moving out of the consumer mind set and into the creative mind set, ending anxieties and more. 2009's #1 Comedy Central Comedian has 23 years in comedy and 800 college appearances. "Our ability to do anythiung is hindered only by the belief that the past is real."

STACY PRUSSMAN: Stacey addresses Body Image and Eating Disorders through her personal story...the different types of eating disorders and the warning signs, while adding a fresh, humorous twist to this serious topic. She provides tools to create strength and self-confidence and shows how to find body acceptance in everyday life. The College Agency (651) 222-9669

BILL ROSEMAN: Rosemann has written and edited the titles of characters: Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Batman, Superman and the Avengers. Inspirational and entertaining, Rosemann gives audiences a rare look inside the world of an iconic brand while dispensing insights into learning from these larger-than-life characters.

BRIAN HEAT:With more than a decade of experience as a teacher, school administrator and college success program developer, motivational speaker, entrepreneur and radio show host, Brians infusion of high-energy motivation and heart-felt passion has developed into an uncanny Rocktstar Educator persona that truly makes him one of a kind. JUS' WIGGIN ?

FAGBUG: Erin Davies' Volkswagen was tagged with the words "fag" and "u r gay" on the driver's side and hood. She decided to embrace what happened by keeping the graffiti on her car to evoke a dialogue about homophobia. Erin planned a crosscountry trip in her car and produced an award winning documentary about the adventure.

FRANK MEEINK: By 16, Frank was one of the most notorious skinhead gang leaders on the East Coast. By 18, he was doing hard time in prison. After being paroled, he defected from the white supremacy movement. He speaks on behalf of the Anti-Defamation League and appeared on MTV, and CNN to stop hate crimes internationally. ADMIRE ENTERTAINMENT 845-365-3436

ROBERT TOWNSEND:Ain't No Mountain High Enough" ? the Motown classic describes Robert Townsend. He started out as an extra in movies and has since become a heralded actor, comedian, writer, director, producer, and cable network CEO. Townsend continues to overcome and climb even bigger mountains in the entertainment industry. APA ?

ODD?ROD: Odd?Rod has an inspirational story of overcoming growing up in poverty with a drugaddicted mother and an absent father. His lecturebased workshop shows his ability to react to the audience. The show is a conversation as the audience is encouraged to ask questions making each presentation unique and personal. BASS/SCHULER ENT ? (773) 481-2600

ERIKA DUNLAP: She was the only Black woman to represent the state of Florida in the Miss America contest . . . and won! She was seen on the Oprah show, O'Reilly Factor, Amazing Race 15, Ambassador to US troops overseas, and over 150 keynote addresses. A dynamic and engaging presenter, she is a positive addition to any presentation.

LARRY BUTLER:His presentation " 10 Steps to A Dream Job" is getting rave reviews. "Larry really knows his stuff because he's been there and done it!" Scott Booker, Central Ok State University. A "How-To" Presentation for getting your dream job after graduation. Larry has 40 years experience in the record industry and touring with rock stars. DCA PRODUCTIONS - (800) 659-2063

JAMIE DEWOLF: A poet, filmmaker, teacher, writer, comedian... and great grandson of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. A kid raised to be a preacher who instead became a circus ring-leader, growing up in the shadow of a dangerous religion and becoming one of its strongest critics... a poet expelled before he was 18, to become a Grand Slam Champion and internationally touring writer. ? 949-916-2844