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March 19, 2018

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Robyn Freedman Spizman


How To Increase Your Sales & Make Them Sizzle!
How to be a Gifted Giver: Make it Memorable
Author! Author! How To Get Published
The Art Of Saying Thank You – Why Kindness Matters Most
Networking Your Way To The Top


ROBYN FREEDMAN SPIZMAN is a nationally recognized television and radio personality, consumer advocate and author. As one of the country’s leading gift-giving experts, for over two decades Robyn has appeared weekly on the Atlanta NBC affiliate WXIA-TV with her “Been There Bought That” Super Shopper Segment. A popular radio personality, Robyn is also heard monthly on the popular Cindy & Ray Show on Star 94 – The Top #1-40 Station and online daily with The Giftionary show focusing on gift-giving advice for all occasions based on her popular book.

A repeated guest on NBC’s Today Show and CNN, Spizman’s timely gift-giving tips and consumer suggestions are heard across the country. A prolific writer, Robyn is also the author of dozens of books including The GIFTionary, Make It Memorable: An A-Z Guide to Making Any Event, Gift or Occasion…Dazzling!, The Thank You Book, When Words Matter Most, and co-author with Tory Johnson of Take This Book To Work and the Women For Hire Series as well as the Author 101 book series with Rick Frishman on book writing and getting published. She also recently co-authored her first work of fiction with Mark Johnston titled Secret Agent.

Robyn has achieved national attention for her creative advice and was named one of Atlanta’s leading women and a Diva of Atlanta’s business world by Business To Business Magazine. Her advice and books have been featured extensively in the media including appearances on The Today Show, CNN, MSNBC, The Discovery Channel, CNNfn, The New York times, USA Today, USA Weekend, Women’s Day, Ladies’ Home Journal, Cosmo, Parade Magazine, & ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox stations throughout the country.

Nominated for a Book For A Better Life Award, The USA Today Family Channel Award as well as Georgia’s Author Of The Year, Robyn is a woman of many accomplishments. A well-known inspirational and keynote speaker, she has entertained audiences across the country. Her passionate and lively presentations address a variety of topics including inspirational themes, gift giving, consumer topics, women’s issues, shopping, promoting your self, book writing and other timely themes.
Dedicated to community service, Robyn Spizman also serves on the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America’s National Advisory Council, which comprises nearly 30 influential celebrities, professional athletes and high- level executives who assist the Make-A-Wish Foundation in raising awareness, increasing funding, and granting wishes and the eWomen Network Foundation Advisory Council.


Robyn Freedman Spizman is a dynamic, engaging speaker and consumer advocate who presents to standing room only crowds. She is a seasoned media personality; this comes through in her polished presentations and her ability to entertain an audience. Whether she’s teaching you how to network your way to the top and make yourself memorable, write a book (she’s written dozens), promote yourself or be a super shopper, her enthusiasm and expertise light up a room and hold the attention of everyone in attendance. She projects a magnetic personality that audiences are drawn to again and again—programs that book Robyn Spizman invite her back!

Robyn Spizman is all about helping people make themselves memorable. Each member of a crowd will feel specially addressed and will learn to make a solid, lasting impression on others. As a consumer advocate, Robyn connects to the most diverse audience, and her commitment to helping people make the most of their time and talents leaves attendees feeling energetic, powerful and inspired. By offering astute insight, eye-opening ideas, and practical advice for businesswomen, aspiring authors and gift givers, she arms them with the tools they need to begin becoming an expert in their own lives. They leave with the ambition and confidence to apply Robyn’s how-to advice to their own careers, lives and endeavors learning how to build meaningful relationships with others. Robyn Spizman is funny, interesting, experienced, intelligent and vibrant, and to hire her to speak at an event is to ensure that the event’s attendees will leave feeling the same way.

Rave Reviews

“Robyn Freedman Spizman is the only person I know who could come up with a multitude of gifts for even ‘the person who has everything’! Her ideas are innovative and creative. She’s a gifted personality on air and her enthusiasm is contagious! There isn’t an occasion she hasn’t come through for, for me and for Today!”
– Joanne LaMarca, Writer/Producer, TODAY

“If saying thank you is a dying art, then Robyn Freedman Spizman is here to start the CPR. She was not only a pleasure to produce and a natural on camera, but her information and presentation acted like a breath of fresh air to our lineup. I would trust Robyn to sell space heaters in a desert, she’s so alive and convincing.”
-James A. Mullen, “Home Matters,” The Discovery Channel

“As I read Robyn Spizman’s Thank-You Book, I thought of ten people I wanted to thank. The first is you, Robyn, for writing such a creative and helpful book!”
-H. Jackson Brown, Jr. New York Times Best Selling Author of Life’s Little Instruction Book

“Robyn Spizman has been a regular featured guest on NBC WXIA TV’s Noonday, the leading talk show of the Southeast. She is an expert at demonstrations that help viewers. I highly recommend her for any talk show!”
-Tracy Green, Former Executive Producer NBC Affiliated WXIA TV

“We laughed! We cried! Actually we were amazed at the incredible information Robyn has at the tip of her tongue. She had us rolling with laughter and had our audience begging for more! She is very “Listener Friendly,” and especially wonderful with women. Book her, and have one of those “gotta book her again” shows.”
-Dean and Mark KRDO-FM “The PEAK 95-1” Colorado Springs, Colorado


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Sally Edwards


“Laughing Your Way to Good Health”
“Save Your Own Life – Find the Funny”
“Success Through Inner Joy”
“Laughter – The Natural Stress Reliever”


I am a professional motivational humorist, keynote presenter and clean standup comedian. I guarantee that my interactive performances (all tailored to your corporate needs) will generate tears of hilarity. Everyone loves humor and my material is proven!

My professional training began at Chicago’s Second City where I studied with Del Close who went on to direct “Saturday Night Live”. Strong performance skills led to appearances on A&E’s “Comedy on the Road” and Showtime’s “Comedy Club Network”.

In addition to keynote appearances for corporate events, I have written and performed two successful one woman shows. My first show was featured at The Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago for a six week run. I then took this show to Harper College where it attracted the largest audience ticket sales of the summer.

My presentations are a true reflection of life and motivate audiences to start each day with a positive attitude and “find the funny” that is present all around us. I recently published two humor books, “You Know Your Kids Are Driving You Crazy When…” and “You Know You’re A Sexy Senior When…” I am currently writing my third book which is a compilation of humorous articles which have been featured in numerous online magazines.


I can sum up this topic in two words – “Laughter Guaranteed!” With over twenty years of experience in comedy I know that my material is proven to be top-notch. I know the secret of engaging a crowd regardless of age, sex or background. Every show is tailored to your corporate needs. Most importantly, I love what I do and it shows!

Rave Reviews

Growth From The Inside Out Career Conferencehe Complete Connection

Dear Sally,
We truly enjoyed your performance at Growth From The Inside Out Career Conference. All of the comments from the participants were positive. In fact, many commented it was their favorite part of the day! Please feel free to list us as a reference for your show. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Missy McMaster-Wall

Illinois Association of School Business Officials

Dear Sally:
I can’t thank you enough for your wonderful performances. Your humor touched a chord in all of us and your interaction with the audience added a great element to the whole presentation. Many were teary-eyed from laughing so much! And I find myself humming and smiling as I think of your great musical compositions! Please feel free to use me as a reference.
Barb Koca, Professional Development Director

WGN Radio, Chicago

Sally’s exceptional family-style humor is appealing to people of all ages and tastes.
Rick O’Connor, Producer

Seeds of Hope Charitable Trust Annual Luncheon

Sally brought down the house performing a show she wrote and dedicated to her husband.”
Denver Catholic Register


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Sandy Dumont


“Change Your Image, Change Your Life!”–The way you look and dress announces the outcome other people can expect from you. It also announces the way you feel about yourself. Learn the secrets for making a powerful impact upon others at a single glance. The audience will learn image principles through powerful makeovers of real clients in a PowerPoint presentation. Demos with volunteers from the audience will astound and motivate changes with participants. This is a lively and invigorating session that change change lives.
Three Image Mistakes That Cost YOU Money–Learn to outclass the competition by avoiding 3 common image mistakes that undermine credibility and success. Discover the tools and tips that empower and produce success in every aspect of a person’s life. This is a workshop designed for a lunch or dinner meeting, as there are no live demos.
Branding For People™ –for executives who want to establish their personal “signature” image. This workshop insures an image that makes a powerful statement and conveys at a glance that you are: credible, professional, distinctive, dynamic, polished, and worldly. This is a hands-on workshop that is totally personalized for each participant.
Your Image and Your Success–Insures that the image of employees reflects the caliber of your products or services. Teaches basic image skills, including grooming. Increases pride and confidence through the appearance—which ultimately increases productivity. This is an interactive workshop that has participants involved, invigorated and smiling. Hands-on demos and 3-minute makeovers.


With more than 30 years experience in the field of image consulting and Branding for People™, Sandy is recognized as the leading pioneer in the new field of image psychology and impression strategies for business professionals. Because of her unique technical background, Sandy has become known as THE Image Architect. Sandy is the author of four e-books and three DVDs on the subject of image and image makeovers. Sandy is also the President of the Norfolk Chapter of the National Speaker’s Association.

After graduating from the John Robert Powers Fashion & Finishing School of Washington, DC, she went on to become one of the top fashion models in DC. She also worked in San Francisco and throughout Europe. She began her career as an image consultant in Washington, DC. While living in Brussels, Belgium, Sandy founded Impression Strategies Institute™, a consulting company specializing in impression management, image psychology, image consulting, wardrobe consulting and Branding for People™.

Sandy has consulted for TV, magazines, Fortune 500 companies, politicians and celebrities. Sandy Dumont is featured regularly on radio and TV. At the Impression Strategies Institute, Sandy teaches others the necessary skills to become top-notch image consultants.

Dumont is a member of the National Speakers Association of the US. She has lectured and coached throughout Europe, and is recognized there as a leader in image development. Dumont is a founding member of the Professional Speakers Association, and in 1997 was chosen by the Belgian Radio & Television (BRT) to serve as their color & image consultant when they launched their new look. Other clients have included WTKR-TV, TV Brussels (CBS), CBN-TV, Honeywell, Sheraton Hotels, Meridien Hotels, American Express Financial Advisors, N.Y. Life, Farmers Financial Services, ITT, Rolex, US Navy & Air Force, US Embassy of Brussels, TWA, Yves St. Laurent Cosmetics, Lancôme and more.


When it comes to image, results rule, and I get results. My workshops change lives; and they are fun and entertaining. They are also interactive, and participants not only get to give their reactions to B & A photos of the same person, they get to vote on the one they perceive to be the most successful, dynamic, etc. This is how they discover that not only THEY judge, but everyone else does, too. Workshops are designed to create awareness as they educate participants. By the end of the workshop, most people are motivated to make powerful changes with their image. Dress codes don’t work, educating and having the light bulb go off does!

My workshops are like “What Not to Wear” with a PhD. Most of the information in print concerning color and image are hopelessly outdated and have been superseded by experience. I am the acknowledged leader and expert in the field of color, image and impression strategies. My school, The Impression Strategies Institute, was created to lead the way and strengthen credibility in the field of image consulting. My background is unique:
– Former high-fashion runway and photo model
– Graduate of The John Robert Power Finishing and Fashion School in Washington, DC
– Former faculty member of The Barbizon (Fashion) School.
– Lifelong student of art, giving unique technical background
– Certified in counseling techniques from “The Institute for Deep Therapy” in Brussels, Belgium
– Instructor in Assertiveness Training for women
– Speaker with National Speakers Association
– Founding member Professional Speakers Assn., U.K.
– Workshop presenter (corporate image) for more than 25 years
– Have lived on both coasts of the US and in London and Brussels
– Author of Four books and 3 DVDs
– Director of The Impression Strategies Institute

Rave Reviews

“Thank you so much – the changes are for the better. I feel more confident and it has shown in my interactions with patients.”
Dr. Gary Rhame

“Thank you for presenting two excellent sessions on image at the Virginia Community Colleges Association convention in Williamsburg, They were both great and very popular. People were talking about some of your tips at breakfast on Saturday. You have a great message that needs to be heard in the college system.”
Nancy Warren
VCCA President

“I have implemented many of the things you suggested for my 50 employees and I am seeing a difference. You were right – customers can quickly pick out the managers. Also, on the personal side, I have much more confidence in the things I wear. “
Jamie Dodd
President Dodd RV
Newport News, Virginia

“As an Image Builder of TV & film celebrities and politicians for 10 years, I wanted to expand my awareness and have absolute assurance that I know everything there is to know about color and image consulting. I feel totally empowered with Sandy Dumont’s method, because I saw for myself that it works.”
Carmen Amescua
Image Builder
Mexico City, Mexico

“I immediately made the changes you suggested, even when going to the grocery store, and had complete strangers pass by me and tell me how pretty I was. What a confidence builder that is!”
Betty Kaye Schomburg
Hampton, Virginia

“I experienced an immediate increase in sales when I made the changes you suggested and placed more focus on my image. “
Debra Ianucci
President Ianucci Financial Services

“… Sandy has created a revolution in the field of image and its power and simplicity will astound you!”
Cathy Carlson
Buena Park, California

“Your presentation at the eWomen Network conference in Dallas last week was worth the entire price of admission. You showed live examples that we could see with our own eyes how a slight colour change is like an instant facelift. Instead of looking good – look great!”
Kim Switnicki, ACC, ECPC
Sex Educator, Author, Speaker & Coach


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Sara Armstrong


Everybody Has An Accent – Basic Rules of Cross-Cultural Communication
After Me You Come First – The 21st Century Woman’s Guide to Fulfillment
Hillary, Mitt and Obama – Old Labels for New Packages !
Transitions -Self-Care for the Sandwich Generation
Deal Maker or Deal Breaker- Which Are You?


Sara is the Founder and Executive Director of Women of Authority, a division of Sara L. Armstrong Enterprises, L.L.C. which provides speaking, training and consulting services. Sara’s passion is to help everyone, especially women, embrace each other without reservation, enable each other by sharing skills and experiences, and empower each other to set positive goals and take action. Learn more about Sara and her availability for speaking and training at or – Sara has a Bachelors Degree in Microbiology and a Masters Degree in Religious Education.

Sara Armstrong was born in Chicago, Illinois and joined the Peace Corps in 1966 for two years of adventure and self-discovery. But after marrying a Ugandan in 1968, and deciding to live in East Africa, she was launched on a journey through the terror of Idi Amin Dada. She had a unique insight into the destruction of a prosperous and thriving nation. Sara’s first book entitled The Shattered Pearl, which is an account of her ten years in Africa, entertains as well as educates readers.

After returning from Uganda, she was widowed and threw her energies into raising her two children, taking care of her aging parents and participating in local politics. She helped to incorporate and served as the first Mayor of the Town of Shorter, Alabama when developers threatened her community. As the mayor of a new municipality that became the center of a public controversy, Sara gave numerous TV and newspaper interviews as well as chairing the city council and committee meetings and led her community to victory.


Why Book Sara for your next event?

Sara’s presentations are highly motivational, information-rich and very entertaining.

Her wealth of business/ life knowledge is teamed up with her down-to-earth communication style. Her diverse audiences instantly connect with her message and love her contagious enthusiasm, high-energy and fun sense of humor. Sara’s audiences come alive with her motivational and educational presentations. Attendees of Sara’s presentations take away insightful information that they can quickly and easily implement into their businesses and personal lives.

Sara’s training style is by using the hands-on approach. Kick off your next event with Sara’s enthusiasm and dynamic stage presence. All keynotes/workshops are customized for your needs and audience. Large and small groups, alike will benefit from specific tips and strategies to maximize their time, energy and focus.

Rave Reviews

.” You are an exceptional presenter with a story that grips the listener and adds strength and purpose to the listener’s life.

– Catharine Phillips – PAUMCS

” In your diversity seminar, you provided us with realistic tools to use when dealing with cross-cultural issues, I found it to be very helpful in my daily job. Thanks for your support.”

Sally Regions –
Florida 2007 – Diversity Today Workshop


” Exceptional Speaker! You really inspired my staff with your amazing personal story, we look forward to having you back next year !”

James Mitchell- Employee Development Specialist
Richmond County Senior Support Center


“It was an honor to work with you and your team, my client was very impressed by the content in your workshops and I look forward to booking you at future events”

Barbara Simmons – Meeting Planner
Spectacular Events


Dear Sara ,You were the best at the conference. I enjoyed all of the speakers, but you were the one that not only kept my attention, but touched my heart. ”

– Delores Millis -PAUMCS


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Sharan Tash


Connections – Your Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow
The ROI of Networking – Are You in the Red or the Black?
“Resin”ating With Your Patients


Sharan’s entrepreneurial background ranges from fitness, to education, to the dental field. Her altruistic enthusiasm to give back and to give first without asking for anything in return, has dubbed her the Pay It Forward Relationship Networker.

Returning to college as a single mom at the age of 37, her motivation was to be a role model for her children. Sharan returned to college in 1999 and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northeastern Illinois University. She continued her education at Illinois Benedictine University pursuing a Masters in Exercise Physiology – Cardiac Rehab. She put her education to work by starting, “The Fitness Tutors”, an in home personal training business that catered to the Orthodox Jewish community in Chicago.

Sharan started networking throughout Chicagoland and developed her own unique style of networking which is currently in the trademark process as “Boomerang Networking”. It was through her passion of giving that her current businesses, The Professional Networker, Inc. and Sharan Tash were developed.

Sharan serves on the Board of Directors for NAWBO-Chicago and is Chair for the Corporate Retention Committee. She has received the NAWBO National Rookie of the Year Award and NAWBO-Chicago honored her with the MVP award for the Chapter – The President’s Award. She served on the Board of Directors for the Buffalo Grove Chamber of Commerce and earned the Member of the Year Award. Currently she is an Ambassador for the Chicagoland Chamber and is a speaker for the WBDC in Chicago. In 2007 she earned her membership to NSA (National Speakers Association) and will be serving as Membership Chair for the NSA-IL Chapter. Her love and respect for children is evident as a Big Sister in the Big Brother/Big Sister program of Lake County, Buddy Baseball volunteer through Keshet, and Saferides Adult chaperone through New Trier High School.


Passion! (Up to 300 words explaining why you’d be a dynamic speaker for the group or organization. This is where you’re able to tout how well you connect with an audience or what attendees can expect to take away. You should show some personality in this section. If your seminars are fun, let that humor and attitude show.)

Rave Reviews

“Sharan’s enthusiasm for the topic and common sense approach was invaluable in helping these managers gain the skills they need and experience some real-life examples of how networking can benefit our company and their pizzerias. She brought a passion to the training that was contagious, and now a number of our managers have jumped on the networking band wagon!”
– Mindy Kaplan, Director of Marketing, Malnati Organization, Inc.

“Sharan Tash combines energy with a strong knowledge base in networking. She recently brought new life to our learning audience with down-to-earth advice and tools to facilitate presenting, listening and sharing. Her passion for her work is contagious and she inspired my colleagues to network more effectively.”
– Sharon and Steve Weinstein, Royal Diamond Wellness Consultants

“Participants did not want her program to end as Sharan held their attention from start to finish. In just two hours, people acquired the tools to take their networking to a whole new level and to have a positive impact on their business success. It was great the way Sharan interwove real life anecdotes throughout her presentation. We cannot wait to have Sharan back again for those clients who could not make it that evening.”
– Sara Shifrin, Director of Entrepreneurial Training for the Women’s Business Development Center

“Sharan proved that networking activity leads to sales. We are a growing Divisional Office …. Sales are up 14% since Sharan brought her inspiration and implementation that equals results!”
– Rebecca Bloomfield, Affordable Health Insurance

“Sharan’s passion for connecting is not only evidenced in her speaking, but she Pays It Forward daily. She walks into an event and opens her database of referrals – helping everyone without thought of her receiving anything in return. She truly walks her talk.”
– Mikki Williams, CSP, Mikki Williams Unltd., Keynote Speaker/Coach


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Shelly Berman-Rubera


Looking for Life Balance? Stop Looking…Build Resiliency!
The Heart Of Performance..EQ
To Build Relationships Be Sure to Brush Your Teeth
Commit to Yourself
Raising the Bar with 3P Power, building personal, professional and physical power.


Founder and Principal Shelly Berman-Rubera is an energetic Leadership Educator, and Speaker who helps people establish skills and commitments necessary to make a difference in their lives, companies and those around them. Drawing on over 20 years of experience, she created the 3P Power Program, a series of interactive workshops to help individuals and companies build personal, professional, and physical power (3P).
Shelly’s hallmark is her belief in people. An expert facilitator to a broad range of people, she asks the right questions and creates experiences to increase people’s commitment to developing themselves. Entrepreneurs to executives have benefited from her decisive and creative guidance. Shelly’s excellent speaking abilities, her credibility and her motivational techniques have instilled great learning and change. Shelly is “extremely supportive,” they report, and “instinctively attuned and committed to her clients and audiences.”
Shelly is an entrepreneur who has created four companies including: SBR Leadership, Professional Fitness by Shelly, Shelly Berman School of Dance and Understanding Peri-Menopause. She is a member of Athletes and Executives, American Society for Training and Development, Newton Needham Chamber plus Chair for the Newton-Needham Chamber Women in Networking Committee and Co- Chair for Strictly Networking. In 2006 she was named Ambassador of the year. She has won trophies as a competitive athlete; all while being married and raising two children.
She is a Certified Emotional Intelligence Leader, Speaker, Lifestyle Weight Management Consultant and Personal Trainer.

Rave Reviews

“…the talk was a 15 on a scale of 1-10. Inspiring, charismatic, informational, practical, anecdotal…a great speaker, confident, poised, knowledgable, articulate, humorous… a no-one like-it personality made for an inspiring and engaging, absolutely motivational talk. Very effective was the emphasis on lifestyle change as well as her use of strength as a
metaphor for all we do in life.”
Holly Rose President, Sage Strategies

“…team building, bonding, and corporate spirit soar. Shelly’s ability to educate,motivate and empower are unsurpassed in the market today. It is her dedication and whole system approach that sets her apart from any other out there today.”
– Cody Travers, CEO, CIO Global Inc.


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