Charles George -Entrepreneur, Publisher, Direct Marketer
Charles George is passionate about helping purpose-driven entrepreneurial thinkers create a lifestyle brand that makes an impact in more lives by combining publishing with direct response marketing.
Charles forthcoming book 7 Simple Secrets to Super-Size Your Email List will be released in the coming months. Moreover, Charles is a contributing author to the #1 direct marketing college textbook in the USA, Direct, Digital, and Data-Driven Marketing, 4/e, by Dr. Lisa Spiller.
Charles was a judge for the Direct Marketing Association’s Marketing Edge national competition. Prior to being a judge, he won 1st place in this competition and was honored with the coveted Gold Echo award.
What makes Charles unique is he has helped entrepreneurs across a wide variety of industries succeed by implementing direct marketing, plus he has over 24 years of entrepreneurial experience in owning a corporation.
Charles has a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in direct marketing from the Joseph W. Luter, III School of Business at Christopher Newport University.
Charles lives in Richmond, VA with his wife. In his spare time, he advocates for children with congenital heart disease. Charles’ 3-year-old son was born with congenital heart disease and lost his life after complications from his 3rd heart surgery.
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Dr. Lisa Spiller- Distinguished Professor of Marketing at Christopher Newport University
Dr. Lisa Spiller is Professor of Marketing at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. She is the author of the widely acclaimed textbook Direct, Digital, and Data-Driven Marketing, 4/e. This textbook has been used by colleges and universities in 34 states across the nation and in six countries.
Dr. Spiller was named the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation (DMEF) Robert B. Clark Outstanding Direct Marketing Educator in 2005. She was the inaugural recipient of the DMAW-EF O’Hara Leadership Award for Direct and Interactive Marketing Education in 2008. Professor Spiller has received many awards for her teaching, including the inaugural CNU Alumni Society Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring in 2007, numerous Faculty Advisor Leader Awards from the Direct Marketing Association, a Distinguished Teaching Award in 1997 from the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation, and the Elmer P. Pierson Outstanding Teacher Award in 1987 from the University of Missouri–Kansas City.
Dr. Spiller is the author of many scholarly articles on direct and interactive marketing. Her marketing students have won numerous national and regional awards, including the coveted Collegiate Gold ECHO Award from the Direct Marketing Association and the Gold Collegiate Marketing Award for Excellence and Innovation (MAXI) from the Direct Marketing Association of Washington Educational Foundation.
Professor Spiller received her B.S.B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Gannon University and her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri–Kansas City.
Gayle Turner- Storyteller, Experienced Consultant, Nationally Recognized Brander
Gayle Turner is the owner of the Storytellers Channel, where he teaches entrepreneurs how to tell their story to more effectively communicate and connect with their audience.
Each year he organizes and hosts the Storytelling Festival in Richmond, VA.
He’s passionate about facilitation, strategic thinking and idea generation as it relates to storytelling.
A recognized brand authority in the United States, Gayle is a powerhouse advertising and communication speaker and has been a featured speaker regularly on the subjects of telling your story for branding, marketing, and sales for ADWEEK Conferences. He has consulted with some of the largest ad agencies in the world including Grey Global, Marc USA, Leo Burnett, BBDO, and Foote Cone Belding.
Learn more about Gayle at www.StorytellersChannel.com
Kimberley W. ELEY – CEO for KWE Publishing LLC
I’m Kimberley W. Eley (Kim) and I was a writer without a story for most of my life. After a lifetime of editing for others but always stuck in permanent “writer’s block” myself, I discovered MY story during layoffs at my job. I became determined to find out what makes other people “tick.” After a year and a half of conducting interviews, I wrote “Tickers: What Makes People…Tick! And Pursue a Career They Love!” which I published in 2016. I FREAKING LOVED IT!
After self-publishing my book, I was constantly asked, “How did you do that?” by other potential writers. One day, the light bulb blinked and I realized that I want to help guide others through the process!
Let’s explore…what is your story? Wouldn’t you love to share what you know and connect? Reach out to me and let’s lasso those words from your brain and put them where others can reach them. I’m eager to help you get YOUR stories into print, too! Contact me and let me know what YOU want to write! Visit https://www.kwepub.com to learn more about Kim.
Greg Smith- CEO of Agile Writers
Greg Smith is a writing coach, editor, and publisher.
He founded the Agile Writer Workshop in 2011 with the mission of finding a method to help beginning writers complete a first draft in six months.
His seminars on the Agile Writer Method have informed and delighted thousands of writers, scholars, and university students.Greg is a developmental editor and coaches authors through the self-publishing maze. Greg can be reached at AgileWriters.com.
Lee Savino – USA Today Best Selling Author, and Writing Coach
Raised by wizards on the glorious peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro, Lee grew up sword fighting shadows and befriending sherpas until she flew to the Ivory Coast to study shark fighting.
She went to college for creative writing (Hollins University–graduated summa cum laude and won the Hollins fiction prize), and now writes fiction full time.
In just 2 years of starting her author career, Lee now has a community of raving fans, earns 2 to 3 times her engineer husband and is a USA Today bestselling author.
Her Millionaire Author Mastermind helps writers publish, market and monetize their books, so they can earn a living doing what they love.
Download Lee’s 13 Point Checklist On How To Write A Book, plus other fun-filled author advice.
TINA GLASNECK is a USA Today bestselling author of crime fiction, and fantasy.
As a formal criminal paralegal, she combines her expertise to create gripping crime novels.
Equally, as a theologian by training, Tina uses her passions for the humanities to create fantastical stories that embrace history and mythology.
Learn more about Tina at her website: www.TinaGlasneck.com