When you travel for a vacation you don’t worry about a wrinkled shirt. When you travel for business being connected, being presentable and not having dead batteries are true causes of concern. So get on board for some Business Travel Hacks with your host Bryan Eisenberg.
Limitless Business Travel with Laura Gassner Otting
As a professional motivational keynote speaker, Laura Gassner Otting helps innovators, idealists, and critics get “unstuck” in their thinking. Because she is turned on by The Big Idea, she encourages executives and professionals to seek amazing results. She motivates others to pursue the larger-than-life goal they can’t seem to shake. Laura is an instigator and a motivator and she has never met a revolution she didn’t like.
Laura inspires audiences to push past the doubt and indecision that keep great ideas in limbo because her presentations make professionals think bigger and accept greater challenges that reach beyond their limited scope of belief. She delivers strategic thinking, well-honed wisdom, and perspective generated by decades of navigating change across the start-up, nonprofit, political, as well as philanthropic landscapes. Laura dares listeners to find their voice, and generate the confidence needed to tackle larger-than-life challenges. She leads them to seek new ways of leading, managing and mentoring others.
Laura’s entrepreneurial edge comes from her extensive 25-year resume. She served as a Presidential Appointee in Bill Clinton’s White House, helping shape AmeriCorps. She left a leadership role at respected nonprofit search firm, Isaacson, Miller, to expand the startup ExecSearches.com. Laura also founded and ran the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group, which partnered with the full gamut of mission-driven nonprofit executives, from start-up dreamers to scaling social entrepreneurs to global philanthropists. Above all, Laura is the author of Mission-Driven, a book for those moving from profit to purpose.
Watch for Laura’s upcoming book Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life to hit shelves in April 2019.
Dennis Yu on Traveling 4.5 Million Miles
Dennis Yu is the Chief Technology Officer of BlitzMetrics, a digital marketing company which partners with schools to train young adults. Dennis’s program centers around mentorship, helping students grow their expertise to manage social campaigns for enterprise clients like the Golden State Warriors, Nike, and Rosetta Stone.
He’s an internationally recognized lecturer in Facebook Marketing and has spoken in 17 countries, spanning 5 continents, including keynotes at L2E, Gultaggen, and Marketo Summit. Dennis has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, National Public Radio, TechCrunch, Fox News, CBS Evening News and is co-author of Facebook Nation – a textbook taught in over 700 colleges and universities.
He’s a regular contributor for Adweek’s SocialTimes column and has published in Social Media Examiner, Social Media Club, Tweak Your Biz, B2C, Social Fresh, and Heyo. He held leadership positions at Yahoo! and American Airlines and studied Finance and Economics at Southern Methodist University as well as London School of Economics. He ran collegiate cross-country at SMU and has competed in over 20 marathons including a 70 mile ultramarathon.
Besides being a Facebook data and ad geek, you can find him eating chicken wings or playing Ultimate Frisbee in a city near you.
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Jennifer Myers-Ward Goes Above & Beyond with Her Travel Gear
Jennifer Myers-Ward brings over 20 years of online marketing experience working with dozens of clients in a variety of industries where she has shown proven success in both the affiliate and email channels. As a result of her affiliate success, Jennifer was presented with the Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Award for OPM/Agency of the Year in 2017, after also being a finalist in 2015. Prior to starting ebove & beyond in 2003, Jennifer was responsible for building Palm Beach Jewelry’s online business. The website grew at an amazing rate boasting strong traffic numbers and record sales helping it to become an Internet Retailer Top 500 company in record time. Before her time at Palm Beach Jewelry, Jennifer worked as an Associates Manager, Director of Email Marketing and eventually a Partnership Development Manager for Amazon.co.uk. In her role as Partnership Manager, she exceeded the program goal by 50% in the first 3 months alone and was presented with Amazon’s prestigious “Door Desk Award” in 2000. You can find her on Twitter at @jenmyersward , @eboveandbeyond.
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Business Conference Hacking with David Vogelpohl & Why You Need to Avoid Pineapples
David Vogelpohl is the Vice President of Web Strategy at WP Engine, a WordPress digital experience platform. WP Engine is a global leader in open source focused technology. Since 1996, David has been building teams which create and market digital experiences for the web, mobile, and beyond. David’s teams at WP Engine focus on WordPress development, WordPress core contributions, and performance marketing. David’s speaking style is focused on actionable-insights inspired by the most recent advancements in digital marketing, seasoned with over 20 years of know-how, and backed by relatable and relevant real-world examples.
How Metallica inspired Keynote Speaker Mitch Joel Travels for Success
Mitch Joel is Founder of Six Pixels Group - an advisory, investing and content producing company that is focused on brands, commerce and community. He has been called a marketing and communications visionary, interactive expert and community leader (he prefers the title "Brand Hacker"). He is also an entrepreneur, author, journalist, investor, trusted advisor, and passionate speaker who connects with people worldwide by sharing his insights on business transformation and marketing innovation. He has been named one of the top 100 online marketers in the world, and was awarded the highly prestigious Top 40 Under 40. Prior to Six Pixels Group,
Mitch spent close to two decades building, running and (eventually) selling his business. He was President of Mirum – a global digital marketing agency operating in 25 countries with close to 3000 employees. Mirum is owned by WPP.
Mitch Joel speaks frequently to diverse groups like Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Microsoft, Procter and Gamble, Twitter, Unilever and every organization and association in between. Since 2005 he has given anywhere between 40-60 keynote presentation a year to small, medium and large organizations in both the B2B and B2C space all over the world. As a professional speaker, Mitch is represented by Leading Authorities in the U.S. and by Speaker's Spotlight in Canada.
Mitch is also a bestselling business book author. His first book, Six Pixels of Separation (Grand Central Publishing - Hachette Book Group in 2009), named after his successful blog and podcast is a business and marketing bestseller. His second book, CTRL ALT Delete (Grand Central Publishing - Hachette Book Group in 2013) was named one of the best business books of 2013 by Amazon. Mitch invests in people, community and technology.
Currently, he is an advisor and investor in many businesses and charitable organizations in the fields of Blockchain, artificial intelligence, smart audio/voice, fintech and martech spaces. He sits on the advisory board for Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, HubSpot’s Inbound conference, the Public Awareness & Branding Committee for Baycrest Health Sciences and more. Mitch is the former Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Marketing Association and a past executive for the National Advertising Benevolent Society. He is also a former board member of Postmedia and the Interactive Advertising Bureau of Canada. In the past, he sat on the content committee for both Shop.org and the Web Analytics Association.
Mitch is frequently called upon to be a subject matter expert for publications like Fast Company, Strategy, Forbes, and many other radio, television, digital and print outlets. He is a columnist and journalist for the Harvard Business Review, Inc. Magazine, The Huffington Post and many other magazines and newspapers. Mitch is also the host of Groove – The No Treble Podcast, where he is slowly trying to build the largest oral history of electric bass players in the world.
Fun side fact: Mitch’s first professional job was interviewing Tommy Lee from Motley Crue. He then went on to become a music and entertainment journalist and publisher of magazines. With that, he also co-launched Distort Entertainment, the only hard music label in Canada to have major label distribution (Universal Music) and whose roster featured the platinum-plus, Juno Award and MuchMusic Video Award-winning acts, Alexisonfire and City And Colour.
National Retail Federation Executive Artemis Berry Shares her Business Travel Hacks
Artemis Berry is vice president of member engagement at the National Retail Federation. Berry heads up the year-round member experience and engagement strategy and oversees a team responsible for community and event management for digital retail, retail technology, loss prevention and marketing communities. Before taking on the membership role, Berry managed the digital retail community (Shop.org) for NRF, responsible for community engagement, branding and thought leadership. She also managed the educational strategy for Shop.org and NRF events for years, including the annual Shop.org event. Prior to joining NRF, Berry served as the marketing director for Vision Chain, a Washington, D.C.-based startup software company, where she developed all facets of the company’s marketing portfolio, including press releases, website content, print collateral, event management and case studies. Berry holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from Virginia Tech and a master's degree in corporate communications and public relations from Georgetown University.
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Great podcast! Just listened to Tim Miles lay out some seriously good tips. One of the best tips was to take the extra time to enjoy a tiny bit of the city you're visiting. I can't count how many trips I've made where the only things I saw were the hotel, the client's office/building, and some restaurants. Even if you see just one cool or historical or interesting thing in the city, you oughta do it. Not just for the sake of fun, but, as Tim said, to add to your own cultural experience