Diane Windingland, owner of Virtual Speech Coach, was originally trained as an engineer, but since 2011, has been speaking, coaching, and writing on communication skills, and has published 10 books. Diane often speaks on the importance of using storytelling to sell products, services, and ideas.
Penny Hopkinson is a franchise publishing consultant, content writer, and developmental editor who advises and coaches clients on how best to document their know-how and business systems so that franchisees can follow a franchisor’s proven system. Her expertise encompasses more than 40 years’ experience as sub-editor, copywriter, Editor-in Chief and Managing Editor in the trade, technical, and specialist sector.
Pat Iyer is an experienced author, coach, and writer who loves to help others polish their writing. Her expertise comes from writing or editing over 800 books, articles, case studies, online courses, or chapters.
Brian Jud is the Executive Director of the Association of Publishers for Special Sales (APSS) – formerly SPAN. He is also the founder of Book Selling University and the author of “How to Make Real Money Selling Books.”
Brian offers commission-based sales of books to buyers in non-bookstore markets.
It took Kim O’Hara three decades to publish her first book. Yet, she was hardly a slacker. At the age of 25 she had produced her first million dollar movie. She loved making movies because she could lose herself in stories and bring to audiences the empathy evoked by story telling. Today, she has a thriving coaching business, serving dozens of published clients all over the United States.
Robert Plank is the founder of Done For You Podcasting, host of the Marketer of the Day podcast, and author of WWHW: Why, What, How-To, What-If. He has helped thousands of entrepreneurs create online businesses through 840 podcast episodes, 15 books and 15 online courses. How can YOU use your podcast and book as an advertising, marketing and traffic tool to fulfill your wildest dreams?
Victoria Andersen was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, she experienced personal, social, and environmental transformational events, such as the death of her mother, riots, and natural disasters, including a major California earthquake. While running a successful antique business with her husband, she was guided to move to Albuquerque, New Mexico…
JoAnne Funch has helped professionals become seen and build influence on LinkedIn since 2008. She works with business owners, salespeople, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders who want to leverage LinkedIn and their relationship-building strategies to gain more exposure for their brand so they ultimately have more impact, income, and credibility.
Catharine O’Leary has spent her entire 25 year career crafting market research and consumer insights for Fortune 100 companies across the globe. As a fellow entrepreneur Catharine knows how hard it is to grab the attention of the ideal customer, engage, and get to know them as people should, so they become raving fans.
Devin DeVries is Indie Books’ publishing project quarterback. She is responsible for shepherding each book through all the stages of the publishing process and ensuring each author walks away with a book they can be proud of. In addition, she puts her over eight years of web marketing and e-commerce experience to use in helping authors and speakers promote their books through websites and social media.