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Henry Winkler Heads Keynote Lineup for AGS Conclave 2020

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Henry Winkler, Emmy-winning actor, director, producer, and New York Times best-selling author, will be the opening keynote speaker for the American Gem Society's (AGS) Annual Conclave, which will be held in Denver, Colorado, April 27-29, 2020 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.

Joining Winkler will be two other powerful speakers who have signed up to educate and motivate: innovation expert Josh Linkner will be the keynote on April 28, and pilot Amelia Rose Earhart will be the closing keynote on April 29.

Winkler won the Emmy(R) in 2018 for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in the HBO series, "Barry," and is perhaps, best known for his role as Fonzie in "Happy Days." Winkler's presentations are designed to inspire and entertain through humorous anecdotes and inspirational life lessons about overcoming adversity to his storied career in television and entertainment.

Josh Linkner, a five-time successful tech entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and CEO will deliver a clear call-to-action to the AGS membership: innovate and disrupt your organization to stay ahead of the competition, and embrace change for a brighter future.

As an inspiring pilot, Amelia Rose Earhart became one of the youngest women to fly a single-engine plane around the world. In her keynote, Amelia will teach the AGS community how to create a flight plan for success, define their "True North," and achieve their goals.

Funnyman Joel Zeff returns as the emcee. Zeff, an acclaimed motivator, public speaker, humorist, and actor, is well-known to the AGS members as a past keynote and featured speaker at Conclave.

"In addition to our exciting lineup of keynote speakers, Conclave will feature a robust schedule of breakout sessions on topics vital to our industry, such as sustainability, security, and of course, sessions that help our members drive business, such as sales, marketing, gemology, and financial management," said Alexis Padis, CGA, and Chair of the Conclave Subcommittee. "With numerous networking opportunities, Conclave is a great place for the AGS community to mingle and meet other like-minded professionals who share their mission of consumer protection, ongoing education, and high standards of business ethics."

The American Gem Society would like to thank Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group, who is, once again, the Presenting Sponsor for Conclave. Without their support, the American Gem Society would not be able to provide the educational programming that it offers.

Registration for Conclave opened on November 5. To learn more, visit

About the American Gem Society and Conclave:

The American Gem Society's International Conclave, first held in 1937, is the premier educational and networking event in the jewelry industry. The Society's members congregate annually to further their gemological education and professional development, as well as, meet with their colleagues.

Considered one of the primary benefits of membership in the AGS, Conclave is held in a new location each year, and features some of the leading national speakers and industry experts, all teaching a variety of topics ranging from gemological training to sales, leadership, government compliance, and marketing sessions. Learn more:

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Brand Strategist and Keynote Speaker asks Business Owners and Entrepreneurs to Focus on Engagement and Authenticity

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. -- Brand Strategist and speaker Loren Weisman is asking people that when they answer what they did on their summer vacation as far as marketing and promoting is concerned to answer with being authentic, true and humble.

Loren Weisman is asking people this summer to step away from the hype, the sell, the pressure and the overly dominant push of marketing online and off. He wants people to change their messages, tone and delivery to a more engaging, inviting and connecting approach.

"From videos to quotes, blogs to audios and everything in between, the shift is heading to authenticity," Weisman says. "People are getting exhausted from the hype. People are getting tired of being sold to and people are getting sick of told how they will feel, what they need and exact what they should have."

This is also true in the social media algorithms that are changing to reflect this as well. The click here, buy now, must have sales pitches are being flagged and even penalized on certain sites as the shift of social media is beginning a shift to actually being that much more social again.

"Taking the focus away from the hype of screaming that you are a best-selling author with the same ad over and over again is oversaturating and annoying to a great many. Shifting the message to sharing about the different parts of the book, the author and the writing process over a series of different posts and ads can connect people with a greater audience."

Shifting the focus to engagement and altering the forced sell to an inviting share will allow you to make that any more friends, connections and conversions on your summer vacation. Changing your message to reflect the truth of you can bring you truer connections.

As we look to educating, building and protecting our brand with validity, humility and authenticity, it allows for better profits, results and long term connections.

About Loren Weisman:

Loren Weisman is a Branding Strategist and Counselor who aligns, defines and designs individualized branding and content plans for start-up and established businesses. He is also the host of the Brand Management and Marketing Podcast, Wait What Really OK. He has recently relocated to Winter Garden, Florida.

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Branding Strategist and Keynote Speaker Loren Weisman announces early 2018 events and appearances

VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Branding Strategist and Keynote Speaker Loren Weisman announces that he will be appearing in early 2018 on The Roberts and Lowe CEO Entrepreneur Cruise, Bob Harrison's Hawaii Increase Event, Natasha Senkovich's Intuition to Raise your income Global Summit and The Business Excellence Summit hosted by Kay Sanders. Weisman will also be appearing at a series of private engagements ranging from Atlanta to Miami in the first quarter of 2018.

The Roberts and Lowe CEO Entrepreneur Cruise 2018 sails on January 28, 2018 to February 1, 2018. Five Days, four nights and 2 ports. Nassau and Freeport Bahamas. This event features Rollan Roberts, Peter Lowe, Karl Gibbons, Carl Gould, Tom Feltenstein, Brett Bruen, Ken Waningu and many others. To book your cabin visit:

Bob Harrison's Hawaii Increase Event is happening March 6 to March 9, 2018 at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, Maui. Loren will be joining event speakers including Bob Harrison, John Bevere, Tim Storey, Mike Rovner and many others. More information at:

Natasha Senkovich's "Intuition to Raise your Income Global Summit" is an online 21-day global summit featuring top spiritual teachers and intuitive entrepreneurs. More at:

The Business Excellence Summit 2018 hosted by Kay Sanders launches March 5, 2018. Loren is presenting alongside Katherine Dean, Cindy Holbrook, Nicole Holland, Marc Mawhinney and a number of others. More about this event at:

"In my talks, I share the branding approach focused on the strategy, the content and the connection over just the look and the feel. It is the content that makes the connection and continues to keep people connected," Loren Weisman says.

"There is much more to branding that a logo, color and type set. Effective branding comes down to creating a sense of comfort, recognition, and trust in your engagement, your message, and your products. It is more about the content and message than the logo and the colors."

About Loren Weisman:
Branding Strategist and Keynote Speaker Loren Weisman aligns, defines and designs individualized branding, marketing and content planning for start-up and established businesses. Loren is also the host of iHeartRadio's "Wait What Really OK" Branding and Business Podcast.

Weisman covers marketing and branding across multiple industries, disciplines and can work with both national, local and hyper-local brands and start-ups. He has been widely interviewed, appeared at numerous trade shows and conferences, hosted a wide variety of marketing and branding podcasts, as well as authored numerous books including "Music Business for Dummies" (Wiley & Sons) and "The Artist's Guide to Success in the Music Business" (Greenleaf Book Group).

As a keynote speaker Loren Weisman delivers down to earth talks, fun presentations and humorous lectures with an audience to create engagement and enjoyment while sharing experience, knowledge and direction for those in the mailroom to the boardroom and everywhere in between -- always keeping a rooted focus on the fundamental ideas of organizing, developing and sequencing for conversions.

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