2019 Topics

The Power is in the Presentation

Presented by Lela Barker

The framing of your products has the power to transform your business from “barely squeaking by” to “holy smokes, my bank account looks rosy!” If you send the wrong value signals, you’ll amass a crowd of disjointed, price-conscious, commodity-minded shoppers who aren’t particularly loyal. But what if you could flip that script and put your products into context? What if you could send clear value indicators to attract brand-driven shoppers who will evangelize your company and pay top dollar for your products? I promise that it’s possible, and this thought-provoking workshop will deliver actionable strategies we discover together while dissecting successful brands. You’ll leave with inspiration and clear “next steps” for up-leveling your presentation, connecting with your people, and finally commanding the prices your products deserve.


Hemp CBD in Personal Care Products: An Honest Look at Why and Why Not Include it in Your Business 

Presented by Kayla Fioravanti

There is a new ingredient in town and it is shifting the landscape of the personal care industry. Hemp CBD is gaining in momentum as word of mouth spreads among consumers from one positive experience to another. The question as makers is whether jumping on the bandwagon is right for their business or not. Kayla Fioravanti will help navigate the positive side of adding hemp CBD to your product line as well as the pitfalls with an honest review from an industry insider as the co-founder of Ology Essentials. She will also explain in plain English the why and how hemp CBD works in topical applications.


Claim Your Power: 5 Ways to Take Control of Your Life

Presented by Anne-Marie Faiola

Do you believe that you have the power to act upon the world—or do you wait for the world to act on you? Anne-Marie Faiola, the CEO of Bramble Berry Handcraft Provisions, has learned that by making careful, intentional choices, we have the power to shape our lives far more than we often think. No matter what the situation, there are always positive, constructive actions we can choose to make. We even have the power to CHOOSE to be happy! Anne-Marie will tell you how by sharing 5 practical ways to claim your own power—both personally and in the professional world—allowing you to discover new ways to take control of your life.


The Community Economy

Presented by Donna Maria Coles Johnson

Today, your customers are more distracted than ever. They are bombarded with hundreds of marketing messages daily, and they can increasingly buy whatever you sell from any number of sources — and frequently at a lower price. In order to overcome these hurdles, you need more than a good product. You also need a community of people who love you and your brand, and who will help you break through the noise so your products can be seen and heard. Thankfully, it’s easier than ever to build community around your brand, and Donna Maria is here to show you how. In The Community Economy, dM shares how to serve more people, create more impact, and enjoy more success through community.


Shampoo Bars OH MY!

Presented by Holly Port

Holly Port of Lotion Bar Café will teach you how to make fun and exciting shampoo bars! In this presentation, she will show you from start to finish how to make solid shampoo bars. Why solid? For one less waste, and they are portable and great for camping, travel or the gym. You will learn about different ingredients to use for different hair types. Shampoo bars are becoming more popular and you can even find them at your local grocery store. So come learn and add them to your product line.


Demystifying Soy & Beeswax Candles

Presented by Haleigh Fioravanti and Stephanie Franchini

Scent some wax, attach a piece of string to a container, pour the wax into that container and light her up! You got yourself a candle, right?! Wrong. Stephanie Franchini and Haleigh Fioravanti will shed some much needed light on candle making – the challenges, the rewards, a few tips and tricks and the endless creativity that comes along with it.