Keynote: Jason Kotecki
Lemonade Stand 2.0: Secrets from Childhood for Succeeding in Business & Life
An entrepreneur from Day 1, Jason has spent the last two decades building a profitable business that is bolstered by a tribe of raving fans and has sparked a worldwide movement. In this presentation, Jason shares the often-overlooked principles from childhood that have contributed to this success. These principles are crucial for delighting customers, creating growth, and cultivating enthusiastic employees. But this program goes beyond mere business. As the wearers of many hats, small business owners are famous for having abysmal life balance. Jason believes wholeheartedly in the importance of not just making a living, but in designing a life, firmly aware that the most important work we’ll ever do will be within the walls of our own homes. Through witty storytelling, humorous observation, and real-world strategy, he delivers a powerful message that arms attendees with the tools to achieve bigger growth and better balance from their small business
Jason Kotecki is an artist who speaks really, really well! He is an expert at helping people “Escape Adulthood,” in order to restore balance, beat burnout, and become more innovative by breaking rules that don’t exist. His mission is to fight Adultitis, sharing strategies from childhood to create lives with less stress and more success. Jason is passionate about sharing his message that there is more to life than the hectic busyness, cynical lethargy and overwhelming stress that is typical of most modern lives. Jason's inspiring, entertaining and heart-warming programs are visual masterpieces jam-packed with relevant, practical information coated in fun.
Get a sneak peak: http://EscapeAdulthood.com
Music Licensing: What You Need to Know
Tuesday (1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)
Presented by: John Johnson/ASCAP & Jessica Frost/BMI
What is Music Licensing? Who needs it? Why do I need it? Where do the music licensing fees actually go? These are some of the most commonly asked questions by members throughout the state. At this seminar, all of your questions regarding music licensing will be answered by representatives of the two major PRO’s (performing rights organizations) ASCAP and BMI. John and Jessica are experts on music licensing. If you have music or are considering starting music, you should take advantage of this opportunity to learn the facts and get your questions answered.
John has over 28 years of experience in performing rights, with 24 of those years at ASCAP. Since joining ASCAP, he has held roles in collections, general licensing, business analysis and licensing operations. He has served on several ASCAP project teams including the ASCAP "I Create Music Expo” launch. Johnson holds a B.A. in Management and Human Relations and an MBA from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee. In his role as Sr. VP of Licensing, Johnson is responsible for ASCAP's Licensing Operations, including General Licensing, Customer Service and Licensing Administration.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, INDUSTRY RELATIONS
Jessica Frost is Executive Director, Industry Relations at Broadcast Music, Inc. In this role, she develops and cultivates relationships with industry associations and businesses across the country that use BMI music. Based in Nashville, Frost is a 19-year veteran at BMI.
Frost began her career at BMI in 1999 as a Customer Relations Executive for BMI’s licensing team and moved through the ranks holding various positions. Her current responsibilities include representing BMI to various trade associations in the radio, television, hotel, restaurant, bar, wineries, and fitness industries, as well as other business segments that use music across the United States. By creating and managing cooperative partnerships with these associations, Frost is instrumental in educating business owners about copyright law, music licensing and the service that BMI provides to all businesses and organizations that play music publicly.
Seminar 2Social Media Seminar: How and Why to Use Social Media for Yourself, and Your Business
Tuesday (3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
Presented by: Teri Barr
If words like retweet, follow, and upload are still feeling a bit foreign, join Teri Barr as she clears up the confusion and gets you on track to speaking a language your friends and fans will love on social media!
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Instagram can all be easy to use, and a powerful (free!) way to get the word out about your tavern, bar, or restaurant. This seminar will also show you how to manage your on-line reputation, and why it's important to know what your competition is doing on-line, too. Teri will help you get up to speed, and not only get you started if you aren't already, but will show you some simple steps to be a social media success.