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Mary A. Redmond


Thursday, October  5 | Concurrent Breakout Session | 10:00am-11:00am

Learn How Professional Speakers can add Value and Enhance your Meeting Experience! Panelist

Mary A. Redmond is a speaker, author, negotiator and body language expert. For more than 21 years Mary negotiated contracts for some of the largest financial institutions in the world including GE Capital, Mellon Bank, Norwest Bank and Orix Financial.  She now works with large and small companies and municipalities to help their senior managers, directors, employees and team members become FearLess Negotiators, Master Communicators and Better Listeners.

Mary is the author and creator of the

  • LeaseSpeak™ System: Your Guide to Saving Money on Leases training system.
  • The DVD and CD programs
  • Men and Women Do it Differently…Negotiate that is!
  • Men and Women Show it Differently…Body Language that is!
  • Negotiate: Be H.E.A.R.D.
  • Body Language Unlocked: See What You Say.

As an eleven-year active member of the National Speakers Association (“NSA”), she is a Past-President of the NSA-Kansas City Chapter and their 2013 Member of the Year. Mary is a charter member of the Bonner Springs Toastmaster Club and serves on the Board of Directors of GRACE, a 501C3 not for profit founded to provide Alcoholics and addicts safe housing and an opportunity to reestablish their lives. The Kansas City Business Journal and Kauffman Foundation honored her with the Women Who Mean Business Award. In October 2015, the Kansas Department of Commerce, Office of Minority and Women Business Development honored her with Kansas Women Business Advocate of the Year award.

Session Description: Our panelist will address a variety of topics including: What is the National Speakers Association? What do the designations CSP and CPAE signify? How Speakers Bureaus select and work with speakers. Creative ways to leverage your speakers to market your event. Maximize speakers while they are on site. The differences between Keynote and Breakout Speakers. What speakers expect from Meeting and Event Planners. What Meeting and Event Planners can expect from Speakers. Dealing with Professional Agreements. Selling Products and the use of Trade Show Booths in agreements.