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2023 Conclave Featured Speakers Share Practical Solutions for Real Results

Each year at Conclave, the education mix includes featured speakers who are dynamic thought leaders and innovative experts. Conclave 2023’s lineup of featured speakers comprises subject matter experts known for delivering practical solutions that produce results.

Conclave 2023 Featured Speaker Terri Sjodin

Terry Sjodin

12 Most Common Sales Presentation Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

Monday, May 1 / 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Track: Sales

How do you sell, persuade, or move people to action? A vital element in creating influence in today’s market is your ability to build and deliver a thought-provoking presentation.

From elevator speeches to one-on-one meetings, and even formal sales presentations, you can craft a more compelling message.

In this session, Terri will discuss how to build and deliver a more polished and effective sales presentation—one that is persuasive rather than just informative. The focus will be on developing verbal communication skills for greater impact with clients and prospects, including how to develop a more creative style, hot tips on visual aids, body language, closing, and more.

Conclave 2023 Featured Speaker Seth Mattison

Seth Mattison

Navigating What’s Next: Insights For The Future of Work and Leadership

Tuesday, May 2 / 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. –1:00 p.m.

Track: Business Management

As we enter a new work era, leaders are making big bets on what’s next for their industry, the future of work, and the world at large. Navigating this defining moment while preparing to capture the opportunity requires a bold vision and courage to change.

Future of work author Seth Mattison will help you and your leaders answer some of today’s most pressing questions. What does talent need today? What type of leadership will be required? How will we nurture great teams? What employment experiences will matter most? Where will tomorrow’s external disruptors emerge? Armed with actionable insights and practical tools, participants will be primed to lead their teams and organizations to intentionally shape the future.

Conclave 2023 Featured Speaker Jess Pettitt

Jess Pettitt

Conversations That Matter

Wednesday, May 3 / 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Track: DEI

Let’s face it, there are people and topics that at some point are just off limits. You just can’t do it or them right now. Even worse, often it is a difficult topic that you have to bring up with a difficult person.

What if you could engage in these conversations with more confidence, humor, and ease? No matter the person or topic, you are your best tool for conversations that matter. Understanding yourself and others as differently right gives you the tools to intentionally design teams, groups, and partnerships that can bring value to a single project or topic. We are all frustrating to someone, and at times even to ourselves.

Good Enough Now

Wednesday, May 3 / 12:00 p.m. –1:00 p.m.

Track: DEI

Sitting around pointing fingers and waiting for change to appear on the horizon—has it ever worked for you? Do you feel an imbalance between who you are and who you think you should be? Do you see fulfillment, better relationships, and stronger teamwork as something to work for, but not possible now?

In her breakthrough message, author and keynote speaker Jess Pettitt reveals the truth about how we can be the best versions of ourselves now! By being our authentic selves, we can immediately improve our companies, relationships, and communities.

Visit Conclave’s Schedule of Events at to see the full listing of educational sessions. To register for Conclave 2023, click here.