Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Retreat 2020 Keynotes Offer Virtual Programs for VACEOs Members

The annual CEO retreat at The Omni Homestead has been canceled but contingency plans are underway!

We are pleased to announce beginning April 1, “Bowtie Economist” Elliot Eisenberg will offer Members and Sponsors a weekly, 15-minute video chat session.

We are also pleased to announce Marcus Sheridan will offer an hour and a half  web workshop on April 2nd as well. Both events are for Members and Sponsors only. Visit Events and sign up today.

Next, expect information about virtual webinars from our scheduled workshop speakers.

In the meantime, listen in here as Marcus shares a new message with Members.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

VACEOs Retreat 2020 Canceled Due to COVID-19 and Governor’s Directive

(Update March 25, 2020: This event has become a virtual event due to COVID-19. Visit vaceos.org/retreat for up-to-date information.)

Dear VACEOs Members and Sponsors:

We regrettably announce that the VACEOs Retreat is canceled due to COVID-19 and in compliance with the Governor’s directive to avoid large meetings for the next eight weeks.

While we are disappointed that this action was required, please know that contingency plans are being made and will be presented to the Board of Directors on Thursday. We will communicate our plans with you as they unfold.

The Omni Homestead has canceled all reservations related to the VACEOs Retreat. If you have any questions or concerns about that, please call The Omni Homestead at 800-838-1766. Lastly, if you have any ideas for how we can help you and the VACEOs community, please reach out to me. We are here to serve.

Sincerely,
Scot McRoberts
Executive Director
Virginia Council of CEOs
scot@vaceos.org

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Retreat 2020 Schedule

(Update March 25, 2020: This event has become a virtual event due to COVID-19. Visit vaceos.org/retreat for up-to-date information.)

 


Your Retreat Registration includes all programming on Thursday and Friday. Meals included are: Opening Reception on Wednesday Evening; The Homestead Breakfast Buffett, Lunch, Dinner, and the party on Thursday.

 

 

Here’s a recap of the event along with the links you need to learn more:

QUICK LINKS

(Update March 17, 2020: This event has been canceled due to COVID-19)

  • Register for this event
  • Keynote speaker lineup
  • Workshop speaker lineup
  • Retreat FAQs

VACEOs RETREAT 2020
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday, April 29
10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Recreational Activities
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm: Light Reception & Speed Networking
6:45 pm – 7:30 pm: Reception continues. **(Heavy Hors d’oeuvres & drinks)
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Hospitality Suites Open**

**The reception will have light food but if you want a seated dinner make reservations with The Homestead. (https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/homestead-virginia/dining)

Thursday, April 30
7:00 am – 9:30 am: Breakfast Buffet in The Homestead Dining Room
8:30 am – 9:30 am: Registration
10:00 am – 11:45 am: Elliott Eisenberg.
12:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm: Ignite Presentations
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Workshop Session 1
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm: Workshop Session 2
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm: Reception
6:45 pm – 8:00 pm: Dinner
8:15 pm – 9:30 pm: Party on the Casino Lawn
9:30 pm – 1:00 am: Tower Suite and Jefferson Lobby Bar

Friday, May 1
7:00 am – 9:30 am: Breakfast Buffet in The Homestead Dining Room
7:00 am – 8:00 am: Runners meet up
9:30 am – 12:00 pm: Closing Session with Marcus Sheridan
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Lingerers Reception

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Workshop Lineup for Retreat 2020

(Update March 25, 2020: This event has become a virtual event due to COVID-19. Visit vaceos.org/retreat for up-to-date information.)

 

 

The 2020 VACEOs Retreat speaker lineup features internationally-acclaimed keynote speakers and workshops tackling challenges that are most on the minds of today’s CEOs. We are pleased to present this year’s workshop lineup listed below!

QUICK LINKS

(Update March 17, 2020: This event has been canceled due to COVID-19)

  • Schedule of events
  • Register for this event
  • Keynote speaker lineup
  • Workshop speaker lineup
  • Retreat FAQs

LISTEN IN AS ALLAN TSANG ADDRESSES
VACEOs RETREAT 2020 ATTENDEES

WORKSHOP DETAILS BELOW.

(This event is for VA Council of CEOs Members and Sponsors only.)
Learn about Reteat 2020.

 


RETREAT 2020 WORKSHOP LINEUP

“Learn How to Get What You Want Without Unnecessary Compromise”
Workshop by Allan Tsang

“I’m excited and looking forward to meeting this great group of entrepreneurs to share my system of negotiation that is process-driven, based on decision science, and tested in the real-world. My goal is to provide you with the tools you need to negotiate any difficult and complex negotiation safely.” – Allan Tsang

 

 

About Allan’s Workshop
This presentation will provide you the knowledge you need to stay safe and overcome any fears of negotiating, to build strong agreements that last, and to get what you want without unnecessary compromises. What you’ll learn:

  • valid mindsets versus myths that have undermined your success,
  • how to manage your emotions, de-escalate, and resolve emotionally charged conflicts that pose an existential threat to your organization,
  • how to work with difficult people and gain their cooperation, and
  • a system that can help you maximize your resources and scale revenue growth and profitability.

About Allan Tsang
Allan lives to put out fires. He’s not afraid to jump into any conflict, especially business ones. He’s been trained and mentored, as well as worked with some of the world’s best negotiators and coaches…from Jim Camp, founder of CAMP Systems, and Gary Noesner, retired FBI Chief Hostage and Crisis Negotiator.

Read More >

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Monday, January 20, 2020

VACEOs Retreat 2020 Keynote Lineup

(Update March 25, 2020: This event has become a virtual event due to COVID-19. Visit vaceos.org/retreat for up-to-date information.)

 


We are pleased to announce that “Bowtie Economist” Elliot Eisenberg and member-favorite Marcus Sheridan will be the featured speakers at this year’s Retreat held at the Omni Homestead in Hot Springs, VA, April 29-May 1, 2020.

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. is an internationally-acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making economics fun, relevant, and educational.

Marcus Sheridan is a highly sought-after international keynote speaker known for his unique ability to excite, engage, and motivate audiences. In 2017 Forbes named Marcus 1 of 20 “Speakers You Don’t Want to Miss.”

RETREAT QUICK LINKS
(Update March 17, 2020: This event has been canceled due to COVID-19)

  • Schedule of events
  • Register for this event
  • Keynote speaker lineup
  • Workshop speaker lineup
  • Retreat FAQs

 

LISTEN IN AS MARCUS SHERIDAN ADDRESSES
VACEOs RETREAT 2020 ATTENDEES

 

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION DETAILS BELOW

(This event is for VA Council of CEOs Members and Sponsors only.)
About Retreat 2020.

 


 

 

VACEOs RETREAT 2020 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 

 

“Economics 20/20: Growing But Slowing”
Keynote by “Bowtie Economist” Elliot Eisenberg

Elliot Eisenberg

“Hello VA Council of CEOs Members! Am very much looking forward to sharing my economic knowledge with you. In particular, I hope to help you better understand where we are in the business cycle, how good GDP growth will be over the 12 to 18 months, and how much longer we have until the next recession hits.” – Elliot Eisenberg

About Elliot’s Presentation
Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. is an internationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making economics fun, relevant and educational. After listening to his talk you will be better able to plan for the near future by making better business decisions and as a result be a more confident leader in 2020.

About Elliot Eisenberg
Dr. Eisenberg has spoken to hundreds of business groups and associations, as a keynote speaker on topics including: economic forecasts, economic impact of industries such as homebuilding, tourism, consequences of government regulation, and other current economic issues. Dr. Eisenberg has been invited to testify before lawmakers and is often asked to comment on proposed legislation. His research and opinions have been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, Bureau of National Affairs, Forbes, Fortune, and many other publications. He is a regularly featured guest on cable news programs, talk, and public radio. Learn more about Elliott Eisenberg.

 



“The Visual Sale: How to Embrace the Visual Revolution and Create a Culture of Video in Your Organization”

and

“The Digital Consumer: How Today’s Buyer Has Changed and What Your Business Must Do About It”


Keynote and Presentation by Marcus Sheridan

“We’re going to have a tremendous time together at the VA Council of CEOs Retreat. Together, we’ll challenge many assumptions and push the envelope of what’s possible with digital sales and marketing. Our entire conversation will be based on immediate takeaways and action items. No fluff. No theory. I’ll see you there!” – Marcus Sheridan

About Marcus’ Visual Sale Presentation

Studies have shown that by the year 2019, 80% of all content consumed online will be video-based content. With such a dramatic trend, what is your business or organization doing to not only meet the demands of today’s buyer but to also stay ahead of the marketplace and be prepared for what is next?

In this action-packed keynote, Marcus Sheridan will show powerful stories of how B2B and B2C companies are using video to not only build their brand but significantly drive sales and marketing revenue in the process. Sheridan will also discuss exactly how any organization, regardless of size, can develop its own culture of video and experience incredible results. In this talk you will:

  • See what type of video content does and does not move the needle in terms of sales and revenue.
  • Discover how to integrate video into the sales process to improve closing rates while decreasing sales cycles.
  • Learn how to set up an in-house “media company” and engage your team in the process, AND much, much more!

 

About Marcus’ Digital Consumer Presentation
More than any other time in the last 100 years, the buyer of today has made a dramatic shift in the way they make purchasing decisions. Unfortunately, many companies haven’t adapted to this shift and are not prepared for the continual evolution of this “digital consumer.”

In this talk, Marcus Sheridan brings clarity to the way buyers have changed and exactly what companies must do to, not only align themselves with this shift in buyer patterns but take advantage of the digital age as well. In this talk, you will:

  • Learn the shift that has happened with today’s buyer and what that means for sales and marketing departments going forward.
  • Discover exactly what types of content and messaging move the sales needle and truly get results.
  • Find out how video and visual learning is impacting the buying process and what organizations must do to be seen as a “media” company.

About Marcus Sheridan
Marcus is a highly sought-after international keynote speaker known for his unique ability to excite, engage and motivate audiences. In 2017 Forbes named Marcus 1 of 20 “Speakers You Don’t Want to Miss.” He has been dubbed a “Web Marketing Guru” by the New York Times and featured in Inc., The Globe and Mail, Forbes, and more.

As founder and president of The Sales Lion, which recently merged with IMPACT in 2018, Marcus has established one of the most successful digital sales and marketing agencies in the country. Within his speaking company, Marcus Sheridan International, Inc., he gives over 70 global keynotes annually where he inspires audiences in the areas of sales, marketing, leadership, and communication. Mashable rated his book, “They Ask, You Answer,” the “#1 Marketing Book” to read in 2017. Forbes listed it as one of “11 Marketing Books Every CMO Should Read.” Learn more about Marcus.

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