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2015 MIC-Colorado Educational Conference
Opening General Session Keynote

Steve Spangler

"Flying Potatoes and Exploding Soda"
How to Take Your Customer Engagement
to the Next Level

Steve Spangler

He's the science teacher you always wanted to have in school. Things just happen to fizz, pop, smoke and explode, and before you know it, you're a part of his learning experience. His passion is to find the most creative ways to make learning fun. His methods might be unconventional, but the goal is to turn ordinary science experiments into unforgettable learning experiences.

His regular appearances on the Ellen DeGeneres Show have taught viewers how to blow up their food, shock their friends, create mountains of foam and how to turn 2,500 boxes of cornstarch and a garden hose into a swimming pool of fun. Just last month, Steve made it rain film canisters in Ellen's studio using the fizzing power of more than 3,000 Alka-Seltzer tablets.

Steve Spangler is probably best known for teaching millions of people how to turn an ordinary bottle of diet soda and a roll of Mentos into an erupting geyser. Without any warning, this clever trick turned into a three-ring circus of new products, license agreements and viral marketing videos that quickly became a pop-culture sensation. and none of this was ever part of a strategic vision or a written marketing plan. As one of YouTube's original viral videos, this now famous science experiment is just another example of Steve Spangler's ability to create marketing opportunities that result in creative products, enthusiastic customers and high profits.

Whether you're motivating employees, amazing customers or sparking creativity, the name of the game is engagement. and it's the skill that will set you part from everyone else. Steve understands the science behind turning ordinary business transactions into transformational customer experiences that will catapult your business into a new orbit. just watch out for the flying potatoes.

2015 MIC-Colorado Educational Conference
Afternoon General Session Keynote

Mark Scharenbroich , CSP, CPAE

"Nice Bike"
Making Connections that Move People

Mark Scharenbroich

While earning a degree in mass communications at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, Mark wrote, directed and performed in a comedy troupe called Mom's Apple Pie. The group performed together throughout the Midwest in the '70s, and when it disbanded, Mark went solo and combined his comedy training with motivational speaking.

Soon after, Mark was employed by Jostens—the leading manufacturer of class rings, yearbooks and graduation products—to speak to their customers throughout North America. In 1981 Mark was featured in a film called "The Greatest Days of Your Life … (So Far)," which was seen by millions of viewers worldwide. It earned him the Golden Apple and Silver Screen film awards.

Nice Bike - Making Connections that Move People

Mix thousands of black leather, bandana wearing Harley-Davidson riders, one 100th year anniversary celebration and a beige Ford Taurus and you get the Nice Bike principle in action. Join author and business speaker, Mark Scharenbroich as he takes us on a ride to building stronger and more meaningful connections in our personal and professional lives.

Mark will inspire you, motivate you, and validate the importance of recognizing people to improve employee and team performance. Whether you are a team of one, or a team of one hundred, you will walk away from this keynote with a reinvigorated spirit for what you do as well as an appreciation of what the other team members around you do.

The Nice Bike principle will demonstrate the three powerful steps to develop stronger relationships in our work which results in:

  • Improved employee engagement
  • Enhanced team collaboration
  • Embracing innovation vs. the fear of change
  • Fueling the passion to serve others
  • Creating meaningful connections

Part motivational speaker, part thought-provoker and pure entertainer, Mark tells engaging stories on how to develop meaningful connections.

Mark's credentials include: Emmy award winner, author of Nice Bike: Making Meaningful Connections on the Road of Life, inducted into the National Speaker's Association Hall of Fame, International film awards for his film, The Greatest Days of Your Life…(so far).

The Convention Industry Council (CIC) has confirmed that the MIC Opening General Session and Breakouts* that may be applied towards Continuing Education clock hours (CEs) needed to qualify for the CMP or other industry certifications or recertification.

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