Experienced, Professional Speakers That Audiences LOVE

In addition to founder Jay Baer – one of the world’s most in-demand marketing and customer service speakers, and a Certified Speaking Professional – the Convince & Convert team includes many dynamic and experienced speakers.

The team delivers keynote presentations, breakout programs, half and full-day workshops, webinars, and more.

Many corporate clients work with the Convince & Convert speaking team to deliver custom training, on-site, in addition to the more than one hundred conferences and events where the group speaks each year.

For information on dates and program, please contact Director of Events Michelle Joyce at (704) 965-2339 or [email protected]


Jay Baer

Jay Baer is the founder of Convince & Convert, an advisor to more than 700 brands, an inductee into the Word of Mouth Marketing Hall of Fame, and one of the world’s most popular and powerful speakers.

A Certified Speaking Professional, Jay is also a member of Speakers Roundtable, a cadre of 25 exceptionally adept speakers from across the globe.

Jay is an experienced emcee and event host who has delivered power-packed programs for United Nations, US Department of State, IBM, Oracle, Anytime Fitness, SXSW and several hundred more.


  • Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Online Ratings, Reviews, and Reputation
  • Customer Experience and Customer Service
  • Word of Mouth 

See Jay in Action

Visit JayBaer.com for more information


Daniel Lemin

Daniel Lemin is a global speaker, startup co-founder, digital marketing veteran, and bestselling author of Manipurated. He cut his teeth at Google on the global marketing team early in his career, and now mentors and consults with organizations like Comcast, United Nations, Procter & Gamble, Best Buy and 3M.

He has particular expertise in online reviews, reputation, and crisis management. You name the crazy review scenario, and he’s heard the story.

He is an avid world traveler and likes weird food as long as it doesn’t bite back.


  • Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Online Ratings, Reviews, and Reputation
  • Customer Experience and Customer Service
  • Innovation

Watch Daniel Speak


Zontee Hou

Zontee Hou (pronounced “hoe”) is the Founder of New York-based consultancy Media Volery, an adjunct professor in the City College of New York’s graduate communications program, and a speaker at events across the country. With a passion for brand strategy, content marketing, and consumer behavior, Zontee advises organizations ranging from Allstate Insurance to Indiana University. She is consistently rated across industries as an engaging speaker who presents actionable and useful content.

Zontee’s work has won multiple PR News Platinum Awards, a Forrester Groundswell Award, and she was recently selected as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Content Marketing of 2017.


  • Content Marketing
  • Customer Journey
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Branding and Brand Strategy
  • Social Media Strategy


Watch Zontee Speak


Anna Hrach

Anna is a speaker, marketing strategist, and content expert who tackles clients’ toughest marketing problems with the tenacity and fearlessness of a honey badger. Not like a mean one, though. More like the nice, non-bitey kind.

Anna was named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Content Marketing of 2017. For more than a decade, she’s developed super-smart content strategies for companies ranging from up-and-coming startups to Fortune 500s. Her experience spans a range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, beauty, healthcare, hospitality, insurance, consumer packaged goods, banking and education. She’s also helped build content departments at three different agencies.


  • Content Marketing, Content Strategy, Content Creation
  • Digital Marketing
  • Customer Journey and Customer Experience
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Brand Strategy and Brand Storytelling


Kristina Paider

Kristina Paider is a Hollywood screenwriter, global business strategist, and the founder of Hollywood Approach, a firm that helps individuals and companies around the world accelerate results.

For 20 years, she had a dual career as a screenwriter and a senior marketing executive, in which she oversaw the marketing for a 10 billion dollar organization, leveraging story tactics to achieve client connection, media attention and improved revenue.

Kristina’s thought leadership has been adapted and modeled by a range of organizations from non-profits to $10 billion corporations. She specializes in infusing client experience, story, character, and dialogue to evoke action and impact the bottom line. Kristina has worked with clients and colleagues in 28 countries around the world.


  • Storytelling
  • Data Storytelling
  • Customer Experience
  • Marketing
  • Brand Strategy


Watch Kristina Speak


Lauren Teague

Lauren Teague spent seven seasons giving golf fans a look inside the ropes of the PGA TOUR, as the original social media manager of the world’s largest professional golf organization. In this role, she produced the first-ever live coverage from sports event on Twitter.

She a communications pro who is passionate about putting social back into social media. She is a storyteller and fan advocate, honing her craft and building community 140 characters at a time. As a speaker, coach, and strategist, Lauren works with some of the world’s most interesting brands on digital strategy, social media audits and scaling resources.


  • Real-Time Marketing
  • Content Marketing and Content Creation
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Millennial Marketing


Adam Buchanan

Adam Buchanan is a speaker and digital marketing strategist who specializes in influencer marketing and social customer service. He helps companies be more impactful with their marketing efforts, and believes every transaction is based on a foundation of trust.

Prior to consulting, Adam built the social media presence for Experticity and was the host of their Expert Live show series where he interviewed CEOs of major brands to help tell their story. He also built the social media strategy for Cabela’s and Columbia Sportswear. At Columbia, he started one of the outdoor industry’s first brand ambassador programs with the mindset that these programs should be built upon trust and authenticity.


  • Digital Marketing
  • Influencer Marketing
  • Content Marketing
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Trust


Jess Ostroff

The “original” Convince & Convert team member, Jess has had several roles including research, data analysis, client management, and has established many of the firm’s operating processes. Now, she’s the managing editor, overseeing the company’s considerable content marketing program including blogs, daily email updates, and weekly podcasts.  Jess started a virtual assistant agency in 2011 that helps companies of all sizes execute their ideas quickly and effectively so they can grow their businesses. Jess’s programs teach you how to get your marketing projects done on time every time through effective planning, creation, and measurement processes.


  • Content Marketing Planning
  • Content Marketing Creation
  • Agile Marketing Strategies
  • Productivity Hacks
  • Marketing Tools

Watch Jess Speak


For information on dates and program, please contact Director of Events Michelle Joyce at (704) 965-2339 or [email protected]


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