Are you looking for a keynote speaker that…

Sparks a positive change?

Has value-driven content?

Presents fresh ideas?

Has a meaningful message?

Connects with the audience?

and… is actually funny?

As a meeting professional, you have a lot on your plate…

deadlines…

contracts…

venues…

budgets…

marketing…

not to mention, pleasing the attendees!

The last thing you need to worry about is booking the wrong keynote speaker.

Meet Karen McCullough.

Before I became a keynote speaker, I worked for one of the world’s most famous fashion brands…

It was there where I learned the power of branding!

I then took what I learned and opened my own retail store in Houston,Texas. That one store grew to a 4-store business. Yes, we were great at branding, and we were also great at understanding and serving our customers. We prided ourselves on creating a store culture which fostered excellence and engagement – and we had a lot fun!

In 2000 I left retail to become a conference keynote speaker.

I took all that I learned those year in retail and created keynotes that deliver excellence and a WOW experience.

Here’s what I know today…

Meet Karen McCullough.

Before I became a keynote speaker, I worked for one of the world’s most famous fashion brands, Ralph Lauren.

It was there where I learned the power of branding!

I then took what I learned and opened my own retail store in Houston,Texas. That one store grew to a 4-store business. Yes, we were great at branding, and we were also great at understanding and serving our customers. We prided ourselves on creating a store culture which fostered excellence and engagement – and we had a lot fun!

In 2000 I left retail to become a conference keynote speaker.

I took all that I learned those year in retail and created keynotes that deliver excellence and a WOW experience.

Here’s what I know today…

1

A Speaker Must Know the Audience

Today audience are diverse, inpatient, and savvy. Speakers need to do their homework and find out as much as possible about the individuals sitting the seats!

“Working with Karen was easy. She listened to my requests, vision and desires for our annual conference–and she totally delivered through 3 days… 3 sessions, 3 different audiences! Attendees poured out of her sessions energized, with concrete take-a-ways. It was exactly what I had hoped for!”

Julianne Talley, Director of Events
League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates

Julianne Talley

“Karen’s speaking style relates to every person in the audience, whether they are younger or older, female or male. She is extremely funny, but she is also very informative, knowledgeable, and inspiring. When speaking, she captures the room and not only gets people excited to hear about what she needs to say, but encourages people to continue the conversation.”

Christine No, Speaker Events | KPMG

Christine No

2

A Speaker Must Be Relevant

If attendees were only looking for content they could find it on the internet. Canned presentations are a thing of the past. Today audiences want new insights, current trends, challenging perspectives, humor, interaction, and they want leave inspired to make a change!

“Karen’s speaking style relates to every person in the audience, whether they are younger or older, female or male. She is extremely funny, but she is also very informative, knowledgeable, and inspiring. When speaking, she captures the room and not only gets people excited to hear about what she needs to say, but encourages people to continue the conversation.”

Christine No, Speaker Events | KPMG

Christine No

3

A Speaker Must Be Professional

Speakers face new clients, new venues, new A/V teams, new audiences, with every event. Dealing positively with the ups and downs is critical to your event’s success.

“During our Connect Market event for over 3,500 meeting professionals, a transformer blew up causing the the venue to lose power right in the middle of Karen’s presentation. Karen was a total pro and was able to power through. Seeing how great she did in such a tough situation showed what a truly good speaker she is. We’re going to book her for a future event for sure.”

Angie Ahrens, CMP
Connect Meetings, Senior Director of Meetings & Events

Angie Ahrens

Ready to speak with Karen?

I am excited to answer any question you may have and would love to hear from you!

Ready to speak with Karen?

I am excited to answer any question you may have and would love to hear from you!