Honorary Members

First NSA-NJ President

Joanne Dennison, CMP, MSEd
Guidance Counselor For GrownUps
70 Patten Rd.
Westford, MA 01886
Phone: 732-672-1134

Joanne Dennison has owned her own business for over 17 years, which originally focused on the planning of meetings and events. Returning to her roots as an educator, she now spends more of her time in the front of the meeting room.

Through one division of her company, Meet, Potatoes and a Garnish, she is best known for being an expert educator in the event and meeting planning field, and recognized for her CMP Intensive Weekend.

At her clients’ request, Joanne expanded to include personal and professional development topics. She has been affectionately tagged The Guidance Counselor for Grown-Ups by the individuals she has motivated and lovingly pushed, as they went kicking and screaming

She has presented and facilitated at many MPI chapters including, Arizona, GNY, Michigan, Philadelphia, Toronto, Minnesota and NJ along with PEC and WEC. She has also presented at other industry associations such as NSA and SGMP (national and chapters), ISES and ASTD chapters, NJSAE and DVSAE.

Known for her straightforward, and sometimes humorous, style of writing and speaking, Joanne has been called “A lightening rod of inspiration” and “someone you want in the room when you have a problem to solve.”

In 2007, Joanne was nominated for the PCMA Educator of the Year Award. Joanne is a past president of MPI-NJ, has been honored with Chapter Member of the Year and was named Chapter Mentor of the Year three years in a row. She also served on the board for NSA-NYTS, was founding president of NSA-NJ, and served as the national chair of the NSA Strategic Partnership Council.


Internationally Recognized Speaker

Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE
A Speaker For All Reasons
527 Hugo Street
San Francisco, California 94122
Phone: 415-753-6556
Email: pfripp@ix.netcom.com

Patricia Fripp builds leaders and transforms sales teams through more effective presentations. Audience members will take away a roadmap to immediately transform all their business communications. Fripp’s clients are amazed at her unique way of incorporating their specific business conversations into her program. Her ability to model your message and address your communication issues will amaze you.

Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE is an award-winning keynote speaker, business presentation expert, sales presentation skills trainer, and in-demand executive speech coach. Meetings and Conventions magazine named her “One of the 10 most electrifying speakers in North America.” She delivers high-energy, high-content, and dramatically memorable presentations. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine wrote “The sixth best way to invest in yourself is to attend a Patricia Fripp Speaking School.”

Fortune 500 companies maximize their investment by engaging Fripp for the keynote, breakout sessions, and to coach their executives on their presentations. Fripp is known for simplifying and demystifying the process of designing and delivering powerful keynote speeches and sales presentations.

Fripp is the successful author or coauthor of these great books:

  • Get What You Want!
  • Make It, So You Don’t Have to Fake It!
  • Speaking Secrets of the Masters
  • Speaker’s Edge
  • Insights into Excellence

The 3,500-member National Speakers Association elected Patricia their first female President.

Patricia is known as “the speaker’s speaker.” She is a member of the very prestigious Speakers Roundtable. Speakers Roundtable members are America’s most in-demand motivational speakers, professional speakers, and keynote speakers. Members include business experts, award-winning professional speakers, authors, speech coaches, and business consultants.

Also, she is a partner in World Champions Edg coaching community with four Toastmasters International World Champions, and a partner with best-selling author Alan Weiss, PhD in The Odd Couple® Marketing & Strategy Community and seminar series.


Noted Marketing Guru

Dan Kennedy
Kennedy Inner Circle, Inc.
5818 N. 7th Str. #103
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: 602-997-7707

Dan S. Kennedy is the provocative, truth-telling author of seven popular No B.S. books, thirteen business books total; a serial, successful, multi-millionaire entrepreneur; trusted marketing advisor, consultant and coach to hundreds of private entrepreneurial clients running businesses from $1-million to $1-billion in size; and he influences well over 1-million independent business owners annually through his newsletters, tele-coaching programs, local Chapters and Kennedy Study Groups meeting in over 100 cities, and a network of top niched consultants in nearly 150 different business and industry categories and professions.

As a speaker Dan has repeatedly appeared with four former U.S. Presidents; business celebrities like Donald Trump and Gene Simmons (KISS, Family Jewels on A&E); legendary entrepreneurs including Jim McCann (1-800-Flowers), Debbi Fields (Mrs. Fields Cookies), and Nido Qubein (Great Harvest Bread Co.); famous business speakers including Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, Jim Rohn, Tom Hopkins, and Tony Robbins and countless sports and Hollywood celebrities. Dan has addressed audiences as large as 35,000….for more than ten consecutive years, he averaged speaking to more than 250,000 people per year. Corporate engagements have included American Honda, Floor Coverings International, IBM, Pitney-Bowes, Sun Securities. Today, Dan rarely accepts speaking engagements outside of Glazer-Kennedy Insider’s CircleTM events.

As a direct-response marketing consultant and copywriter, Dan is the ‘hidden genius’ behind full-page magazine ads you read, TV infomercials you see, online marketing and direct-mail you receive. He is routinely paid upwards from $50,000.00 to, on average, $100,000.00 to $200,000.00 plus royalties to craft direct-response ads, sales letters, direct-mail campaigns and integrated offline/online marketing systems for his private clients….over 85% of which repeat. His advertisements created for clients have appeared in over 200 magazines from industry trade journals, airline magazines and The Wall Street Journal to USA Today and Readers Digest to Cosmopolitan. He has created winning campaigns for health, diet and beauty products and companies, B2B and industry products including software, and investments including Canadian land sold to Asian investors – but his #1 specialty, where he does most of his work, is with clients in the information-marketing industry including book, home study course, online course and newsletter publishers; seminar, conference and event promoters; coaching organizations; and associations. Most new client relationships begin with an initial consulting day at his base fee of $16,800.00, conducted in one of his two home cities. There is usually a waiting list, and new client candidates are asked to communicate initially via a one to two page memo describing their business, needs and interests.



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