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Top Things to Do in San Diego

From beautiful beaches to the world famous San Diego Zoo, San Diego has a wealth of things to do and see while you are visiting for the conference.

Explore the botanical gardens at Balboa Park. Visit the sea lions at La Jolla Shores. Enjoy a cocktail in the Gaslamp Quarter.

For more ideas check out TripAdvisor’s list of Top Things To Do In San Diego.

Video: IMC USA Consulting Conference Preview: 6 Step Influence Model with Ed Tate


Watch this free video for a sneak preview of world-champion speaker Ed Tate, one of IMC USA’s keynoters for the 2017 IMC USA Consulting Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on October 20-22. Ed shares the 6 Step Influence Model and the key qualities a persuasive consultant must have to increase their influence abilities. In addition to his Saturday Keynote speech, “Energize, Educate, and Entertain: Connect With Any Audience Every Time,” Ed will do an interactive breakout session called “Get Yes! to Your Request” Saturday afternoon.

Viewer Tips: Watch the whole video for great storytelling and Ed’s takeaways for increasing influence. At around minute 24, Ed provides the “Six Weapons of Influence” based on persuasion expert Robert Cialdini’s work, and, at around minute 40, he goes over the 6 Steps of the influence model.

Video: Interactive session with 2017 Conference Opening Keynote Speaker Patricia Fripp

Watch the entire video for tips and techniques to improve your presentation skills, including the “Fripp 5” speaking techniques, the best way to open and close your presentation, the best way to engage your audience, and much more. At the conference, Patricia will also do an interactive breakout session with opportunities for audience members to get real-time presentation coaching.

Facilitated by Certified Management Consultant and President of IMC Chicagoland chapter, Terry Flanagan.

Viewer tips: Patricia Fripp starts speaking at 9:10; coaching session with Employee Engagement Expert Jennifer Leake CMC for her upcoming association talk starts around 15:00; coaching session with IMC USA At-Large member and Strategy Expert Adam Cherrill about speaking to technical audiences.

Video: Patricia Fripp Keynotes 2017 IMC Conference

You won’t want to miss Patricia Fripp’s keynote presentation, Under the Magnifying Glass: Good to Great Presentations!, at the 2017 IMC USA Conference. Join us October 20-22 in Atlanta, Georgia.


Video: How to be a Conference Commando

Keith Ferrazzi, author of Never Eat Alone, has some great tips on how to get more ROI out of any conference you attend. Featuring IMC conference chairman Henry DeVries and conference marketing director Jennifer Beever.


15 Tips from Keith Ferrazzi: Conference Commando

A conference is a huge opportunity to build relationships with extraordinary people, people who might have significant impact on your professional or personal success. To make sure that you maximize the return on your (and your organization’s) investment of time and money to attend, you can’t afford to be a conference commoner. You have to be a Conference Commando.

Get Keith’s tips in the downloadable PDF.

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For the last decade, this conference has been a time just for me – to reconnect to colleagues, to meet new people, to listen to top-notch speakers, to learn about trends – it’s a perfect way to recharge my practice!

Loraine Huchler

Chair & CEO (2013 – 2015), Institute of Management Consultants

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