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September 28, 2019

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Maritime Conference Center

692 Maritime Blvd

Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Meet Our Keynote Speakers

Craig Valentine, MBA​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Craig is an award-winning speaker and trainer, has traveled the world helping speakers, executives, and salespeople turn their presentations into profits. Know as the Master Storyteller, he is a professional speaker and has spoken in the United States, Taiwan, Canada, Jamaica, Qatar (Boha), England, Bahamas, Hong Kong, China, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Australia, India, Sir Lanka, Indonesia, South Africa, Japan, and Ireland, giving as many as 160 presentations per year. He is the 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking for Toastmasters International, winning out of more than 25,000 contestants in 14 countries.

Craig is the President of The Communcation Factory, LLC, which is an award-winning company that helps people present and profit.

He has used his speaking success formulas to:

  • win Salesperson of the Year (3 times) for Glencoe/McGraw-Hill's Mid-Atlantic Division
  • become an award-winning management trainer for one of the most prestigious and largest seminar companies in the United States (averaging an industry-leading 5.85 on a 6.0 rating scale)
  • produce sales years of 233%, 157%, and 152% of goal for Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
  • sell more than $8 million in educational resource in a single year
  • win the Rising Star salesperson award as a rookie with Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
  • win a Congressional Achievement Award from the United States Congress for excellence in communications
  • earn the Distinguished Alumni Award from John Hopkins University
  • received hundreds of speaking awards from Toronto to Taipei
  • help the United Way of Central Maryland exceed it $45 million fundraising goal in the year 2000 by training their Loaned Executives to present with influence

Craig is also the co-author of the Amazon.com #1 Bestseller, World Class Speaking In Action.

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Rashad "Bow Tie" Mills, LCPC, MS

Rashad is a licensed therapist, broadcast journalist, radio host and motivational speaker who has a passion to speak on being broke but not broken. Born, Rashad Lajuan Mills on November 15, 1977, in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Mills desires to speak with at-risk youth and re-direct them based on his life experiences of being shot, battling and overcoming alcoholism and growing up in a single-parent household. Rashad's persistence and determination have initiated his personal development of an unending self-education which has distinguished him as an authority on mental health. Rashad's passion to learn and his huge hunger to realize greatness in himself and others has helped ho to achieve self-love.

Rashad is a strong advocate of personal responsibility in all aspects of life. As a motivational speaker, he emphasizes the importance of staying strong regardless of the personal obstacles with a message which aims to build up the individual. The goal for individuals' to become enriched, contributing members within society.

He is also the author of Inmate 458627: A Man's Story of Mental Health, Love, Hurt, and Healing.

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