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How To Connect Video to Your World!

Jordan Dunnington - BizEnergize Dallas Featured PresenterWe’re excited to have Jordan Dunnington, social media and video marketing expert, as our BizEnergize Featured Presenter.  This month’s focus is on marketing.  Everyone in business, especially at the ownership level, must have marketing skills.  Jordan can help!

Jordan’s Topic: How To Connect Video to Your World!

Discussion points Jordan will discuss on Video Marketing:

  1. Low Barriers to Entry
  2. Google is the ONLY I.P.
  3. Remember “Raw-to-Reel”
RSVP HERE: 2nd Tues.  PM Bix Mixer with Jordan, 11/14

then, only TWO DAYS LATER, join us for Power Lunch…

RSVP HERE: Power Lunch w Jordan Dunnington, 11/16

About Jordan Dunnington:

Growing up with the internet and a cell phone in hand, it was only natural that Jordan Dunnington would make a career out of social media.

Majoring in marketing and management with a concentration on public relations at Baylor University, Jordan provided a variety of marketing, social media strategy, journalism and video production services to several area firms, later joining Southlake-based Raincloud Media as its Social Media Account Monitor/Community Manager.

In that position, he collaborated in the execution of social campaigns for clients ranging from recording artists to multinational brands and helped to develop high-performing content that increased Facebook total reach by 66%.

Jordan is currently Social Media Manager for i5 Web Works in Southlake, a full-service internet marketing agency. He is responsible for managing client relations for the firm’s local and national business-to-business and business-to-consumer clients in more than a dozen industries.

i5 Web Works provides a comprehensive range of online services, including website maintenance and updates, search engine optimization (SEO), online advertising, social media management, email marketing and video production, editing and marketing.

A member of the Dallas chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, Jordan was the recipient of Baylor’s Department of Journalism “Best Work Ethic” Award.

RSVP HERE: 2nd Tues.  PM Bix Mixer with Jordan, 11/14

then, only TWO DAYS LATER, join us for Power Lunch…

RSVP HERE: Power Lunch w Jordan Dunnington, 11/16

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Stu Schlackman


October’s BizEnergize Featured Presenter…

STU SCHLACKMAN, Sales Coach, Speaker, Author 

Stu Schlackman
Stu Schlackman, Sales Coach, Speaker, Author

We’re excited to have Stu Schlackman, Sales Coach as our BizEnergize Featured Presenter.  This month’s focus is on building sales skills.  Everyone in business, especially at the ownership level, has to have some sales skills.  Stu can help!


Meet Stu at October, 2017 BizEnergize Events:

RSVP HERE: 2nd Tues.  PM Bix Mixer with Stu, 10/10
RSVP HERE: Power Lunch w Stu Schlackman, 10/19


About Stu Schlackman:

Stu Schlackman is the Relationship Selling Expert.  After more than 33 years in corporate sales, Stu formed his sales training firm to focus on helping his clients achieve superior sales results. Leveraging his competitive nature, he focuses on training and coaching sales and service teams to reach peak performance.

Before starting his own company, Schlackman was instrumental in increasing revenue and growing the client base of large corporations such as Capgemini, EDS, and the former Digital Equipment Corporation. His focus on relationship building led his sales teams to exceed sales projections by more than 30% percent annually.

Today, Schlackman uses his “Four People You Should Know” Personality Perspectives Process to help companies build high performance teams and increase sales by connecting with the four different personality styles. Knowing your client’s personality style will help you understand how they make decisions, prefer to communicate, what they value and what motivates them to buy.

Schlackman imparts wisdom, technique, and practical advice for corporate executives, sales professionals, corporate trainers, and others who have the desire to compete and win in business and life. He has authored Don’t Just Stand There, Sell Something; Four People You Should Know and the 180 Rule for The Art of Connecting.

Each month, Stu writes an article covering one aspect of sales. He shares his real and actionable experience combined with his uncanny ability to get right to the point of what can make the difference in your sales.

Schlackman holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Business Administration from Kennedy Western University. He is adjunct professor teaching Introduction to Professional Sales at University of Texas, Dallas.

Stu has served on the Board of Directors for the Richardson Chamber of Commerce and Prevent Blindness Dallas. He has served as president of the National Speakers Association – North Texas Chapter in 2011/2012 and 2016/2107 and has chaired the Sales Professional Experts group along with serving on the Chapter Leadership Committee for National. Stu is a past president of the Leadership Richardson Alumni Association.

He received the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) award from the National Speakers Association, their highest performance based designation.

Meet Stu in person to leverage his expertise for your business:

RSVP HERE: 2nd Tues.  PM Bix Mixer with Stu, 10/10
RSVP HERE: Power Lunch w Stu Schlackman, 10/19

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Top 10 Tips for Financial Wellness with Jeff Kort

Jeff Kort, Investment Advisor
Picture: Jeff Kort

MONEY: Momentarily Owned, Not Eternally Yours!

Do you have a personal financial plan for yourself and your family? How often do you review it, and have you ever had a hard time keeping up with your goals?

Financial planning is a process that requires you to identify your financial position bearing in mind your short term to long term goals, which if done holistically, leads to financial wellness. You don’t have to know it all, but, you should have a trusted advisor to help you with what you do not know.

Jeff has answers to many of today’s issues:

  • How to have productive discussions with your family about your finances?
  • When to have credit in your name and how much to have?
  • Why you should know & manage your credit score?
  • What to do with a budget?
  • Who will help you if you can’t help yourself?
  • Where can you go to get additional insights?

About Jeff:

Jeff Kort is a financial advisor with Munn & Morris Financial Advisors (MMFA). Jeff’s firm is aligned with a commitment first to their clients’ best interests, with constant personal attention and a comprehensive, solution-focused approach. By continuing to develop relationships, he gains both a comprehensive and a confidential understanding of your needs and goals, and customizes financial solution options to achieve the objectives.

Jeff was born in Kansas City, and an adopted native of Dallas for the past 20 years. He graduated from Indiana University with an Accounting degree and earned his CPA while at Coopers&Lybrand. While at Sprint, Jeff also earned an MBA and completed the Certified Financial Planner™ certification program at SMU.

Jeff is actively involved with Temple Shalom, Leadership Richardson, Boy Scout Troop 444, his Children’s schools, and the Wounded Warrior and Snowball Express projects. He relishes time with his wife, children, extended family and friends as well. He also enjoys Dallas area dining, loves to travel, is an avid sports fan, and smiles at opportunities to serve others.


Our BizEnergize Power Lunch is on July 20, 2017. Our speaker is Jeff Kort, and his topic is Top 10 Tips for Financial Wellness.


WHEN: Thursday, July 20, 2017, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
WHERE: Crossroads Diner,
17194 Preston Road, Suite 101
Dallas, TX 75248

Before our speaker begins, each attendee will have the opportunity to share a 15-second message about themselves and their business. Be prepared to share your value message with us and other attendees as you build your contacts in our cooperative community. This will help us all get to know each other better.

BizEnergize organizes this Power Lunch for our members to get up-close and understand the value that our featured presenter offers. You will have a delicious learning experience with your BizEnergize friends.

Your only cost is for a delicious lunch! Learn, network & leave with useful takeaways!

You may attend free (pay only for your lunch), but please register here to RSVP, as space is limited. We hope to see you at the BizEnergize Power Lunch, and we appreciate any questions or feedback in the meantime!

Don’t miss this informative Power Lunch!

Tom Dennis, Experipro

BizEnergize Featured Presenter for April…

Tom Dennis, ExperiPro

How’s Your Brand?   Need Guidance?

Tom Dennis, Experipro
Tom Dennis, Experipro

Tom Dennis, April’s BizEnergize featured presenter can help you!

He’s a brand expert and digital marketing expert. He has helped companies from their logo & look to culture & office design to execute a growth plan.

We’re honored and excited to have Tom Dennis of Experipro as our BizEnergize Featured Presenter in April! 

About Tom Dennis

Tom is VP of Brand Strategy at ExperiPro, a marketing insights and brand strategy firm. For 30 years, he has combined his passion for both marketing and sales to help companies craft their story, strengthen their culture, and engage with their target market. Active on social media, with a background in software, fine paper and printing, Tom brings a unique skill set to every client engagement.

Tom is serving his second term as President of the Dallas/Ft Worth Chapter of the American Marketing Association. In 2010 he helped transform the organization into one of the top chapters in the country and in 2012 he was recognized as the American Marketing Association’s “National Volunteer of the Year”.

Tom is an instructor at SMU where he teaches a class on Digital Branding and Engagement. He has served on the board of the West Dallas Chamber of Commerce and the Dallas Society of Visual Communications. In 2010, Tom co-found 1st Tuesday Connections, a Texas not-for-profit dedicated to providing educational programming for North Texas entrepreneurs. In 2014, the group became a part of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce where he continues to serve on the guiding committee.

Saving the world one brand at a time, Tom is a frequent speaker on the importance of branding and company culture.
In his spare time, he is an avid roller coaster enthusiast and a collector of Chuck Taylor High-Tops.

Topics of Focus

  • Define “Brand”   
  • The Role Brand plays in a Company’s Culture   
  • 4 Stages of Brand Development   
  • Crafting Your Organizational Drivers ‒ values/vision/mission
  • Assessing Your Touch Points ‒ marketing, sales, internal, HR, associations, etc.
  • Case Studies of Brand Management in Action

Contact Tom Dennis – 214-770-7378    tdennis@ExperiPro.com    twitter: @TDbrand   ExperiPro.com

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Dave Shiring, Nutrition for Health

BizEnergize Featured Presenter for January

Dave Shiring, Nutrition for Health!

Learn Ways to Improve Your Health and Lower Your Food Cost!

BizEnergize Featured Presenter Dave ShiringA Certified Public Accountant, Dave Shiring left KPMG as a manager in Information Systems consulting group to begin a thirty year career as financial consultant, controller, or chief financial officer for both public and private companies.

In both his controller and chief financial officer roles he had significant influence in the selection of healthcare plans, premium determinations, deductibles, and pharmaceutical formulary lists.

Insurance costs were exploding.  As a senior executive, he believed it was critical that management ask the right questions.  He realized that while plans, premiums and deductibles were important, he should have been asking “why are our employees needing more healthcare?”

This led him to view health through a completely different lens. 

Now through public speaking he helps people understand how they can improve their health while lowering their food cost, and employers understand how they can promote healthy behavior to reduce healthcare claims expense.

Shiring earned a degree in electrical engineering from Penn State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Arizona State University where he received the Outstanding Graduate Business Student Award.

In 2002, he completed the White Rock Lake marathon.  He won his age category in the 2012 Renaissance Tower (54 floors) “Fight for Air” race, and at the age of 67 years young, passed the US Navy Physical Fitness Exam for a 22 year old.



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Jeryn Laengrich, Cariloop!

Jeryn Laengrich, Cariloop…  It’s about YOU!

Jeryn Laengrich, CariLoop - BizEnergize DallasJeryn Laengrich, CariLoop is our featured Presenter in October.  She will discuss your options for caring for your loved ones with peace of mind.

It’s about you because we all have those we care for.

First, On Stage, Live Interview at 2nd Tuesday Business Mixer with coach Brian Dobbs. Plan to be at Blue Martini Lounge, Shops at Legacy.  Happy hour prices. Tuesday, October 11th. 5:30 – 7:30 PM.

Next up, spend quality time, as Jeryn hosts our 3rd Thursday Power Lunch! Don’t Miss This Event! Cafe de France, Preston Rd. Thursday, October 20th, 11:30 – 1:00.

Her message affects us all, and our parents too!

Jeryn explores the latest and best ideas for caring for our elders.  Do not miss the October BizEnergize events.  You’ll love her message and presentation!

With a Master’s of Science in Speech Language Pathology from the University of North Texas and more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Jeryn Laengrich is very passionate about healthcare and making it better for everyone.  Jeryn has extensive clinical and management experience in acute care hospitals and skilled nursing facilities where she was responsible for developing, implementing and coordinating programs in the area of neurology.

Jeryn has been involved in fundraising for non-profit healthcare organizations and has served on numerous boards:  North Texas Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association, Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce, Lake Highlands YMCA and currently serves on the Advisory Board for Speech Pathology at Harding University, Searcy, AR where she received her undergraduate degree.

Jeryn’s clinical background and management skills drove her passion to help families navigate and manage the complicated healthcare system for older adults.  She is currently the Chief Service Officer and Senior VP for Cariloop, which provides comprehensive services and tools that help families plan for and manage the care of aging loved ones, because no one should go through the process of caring for aging loved ones alone.

BizEnergize Featured Presenter, October 2016

First, for you, having Jeryn as our BizEnergize Featured Presenter makes her part of your sphere.  As a result, you’ll gain insight and wisdom when you face arranging care for your family members.  Next, care giving will not be so much a burden.  Finally, you get peace of mind!

Learn more about Cariloop.  Experience care giving with peace of mind.

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Get Your Business BizEnergized!

Business Networking Just Got Better!

BizEnergize Dallas…All Powered Up!…

Business-boosting in an upbeat format… It’s on!Business Networking with Biz Energize

Recently, a group of local business professionals launched a high-energy forum for business networking.  Plus, they procure and share useful content.  Feature topics explore small business trends such as video, branding, digital photography and social media.  Live  interviews go in-depth to provide useful branding and media tools.  Come to network, leave with take-away ideas and content for social media.  Enjoy meeting friends, seeing live broadcasts, interesting interviews, panels and more.

Tell us who or what you want to see!

Technology tools continually excite us, yet our secret sauce in BizEnergize is high-quality connections.  This format promotes connections worth making based on shared business values.  Values enable worthwhile business networking.  Some of the core values we seek and promote include:

Courage – As courage requires action, it enables all our other values.  Courage helps us to do the right next thing and do the next thing right.  Without courage, the right thing may not happen!

Service –  Success with customers builds relationships, alliances and referral partnerships.  Excellent service presents new opportunity and delights a referral giver.  Positive customer experiences build trust.  Service matters in countless ways!

Contribution – At its worst, business networking devolves to a business card exchange while pitching to each other.  Most people don’t want to be pitched.  Contribute by simply helping others connect.

Curiosity – When someone we meet only seems interested getting their card in our hand and telling us what they do, we tend to quickly forget them!  The card gets tossed due to a forgettable interaction.  When we meet someone who seems interested, they naturally also seem interesting. So, then rapport builds. Curiosity creates connection.

Remarkable – In our crowded, noisy world of business, marketing and social media, every business is easily missed.  Even a really good business struggles to be noticed.  Being good matters, yet in marketing, being remarkable gets noticed.  Remarkable goes viral, gets huge and changes everything!

BE Energized with Biz Energize!

First, we ditched traditional business card exchanging and 30-second commercials. When allowed to get to know each other on our own terms, naturally, we listen better and learn more.  Given more quality time, we find ways to help each other.

Business Mixer Location: Blue Martini Lounge, Plano TX

To our delight, this format attracts growth-oriented professionals.  As a result, all types of dynamic business people are getting involved.  So, I’m getting energized!