Interactive Speaking & Consulting Experiences

Bringing Expertise To Improve Your Marketing Programs.

Stevens & Tate speakers Make Things Happen with engaging, meaningful and informative educational sessions tailored for your industry, audience, company, brand, and goals. Take a look at the sample topics and speaker bios below to learn more.

Inbound Marketing
Creating and sharing compelling content, designed specifically to appeal to your target customers, will naturally attract qualified prospects and empower them through the buying lifecycle. Learn how a solid inbound program is more than blogs, posts and press.

Search & Social
The growing online landscape has dramatically changed how consumers interact with your brand. Being part of the conversation where they are at is essential. Discover keys to developing solid strategies to engage, get found, drive traffic, and generate leads.

The most well-known and established brands have a thoughtfully designed story that creates a natural connection with customers. Uncover the secrets to magnetize the influence of your brand and build a stronger following through the power of story.

Attraction Marketing

Attraction Marketing
Explore a series of proven strategies that, when used together, are designed to make your brand, product, and company more attractive to potential clients and business partners. These innovative processes combine to draw in prospects and drive success.

Dan Gartlan – President

Dan has been building success in B-to-B and consumer marketing for 25+ years, working with clients large and small. His extensive background and experience throughout various industries make him a thought-provoking and motivating speaker, presenting on key topics such as Attraction Marketing, high-level advertising strategies, and more.

Dan recognizes and responds to the changing marketplace, and understands how to shift strategies to meet these demands. He continues his growth as an educator, and a student, through affiliations like Vistage and Dale Carnegie Training. He continues to showcase his expertise at top industry events across the country each year.

Jim Signorelli – Business Development Director

The award-winning author of StoryBranding 2.0: Creating Standout Brands Through the Power of Story, Jim is a renowned speaker, educator, and skilled marketing veteran specializing in building brands through proven storytelling techniques. Jim’s impressive career spans over 30 years, working with many top national brands and prominent big-name companies.

Named one of the “Top 50 Marketing Thought Leaders Over 50” by the readers of Brand Quarterly Magazine, and a recipient of U.S. Bank’s “Smart Leaders Award,” Jim now focuses on educating business leaders on the incredible power of story to maximizing following, and the essentials of this core marketing topic. His entertaining and engaging style resonates with audiences of all sizes.

Nicole Wagner – Internet Marketing Director

Nicole is an online marketing expert in all things interactive and digital. With over a decade of key industry knowledge, she specializes in creating highly effective Internet solutions for clients spanning retail, food/grocery, homebuilding/real estate, hotels/resorts, hospitality, senior living, medical & healthcare, non-profits, and B-to-B industries.

Nicole brings her passion, energy and insight to engaging presentations, seminars and Webinars on topics such as search engine, social, online, and mobile marketing; strategic planning and web development; and more. She continues to receive exceptional reviews that lead to her being asked for repeat speaking events by leading organizations nationwide.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

LeadingAge Tennessee (August 8-10 2016)
Nicole: Embrace the Conversation: Strategies and Tactics for Using Search & Social to Engage & Attract Prospects/Residents

LeadingAge Missouri (September 12-14, 2016)
Nicole: Embrace the Conversation: Strategies for Using Search & Social to Engage & Attract Prospects/Residents

PMA Manufacturing Sales Summit (September 27-28, 2016)
Dan: Four Actionable Strategies to Improve Marketing Results

FABTECH 2016 (November 16-18, 2016)
Dan: Actionable Strategies Proven to Improve Marketing Results
Nicole: Enhance Your Online Presence and Drive Success Through Your Website and Social Media


…wonderful presentation…great deal of valuable information and thought-provoking insights. [Dan] has a talent for offering information in an entertaining and engaging manner.

Bernadette "Dee" LaRocca, Executive DirectorAddison Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Nicole was one of the best sessions that I’ve attended at LeadingAge Conference.

LeadingAge Kentucky 2013 Annual Meeting & Expo attendee

Very enlightening and enjoyed getting to hear new initiatives in marketing, especially with technology.

Susan Blakenship, Director of MarketingWesley Village, Kentucky

Dan and Nicole were very easy to work with and we really appreciate the level of professionalism and value they brought to our event. THANKS!

Jennifer D. Mayhugh, Director of Resource Development and Member ServicesLeadingAge Kentucky

Your presentation was very informative and helpful…we will be able to benefit from it as we move into the months ahead. Thank you so much. I loved it.

Sharon L. Samford, Director of ActivitiesSayre Christian Village Healthcare Center, Kentucky

Nicole has spoken at our event for the last two years, most recently as our breakfast keynote…she keeps the attendees focused and entertained…engaging everyone. I would definitely recommend her and love to have her back.

Elizabeth N. Baun, E-Marketing & Event Services ManagerChicago Southland CVB

I was very pleased that your presentation was geared to my level. Thank you for sharing real examples of clients who are integrating Social Media into their strategies.

Rich Duran, PresidentVillage of Peotone

I enjoyed this presentation as much as my first one last year. Nicole is always engaging and informative.

Lauren Summers, Business DevelopmentMartin Whalen Office Solutions

Dan’s speaking manner was relaxed, informative and he shared how his company can help ours in a non-judgmental way.

Sheila Rutledge, Business OwnerCaptured, Inc.

Dan’s presentation kept them interested and participation kept them engaged. We would highly recommend him to anyone who is wanting to give their marketing a boost.

Patricia Haskins, Executive Vice PresidentWestern DuPage Chamber of Commerce

Dan captured the attention of our members by targeting their concerns. Attendees said they could use the take-a-ways to improve their website’s online performance.

Tim Walter, Executive DirectorCatholic Press Association of the United States and Canada

Recent Speaking Engagements

Pennsylvania Marketing & Public Relations Society of Senior Housing and Service Professionals (2016)

LeadingAge Iowa (2016)

LeadingAge Illinois (2016)

LeadingAge National Annual Meeting & EXPO (2015)

LeadingAge Nebraska Annual Conference (2015)

LeadingAge Missouri Annual Conference & Expo (2015 & 2014)

FIME 2015 International Medical Expo (2015)

FABTECH (2015 & 2014)

GlobalShop (2015)

Chicago STYLEMAX Show (2015)

National Association of REALTORS® Michigan State Convention & Expo (2014)

LeadingAge North Carolina Annual Conference & Trade Show (2014)

Life Services Network (LSN) Annual Meeting & Expo (2014 & 2013)

LeadingAge Texas Annual Meeting & Trade Show (2014)

LeadingAge Ohio PRAMD Conference (2014) & Annual Meeting (2013)

Addison Chamber of Commerce Multi-Chamber Luncheon Meeting

LeadingAge Kentucky Annual Conference (2013)

Wisconsin REALTORS® Association Management Conference (2013)

DuPage Chamber of Commerce “Women With Vision” Annual Fall Seminar

Chicagoland Southland CVB’s Social Media Summit (2013 & 2012)

Illinois Food Retailers Association (IFRA) & Grocery Merchandising Association (GMA)Marketing for Grocers Webinar Series

LeadingAge Indiana / INALA / IHPCO / HOPE Spring Conference & Trade Show (2012)

Women with Vision, Western DuPage Chamber – “Step Out with Bold Moves” Seminar

Illinois Food Retailers Association (IFRA) Annual Conference

Catholic Press AssociationSearch Engine Marketing Webinar

Homebuilders Association of Greater Fox ValleySocial Media for Homebuilders Webinar

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