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Robin Bertram Speaker, Author

Tami Heim Brand Development Partner

Monica Schmelter TV Host, Speaker

Charli Pickett Speaker, Author

Toni Birdsong C ommunications & Marketing Specialist, Author

Nancy Reece Speaker, Author, Master Trainer & C onsultant

Shelly Johnson Music Artist

Professional Enrichment Evening & Dinner Join Us Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 6:30PM featuring our 2011 Southeast Media Round Table Discussions An information-packed evening designed to boost your media influence! 1. Selling Your Book: Marketing strategies and practical tips to ensure success w ith Robin Bertram 2. Making Your Message Know n: Defining your distinctive, finding your voice, and building your platform w ith Tami Heim 3. Avoid Spiritual Landmines W hile Building Your Media Ministry w ith Charli Pickett 4. Tw elve Things that Take a Website from Good to Great w ith Toni Birdsong 5. How to Develop a TV Program w ith Monica Schmelter 6. Serving: Gods Way and Gods W ill w ith Nancy Reece

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Who Should Come?

All C hristian women who impact our culture in media and leadership... this is for you. We encourage you to invite your friends. You do not need to be a member to attend.

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ABOUT ROBIN BERTRAM Robin Bertram is one of the most passionate teachers of our time in the field of personal transformation. "Overcoming" and "Victorious" are tw o w ords that best describe Robins life journey. W ith her infectious energy, empathetic spirit, and inspirational messages she offers a refreshing antidote to the self-help, talking head experts and "Oprah theology." For the past fifteen years she has reached many throughout the southeast w ith her positive messages about Gods love, His grace, and the freedom w e have in Jesus Christ. She has been very instrumental in the field of praying for transformation of the w hole person; body, soul, and spirit. (

ABOUT TAMI HEIM Tami Heim is a brand development partner in The A Group, a tech, marketing, media, and consulting firm in Brentw ood, Tennessee. She previously served as the executive vice president and chief publishing officer at Thomas Nelson Publishers and president of Borders, Inc. Tami is the co-author of @StickyJesus how to live out your faith online. She lives in Gallatin w ith her husband, Dale, and puppy Kali. They Skype often w ith their daughter, Zo, and son-in-law , Matt, w ho are serving as missionaries in South Korea. Tami and Dale are members of Long Hollow Baptist Church, Hendersonville, Tennesee. (

ABOUT MONICA SCHMELTER Monica Schmelter hosts a daily television program, Bridges (Christian Television Netw ork) w hich airs in over 45 million homes nationw ide on DirecTV and Dish Netw ork and in several local markets as w ell. W hether Monica is speaking, w orking, answ ering emails, or hanging out w ith friends, she loves share the Word of God in a w ay that encourages every w oman to fulfill Gods unique plan for their life. Monica teaches w omen through the Word, by example and through sharing her personal experiences how to acknow ledge God in each moment...w hether mundane or miraculous.

ABOUT CHARLI PICKETT Charli Pickett is an International Christian Women's Keynote Speaker, Author, Motivational Speaker, Leadership Trainer, Recording Artist, and Bible Teacher. She is currently co-authoring a book entitled, "5 Steps to Freedom...a Journey to Emotional Rescue." Her mission is to love, encourage, edify, buildup, and set free the w omen of today. Charli and her husband Bob are ordained ministers and founders of Shiloh Ministries, Inc. They have been in ministry for over 19 years, including hosting Christian television programs. Shiloh Ministries has transported Bibles into underground churches in China, mentored young people, Christian couples, and Christian athletes and ministered in China, Columbia, El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico. ( )

ABOUT TONI BIRDSONG Toni Birdsong is a partner in Birdsong Creative, a visual communications, marketing, and Web firm in Franklin, Tennessee. Her focus there is providing communications, social media, and marketing strategy plans for large and small companies. She moved to Franklin from Los Angeles w here she served as a reporter and editor for several new spapers and as a communications specialist for the Walt Disney Company. She recently co-authored @stickyJesus: how to live out your faith online, a book that teaches believers how to navigate and impact social netw orks for Christ. Shes lives in Thompsons Station w ith her husband, Troy, and their children Zane and Olivia. ( )

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ABOUT NANCY REECE Nancy Reece, Speaker, Author, Master Trainer, Consultant. In addition to being an acclaimed speaker, Nancy Reece is a talented w riter and has authored the book, Dichotomy of Power Using Power with Intelligence and Integrity, and co-authored / edited the book Strengthening the Organizational Heart. She is the Integrity First columnist for the Nashville Business Journal and w rote for the My Perspective column for Perspective magazine for 10 years. As Sr. Consultant w ith The Human Capital Group, Inc., Nancy specializes in values-based leadership consulting and coaching that enables clients to build performing teams and cultures of integrity. Nancy is a master trainer and has trained hundreds of other trainers to make an impact on organizations. She delivers best practices in management and leadership w ith energy, style and fun w hile impacting business results. ( )

ABOUT SHELLY E. JOHNSON Born and raised in Marietta, Georgia, Shelly E. Johnson is a Nashville-based Christian Artist, Worship Leader and Songw riter. Raised in a strong Christian home, it w asnt until the age of fourteen w hen Shellys father tragically died from cancer that Shelly met God for the first time in a real and personal w ay. During that experience Shelly began w riting songs and felt Gods call on her life to ministry. After moving to Nashville and graduating from Belmont University in 2007, Shelly recorded her first independent album entitled Wash It Away comprised of ten original songs. In August 2008, Shelly's song "Pow er Of The Cross" w as aw arded 2008 Song of the Year by the Gospel Music Association, and her song "Draw Near" w as aw arded 2008 Scripture Song of the Year. In June 2009, Shelly released her second album entitled Mosaic of Grace, comprised of eleven original songs. In August 2010, multi Dove Aw ard-w inning Christian artist Natalie Grant recorded and released Shelly's song "Pow er Of The Cross" on her latest album. Shelly spends her time w riting songs, leading w orship regularly at her home church, and traveling the country sharing her music. Shelly and her husband Jack live in Franklin, TN. (

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Dinner events open to all women! Women in Christian Media Membership is open to w omen in all forms of Christian mass communication: TV, radio, internet, publishing, publicity, film and music. If you are w orking in a church media department, an agency or a ministry - if you are the host of a program, the producer if you are a w riter or a publisher head of a nonprofit and other venues. Come and enjoy spiritual encouragement, professional enrichment, and netw orking w ith your peers! Thank you to our event sponsors!

NEW DATES! Mark Y our Calendar 2011/2012 SEASON Annual National Conference in Nashville, TN February 16-17, 2012 Quarterly Regional Connections Thursdays at 6:30pm September 15, 2011 November 10, 2011
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January 12, 2012 April 19, 2012 PREVIOUS EVENTS THIS SEASON January 20, 2011

Keynote Speaker DONNA VANLIERE Author and Speaker

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Keynote Speaker JENNIFER O'NEILL Actress, Author and Speaker

September 16, 2010 Keynote Speaker KAROL LADD and Music Artist JIMILLE MILLS

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