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      July 31, 2019

      Wednesday   6:00 PM

      101 East Kennedy Boulevard
      Tampa, Florida 33602

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      6th Annual Tampa Bay Authors Book Launch Party

      Every year, Topher Morrison proudly presents ten of Tampa Bay's newest authors in his collaborative book launch party.    Enjoy a panoramic sunset with the best views of Tampa Bay from the tallest vantage point in the city. Meet 10 local business leaders who are all launching their books in this collaborative, elegant atmosphere.   CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS AND PARKING INFORMATION   This is an opportunity for you to pick up their newest books, have them signed, and celebrate with some of Tampa Bay's most innovative and forward-thinking business leaders. Appearing at this event:     Jennifer Lopez - Chief Executive Mom   Jennifer Lopez is the founder and CEO of Assistant Pro, a company dedicated to helping busy families get their time back. They specialize in helping middle-class busy families with every day repetitive tasks. The aim of the company is to affordably give homemakers the break they deserve.       Most people fail to see homemaking for what it is: a full-time, multi-faceted career. In Chief Executive Mom: Run Your Home Like You Mean Business, Jennifer Lopez invites you to retire the current mindset that keeps you trapped, feeling unappreciated, unpaid, and frustrated and step into your new role: Chief Executive Mom.   By applying the different techniques Jennifer shares throughout the book into practice, and adopting her 3-step methodology, you will feel the members of your household buying into their roles as part of the team. You'll see how your role as homemaker can become that of team-builder, and have a home that runs smoothly, and a happy, balanced family who feel a keen sense of belonging.     Jeanine McLeod - Capturing Your Child's Story Through Portraits   Over the past 15 years, Jeanine has worked with thousands of families to create storytelling portraits of their children. During this time she has perfected techniques for photographing each age and stage of a child as well as how to properly help a parent prepare for their portraits. She sat down to write her first book, Don't Blink, to help parents not only understand the importance of portraits but also have a handbook full of stories and tips to prepare for their own child's pictures. Every child has a unique story worth telling through photography.   In Don’t Blink: Capturing Your Child’s Story Through Portraits, professional photographer Jeanine McLeod pulls back the curtain on what really goes on in a professional portrait session. Written with warmth and humor, Don’t Blink offers parents a roadmap on how to document their child’s journey from birth to high school graduation in professional portraits.        Greg Sausaman - Inside the Box: The Power of Complimentary Branding   Greg is a seasoned franchise executive, having held positions with national franchise organizations: Domino's Pizza, Allied Domecq Brands, and Beef O Brady's family sports concepts prior to co-founding Topper's Craft Creamery.   Greg's interest in co-brand integration started while he was a consultant with Allied Domecq. Greg was part of the complementary day-part branding task force to figure out how to successfully combine Dunkin' Donuts, Baskin Robbins, and TOGO's Sandwiches together under one roof. Greg took what he learned, and engineered Topper's Craft Creamery to succeed specifically as a complementary brand.     In Inside the Box: The Power of Complementary Branding, Greg Sausaman shows you how to add high margin new sales to help solve the pressures of increasing costs such as big minimum wage hikes through smart and strategic complementary branding.   Greg combines his 15+ years of experience in complementary branding with the expertise of industry leaders to provide a comprehensive guide on how to successfully increase sales with a robustly profitable complementary brand partner.     Eli Gonzalez- The Fierce Urgency of Now   Eli is a Best-Selling Ghostwriter and a former Senior Ghostwriter for one of the largest publishing companies in the country. With over 70 books successfully written and published, Eli has seen it all when it comes to seeing books through from concept to completion.   One of Eli’s greatest achievements has been curating a vastly educated group of writers who are passionate about what they do. He expertly teaches on the nuances of ghostwriting and has amassed a stable of writers so that we can match our client with a writer who is well versed on the core topic of their book.   Ask any billionaire on his/her deathbed what he/she would want, they would ask for more time. They’d give up their entire fortunes for it. Ask any parent who lost his/her child; they would give their own lives to grant their child more time. Ask anyone suffering from a fatal illness, such as cancer, what they would ask for, MORE TIME.   Eli, got diagnosed with Stage 3 Throat Cancer, a debilitating disease that has taken millions to the grave. Weak from losing 30 lbs. in thirty days, unable to speak for a month, and experiencing unbearable amounts of pain, while lying in a hospital bed, he made peace with God to take him. He didn’t want to live another day full of pain, sorrow, and despair.   Upon reflecting on his life and wishing he had done more, he prayed for more time. He promised God to live intentionally and to do his best to live up to his calling and maximize his gifts. God granted his request.     Michael Scott Novilla - It's 5:00 AM, Go Home: Weddings, Parties, and Events so Good Your Guests Won't Want to Leave   Since completing his MBA in 1993, Michael has bought, renovated, and leased over a hundred historic buildings. Along the way, he realized his hometown deserved a unique event space, so he built a world-class venue called NOVA 535, which he's run since 2008. In the process, he developed “The NOVA Way”, a system of continuous improvement.   In 2009, needing the company of like-minded folks, he created the Entrepreneur Social Club, a network of business owners from around the world who meet every Thursday to collaborate, mentor, and share knowledge. Now, traveling around the world (87 countries and counting), he's using the expertise he's gained from throwing over two thousand 5-Star weddings, parties, and events to consult with business owners worldwide, showing them how to achieve world-class service and operations in their business.   It's 5 am Go HOME! offers an insider’s insights into the wild and hilarious, surprisingly personal, and always educational world of hosting Live Events. His fun-to-read guide book shows you step-by-step exactly how to produce your own amazing, 5-Star, party, wedding or event so good, your guests won't want to leave!         Mary Key - Seizing Success: A Woman’s Guide to Transformational Leadership   Dr. Mary Key is an international consultant, author, speaker and executive coach.  She is President of Key Associates, Inc., an organizational transformation consulting firm committed to helping leaders and organizations grow, and the founder of the Key Women’s Leadership Forums which bring together women in leadership roles to focus on each other’s pressing issues, leveraging their influence and aligning their careers with what is purposeful for them. Key has worked with Fortune 500 companies, Inc. 500 winners and government entities. Among others, clients have included: Ericsson, Nokia, Nissan, Infiniti, Bausch & Lomb, Stanford University, and many not for profit and government agencies. Accelerate your leadership career.  Be more fulfilled in your life.  Whether you are a seasoned female leader or aspire to be, Seizing Success: A Woman’s Guide to Transformational Leadership offers strategies, tools and real life examples that can help you get from where you are to where you want to be. The time is right for women to take the lead.  Our natural strengths lend themselves to be the right leaders now and in the future. This book will help you:     Positively impact your career and life paths through right focus and innovative strategies     Succeed as a leader in whatever field you chose and learn how to navigate some of the obstacles unique to women in leadership as you build on your strengths.     Build a peer network that supports you in your career and life and also serves as an accountability system to help you manifest your dreams.   Sorboni Banerjee - Hide With Me Sorboni Banerjee is an Emmy Award winning television news reporter and anchor, and author of Hide With Me, a young adult novel hitting shelves this fall 2018. She spent a decade on the air in Boston before moving to Tampa as a consumer reporter and anchor where she writes on deadline every day, fueled by caffeine and creativity. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Sorboni spent her childhood reading, writing, drawing and daydreaming stories. She’s the daughter of an Indian physicist who made her a story teller and showed her the world, a mother from Maine who taught her to love books and save the world, and has a little brother who probably will. Sorboni lives in Florida with her husband, toddler and goofy golden doodle.   Debut author Sorboni Banerjee crafts a gripping story about the unbreakable bonds of friendship, the sweeping power of first love, and the courage to fight for a brighter future against all odds.   In the dying cornfields of his family's farm, seventeen-year-old Cade finds a girl broken and bleeding. She has one request: hide me.   Tucked away in an abandoned barn on the edge of the farm, the mysterious Jane Doe starts to heal and details of her past begin to surface. A foster kid looking for a way out, Jane got caught up in the wrong crowd and barely escaped with her life.   Cade has a difficult past of his own. He's been trapped in the border town of Tanner, Texas, his whole life. His dad is a drunk. His mom is gone. Money is running out. Cade is focused on one thing, a football scholarship--his only chance.   Cade and Jane spend their nights in the barn planning their escapes, and their days with Cade's friends: sweet, artistic Mateo and his determined sister Jojo who vows to be president one day.   But it's not that easy to disappear.   Just across the border in a city in Mexico lies the life Jane desperately wants to leave behind--a past filled with drugs and danger, information she never wanted, and a cartel boss who is watching her every move.   Jane Doe's past is far from over, and the secret she holds could kill them all.     Will Smith - Ditches to Riches:  Climbing Your Way from Despair to Success   A former airline pilot that was wrongfully incarcerated that lost everything in life and the struggle to get it all back. The 15-year journey from hell and back. He's now a successful business owner, author, and corporate jet pilot. Enjoying the life that everyone was meant to have.  Today, Captain Will Smith owns an aviation company and flies all over the world, inspiring and motivating others to get the most out of their lives.   In his book, Ditches to Riches, Will offers up some real-life lessons from a man who had it all, lost it all, then got it all back again. Will was dealt a bad hand when he was sent to prison for more than two years for a crime he did not commit. Once free, he moved to a new state with no money and a felony conviction still marring his otherwise perfect record. The only thing he had was a friend who let him sleep on a couch and a job digging ditches in the Florida heat. But he did have one other thing, a desperate desire to climb out of that ditch.   Written in an easy-to-read style, Ditches to Riches will not only show you how to become successful, it will also fuel and incentivize you to get the most out of your life.   If you’re struggling financially or emotionally, this could be the most important book you’ve ever read. The only thing stopping you, is you.       Bethanie Nonami - Discovered Bethanie Nonami is an inquisitive fixer, fast-driving, fun-seeking, food-lovin’, lifelong learner, and self-proclaimed nerd on a mission to make this world a better place than when she first entered it. Bethanie helps brands create memorable voice experiences on Google, Siri, and Alexa so that brands are found more often through voice search by their customers.   This thought leader is living proof that a conventional route to success isn’t the only way to make an impact. In fact, she has an impressive track record of nearly three decades of helping companies leverage technology and innovative thinking so that they can lead and shape their industries.   In the world of marketing, if you’re not playing the game, then you’re being played. Last year, there were 250 billion searches through voice, yet most brands are not optimizing their online content for voice, which means Google, Siri and Alexa can’t answer questions about your brand. Over 90% of the voice answers about brands and their categories are incorrect, missing, or provided by a third party. Millions of your ideal customers could be researching questions and problems without finding your brand.   If you want to remain relevant online, you must adapt faster so you can be ahead of rapidly changing consumer search behaviors. Discovered reveals:   Common mistakes that Marketing Leaders make that are preventing them from reaching their goals. How brands can dominate online search using technology to help them scale. In-depth look at the Voice market and how people are discovering, engaging, and connecting with new brands daily. Real-world examples and tactics that you can implement quickly and easily today. Start doing the same as the top 1% so you can stand out online and rise above the rest!    Kevin Overstreet - Florida: The Fraudshine State Kevin J Overstreet grew up on a cattle farm in Southwest Missouri, working extremely hard with his family to make ends meet. After college, he began his career in the title insurance industry…and has been building successful independent title agencies since 1998. While living in the Midwest, Kevin coined the phrase ‘The Fraudshine State’ due to the vast amount of real estate fraud that occurred in the state of Florida. In 2005,   Kevin relocated to Tampa Bay with his wife and Children, and began developing his primary business…Insured Title Agency. Kevin has overseen tens of thousands of real estate transactions and has been appalled by how Floridians are often the victims of fraud.   In 2017, Kevin laid the groundwork for an organization designed to prevent Title Fraud in Florida….and has since made it his mission to STOP fraudsters from targeting Florida homeowners. The title monitoring and alerting service Kevin and his team have created is a major step in the direction of stopping fraud in Florida, but is only the first step. Kevin’s goal is that other like-minded professionals will join the fight to turn The Fraudshine State BACK into The Sunshine State!       Tim Moore - Sold On Purpose: Marketing to the Conscious Consumer   Tim Moore is a three-time Emmy award-winning director and CEO of Diamond View, a video agency headquartered in Florida. As a curiously driven entrepreneur, Tim has become a leading expert in purpose-driven marketing over the last 10 years and has developed emotionally compelling campaigns for brands all around the world. He is also the founder of the Tampa Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on inspiring communities through positive public messaging. Tim is also currently in production of a patent pending technology called DSR, Dynamic Scene Replacement, that offers advertisers the ability to increase the emotional effectiveness of advertising by autonomously replacing scenes based on viewer affinity data.   “Hottest. Coolest. Biggest. Newest.”  These were the buzzwords that shaped the 'Yell & Sell' ad campaigns of the last three decades. The American public tuned in as advertisers pulled off one of the most elaborate marketing schemes of the century, turning empty promises into brand affection and amassing profit at the expense of the gullible masses. But that game has now changed. Recent studies have shown that modern consumers are being repelled by the advertising tricks of the past, and instead, are longing for deeper, more authentic connections with brands. These audiences are seeking brands with a higher purpose than just profit. They are looking for brands that have meaningful values and communicate their call to belief instead of a call to action. Ultimately, these consumers of tomorrow want brands that have values and purpose not just products and services.   As this perspective continues to make its way into the mainstream marketplace, brand's must find a way to communicate their higher purpose in order to truly thrive. Sold on Purpose is a comprehensive guide on how brands can use their unique purpose story to communicate what they believe in and what their higher purpose is in the world. It provides several case studies on brands who have created meaningful purpose stories and won the hearts of consumers, as well as, brands who missed the mark and a breakdown of what went wrong. You'll learn how to craft stories that really matter and create a meaningful unique brand narrative that tells not just what you do, but why you do it. Written by three-time Emmy award-winning director and millennial entrepreneur Tim Moore, this book shows a clear look into the purpose-driven marketplace of tomorrow and how to prepare for it today.       Special Entertainment - Shaun Hopper!   Shaun Hopper is unquestionably one of the finest acoustic-fingerstyle guitar players in America, a rare jewel in the tapestry of the Tampa Bay music scene. Dazzling us with his fiery originals and covering everything from Chet Atkins to Andre Segovia and from The Beatles to Queen, Shaun never fails to mesmerize us all.   Acoustic "fingerstyle" guitar wizard Shaun Hopper is at first glance an unassuming presence, a true southern gentleman whose humility stands in stark contrast to the prodigious talents he unveils on stage. An unparalleled master of the fret-board. Merging complex melodies, harmonies and bass lines along with a one-of-a-kind mix of percussive elements, he captivates everyone within earshot. Whether his listeners are guitar enthusiasts or not matters little, within a few seconds they soon realize that they are listening to a true virtuoso.      Dress Code:  Business Casual Hors d'oeuvres will be served througout the night. Bring your camera and get your picture taken with Tampa Bay's newest authors!

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