Kody Bateman is the visionary and creator of the ‘Relationship Marketing GRAND Summit.’ He speaks, trains, and motivates people in all industries and walks of life throughout the world on the importance of the human connection in today’s digital world, and how to achieve this within your business and personal life. At this extraordinary summit, not only will you hear from Kody himself but you will also love this exciting line-up of professionals who will share their insight on business success with Relationship Marketing.

Kody Bateman:

Founder of the modern-day relationship marketing movement, and Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of SendOutCards, the premier relationship marketing service in the world today.

Nearly 1 million people have used his systems to send more than 160 million tangible greeting cards and 12 million gifts to over 100 countries throughout the world.

Kody’s newest company is Sendogo, the premier relationship marketing integration service to existing CRMs.





James Muir: 

He is the founder and CEO of Best Practice International and the bestselling author of the #1 book on closing sales – The Perfect Close.

James is a 30-year veteran of sales having served in every role from individual contributor to executive VP.  His mission – to make the complex simple.  James has an extensive background in healthcare where he has sold-to and spoken for the largest names in technology and healthcare including HCA, Tenet, Catholic Healthcare, Banner, Dell, IBM, and others.  Not only is James a lifelong student of sales, but he’s also an accomplished guitarist, organic chemistry fan and fitness buff.  Those interested in learning a method of closing that is zero pressure involves just two questions and is successful 95% of the time can reach him at PureMuir.com.



Jeb Blount: 

CEO of Sales Gravy, and author of ten books including Fanatical Prospecting, Objections, Sales EQ, and People Buy You. He is among the world’s most respected speakers, trainers, and thought leaders on sales, leadership, and customer experience.

As a sales acceleration specialist, he helps sales organizations reach peak performance fast by optimizing talent, leveraging training to cultivate a high-performance culture, developing leadership and coaching skills, and applying more effective organizational design.

Through his global training organization, Sales Gravy, Jeb advises the world’s most well-known organizations and their executives on the impact of emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills on customer-facing activities. Training thousands of participants in public and private forums. Jeb has more than 25 years of experience with Fortune 500 companies, small and midsize businesses(SMBs), and start-ups. His flagship website, SalesGravy.com, is the most visited sales-specific website on the planet.


Larry Levine:

International best-selling author of ‘Selling from the Heart’ and the co-host of the Selling from the Heart Podcast. With 30 years of in-the-field sales experience in the B2B technology space, he knows what it takes to be a successful sales professional. Larry has successfully sold to customers ranging from up-and-down the street accounts to Fortune 500 companies.

In the fall of 2013, Larry became a corporate major account rep for a Japanese OEM in Los Angeles, California, one of the most competitive markets in the United States.

He walked into a zero base opportunity with no current customers. By using the strategies explained in Selling from the Heart, he booked over $1.3 million in new sales in 2014-2015, leaving behind a $1.6-million pipeline for the next sales rep to develop. Larry now coaches and inspires sales leaders and their teams to do what he did.

Since 2015, Larry has coached sales professionals across the spectrum of tenured reps to new millennials entering the salesforce. Both appreciate the practical, relevant and “street–savvy” nature of his coaching.


Mark Hunter: 

Also known as ‘The Sales Hunter,’ Mark Hunter is a sales consultant, speaker and coach with experience in both the corporate and sales worlds.

He is the author of two successful books, High-Profit Selling: Win the Sale Without Compromising on Price and High-Profit Prospecting.

Mark teaches proven sales methodologies as he travels the world as a CSP and delivers his message about the importance of prospecting the right people for your company.





Meridith Elliott Powell: 

Named Top 15 Business Expert To Watch, 40 Motivational Speakers To Energize Any Sales Team, Master Certified Business Strategist, Executive Coach and Keynote Speaker. Award-Winning Author and Certified Speaking Professional – a designation held by less than 12-percent of professional speakers.

Meridith’s platform is Thriving In Uncertainty. Her passion and area of expertise is in helping audiences and listeners understand the strategies and skills needed to succeed in today’s economy. Her latest book, OWN IT: Redefining Responsibility, goes into detail about how the changes in this economy have created a new customer and a new employee, and why that calls for a new approach to leadership at every level.

Meridith is the author of 6 books including Winning In The Trust & Value Economy (a finalist in the USA Best Book Awards) and her latest “Own It: Redefining Responsibility – Stories of Power, Freedom & Purpose (named Top 50 Sales Book for 2018) about how to build cultures that inspire ownership at every level to create profits at every turn. Her seventh book – The BEST Sales Book Ever – Cut The Excuses and Send Sales Through The Roof – with Hall of Fame Speaker Connie Podesta.


Lee Salz: 

Leading sales management strategist and CEO of Sales Architects®. A recognized expert in sales differentiation, he works with senior executives and business owners across all industries helping their salespeople win more deals at the prices they want.

Lee is a sought-after keynote speaker and consultant on sales differentiation, sales force development, hiring, onboarding, compensation, and other sales performance topics. He’s an award winning author. His latest bestseller Sales Differentiation won the silver medal for Top Sales Book of 2018 (Top Sales World).

His book ‘Hire Right, Higher Profits’ was the #1 rated sales management book on Amazon for 2014. A featured columnist in The Business Journals and a media source on sales and sales management, Lee has been quoted and featured in The Wall Street Journal, CNN, The New York Times, MSNBC, ABC News, and other outlets. Lee created The Revenue Accelerator®, a sales onboarding and enablement technology firm that structures and automates the onboarding experience for salespeople.

Lee lives in Minneapolis with his wife, three children, and two dogs. He’s a championship powerlifter and a graduate of Binghamton University. When not helping clients with sales force development, you can find him on the baseball field coaching his kids.


Tommy Mello:

Tommy Mello is the owner and operator of A1 Garage Door Service, the host of the Home Service Expert podcast, and owner, partner, or investor in 14 other businesses ranging from Christmas lights & real estate to mobile apps.

In 2007, Tommy became the sole owner and operator of a single Phoenix-based garage door service business, which came with $50,000 in debt. Today, A1Garage generates north of $30 million dollars in annual revenue, with over 250 employees in 12 states.

Tommy is a regular contributor to Inc., Entrepreneur, and other business publications on the topic of entrepreneurship and small business as well as a sought after podcast, radio and television guest.

When not in the office or working on the businesses, you’ll find him on a plane headed to exotic destinations or chasing the little white ball around one of Arizona’s many golf courses.


Jordan Adler:

At 34 years old Jordan Adler was living in an enclosed garage. His rent was $200 a month and he had 2 roommates. He carried $36,000 in Credit Card Debt and his job paid him $14,000 a year.

Over the past 27 years he has BECOME ONE OF THE TOP NETWORKERS in the world earning in excess of $20 million in his home based businesses.  His SendOutCards business overrides hundreds of thousands of customers making him the #1 affiliate in SendOutCards.

Jordan wrote the world-wide bestseller “Beach Money” and 100% of his profits go to charity – Kiva.org. His book has been out for 10 years, and still sells thousands of copies per month. About a year ago he launched his second book, “Better Than Beach Money”.

Jordan splits his time  between 2 mountain homes, a condo on the Vegas Strip and of course the beach! Two years ago he decided to get his helicopter pilots license for fun. He is also scheduled to become the first network marketer to travel to space as part of Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic civilian space program.


Gayle Zientek:

An Associate Broker/Realtor with eXp Realty in Portage, Michigan. She has been licensed since 2004. Gayle and her husband Steve joined SendOutCards in 2007 and credit much of their success in business to what they learned and implemented using SendOutCards on a daily basis.

During the recession 2008-2011 Gayle and Steve nurtured their relationships. By 2012 they reached 100% referral business selling homes, closing an average of 50 homes per year by referral. In 2017 Gayle served as the distinguished Realtor of the Year for her local association.

Gayle and Steve are Sr Executive Referral Partners with SendOutCards. They were awarded Affiliate of the Year Runner Up at the 2018. She is the founder of Referrals for a Living, LLC and coaches business owners on success habits that lead to a rhythm of prosperity.

Family is important to Steve and Gayle. They’ve been married 41 years and enjoy spending time with their 3 grown children/spouses and 9 grandchildren. Gayle’s key to success is Consistency.


Jay McHugh:

Owner of LAER Realty with his wife Stacey, Jay has seen a dramatic increase of business from using SendOutCards.

A constant learner and giver, Jay teaches the process of appreciation more and more often to his audiences around the world.  Jay believes his gift is teaching the art of when and why to send a card/gift in this noisy and competitive world.

His daughter Oshyn is becoming his biggest fan at an early age of just 9 as well as his oldest agents that see the need to express thanks today using SendOutCards.




Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton:

Are the founders of Courage Crafters, Inc., and the authors of the best-selling book, Go for No! They speak internationally, teaching sales and entrepreneurial audiences how to overcome their fear of rejection and achieve extraordinary sales success by hearing ‘no’ more often.

Their business building strategies have been embraced by people in a wide variety of businesses and industries to rave reviews and amazing results.  Richard and Andrea are also producers of a 98 minute personal development DVD movie and their  “go for no” philosophies have been featured in numerous publications including Inc. Magazine, Networking Times, Success Magazine and many more.

Go for No! has now sold over 400,000 copies and after hitting #1 on Amazon’s ‘Sales & Selling’ Best Seller list has remained in the top 20 for the last 9 years.


Darla DiGrandi:

Darla started as an inventor and entrepreneur in the salon industry.

Darla became a Master Trainer for the state board of cosmetology reinventing the hair industry. She became licensed to train hairdressers and has received many awards and accolades in the salon industry, and her business community. Darla built a total of 5 high-end salons, had 49 employees. Her salon was listed as one of the Top 200 fastest growing salons in the country.

In 2008, Darla was introduced to the Network Marketing business model and soon retired from the salon industry. Darla now teaches people ‘How to Master the Art of Human Connections’ with SendOutCards at the forefront.



Dave Smith:

Is an avid outdoorsman residing in Utah. His professional experiences, and background start in the construction industry where he ran a multi-million dollar Sub-Contracting company. Dave consults startups and existing companies in all industries. He brings knowledge and practical, no-nonsense ideas to situations and challenges with clairvoyant concepts.

Dave is a valued affiliate & consultant with SendOutCards for 15+ years.  He’s been honored to receive many awards from SendOutCards including ‘Affiliate of the Year 2014’.

Currently, Dave is the General Manager of Sendogo, a new startup API integration for CRMs, owned by SendOutCards. Dave assists CRM subscribers of Sendogo, to strengthen relationships, building human connection with the know, like and trust factor that is so critical, and a missing element in today’s high-tech digital age of marketing. In his spare time you’ll find him spending time with family, at the motocross track, traveling, hunting, fishing or golfing.

BONUS: Don’t miss out on expert panelists as they recount and provide personal experiences on how their businesses grew by implementing the teachings of relationship marketing into their professional lives.

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