Unforgettable Keynote Presentation Scheduled for Heartland Conference

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By: Mike McGill, VGM Marketing

The late, great master motivator Zig Ziglar once said, “When things change inside you, things change around you.”  This way of thinking has been one of the primary reasons why Heartland Conference has been successful for 15 years.  Conference organizers strive to offer VGM Members innovative ways to improve overall business operations by thinking outside of the box.

2016 is certainly no different.

Along with offering a seventh education track focused on BIG IDEAS, Heartland Conference will continue the trend of empowering keynote presentations when internationally known memory expert Bob Gray takes the stage. 

His entertaining presentation “Welcome to Your Brain” will take place at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14. During his presentation, Gray, a certified speaking professional and memory expert, will provide conference attendees with new techniques to enhance their business through a trained memory.

“Heartland Conference is all about connecting our members with tools and resources to help them improve their businesses,” said Sara Laures, VGM’s vice president of special projects and conference chairperson. “Bob’s presentation will provide a unique way to improve both personally and professionally through memory and improved recall techniques.”  

Gray has taught his innovative memory systems to a number of Fortune 500 and 100 companies, including Boeing, General Electric, FedEx, Johnson and Johnson, Farmers Insurance, General Motors and Ford. The premise of his presentation is based on credibility and relationships, both of which can be greatly enhanced through a “trained” memory.    

Gray’s unique abilities have earned him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. He has also made television appearances with the BBC, The Today Show and Ripley’s Believe it or Not.

“Bob is not your typical presenter,” said Laures. “His unique presentation style, combined with his uncanny way to engage audience members are certain to make this another memorable keynote presentation at Heartland Conference.”  

Igniting ideas, cultivating relationships and making memorable connections for business and life are what attract hundreds of HME providers to Waterloo, Iowa each year. For a complete list of conference sessions and speakers, a list of social events and to register for Heartland Conference 2016, please visit