Climbing Together In 2024

Featuring lessons from the best trainers in the business, Rising Above is a day-and-a-half live virtual training event designed to teach, coach, inspire and motivate attendees to rise above the challenges of today’s sales and management environment.


Rising Above 5 was presented on Wednesday, January 24th, 2024 for Leaders and Managers and then again on Thursday, January 25th, 2024 for Sellers.

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Distinguished BMI Artist, Nelson Cade III, provided an extraordinary lunchtime experience for Rising Above Attendees on Thursday, January 25th. In February 2020 Nelson turned all four chairs on the NBC hit show The Voice with his version of Stevie Ray Vaughn’s Pride and Joy. He went on to make it to the top 20 on John Legend’s team when Covid-19 took the world for a ride. You can catch him playing a variety of genres at his shows such as blues, pop, folk, indie-rock and oldies, as well as some of his originals mixed in. His recently released debut single, Freedom is streaming everywhere!

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Wednesday, January 24th 2024

Audience: Leaders & Managers


You Aren’t in The Media Business Any More

Paul Jacobs

12PM (CST)

Building Broadcast Media's Next Generation Workforce

Arminda Lindsay
1PM (CST)

Yo, Mo! Why Mo Should Be Your Best Friend

Paul Moehring

2PM (CST)

Emotional Intelligence is a Competitive Advantage

Dr. Terry Daniels
3PM (CST)

Next Level Leading


Erik Therwanger
4PM (CST)

Management Q&A With

Speed & Swagger

Speed & Derron

5PM (CST)

I liked the diverse information that was offered by the presenters at Rising Above. It was easy to pick one thing from each presenter to implement immediately.

<div class="editor-content"><p><strong>Rising Above Attendee</strong> | 2023&nbsp;</p></div>,

Rising Above Attendee | 2023 

Thursday, January 25th 2024

Audience: Sellers, Managers, Leaders


How To Up-Sell Anything


Brandeis Hall
9AM (CST)

The Power of the Pause


Chris Lytle

10AM (CST)

Sales Reality Check


Paul Jacobs

11AM (CST)

BMI Artist Lunch & Learn


Nelson Cade III
12PM (CST)

The Do's and Don'ts of Digital Transformation

Elizabeth Bernberg

1PM (CST)

Women in Leadership: Building a Diversified Team 

Tammy Wellbrock
2PM (CST)

Next Level Selling


Erik Therwanger

3PM (CST)

Sales Q&A With

"Speed & Swagger"

Speed & Derron
4PM (CST)

Full Summit Event Schedule

Wednesday, January 24th
(Leaders & Managers)

  • 11:30 AM – Opening Remarks

  • 12:00 PM – Paul JacobsYou Aren’t in the Media Business Any More

  • 1:00 PM – Arminda Lindsay Building Broadcast Media's Next Generation Workforce

  • 2:00 PM – Paul Moehring Yo, Mo! Why Mo should Be Your Best Friend

  • 3:00 PM – Dr. Terry Daniels Leadership Session Title TBA

  • 4:00 PM – Erik Therwanger | Next Level Leading

  • 5:00 PM – Speed Marriott & Derron Steenbergen | Management Q&A With “Speed & Swagger”

Thursday, January 25th

(Leaders, Managers, Sellers, General Employees)

  • 8:30 AM – Opening Remarks

  • 9:00 AM – Brandeis Hall | How to Up Sell Anything

  • 10:00 AM – Chris Lytle The Power of the Pause (And Other Sales Subtleties that Set You Apart)

  • 11:00 AM – Paul Jacobs | Sales Reality Check – Why Ratings & Commercials Aren’t the Road to The Promised Land

  • 12:00 PM – Industry Celebration Luncheon | BMI Artist Performance and Q&A

  • 1:00 PM – Elizabeth Bernberg | The Do's and Don'ts of Digital Transformation

  • 2:00 PM – Tammy WellbrockWomen in Leadership: Building A Diversified Team

  • 3:00 PM – Erik Therwanger | Next Level Selling 

  • 4:00 PM – Speed Marriott & Derron Steenbergen | Sales Q&A With “Speed & Swagger”

  • 5:00 PM – Closing Remarks

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Rising Above 2024 was live-streamed and recorded through our new OTT video training platform, the Ten-Minute Trainer Network. Think the power of Netflix, but focused on solving the daily challenges of the broadcast industry.

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