Each year Heartland looks for engaging key not speakers to uplift and inspire our salon partners, and this year is no exception. We are very excited to introduce you to Merit Kahn Gest, CSP, America’s Tanning Expo Keynote speaker. What is CSP? It’s ok we didn’t know either. A CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) is actually the highest designation in the National Speakers Association and is held by less than 12% of professional speakers worldwide!
Did we mention she’s funny? Merit performs stand-up comedy to unwind and enjoys a pina colada after each spray tan because it’s cheaper than a beach vacation. She uses stand- up comedy to bring fun and entertainment to her audience for maximum impact and knowledge retention. You’ll laugh, you’ll learn, and leave with tools to improve your business.With more than 20 years of sales, sales management, coaching, training, consulting, writing and speaking experience Merit has worked with more than 1000 clients across multiple industries with one goal in mind, to impact and influence business growth. She is also the Founder of Merit-based Sales & Leadership, author of Myth Shift: Challenging The Truths That Sabotage Success and the creator of The Merit Method: Sales Mastery for Life program. Let’s face it, this woman accomplishes more before breakfast than most of us do in a lifetime.
Merit will work with our Salon owners also during the owner’s workshop to talk about employee hiring, and retention. We can’t wait for you to “shift” into high gear and have the best season yet!