Rise Above Your Competitors in 2023

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 4 was held on Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 for Leaders and Managers and then again on Thursday, January 26th, 2023 for Sellers.

Registration for Rising Above was free for participating for State Broadcasters Associations. To gain access to event recordings (once available), register below.

BMI Entertainment | Stephanie Quayle

As a member of CMT’s Next Women of Country, Stephanie Quayle is an undeniable force on the country music scene.

The Big Sky Music  recording artist is one of the most active female artists with a consistent presence on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, official music video airplay on CMT and a vigorous performance schedule.

The singer-songwriter is turning heads as an independent artist with repeat performances on the Grand Ole Opry and historic Ryman Auditorium stages, along with hosting for Wrangler Network on the ACM Awards red carpet, as well as hosting for Sounds Like Nashville on the CMT Awards and CMA Awards red carpets. And in a once in a lifetime opportunity, she was the only indie act invited to perform for the five living former U.S. presidents (Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, H.W. Bush and Carter) as part of the hurricane relief concert “Deep From The Heart: The One America Appeal” in Texas.

Named one of Rolling Stone Country’s “Top Artists You Need To Know,” Quayle is garnering a buzz from her high-energy live performances across the country while sharing stages with artists like Brett Eldredge, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, LoCASH, Billy Currington and more; her magnetic energy and booming personality grabs hold of audiences wherever she goes.

She has been highlighted in People, Huffington Post, Glamour, Hollywood Life, Inspirer Magazine, Taste Of Country and Sounds Like Nashville, to name a few. She also serves as music ambassador for Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply, an original store from her hometown of Bozeman, MT, and has teamed up with national brands like Wrangler, Kampgrounds Of America (KOA), Winnebago, Polaroid, and more throughout multiple campaigns.

Streamed Directly To You – OTT Style

Rising Above 4 was live-streamed 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.

The old way of online training (webinars, bulky learning management systems, etc.) needed a major facelift, so we rethought everything, starting with the launch of the Ten-Minute Trainer Network mobile app (iOS & Android) so you can stream content on the go, when and wherever you are.

Summit Hosts

Derron Steenbergen

Swagger Institute

Speed Marriott

P1 Learning

Summit Speakers

Brandeis Hall

Radio One

Ryan Dearbone

823 Enterprises Media

Arminda Lindsay

Media Staffing Network

Paul Moehring

Reaching New Heights

Chris Lytle

Instant Sales Training

Tammy Wellbrock

Girl Twin Solutions

Corey Elliott

Borrell Associates

Jamie Aplin

Creative Ready

Elizabeth Bernberg


Mark Levy

Revenue Development Resources

Bryan Marriott

P1 Learning

Jennifer Lane

P1 Learning

Summit Schedule

Wednesday, January 25th (Leaders & Managers) 

  11:30 AM – Opening Remarks

  12:00 PM – Brandeis Hall | 10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Becoming A Manager

     1:00 PM – Ryan Dearbone | Discovering Your “Why” Through Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

     2:00 PM – Arminda Lindsay | Your Next 5 Moves A Do-It-Now Strategy For Relationship Recruiting 

     3:00 PM – S. Paul Moehring | Light My Fire

     4:00 PM – Speed Marriott & Derron Steenbergen | Q&A Discussion

     5:00 PM – Industry Celebration Preview


Thursday, January 26th (Leaders, Managers, Sellers, Station Employees) 

     8:30 AM – Opening Remarks

     9:00 AM – Chris Lytle | The Game Of Selling: Are You Having Serious Fun Yet?

  10:00 AM – Tammy Wellbrock | Networking: Beyond the Handshake

  11:00 AM – Corey Elliott | How the Pandemic Has Changed The Business Environment &  Marketing Needs 

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

     1:00 PM – Jamie Aplin | What’s the BIG Idea? The Key Ingredient to Closing More Deals

     2:00 PM – Elizabeth Bernberg | How To Recession-Proof Your Digital Business

     3:00 PM – Mark Levy | Return on Investment: Math? Oh No!

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

     5:00 PM – Closing Remarks

Please Note: All times are in Central Standard Time (CST)

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