Professional Marketing & Business Growth “How To”
Arizona, United States
Jim Rhode, BME, CSP, Chairman of SmartPractice, has developed and presented hundreds of seminars and workshops on practice administration and professional marketing for over two decades. The thousands of progressive physicians and dentists, spouses and staff members who have heard Jim speak agree he provides a stimulating, yet practical future orientation. From his years in industry as a long-range planner, Jim brings to the dental profession scores of practice-building techniques and the motivation for timely implementation.
His extensive business experience includes team building, financial analysis, operation streamlining and long-range planning. A member of the Society for Advancement of Management and President of the National Speakers Association, he was honored with the prestigious Arizona Entrepreneur of the Year award for 1990. Jim’s professional speaking engagements have taken him to all 50 states and 15 foreign countries. In addition, he is the publisher of Practice Smart: Dentistry’s Marketing and Management Newsletter and co-author of Marketing for People Not In Marketing and Celebrate Marketing. Jim’s philosophy is best summarized by the proverb: “Any enterprise built by wise planning…becomes strong through common sense…and profits wonderfully by keeping abreast of the facts.”
Naomi Rhode, RDH, CSP, CPAE Speakers Hall of Fame, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, has spoken before thousands of health care professionals and their team members, corporations and non-profit organizations, sharing her expertise on team building, leadership and interpersonal relationships. She is a member of Speaker’s Roundtable, a recipient of the prestigious Cavett Award and past president of the Arizona State Dental Hygienists Association and the National Speakers Association. For the multitudes that have heard her, Naomi’s warmth, enthusiasm and unique insight into the dynamics of person-to-person relationships have made her a “Remembered Experience”.
Each year she speaks extensively at seminars, association meetings and conventions, stimulating her audience to achieve new levels of professional and personal growth. She has spoken in all 50 states and 15 foreign countries. In addition to being a much-sought-after professional speaker and emcee, she is the author of two inspirational gift books, The Gift of Family – A Legacy of Love and More Beautiful Than Diamonds – The Gift of Friendship, and has co-authored Speaking Secrets of the Masters, Meditations for the Road Warrior and many other multi-authored books. She has also produced a number of audio and video cassettes, including Marriage: A Celebration of Unity and Uniqueness and is a clinician and leader at the Annual Staff Appreciation Seminar in Hawaii.