The JVA is thrilled to announce that we are bringing nationally known keynote speaker and #1 bestselling author, Brian Carter to the JVA Annual Meeting. The AVCA Convention and JVA Annual Meeting are important times for our staff to catch up with JVA members, as well as partners, and to meet new faces of JVA club directors, coaches and members of the volleyball community. This year the JVA invites you to attend the JVA Annual Meeting and listen to prominent keynote speaker and #1 bestselling author Brian Carter.

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Brian Carter is the #1 bestselling author of The Like Economy, LinkedIn for Business, Facebook Marketing, and The Cowbell Principle. He’s respected as an international authority on how organizations can generate bigger business results. His 18 years of business success guide The Carter Group, a boutique agency with world-class expertise using digital and social marketing to boost profits for growth-minded businesses. The Carter Group implements innovative ideas to get extraordinary results.

Brian has keynoted and developed marketing programs and strategies for companies of all sizes, including top 50 companies in the Fortune 500 like NBC and Microsoft. As a speaker, he delivers entertainment, motivation and practical takeaways.

Brian has been interviewed by Bloomberg TV, Mashable, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, ABC News, and Entrepreneur Magazine, just to name a few.

He has an overall reach of more than 150,000 fans through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and his other marketing channels. And has taught more than 25,000 students and his teaching has reached more than 3 million people in the last year. His new “Social Marketing Profits System” online course will be available from in November 2015.

Brian’s hands-on business experience, cutting edge insights, and background in improv and stand up comedy culminate in a keynote speaker and trainer who leaves every audience not only entertained, but also armed with powerful strategies and tactics.


“I’m so glad you were our keynote speaker. You were the perfect choice.”
– Derrick Wheeler, Microsoft

“Phenomenal speaker. Personable, informative and downright entertaining. I’d hire him back in a second.”
– James Tella, NBC-Universal

“Fantastic, Informative, Funny! A perfect blend of ideas.”
– Caroline Bell-Luehrs, Citrix

To learn more about Brian Carter, click here. To RSVP for the JVA Annual Meeting, click here.

Learn about Mike Schall’s session “Building Fearless Competitors: Creating a Culture that Teaches Players to Be Confident, Think for Themselves and Lead on the Court and in Life” on Saturday, December 17th at 10:15AM in GCCC Short North Ballroom B. Click here for details.

Learn more about RJ Abella’s session “Beach Court Brain Games – Mindful Beach Training: Drills and Tips to Teach Reading vs Reacting” on Friday, December 16th at 1:15PM on the Beach Court. Click here for details.

For a complete list of educational sessions at the AVCA Convention, click here.