ConnectRoot Launches ONE SOURCE Speakers Platform

New service joins firm’s resource and corporate gift directories.
NEW YORK - Nov. 9, 2015 - PRLog -- ConnectRoot, the New Jersey-based networking source and assessment firm, is pleased to announce the addition of its ONE SOURCE Speakers Platform. The new platform offers easy access to professional speakers, leadership and executive trainers, entertainers, financial industry experts, and thought leaders across multiple disciplines. CE-approved presentations are available as well.

“Our goal with ConnectRoot’s ONE SOURCE Speakers Platform is to simplify the search process within the financial services industry by carefully matching a speaker with a given event through a very personalized, single-step process,” said Kelly Newsome, president and founder of ConnectRoot. “We focus on introducing the finest speakers — along with entertainers, sales and leadership trainers, moderators, and team builders — while staying within the client’s budget.”

Speaker categories include motivational, inspirational, educational, keynote, humorous, health and wellness, and others for conferences, events, retreats, or any gathering. The service is free for clients of ConnectRoot.

"Working with Kelly Newsome at ConnectRoot has helped me land speaking engagements in line with my target market, the financial services industry,” said Michael Goldberg, founder of KnockOutNetworking, a speaking and training resource based in New Jersey. “Kelly comes from the industry herself, and has been proactive in introducing me to the right clients. A win-win for all!"

Newsome has 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, working in sales and business development. Industry segments include financial publications, technology firms, conference producers, and public relations. She has established professional and personal relationships, ranging from support personnel to influential decision makers, news makers, and top executives of leading financial firms. Her vision for ConnectRoot, which she launched in 2013, was the result of her interactions with financial professionals and recognition of the need for a link within the industry to serve as a conduit for introducing strategic problem-solving connections.

"When I met Kelly I was in the process of putting together the agenda for a major hedge fund conference,” said Lisa Vioni, co-founder and CEO of Hedge Connection, Inc. in New York. “I asked her if she had any motivational speakers that she thought would be appropriate for my event. She immediately introduced me to a speaker that addressed the exact topic I wanted my audience to hear. He spoke at our event, and was a huge success. Kelly is now working on sourcing a motivational speaker for our 2016 conference. I have no doubt she will find the perfect match again."

Newsome views the addition of the ONE SOURCE Speakers Platform to ConnectRoot as a logical step in her company’s growth. “ONE SOURCE is very focused, providing a vital service that many financial firms need; and, as a simple, single-step solution, it couldn’t be easier to take advantage of all it has to offer,” said Newsome.

"Kelly's enthusiasm, energy, and professionalism will be a huge positive impact in the lives of those professionals hiring speakers, educators, trainers and entertainers in the financial services industry," said Steve Moeller, president of American Business Visions.

Newsome encourages ConnectRoot clients to contact her directly for one-on-one consulting services. Speakers who would like to join ConnectRoot’s ONE SOURCE should contact

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