Speaking

Brent speaks on various topics related to the business of photography, marketing, and customer experience.

Programs are adaptable based on experience level of the attendees and number of attendees. Q&A and interaction is always a good idea. Break out sessions are available as well as pricelist/marketing reviews.

Programs can range from 1 hour to a full day.

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PODCAST APPEARANCES:

Make Photography Great Again Podcast:

Photographer's Journey Podcast

testimonials


“I've attended about 50 affiliate photography seminars and classes the past five years. It seems most instructors fall into one of two categories, regardless of their topic: the “variations on a theme” instructor presenting stale or “Google-able" information with a couple interesting nuggets, and the engaging instructor sharing real insights or important foundations in an engaging way. And, for most classes on business, it's mostly the former—which can be a let down, because I am captivated with learning about business.

Brent’s business program was a pleasant surprise, providing laughs, proven successful methods, and many actionable items to help improve my business the next day. Brent brings a relatable, refreshing, and engaging personality as an instructor, and it’s evident he knows what he’s doing and he cares about helping others find their path to success, too. If you have an opportunity to learn from or simply spend time with Brent, don’t miss it!”

Ben K. Moser, President

Professional Photographers of Eastern Tennessee

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“Brent has spoken to our organization a few times on the all-important, but sometimes overlooked, business aspect of professional photography. Whether he is speaking about marketing, customer service, pricing, workflow, assigning tasks or follow up, professional photographers need to know these things to be profitable and efficient, and to attract clients, make them happy and keep them coming back from childhood photos to senior portraits, to wedding photography and beyond. Whether you are the only person in your business or part of a larger group, you need to hear what Brent has to say. I highly recommend his programs.”

John Fenstemacher, Past President

Professional Photographers of Ohio

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Brent,

Thank you so much for being a speaker at our Spring Photo Fest! Our members thoroughly enjoyed your program and had only great things to say about you. I especially want to thank you for your kind gesture of being a Mentor for our auction and helping us raise money for our scholarship fund! You went above and beyond the call of duty and we greatly appreciate your generous contribution! We will certainly keep you in mind for future programs.

Yvette Ponthier, MPhotog, Cr, CPP, ABI

President, Professional Photographers of Louisiana

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"I attended a state conference where Brent Watkins presented a business seminar. I was so impressed with his presentation that I hired him to do the presentation for the prestigious Ohio Society of Professional Photographers in 2016.

Brent has very good information to share and is an outstanding speaker. I HIGHLY recommend him if you want a great business program."

-Robert Williams Master,.Craftsman.,CPP.

Past President of Professional Photographers of Ohio

Past President of Akron Society of Professional Photographers

Past Commissioner of the Certified Professional Photographers of Ohio

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While many photographers want to talk about posing secrets or lighting patterns, we all know that at heart, photographers are small business owners who have to deal with business issues every single day. As a third-generation photography business owner, Brent has the proven experience to share with both budding and established photographers on how to create and grow a sustainable and successful business. Brent has spoken to our PPA Affiliate group in Columbus and brought the kind of no-nonsense explanation of best practices for running small businesses that we all need hear more than once. Brent's style is engaging with humor and relates well to audiences with a wide range of experience and business acumen. He is able to describe key business practices at the "big-picture" level and then swiftly zoom in on important details, describing not only the business practices of "what", but the more important "why" and "how". Whether as a speaker for a group, or a one-on-one business coach, Brent's knowledge would be a benefit for any photographer seeking to embrace their craft as a business.

Michael Price, MBA

Fairfield Photography, LLC

President, Professional Photographers of Central Ohio