"Summer presented during our 2016 Women in Business Summit. Summer was by far received as one of the best speakers during our day which contained a number of high-profile presenters. Many of our attendees stopped me on the way out the door to compliment us on having Summer. In fact, in our survey sent out, Summer scored the highest as having the most engaging presentation. It is clear her style of presenting resonated strongly with the audience. In addition to her “on the day” performance, her overall composure during the contracting and development of the Summit was very pleasant and professional. Summer is a pleasure to partner with and I would highly recommend her to any organization looking to inspire their customers or staff.” - Shandra Richardson, Development & Communications Manager, Sunshine Enterprises


Summer's Marketing Presentations Will Equip Your Audience To:

  • Improve the buying experience through customer journey mapping
  • Combine the data of their company with their story to create compelling marketing collateral 
  • Create client-centered marketing messages designed to convert prospects into paying customers
  • Develop a Stand Out & Sell factor to become the go-to leader in their industry
  • Document systems within the company to create a seamless experience for clients 
  • Give a compelling presentation that showcases their expertise, helps them connect with their audience and encourages sales



Cut the Copy: Take Your Marketing Message from "Meh" to Mesmerizing 

Did you know you only have 10 seconds to capture the attention of potential customers? In this interactive session, participants will learn how to combine their company data with their company story to create marketing messages that inspire potential customers to take action. The key to a great marketing message is to combine the customer experience (CX) with the company's story and communicate it using plain language. 

Present for Profit: Learn to Grow Your Business with Speaking

Whether you are speaking to an audience of 1 or 1,000, confused people don't buy and bored people don't listen. In this interactive workshop participants will learn to give presentations that hold the attention of their audience and position them to grow their business, brand, and bottom line. This presentation is ideal for entrepreneurs, consultants, speakers, trainers, authours, and marketing/sales team members responsible for communicating their company's message to its intended audience. 

Mapping the Customer Journey 

Walking in the shoes of your customer as they navigate through the buying experience will help businesses gain a better understanding of the specific pain points these customers experience and the best ways to address them. This presentation is designed to teach businesses how to map the customer journey to ensure a consistent customer experience. 

The Power & Profit in Partnership

In this dynamic and engaging talk Summer Alexander & Laura Knights will share their story of how they developed a joint venture while running their individual businesses, and were able to generate over $100K in new business in a 13 month period just from their partnership efforts. In this talk, “The Savvy Solopreneurs” will help participants decide if joining forces with another solo business owner is a good complementary strategy for their business (hint: you don’t have to give up your business to experience the benefits of partnership). Arrangements can be made for participants to receive a copy of the accompanying workbook and DVD, ThePower (& Profit) in Partnership: An Actionable Guide to Help Solopreneurs Grow Their Business Through Joint Ventures.  

I started my business with $26 bucks. 

Yep you read that right. That meant if I was going to start calling myself a marketing professional, I was going to have to be my own first client. 

Running my company for the past 7 years has been an exercise in bootstrapping, hustle, and the refusal to quit. 

I've learned that having a successful business amounts to four overarching systems - people, marketing, operations, and sales. 

These systems must be in place and running efficiently whether you run a company of 1 or 1,000. 

Nothing brings me more joy than teaching others how to effectively implement each of these critical components. 

Businesses don't fail. People fail. 

I've made it my personal mission to empower businesses with the strategies, tools, and resources to build companies that last. 

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About Summer

Summer Alexander is an engaging speaker, marketing strategist, and an expert in creating simplified client-centered messaging.

As CEO of Simply Marketing Solutions, LLC, she leads the marketing strategy consulting firm and has advised clients in many facets of marketing including market research and analysis, strategic marketing plan development, marketing messaging, community outreach, and social media strategy.

She has also trained over 1,000 entrepreneurs on how to develop and implement effective marketing systems. In 2014 Summer authored the Amazon #1 bestseller The Little Book of Big Marketing Ideas. A recognized thought leader in her industry Summer has been a featured guest expert in Black Enterprise, Jet, WGN TV, WCIU TV, Rolling Out Magazine and several other media outlets.  


Recent Speaking Engagments

  • "The Basics of Starting a Small Business" -Chicago Department of Family & Support Services Annual Head Start Conference
  • "The Beginner's Guide to Mastering Social Media" - University of Illinois at Chicago's Center for Literacy staff training
  • "Present for Profit" - Sunshine Enterprises Entrepreneur Connect Summit 
  • "7-Step Marketing Action Plan for Entrepreneurs" - Kankakee Small Business Development Center Expo

Meeting Planner Goodies

"The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Kankakee Community College held a small business expo where Summer was our morning keynote presenter and what can I say other than she was spectacular!!! Held the audience for the entire time and provided a wealth of knowledge. From the reviews, she definitely exceeded their expectations! Would love to have her present on other topics! " - Ken Crite, Director, Small Business Development Center Kankakee

“I was so impressed with Summer’s level of expertise and work ethic that I invited her to teach our nationally recognized 7-week entrepreneur program. The feedback she received as an instructor was so good that we have asked her to come back and teach the class for the past 5 years.” - Jamell Meeks, Executive Director, A.R.I.S.E. Entrepreneur Program

Summer thank you for a truly inspiring workshop that was enjoyed by all participants. The information you provided was timely and valuable and your presentation style is fun and dynamic. You certainly are skilled at grabbing the audience’s attention as well as sharing information in an entertaining and passionate fashion. I learned a lot from your presentation and plan to incorporate what I learned into the various roles I play in the workplace.” - Alexandra Glumac, South Suburban College

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