Viral Bolt Media Launch Party Reviews Best Inspirational Speeches from Top Kansas City Entrepreneurs

By Allison McGown, producer of VBM


Oct 25, 2012 marked the official launch of the Viral Bolt Media (VBM) launch party.  Several top Kansas City entrepreneurs and business leaders spoke on behalf of Valerie Jennings, CEO of Jennings Social Media & MarTech & Viral Bolt Media.  Here are some of the most amazing speeches delivered by Valerie Jennings, Butch Rigby, owner of Screenland Theatres; Greg Kratofil, attorney/shareholder at Polsinelli Shughart PC; Steve Roatch, CEO of Twentyseven Global; Greg Elliott, director of business development at 1102 GRAND; and Kurt Ruf, principal of Ruf Strategic Solutions.

 Here is something you don’t hear everyday:  According to Steve Roatch, CEO of Twentyseven Global,  “I am not going to tell her the ROI. It’s positive, it’s large- she would raise my rates!”

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The most memorable moment was reviewing all the amazing comments these thought-leaders had to say about Valerie as an entrepreneur and leader in social media.

Butch Rigby, owner of Screenland Theatres, summarized it best when he said; “She was way ahead of her time in terms of social media. The future is in social media! The social media aspect of public relations is still, and has always been, one of the most important parts of business. I was so impressed with this back then. My own business was indeed, probably more reliant on social media. I would say that my business, Screenland Theatres receives 95 percent of its business through social media. The idea now of taking that next step and being a leader with Viral Bolt Media makes sense to me. This is a new way of looking at, what would have been, television commercials. We are getting the picture out in so many avenues and coordinating the avenues. I am not only thrilled to know Valerie as a friend, but as a business associate,” said Rigby.