Summit • Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2019


Charleston, SC


Business Leaders



About The Event

Become the Authority in your field, Grow your business and Dominate your niche by Building your Expert credibility and increasing the speed of Trust.

AUTHORITY: Now More Than Ever

We live in a turbulent and uncertain world. Today, perhaps more than ever before, businesses, industries, local communities, states, and even nations are being disrupted and turned upside down. Not surprisingly, trust levels have reached new lows. Whether it is business, government, the Church, or even your next door neighbor, we live in an increasingly skeptical and untrusting society.

For entrepreneurs, CEOs, and business leaders, this matters A LOT. Every business and every professional has the ability to take deliberate steps to grow their authority and credibility while increasing the trust that prospects and customers have in them.

The speed of business is largely governed by the speed of trust…the trust that customers have in you and your business. Join us for the 2018 Authority Summit as business luminaries Steve Forbes, Dan Kennedy, Rusty Shelton, and Adam Witty share compelling insights to grow your authority and your business to new levels.

CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Leaders

Different Industries Represented

Authored Books


Steve Forbes

Steve Forbes

Forbes Media

Dan Kennedy

Dan Kennedy


Adam Witty

Adam Witty

Founder & CEO

Rusty Shelton

Rusty Shelton



  • 2:00PM - 2:30PM

    Now More Than Ever: The Importance of Authority in a Turbulent and Uncertain World

    Adam Witty

  • 2:30PM - 3:45PM

    Steve Forbes on Politics, Trade, the Global Economy, and the Future of Capitalism

    Steve Forbes

  • 4:00PM - 6:00PM

    Speak to Sell: Persuade, Influence, and Establish Authority & Promote Your Products, Services, Practice, Business or Cause

    Dan Kennedy

  • 6:30PM - 9:30PM

    Exploring Charleston’s Hidden Treasure: Cocktail Reception

  • 8:00AM - 10:30AM

    Growing Your Authority in 2018: Building, Updating, or Enhancing Your Authority Plan

    Rusty Shelton

  • 10:45AM - 12:00PM

    Looking Forward to Monday: How to Create a Workplace Environment that Breeds Greatness, Attracts A Players, and Makes Work Fun

    Adam Witty

  • 12:00PM - 1:15PM

    What’s Working in Authority Marketing in Your Industry

    Pratice Area Roundtables Working Lunch
    Entrepreneurship- Bea Wray
    Finance- Harper Tucker
    Health- Justin Batt

  • 1:30PM - 2:30PM

    AuthoritySpeaks: Five 12-minute Talks that will Change How You Approach Business and Life in 2018

  • 2:30PM - 3:00PM

    How to make 2018 Your Best Year Yet

    Adam Witty

  • 3:00PM

    Authority Summit Concludes

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Interested In Attending?

Authority Institute Members


(with code from Account Manager)

$295 per guest (Max of 2)

Advantage Publishing Members


$495 per guest (Max of 2)



$595 per guest (Max of 1)


Belmond Charleston Place Hotel
205 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Charleston Place Hotel


Maggie Canning