MSNBC’s “Know Your Value” Event Coming To Orlando – Features Mika Brzezinski, Martha Stewart, Rachel Ray

    The live event will take place at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Studios on Friday, November 20th. She will be joined by a long list of national and international celebrities.


    By Jacob Engels


    NBCUniversal News Group and Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” announced today the speakers and special guests for the “Know Your Value” live event in Orlando, FL on Friday, November 20.


    Brzezinski will be joined by a lineup of guests, including Martha Stewart, Founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Emmy Award-winning television show host;


    Rachael Ray, Food Network television host and host of her Emmy Award-winning daytime show, Founder and Editorial Director of Rachael Ray Every Day magazine, and Founder, Yum-o! organization;


    EMME, Supermodel, Entrepreneur and Body Image Expert;


    Katty Kay, lead anchor for “BBC World News America”;


    Nicolle Wallace, former White House Communications Director;


    Vanessa K. De Luca, Editor-In-Chief, Essence Magazine; Laura Brown, Executive Editor, Harper’s BAZAAR;


    Stephanie Ready, NBA Game Analyst for the Charlotte Hornets;


    Joe Scarborough, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and NBC News Senior Political Analyst;


    Thomas Roberts, host of “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts”;


    Sandi Peterson, Group Worldwide Chairman, Johnson & Johnson;


    Jennifer Lowney, Head of Corporate Communications, Citi;


    Dr. Tanya Benenson, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Strategic Health Initiatives, Comcast NBCUniversal; and Michelle Smith, founder and designer of MILLY.


    These guests will participate in a variety of interactive panels and one-on-one coaching, which will explore tools for negotiating for promotions, maintaining relationships and communicating effectively through body language and personal style.


    In addition, the “Grow Your Value Bonus Competition” will feature three finalists competing for one $10,000 grand prize, announced live at the event. The finalists are Karen Millsap of Orlando, FL; Michelle Ogden of Winter Park, FL; and Nicole Baldwin of Houston, TX.


    In advance of the live event, the three finalists will attend Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute’s Corporate Athlete training course to learn how to make fundamental life changes to become better leaders and achieve their personal best at work and home.


    Click here to watch the “Morning Joe” segment featuring the three finalists and their stories. “Know Your Value” has joined forces with a diverse group of companies to bring this nationwide tour to life, including Presenting Sponsor Johnson & Johnson, and Citi, Prudential Financial, Inc., JetBlue, Comcast NBCUniversal, Tivo Inc., and fashion brand MILLY.


    East Orlando Post will be covering this event and interviewing Orlando’s own Karen Milsap in the coming days. We also hope to get a one-on-one with Mika leading up to the event or during the “Know Your Value” confab on the 20th.



    Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post & Seminole County Post. He is a seasoned political operative who has led numerous statewide political groups and has worked on several high-profile local, statewide, and national races. Jacob has been interviewed on national television & radio programs, with his work having been featured in the Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald and other publications nationwide. He can be reached at