Speaking Industry’s Busiest Season
The speaking industry’s busiest season occurs during fall, between the months of September and November. It is a corporate and company trend that reflects our personal lives as well: we look back over the past year on missteps that had to be redirected and successes that were celebrated, and begin planning on how to avoid one while duplicating the other. As the end of the year draws near many of those in leadership positions become increasingly excited at the prospect of what lies ahead for everyone and bring in speakers who will help share this expectancy with their teams in the most unique ways. Executive Speakers Bureau has been receiving lots of feedback from clients that lends itself to this very truth and we want to share some of it with you. While we all look back at lessons learned and look forward to a new year of continued collaborations that result in collective success, here are a few examples of how speakers have helped audiences dig deep down so that they can keep climbing up.
Ronan Tynan always engages both heart and mind, understandably so. He is a world-renowned tenor, a medical doctor, and a gold-medal winning Paralympian. His disabilities never gave way to defeat and it is a never-ending determination to defy the odds that draws in audience members and reveals their own strengths.
“You came on stage. You sang. You spoke from your heart. We hung on every word of your remarkable story. And then you sang “Hallelujah”… so many of us cried for the purity and perfection of your unbelievable voice.”
Bruce Himelstein has been recognized as “One of the Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing” and spent decades in the hospitality industry. He says exactly what needs to be said, at the precise time it needs to be heard:
“All of the feedback that we got has been nothing but positive. Everyone was very engaged in your presentation and your message was very timely.”
-Orthopedic Executives in Florida
Brian Souza understands how leadership development is connected to both employee performance and organizational productivity. He uses this knowledge as a basis for getting those in leadership positions to relate and then, positively react.
“Thank you again for doing such a great job yesterday. I received a lot of feedback yesterday about how well you connected with our Managers and how relevant your message was to them.”
As a former Commander of USS Benfold, Mike Abrashoff draws from his experiences of having turned the worst-performing ship in the Navy’s Pacific fleet into the best ship in the entire Navy, addressing audiences in a way that takes broad subject matters and tailors them to the specificity of those listening, so that everyone can relate.
“It was perfect! Mike received a standing ovation at the conclusion and several of our leaders told me afterwards that they were going to pick up his book. Messages were totally on point with our conference. We LOVED it! Thanks for everything.”
J.R. Martinez uses his own story of resilience and hope in the face of excruciating setbacks to help others move forward with new ways of looking at challenges and using these revelations to bring about positive change.
“Listening to J.R. today put a whole new meaning and perspective to my life…What a wonderful presentation…Hearing our leadership and J.R. was inspirational and moving to say the least.”
-Global Diversity & Inclusion Conference Infocast
For Polly LaBarre, the successful growth of an organization depends greatly on its ability to be innovative and inspiring, on its capacity to fuel an environment in which team members believe they are making a difference in the world. She uses her remarkable gift in storytelling to convey these ideas through best-selling books, publications, television shows and, of course, keynote addresses around the world.
“She did a great job, and Dr. Fisher pulled her aside letting her know over the past 10 or so years, she’s in his top 5 speakers! Home run indeed . . .”
Ridley Barron pulls from a past wrought with pain to help audiences see that even in the darkest of times there is always some light of hope; even in the midst of brokenness faith can give way to healing. Together, Ridley and his wife Lisa use their individual stories of heartbreak as gateways to foster opportunities of growth for those who may be experiencing life and/or career challenges.
“I wanted to let you know right away this morning how blown away everyone was last night with Ridley’s presentation. It was amazing! Everyone was completely engaged in his story the entire time and it was hard to believe when the hour went by.”
Regarded by David Broder of the Washington Post as “perhaps the best non-partisan tracker of Congressional races,” Charlie Cook has been an election night analyst for several major networks and has covered every presidential election since 1994. His presentations are known to be both memorable and meaningful and, as editor and publisher of Cook Political Report which “both parties regard as authoritative” (The New York Times), he remains one of the most popular speakers requested.
“I told Charlie that he could have answered questions for another hour and no one would have left. He was a wonderful speaker – and explained things in DC so well. He was a homerun!”
-Executive Learning Network
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