The importance of geopolitics and diplomacy. Top 6 most requested keynote speakers.

We are constantly seeing an increase in the interdependence of countries, companies, and people on a global scale. Today, globalization is particularly rapid and intense. This creates many potential advantages, but it also comes with many risks. Given the current state of world events, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the topic of geopolitics and diplomacy has become even more relevant. 

Geopolitics is an interdisciplinary science that studies the relationship between the influence of geographical and historical factors on the formation and functioning of states. Of course, geopolitics would not exist without diplomacy, which involves making trade agreements and gaining military support for the country being represented - in a peaceful manner.

 

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Our geopolitics and diplomacy keynote speakers come from different backgrounds and that allows us to offer you a tailored list of the best speakers for your event.

 

➡️ Carlos Pascual 

Senior Vice President and Partner, Global Energy and International Affairs, IHS Markit

Check out Carlos Pascual's keynote topics:

 

  • Alternative Energy
  • Energy
  • Natural Resources
  • Sustainability

Find out more here.

 

➡️ Daniel Yergin

Authority on World Affairs & Oil Industry

Pulitzer Prize-winning American author

 

Check out Daniel Yergin's keynote topics:

 

  • Global Economics for Politics
  • The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power
  • The Forces of Geo-Politics
  • The Future of Energy
  • The Petroleum Business


Find out more here.

 

➡️ Francis Fukuyama 

American Political Scientist, Political Economist, and Author.

 

The following highlights some of Francis Fukuyama's most requested keynote topics:

 

  • Consciousness
  • Democracy
  • Globalization
  • Limits of Science
  • Purpose & Direction in History
  • Religion in a Global Age
  • World Affairs

Find out more here.

 

➡️ Michael O’Sullivan

Author, economist, investor.


Keynote topics:

  • Politics & Geopolitics
  • The end of globalization (and the beginning of something new)

Find out more here.

Watch Micheal O’Sullivan talking about globalization in his captivating TED talk.

 

➡️ Kishore Mahbubani

 

Former Ambassador to the UN for Singapore and former President of the UN Security Council. Former Permanent Secretary at the Foreign Ministry of Singapore.

Check out Kishore Mahbubani's keynote topics:

 

  • Asia Economics and Diplomacy
  • Foreign Policy
  • Philosophy
  • The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World

Find out more here.

 

➡️ Jeffrey Sachs 

American Economist and Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

 

Invite Jeffrey Sachs to your event and learn more about:

 

  • Climate Change & Environment
  • Economics & Politics
  • Global Health
  • Sustainable Development

 

Read his BIO and learn more about his career here.

 

We highly encourage you to explore a full list of our keynote speakers! 

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Most requested keynote speakers for 2022

Most requested keynote speakers for 2022

Are you looking for a keynote speaker for your next event? We are excited to share with you a list of the most requested keynote speakers for 2022. If you're an event manager, marketing director, or entrepreneur looking to inspire your audience, you're in the right place. To help you choose the right guest, we’ve selected a few categories and shared our picks. Please contact us to get more details on availability and fees.

 

Technology  keynote speakers

 

New technologies bring new opportunities. T ever-changing information technology might be hard to follow and many organizations are struggling to understand what the future will hold and how it will affect their businesses.

How can you use technology and innovation to gain an edge over the competition? If you don't already know the answer to this question, make sure your upcoming event features one of the keynote speakers from the list below. 

 

Cathy Hackl 

Futurist & Founder of the Futures Intelligence Group VP at Avatar Dimension

Keynote topics:

 

  • Human Centered Artificial Intelligence
  • Marketing to Robots
  • Personal Branding for Women in Tech

 

Jayson E. Street

Cyber Security and Social Engineering Expert

Keynote topics:

 

  • How Not to Become a Target of Social Engineering
  • I PWN thee, I PWN thee not
  • Life As A Traveling Penetration Tester

 

Philip Rosedale 

CEO, Co-founder & Creator of High Fidelity & Second Life

Keynote topics:

 

  • Metaverse
  • New Virtual Worlds
  • Remaking the Internet

 

Vinny Troia

Security Expert, Keynote Speaker, Hacker & Digital Investigator

Keynote topics:

 

  • Know Your Adversary
  • Privacy in a Social (Dark Web) World
  • Security Awareness - Learn to Think like a Hacker!

 

Peter Diamandis

Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation International leader in the commercial space arena Co-Founder & Chairman of the Singularity University, a Silicon Valley based institution partnered with NASA, Google, Autodesk and Nokia

Keynote topics:

 

  • Exponential Technologies Causing Disruptive Innovation
  • The Coming Age of Abundance - Understanding Humanity's Future
  • Transforming Your Company from Linear to Exponential

 

Leadership keynote speakers

 

What is good leadership? It is, above all, the ability to motivate groups of people to achieve a common goal. Great leaders must inspire trust, be visionary, be able to take risks, but most importantly, they must have the ability to bring out the best in people. 

Understanding the qualities and skills that characterize a good leader are crucial in the business world. Let your audience experience something extraordinary and learn the insights from some of the world's best leaders. Check out the list of the requested leadership speakers

 

Roger Martin

Dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto (1998-2013). Innovator and Strategist.

Keynote topics:

 

  • Fixing the Game: What Capitalism Can Learn from the NFL
  • Play to Win: Improve the Architecture of Your Strategic Choices
  • The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking

 

Pandit Dasa

Mindful Leadership and Wellbeing Expert, on a mission to bring wellness into the workplace, Author of Urban Monk

Keynote topics:

 

  • Developing Resilience During Change
  • Mindful Leadership: Walking the Talk
  • Mindfulness for Stress Management and Work-Life Balance

 

Carlos Pascual

Senior Vice President and Partner, Global Energy and International Affairs, IHS Markit

Keynote topics:

 

  • Alternative Energy
  • Energy
  • Natural Resources

 

Entrepreneurship & start up keynote speakers

 

What are the qualities that unite the biggest names in the entrepreneurial community? We would certainly mention creativity, curiosity and ambition. After all, entrepreneurship is all about the ability to spot and analyze opportunities and ultimately grasp their value. Someone once said that entrepreneurs can be considered the super-humans of the world - we cannot disagree! Booking one of our most requested business entrepreneurs and executives will help you bring your event to the next level. 

 

Uri Levine

An Entrepreneur & An Entrepreneurs Mentor,  The Founder of Waze, Founder of FeeX and half a dozen startups

Keynote topics:

 

  • Entrepreneurship with passion
  • Fund Raising
  • STARTips

 

Chris Barton

Co-Founder and Board Director of Shazam

Keynote topics:

 

  • Breaking the Sound Barrier – Challenges We Faced and Lessons We Learned in Building Shazam
  • Lessons for Entrepreneurs Collected from My Shazam Experience
  • Shazam’s Early Years: Surviving Difficult Times & The Keys to Startup Success

 

Celebrity keynote speakers

 

 

What makes people successful? What is the secret behind the success of singers, directors and other artists? With our speakers, your audience can get the insights from the entertainment industry and learn the story behind the success of creative individuals.

 

Will.I.Am

Award-Winning Musician, Creative Innovator, Entertainer & Tech Entrepreneur

Keynote topics:

 

  • Diversity
  • Innovation
  • The Next Evolution of Interactive A.I.

 

James Cameron

Award-Winning Director & Explorer

Keynote topics:

 

  • Filmmaking
  • Innovation
  • Motivation

 

Elizabeth Gilbert

Author of 'Eat, Pray, Love', Novelist, Memoirist, Journalist

Keynote topics:

 

  • Maintaining Your Drive
  • On Fear and Creativity
  • Your Elusive Creative Genius

 

Massimo Bottura

One of Top 10 Italian Chefs

Keynote topics:

 

  • Cooking is a call to act!
  • Never trust a skinny Italian chef

 

David Coulthard

Formula One Racing Driver

Keynote topics:

 

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Teamwork

 

Science keynote speakers

 

 

Science is one of the most important channels for the transmission of knowledge. Thanks to the hard work of scientists from all over the world, we are able to identify and potentially protect endangered species, create new treatments, define causes of climate change, and improve the health and quality of our lives.

 

Captivate your audience with the latest discoveries and innovation by booking one of our science speakers! Who made it to the list of most requested science speakers? Check the list below!

 

Lucas Joppa

Chief Environmental Officer at Microsoft

Keynote topics:

 

  • IA for Earth
  • Importance of bridging the Gap between Environmental and Computer Science
  • Microsoft's Conservation Efforts

 

Moriba Jah

American Space Scientist and Aerospace Engineer 

Keynote topics:

 

  • Astrodynamics
  • Data Science
  • Diversity and Inclusivity


Pieter Abbeel

Professor in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics at UC Berkeley & Director Berkeley Robot Learning Lab,

Co-Director and Steering Committee Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Lab,

Advisor to OpenAI, Co-founder and Founder of Various Start'ups

Keynote topics:

 

  • AI for Executives and Boardrooms
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Deep Learning

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Explore the world of the metaverse with the best keynote speakers

Explore the world of the metaverse with the best keynote speakers

Nowadays, no one is surprised when more and more aspects of our lives are shifting to the digital. It's where we do our shopping, where we look for entertainment, and where socializing increasingly takes place. So it's only natural that we keep looking for more and more immersive experiences. The next step is the metaverse.  

The term "metaverse" was first used almost 30 years ago by Neal Stephenson in his science fiction novel, Snow Crash. With it, the author described a virtual reality in which people lead second lives. 

When Mark Zuckerberg announced ambitious plans to build the 'metaverse' — a virtual reality construct intended to supplant the internet, merge virtual life with real-life and create endless new playgrounds for everyone — he promised that "you're going to be able to do almost anything you can imagine."

The Metaverse is a 3D world that you can explore as an avatar. In this magical world, the lines between reality and the digital world become blurred. Not surprisingly, objects and experiences in the metaverse can be worth as much or more than those we know in real life. 

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Meet our top 3 metaverse keynote speakers!

Celia Hodent. Game UX Consultant, Metaverse Keynote Speaker, and Writer.

Celia Hodent is a Game User Experience Strategist, Author, Game UX Summit Founder & Chair. She uses her knowledge of cognitive science and psychology to improve products, systems, services, and video games. In her new book “The psychology of the video games”, Celia provides not only insights into the psychological processes involved in all types of games but also shares the techniques to make video games more fun and meaningful for players.

The following list highlights some of her popular keynote topics:

  • Advancing UX Maturity in Game Studios
  • Ethics of Video Games
  • The Gamer's Brain: How Neuroscience and UX Can Impact Design
  • UX and Cognitive Science in Game Design

Find out more about Celia Hodent here

 

Cathy Hackl. Chief Metaverse Officer.

Cathy Hackl is Futurist & Founder of the Futures Intelligence Group VP at Avatar Dimension. As a leading tech futurist and business leader, Cathy runs the Futures Intelligence Group & Future Metaverse Labs. Big Think named Hackl one of the top 10 most influential women in tech in 2020 and in 2021 she was included in the prestigious Thinkers50 Radar list of the 30 management thinkers most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led.

“If the internet and social media changed your business or changed the way you interact with people, then you should be paying attention to what 3.0 and the metaverse will do, because it will change those things as well.”

Cathy Hackl

Check out some of her most-requested keynote topics:

  • CGI Influencers
  • Direct to Avatar
  • Future of Business and other Industries
  • Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
  • Marketing to Robots
  • Personal Branding for Women in Tech

Find out more about Kathy Hackl

 

Philip Rosedale. A virtual world pioneer, metaverse keynote speaker.

 

Last but not least, Philip Rosedale, CEO, Co-founder & Creator of High Fidelity & Second Life. Some might call him the father of the metaverse. A decade ago, Philip created an immersive virtual world platform called "Second Life". What are his thoughts now on the virtual world after years of experience? Your audience can find out! 

“I think what we've learned — and somewhat with some sadness, given the work that I've done, I would have to agree — is that it's not for everybody, and maybe it's never for everybody.”

Philip Rosedale

The following list highlights some of his most popular keynote topics:

  • Metaverse
  • New Virtual Worlds
  • Remaking the Internet
  • Simulated Reality and Imaginary Environments

Find out more about Philip Rosedale

 

We highly encourage you to listen to a podcast with Philip Rosedale. In the episode of Danny In The Valley, CEO, Co-founder & Creator of High Fidelity & Second Life talks about the next-generation virtual reality worlds and explains the challenges of Metaverse.

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Book an ecommerce keynote speaker for your next event

Before we introduce you to our top ecommerce keynote speakers, here are a few interesting stats!

  • There are approximately 2.14 billion online shoppers worldwide.

  • According to the most recent projections, ecommerce sales will surpass $1 trillion in 2022 and make up over 20% of total retail sales by 2024.

  • It might be hard to believe, but more than one-third of American small businesses still do not have a website.

  • Did you know that the number one reason for online shopping is… free delivery?

  • China is the fastest-growing ecommerce market in the world.

  • Online shoppers make purchases on their phones more often than on PC.

Seeing all the numbers and stats above, we definitely don’t need to convince you that the ecommerce market is more critical than ever. In recent years it has completely transformed the retail landscape and forced even the most skeptical small business owners to offer their clients an easier way to purchase their goods and services. If you’re organizing a marketing conference, webinar for small business owners, or a private workshop for your company, you’re in the right place to find the best speaker for your next event. In today’s article, we share our picks for the best ecommerce keynote speakers, real experts in the industry.

As always, visit SPEAKERS page or contact our associate to discover more options for your next event.

 

Ecommerce expert #1 - Ted Souder

 

ted souder ecommerce keynote speaker

 

We’re starting our list with Ted Souder, Head of Retail at Google.

As a senior executive at Google and an advisor to start-up founders, Ted Sounder guides entrepreneurs and helps them reach efficiency and scale as quickly as possible. What can you expect from his keynote? Your audience will get the chance to learn more about the story of Google, find out how brand transparency can improve trust, and walk away with a better understanding of the strategies and tactics used in the biggest tech companies. If you’re planning an in-person event and would love to invite Ted Souder to your next event, please contact our team. With proper notice ahead of time, we can arrange his travel to any destination.

 

The following list highlights some of his popular keynotes:

  • Building a Tech Hub
  • 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Covid 19: The Great Reset
  • Digital Trends
  • The future of Retail

 

BOOK TED SOUDER FOR YOUR EVENT

 

Ecommerce keynote speaker #2 - Porter Erisman

 

 

If you’re not familiar with Alibaba Group, it’s time to catch up and learn more about one of the biggest ecommerce platforms on the Chinese market. Porter Erisman, one of our ecommerce keynote speakers, held the position of Vice President at Alibaba Group. As a person responsible for the company's international website operations, international marketing, and corporate affairs, Porter Erisman helped the company grow and turn into the world’s largest ecommerce company.

 

Porter is an author of Alibaba's World: How a Remarkable Chinese Company is Changing the Face of Global Business. His book was selected by the Wall Street Journal as one of the “Best Business Books of 2016.”

Do you want to inspire your audience with the amazing story of how Alibaba Group became an ecommerce giant? Don't hesitate and book Porter Erisman for your event!


Ecommerce keynote speaker #3 - Brian McBride

 

brian mcbride ecommerce speaker

 

Brian McBride is the former CEO of Amazon UK, who helped the retail giant grow from an online bookstore to the multi-faceted company we know today. He was also a chairman of online fashion retailer ASOS. Brian McBride is also a member of the UK Government Digital Advisory Board, which manages the digital delivery of government services to citizens. As a speaker, he shares his experience and observations on being data-driven in a brilliant and engaging way. Brian McBride will not only inspire but also present the audience with solutions that they can easily implement in their company.

Watch the video below to learn about the importance of mobile commerce and omnichannel retailing.

 

Karl Lillrud: one of the world's top 30 ecommerce influencers

 

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Karl Lillrud is a Founder and CEO of a Swedish ecommerce startup, bestselling author, global ecommerce expert, mentor, coach, and professional keynote speaker.  As one of the world’s top 50 ecommerce experts and the world’s top 30 ecommerce influencers, Karl shares his knowledge with entrepreneurs all over the world.  On stage, Karl delivers engaging and insightful keynote speeches based on in-depth analysis and a long professional history in the digital commerce industry. During his presentation, your audience will find out answers to the most burning questions: How will the next generation shop online? How COVID-19 changed consumer behavior? What can you do to increase your sales online?

“We have been working with Karl in the past and knew inviting him as a guest speaker to one of our events would be good. It actually turned out great. Karl talked abou the future for e-commerce, a really current topic. He also brought in aspects such as entrepreneurship and innovation which really made it interesting for the broader group. We will for sure ask Karl to come back again soon.”

Axel Ödman, TEKTalk Stockholm

Check some of his keynote topics below:

  • Data-Driven Growth — Why and How

  • Personas Who You Target Is Often Not Who You Sell to

  • Post Covid-19 Business Landscape

BOOK KARL LILLRUD FOR YOUR EVENT

 

Global Speakers Bureau presents top 4 education keynote speakers #Knowledge Providers

Teachers and professors, leaders, government representatives, founders of educational institutions, historians, and futurists. Our education keynote speakers come from different backgrounds and that gives us the opportunity to offer you a tailored list of the best speakers for your event. We are excited to share with you our pics for educational keynote speakers. 

Knowledge is powerful. Some consider it a key to success and power and while that’s absolutely true, at Global Speakers Bureau we like to think of education as a tool for change. A tool that helps create a better society, improve the quality of life, and most importantly change our future. The human race has come a long way and made significant progress. From cavemen to space explorers - this sentence perfectly sums up the progress of humankind. A progress that would not be possible without our curiosity and desire to learn. 

 

Pasi Sahlberg, Professor of education policy

 

“It has become clear everywhere that the schools we have today will not be able to provide opportunities for students to learn what is necessary in the future.”

This thought-provoking quote from Pasi Sahlberg is a perfect example of his approach to education. As a former schoolteacher, Pasi fully understands and easily recognizes the flaws of education systems in countries all over the world. As a former Director General at the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture in Helsinki, 

In his engaging and insightful keynotes, Pasi describes his country’s approach to school reform, proposes new ideas, and shares the results of innovative schooling methods.

 

Book Pasi Sahlberg for your next event

 

Linda Liukas: a programmer, storyteller, illustrator, education keynote speaker. 

 

We can all agree that education plays a big part in the life of all humans. From the very early years, everything we learn has an impact on our future decisions: the paths we choose, the way we act, and how we communicate with others. That’s why it’s important to focus on the education of the youngest citizens, developing not only their knowledge but introducing them to new hobbies and allowing them to pursue their passions. Linda Liukas, our education keynote speaker, believes that encouraging children to be scientists, artists, and dreamers is an investment in the future of society. In her innovative children’s book “Hello Ruby”, Lydia introduces the world of technology to the youngest readers with beautiful, eye-catching illustrations. 

 

 

What makes the book innovative and how do parents use it to teach their kids about computers and technology? You can learn more about this fascinating coding book for children in one of Linda’s engaging keynotes. 

 

 

Book Linda Liukas for your next event

 

Education for all. Otto Orondaam and his impact on children's lives in poor countries. 

 

Otto Orondaam’s journey is truly inspiring. He gave up being a doctor and a banker decided to look for a new purpose in his life. That’s the beginning of the project called Slum2School Africa, a volunteer-driven organization that provides education to underserved children in slums and hard-to-reach communities. In the 8 years of his charity work, 10 000 volunteers helped over 85 000 children from disadvantaged communities across Nigeria.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, his mission continued! Thanks to his incredible team of volunteers, children in Africa participated in the very first virtual classes! Now he can tell his story on a big stage and inspire your audience to share their knowledge and help others.  

Learn more about the Slum2School Africa project.

 

Book Otto Orondaam for your next event

 

Frank Schulenburg, education keynote speaker

 

Frank Schulenburg is a key leader at the Wikimedia Foundation,  the non-profit that serves as the bridge between academia and Wikipedia, the world’s largest and most popular encyclopedia. He’s an award-winning photographer and filmmaker and many of his images appeared in world-famous magazines, such as Washington Post, Forbes, Business Insider. He’s 

With his work, Frank Schulenburg wants to ensure that trustworthy and accurate information is easily accessible for free. He’s constantly working on improving the encyclopedia’s quality and delivering the content people want and need. 

Keynote topics:

Communicating Science

How teaching with Wikipedia changes the lives of students by helping students change the world

The two knowledge revolutions of the 21st century

Wikipedia: a look behind the scenes of the world’s largest encyclopedia

 

Book Frank Schulenburg for your next event

 

We highly encourage you to explore a full list of education keynote speakers! 

Top 4 space travel & exploration keynote speakers

Top 4 space travel & exploration keynote speakers

space travel keynote speaker

 

What do we really know about space? Is there life on Mars? Are we the only intelligent creatures in the Universe? The ever-evolving science and tremendous technological advances made it possible for us to get answers to burning questions and broaden our knowledge of the Cosmos. It may seem to us that we already learned a lot. The truth is… humans have explored about 4 percent of the visible universe so far! Let us introduce you to the real experts in the industry - our top 5 space travel & exploration keynote speakers: researchers, engineers, entrepreneurs and astronomers. 

FUN FACT

 

Did you know that.. the Cosmos is completely silent? Science fiction movies might suggest otherwise, yet you won’t hear a single sound out there. And why is that you may ask? Sound waves need a medium to travel. Without an atmosphere, the world of stairs will remain silent forever. Speaking of sound, time to meet our first keynote speaker - Charles Elachi, space explorer and innovator.

 

Dr. Charles Elachi, a pioneer and leader in planetary exploration

 

Charles Elachi space travel keynote

 

Charles Elachi is the director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Are you wondering what his typical day at work looks like? Charles oversees space exploration programs, leads the Jet Propulsion Lab team, and works closely with the team that builds robots designed to explore space. You've probably heard about the Mars Rovers, right? It was in fact Charles Elachi who played a big part in this project. Thanks to his knowledge and experience, more than a dozen robots were sent into space on a mission to gather new data.

In June 2016, after retiring from JP, he became a professor at Caltech. This opportunity allowed him to continue his research.

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The following highlights some of Charles Elachi’s keynote topics:

  • Earth and Climate Change Monitoring from Space
  • Innovation and Exploration
  • Inspiring Employees
  • Inspiring the Next Generation
  • Space and Planetary Exploration
  • Successfully Managing Large High Tech Organizations

Book Charles Elachi for your next event

 


“Historic Space Flight” - Richard Branson's story

 

 

Richard Branson is a man who needs no introduction. British entrepreneur, billionaire, creator of the Virgin Group comprising over 400 companies. Did you know that he is the second most followed person on LinkedIn? 

 

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If we wanted to even briefly talk about Richard Branson's business ventures, we would quickly run out of space! In 1984, Branson founded Virgin Atlantic Airways. Soon after that, he realized that standard airlines are not enough. In 2004, Richard Branson shared the exciting news with the world - an official launch of Virgin Galactic!

Commercial space flights sound pretty unbelievable, right? Not for Richard Branson! On July 11, the first Virgin Galactic space plane boarded four people, including company founder Richard Branson, 80 km above the Earth. In the next few years, Virgin Galactic plans to organize the first space flights with tourists on board. The list of applicants already includes 700 people, such as Tom Hanks, Justin Bieber, and Lady Gaga.

We highly encourage you to watch this TED keynote video to learn more about his fascinating ideas! 

 

Contact us to book Richard Branson for your next event

 


“From a Childhood Dream to The First Person On Mars” - space travel keynote speaker Alyssa Carson

 

Alyssa Carson space travel

 

Why do kids want to become astronauts? Without a doubt, many of you dreamed about it too!  Allysa Carson felt the same and today, as one of the youngest astronauts, she’s inspiring others to follow their childhood dreams. When she was only 3 years old, she told her father, “Daddy, I want to be an astronaut, and be one of the people that go to Mars.” Although she is not entirely sure where this childhood dream came from, she was very meticulous in trying to make it come true. She started going to space camps, always eager to learn more about stars, planets and the Universe!

 

Now she is one of the seven ambassadors representing Mars One, a mission to establish a human colony on Mars in 2030. In October of 2016, Alyssa was the youngest person to graduate Advanced Possum Academy, officially making her certificate to go to space and become an astronaut trainee.

 

Watch Alyssa’s keynote and get inspired to follow your dreams!

 

Book Alyssa Carson for your next event

 


Moriba Jah

Astrodynamicist, Space Environmentalist and remarkable keynote speaker!

 

 

One of the reasons I chose to work at UT Austin is because it's home to one of the most advanced computing centers in the world. It's home to the fifth fastest supercomputing facility on the planet.

– Moriba Jah

 

Moriba Jah is an American space scientist, aerospace engineer and the director for Computational Astronautical Sciences and Technologies (CAST), a group within the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin.

 

Keynote topics:

 

  • Astrodynamics
  • Data Science
  • Diversity and Inclusivity
  • Engineering and Problem Solving
  • Multi-Source Information Fusion
  • Space Situational Awareness

Watch his TED keynote and learn more about the world's first crowdsourced space traffic monitoring system.

 

Book Moriba Jah for your next event

 

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Make 2021 a year of positive change. Top 3 motivational keynote speakers for your next event.

Top 3 motivational keynote speakers for your next event

 

For obvious reasons, 2020 is called the year of change or the year that changed everything. What changed, you may ask? Well, everything! The way we work, the way we communicate, the way we learn, and even the way we enjoy art! However, this is not the time to analyze the past, it is time to focus on what is ahead. And there’s a lot to focus on! How can we use the acquired knowledge and apply it to our everyday life? Let’s make 2021 a year of positive change! To help with that, we’ve decided to share with you our list of top 3 motivational speakers!

 

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INSPIRE YOUR AUDIENCE

 

Give your audience the option to hear inspiring stories from the comfort of their home! Our top motivational speakers deliver both in-person and virtual keynotes.

VIRTUAL KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 

Motivational Speakers are an excellent choice for various types of events: big conferences targeting representatives of various industries, webinars or virtual classes for individuals looking for inspiration to make changes in their private life. We highly recommend booking a motivational keynote speaker to boost your employees who may have lost their motivation. The right speaker can change that! 

 

One thing is certain, our top motivational speakers will deliver unforgettable keynote speeches and share amazing stories. And believe us when we say that they have a lot to share: stories about their career paths, amazing and unprecedented journeys, achieving their goals and following their dreams. Some of them never suspected that they would be able to share their experiences and inspire others - and that makes them even more inspiring! 

 

The amazing story of Christopher Gardner’s life

 

 

Are you looking for a remarkable motivational keynote speaker? Someone who will share with your audience his journey and talk with full honesty about the obstacles he had to overcome to achieve his goals and live the life he wanted?  Christopher Gardner is the man you’re looking for!

 

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Entrepreneur, Author, Philanthropist, and single parent whose work has been recognized by many esteemed organizations. The story of his life is truly fascinating! Looking back at his impressive journey, it is impossible to guess that in the 1980s, as a result of several overlapping unfavorable circumstances, Gardener became homeless. What happened next? You can learn more about his journey reading the autobiography “The Pursuit of Happiness”. Some of you may recognize the title, this best-selling book was adapted into a film with Will Smith playing the main character.

 

It's ok to FAIL it's not ok to Quit”

Chris Gardner

 

Book Christopher Gardner for your event

 

The Change Specialist and motivational keynote speaker - Mark DeVolder

 

 

There’s no growth without change. And no one can tell you more about the change than Mark DeVolder, who distinguishes himself as a change management specialist. As one of today’s original thinkers and motivators on transitions, he is a frequent presenter at top management meetings around the world. You can experience his keynotes both live and virtual. During his career, he even had a chance to coach NASA rocket scientists!

Is your next event happening soon? Do you want to talk about change and results? Mark will deliver an inspiring, entertaining and practical keynote speech, keeping your audience fully engaged! Do we have your attention? Sit back and watch The Change Specialist in action! 

 

Book MarkDevolder for your event

 

Earvin Magic Johnson - influential and inspiring basketball legend & businessman

 

Earvin Johnson keynote speaker

 

Earvin Magic Johnson is certainly one of those people who needs no introduction. After all, we are talking about the world-famous NBA champion, businessman, former basketball operations president of the Los Angeles Lakers, Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises, and last but not least one of the most powerful and respected African-American businessmen and philanthropists in the world. 

 

I tell people to look at me and understand that everybody first told me that I couldn't be a 6-foot, 9-inch point guard, and I proved them wrong. Then they told me I couldn't be a businessman and make money in urban America, and I proved them wrong. And they thought I couldn't win all these championships, and I proved them wrong there as well.

Earvin Magic Johnson

 

Magic Johnson's decorated career in the NBA illustrates his talent and persistence as a leader. It's not magic, he says. His many years of success are the result of building a strong team, and his mission is to show entrepreneurs around the world how they can build their own teams to be successful.

 

For me, it always goes back to something I learned in basketball. There's winning and there's losing, and in life you have to know they both will happen. But what's never been acceptable to me is quitting.

Earvin Magic Johnson 

 

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Virtual keynote classes – learn new skills online!

Learn new skills online with virtual keynote speakers

Recent months have taught us that digital is a space for every industry! The largest conferences have moved online, we have converted the theatres and film festivals to online streaming services, and Zoom lessons and courses became an everyday activity for millions of students all around the world.

Just as 2020 was the year of testing new tools and solutions, we can confidently call 2021 the year of virtual keynotes! The new format has made it possible for previously hard-to-reach celebrities and experts to appear on our screens!  Through interactive webinars, courses and classes they shared their knowledge and taught us new skills. In this article, we want to showcase the variety of virtual keynote classes and encourage you to choose this format for your next event.

 

Virtual workout with Sugar Ray Leonard

 

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Working from home comes with certain disadvantages and obstacles. Home office is associated with less physical exercise and higher food intake. Hours spent in front of the computer, lead to health issues - back pain, obesity, headaches. Luckily, there’s a way to increase your physical activity in the comfort of your own place. Organize digital workout classes with a Champion Olympic and professional welterweight boxer - Sugar Ray Leonard!

Prepare your audience for extreme training and a large dose of motivation!

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Movie directing with Oliver Stone

 

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Oliver Stone is, without a doubt, one of the best visual storytellers. He wrote and directed over 20 full-length feature films. His award-winning films are listed as some of the most influential and iconic films of the last few decades. Believe it or not, this legendary filmmaker can join the list of your panelists!

Oliver Stone delivers unforgettable virtual keynotes on topics such as:

  • Current Affairs
  • Documentary production
  • Film-making
  • Script writing
  • Storytelling

Invite Academy Award Winning Director for your next event

 

Team-building virtual keynote with Mark Schulman

 

 

If your team needs to be empowered and inspired - Mark Schulman is the perfect guest for your next virtual meeting. He’s a real expert in delivering immersive virtual keynotes in his professional video studio.

There’s a reason why Mark Schulman calls himself the Rockstar Keynote. Expect high-energy, drum performances and lots of interaction with your audience!

Rockstar Keynote &  Celebrity Drummer

 

Virtual keynote with World Chess Grand Master - Garry Kasparov

 

 

Did you know that Garry Kasparov, an International Chess Master, served as a consultant on the Queen's Gambit set? Thanks to his knowledge and experience, the producers were able to show the viewers authentic games and portray chess and live in the Soviet Union in an accurate way.

In the last years, Garry Kasparov shares his knowledge on big and small stages. Now - also virtual ones! During his remarkable keynotes, Gary Kasparov talks about:

 

  • Achieving Goals
  • Business Strategy
  • Chess, Politics and Computers
  • Creativity
  • Human Rights
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Strategy

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Acting classes with Jamie Foxx

 

An Academy Award-winning actor, talented Grammy Award-winning musical artist and comedian, Jamie Foxx is one of Hollywood’s rare elite multi-faceted performers. On stage, Jamie talks about his story of bold choices that helped him achieve his goals and become an icon in the film and music business.

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How to successfully promote your next event? Learn how to create buzz-generating content and reach a bigger audience.

How to successfully promote your next event? Learn how to create buzz-generating content and reach a bigger audience.

 

Let’s face the truth! It's 2021 and your next event needs to be visible online! 

Paid content and ads are important, but there are other ways to create engaging content that will help you reach your target audience. In this article, we’ll share our tips and help you promote your conference/keynote/webinar using digital channels.

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It’s all about consistency

 

First, take care of consistency! Think about a suitable name for your event, keep it simple and easy to remember. Check Google, analyze trends and select the right keywords. Determine what goals and emotions you want to achieve by publishing information and choose the media appropriate to each message. 

Remember, both written and visual content needs to be well-thought! The graphic design should be unified, eye catching, and engaging. Prepare templates (fonts, colors, shapes) and ready-to-use layouts (different formats for each channel). This way your social media appearance will be more professional. 

It is an excellent idea to create an original hashtag. If you take care of its good distribution and visibility, your brand and the organized event will benefit from it. From now on, use it when you publish something online. 

 

Keep your audience engaged

 

You have already created your own hashtag and started adding it to your posts. What's next? Encourage others to use it in their posts! Every post with the mention of your page or the created hashtag can be easily noticed. You don't need to search the web for any mentions of your event - you’ll find everything analyzing the hashtags or through social listening tools. Now is the time to interact with your audience! Thank them for compliments and address all negative opinions. And most importantly - share valuable content on your own social channels. This way you will show your audience that you value their opinion. You can easily do the same during an online event! Investing in special tools and apps, you can make your keynote more interactive. Based on our experience - the best way to do it is by implementing a widget for Q&A sessions. 

User-generated content will help you increase the reach of your brand and build a better social media presence. And all of that can be achieved organically!

 

Prepare the content in advance

 

Remember, your goal is to create a buzz about your event and make your target audience interested in it. How to do it? It's very simple - announce the event gradually. Prepare posts that will engage your audience and make them come back for more. Keep them uncertain for a moment before revealing all your cards. Create a thorough content plan and remember to constantly surprise people interested in the event throughout the promotion period of the event. Get them excited and tease the announcement of special guests, partners and planned attractions.

If the event is taking place online, make sure that your posts often include information on how to attend the event. It is very important that you publish frequently and deliver a clear message - state all the rules, especially if it’s a ticketed event that requires earlier registration. Don’t forget to present your speakers and tell your audience about their experience. To differentiate the content - share interesting articles, podcasts, videos, or prepare eye-catching graphics with valuable quotes.

Pro Tip: Get your speakers involved! Encourage them to post about your event. Prepare a package of graphics and sample posts they can publish on their channels. This strategy will help you reach a new audience.

 

The event was a big success? Your work is not done yet! 

 

Last but not least! Remember to summarize your event! After all, you want to make sure your guests won’t forget about it quickly. Share photos, screenshots, and prepare graphics with quotes from the event. Again, don’t be afraid to use user-generated content! It’s also important to understand how your guests reacted to the event. Which part did they enjoy the most? What could be improved? To make sure you won’t repeat the same mistakes, reach out to your guests and encourage them to share their opinion. Try sending a newsletter with a summary and a button to your social media channels. It may be a good idea to create a survey - this way you will find out your weaknesses and strengths. 

 

Pro Tip: While creating a survey, remember to include space for additional comments. 

 

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Everything you need to know about hybrid events

Everything you need to know about hybrid events

 

Past year was very challenging for most of the companies. Business owners were forced to adapt to this new and bit of scary reality. One of the most palpable changes have taken place in event organisation business. Everything had to be reorganized, rethought and adapted to new reality. Luckily, the solution came quickly! Virtual keynotes, online meetings and webinars took over the internet. For many business owners / brands this format became an even more effective way to communicate with your audience located all over the world. What’s next? Hybrid events! Read the article to find out why we believe it’s the best format for event managers.

 

Future of events is hybrid

Hybrid events are simply a mix of live and virtual events. You take your event live, along with your audience, content and more, and add a virtual component to it! Thanks to that your audience can participate and engage with your event, no matter where they are!

Hybrid events provide flexibility in terms of interaction and participation in the event. Engagement is what distinguishes a hybrid event from a typical live event. Thanks to the remote option, hybrid events offer more opportunities to participate. Additionally, using features such as gamification, virtual maps, lobbies and live streaming, many people will feel as if they were there in person! 

“Other clients are pivoting toward virtual and hybrid events. One of our events partners recently launched Global Speaker Showcase which illustrates that virtual conferences are not only viable, but effective means of communication. It was a three day virtual event where I keynoted and MCd the event - scaled and broadcast across all continents - live.” 

Anders Sorman-Nilsson

 

What you need to know before planning your first hybrid event

Let's start with what can go wrong! As the organizer of a hybrid event, you need to make sure everything goes as planned. Here are things you should pay particular attention to! 

Good transmission quality

Quality of your event is closely related to a good internet connection and the equipment used. Even the most interesting speech will not arouse the enthusiasm of the audience if it is interrupted by technical problems. This is especially important during a hybrid event, because the participants are to react and actively participate. 

Take care of your audience

Seems obvious? Believe us, engaging remote participants and those on site is not that easy! It is very important to ensure that both groups can actively participate in the event. 

When deciding on this type of event, you must ensure that each participant derives some value from it.

Test, test and test again!

For weeks, maybe even months, you have carefully prepared your event. You have probably spent a lot of time making sure that the solutions you propose engage your audience. Little tip! Test your event right before launching it so you can review and correct the content before accessing it to others. Review the entire program to identify any problems that may arise. You should pay special attention to the functionality of the live chat functions.

 

Benefits of hybrid events

 

Organizing a hybrid event may be very challenging. It is without a doubt one of the most demanding and complicated forms of events. So why is it worth taking up this challenge?

Here are some of the benefits of hybrid events:

Increased reach & attendance

The times when we thought that the audience could only participate in the event in person or only online are long over. The popularity of hybrid events in 2021 is not only due to the limitations caused by COVID-19, which make it difficult to organize large events. Another advantage is their adaptation to the needs of your target - people like to have a choice. By organizing a hybrid event, you have a chance to attract fans of both live events and online meetings. 

Reduced costs

Let's say your event is to be attended by 30, 100 or 500 people. The place where you organize it will not accommodate more and the costs of a larger auditorium are too high. A hybrid event allows you to multiply this number with almost no limit and less cost. 

It's worth noting that you don't have to worry about commuting, providing snacks or physical promotional materials for online attendees. Instead, you can provide them with materials summarizing the issues raised at the event or an interesting summary using e-mail marketing.

Especially, when budgets are tight, hybrid events are excellent for bridging the gap between cost and results, for attendees and sponsors alike.

Flexibility 

This is the key reason why people love virtual events! We learned the lesson from the previous year - nowadays hosting a live event with no digital fallback is very risky. Not only because online events are much easier for people to attend from anywhere in the world. But also because COVID-19 restrictions that can rapidly change. By hosting a hybrid event you can be sure that at least part of your audience will participate in your event.  

 

Looking for a great speaker who will turn your hybrid event into a huge success? 

Here are our suggestions: 

Already mentioned in the article, Anders Sorman-Nilsson is an extraordinary keynote speaker with plenty of experience in both virtual and hybrid events. His keynotes are mainly focused on futurism, strategies and global trends.

One of the most known people in the world. A man who provided irrefutable evidence that new technology not only means better communication between people, but also - permanent surveillance. Former CIA employee , one of our VIP speakers - Edward Snowden. 

Recently named by Fortune as one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” Peter H. Diamandis is the founder and executive chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions. His personal motto is: “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself!”

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Future of work after pandemic: prepare yourself for inevitable changes!

Future of work after pandemic: prepare yourself for inevitable changes!

The appearance of Covid-19 forced employers to introduce significant changes in the field of work mode, communication within the team and team management. Let’s face the truth - these changes will stay with us for longer and will have a significant impact on the labor market in the future ... not as far as we might once think.

Is remote work an attractive form of employment? Will the Zoom meetings become a thing from the past with the end of the pandemic? Or maybe they will stay with us for longer? In this article, we will try to discuss the potential changes that await the labor market.

Work in the office vs working remotely

First of all, let's see what the statistics show us! According to business publishing company getAbstract nearly 43% of full-time American employees say they want to work remotely more often even after the economy reopens. Of the more than 1,200 employees inspected, nearly 20% said their employer is actively discussing how they can make remote work more of an option in the future.

For most employers, this is a fairly new perspective that brings many changes and significantly affects the labor market. On one hand, the possibility of saving funds due to the lack of expenses of office space, on the other hand, less control over employees. However, in most cases, returning to the previous form of work will not be so easy. Employees have certainly appreciated the opportunity of working from home, which allows them to save a lot of time (no commuting) and maintain work life balance more easily. We think that both employers and jobseekers appreciate that place of residence is no longer a significant criterion in the process of recruitment. Now all you need is Internet access - you can live in a total wilderness and work for a large corporation without any problems. Maybe for the first time ever you can really have the best of both worlds. 

However, it must be mentioned that office work also has its staunch followers. And not only because of all the extra benefits coming with it. Employees miss the atmosphere in the office and their colleagues. These two factors are one of the main reasons mentioned by people wanting to return to the office.

Virtual meetings

Even before the first virtual keynotes appeared, the world was already dominated by video calls on Zoom. This is how employees, CEO’s and business partners contact each other from the beginning of March. Of course, this is not entirely new. Online conversations and meetings had already taken place before, but usually they were associated with the need to connect with people from another city or country. It can be said without a doubt that they were rare, especially in smaller companies. Now it is a new reality that we are facing every day.

Interestingly, this new form of communication has made many businesses grow and improve. This year alone, it is said that hundreds of thousands of small business owners such as music teachers, yoga instructors, stylists, and therapists have not only survived, but have also managed to expand their businesses. And all this thanks to the possibility of contacting customers via internet messaging. This gave them the opportunity to reach a larger group of clients interested in the service, who would often not be able to physically appear in their office or studio.

One thing is certain, the pandemic, no matter how long it lasts, may permanently change many of the popular professions associated mainly with direct interaction with the client. Of course, these relationships are still important. Now we learn to build them not only through a personal visit to the client. This poses a challenge not only to the representatives of these professions, but also to their clients. There is already talk of digital exclusion. Having the right equipment, but most of all digital proficiency will become even more necessary for everyday life than before.

Digitalization

Most of us believe that we live in a very modern and digitized time. Everything is available at your fingertips via the Internet - whether it's about products or data. This is not entirely true.

As much as 70 percent of all documents processed worldwide are still on paper. The labor market in the new reality will require access to digital documents. According to experts from the World Economic Forum, thanks to digitization and automation of work, organizations can therefore increase their annual productivity up to 15 times. It is reported that "delays in the implementation of digital solutions” contributed to 15% total lost revenue in 2018. According to further predictions, digital ecosystems will generate $ 60 trillion, or 30% global revenue by 2025.

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Most requested keynotes topics.

Most requested keynote topics.

Find the perfect keynote speech for your next event!

From politics, through technology and the world of science to futurism & innovation. The list of keynote categories is long and varied! Keynote speakers included in the Global Speakers Bureau database are representatives of over a dozen different categories. When creating our speakers community, we made sure that the organizer of each kind of event could find the perfect speaker. Thanks to this, for each inquiry sent to our team, we always offer not one, but several keynote speakers to choose from. If your event brings together a large and highly diverse community, you may be wondering what categories of keynote will be the most universal. For this reason, we have compiled our list of the most requested keynote speakers! See them below!

Why does online privacy matter? Top keynote speakers tackling individual and national cyber security issues.

Online privacy is a problem that gathers new victims every year. Individuals are attacked by hackers and confidential data of global corporations is being leaked to the public. These are just some examples of the risks we are exposed to in the digital world. With the increase in threats and the number of hackers, the group of experts in the field constantly come up with new online privacy protection tools. Among the top authorities specializing in cyber security we can find few of our Keynote Speakers and we’re gonna use this article to showcase their knowledge, experience and incontestable talent. Let us present you people that know the ins and outs of individual and national cyber security!

The list of threats related to being online is long, so before we move on to the presentation of “digital heroes” fighting against cybercrime, we will briefly explain a few terms that will help you understand the topics our keynote speakers talk about during their presentations.

Cyber Security is the practice of defending computers, servers, networks and data from digital attacks

Online Espionage is the practice of spying or using spies in order to obtain information and data regarding the plans and activities of either competing companies or… a foreign government!

Malware is a term that can be used to describe an intentionally designed software to cause damage to a computer, network or server.

Meet our keynote speakers specializing in the cyber security issues

 

Edward Snowden - computer security consultant

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We couldn't start our list with anyone other than Edward Snowden. As many of you may know, he’s the author of the leak of top-secret information about National Security Agency surveillance activities. Stores based on the leaked data has made it to the covers of The Guardian, Washington Post and New York Times. His extremely brave action has caused him his freedom - U.S. Department of Justice unsealed charges against Snowden of two counts of violating the Espionage Act of 1917 and theft of government property. And that left him with no other choice than seeking an asylum in other countries.

Controversial action has made him a subject of international attention. As you can imagine, he has been called both a hero and traitor. Currently he’s sharing his knowledge and experience during keynotes, in which he tackles topics such as:

“Permanent Record'
Individual privacy
National Security
security clearance

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Kevin Mitnick - world's famous hacker

Who can tell us more about cyber security than a… former hacker? There is no one like Kevin and we’re proud to have him listed as part of Global Speakers Bureau.

It’s not an exaggeration to say that Kevin is on of the world’s most famous hacker. During his illegal activity he has hacked over 40 major corporations. What were the reasons for that? As he says himself - it was all done just for challenge! Once a FBI’s most wanted criminal is now a worldwide trusted security consultant. Besides protecting governments classified data and keeping global companies up to date with security levels Kevin is also an co-author of bestselling books and extraordinary keynote speaker. Write down these titles and learn more about computer security:

The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security
The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders & Deceivers
Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker
The Art of Invisibility

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Mikko Hypponen - cyber security expert

List of top keynote speakers specializing in the topic of cyber security wouldn’t be complete without a person responsible for tracking down the very first PC virus! Mikko Hypponen is a well-known authority in the field of computer security and privacy issues. His work experience with computers is truly impressive - he’s been working in that field for over 20 years! What are some of his achievements?

  • Research on cyber warfare and online espionage
  • Fighting the biggest malware outbreaks in the net
  • Involvement in catching several online criminals
  • Setting up one of the first websites and blogs in Europe
  • Tracking down first PC virus

Mikko is using sharing his knowledge and experience through keynotes. He has delivered hundreds of talks in over 40 countries. Besides regular keynotes, Mikko is also open for online engagements. We’re proud to say that he was one of the panelists on our very first Virtual Keynote in which we discussed the impact of COVID-19 on Tech industry. Click the graphic below to watch it online!

 

If you’re interested in the topic of his expertise, you should definitely take a look at his articles published in Scientific American and Foreign Policy magazines. To be up to date with his current work, we recommend to follow him on Twitter, for which he has actually won an award!

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If you’re planning to organize an event focused on digital appearance, security or technology and want one of the speakers listed above to become your panelist please email us or submit the form on the CONTACT page. Our associates will contact you immediately.

Work – Life balance: watch virtual keynote online

For the second time this year, we had the pleasure to organize Virtual Keynote. This time we talked about work-life balance: two well-known authorities share their tips on how to maintain balance in the times of pandemic, often referring to the struggle of working remotely. Like last time, we decided to record the entire conversation and share it with you in the form of a YouTube video - to watch from anywhere and at any time.

And to encourage you to watch the full video, let us present you to our panelists and share the memorable quotes from the event itself!

 

Keynote speaker #1 - Mariana Atencio

 


Mariana Atencio is a Peabody award-winning journalist, author of bestselling books and co-founder of Golike. We can’t forget about her impressive experience as a keynote speaker! And we’ve got all the statistics to prove the power of her speeches. Her TED Talk “What Makes You Special?” is one of the top 10 most watched on Youtube and has been translated into 11 languages.  Among one of her many memorable speeches, it’s worth pointing that she has keynoted at the United Nation’s Girl Up Summit; the American Library Association and the LinkedIn Annual Conference. During her talks she often speaks about topics such as: authenticity, storytelling, reinventing yourself, networking, empowerment, immigration and diversity. Here’s a little sneak peek in a form of Mariana’s quote from the webinar.

 

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Keynote speaker #2 - Pandit Dasa

 

Mariana was accompanied by the one and only Pandit Dasa - mindful leadership expert, motivational speaker and author of Urban Monk. His goal is to help organizations create workplace culture that is: mindful, based on empathy, encouraging to appreciate each other. He also inspires leaders to lead without ego, but instead - inspire, support and encourage. At Global Speakers Bureau we feel inspired just after reading Pandit’s bio! Imagine how powerful his speeches can be. To get a glimpse of his extraordinary skills as a keynote speaker, check out recording from our webinar: work-life balance 2020 and rise of diversity. You can find the link at the end of the article!

 

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A conversation between two amazing keynote speakers can’t be done without a moderation!

And that important task we have decided to hand over to Ismael Cala, who’s a real expert in presenting news, moderating events and producing content for national CNN television. Oh, we can’t forget the joy and smile (as some people tend to call him) he brought to our “virtual studio!”. 

Once again we want to thank you our extraordinary guests: Mariana Atencio, Pandit Dasa and Ismael Cala. Do you know that all three of them can be a special guest at virtual keynote of your choice? Inspire your employees, create online discussion or host an event as a brand and attract new customers. To invite a speaker for either virtual or live event contact us through e-mail sales@gspeakers.com or by calling +44 (207) 1936 587.

If you're working in Tech industry check out our first Virtual Keynote: TECH climate under COVID-19

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Virtual Keynote: Work-life balance 2020

How to maintain work-life balance in the times of pandemic? If you are struggling with productivity and end up working till late hours, this virtual keynote might be for you!

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Two well known authorities will share their tips and analyze the impact of COVID-19 on our work and everyday tasks. Meet the panelists:

👉 Mariana Atencio - award-Winning Journalist & Author, Co-Founder of GoLike
👉 Pandit Dasa - Mindful Leadership and Wellbeing Expert, Author of Urban Monk

Event will be moderated by Ismael Cala - Anchor and Producer for CNN en Español, Journalist

Virtual Keynote will take place on June 9th, 2020 11:00 AM in Eastern Time
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Our Virtual Moderated Conversation will be organized in the form of a Zoom meeting.

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Virtual Keynote: TECH climate under COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 we are all aware of the changes that we are experiencing throughout the world and every industry is affected in one way or another. The one thing that is certain is that technology is now playing an even more important role. The intensity of Internet traffic and the growth of online activity is entering a new realm of possibilities and there is all the more reason to be optimistic and brace the changes that are coming but also what to be aware off. That's why as Global Speakers Bureau we decided to organize a Virtual Keynote Series in which we'll invite well known experts and authorities in their respective fields, who will discuss topics such as: leadership in the times of crisis, tech climate under COVID-19 and many more!


Meet virtual keynote panelists

 

First Virtual Moderated Conversation will focus on the impact of technology in the times of pandemic and predictions for the nearest future. Invited panelists are definitely worth watching as each of them have already clearly shown their value to some of the biggest corporations in the World.

The panel will be moderated by BBC’s HARDTalk host Stephen Sackur and the panelists are:

Founder of WAZE - Uri Levine
Cyber security authority - Mikko Hypponen
Expert on the Future of Work and the Organisation of Tomorrow - Mark van Rijmenam
Berkeley Professor and Robotics/AI expert - Pieter Abbeel

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Virtual Keynote will take place on May 5, 2020 07:00 PM CET.
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Our Virtual Moderated Conversation will be organized in the form of a Zoom meting.

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Top 5 keynote speakers for your next event in 2020.

Top 5 keynote speakers for your next event in 2020.

Cyber security, artificial intelligence, along with startups, entrepreneurship and diversity – those are the key topics for 2020 that should be included in your event agenda. If you’re planning your next conference, look no more! We’re here to help you find your best speaker and make your event even bigger. Find out our top 5 keynote speakers for this year.

 

What you need to know?

Choosing a right speaker is certainly not an easy task. Keynote speakers lists are constantly evolving with attractive new talents and bringing us new inspiring stories. With an upcoming deadline and a huge list of to-do tasks for your upcoming event, we’re here to help you to find the proper speakers. Before you dig into our list, remember that these are our subjective choices. If you’re looking for a speaker for a specific topic, don’t hesitate to contact us – our team is ready to brainstorm and get back to you with tailored list of speakers. While sending your inquiry, it is important to include the following information, below, as it will help us identify the most relevant speakers for you.

● date of your event
● venue (country, city, available space)
● audience (tell us more about your guests)
● budget
● area of expertise

 

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Uri Levine - start up industry without secrets!

 

Uri Levine keynote speaker

Uri Levine is a passionate serial entrepreneur and mentor to young entrepreneurs. He is the co-founder of Waze, one of the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation apps. Uri has worked in all possible business areas, focusing on solving “big problems”, and saving consumers money and time while empowering them.

“Fall in love with the problem, not the solution.” - Uri Levine

As a start-up guru, Uri Levine will make any event focused on entrepreneurship truly special. His goal, as he states himself, is quite ambitious: he’s firmly committed to spreading entrepreneurial thinking and changing the world for the better.

Find out more about Uri’s career, achievements and keynote topics: MORE INFO

 


Keynote speaker Mikko Hypponen - secure your web!

 

Mikko Hypponen keynote speaker

Cyber security is an extremely important topic for all organizations and businesses across every industry. When it comes to protecting your data, Mikko Hypponen is the person to tell you all about it! If you read about first PC virus, you surely have heard about Mikko, as he is the person responsible for tracking down the authors of the very first PC virus. What’s more, Mikko Hypponen set up one of the first websites in Europe, and he started one of the first blogs in history. You should definitely check out his award-winning Twitter account for daily dose of knowledge!

Mikko Hypponen is a world-wide authority on computer security and privacy issues. He has been a huge player in the cyber security industry for over 20 years! During his impressive career he has fought the biggest malware outbreaks in the net. As a result, he has been involved in catching several online criminals.

Check out some of the keynote topics for Mikko’s speech:

  • Bitcoin
  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Cyber Sabotage
  • Cyberwar
  • Fighting Online Crime
  • Future of Internet
  • Hacking, Hackers and Online Criminals
  • Leaks and Whistleblowers
  • Online Privacy

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Sebastian Thrun - development of the Google self-driving car

Sebastian Thrun keynote speaker

“I have a really deep belief that we create technologies to empower ourselves. We've invented a lot of technology that just makes us all faster and better, and I'm generally a big fan of this. I just want to make sure that this technology stays subservient to people. People are the number one entity there is on this planet.”

 

Any sentence written or spoken by Sebastian Thrun immediately becomes a significant quote. This speaker surely knows how to choose words wisely and amuse the audience! It shouldn’t be a surprise then, that Fast Company named him the fifth most creative person in business, and Foreign Policy chosed him Global Thinker #4! Sebastian shows us that great and groundbreaking discoveries come not only from mathematics and exact sciences, but also from creativity and the ability to think outside of the box

Sebastian Thrun is CEO of Udacity, an online private educational organization. He has published over 370 scientific papers and 11 books, and he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering in the US. During his work for Google, he founded Google X - a branch responsible for Google self-driving car and Google Glasses. Innovation is the most important factor when it comes to Sebastian’s long list of achievements.

If you are planning an event dedicated to machine learning, robotics and AI make sure that the man responsible for putting self-driving cars on roads is there!

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Graça Machel - a true leader, international advocate for women’s and children’s rights and inspirational keynote speaker

 

Graca Machel keynote speaker

“Preventing the conflicts of tomorrow means changing the mind-set of youth today.”

 

Graça Machel is one of the most inspiring women we know! You may know her as Nelson Mandela third wife, but what you should learn is that she devoted her life to fighting for the rights of women and children as a humanitarian and politician. She served as Minister of for Education and Culture of Mozambique between 1975 and 1989. Currently she’s chairman of The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH). It's worth mentioning that Graça Machel is the only person in history to have been first lady of two different African countries: Mozambique and South Africa.

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Sugar Ray Leonard - surprise your audience with a celebrity keynote speaker!

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“I've always believed that you can be whatever you want to be if you are willing to sacrifice and dedicate yourself.”

 

We’re ending our list with a celebrity appearance! Sugar Ray Leonard is former professional boxer, one of the most beloved and successful fighters. For Leonard, life was often tough—as a child, he witnessed lives around him wasted by crime and violence. With his determination, he decided to aim higher and follow his dreams. This amazing story of overcoming obstacles will surely inspire your audience!

When it comes to his awards and medals, the list could go on endlessly. Let’s just mention that finished his pro boxing career with a 36-3-1 record and 25 knockouts. In 1997 he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

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The importance of event marketing

You probably already know that the core of marketing is communication. It's the ability to convey the right message at the right time and most importantly - to the right people. This is certainly one of the biggest challenges facing companies nowadays. If you are a business owner and you like to be up to date you've definitely heard the term event marketing before.

 

Event marketing covers the organization of events for specific groups. Events are both one-off and cyclically organized events. Event marketing activities can take a variety of forms - from shows to festivals and exhibitions. The organization of events can therefore be used to promote, build image or shape public opinion. It is also extremely attractive as a form of communication between the brand and the environment.

If we wanted to define event marketing, we would say that it is a promotional tool consisting in organizing various types of events, group or mass, serving the organization's goals towards the external and internal environment: customers, decision-makers, contractors, opinion leaders and employees.

It is worth remembering that event marketing is a reflection of how the company is managed. It can show its potential and attractiveness but also show its weaknesses.

 

Why Event Marketing is important?

 

Event marketing is still growing as one of the most important marketing strategies for today’s big companies. According to Forrester Research, events make up for 24% of the B2B marketing budget. By 2020, 3.2M global professional events will be taking place on an annual basis. Companies are believing in the power of live events and this trend will only continue to grow in the upcoming years.

Event marketing is certainly a multi-level tool, and the possibilities of its use in business operations is very wide. This is the only tool with such a big advantage over other marketing activities that can be used so widely and directed to external customers as well as internally to employees, business partners or suppliers.

 

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Advantages of Event Marketing

 

Brand awareness and image improvement

This is one of the first things that comes to our mind when we talk about event marketing. Many brands use most known and available marketing tools to create buzz around them and that’s why event marketing is extremely helpful to break through this noise. If you organize an engaging event related to your brand, you will certainly arouse more curiosity than hand tailored communication about a new product or service. Especially since more and more people are tired of the traditional marketing message and have learned to dissociate from it.

Organization of the event is also a great opportunity to smuggle some of the brand value among sales-oriented content. Make sure your speakers mention that the company cares about the environment and strives to reduce plastic consumption every year. Of course, focus on values ​​that are important to you and that you truly respect.

 

Target specific customers

In case you have a specific audience that you want to reach then organizing an events is one of the best way to do so. Find out groups that have similar interests as yours and get their attention!

 

Sales increase

Events and experiences work very powerfully to drive sales – and significantly improve how consumers feel about and perceive brands! According to EventTrack 2018, 85% of consumers are more willing to purchase a brand’s product  after participating in their events and 91%  of them have more positive feelings about brands. What’s more, consumers say that brand website and brands organized events are the top advertising channels that help them understand the benefits of product or service.

 

Feedback from clients

Don’t forget to ask participants after the event to complete a short survey via social media, email or on a dedicated landing page. This way you may find out more about your customers and how to reach them! It’s also a great tool to find out what can be improved for your next event.

 

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Advantages of company event for your employees

Keep your employee engaged in order to improve company culture! It is said that committed employees attached to the company are 87% less likely to leave it. A well organized event will perfectly highlight the company's mission, show that the company's culture is creative, collaborative and supportive. You will not only strengthen the morale of current employees, it can also play a significant role in recruiting new employees.

Take the opportunity to appreciate the most distinguished employees. They will feel appreciated and important and surely they will return to the office with new motivation and productivity. Celebrating success builds the business culture! Don't forget to invite your biggest clients to your event - let them see your business from the best perspective.

In addition to the advantages mentioned above, we would also mention team building, stress reduction, and motivation increase among employees.

 

Power of Event Marketing

 

“The speech will last 45 minutes but the audience will talk about it for months”.

Lucas Gielner

CEO of Global Speakers Bureau

 

Perception of event marketing only as a business of organizing promotional events is a kind of simplification. In fact, this form of promotion is a complex tool through which companies want to achieve their goals and market assumptions.

This is not only due to the fact that events are a good way to pass information on the topic of the offered products, but also because they help create a certain aura, values ​​or associations with a given brand. In the long-term perspective even one-day event helps to create a lasting and consistent image of the company. If the event is well developed, people will talk about it for days and even years! People unrelated to your company who talk about your product or service are simply the best and most credible recommendation for your potential customers!

 

For the organization of the event to really fulfill its task, remember to book the best speakers! Check out our database of professional speakers and be sure that your event will be wonderful!

 

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