6 Speakers Who Bring Something Fun to Events
Do you have a spot to fill at an upcoming event that could use a shot of energy, personality, incredible storytelling, and that “something different” factor? Here are six great options our clients love for just this sort of thing.
6 SPEAKERS WHO BRING SOMETHING FUN TO EVENTS
- Kevin “Kal” Kallaugher, Editorial Cartoonist for The Economist and The Baltimore Sun
- Mark Bowden, Expert in Body Language, Human Behavior, and Communication
- John Ondrasik, Singer/Songwriter of “Five for Fighting”
- Sekou Andrews, Creator of "Poetic Voice" & Inspirational Speaker
- Lior Zoref, Crowdsourcing Expert, Researcher, Advisor, TED Speaker, & Author
- Alpana Singh, Restaurateur & Master Sommelier
Keep reading for more information on each of these unique individuals below.
Editorial Cartoonist for The Economist and The Baltimore Sun
In these polarized political times, I’m very aware that my clients are concerned about the message their speakers are offering. As editorial cartoonist for The Economist, Kal has created a successful new way to address politics in the Era of Trump that is fun and not alienating. He talks while drawing cartoons simultaneously on stage—in “illustrated presentations” that are both engaging and balanced. Plus, he gets audiences involved by teaching them to draw their own cartoons. | Watch Kevin's video below.
Expert in Body Language, Human Behavior, & Communication
It’s impossible not to smile as you watch Mark Bowden work a room. One of the world’s foremost body language experts, he shows audiences how to use non-verbal communication to be more likeable, persuasive, and confident in any social setting. A presentation with instant takeaways and plenty of “Aha!” moments, Bowden’s keynote is unlike anything else on the circuit. Bowden is also a go-to commentator for world media on the body language of leading politicians and public figures, and he appears regularly on news and talk shows. | Watch Mark's video below.
Singer/Songwriter of “Five for Fighting”
John Ondrasik is a Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling singer-songwriter behind several number-one hits including “100 Years” and “Superman (It’s Not Easy).” On stage, John is a powerful storyteller and musician, weaving his motivational message throughout live performances of his most famous songs. His speeches provide audiences with an insider’s look at his artistic process as well as pro tips for harnessing creativity and finding the inspiration that already exists all around us. | Watch John's video below.
Creator of "Poetic Voice" & Inspirational Speaker
Sekou disrupted what a conventional keynote speaker looks like and is a true unicorn in the industry. Powerful and with a unique ability to connect with audiences, Sekou’s motivational speeches are more performance than keynote speech and are each 100% customized. He grabs the audience through an emotional and intellectual connection while packing his performance with takeaways on the power of storytelling and the need to stay ahead of your industry’s emerging trends. At a recent speech in Vegas, Sekou kept getting interrupted by applause because so many attendees just got into it. | Watch Sekou's video below.
Crowdsourcing Expert, Researcher, Advisor, TED Speaker, & Author
Lior Zoref has captivated crowds at TED, Google, and more, bringing the concept of “crowd-sharing” and “crowd wisdom” to life with hilarious and high-energy on-stage demonstrations. He illustrates why the best problem-solving is done collaboratively, and how to use your network (real and online) to more easily find answers to everyday conundrums. | Watch Lior's video below.
Restaurateur & Master Sommelier
Alpana Singh’s expertise stems from a highly attuned palette, but she assures audiences that everyone can develop one if they learn to stop fearing wine and just figure out what tastes right. From corporate parties and dinners with corresponding wine tastings personally selected for the event, to course by course “How to Taste Like a Master” interactive sessions, Singh’s presentations are lively, informative, and tastefully fun. Being a unique member of her industry’s elite group of specialists, she also uses anecdotes and personal stories about becoming the first Indian woman to vault to the status of Master Sommelier. She conducts classes, provides post-event mixers and instructional wine bars for attendees, and creates exceptional experiences that are the ideal pairing of the informative and the entertaining. And everyone walks away with a greater knowledge about not only wine, but about the surprising depth of their personal taste. | Watch Alpana's video below.
ADD SOMETHING FUN TO YOUR NEXT EVENT
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