Roundup of Virtual Content from Our Speakers

Roundup of Virtual Content from Our Speakers

See our speakers in action!

As we all continue to navigate this uncertain time in the events industry, our speakers, thought leaders, and subject matter experts are continuing to deliver great content to all kinds of audiences.

From live-streaming to all-virtual events (either in real-time or on-demand) to conference calls, we put together a roundup of what our speakers are talking about to groups around the globe. See a list of all virtual content options here.

Make sure to check back in regularly, as we’ll be updating this page continuously as more content is released.

Most of our speakers are offering virtual content for reduced speaking fees. If you are interested in a specific topic or speaker, give us a call and we can help with recommendations. Here are a few with virtual-specific offerings:

Upcoming Live Events:

On-Demand Event Recordings

Other Virtual Content Opportunities

Upcoming Live Events

Practical Leadership in the Current Crisis

Speaker: Chris Fussell, President at the McChrystal Group

When: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 11:00am EST 

Pricing: No fee to attend, register here.

Description: We are experiencing unprecedented challenges requiring leaders and organizations to respond and adapt at a frenetic pace. In this session, Chris Fussell, McChrystal Group President and former Navy SEAL, will discuss and answer questions on what you can do to help pull your team through this crisis.


Operating in Stressful Environments: A Conversation with Rob O’Neill

Speaker: Rob O'Neill, Former SEAL Team Six Leader, Naval Special Warfare Development Group, and New York Times Best-Selling Author

When: Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 2:00pm EST 

Pricing: $100 per attendee, register here.

Description: In this exclusive virtual event, Rob will share what he learned during his more than 400 combat missions across four theaters of war – including performing under pressure, making critical decisions, and leading through uncertainty – and the very practical advice for how to cope, manage, and ultimately succeed in this environment.

  • Moderated Q&A Discussion. Get the chance to have your specific questions answered by Rob (either by pre-submitting or asking live on the webcast). You’ll come away with practical, useful tips and techniques to push through stress, power through fear and anxiety, lead others, and develop a “Never quit” attitude even in times of uncertainty.
  • Please note: There are limited spots available to ensure all attendees get ample opportunity to interact with Rob.


On-Demand Event Recordings

Why It Matters: Coronavirus

Speakers: Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen, Co-founders of Axios, and others from Axios and The Harris Poll

When: On-demand recording of live conversation on Thursday, March 19

Pricing: No fee to tune in, watch here.

Description: Live from Axios headquarters, Axios and The Harris Poll hosted conversations on the coronavirus and pandemic preparedness. The lineup:

  • Coronavirus: What people are thinking ... Axios co-founder Jim VandeHei and media reporter Sara Fischer are joined by The Harris Poll's John Gerzema and Mark Penn to discuss the mood of the country, factors contributing to America’s state of mind, the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak and who Americans are turning to in times of crisis.
  • Panic vs. Preparation: VandeHei and Axios co-founder Mike Allen talk about the world that emerges from the coronavirus pandemic — who’s prepared, who’s not, how to wade through the massive amounts of information and how our lives will evolve. 
  • Reacting to a response: Allen is joined by Axios health care reporter Caitlin Owens to discuss how the government is working to fight the outbreak — expanding testing, enforcing quarantines and limitations on gatherings — and to unpack the ongoing race to create a vaccine.


How to Change Anyone's Mind

Speakers: Jonah Berger, Best-Selling Author and Expert on Innovation, Disruption, and Change

When: On-demand recording of live webinar on Tuesday, March 24

Pricing: No fee to tune in, watch here.

Description: Everyone has something they want to change. Marketers want to change customers’ minds and leaders want to change organizations. Startups want to change industries and non-profits want to change the world. But change is hard. Could there be a better way? Best-selling author and Wharton marketing professor Jonah Berger has the answer. His new book—The Catalyst—introduces a revolutionary approach to change, which he’ll be sharing at this exclusive webinar. You’ll find out:

  • Why successful change is not about pushing harder but removing barriers and lowering hurdles to action
  • The five hidden factors that impede change
  • How to mitigate those factors and become a catalyst


Other Virtual Content Opportunities

Axios Virtual Briefings on Today’s Issues

Speakers: Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen, Co-founders of Axios

When: Live for your audience, as requested.

Pricing: Please give us a call for details and pricing.

Description: Connect with your members, customers, or board in real-time and interact with some of today’s foremost experts. If you're looking to relay the most up-to-date information to an audience, Axios co-founders Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen deliver live online briefings on the new workplace in the age of coronavirus, the political climate, and the road to the White House. Choose one of the following sessions:

  1. Political Briefing with Jim and Mike: A behind-the-scenes analysis of what's going on in Washington and the important issues shaping our world.
  2. "War for Attention" Briefing with Jim and Mike: Strategies to communicate your culture, mission, and other key messages — internally and externally — in the social, mobile, disruptive age.

Effective Virtual Communication and Connection Web Trainings: Present, Lead, and Sell Virtually From Your New Home Office

Speaker: Mark Bowden, Expert in Body Language, Human Behavior, and Communication

When: Live or On-Demand for your audience, as requested.

Pricing: Pricing below. Please give us a call for further details.

Description: In the current era of remote work, Mark is offering a selection of different programs to highlight how to communicate effectively via virtual channels and show your best to your organization, clients and customers, and yourselves.

One-Time Effective Virtual Communications Training ($10,000)In this 45-minute training, Mark will demonstrate how leaders can communicate most effectively via video to show empathy in this time of crisis, better lead and manage through difficult times, and to internally keep our people motivated, engaged, and productive through the crisis. You will gain simple yet powerful techniques to help maximize your impact and control your impulses using virtual mediums of communication.

Series of 3 Virtual Communications Training Sessions ($15,000)

  • Session 1: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Effective Virtual Communications. In this 45-minute training, Mark will demonstrate how leaders can communicate most effectively via video to show empathy in this time of crisis, better lead and manage through difficult times, and to internally keep our people motivated, engaged, and productive through the crisis. You will gain simple yet powerful techniques to help maximize your impact and control your impulses using virtual mediums of communication.
  • Sessions 2 & 3: Interactive Coaching to Fine Tune Your Skills. In these 30-minute sessions, you and your team will get the expert skills, hands-on experience, and practice needed to present using techniques for compelling business communication online and from the home. Finetune your skills directly with Mark to better understand how to exude total credibility and give a genuine, empathetic, compelling delivery.

Half-Day or Full-Day Virtual Communications Trainings. Mark will offer all of the above skill development in one-to-one virtual training sessions. In either a half- or full-day session, you can have your team sign up for 30-minute windows to work with Mark individually on leading effective virtual meetings and delivering/presenting via a live video.


Leading from Home: What They Don’t Teach You in Business School

Speaker: Jim Donald, Chairman of Albertson’s, Former CEO of Starbucks, & Former CEO of Extended Stay Hotels, and Former CEO of Pathmark Supermarkets

When: Live or On-Demand for your audience, as requested.

Pricing: Please give us a call for details and pricing.

Description:  In our current crisis, communication is without question, the main ingredient to leading your team(s) through Covid-19 and beyond. The art of communication during this time will enable your company to emerge from this crisis stronger than when you went in. In this virtual talk, Jim, coined as “the vagabond CEO”, discusses how best to operate in uncertain business environments. He will share the structure that he is using to consult with CEO’s globally during this pandemic, along with best practices for the following:

  • Leadership team meetings
  • Leading your company at every level
  • The language you speak
  • What your associates need to know
  • Celebrating every little success


Webinar Series: Leading Through the COVID-19 Crisis

Speaker: McChrystal Group, Leadership Consultant Group. See full speaker lineup here.

When: Live or On-Demand for your audience, as requested.

Pricing: Please give us a call for details and pricing.

Description: The COVID-19 Crisis requires leaders to energize, focus, and equip their teams with practical and actionable guidance on how to lead through crisis. Partner with McChrystal Group subject matter experts to leverage a tailored, remote webinar solution that will provide advice from McChrystal Group leaders with experience in crisis management, the opportunity to reinforce your organizations cultural values, and help for your leaders to navigate their “new normal.”

  • Webinar 1: Leading in Crisis - General (ret.) Stan McChrystal reflects on practical leadership tactics in crisis from his experience commanding the US Counter-terrorist forces while facing a failing fight against Al Qaeda in Iraq.
  • Webinar 2: Bridging the Organization - How to identify communication gaps and create effective channels and forums.
  • Webinar 3: Motivating Remote Teams - How to energize and motivate remote teams by utilizing a strategic combination of language, story-telling, and consistent leadership behaviors.
  • Webinar 4: Develop a Prioritized Plan - How to identify and prioritize critical objectives and activities, coordinate with agencies involved, and build robust contingency plans.
  • Webinar 5: Pressure-Testing the Plan  - How to test the critical assumptions inherent in any plan. This is an essential step before empowering individuals to execute.
  • Webinar 6: Leadership for a New World - General (ret.) Stan McChrystal reflects on the requirement for new disciplined processes, an in-depth understanding of how your organization actually functions, and a different approach to leadership as we lose the human dynamics of in-office collaboration.


Webinar Package: The Power of Neutral Thinking in Times of Uncertainty

Speaker: Trevor Moawad, Legendary Mental Conditioning Coach to top athletes and CEOs

When: Live or On-Demand for your audience, as requested.

Pricing: Please give us a call for details and pricing.

Description: In times of uncertainty, it’s important to maintain the morale of your organization to enable high-performing teams. In this 100% virtual webinar package designed by world-renowned mental conditioning coach Trevor Moawad, you’ll learn battle-tested neutral thinking strategies to keep your team focused, connected, and thinking strategically through adversity. 

  • Two Pre-Recorded Videos: You can choose two pre-recorded talks from Trevor on topics like adaptability, fundamentals of thinking, and managing negativity. Distribute to your group to watch at their convenience and in advance of the live discussion with Trevor.
  • Custom Live Webinar with Q&A Discussion: Customized specifically for your organization, Trevor will bring everything together in a 45-minute, live webinar with 25 minutes of custom content, followed by an interactive Q&A discussion.


Entrepreneurial Resilience: Managing Through Crisis and Adversity

Speaker: Lisa Sun, Founder & CEO, GRAVITAS, Former Associate Principal in McKinsey’s Global Fashion Practice

When: Live or On-Demand for your audience, as requested.

Pricing: Please give us a call for details and pricing.

Description: Lisa Sun draws on her own experience navigating her retail company Gravitas through times of adversity and crisis to deliver three different webinar topics:

  • On the Frontline. Coronavirus has turned the retail industry upside-down. Lisa Sun’s signature brand GRAVITAS is no different with manufacturing factories in China. In this virtual session, Lisa shares first-hand what has happened to her team in China for the last few months. Blending insights from 11-year career at McKinsey managing harsh economic downturns and worldwide crises, she discusses how she made the necessary decisions—albeit, difficult—to close factories for the sake of her company, and the changes her company is implementing in their business now and in the future. Lisa demonstrates what it is like on the frontline of this pandemic from a relatable point of view. 
  • Managing Through Adversity with Gravitas. After a professional review left Lisa devastated, she threw herself into reversing the comment from a superior of “lacking gravitas.” Decades later, Lisa has come to understand that discovering her gravitas pushed her to survive and thrive. In this webinar, Lisa gives a gravitas guidebook to persevere through tough times and come out the other side stronger – to not only survive, but thrive in adversity.
  • Entrepreneurial Resilience. Entrepreneurs fail, a lot. But what makes them succeed is their resilience. In the current era of disruption, CEOs, business leaders, and managers must adapt to new ways of business. Tapping into the entrepreneurial spirit needed to stay alive in uncertainty, Lisa highlights the shifts her retail business has made to survive and thrive in the past, how she’s adapting her businesses right now, and shares how organizations can embrace resilience to improve upon their own businesses during uncertain times. 



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