Speakers Who Bring Something Different To Meetings
Are you looking for something different at this year’s meeting? Do you have a hard spot to fill that needs to be both entertaining and packed with practical takeaways?
Here is a list of keynote speakers who have presentations that are unlike anything your team has ever seen or heard before:
- Sekou Andrews, Creator of “Poetic Voice” & Inspirational Speaker
- Mark Bowden, Expert in Body Language, Human Behavior, and Communication
- Kevin “Kal” Kallaugher, Editorial Cartoonist for The Economist and The Baltimore Sun
- Lior Zoref, Crowdsourcing Expert, Researcher, Advisor, TED Speaker, & Author
- Chris Voss, Former FBI Lead International Kidnapping Negotiator
- Johnny Cupcakes, Founder & CEO of Johnny Cupcakes
- Alpana Singh, Restaurateur & Master Sommelier
- John Ondrasik, Singer/Songwriter of “Five for Fighting”
- Jon Dorenbos, Magician and Former NFL Player
Keep reading for more information on each of these unique individuals and professional speakers for meetings.
Creator of “Poetic Voice” & Inspirational Speaker
Sekou Andrews 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 applauses because so many attendees just got into it.
Expert in Body Language, Human Behavior & Communication
Mark Bowden is the keynote speaker for organizations worldwide whose work depends upon winning the hearts and minds of others. Mark entertainingly trains any audience in the cutting-edge techniques that will help them to stand out, win trust, and profit every time they speak. His keynote presentation takes everyone on an exciting and humorous journey to understand how, with the right body language “It’s often not what you say—but how you say it, that gets results!” Bowden is the founder of TRUTHPLANE, a communication training company that offers a unique methodology for anyone who needs to communicate with impact with an audience or client.
Editorial Cartoonist for The Economist and The Baltimore Sun
Kevin "Kal" Kallaugher is the international award-winning editorial cartoonist for The Economist and The Baltimore Sun. The first resident cartoonist in The Economist’s 145-year history, his diverse portfolio includes more than 8,000 cartoons, 140 covers, and six books. The World Encyclopedia of Cartoons said, “Commanding a masterful style, Kallaugher stands among the premier caricaturists of the (twentieth) century.” In a distinguished—and syndicated—career that spans five decades, his work has appeared in more than 100 publications worldwide.
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.
Former FBI Lead International Kidnapping Negotiator
Trained by the FBI, Scotland Yard, and Harvard, Chris Voss worked more than 150 kidnappings worldwide during his 24-year career with the FBI. He shares heart-pounding stories—detailing what it was like to talk high-profile criminals, including international terrorists, down—and pulls out the lessons audiences can learn about effective communication.
Founder & CEO of Johnny Cupcakes
Johnny Cupcakes has been named America’s “#1 Young Entrepreneur” by BusinessWeek for his zany and wildly successful ideas on creating brand loyalty and delivering a memorable customer experience. His brand “Johnny Cupcakes” has grown a cult-like following and, on stage, Johnny shares business lessons learned that challenge audiences to think about their organization in a new way while making them laugh and keeping them entertained.
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.
Singer/Songwriter of “Five for Fighting”
Singer-songwriter John Ondrasik has spent the past decade writing deeply personal songs that include social messages, invoke the human spirit and make an emotional connection. With the past six albums by Five For Fighting, the hockey moniker stage name under which he performs, Ondrasik has seen multitudes of successes. Five For Fighting's breakthrough came in 2001 with the Grammy-nominated song “Superman,” and John’s performance at The Concert For New York.
Magician and Former NFL Player
Former NFL All-Pro, elite magician, and survivor of immense tragedy, Jon Dorenbos’ extraordinary life and talents have made him one of the most renowned motivational speakers on the circuit today. Jon’s incredible accolades include his 14 seasons in the NFL, during which he made the Pro Bowl twice as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. In 2016, Jon competed on America’s Got Talent, where he showcased his skills as a sleight-of-hand magician, making it to the finals and placing third overall in the competition amongst tens of thousands of competitors. He then put his talent on display as a guest on Ellen, who quickly became one of his biggest fans and advocates.
BRING SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO YOUR STAGE
If you want to learn about more options for executive speakers for your next board meeting or professional speakers for your board meeting, reach out a member of our team today. To find out more information about any of our these unique speakers, or to check availability and fees for an upcoming event or meeting, contact our team!