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Speakers with 'Unreal' True Stories

Speakers with True Stories

There’s nothing quite like hearing an unbelievable story from the person who lived it. Whether it’s a war hero sharing stories from the battlefield, or a more unlikely protagonist talking about their time in the spotlight, true stories can be shocking, enlightening, and incredibly moving. 

  1. Robert O'Neill
  2. Annie Duke
  3. Hector Monsegur and Chris Tarbell
  4. John Grotzinger

Keep reading to learn more about each of these keynote speakers with unreal true stories and browse through their individual speaker profile pages for even more information about their expertise and speaking topics and to see their speaker videos. 

Here are four speaker suggestions with these types of backgrounds:

Robert O’Neill

Former SEAL Team Six Leader and author of the best-selling book The Operator: Firing the Shots That Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior

For a talk that will make your audience want to push harder, face down big challenges, and live the motto “Never Quit,” bring in Rob O’Neill. Rob shares stories from his missions around the world, and shares with audiences how he found the internal motivation to achieve greatness. Regarded as one of the most impactful speakers on the lecture circuit today, he constantly receives top reviews. Learn more about Robert O'Neill here

Annie Duke

Former Professional Poker Player and Decision-Making Strategist

For two decades, Annie Duke was one of the top poker players in the world—and usually the only woman at the table. Duke talks to audiences about her surprising rise to the top and the lessons on risk, fear, and smart decision making she’s learned along the way. Her new book, Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts, was published in February. Learn more about Annie Duke here

Hector Monsegur and Chris Tarbell

Cyber Security Experts

What happens when you combine the experience of a former FBI cybercrimes leader with the perspective of one of the world’s most-wanted hackers? You get a heart-pounding talk on the day their worlds collided and the current cyber threat landscape. With experience on both sides of the cyber security equation—Tarbell as a former law enforcement official and Monsegur a former black hat hacker who led the Anonymous/LulzSec collective—they deliver one of the most jaw-dropping and informative presentations on the lecture circuit today. Learn more about Hector Monsegur and Chris Tarbell here

John Grotzinger

Former NASA Chief Scientist, Head of Strategic Planning for the Mars Rover Mission

Grotzinger oversaw a team of more than 450 scientists working together to launch the Curiosity rover, which remains the most complex spacecraft to ever land and operate on the surface of another planet. His talk is filled with lessons about teamwork, ambition, and leadership, and is accompanied by images, video, and stories straight out of a Hollywood movie. Learn more about John Grotzinger here

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