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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. 

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 

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