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Local Keynote Speakers in Toronto, Canada

Got a special event, corporate meeting, or annual summit scheduled in Toronto? Whatever the occasion, there’s bound to be a well-matched speaker in the area. Trust us, we represent a bunch of them! At Leading Authorities, we’re proud of our extensive roster of seasoned speakers, and we're happy to help you pick the perfect one for your event. Here’s a pro tip: by booking a local speaker, you can save yourself money (and logistical headaches) on speaker travel accommodations. Check out our Toronto-based keynote speakers below, and don’t forget to click on individual speaker pages for more details.

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Bowden-Mark
Expert in Body Language, Human Behavior & Communication
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  • Local: Under $10,000*
  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Europe: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • Asia: $55,001 - $75,000*
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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 most cutting edge techniques 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!” Expert in human behaviour and body language, keynote speaker Mark Bowden is the creator of TRUTHPLANE®, a communication training company and unique methodology for anyone who has to communicate with impact to an audience. Mark’s highly entertaining keynote speeches and training seminars teach audiences around the world how to use the most influential verbal and nonverbal language to stand out, win trust and gain credibility every time they speak.
Topics & Types
NegotiationHumorRelationship BuildingSalesTechnologyConsumer BehaviorSomething DifferentTED SpeakersAuthors

Tech Strategist & Fmr. VP of Yahoo!

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Salim Ismail is the best-selling author of Exponential Organizations – required reading at the world’s top brands, and the Founder and Chair of ExO Works. The former executive director at Singularity University and a former Yahoo! exec who built and sold his company to Google, he consults on innovation and growth. Believing that “if you aren’t disrupting your business or industry, someone else is,” he shares jaw-dropping insights on how companies can leverage technology and strategy to grow 10 times faster than their peers. He turns cutting edge ideas into thriving startups and applies leading-edge thinking to invigorate industries.
Topics & Types
InnovationChange ManagementFuture TrendsBusiness StrategyTechnologyGrowthDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataRobotics & DronesBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsAuthors

VP of Big Data at IBM and Future Trends Expert

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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Europe: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Asia: $35,001 - $55,000*
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Paul Zikopoulos is changing the way audiences are looking at their businesses in terms of sales, obstacles, and potential for growth - and the key ingredient is data! He’s been named an expert on big data by publications such as Big Data Republic, Technopedia, and Analytics Week. He is also included on multiple "experts to follow" lists around the world - including SAP’s “50 Big Data Twitter Influencers”. Paul has been consulted on this topic by “60 Minutes” and advises various universities as they develop their curriculums to match market needs. Paul has won multiple awards for his speaking in part because he has a unique ability to take the often complex world of analytics, big data, AI, data science, machine learning, etc. and reach audiences of all ages and skills levels with the right message. Paul is a Fortune 35 (IBM) Vice President focused on Analytics, an award winning writer (who has published more than 19 books and over 350 articles on various topics) and sits on the advisory board of Women 2.0 - a for profit company committed to close the gender gaps in founding, investing, and workplace leadership.
Topics & Types
InnovationFuture TrendsTechnologyDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataFintechBusiness Leaders From Major Brands

Entrepreneur & Star Investor On ABC's Shark Tank

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  • Local: $55,001 - $75,000*
  • US East: $75,001 and up*
  • US West: $75,001 and up*
  • Europe: $75,001 and up*
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One of the stars and key investors on ABC's hit show, Shark Tank, Robert Herjavec is one of North America’s most recognizable business leaders. A serial entrepreneur, he has started a number of technology companies that have been successfully acquired. Robert is the founder and CEO of The Herjavec Group—Canada's #1 Security Company and one of the fastest growing technology Companies. In a short 10 years, The Herjavec Group has grown from sales of $400K with three people to over $150 million in revenue and 175 employees. He is a best-selling author of two books, Driven and the newly published Will to Win, which is the current # 1 Canadian book on the Globe & Mail best-seller list.
Topics & Types
InnovationBrandingNegotiationEntrepreneurshipSalesTechnologyGrowthBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOsAuthors
Chitra Anand, Former Head of Communications at Microsoft Canada & Intrepreneurialism Expert

Former Head of Communications at Microsoft Canada & Intrepreneurialism...

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  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US West: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • Europe: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • Asia: $55,001 - $75,000*
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Chitra Anand is at the forefront of an important new movement in the workplace: intrapreneurship. Intrapreneurs are the people within your organization who possess an entrepreneurial spirit — driving innovation, creative thinking, and new ideas. The former head of PR for Microsoft Canada, Anand has been an intrapreneur for her entire career. Her engaging talks reveal how to foster that spirit, and how to stay on the cutting edge of market trends, technology, and consumer behaviour.
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InnovationBrandingChange ManagementEntrepreneurshipMarketingBusiness StrategyTechnologyGrowthDisruptionCorporate CultureAuthorsFemale Speakers
Author, Futurist & Innovation and Trends Expert
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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Europe: $55,001 - $75,000*
  • Asia: $75,001 and up*
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Jim Carroll is recognized as one of the world's leading international futurists, trends, and innovation experts, with a massive global blue-chip client list. He has written over 35 books, including Ready, Set, Done: How to Innovate When Faster is the New Fast, and What I Learned From Frogs in Texas: Saving Your Skin with Forward Thinking Innovation. Jim Carroll provides specific, concrete guidance on the key management and innovation strategies that should be pursued by the client to ensure that their activities are closely aligned with significant future trends.
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InnovationFuture TrendsHealthcareDisruption
Co-Author of Mavericks at Work, Co-Founder Management Lab, and Founding...
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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
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A best-selling author, speaker, and entrepreneur, Polly LaBarre is an inspiring and provocative voice on the big ideas and important questions that will shape the future of organizations, work, and success. As a co-founder and editorial director of the MIX (Management Innovation eXchange), LaBarre puts her passion for making human endeavors more productive, creative, and fulfilling to the test. The MIX is a pioneering open innovation project dedicated to re-inventing management for the 21st century.
Topics & Types
InnovationHuman ResourcesLeadershipFemale Speakers
Neil Pasricha, Leadership and Happiness Expert
Leadership and Happiness Expert
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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
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After graduating from Harvard Business School, Neil Pasricha spent a decade as Director of Leadership at Walmart, the world’s largest company. While there he wrote the 50-million-hit, award-winning blog 1000 Awesome Things and the New York Times bestsellers The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation which have been on international bestseller lists for over 200 weeks and sold over a million copies. Neil’s research and books on happiness, mindset, and human potential have received attention from Harvard Business Review, The New Yorker, The Sunday Times, CNN, and BBC. Onstage his style is an endangered species: an incredibly rare blend of raw, hilarious, and heartwarming. His high-energy, takeaway-laden, application-not-motivation speeches are often voted tops at any conference or event.
Topics & Types
Customer ExperienceHealth, Happiness, & WellnessInspiration & MotivationLeadershipPeak PerformanceGrowthOvercoming AdversityAuthors

Founder & CEO, Count Me In

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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
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Shane Feldman helps audiences activate the leader within and connect more authentically with colleagues and customers to see greater engagement, satisfaction, and retention. As the founder & CEO of Count Me In, which inspires youth to be positive change-agents in their community, Shane is the visionary behind the world's largest millennial-led movement. Over the past decade, Count Me In, has initiated tens of thousands of projects worldwide, contributing a value of over $2.6 billion to the global economy through service. Shane's reputation as a speaker is built on his energetic approach, skilled storytelling, and his capacity to both inspire audiences and offer instantly implementable, tangible strategies on how to activate leadership and cultivate meaningful connections. Able to cut through the noise of this digital age of distraction and disconnection, Shane has been sought-out to work with some of the world's most dynamic companies including Google, Microsoft, and The Walt Disney Company, and has been recognized by The White House, The Prime Minister of Canada and The United Nations for his achievements in community leadership. His work has been featured by Larry King, Dr. Oz, Forbes, People Magazine, and he was the subject of a documentary TV series from A&E that followed his community building work.
Topics & Types
EntrepreneurshipGenerations & DemographicsLeadershipTeamworkCorporate CultureCEOs

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Interested in booking a shark from ABC’s Shark Tank, or a world-renowned expert in body language? No matter the occasion or theme of your event, our team of experts is happy to help throughout the selection process—and up until the big day. At Leading Authorities, we hunt down hard-to-find talent, quote fees, and take care of the nitty-gritty so you can focus on the big picture.

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