16 04, 2018

Celebrity Chef Josie Smith-Malave Becomes National Brand Ambassador for Live Proud Vodka

By | 2018-04-16T16:22:42+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: Speaking Engagements|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Live Proud Spirits are hoping to get significant exposure from their new partnership with celebrity chef Josie Smith-Malave. She has become the company’s National Brand Ambassador.

Live Proud Spirits launched Live Proud Vodka at the end of 2017. They are also a socially-conscious company, donating $1 back from every bottle sold to charities like the ACLU and the OnePulse Foundation.

Smith-Malave will be looking to raise awareness for Live Proud through social and digital media channels. She will also participate in special events for the company.

In a release, Smith-Malave talked about the importance of the partnering with an organization that is committed to charitable causes.

“The money that goes to support these charities is vital, and as a member of the LGBTQ community and the […]

4 04, 2018

Futurist Anders Sorman-Nilsson Speaks at First Virtuoso Symposium

By | 2018-04-04T18:09:08+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Categories: Speaking Engagements|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Futurist Anders Sorman-Nilsson is an exciting speaker to have at any event. He added an extra jolt of life recently when he spoke at Virtuoso’s first Symposium.

591 top travel executives came to the Netherlands for the history-making event. Sorman-Nilsson’s presentation was titled, “analog hearts and digital minds.”

He talked about how customers can take different paths when they make their buying decisions. Sorman-Nilsson has done extensive research on the topic.

Sorman-Nilsson travels over 240 days a year consulting with companies and speaking to groups. He works with Apple, Mercedes Benz and Hilton.

As a speaker, Sorman-Nilsson is active with TEDGlobal and has been a keynote speaker at Australia’s G20 Y20 Summit. He is the author of three books.

Sorman-Nilsson thoughts have been featured in Business […]

4 04, 2018

Former Fast Company Editor Robert Safian Speaks at Lake County Partners Summit

By | 2018-04-04T15:44:22+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Categories: Speaking Engagements|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Innovation will be on the mind of the Lake County Partners when they hold their 2018 Big Event on June 1. Former Fast Company editor Robert Safian will look to provide his own take on what innovative companies are doing today.

The Big Event is being held at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort. In addition to addressing innovation, Safian will share some of his top tips for how to address change.

Sumit Desai from Mesirow Financial Wealth Advisors will provide a financial update as well. Individual tickets to attend are $75 and ten-seat tables are $2,000.

Safian guided the direction of Fast Company from 2007-17. He created staple features like The World’s Most Innovative Companies and The Most Creative People in Business.

In 2014, Fast Company […]

3 04, 2018

Architecture Expert Amale Andraos Lectures at McGill University

By | 2018-04-03T14:25:46+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Speaking Engagements|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Top architecture expert Amale Andraos is north of the border for an appearance tonight. She is holding a book signing and lecture at McGill University in Montreal.

Andraos is participating in the Sheila Baillie Lecture at McGill’s Peter Fu Guo-hua School of Architecture. In addition to sharing her perspective on architecture, she will also be doing a reading of her new book, “We’ll Get There When We Cross That Bridge.”

Following the 6 p.m. talk, Andraos will be signing copies of the book. There will be books available for purchase on-site.

It will be a homecoming of sorts for Andraos, who received her bachelor’s degree from McGill. She currently serves as the Dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Andraos has previously […]

2 04, 2018

Actress Marilu Henner Keynotes Women in Leadership Award Luncheon This Spring

By | 2018-04-02T18:12:45+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Speaking Engagements|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Actress Marilu Henner has been in the Hollywood spotlight for decades. She has handled her career with grace and is one of the most respected names in the industry.

Henner will talk about her career and share other stories as the keynote speaker at the 35th annual Women in Leadership Award luncheon April 18. The event is being hosted by Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Foundation Inc. at the Kravis Center.

In addition to hearing from Henner at the event, the 2018 Cynthia Allen Gracey Women in Leadership Awards. Tickets are $130 for Foundation members and $150 for non-members.

Henner began her acting career on Broadway in the original stage production of Grease. She started her film career in 1977 with Between the […]

2 04, 2018

Gardening Expert Melinda Myers Speaks at Industry Event in Wisconsin

By | 2018-04-02T17:49:53+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Speaking Engagements|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Bluff Country Master Gardners’ Association hosted one of the country’s top industry experts this past month. Melinda Myers was the keynote speaker for their Spring Into Gardening event.

Myers followed several morning breakout sessions with her evening keynote. She was able to share her passion for gardening and some inside tips as well.

In addition to speaking at Western Technical College on March 10, Myers also held a book signing. Spring Into Gardening was co-hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Extension.

Myers has worked in horticulture for over 30 years and has written more than 20 books on gardening. She is also the host of the nationally-syndicated television and radio show, “Melinda’s Garden Moment.”

Myers has found success as the host of the DVD series, Great […]

29 03, 2018

BookExpo Names Daily Show Host Trevor Noah Featured Speaker

By | 2018-03-29T11:55:10+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Categories: Speaking Engagements|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

BookExpo is the largest event nationwide for people from the publishing industry. They will gather in New York City at the end of May and hear from some of the top names in entertainment.

The featured speaker for the event on May 31 is the host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah. He will provide his tremendous comedic voice and sharp political commentary to the proceedings.

Actors and husband-wife duo Megan Mullaly and Nick Offerman serve as co-hosts. All events take place at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan.

Noah has been the host of The Daily Show since 2015. He also stars in various comedy specials for Comedy Central.

Before becoming popular on American television, Noah was a host with South African Broadcasting […]

27 03, 2018

BCT Partners CEO Randal Pinkett Keynotes QC Black Business Expo

By | 2018-03-27T10:34:28+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Categories: Speaking Engagements|

BCT Partners CEO Randal Pinkett knows what it takes to succeed in business. His wisdom was invaluable when he served as the keynote speaker at the Quad Cities Black Business Expo.

The third annual event was held in Davenport, Iowa on February 24. Pinkett discussed the challenges of being a black business owner.

He was also able to talk about the rewards of helping the community and providing jobs for those in need. He says the most important asset he has had in his career is an innovator’s mindset.

As CEO of BCT Partners, Pinkett oversees a multimillion dollar organization that works in management, technology and policy consulting. Some of the clients they have worked with include Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Microsoft.

Pinkett worked […]

26 03, 2018

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry Names Jeopardy Host Alex Trebek Keynote Speaker for Dinner

By | 2018-03-26T16:49:15+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Categories: Speaking Engagements|Tags: , , , , , |

As host of the long-running Jeopardy! game show, Alex Trebek is one of the most successful people in entertainment. He will share stories from his time in the limelight this fall as the keynote speaker at the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry’s annual dinner.

The October event will also feature a 45-minute Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate moderated by Trebek. Democratic Governor Tom Wolf will square off against the winner of May’s Republican primary.

Trebek should have some fun anecdotes when he speaks on October 1 at the 34th annual chamber dinner in Hershey. Registration is currently open and tickets for members are $275 and non-members are $300.

Trebek has been the host of Jeopardy! since it hit syndication in 1984. He is a five-time […]

26 03, 2018

Goosebumps Author R.L. Stine Keynotes Jambalaya Writers Conference

By | 2018-03-26T16:11:10+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Categories: Speaking Engagements|Tags: , , , , , , |

Goosebumps author R.L. Stine is one of the most successful people in recent literary history. He was able to talk about his remarkable career on March 3 as the keynote speaker at the Jambalaya Writers Conference.

Stine held a question and answer session at the Terrebonne Parish Main Library. The event was open to adults and children.

New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson was also one of the primary speakers. Tickets were $35 online and $40 at the door.

The Goosebumps series has sold over 500 million copies, making Stine the bestselling series author of all-time. He has written hundreds of horror novels, beginning with Blind Date in 1986.

Stine was the co-creator and head writer of Eureeka’s Castle that aired on Nickelodeon from […]

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