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Out and About with Speakers’ Spotlight

As supportive partners in our business community, Speakers’ Spotlight takes great pride in lending our special expertise and “talent” to meeting industry events:

In January, the Canadian Society of Association Executives, Trillium Chapter hosted their third Annual Winter Summit, called Innovation at The Falls, in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Speakers’ Spotlight was fortunate to sponsor the opening session, and helped to select SmartLeese Creative’s “Improv to Innovate” presentation, featuring Lindsay Leese and Lee Smart. As always, Improv to Innovate was invigorating and interactive and set the stage to open audience minds for their next two days of learning, proving effective tools and processes for quality idea generation.

In February, the Meeting Professionals International BC Chapter’s Education Conference featured organizational development expert Dr. John Izzo and entrepreneur and social activist Mark Brand.  The following are just some of the comments they inspired from audience members:

  • “Both John Izzo and Mark Brand were inspirational speakers, great way to wrap up the conference.”
  • “Great presentation by John and Mark. John discussed about CSR and Mark was a great example of it. Definitely would like to see John again at relevant MPI meetings. Well done!”
  • “Loved both speakers thanks so much.”
  • “Mark Brand was great!!! Great ideas and inspiration.”
  • “Motivational and funny!”
  • “Outstanding presentation! Huge impact.”
  • “The best talk given by John Izzo! It was one of the most inspiring and interesting talk I’d ever listened to. This was my favorite session!”
  • “Totally impressed with John. It’s not very often that I buy a book!….I also enjoyed Mark’s presentation and being a Vancouverite made it all the more enjoyable. Job well done by all the MPI members and thank you.”
  • “Wow! Loved this session! Very valuable information from Dr. John Izzo and Mark Brand.”

March began with the Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners’ 2013 annual conference WIRED, which stands for Where Independents Reconnect, Energize and Discover, in Fredericton, New Brunswick. For this audience of owner and operators, Speakers’ Spotlight invited to share a little of our own story. Recently, we set-out to redefine our brand in the marketplace and support it with a new responsive and content-rich website, a refined roster of the best speakers in the business, and a re-energized and equipped staff, all focused on developing deeper relationships and being valued as “Trusted Advisors” to our clients. We called upon Heath Slawner to help us in this pursuit and our story and his expertise with attendees.

Heath Slawner

Heath Slawner talks about becoming a “Trusted Advisor.”

 

Also in March, the Meetings Professionals International’s Toronto Chapter called upon the incomparable emcee James Cunningham to help the best in the “biz” mark their special night at their Annual Awards Gala. Congratulations to the following award winners:

  • Rachel Stark, Ryerson University:  Norm Neill Student of the Year Award
  • Shannan Scott, Meridican Incentive Consultants: New Member of the Year Award
  • Adam Bussell, CMP, Four Seasons Hotel Toronto: 2012 Literary Award
  • Danyelle MacCulloch, Tourism Toronto and Darryl Neilson, Toronto Congress Centre: Outstanding Volunteer(s)of the Year
  • Geoff Mak, CEM, CMP, Direct Energy Centre & Allstream Centre, at Toronto’s Exhibition Place: Supplier Member of the Year
  • Christine Gruber, BA, CMP, Ontario Real Estate Association: Planner Member of the Year
  • Leslie Wright, vice-president, Fletcher Wright Associates Inc.: Winner of the President’s Award, presented for outstanding contribution to the meetings industry and to MPI Toronto Chapter. A member of MPI for 25 years, Wright has served as the MPI Toronto Chapter’s executive director since 1992.

And coming up in April is an ingenious pairing in Calgary. Speakers’ Spotlight has joined forces with MPI, Calgary Chapter, to celebrate National Meetings Industry Day with a speaker showcase. April 18 will see Jim Knight, a top service and culture expert who hails from the Hard Rock Cafe; Dan Pontefract, head of learning and collaboration at Telus and author of Flat Army; Zahra Al-Harazi, Chatelaine’s Top Entrepreneur of the Year; and Ron Tite, creative thinking and innovation expert, all taking to the stage to impart audiences with messages they speak passionately about.

By Kelly MacDonald, Partner and Senior Vice-President

Speakers' Spotlight represents a wide variety of motivational speakers who present energetic talks that will inspire you and your staff to take action, be it in your personal lives, your workplace, or both. Read More

Conference Speakers

The Impact of a Speech Can Last Forever

Speakers' Spotlight represents a talented roster of some of the world's most extraordinary conference speakers. Our conference speakers' experience is as broad as it is deep, and they are all leaders in their fields, which include business, politics, sports, the media, academia, science, technology, culture and entertainment. Our conference speakers are thought-provoking and action-oriented and leave their audiences, whether speaking to a group of 10, 100, 1000 or more, enlightened and inspired.

Speakers' Spotlight's conference speakers frequently go the extra mile to be in touch with meeting planners - or even CEOs and presidents of companies and organizations themselves - in advance of their talks in order to tailor the message and hit on key points specific to the client's needs. Our conference speakers arrive on time, and will have conferred with you in advance to ensure they have everything they need in order to deliver an impactful speech. Our conference speakers frequently use well designed visuals, such as photos, slide shows, or video clips to bring other elements of interest into their talks, and our conference speakers frequently build-in time during their talks to allow for an audience Q&A, ensuring your staff has a chance to ask questions of the particular conference speaker they have just heard.

Some of our conference speakers in high demand include David Chilton, Bruce Croxon, General Rick Hillier, Clara Hughes, Ron James, Amanda Lang, Stephen Lewis, Patricia Lovett-Reid, Mark Kielburger, Kevin O'Leary, Jeff Rubin, and Margaret Trudeau.

Speakers' Spotlight is committed to serving the diverse needs of the corporations, organizations, companies, non-profit and government groups that contact us when seeking conference speakers, and we work hard to find the conference speakers that will best meet and exceed your needs. Whatever you require are when it comes to conference speakers, Speakers' Spotlight will work had to ensure that you get the conference speakers that are right for you.

Keynote Speakers

Speakers' Spotlight: The Key Ingredient To Finding Your Perfect Speakers

Speakers' Spotlight represents a vast roster of some of the world's most extraordinary keynote speakers in fields such as business, politics, sports, the media, academia, science, technology, culture and entertainment. Our keynote speakers run the gauntlet from spoken word poet Sarah Kay, to business guru Simon Sinek; from young athlete Olympic athlete Adam van Koeverden to the wrongly incarcerated former boxer Ruben Carter; from Margaret Trudeau to her son Justin Trudeau. Whatever your needs are for your keynote speakers, Speakers' Spotlight the keynote speakers that will fill them.

Our keynote speakers can adjust their talks to suit your needs, whether you're looking for an address by keynote speakers of 15, 30, or 45 minutes or more, our keynote speakers will confer with you before your engagement to ensure that their talks meet your needs. Our keynote speakers frequently adjust their speeches to include important talking points your organization or company needs emphasized, and will also often adjust content so it is individually tailored to your audience. For instance, if your audience is primarily those in the auto industry, our keynote speakers will draw on anecdotes from that industry in order to ensure their speech is relatable. Our keynote speakers are usually available in the days and weeks prior to your event to discuss your needs and go over any details (such as audio visual requirements) that arise.

Speakers' Spotlight is committed to meeting the different needs of the corporations, organizations, companies, non-profit and government groups that contact us when seeking keynote speakers, and we work hard to find the keynote speakers that will provide the best match for your event. Whatever you require are when it comes to keynote speakers, Speakers' Spotlight will work had to ensure that you get the keynote speakers that are right for you.

Motivational Speakers

Motivating the world

Speakers' Spotlight represents a wide variety of motivational speakers who present energetic talks that will inspire leaders and employees to take action, be it in their personal lives, their workplace, or both. Speakers' Spotlight's motivational speakers address everything from encouraging audiences to adapt healthy lifestyles to unifying groups to achieve professional goals. Our motivational speakers work with an astonishing range of companies in sectors such as science, technology, finance, advertising, and manufacturing, as well as professional organizations, cultural institutions, and non-profit entities and government, throughout North American and around the world.

Motivational speakers that work with Speakers' Spotlight frequently go the extra mile to be in touch with meeting planners - or even CEOs and presidents of companies and organizations themselves - in advance of their talks in order to tailor the message and hit on key points specific to the client's needs. Our motivational speakers arrive on time, work with the client in advance to ensure the proper set up of their audio/visual needs so that everything will go smoothly when they hit the stage, and often include Q&A sessions in their talks so that your staff can ask any questions of our motivational speakers that they may wish.

Using Speakers' Spotlight to book your motivational speakers obviously offers many advantages. You reap the benefits of our experience and expertise, as we can help you select the best motivational speakers for your motivational speakers' engagement.

Our motivational speakers include prominent motivational speakers - and many of them household names -- such as Roberta Bondar, Michael "Pinball" Clemons, Terry Evanshen, Scott Harrison, John Izzo, Simon Jackson, Craig Kielburger, Dr. Samantha Nutt, Simon Sinek, Severn Cullis-Suzuki and Brett Wilson.

Whatever your needs are when it comes to motivational speakers, Speakers' Spotlight has the motivational speakers that will both meet -- and exceed -- your expectations.

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