Speakers' Spotlight Gift Guide

Speakers’ Spotlight Holiday Gift Guide!

Do you have some hard to shop for people on your list this year? Not to worry, the Speakers’ Spotlight Holiday Gift Guide is here to help. With gifts ranging from what to give the fiction lover on your list to the rock music connoisseur, we’re sure there’s something for almost everyone here!

Joseph Boyden
Internationally Renowned Novelist
For the literary lover: Joseph’s latest novel, The Orenda

Joseph Boyden is a national and international literary superstar. Shooting to fame with his first novel, the multi-award winning Three Day Road, Joseph has repeated his triumphs in his subsequent novels, Through Black Spruce and The Orenda, which won the Canada Reads competition this past March, and was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award for Fiction.

Measha Brueggergosman
Celebrated Soprano
For the “happy holidays!” human: Measha’s new album entitled, Christmas

Soprano Measha Brueggergosman is one of the most magnificent performers and vibrant personalities in the world. Her new album, Christmas, is a compilation of covers and originals.  “I want to breathe life into songs that people know extremely well,” she said to The Toronto Star. Along with recognizable favourites such as “Little Drummer Boy”,” “The Christmas Song” and Joni Mitchell’s “River”, there are two original works that she co-wrote, “Let Joy Reign” with Royal Wood, and “If You can Dig It”, with Aaron Davis.

James Cunningham
Corporate Comedian | Emcee | Host of Eat St.
For the fast food lover: James’s much-loved cookbook, Eat St., Recipes from the Tastiest, Messiest, and Most Irresistible Food Trucks

In addition to his work as a corporate emcee and entertainer, James Cunningham is the hilarious host and associate producer of the incredible hit TV series Eat St., which airs on Cooking Channel USA, Food Network Canada, and in more than a dozen other countries around the world. Bringing together the best recipes from four seasons of the show, the Eat St. book features over 125 mouth-watering recipes from the top food vendors from all over North America and the U.K.,204,203,200_.jpg

Colonel Chris Hadfield
Astronaut | First Canadian Commander of the International Space Station (2013)
For the star gazer: Chris’s new,  image-ladden book, You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes

The millions of us who followed Chris Hadfield’s tweets from space thought we knew what we were looking at when we first saw his photos of Earth. We definitely caught the beauty but we may have missed the full meaning. Now, with a collection of his favorite, never-before-shared images, Chris helps us see the big picture: why our planet looks the way it does and why we live where we do. Drawing on his in-depth knowledge of geology, geography and meteorology, he takes us on a planetary photo tour – an idealized orbit of Earth – and explains the mysteries these stunning images reveal.

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Cheryl Hickey
Host of Entertainment Tonight Canada
For the beauty junkie: Ours skincare, by Cheryl Hickey

As host of television’s pre-eminent entertainment news program, Entertainment Tonight Canada, Cheryl Hickey greets over half a million loyal viewers each night as she relays in-depth profiles, breaking news coverage, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. The products in her new skincare line, Ours, are designed to look after the delicate skin of parents and children alike.

Dr. Brian Little
Award-Winning Psychology Professor
For the science-maven: Dr. Little’s new book, Me, Myself, and Us: The Science of Personality and the Art of Well-Being

Dr. Brian Little is a personality psychologist and an expert in personality differences, group dynamics, and project management. Elected a “Favourite Professor” by the graduating classes of Harvard for three consecutive years, he absolutely delights audiences with his prowess at the podium. In Me, Myself and Us, Dr. Little explores questions that are rooted in the origins of human consciousness, and provides a resource for answering such questions through a framework  readers can use to explore the personal implications of the new science of personality.

Clint Malarchuk
Former NHL Goaltender | Mental Health Advocate
For the hockey fan and/or the strong-yet-silent type: Clint’s new book, The Crazy Game: How I Survived in the Crease and Beyond

No job in the world of sports is as intimidating, exhilarating, and as stress-ridden as that of an NHL hockey goaltender. Now imagine doing that job while suffering high anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression, and having your career nearly cut short by a skate slicing across your neck. Clint Malarchuk shares his extraordinary and heart-wrenching life story—which includes his long battle with alcoholism and almost ending his life by a gunshot to the head—in his new memoir, in his relentless effort to help end the stigma of mental illness and to help others who may suffer as well.,204,203,200_.jpg

Bob McDonald
Host of CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quark
For the proud Canadian: Bob’s new book, Canadian Spacewalkers: Hadfield, MacLean and Williams Remember the Ultimate High Adventure

Loved by audiences across Canada for making complex scientific issues understandable, meaningful, and fun, Bob McDonald is in high demand. A fixture in broadcasting for more than 30 years, he is currently the host of CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks–the award-winning science program that is heard by 500,000 people each week.  In Canadian Spacewalkers,  Bob shares stories of Canadian spacewalkers who tell tales of training underwater in the world’s largest swimming pool, recount how they learned to use power tools in zero gravity while wearing bulky gloves, and describe the moment when they opened the hatch and stepped outside.


David Rocco
Celebrity Chef | Hit Television Host | Bestselling Author
For the sommelier: Anything from David’s new line of wines

Celebrity chef David Rocco brings his passion for food and healthy cooking to millions of kitchens every day through his worldwide hit television programs David Rocco’s Dolce Vita, David Rocco’s Amalfi Getaway, David Rocco’s Dolce Brazil, and his newest program, David Rocco’s Dolce India. He is also the author of two internationally bestselling cookbooks, and now, he’s proud to introduce his line of made-in-Italy wines to LCBO stores across Canada. The line features a Pinot Grigio, a Chianti and a Prosecco, all affordably priced to enjoy with any meal, and even in cooking (of course).

Barbara Stegemann
Top Game Changer CBC’s Dragons’ Den | CEO and Founder, The 7 Virtues
For the discerning perfume lover: Any of Barbara’s perfumes from her company, The 7 Virtues

Barbara Stegemann’s entrepreneurial vision was formed after her best friend—a soldier—was severely wounded in Afghanistan. Understanding that supporting Afghanistan’s economy was a key to building stability for its people, she created The 7 Virtues Beauty—a company that sources organic oils from countries experiencing turmoil (such as Afghanistan, Haiti and the Middle East) to encourage change and to reverse the effects of war and poverty. This year, Barbara unveiled the lines’ newest scent, Patchouli of Rwanda, which features soothing green hibiscus, red grapefruit, cedar flower and freesia notes compliment the earthy patchouli.


David Usher
Juno Award Winning Musician | Creativity Expert
For the rock fan: Glory Under Dangerous Skies

David Usher is a creative tour de force. As the front man of the internationally acclaimed rock band Moist, and as a solo artist, David has sold more than 1.4 million albums, won countless awards–including five Junos–and performed at sold-out venues around the world.  After a 13 year hiatus David is back with Moist and making music again. Their new album, Glory Under Dangerous Skies, is getting rave reviews, which doesn’t surprise us at all.

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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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