Bruce Sellery

Speaker


Bruce Sellery

Financial Journalist | Bestselling Author of Moolala

Business journalist and television host Bruce Sellery is on a mission to help people get a handle on their money so they can live the life they want. In his talks, Bruce is an essential guide for those who could use a spoonful of sugar when it comes to the medicine of managing their money.

Bruce is the author of two bestselling books, including Moolala: Why Smart People Do Dumb Things with Their Money (and What You Can Do About It). He is the personal finance expert for the national lifestyle show Cityline, and has appeared on Breakfast Television, Canada AM, CNN, MSNBC and radio programs across North America.

He is a regular contributor on CBC’s The Exchange, and writes advice columns for Chatelaine, Today’s Parent and Moneysense Magazine. Bruce was the host of Million Dollar Neighborhood on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and spent ten years with CTV’s Business News Network, anchoring from both Toronto and New York City.

Bruce is a graduate of the Queen’s University School of Business, where he majored in marketing and international business.


"First Call": Proving the Value of Your Financial Advice So You Become Your Clients' First Call

More than ever before, Financial Advisors must prove the value of the advice they provide.  New FinTech start-ups, regulatory changes, and increased competition have clients questioning whether or not they are getting what they are paying for.

In this keynote, Bruce offers a new and compelling perspective on how to demonstrate your value and articulate it even more clearly.  He helps you prove to clients, beyond any doubt, that you are the one to help them live the life they want, making you the “first call” they make when faced with a big decision.

Audiences will walk away better understanding why smart clients sometimes do dumb things with their money, and what you can do, as their trusted advisor, to help them do even more “smart things”.  Specifically:

  • The Keys to Communication: Move beyond industry jargon to talk about your value on your clients’ terms.  Find out what makes their eyes sparkle and help them open up with you, their spouse and family members so everyone is aligned on the plan, and more comfortable talking about money in general.
  • The Higher-Order Benefit: Financial advice has traditionally been framed in terms of portfolio performance and financial needs.  Uncovering the deeper, emotional higher-order benefit, and then delivering on it in a holistic way, drives trust, loyalty and referrals.
  • The Momentum Builder: Inertia can be a devastating drag on results.  As their advisor, you can help your clients reach new heights by taking accountability for plans across all facets of their life, and using your expert network to follow-through on them.

Moolala: Why Smart People Do Dumb Things with Their Money (And What You Can Do About It)

Moolala is an optimistic and fun keynote that focuses on inspiring people to get a handle on their money so they can live the life they want. The presentation answers two simple and equally important questions: Why do smart people do dumb things with their money? And what can we do about it?

Bruce Sellery will help your audience:

  • Get clarity on some of the mistakes they’re making with their money, as well help them set priorities about what they need to know and work on first.
  • Create a simple plan to correct their mistakes quickly, and without requiring them to make personal finance their new hobby.
  • Be inspired to get off their duff and into action immediately. That includes becoming more confident in asking questions about money and removing the taboos that surround it.

Hosting, Moderating and Town Hall Events

Bruce Sellery has 16 years experiencing professionally hosting and moderating on national television.  Bruce will moderate panel discussions by providing something completely customized and unique in a format in which leaders can connect with their audience in a more relaxed way.

Bruce calls his approach “TV without Cameras”.  It uses the principles and practices of television to guide the development and delivery of the event.

This includes conducting background research and pre-interviews, briefing panelists, and developing topics for discussion.  Then, on the day of the event, the approach relies on the steady hand of an experienced TV anchor to guide the conversation and weave in questions from the audience.

Takeaways – Audience members will:

  • Understand the nuances of the topics being discussed.
  • Engage at a new level, feeling that they have had a chance to participate versus just observe and take notes.
  • Have a better sense of who the panelists are as people.
  • Leave the room feeling inspired and having had some fun.

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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

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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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