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In The Spotlight: Spring 2013

In The Spotlight: Spring 2013

Check Out Our 17th Annual Toronto Showcase:

In March, Speakers’ Spotlight presented our 17th Annual Toronto Showcase to over 400 meeting and event organizers. The event, which featured six speakers from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, brought the audience to laughter and tears, and gave them useful information to apply in the workplace and in their personal lives. Read More….

Showcase Toronto 2013


Mark Brand

A restaurateur and retailer, Mark Brand is best known for resurrecting the Save on Meats enterprise in Vancouver’s downtown eastside. Committed to making the store a true social enterprise, Brand shares a message of the importance of sustainable business models that also serve the community. Read More….

Shelia Watt-Cloutier

Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier is in the business of transforming public opinion into public policy. Experienced in working with global decision makers for over a decade, Watt-Cloutier offers a new model for 21st century leadership. She speaks with passion and urgency on the issues of today—the environment, the economy, foreign policy, global health, and sustainability—not as separate concerns, but as a deeply interconnected whole. Read More….

Steve Jones

Having a powerful brand is more vital than ever. Business has never been more competitive, and only strong brands thrive in today’s crowded digital environment. Steve Jones―branding expert, music business insider, and author of Brand Like a Rock Star―speaks directly to the challenges facing today’s businesses and helps audiences create a brand that’s built to last. Read More….

Steven Page

Steven Page is a natural in front of a crowd. Having shot to international fame as the co-founder of The Barenaked Ladies, Page now boasts an impressive solo career, where he continues to showcase his creative genius. A witty, endearing, and searingly honest speaker, Page continues to earn his rightful place in our national conversation. Read More….



What are we reading?

Eat Street: Recipes From The Tastiest, Messiest, And Most Irresistible Food Trucks

James Cunningham’s Eat St. is a lip-smacking celebration of North America’s tastiest, messiest, and most irresistible street food.


Tame the Primitive Brain: 28 Ways in 28 Days to Manage the Most Impulsive Behaviors at Work

In Tame the Primitive Brain, Communication Expert Mark Bowden‘s fresh approach is the fastest and most effective way to understand why someone acts towards you the way they do; why you react to their behavior in the way you do; and most importantly, what exactly to do about it to achieve the right outcomes.


Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization

Dan Pontefract shows you how to abandon your traditional command-and-control management style and adopt a collaborative, open leadership approach-one that engages and empowers your people



Your Sneak Peek!

The Gold Mine Effect: Crack the Secrets of High Performance

We all want to discover our unique talents and make an impact with them. But how? High-performance anthropologist Rasmus Ankersen lived and trained with the planet’s best athletes in an attempt to answer this question and adapt his findings into a revolutionary business context.

Ctrl Alt Delete: Reboot Your Business. Reboot Your Life. Your Future Depends On It.

Mitch Joel, one of the world’s leading experts in new media, warns that the time has come to reboot and to start re-building your business model. His book explains the convergence of five movements that will change business forever, identifies seven triggers that will help individuals take advantage of those movements, and shows readers how to make the necessary reboot.



What's On TV?

Get your sweet tooth ready! Celebrity speaker David Rocco is on the all-star judge’s panel of Food Network Canada’s newest baking battle show, Donut Showdown. Competitors create a fried treat using bizarre and top-secret ingredients. Will you agree with his choice of winner? Watch and find out!