January 25, 2018 by Speakers' Spotlight
Spotlight On: New Speakers, 12 Rules for Life, The Importance of Science, and What Great Companies Stand For
The oldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King III has seized the torch lit by his parents. Motivating audiences for over twenty years, his dedication to ridding the world of social, political, and economic injustice has propelled him to the forefront as a celebrated advocate for the poor, the oppressed, and the disillusioned.
Hailed by audiences as life-changing, Allison Massari’s message of resilience – after surviving two devastating accidents – resonates with listeners around the world. Named as one of the “Top 10 Best Speakers” for personal development by Meetings & Conventions, Allison has spoken for clients ranging from Eli Lilly to CVS Health.
Choir! Choir! Choir! has performed with Tegan and Sara, Rufus Wainwright, and has even sung with Debbie Harry at Radio City Music Hall. Acclaimed for the ways in which the group brings music alive, its creative directors – Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman – explain that its true importance may lie in something much more fundamental: that singing together brings people together.
Why should you always pet a cat when you meet one on the street, and what does the lobster have to tell us about success in life? Dr. Jordan Peterson distills the world’s wisdom into 12 practical and profound “rules for life”, shattering many myths of popular understanding when it comes to science, faith, and human nature.
Whether you’re at a job interview or a cocktail party, you need to understand what people are really thinking, regardless of what they’re saying. Bestselling author Mark Bowden illustrates the essential points of body language with examples from everyday life, leavened with humour and insights that you can use to your advantage in virtually any situation.
In a world that thrives on competition and individual achievement, we are measuring and pursuing potential all wrong. Drawing on his work in 50 countries, Shawn Achor illustrates how success and happiness depend almost entirely on how well we connect with, relate to, and learn from each other.
Canada’s Research Chair in health law and policy at the University of Alberta, Dr. Timothy Caulfield is also the bestselling author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash, and his most recent book, The Vaccination Picture. He recently explained in The Globe and Mail why 2018 needs less nonsense and more science.
Named one of the “Top 10 Creative Canadians” by Marketing Magazine, Ron Tite has been an award-winning advertising writer and creative director for companies like Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, and Volvo. Addressing everything from creativity to corporate strategy, he emphasizes that today’s consumers vote not with their wallet, but with the minutes they have to spare. Watch Ron in this excellent highlight reel.