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Vinh Giang Joins All Star Keynote Speaker Lineup for November QuickBooks® Connect Conference

By Dori Weisenberger | Sep 25, 2018

For QuickBooks 5th Annual Connect Conference in San Jose, California, they are pulling out all the stops to deliver an incredible lineup of talented keynote speakers to headline their event. This year, Entrepreneur and Master Showman, Vinh Giang brings his magic to the mix.

At the November event Vinh joins fellow speakers Star-Athlete Alex Rodriguez; Actor, Producer, and Director Mindy Kaling; CEO and Business Founder Dylan Lauren; and Venture Capitalist and Author Alex Banayan to inspire, motivate, uplift, and deliver insights to thousands of accountants, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and developers.

Mr. Giang’s topic for this event, The Psychology of Illusion, is powerful in its ability to deliver a magical experience for audiences. Both in message and delivery, Vinh has the ability to guide perspective, spotlight influence, and challenge belief systems. With humor, heart, and captivating showmanship, he transforms these three powerful components and shares how creating and cultivating the RIGHT influence can make the difference between tremendous success or limited mediocrity.

“Vinh is a client favorite because of his ability to magically mesmerize audiences and deliver strategies and insights that can create long-term success,” shared cmi speaker management CEO Karen Harris. “He’s got that WOW factor that draws people in and elevates the energy of any event – and a personality and professionalism that makes him a meeting planner’s dream!”

About Vinh Giang

Vinh built a hugely successful online business (that recently joined with 52kards which serves over 800,000 students globally) earning him the award of Australia‘s Top Young Entrepreneur .  He is also the CEO of Luminary Productions. Vinh is more than an entrepreneur. More than a speaker. More than a magician. More than an entertainer. He delivers an incredible combination of all of these things to produce an experience your audience will stand up and cheer you for. Vinh LOVES to teach, to guide audiences to new ideas, and help them shake up old habits and mindsets that keep them from creating their OWN magic. It is that love of teaching and learning that allows him to continuously stay on the creative edge that is so vital to drawing people in and helping them take the absolute most from both message and performance.

About cmi speaker management

cmi is a global meeting industry leader which represents an international roster of carefully selected speakers who positively impact millions of people through their keynote speeches, books, and thought leadership.


Dori Weisenberger


Accountability Assessment Tool Bridges Gaps for Company Leaders

By Dori Weisenberger | Aug 23, 2018

August 2018: St. Louis, Missouri. Keynote Speaker, Author and Consultant Sam Silverstein breaks the mold for assessment tools in his newest offering for organizational leaders. With precision customization for each client, companies can now better understand the accountability gaps within their organizations that can slow productivity, cost market share, create discord amongst team members, and create attrition.

“This is more than a strengths and weaknesses assessment,” shared Sam. “The bottom line is when accountability takes center stage for a company’s focus, leaders are able to make more informed, data-driven decisions. They can ensure they have the right people in the right seats to do the best possible jobs. Most importantly, they can find those areas of their organization where communication, relationships, and accountability break down and determine smart, effective solutions that create a culture and environment where employees are eager to participate. Where collaboration and creativity thrive. Where leaders and team members both create commitments to vision, missions, and values that allow everyone to accomplish more.”

Leaders from around the globe have worked with Sam and his team to make accountability a primary focus and purpose. The Organizational Accountability Assessment helps them pinpoint potential problems within teams, departmentally, and regionally to best ensure that everyone is on the “same page” to accomplish goals.

“What we’ve found is that clients love Sam’s message that shares how accountability and commitment go hand-in-hand,” said Karen Harris, CEO of cmi speakers. “He is passionate about delivering the tools, strategies, and solutions that can help people from every corner of a company succeed to their highest potential – without letting anyone, or anything fall through the cracks. Clients tell us that it is part of what makes him a leadership favorite when it comes to keynote speakers.”

About Sam Silverstein

Sam Silverstein is one of the World’s Top 30 Organizational Culture Professionals. This best- selling author on leadership and accountability, shows organizations how to innovate their culture, live their core values and inspire accountability throughout the entire operation. As a former executive and business owner in manufacturing and distribution, Sam led a team of 175 employees. During his tenure, the company grew organically by 475% over 12 years, attracting a Fortune 500 company to purchase the enterprise. The author of seven books including No More Excuses, No Matter What, Non-Negotiable, Making Accountable Decisions, and The Success Model, he is the founder of The Accountability Movement™, an organization focused on building powerful communities filled with like-minded people who know and live their values and honor their commitments.

About cmi speaker management

cmi is a global meeting industry leader which represents an international roster of carefully selected speakers who positively impact millions of people through their keynote speeches, books, and thought leadership.


Dori Weisenberger


Business Keynote Speaker Jason Hewlett, Closing Presenter for MDRT

By Dori Weisenberger | Jul 11, 2018

July 2018, Los Angeles, California. Business Keynote Speaker Jason Hewlett delivered his signature keynote “The Promise” to a record crowd of more than 15,300 audience members on June 25th to close this year’s powerhouse MDRT event.

In his keynote, The Promise, Hewlett poses questions to the audience such as, “Are you keeping The Promise to your ‘audience’ – those customers who count on you to deliver mission, vision, and value – every time? Do you embrace the amazing talents of each member of your team, filling your workplace with a culture of encouragement and trust?”

The topic wowed the crowd and earned Hewlett a standing ovation. “This topic is one of Jason’s most in-demand,” shared Karen Harris, CEO of cmi speaker management. “That’s no surprise for us, because in today’s world, a speaker that can both deliver an on-point and timely message AND world-class entertainment is an amazing fit for audiences. In “The Promise”, Jason shares smart business strategies and solutions for gaining and retaining clients and integrates tools and techniques to take Work Teams to entirely new levels. He’s hilarious and engaging. He also delivers a message that is impactful and inspiring.”

The Annual Meeting of The Million Dollar Round Table is considered the pinnacle event for the organization each year. It’s goal, according to sources is, “For attendees to hear inspiring speakers, learn insights from some of the best minds in the world and share their best practices and innovations with peers to help attain new levels of success. The MDRT Annual Meeting is where MDRT members learn to be well-rounded individuals, improving their lives both personally and professionally.”

About Jason Hewlett

Hall of Fame Speaker, CPAE, Award-Winning Entertainer, Master of Ceremonies, Author, Entrepreneur

Jason Hewlett has delivered thousands of corporate presentations, successfully combining message, authenticity, humor, music, and impersonations. Jason’s presentations have been described as, “A SHOW with a message and a keynote that hilariously entertains.” His ability as a seasoned speaker, entertainer, and behind-the-scenes event advisor, Jason has become one of America’s top presenters for the largest corporate events.

About cmi speaker management

cmi is a global meeting industry leader which represents an international roster of carefully selected speakers who positively impact millions of people through their keynote speeches, books, and thought leadership.


Dori Weisenberger


Mike Walsh to Be Opening Keynote Speaker at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference

By Dori Weisenberger | Jun 13, 2018

June 2018:  Houston, TX. Keynote Speaker and Global Consultant Mike Walsh to open the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference June 18th at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas USA.

The Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) is the world’s largest and oldest hospitality technology exposition and conference brand and is produced by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), a global nonprofit hospitality association that is headquartered in Austin, Texas.  

Delivering his game-changing topic:  “Reinventing Leadership for the Age of Machine Intelligence,” Walsh shares powerful strategies for thriving in our world of disruptive technological change. His unique anthropological approach scans the world for emerging technologies and disruptive human behavior shifts to help leaders and business professionals develop transformational plans for growth, momentum, and opportunity.

Audiences will walk away with an insight into the companies, technologies, and global forces currently shaping the age of machine intelligence, as well as a set of tailored next action steps to redesign their organizations, reimagine their roles, and reinvent the way they make decisions.

Walsh adds about his upcoming presentation, “Technology succeeds when it disappears, in the moment it becomes so embedded in the fabric of our daily lives that we are no longer conscious of it. The algorithmic travellers of tomorrow will not be satisfied with having their requests met, they will expect that hospitality brands can predict and anticipate their needs, that their interactions with digital systems will be more human, and that, with data and AI, we can orchestrate experiences that are truly personal and memorable.”

“In our fast-paced, hyper-connected world, giving audiences the tools to discern what works and what doesn’t for their industry is a must,” shared cmi CEO Karen Harris. “Mike Walsh is one of the most insightful, knowledgeable, and skilled thought-leaders in this field, which makes him an in-demand speaker, especially for technology-driven organizations.”

About Mike Walsh

Mike is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing companies for the 21st century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in the current era of disruptive technological change. Mike’s bestselling books include ‘Futuretainment’ and ‘The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas’. Each week he interviews provocative thinkers, innovators and troublemakers on his weekly podcast, ‘Between Worlds’. A true nomad, Mike travels over 300 days a year worldwide, researching trends, collecting innovation case studies and presenting on the future of business.

About cmi

cmi is a global meeting industry leader which represents an international roster of carefully selected speakers who positively impact millions of people through their keynote speeches, books, and thought leadership.


Dori Weisenberger

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NEW Book from Sam Silverstein: The Lost Commandments

By Dori Weisenberger | Jun 12, 2018

From Sam Silverstein’s fast-pasted adventure is set first at a major university where a history professor is challenged with a question by an unseen, unknown student in the back of the lecture hall; “What would happen if we had lost half of the great teachings of our time such as the Torah or Bible?”

See the book here.

Find out more about Sam Silverstein!

Jason Hewlett Interview with Jimmy Rex Show

By Dori Weisenberger | Jun 11, 2018

Great interview with Jason Hewlett on the Jimmy Rex Show. Jason shows vulnerability without ever losing his comedy. See the interview here.

Mike Walsh: Reinventing Leadership Interview with AFP

By Dori Weisenberger | Jun 11, 2018

AFP Conversations with Mike Walsh. Listen to the full interview all about Leadership in the Age of Machine Intelligence.

Become a partner leader – Ty Bennett

By Dori Weisenberger | Jun 7, 2018

When Ty Bennett opened the keynote for Lawn & Landscape’s Top 100 Executive Summit & Awards in Denver, he asked attendees a blunt question: Why in the world would anyone follow you as their leader? Read the full article on Lawn and Landscape’s website here.

Learn more about Ty here.

Leveraging the future of automation to enhance your safety culture

By Dori Weisenberger | Jun 6, 2018

“On the second day of the American Society of Safety Professionals’ (ASSP) Safety 2018 Conference and Exposition held in San Antonio, Texas, self-described futurist Mike Walsh, author of The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas, energized the crowd of attendees by advocating an approach to safety and leadership that embraces automation, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning as valuable tools for safety programs of the 21st century…”

Read the full article on Mike Walsh’s Safety 2018 Presentation here.

Read more about Mike Walsh!

Welcome to the ‘Algorithm Era’ – Mike Walsh

By Dori Weisenberger | May 30, 2018

According to Mike Walsh, the key question to ask is: What kind of leaders are organizations going to need for an age of digital transformation? Walsh, a futurist and author, says there is a “widening gap” between the analog leader of the 20th century and the algorithmic leader of the 21st century.

Walsh kicked off the first day of CUNA CFO Council’s annual conference here Sunday, with the 2018 edition of the confab marking a milestone – this year’s version is the largest in the council’s history, with 550 attendees… Read the rest of the article on here.


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