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AI in Daily Life | Mike Walsh

By Dori Weisenberger | Jan 16, 2019 | Comments Off on AI in Daily Life | Mike Walsh

Learn more about Mike Walsh and our other speakers on Future Technologies.

TV Host | Nat Geo Explorer | Speaker – Chris Bashinelli

By Dori Weisenberger | Jan 8, 2019 | Comments Off on TV Host | Nat Geo Explorer | Speaker – Chris Bashinelli

Global Citizenship means using our everyday work and lives as a vehicle to grow inwardly and thereby, become the best version of ourselves. Becoming a Global Citizen is not about traveling the world, it is about using the challenges within our individual lives to become stronger and more productive members of the world. When we embody the qualities of a Global Citizen – presence, empathy and inspiration – then we can truly inspire those around us.

With the mindset of the Global Citizen, every challenge in our work and lives – from a disagreement with a coworker, to the loss of someone we love – becomes fuel for us to grow inwardly and reach our potential. Our role is not to “change the world”, but to “change ourselves”. Becoming a Global Citizen begins with realizing we already have everything we need in order to be happy right now.

From the slums of Haiti, to the fields of Uganda, to the Mongolian Steppe, Chris pulls from real life examples to illustrate that the key to productivity, meaning and connection, does not lie in changing our external conditions, but in transforming our current conditions in order to grow.

Learn more about Bash here!

A Peek Into 2019

By Karen Harris | Jan 2, 2019 | Comments Off on A Peek Into 2019

2018 was truly an extraordinary whirlwind for our team, and the incredible speakers we represent. Milestones, Magic, and Lots of Flyer Miles for sure! That said, we’ve got our eyes on the year ahead and we just can’t wait to get started.

First up, we’re excited to announce the upcoming release of Mike Walsh’s new book, The Algorithmic Leader. Mike is an incredible keynote speaker, thought leader and futurist who has masterfully brought together years of research and insights from global leaders, AI pioneers and data scientists to share a set of 10 powerful principles for succeeding in an algorithmic age. He’s a brilliant mind, and we know that the strategies and ideas he shares can help business professionals and organizations the world over. I’ve been lucky enough to read an advance copy – it’s going to be a huge best seller!

Next, we are happy to announce two new keynote topics from the dynamic and engaging Tim Sanders. “Innovating Faster – Why Collaboration Changes Everything” and “Making the Leap to Essential”both are so fitting and timely for audiences in our busy, sometimes chaotic world. The first is based on what he calls ‘disruptive collaboration,’ which is a problem-solving style that leverages sometimes unusual alliances along the fault-lines of a company or its market. In this keynote he shares how “the biggest leaps and turnarounds in business history came from collisions of thought, not safe work in our silos of excellence”. In the second keynote, Tim shares the disruptive innovations in today’s world that can chip away at client bases. The solution? To provide extraordinary levels of added value – becoming essential to work with. We are already booking these new topics, and we are certain they are going to help create lasting impact for our speaking clients.

Lastly, we wanted to share with you the “What If Challenge” that Keynote Speaker and Author Mike Rayburn has designed as a follow up tool for clients. This system of sixteen 3ish minute videos each feature a powerful “What If” question that helps teams align and transform their mindsets for optimized performance, increased innovations, and an eye out of opportunities. What a creative and value-added component to help audiences thrive long after they’ve left the event venue!

We will have much more to share and spotlight about all of our incredible keynote speakers in the year ahead. Providing exceptional service while pairing the perfect speakers to events is a passion that we just keep fuelling. There will be much excitement in 2019 as there has been in the last 12 months. We’re here to serve! Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you!

Slow Down to Accelerate – Dan Thurmon

By Dori Weisenberger | Dec 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Slow Down to Accelerate – Dan Thurmon

Learn more about Dan and how to get “Off Balance On Purpose”

Upcoming NEW Book from Mike Walsh!

By Dori Weisenberger | Dec 4, 2018 | Comments Off on Upcoming NEW Book from Mike Walsh!

AI is set to transform our world, revolutionize the way we live and rewrite the rules of business, but what does that mean for leaders? What should smart leaders and organizations do in 2019 to prepare for the world of 2030? In his new book and keynote presentation, futurist Mike Walsh reveals the 10 principles every leader needs to survive and thrive in the algorithmic age.

Click here for praise about The Algorithmic Leader.

Summary of The Algorithmic Leader

Learn more about Mike Walsh and his speaking topics here!

Committing to Accountability – Sam Silverstein

By Dori Weisenberger | Nov 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Committing to Accountability – Sam Silverstein

Learn more about Sam Silverstein here!

Happy Thanksgiving, America!

By Karen Harris | Nov 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving, America!

Gratefulness is the single most valuable lesson I’ve learned. We all have really tough times (some worse than others) and really good times. Being able to be grateful for both the good and the bad situations was really hard to learn but has helped me to get through our hardest times (the loss of my parents; our son’s brain surgery; my accident this summer; having to let people go due to the recession; having to fire people because they weren’t the right ones). Lots of people have had way tougher stuff to deal with than I and it’s really hard to be grateful when you’re in the middle of all the ugliness…but it’s totally the best way I’ve found to get through tough times.

This Thanksgiving weekend gives everyone a chance to show their gratitude – if life is good for you, perhaps you know someone who is really hurting. I pray that you will extend a helping hand so they have something to be grateful for too.

Below is a list of some of the things that my team is grateful for – have a lovely Thanksgiving full of love, compassion and gratitude.

“I am grateful for sunny days, long walks with my sweetheart and cuddles in front of the fire with my kiddos.” – Rebecca

“I’m grateful for my friends and family, a job that I enjoy going to every day and only first world problems to worry about.” – Melissa

“Health, happiness, family and the great people I get to work with.” – Jess

“I’m grateful for a warm house, great family and a job I enjoy!” – Dori

“I am thankful for my life, health and love of my family and friends.” – Adrienne

Great Customer Service Creates Great Stories – Ty Bennett

By Dori Weisenberger | Nov 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Great Customer Service Creates Great Stories – Ty Bennett

Learn more about Ty Bennett and his newest keynote here!

Do You Need a Speaking Management Company? with Karen Harris

By Dori Weisenberger | Nov 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Do You Need a Speaking Management Company? with Karen Harris

Our CEO, Karen Harris, gave a great interview with The Speaker Lab. It’s perfect listening for anyone thinking about entering into the speaking industry or looking to update their speaking business. Learn more about what we do at cmi and the different areas of the speaking industry.

Listen to the episode here!

Bohemian Rhapsody – Mike Rayburn

By Dori Weisenberger | Nov 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Bohemian Rhapsody – Mike Rayburn

Learn more about Mike Rayburn!


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