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TV Host | Nat Geo Explorer | Speaker – Chris Bashinelli

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

Learn more about Mike Rayburn!

cmi is hiring: Admin/Events Assistant

By Dori Pominville | Nov 5, 2018 | Comments Off on cmi is hiring: Admin/Events Assistant

Our Company

cmi speaker management is a global leader in the meetings industry.  We represent an international roster of carefully selected authors who positively impact millions of people through their keynote speeches, books and thought leadership.

Our founder, Karen Harris, is known worldwide for her high level of integrity in all her business dealings. She has worked tirelessly to advance ethical business practices in our industry by sitting on the Board of Governors of the International Association of Speakers Bureaus for a total of 7 years and is a former Past President.

Celebrating over 15 years in business, cmi is expanding its roster of clients and looking for an exceptional team player. This opportunity is perfect for someone who wants to make a difference, in a high integrity environment with a fun, vibrant family-oriented team.

cmi is located in the desirable deep south (Midnapore), away from the expense of downtown Calgary yet close to shopping and restaurants.  

If you would like to work for an entrepreneur who deeply cares about changing the world – be part of a team that feels like your second family – and rub shoulders with ‘near celebrities’ – we want to see your resume.

Please submit resume through Indeed

Job Description

We are looking for an Assistant whose role will be:

  • Data entry
  • File maintenance on the Cloud
  • Arrange all appointments and travel needs
  • Manage and maintain large database
  • Troubleshoot and administer all software (Salesforce, Dropbox, RingCentral, Cirrus, proprietary, internal server)
  • Light reception, answer phones, office maintenance
  • Willing to take on any and all tasks

Required Experience:

  • Administrative experience (minimum 5-10 years) in a sales and/or high traffic environment
  • Data Entry experience (minimum 5-10 years) especially with a CRM like Salesforce
  • Database experience (minimum 5-10 years) especially with a CRM like Salesforce
  • Customer service experience in an office environment
  • Calendar management is a must

Required Skillset

  • Proven ability to work with accuracy and efficiency in a high energy environment
  • Capable of handling and completing multiple tasks with multiple interruptions
  • Demonstrated time-management skills and meeting tight timelines
  • Excels at prioritizing tasks from multiple executives
  • Thrives at working under minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in the speaking, event planning or meetings industry will be an asset

Essential Technology:

  • Experience with a CRM software such as Salesforce, Yesware, ACT or Goldmine
  • Advanced capability with the Microsoft Office suite of programs, with a high accuracy rating
  • You are experienced with social media, particularly Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube
  • You are experienced with Dropbox and the Cloud
  • You are proficient with internet research
  • You are proficient in a Mac environment
  • You are an advanced user of Google Mail & Calendars
  • Typing speed of at least 60 wpm

Desired Competencies:

  • Nurturing and compassionate with a little bit of silly
  • Speaks truthfully and does the right thing
  • Attentive to detail to the point of being anal especially while under pressure
  • Focused on key priorities and delivers on their promises
  • Solves problems easily and independently
  • Researches solutions independently
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Cooperative and collaborative team player
  • Enthusiastic and passionate with a can-do attitude
  • Works hard, and if necessary, long hours during peak times to get the job done
  • Flexible and adaptable coping well with complexity and change
  • Calm under pressure maintaining a high level of performance
  • Assertive by taking a loving and firm stand when necessary
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