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IASB & cmi: A Perfect Partnership

We’re so excited about the IASB (International Association of Speakers Bureaus) 2019 Convention coming up on April 4th in Vancouver. “This premiere event of the year is the largest gathering of speaker bureau, agency and speaker management professionals in the world.  The annual convention provides members with unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage and build relationships.”…

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Signing Off on a Signature Move in the Wake of Leaving Neverland

In the wake of the new Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland and the subsequent interview with Oprah Winfrey, keynote speaker Jason Hewlett is retiring his Michael Jackson impressions and even taking the extraordinary steps to remove footage from his wide volume of videos. That’s a bold move, at considerable time and expense for Jason –…

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Automation and Artificial Intelligence – Getting Past the Fear

I tuned into late night TV recently and caught an episode of John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight and found myself laughing – but also listening when the topic turned to automation. He was right on target – albeit hysterically irreverent. In the episode Oliver shares how recent articles and news stories have started to create…

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Why we love what we do at cmi!

Happy Valentines Day! All the ladies at cmi want to spread the love and let everyone know why we love what we do. We try to make sure that our speakers and clients feel the love everyday! Learn more about cmi and what we can do to bring the perfect speaker to your event!  

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AI, Algorithms, and the Changes That Are Here to Stay

Image credit: Center for Generational Kinetics If you’re finding article after article and news story after news story referencing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and algorithms – you’re not alone! Sources tell us that AI is changing the landscape of how people do business, how markets shift, how we travel, purchase, sell, and how organizations map out…

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The Magic and Mastery of Bohemian Rhapsody

With the release this week of the 91st Academy Award Oscar nominations, it was no surprise to see the Freddie Mercury bio-pic Bohemian Rhapsody score in five coveted categories.  With music as complex and iconic as Mercury himself, the movie provides pivotal insights into the creative genius that went into what would end up being…

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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…

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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…

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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!

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