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10 New Speakers That Made a Big Impact in 2018

Each month our team of researchers review about 30-40 new Speakers. They watch videos, call references, talk to previous clients and then, using all that data, rate each Speaker on a scale of 1-100.  In 2018 we reviewed 518 new Speakers and picked the top 10% to join our Agency. Here are 10 New Speakers that really impressed our Clients in 2018.

Jay Acunzo | Author, Critically-Acclaimed Documentary Host/Producer

Jay Acunzo is waging war on conventional thinking. As a digital media strategist at Google, he was responsible for pushing marketing executives and practitioners into the digital age more rapidly, in ways that benefited both companies and careers. He created the award-winning podcast, Unthinkable, and co-founded Boston Content, the northeast’s largest community of content creators and marketers.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Jay-Acunzo

Ryan Avery | Speaks on Personal Achievement, Leadership, and Strategic Communication

Ryan Avery’s keynotes are about improving communication and showing leaders and their teams how to go from A to THE® in their industry. Known for being one of the Millennial generation’s most profound voices on strategic communication and achievement, Ryan’s keynotes present you and your team with the actionable strategies you can use to ‘Go From A Leader to THE Leader®’ in your industry.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Ryan-Avery

Cara Brookins | Inspiring Speaker on Motivating and Building a High Performance Team

Cara Brookins is best known for being the mom who built her own house using YouTube tutorials. She is also a best-selling author who has been entertaining, educating, and inspiring audiences with her keynotes and presentations since 2004.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Cara-Brookins

Joey Coleman | Customer Experience Expert, Award-Winning Speaker, and Author

Joey Coleman is called upon for assistance when organizations like Whirlpool, NASA, Deloitte, the World Bank, and Zappos need to boost their customers’ experience. For over a decade, Joey has helped organizations retain their best customers and turn them into raving fans via his entertaining and actionable keynotes, workshops, and consulting projects. His First 100 Days® methodology helps fuel the successful customer experiences his clients deliver around the world.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Joey-Coleman

Dr. Susan David | Award-Winning Harvard Medical School Psychologist

Dr. Susan David focuses on defining and executing effective strategy, especially in the areas of engagement, high-performance leadership, and culture change. Her new #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Emotional Agility – Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life based on the concept Harvard Business Review heralded as a Management Idea of the Year and winner of the Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award, describes the psychological skills critical to thriving in times of complexity and change. Susan’s TED Talk on the topic went viral with over 1 million views in its first week of release.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Dr.-Susan-David

Linda Galindo | Accountability Expert, Author, and Consultant

Linda Galindo is a fierce advocate for personal accountability. She wants to create a world in which everyone, regardless of circumstances or position, is accountable for their results. Galindo’s mission is to help others to find the courage to see, hear and tell their own truth so they can live fully accountable lives.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Linda-Galindo

Kindra Hall | Author, Speaker, and Communication Expert

Kindra Hall knows the challenges executives, top performers and brands experience as they try to capture attention in a crowded marketplace. Kindra is former Vice President of Sales for a multi-million dollar enterprise, national champion storyteller, 2014 Storytelling World Award recipient, a former board member of the National Storytelling Network, and she earned her Master’s Degree in Organizational Communication and Management conducting original research that examined the role of storytelling in organizational socialization.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Kindra-Hall

Sterling Hawkins | Master of Innovation & Renowned Speaker on the Future of Commerce

Sterling Hawkins has become a master of innovation through massive changes and obstacles he has overcome in his own life. From selling the first company he founded in 2004 to flat broke, from a broken family business to a successful one, and from fear of public speaking to keynoting at conferences around the world, Sterling’s story is a perfect example of how anyone can take any situation and create anything from it.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Sterling-Hawkins

Duncan Wardle | Former Walt Disney Executive & Speaker on Innovation and Creativity

Having worked for The Walt Disney Company for some 25 years, Duncan Wardle now serves as an independent innovation and design thinking consultant, helping companies embed a culture of innovation and creativity across their entire organization. Leveraging a unique Design Thinking process, Duncan’s clients include Coca Cola, Disney, Forbes, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, McKinsey and the NBA.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Duncan-Wardle

Commander/Dr. Mary Kelly | Author, International Speaker, and Leadership Economist

Dr. Mary Kelly with a PhD in economics, is an internationally-known economist and expert specializing in the fields of leadership, productivity, communication, she focuses on strategy and tactics that improve productivity and profit growth. Commander Mary Kelly served 25 years in the US Navy as an intelligence and logistics officer, mostly in Asia. Mary is the best-selling author of 11 books, and her latest, Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success is used in 9 countries.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Dr.-Mary-Kelly

To Learn more about these speakers contact [email protected]

Derek Sweeney is the Director of Speaker Ideas at The Sweeney Agency. www.thesweeneyagency.com. For 15 years Derek has been helping clients find the right Speakers for their events. Derek can be reached at 1-866-727-7555 or [email protected]