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10 Speakers That Were Trending in February 2020

Every month, Clients call and email us asking for Speaker Ideas for their upcoming events. We listen carefully to learn about their conference theme, audience and event objectives. Using their input we do the research to deliver powerful Speaker ideas that will inspire, educate and help make their event a great success. Based on all that activity, here are the 10 Speakers clients were talking about in February 2020.

Sam Richter | Keynote Speaker, Expert on Sales Intelligence, Best-selling Author

Sam Richter is an internationally recognized expert on digital information and is considered the father of modern-day Sales Intelligence. His award-winning experience includes building innovative programs for start-up companies and some of the world’s most famous brands. Sam is Founder and CEO of SBR Worldwide/Know More. Through his in-person keynote presentations and online programs, Sam has trained leading organizations and entertained tens of thousands of persons around the world. 

Daniel Burrus | Futurist Expert and Speaker on Business Strategy, Technology, Innovations & Their Impact

Daniel Burrus is considered one of the world’s leading futurists on global trends and innovationThe New York Times has referred to him as one of the top three business gurus in the highest demand as a speaker. Burrus has delivered over 2,800 keynote speeches worldwide, and is a strategic advisor to executives from Fortune 500 companies, helping them to develop game-changing strategies based on his proven methodologies for capitalizing on technology innovations and their future impact. 

Dr. George Friedman | Speaker and Author on the Future of Geopolitics

George Friedman is an internationally recognized geopolitical forecaster, international affairs strategist and best-selling author. As Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures, a new online publication dedicated to forecasting the course of global events, Friedman combines his passion for writing and publishing for his readers world wide who follow international affairs. Prior to founding Geopolitical Futures, Friedman guided the intellectual vision of Stratfor, the geopolitical intelligence publishing and consulting firm he founded in 1996.

Vinh Giang | Entrepreneur, Magician, Master Communicator and Speaker

Vinh Giang had only 6 months to graduate when he left his degree program in commerce and law to become an online magic teacher – ultimately building a hugely successful online business, 52kards, which now serves over 800,000 students around the globe. This earned him the award of Top Young Entrepreneur in Australia. He has spent the last 15 years mastering the art of performance-enhanced communication – helping thousands of professionals worldwide to learn these skills.

Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour | First African American Female Combat Pilot and Motivational Speaker

Leveraging her “Breakthrough Mentality” and “Get Gutsy” mindset, Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour propelled herself from beat cop to combat pilot in a record-breaking three years – and became America’s first African American Female Combat Pilot. As featured on CNN, MSNBC, The View, FOX News, Oprah Winfrey and others – FlyGirl’s fresh, edgy style, high, contagious energy and unique, gutsy essence jump off the stage, page and screen and moves people to action. 

Pandit Dasa | Mindful Leadership Expert, Motivational Speaker and Author

Pandit Dasa is a Mindful Leadership expert, author and motivational keynote speaker. His inspirational speeches aim to create a more mindful workplace culture which increases productivity and improves retention. He encourages leadership and co-workers to appreciate and celebrate the success and contributions of others. This attitude fosters trust, enhances teamwork and greatly impacts employee performance. He emphasizes the importance of leading without ego and highlights the importance of cultivating self-awareness and personal growth and development.

Sara Frasca | Award-winning Entrepreneur, Globally-renowned Innovation & Human Creativity Expert and Speaker

Sara Frasca is a world-renowned keynote speaker on innovation, creativity – and transformation. She masterfully blends creativity research with colourful and effervescent storytelling – to help leaders and their organizations build and maintain a culture of innovation. Drawing on many years of corporate and start-up experience, consulting for some of the largest global organizations, and her experience as an award-winning entrepreneur – Sara is an expert on innovation and the power of human creativity, she offers inspirational tools of innovation, while masterfully driving actionable impact from the moment she steps on-stage.

Erik Qualman | Top Technology Speaker, #1 Bestselling Author & Futurist

#1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 50 countries and reached 25 million people this decade. He was voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling. His entertaining, educating, and empowering style is made possible by his revolutionary video-storytelling capability. Qualman is the chairman of Equalman Studios which has produced film and animation projects for the likes of Disney, Cartier, IBM, and many other global brands.

Amy Herman | Authority on Visual Intelligence & Leadership

Amy Herman has for 14 years been our nation’s secret weapon – providing leadership training to top officers in the United States military, law enforcement, medicine, education, and industry. Her innovative, interactive pedagogy has been called “invaluable” by the Department of Defense – and credited with “stimulating the innovative thinking necessary to generate viable future war-fighting concepts” by The Chief of Naval Operations. Herman is a world-renowned speaker who frequently presents at national and international conventions. 

David Meerman Scott | Business Growth Strategist, Entrepreneur, VC Strategic Partner, WSJ Best-selling Author

David Meerman Scott acknowledges that “The shift from merely selling a product or service to building a Fanocracy is a powerful one. It starts by changing the way you think about your customers.”   David’s ideas have captured the attention of respected firms and organizations all over the world – having spoken in over 40 countries and on all seven continents. His groundbreaking strategies don’t just slap new tools onto dusty old strategies – they reinvent the way to engage the marketplace.

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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]