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10 Speakers That Were Trending in January 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  January 2020.

Seth Mattison | Expert on The New World of Work and Leadership in The Digital Age

Seth Mattison is an internationally renowned expert and author on workforce trends, generational dynamics, and business strategy. As Founder and Chief Movement Officer of Luminate Labs, Seth advises many of the world’s leading brand and organizations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change and innovation, leadership, and the future of work. His ideas have been featured in such publications as The Wall St. Journal, Forbes, The Huffington Post, and The Globe and Mail and was recently named to the Editors’ Picks for Favorite Speakers of the year by MeetingsNet.

Amy Herman Speaker

Amy Herman | Authority on Visual Intelligence & Leadership

For 14 years, Herman has 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. Amy E. Herman is the founder and president of The Art of Perception, Inc., a New York-based organization that conducts professional development courses to leaders around the world.

Josh Linkner | Speaker on Creativity, Innovation, and Leadership

Josh Linkner – who started his career as a jazz guitarist – personifies innovationentrepreneurship, and breakthrough disruption. He has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million, and helps leaders  successfully address critical challenges. Josh is a New York Times best-selling author, and an internationally recognized expert on innovation and applied creativity. Josh is also the Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners, investing in and/or mentoring over 100 startups.

Ross Shafer | Emmy Award-Winning Network Talk Show Host, Best-selling Author, and Hilarious Change Expert

Ross Shafer has the most peculiar background of any speaker on CHANGE. He has authored nine business books – yet also won international stand-up comedy competitions. He’s earned six TV Emmy’s as a network talk and game show host – yet credits his success to re-selling bicycles at age 13. He flipped cars at 15 – and flipped homes at 18. After college at 21, he started buying and selling companies. The common denominator – a burning pursuit of excellence that has driven Ross to the top of every field he’s entered.

Nicholas Boothman | Teamwork and Communications Author

Nicholas Boothman spent more than 35 years studying the way people connect, communicate face-to-face and collaborate through teamwork. A former fashion and advertising photographer who dealt with hundreds of new faces a week for clients like AT&T, Revlon and Coca-Cola, he now shows businesses around the world how to naturally connect and build trust – from first impressions to profitable relationships, and all the communicating in-between. The New York Times calls him “Dale Carnegie for a rushed era.” The Economist magazine’s Matthew Bishop calls him “truly inspirational” and Good Morning America says, “his book is my bible.”

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.

Pamela Barnum Speaker

Pamela Barnum | Former Undercover Police Officer & Federal Prosecutor, Trust Strategist & Body Language Expert

Pamela Barnum is a former undercover police officer and federal prosecutor who helps organizations increase trust, strengthen motivational strategies – and improve negotiation outcomes using insider nonverbal communication skills. As a body language expert and trust strategist, Pamela delivers techniques once thought of as a “secret second language” that participants can begin using immediately.

Vince Poscente | Olympic Skier and Motivational Keynote Speaker

Vince Poscente, one of the most in-demand speakers today, is an expert on resiliency – the ability to overcome challenges and motivate to bounce back even stronger than ever before. His client list includes top organizations with one thing in common: they understand that success is not just about reaching your goals and getting what you want. There also has to be an intent to handle set-backs and overcome obstacles and end up smarter, stronger and more focused than ever before, Vince knows first-hand the power that attitude, determination and innovation play in your future success — especially when life doesn’t go as planned.

Dr. Nicole Lipkin | Organizational Psychologist, Speaker and Author on Leadership

Dr. Nicole Lipkin is an organizational psychologist, speaker and the author of What Keeps Leaders Up At Night: Recognizing and Resolving Your Most Troubling Management Issues and Y in the Workplace: Managing the ‘Me First’ Generation. Nicole’s aim is to help organizations, leaders and their teams develop behaviors and practices that increase personal and organizational resilience and sustainability by integrating the science of human behavior with practical approaches to business and leadership challenges.

Chip Eichelberger Speaker

Chip Eichelberger | Speaker on peak performance, motivation and sales strategist

Chip Eichelberger believes audiences are craving engagement, not another speech. For 5½ years as world-renowned business leader Tony Robbins’s international point man, he spoke over 1,300 times throughout the US, UK, and Australia. This immersive experience sharpened his skills and created a unique style. It is high-energy, humorous, and persuasive and gets results. Chip promises to be THE energy source at your event.

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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]