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Top 10 Speakers That Are Trending

Each month we keep careful track of the Speakers and Topics Clients are asking about. Covering a vast range of topics, these speakers have been booked by organizations across North America.   Here are the most requested speakers in March 2021: Curt Steinhorst | Speaker…

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5 Steps to Booking a Great Speaker

Did last year’s speaker knock your socks off? Not sure where to go next? Let our team of experienced professionals help you find your next great speaker.  Here’s a quick guide to help you get started: Find A Theme…

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5 Steps to Booking a Speaker

In March, our world changed and the speaking business was not immune. With grace & skill, our great speakers rose to the occasion, developing fascinating and inspiring content that they could deliver virtually. The good news is that booking a speaker with The Sweeney Agency is as easy as…

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Why are Stock Prices Going Up When the Economy is in Ruins? Here’s some context…

By Geoff Colvin It’s the question on every investor’s mind. Google “Why is the stock market going up?” and you get 2.8 billion answers. Yet many of them (we haven’t checked them all) ignore or minimize a significant factor. The once-a-century strangeness of this downturn has combined…

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5 Speakers that CEOs are Talking About

CEOs need to see the big picture, they need to be able to spot storms in the distance and future successes when they are just ideas on a table. To do that properly they need to know  about the forces shaping their markets, the technologies changing their business and…

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5 Speakers Who Should be Featured on 60 Minutes

A few weeks ago we were thrilled when our Speaker Dr. Robert Ballard was featured on an episode of 60 Minutes, the longest continuously running prime-time show in American television history. Dr. Ballard was fascinating, intriguing, and proved on-screen that he is an amazing storyteller…

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‘Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe’: Fascinating New Book from Dr. George Friedman

A major new book by New York Times bestselling author and geopolitical forecaster George Friedman, with a bold thesis about coming events in Europe. This provocative work examines “flashpoints,” unique geopolitical hot spots where tensions have erupted throughout history, and where conflict is due to emerge again.

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Borderlands: The View From Azerbaijan

I arrive in Azerbaijan as the country celebrates Victory Day, the day successor states of the former Soviet Union celebrate the defeat of Germany in World War II. No one knows how many Soviet citizens died in that war — perhaps 22 million. The number is staggering and represents…

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