The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas by Mike Walsh, Expert on Future Trends

Are you ready to be inspired? 

O_640b037399ecff872b23e0bb9d1ba126mikewalshMike Walsh is an author, technology speaker, and expert on future trends. As a global authority on the 21st century business, Walsh prepares business leaders for what’s next. Walsh constantly travels the world for the best ideas, distilling the most relevant insights into a blueprint that allows any audience to understand and influence the future of their industry. 

Walsh’s new book, The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas is filled with Walsh’s own photography from his global travels, where he explains each idea in a single page. Walsh references the latest case studies and research, causing him to ask some of his famous “Mind Grenade” questions, such as:Mike

-What if we could design smarter, healthier people?

-What if companies had no bosses or titles?

-What if there was no such thing as privacy?

-What if medicine was personalized for our unique genetic code? 

Mike Walsh’s new book is a “definitive briefing on the 88 most important scientific breakthroughs, emerging technologies and disruptive business models – all with the potential to shake the foundations of the world we know.” 

 Interested in booking Mike Walsh? Check out his profile on our website or call Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau at 1-800-345-5607.

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World Diabetes Day 2014: Facts & Tips!

November 14 is World Diabetes Day?

In observance of this dWDD-logo-date-EN-2048px-copyay, we decided to provide you all with a couple of facts about diabetes and what you can do to avoid this disease…

Did you know?

In 2013, there were around 347 million people living with diabetes around the world. That number is expected to jump to almost 600 million people by 2035.

Luckily, over 70% of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by adopting healthier lifestyles, equivalent to up to 150 million cases by 2035.

Eating a healthy breakfast decreases the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. A healthy diet containing leafy vegetables, fresh fruit, whole grains, lean meat, fish, and nuts can help reduce a person’s risk of Type 2 diabetes and avoid complications in people with diabetes.

As a tip, eat three servings of fruits and vegetables everyday and always choose water over unhealthy drinks such as soda, juice, and other drinks that contain an immense amount of sugar. By adopting a healthier lifestyle, you can greatly reduce your risk for Type 2 diabetes.

Though people with Type 1 diabetes can survive through insulin pumps and injections, those with Type 2 diabetes can be maintained by following a healthy meal plan and a program of regular physical activity, losing excess weight and taking medications. 

On this World Diabetes Day, take the pledge to lead a healthier lifestyle so that together we can drastically cut down the number of diabetes cases around the world.

For more information on World Diabetes Day, check out one of our Health and Wellness Speakers. For more information on diabetes prevention, check out

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Celebrate Veterans Day With The Top Ten Veteran Speakers of 2014

Happy Veterans Day!

veteransdayIn honor of this day, we here at Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau put together a list of admirable veterans who have dedicated their lives to serving this amazing country.

#1. Rocky Bleier

Rocky Bleier is a real inspiration – he earned a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart, beat the odds by overcoming his combat injuries and returned to the gridiron to become a champion. As both a war veteran and four-time Super Bowl champion, Bleier explores the structural and emotional aspects individuals and organizations need to reach their greatest potential. 

#2. Charlie Plumb

Charlie Plumb is a former Vietnam War captive who motivates and teaches audiences the qualities of survival and overcoming obstacles. One of the most sought-after achievement speakers of his time, Charlie Plumb’s presentations are as he is, sincere, straightforward, humorous, and tailored to motivate each specific audience he encounters. 

#3. Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch

Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch is a renowned, charismatic, passionate and influential speaker with a mission to empower the next generation of leaders. She is an army veteran and community leader who speaks on how ethics, compassion, service and diversity make a positive impact in our lives. 

#4. Mike Abrashoff

Mike Abrashoff is a former Commander of the USS Benfold and author of the best selling book It’s Your Ship Mike Abrashoff challenges and inspires audiences to rethink their beliefs about leadership and organizational culture. His powerful talks are tailored to suit: improve engagement, execution, leadership skills, teamwork, innovation and more.

#5. Michael Strobl

Michael Strobl enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1983. He was commissioned a second lieutenant, and served around the world in various duties as a field artilleryman. His personal memoir “Taking Chance” has appeared in numerous books and was included in the 2007 documentary “Operation Homecoming” and was nominated for an Academy Award and an Emmy Award.

#6. Gerald Coffee

Captain Gerald Coffee, is considered one of the nation’s top speakers, addressing thousands of people a year across a broad spectrum of corporate America and to international groups as well. In his message of going “Beyond Survival,” Jerry draws not only from insights derived from the prison experience, but also from the perspective of his unique experiences since then.

#7. Waldo Walderman

Lt. Col. (ret.) Rob ‘Waldo’ Waldman – The Wingman – is a professional leadership speaker and author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Never Fly Solo. Waldo combines real world business experience and a background as a fighter pilot into an exciting program that empowers attendees to break performance barriers in highly competitive environments.

#8. Vernice “Fly Girl” Armour

Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour knows a little something about focus, commitment, and defying the odds. As a popular inspirational leadership speaker, Armour shares a seven-step process called the “Zero to Breakthrough Success Plan” in her powerful presentations to help organizations adopt a breakthrough mentality. 

#9. Carey “Vixen” Lohrenz

Carey Lohrenz knows what it takes to win in one of the highest pressure, extreme environments imaginable: in the cockpit at Mach 2. She is uniquely qualified in the fundamentals of winning under pressure, reducing errors and overcoming obstacles. Her mastery of these fundamentals can help your team triumph in this high-risk, time crunched world. 

#10. Vincent “Vinny” Boles

Vincent “Vinny” Boles’ expertise is in leading people and building the teams in large organizations to accomplish the toughest tasks (supporting our deployed sons and daughters) under the toughest conditions (combat). He creates a climate that not only encourages your people to give their best but also ensures that your team’s best gets better.


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Who Are The Top Business Keynote Speakers for 2015 Conferences and Conventions

We’re counting down the Top 10 business speakers for corporate and association conferences & conventions in 2015.  These professional speakers are former CEOs, leadership and team professionals, experts to help organizations grow and increase their profit. The key ingredient to their credibility is success. This top 10 list is accumulated from business Speakers who have a stellar reputation with meeting and event planners, as well as most requested and booked. 


And here’s the Top 10 list from Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau.




1) Mark Thompson
Mark’s picture must be in the dictionary for success. He is the CEO and cofounder of Virgin Unite Mentors, Sir Richard Branson’s network for executive coaching and entrepreneurial innovation and is a Founding Patron of Virgin Unite’s Entrepreneurship Centre. He was also Charles Schwab’s former Chief of Staff, Chief Customer Experience Officer, Chief Communications Officer and cofounder of the Schwab Foundation. You can also add that he has served on the Board of Directors of Best Buy, Korn Ferry and Interwoven (now owned by HP).


2) Josh Linkner
Josh is a NY Times Bestselling Author, Founder and former CEO/Chariman of ePrize (largest interactive promotion agency in the world), and CEO and Managing Partner of Detroit Venture Partners. That’s sound like success, right!


3) Laura Schwartz
Laura’s a bestselling author of Eat, Drink & Succeed, a TV commentator, AND former White House Director of Events (under the Clinton Administration). She’s a perfect speaker who can help you with the keys to building better partnerships and relationships inside and outside the office.


4) Bill Rancic
Bill was the first winner on the hit show The Apprentice. He also stars with his wife Giuliana on the E! Network — but even more, he is an amazingly successful entrepreneur. He truly knows how to seize an opportunity.


5) Polly LaBarre
Polly is a bestselling author, speaker, and entrepreneur. She was a member of the original team of Fast Company magazine, where she was senior editor for the better part of a decade. 


Who is the best keynote speaker for your group? Get your answer here. 

6) Sara Blakely
Creator of Spanx and ASSETS. Blakely took $5,000 in savings and began her adventure in the $2 billion male-dominated hosiery industry.


7) Mike Abrashoff
Mike was the former Commander of the USS Benfold and author of It’s Your Ship. Talk about leadership!


8) Marshall Goldsmith
Marshall is the million-selling author or editor of 34 books, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – a WSJ #1 business book and winner of the Harold Longman Award for Business Book of the Year. He provides top-rated leadership training for executives that ensures they achieve and sustain long-term, positive behavioral change.


9) Tom Flick
As a former NFL quarterback, Tom helps people become effective leaders and to look at things from a different perspective in order to find new ideas for approaching challenges and moving things forward.


10) Tim Sanders
Tim focuses on the importance of relationships in running a business and asserts that everyone in an organization is important to its growth and should not be overlooked. 

View additional top business speakers here. Is there one you’re looking for? Let us know:

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Who Are the Top Motivational Speakers for 2015 Conferences and Conventions

It’s time to countdown the Top 10 motivational speakers for conferences and conventions in 2015.  These professional speakers are inspiring newsmakers, professional athletes, and people who know a thing or two about success and overcoming adversity. This list is generated from Motivational Speakers who are trending with meeting and event planners, most requested, as well as the most booked. 


And here’s the Top 10 list from Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau.




1) Stephanie Decker
Stephanie is a hero mom who lost both of her legs saving her children during a tornado. Her story reach far beyond as she inspires audiences to be limitless. Also, she was recently named a finalist in the L’Oreal Women of Worth for the work she does with her Stephanie Decker Foundation. Learn more about that here.


2) Barbara Corcoran
While many know her from the hit TV show Shark Tank, Barbara is a true entrepreneur and real estate mogul who provides the right spark of inspiration to an audience. 


3) Amelia Rose Earhart
Amelia Rose Earhart flew same flight plan that the original Amelia took. This legacy inspired Amelia Rose each day to chase and accomplish her own adventures. In her keynote, she encourages her audience to set goals and not give up on them.


4) Anne Mahlum
Anne M. Mahlum is a social entrepreneur who created the organization called Back on My Feet. It uses the power of running to change the way those experiencing homelessness see themselves so they can make real change in their lives. ​


5) Robyn Benincasa
Motivation! Inspirational! Leadership! Teamwork! … basically, everything.  


Who is the best keynote speaker for your group? Get your answer here. 

6) Archie Manning

He was a leader in the NFL huddle, father to two future Hall of Famers, and continues to score touchdowns with organizations on the platform.


7) David Trumble
David is an award-winning artist, author, illustrator, and a new trending motivational speaker. He inspires audience by getting them to use their creativity and embrace the canvas of possibilities. 


8) Robert Fogarty
Fogarty’s award winning keynote address and portrait shoot explores the subtle and powerful connections that link colleagues, clients, and staff around the world.


9) Bill Rancic
He got on the map via Donald Trump’s first Apprentice. Now he’s the picture for success in the dictionary.


10) Mark Thompson
Mark has worked with some of the top business people (such as Sir Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, and Charles Schwab), so he really understands engagement, passion, and success.

View additional top motivational speakers here. Is there one you’re looking for? Let us know:

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SoundCloud Clip of the Week: Norm Bossio, Leading Management Consultant

In celebration of our SoundCloud page, we here at Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau want to acknowledge our most popular keynote speaker on SoundCloud this week….

Norm Bossio

Norm Bossio is an independent management consultant, trainer, and public speaker who provides technical assistance and training in a wide variety of management areas throughout the private and public sectors. Norm shows you how to take control of your life, get your priorities straight, put your family first, and use the gifts that you have been given to deal with difficult people.

Listen to Norm in action here!

Want more? Check out the full clip here!

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CONTEST: Win a Signed Football from Famed Eagles Player

Eagles Talent - Football pictureWhen’s the last time you got to throw around a signed football? Well, here is your chance! Football is one of America’s most watched sporting events, especially when the Super Bowl comes around. Did you know just in the past year, 111.5 million people tuned in to watch Super Bowl XLVI? That accounts for one third of the United States population! With that being said, Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau is holding a contest where one lucky winner will receive a signed football from famed Philadelphia Eagles player Vince Papale.

The Story behind Vince Papale

In 1976, Vince Papale joined the Philadelphia Eagles at the age of 30, making him the oldest rookie in the history of the NFL, which is a title he still holds today. Papale spent four seasons with the Eagles as a wide receiver until a shoulder injury abruptly ended his career. However, during his time with the team, Papale was voted as the Special Teams Captain by his teammates and the “Man of the Year” in 1978 by the Eagles.

papalePapale’s life before the Eagles is a testament to hard work, drive and inspiration. He was a star athlete in high school by sporting three varsity letters in football, basketball and track. In fact, Papale still holds his high school outdoor pole vault record at Interboro HS in Prospect Park, PA. Papale’s life story was even featured in a Hollywood blockbuster titled “Invincible” where Mark Walhberg portrayed his life during the 2006 film.

While Papale may be known as a famed Eagles player, movie inspiration and an author, he continues today as a motivational speaker to help others follow their dreams. Papale has the power to move audiences and give them the courage and drive they need to make their goals come true. He’s the perfect speaker when it comes to leadership, overcoming adversity, team building and inspiration.

Your Chance To Win!

VinceFrontPage-300x184In order to enter the contest for your chance of winning a signed football from famed Philadelphia Eagles played Vince Papale, please visit our Facebook page, fill out your contact information and share the post. Time is limited as the contest ends November 17, 2014.

Official Contest Rules

One valid entry per contestant.

You must be 18 years of age or older & a legal resident of the U.S. at time of entry to be eligible for this contest. This contest is void where prohibited by law. Valid email address required for entry.

Dates of entry: November 3, 2014 – November 17, 2014 at 11:59 EST. 

Winners will be notified by email. If a winner is unreachable after seven (7) days, or if that winner is unavailable for prize fulfillment, an alternate winner will be selected. If Eagles Talent cannot find an eligible winner for the prize, that prize will not be awarded. 

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. 

Only one registered account per voter. If multiple accounts are detected for a single voter, they will be disabled and votes disqualified.

Employees of Eagles Talent, its respective parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising sponsors and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of each are not eligible. 

Contest entrants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of the contest commissioners, which are final on all matters pertaining to the contest. 

Entrants further grant to Eagles Talent the right to use and publish their proper name and state online and in print, or any other media, in connection with the contest.

Eagles Talent reserves the right to use any and all information related to the Contest, including information on contestants obtained through the contest, for marketing purposes or any other purpose, unless prohibited by law. 

Copying or unauthorized use of any copyrighted materials, trademarks or any other intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited. 

Each winner, by acceptance of the prize, agrees to release all Sponsors, and their parent and subsidiary companies, their officers, directors, employees, agents, shareholders, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, and advertising agencies from all liability, claims, or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, or use of the prize.

Each winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes and will be required to complete an IRS form W-9. Sponsor reserves the right to withhold prizes until completed form W-9 is received.

This contest is not intended for gambling. If it is determined that a contestant is using the contest for gambling purposes they will be disqualified and reported to authorities.

Eagles Talent reserves the right to change the rules at any time.

This contest is officially sponsored by Eagles Talent.

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Celebrity Chef Missy LaPine BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe For National Pizza Month

October is officially National Pizza Month. In honor of this incredible month and this incredible dish, we decided to share a couple of recipes from our Celebrity Chefs, such as… 

Chef Missy Lapine

The Sneaky Chef is the brai2878 (1)nchild of Missy Chase Lapine, whose New York Times bestseller, The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals inspired a whole new brand in the healthy eating/lifestyles category. 

BBQ Chicken Pizza on Whole Grain White Rice Crust by The Sneaky Chef Missy Chase Lapine


3 tablespoons of water

1 large egg

Pizza toppings

1/2 cup low-sodium barbecue sauce

1 box UNCLE BEN’S® Whole Grain White Long Grain

2 cups Cubed roasted or rotisserie chicken, ideally white meat

15 ounces Can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans)

1/2 cup Part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups Part-skim mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup All-purpose flour (or gluten-free brown rice flour or chickpea flour)


l_R164502Prepare the UNCLE BEN’S® Whole Grain White Rice Long Grain as instructed on the box.
Preheat oven to 425 F degrees and spray a shallow 9-inch by 9-inch baking pan with oil.
For simple homemade Sneaky Chef Chickpea Puree rinse chickpeas add 3 to 4 tablespoons water and puree in food processor until smooth. (Makes about 1 cup of puree. Leftovers can be kept in refrigerator for up to three days or frozen for up to three months.)
In a mixing bowl combine rice, 1/4 cup Chickpea Puree, egg, 1/2-cup cheese, salt, and flour. Mix well and press into the prepared baking pan spreading evenly.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until crust is lightly browned. Remove from oven.
In a mixing bowl combine 1/2 cup Chickpea Puree (or store-bought hummus) with the barbecue sauce. Toss 2 tablespoons of the sauce mixture with the chicken. Set aside.
Spread remaining barbecue sauce mixture over prepared pizza crust and then sprinkle the 1 1/2 cups of cheese and chicken mixture evenly over the crust.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until cheese is bubbly and lightly browned. Allow cooling a few minutes, then cutting into squares and serving.

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SoundCloud Clip of the Week: Mark Thompson, Executive Coach

In celebration of our SoundCloud page, we here at Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau want to acknowledge our most listened to keynote speaker on SoundCloud this week….

Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson is a senior executive leadership coach, a successful business leader, New York Times bestselling author, venture capitalist and Tony-nominated Broadway producer – and brings real-time solutions to today’s leadership challenges. 

Listen to Mark in action here!

Want more? Well check out the full video here!

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Characteristics of a Great Speaker

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