SoundCloud Clip of the Week – Native American Day Edition

blue top_5[1]September 26 is Native American Day. On this day, we like to celebrate the history of Native Americans in this nation and the great contributions they have made to society. On this day, we would like to acknowledge….

Cheewa James

Cheewa is a sought-after keynote speaker and corporate trainer, having worked with associations and corporations across the United States and Canada. She is especially known for her presentations on leadership, dealing with change and finding a balanced life style. 

Here are five of Cheewa’s most inspiring keynote moments!

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Top 5 Business Women Speakers in Honor of American Business Women’s Day

blue top_5[1]Every September 22nd is American Business Women’s Day. This day is solely dedicated to recognizing women who are trailblazers in the field of business, decision-making and networking skills. In honor of this amazing day, we took the opportunity to put together a Top 5 List of some of the most powerful and sought after Women in Business Speakers. These seasoned speakers definitely have what it takes to exhilarate your audiences…

#1. Barbara Corcoran

Barbara Corcoran is the Founder of Corcoran Group and the Chairman of Barbara Corcoran, Inc. Her inspirational “rags to riches” story reveals how she built the most successful real estate brand in New York City. As a speaker and a Shark Tank investor, Barbara imparts her front-lines experience and infectious energy to each person with whom she shares her knowledge. 

 

#2. Laura Schwartz

Laura Schwartz climbed her way up the ranks of President Clinton’s Administration as the Midwest Press Secretary, Director of Television and, ultimately, Director of Events, where she produced the President’s events on the world stage. In Laura’s book, Eat, Drink and Succeed, Laura shares her secrets to success, revealing essential networking tools that will increase sales, productivity and leadership, and propel you to the next level in business and beyond.

 

#3. Connie Podesta

Connie Podesta is known for her amazing ability to “close the gap” and take people from where they are now to where they need to be to achieve the results they want and deserve. As an expert in the psychology of human relations, Connie empowers audiences with the desire and strategies to increase sales, attract more customers, and develop long-lasting relationships.

 

#4. Loretta LaRoche

Loretta LaRoche is an acclaimed speaker, author and international stress management and humor consultant who has evoked wit and irreverent humor on her audience for over 30 years. She improves the health of your organization by alleviating stress through humor, leaving audiences happy and optimistic. 

 

#5. Amilya Antonetti

Over the past 20+ years Amilya Antonetti has started, grown, and turned-around over a dozen multi-million dollar companies and brands by developing the right strategy, business models and teams. Amilya draws heavily on her own incredible life experience to teach others how to break the boundaries holding them back in business and in life.

 

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SoundCloud Clip of the Week: Hispanic Heritage Month Edition

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we have compiled a list blue top_5[1]of our top five most popular SoundCloud speakers of Hispanic and Latino descent. These vibrant speakers have what it takes to energize your audiences while inspiring them maximize their full potentials.

#1. Victor Antonio

Author, sales trainer and motivational speaker Victor Antonio is proof that the American dream of success is alive and well. His leadership keynote focuses around understanding the different strategies we can use to influence or persuade others to execute 1) their personal goals, and 2) your company’s short and long-term goals.

#2. Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch

Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch is a renowned, charismatic, passionate and influential speaker with a mission to empower the next generation of leaders. By sharing her own story of financial poverty and rich culture, she inspires the youth of America to lead their best lives. 

#3. Samuel Betances

As a biracial, bicultural, and bilingual citizen of the world, Dr. Samuel Betances has worked in all fifty states, all six U.S. territories and in various countries including Japan, Korea, Germany and Mexico. He inspires willing learners to aim high, reject rejection and embrace themselves and each other as powerful team members working toward a more prosperous future. 

#4. Deborah Rosado-Shaw

Deborah Rosado-Shaw is a serial entrepreneur and is the CEO of the Rosado Shaw Group. LLC, a career success training and development company helping leaders discover insights that generate unprecedented results. Her programs and coaching “leave audiences lit-up, engaged and contributing at their highest levels”. 

#5. Joachim de Posada

Dr. Joachim de Posada is a highly qualified international motivational speaker and author based in San Juan, Puerto Rico who is fluent in English and Spanish. He specializes in sales, management, leadership and team building and has worked for companies and associations in more than forty countries and the United States.

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Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with a Recipe Chef Sara Moulton

853Did you know that September 18 is National Cheeseburger Day? In honor of this day, here is a delicious “DET” Burger recipe from Celebrity Chef Sara Moulton.

As host of Sara’s Secrets, which ran weeknights and weekends on the Food Network, Sara Moulton is one of the hardest-working women in the food biz.

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 medium onion, sliced (about 1 cup)

Eight 1 1/2-inch crimini mushrooms (about 4 ounces), sliced

Kosher salt and freshly milled black pepper

One 4-ounce can sliced, peeled green chiles, drained

1/3 cup pitted, brine-cured olives such as kalamata, sliced

1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck or round

6 ounces Cheddar cheese, cut into 4 slices

1/3 cup beer

4 hamburger buns, split and toasted

Directions:

SWME-108-Burgers-DET-BurgerHeat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over high heat until hot. Reduce the heat to medium; add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Increase the heat to medium-high; add the mushrooms and cook, stirring, until the mushrooms have browned and the liquid they release has evaporated, 4 to 5 minutes. Season the mushroom mixture with salt and pepper to taste and transfer it to a bowl; add the chiles and olives and set aside. Wipe out the skillet.

Gently shape the beef into four 4-inch burgers; season with salt and pepper. Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in the skillet over high heat until hot. Reduce the heat to medium-high, add the burgers, and cook 3 minutes. Turn the burgers and cook 2 minutes. Top each with a quarter of the chile mixture and a slice of cheese. Add the beer to the skillet; cover and steam until the cheese has melted, about 3 minutes.

Transfer the burgers to the toasted buns and serve.

Interested in booking Chef Sara Moulton, check out her profile on our website or call Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau at 1-800-345-5607.

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Celebrate National Guacamole Day with Recipe From Chef Missy Chase Lapine

Did you know that September 16 is officially National Guacamole Day? In celebration of this day, we decided to share this delicious guacamole recipe from Celebrity Chef and author Chef Missy Chase Lapine

2878 (1)The Sneaky Chef is the brainchild 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. 

Sneaky Chef Guacamole with Jicama “Fries” as Dippers

Ingredients

1 ripe avocado

1/2 lime, freshly squeezed

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup Sneaky Chef Green Purée (spinach, broccoli and peas)

Optional extra boost: chopped red onion, chopped tomatoes chopped cilantro (or fresh basil), and/or chopped jalapenos, to taste

GuacDirections:

Halve the avocado lengthwise, remove the pit and scoop out the flesh. In a small bowl, combine the avocado with the lime juice, salt, Green Purée and optional extras, if desired. Mash with the back of a fork to desired consistency.

Makes about 4 small servings. Goes well with Jicama “Fries” (below) and/or homemade crunchy corn tortillas or Crunchy Corn Chips.

Jicama “Fries”

Jicama (pronounced HEE-ka-ma) is a root vegetable with a high water, high fibre, low carb count, with a crunchy texture and sweet taste, somewhere between an apple and a water chestnut. It makes crunchy raw sticks that look like uncooked French fries, making them that much more fun for kids and adults alike.

Ingredients

1 small to medium-sized jicama

Directions:

The easiest way to peel jicama is using a carrot peeler. Rinse the jicama, then slice off each end first. Peel as you would a potato. Once peeled, cut into French fry shaped sticks.

Interested in booking Chef Missy Chase Lapine, check out her profile on our website or call Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau at 1-800-345-5607.

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with our Top 5 List of Hispanic Speakers

banner_hispanic_heritageSeptember 15 officially marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month.

This month long celebration aims to honor the contributions that Hispanic and Latino Americans have made to our society. This contributions range from arts, politics, cultural influence and more.

In honor of this month, Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau assembled a Top 5 list of our most in demand Hispanic and Latino Speakers. Check them out here!

#1. Consuelo Castillo Kickbush

Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch is a renowned, charismatic, passionate and influential speaker with a mission to empower the next generation of leaders. By sharing her own story of financial poverty and rich culture, she inspires the youth of America to lead their best lives. 

 

#2. Samuel Betances

As a biracial, bicultural, and bilingual citizen of the world, Dr. Samuel Betances has worked in all fifty states, all six U.S. territories and in various countries including Japan, Korea, Germany and Mexico. He inspires willing learners to aim high, reject rejection and embrace themselves and each other as powerful team members working toward a more prosperous future. 

 

#3. Joachim de Posada

Dr. Joachim de Posada is a highly qualified international motivational speaker and author based in San Juan, Puerto Rico who is fluent in English and Spanish. He specializes in sales, management, leadership and team building and has worked for companies and associations in more than forty countries and the United States.

 

#4. Ana Navarro

Ana Navarro served as the National Co-Chair of Senator John McCain’s Hispanic Advisory Council and was a national surrogate for Senator McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. She speaks on trending topics from a perspective of a media personality, helping to give your audience unique insight. 

 

#5. Carlos Conejo

Carlos Conejo is a highly sought after management consultant, speaker and author on Workforce and organizational development in the rapidly growing U.S. multicultural workplace and marketplace. He conducts major work internationally in the areas of organizational development teambuilding, lean manufacturing, and marketing to emerging markets in either English or Spanish. 

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SoundCloud Clip of the Week: Joe Malarkey, The Worst Motivational Speaker in America!

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….

Joe Malarkey

Joe Malarkey is unlike any other speaker you’ve seen. Joe looks like every other professional speaker – for about five seconds! Then he proceeds to take every trust formula, good idea and motivational classic and turn them inside out. It is absolutely fresh, totally unique and audiences love it.

Listen to Joe in action below!

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Fighting Procrastination by Jones Loflin-The Speaker With TWO Last Names

Saturday September 6 is National Fight Procrastination Day (I’ll stop here for a moment so the jokes can begin). Procrastination, simply put, is putting something of greater importance off and instead working on something of lesser importance. The lesser important activity usually requires less energy (mental or physical), and is more enjoyable than the more important task.

Jones-Loflin-Formal-Photo-2Unfortunately, procrastination has much deeper consequences than a few bad jokes. I find that when I am physically procrastinating about something it still occupies my mental real estate, and keeps nagging me until I take care of it. A recent article in Time even states that, “Chronic procrastination is linked to poorer health, work, and relationship outcomes.”

Whether your level of procrastination is high or low, there’s no question that any steps we could take to reduce its presence in our work and life would be beneficial. Here are three key strategies to fight procrastination on September 6th and beyond:

Identify when you are procrastinating

Mind Tools has a quick self-test to determine if you are a procrastinator. Any of the following activities might also need to be acknowledged for what they are…procrastinating:

•  Beginning work on a high priority task, and then checking email for no constructive reason
•  Only listing items on your task list that are easy and obvious
•  Waiting for just the “right moment” to work on a task
•  Spending too much time on tasks of low importance
•  Allowing almost any interruption to take you away from a high priority task
•  And the biggest tell-tale sign to me that I am procrastinating: While I am engaged on these low priority tasks, my mind keeps saying, “Why aren’t you _________?” (Insert higher priority task in the blank)
•  Determine why you are procrastinating

I used to think that fear was the only reason that I chose to procrastinate. Fear that the task would not be done perfectly. Fear that it would fail and I would face the scorn of those around me. Fear that it would require me to have an unpleasant conversation. I have since learned that there are numerous other reasons we procrastinate, including:

•    Seeing the task as overwhelming
•    Overconfidence (I believe that I can do it quickly, so why do it now?)
•    Being uncomfortable (i.e. having to think too much or get more organized)
•    Feeling like a situation is hopeless
•    Current physical or mental condition (I am too tired, hungry, angry, or sleepy)

Choose behaviors that subdue the urge to procrastinate

Depending on why you are procrastinating, there are specific strategies you can enact to overcome your urge to procrastinate. Here are a few universally-applicable ideas:

•    Work on the task for 10 minutes. It’s such a small portion of time that your brain won’t try to derail you. After the 10 minutes are up, review your progress and strive to give it another 10 minutes today or tomorrow. And take a moment to enjoy the sense of satisfaction you got from engaging in the task.
•    Tell someone else what you’re working on. Be specific about the task, the outcomes, and when you plan on working on it. Nothing gets us moving like knowing that a person we trust and admire will ask us about our work later.
•    Focus on the most negative consequences of not finishing the task. We have a greater propensity toward losing something than gaining something so thinking of the negative consequences can often jumpstart our work.
•    Build in unique rewards for working on the task. Make the reward something that you have denied yourself for quite some time. Try to think of an experience like watching a favorite movie or enjoying an unusual dessert-not just buying something for yourself. And if the reward includes someone else, that makes the urge to get moving even stronger.
•    Read Linchpin by Seth Godin. While the core subject is not procrastination, Godin gives a fresh look at the need to focus on our highest priorities, and the havoc it can wreak on our professional future when we don’t.

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Celebrate National Cheese Pizza Day With a Recipe from Dr. John La Puma

john lapuma250Did you know that September 5 is National Cheese Pizza Day? Check out Dr. John La Puma’s recipe for everyones favorite dish – cheese pizza, with a healthy twist of course!

John La Puma MD is the leading physician voice for healthy eating as part of health, and an expert in wellness and stress management. Both a board-certified practicing internist and professionally trained chef, he is a New York Times best- selling author twice, on healthy aging and diet. As a specialist in weight control, Dr. John La Puma’s mission is to empower people to transform their lives with how they live, often reversing the underlying causes of illness.

veggie-pizza-740x455Ingredients

Cooking spray
1 pound stir-fry cut fresh vegetables (packaged or from the salad bar) such as broccoli, zucchini, mushrooms, red onion, bell peppers and julienned carrots
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 tablespoons olive relish, such as American Spoon brand
2 tablespoons sun dried tomato bits, such as Sonoma brand
1 (12 inch, 10 ounce) prepared thin pizza crust, such as Boboli
1/4 cup chopped mixed green herbs such as chives, thyme, parsley and basil
1/2 cup (2 ounces) finely shredded smoked mozzarella cheese

Directions

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Coat with cooking spray; add vegetables. Stir-fry 3 to 4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Combine tomato paste, olive paste and sun dried tomato flakes. Spread over pizza crust; top with cooked vegetables, herbs and cheese in this order. Bake the pizza directly on the oven rack for about 10 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese melts.

Tips

Baking the pizza directly on the oven rack produces a very crisp crust. If you don’t have a pizza paddle (a large flat wooden tray with a handle) use a large cookie sheet to remove pizza from the oven. Or, try it over a low fire on an open grill. Here is another chef’s secret: you can more than double the flavor when you use dried and canned tomatoes together.

Substitutions

Olive paste, tapenade (olive-caper paste), or olivada (olive paste with other ingredients, such as carrots) may be substituted for the olive relish. Look for jars of this unctuous Mediterranean salve in specialty food markets and many supermarkets. If you can’t find olive relish, substitute 2 tablespoons of any available commercial mixture of finely diced olives, oil, and other ingredients—perhaps garlic, anchovies, lemon juice, capers, or carrots. Smoked Gouda or Lorraine cheese may replace the smoked mozzarella.

Interested in booking Dr. John La Puma, check out his profile on our website or call Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau at 1-800-345-5607.

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SoundCloud Clip of the Week: LaDonna Gatlin, Singer & Motivational Speaker

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….

LaDonna Gatlin

The sister of country music’s Gatlin Brothers, LaDonna Gatlin began her career as a member of the family singing group. She uses music to helping audiences turn their challenges into opportunities and tune up their lives accordingly. 

Listen to LaDonna in action!

Want more? Well be sure to check out the full video here!

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