SoundCloud Clip of the Week: Willie Jolley, The Master of Music and Motivation

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….

Willie Jolley

Named one of the 5 outstanding speakers in the world by Toastmasters International, Willie Jolley uses his public platform to pursue his mission of encouraging people to rise above their circumstances and maximize their potential. 

Listen below as Willie Jolley inspires your audiences to never give up on their dreams!

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Simple Techniques That Empower Success by Dr. Jack Singer

Ever wonder what’s the key to achieving greatness? Well developing the right mindset is a proper start. No one understands this more than Empowerment Speaker and President & CEO of Psychologically Speaking, Dr. Jack Singer. With a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational psychology, Dr. Singer knows what it takes to empower audiences.

Read below as he shares tips and insights on how to develop a positive mindset.

mike-shot-happyFor 33 years, I worked as a Professional Sport Psychologist, teaching good athletes how to develop a world-class mindset, in order to skyrocket their performance and become great athletes. I helped Professional, Olympic, and World Champion athletes to become independent from the psychological barriers inhibiting them from supreme performance.  Simultaneously, I was also working as a Professional Speaker, teaching my audiences how to keep their attitudes positive, their stress levels low, and how to maximize their potential in the workplace.

Five years ago I had an epiphany!  If good athletes can learn how to free themselves from sabotaging their success and thus become great athletes, why can’t I teach my audiences (regardless of their professions) how to develop the same world-class mindset, and empower them to become champions of their professions?

From this was born my program, “Six Amazingly Simple Steps for Developing the Mindset of a Champion.”  Whether you are in the sales, education, human resources, medical, legal or the financial professions, you can empower yourself to extremely high levels of success by learning how to take charge of your mindset! 

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SoundCloud Clip of the Week: Jonathan Edison, Inspirational 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….

Jonathan Edison

As a former history-making educator turned business motivational speakerJonathan Edison has inspired, challenged and encouraged hundreds of thousands of audience participants to reach new heights in their personal and professional development. 

Listen below as he gives his tips and tricks to stay motivated during challenging times!

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

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Who are the Top 10 Business Keynote Speakers of 2014?

Business Speakers are sought after for their business expertise, strategies, content in their best-selling books, and knowledge as a thought leader.

These speakers are former or current CEO’s, entrepreneurs, experts in sales, customer service, team building, the economy, and leadership. Our top 10 list is compiled from the top requested and booked speakers. These business speakers consistently get great feedback from conference, conventions, and business meetings (for both corporate and associations).

If you’re not familiar with these business speakers, you should be because they are making a difference and providing value to so many organizations. Interested in learning more about their keynote presentation, client testimonials, fees and availability, connect with Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau today at 1-800-345-5607.

 

 

1. Scott Deming
Scotts consistently appears on national TV and radio shows to talk about the customer experience and branding. Is is extremely well known for his internationally best-selling book The Brand Who Cried Wolf.

 

 

2. Josh Linkner
Four-time tech entrepreneur, serving as CEO of each over the last 20+ years. He is the top-rated keynote speaker delivering inspiring talks on creativity, innovation, and reinvention. CEO and Managing Partner of Detroit Venture Partners, helping to rebuild his hometown of Detroit, Michigan. NY Times Bestselling Author, Disciplined Dreaming – A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity. Founder and former CEO/Chariman of ePrize (largest interactive promotion agency in the world).

 

 

3. Walter Bond
Walter, a former NBA player, ignites his audience with stories of growing up and becoming an all-star athlete. He drives home the message of “no excuses.”

 

4. Tom Flick
Tom is truly understand leadership. He’s a former college star quarterback and one of our most dynamic keynote speakers on leadership.  Tom has shared his impacting message with: Microsoft, Starbucks, Hallmark, Boeing, American Express, NASA, Ritz-Carlton Hotels and the Pentagon.

 

 

5. John C. Havens
John is a sought-after international speaker, the founder of the H(app)athon Project, and writes for Mashable, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post. He is the premiere speaker on the hot trending topics of Happiness and Technology.

 

 

6. Sally Hogshead
If your organization is constantly struggling on how to be more fascinating (in branding, company culture, and as an individual), then Sally IS the speaker for you. Her newest book, How the World Sees YOU, is already a hit.

 

 

7. Steve Gilliland
Steve has  straightforward motto: “If you take care of people, the business will follow.” Incorporating this into his message has helped organizations grow — his message also reaches people personally to examine their work, their relationships and themselves.

 

 

8. Lori Greiner
Lori has created over 350 products and well as a celebrity host on QVC. She is probably more well known now for being a top investor on the hit TV show Shark Tank.

9. Bill Rancic
Not only was Bill the FIRST winner of “The Apprentice,” he’s an successful entrepreneur.  He’s also well know for the TV series “Giuliana and Bill” where he stars with his wife.

 

10. Amilya Antonetti
Over the past 20+ years Amilya has started, grown, and turned-around over a dozen multi-million dollar companies and brands by developing the right strategy, business models and teams.

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10 Strategies For A Productive Summer by Jones Loflin

June 21 marks the official start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, but early June is my mental trigger. When the school buses stop rolling and planes are more filled than normal with families traveling, I feel myself start slipping into a different frame of mind. Historically, it’s also a time when our productivity can suffer because we have more activity in our schedule. Even arranging meetings and making decisions at work is challenging as people take more vacation time and aren’t as readily available. It can seem more frustrating than ever to get things done.

To make sure your suJLmmer doesn’t see a drop in productivity while the temperatures are rising, try these suggestions to stay on track professionally and personally:

Know everyone’s schedule. From coworkers to your boss, capture when they will be away from their normal routine. Review it periodically so you won’t get caught needing information from them when they aren’t available.

Try and anticipate any scenarios where you might get stuck if you can’t communicate with them quickly and get answers from them now when possible. AND don’t forget to get your family’s entire schedule on your calendar as well. Knowing their schedule can help you plan for special activities with others (See bullet point, “Identify those…).

Communicate your schedule-often. An out of office auto reply is a start, but why not be more proactive? Create a signature for the bottom of your emails that lets others know when you will be out of the office. Who knows? One person may just read it and actually ask you something BEFORE it’s urgent.

Double your communication about timelines and deadlines. People are more distracted in the summer than ever and tend to miss details in communication. Don’t be afraid to send additional reminders, and vary the way you deliver these reminders.

Plan for individual talent development. Meetings tend to lessen (hopefully) in the summer months, and this opens new time resources to grow those around you. Whose performance could you focus on now that would pay off big dividends once things return to a more normal routine?
Manage your expectations outside of work. Summer offers the temptation to take on every home project under the sun. Trying to plan all the things that you need to do to make those projects successful can distract you from the present moment. Start by choosing 2-3 projects, finish them, and then plan other ones as time allows. Better a few done well than many waiting to be done at all.

Double the time you expect a project to take-then decide if you have the time to do it. I recently began refinishing the deck at my home, and ran into several problems along the way. I didn’t budget enough extra time and found myself frustrated, cutting corners, and not happy with the finished results. If I had doubled the time I thought I needed, I would have recognized that I should wait until I did have the time resources to complete the project. And my family would have been less frustrated with me too.

Adjust your schedule when possible. If you’re a parent, it’s tough to frequently stay late at work when you know your children are longing to be enjoying time with you. Try getting to work 30-60 minutes early so you can free up some of that end of day time for them.

Identify those whom you have neglected the past few months, or those who have been on your mind. It might be a child, spouse, parent, or friend. By knowing your family’s schedule you can determine times when you could spend some much needed time with them, and not feel like you are neglecting the other relationships in your life.

Plan Your Play. Take a day trip, engage in (or find) your hobby, or just sleep. Give yourself permission to make yourself and your own needs important…because they are. Did I mention that summer, unofficially, will be over in about 80 days (Labor Day is September 1)?

What steps do I need to take now to have a productive summer?

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Meet Matthew Jeffers, The Speaker Who Inspired the Baltimore Ravens To Victory!

O_a154da87b54e285795142785b68f1681Matthew-JeffersYou may remember Super Bowl XLVII, when the Baltimore Ravens took home the trophy after their astonishing win against the San Francisco 49rs. What you may not know is the inspiration behind that win.

Meet Matthew Jeffers. Standing at just 4-feet-2 inches, this actor became the driving force that put the Baltimore Ravens on the right track towards the Super Bowl. After a devastating three game losing streak, Jeffers took the liberty of penning his favorite team a letter, encouraging and reassuring them of their inner potential. Jeffers had no idea how much of an impact his message would have.

In his heartfelt letter, Jeffers pointed out,

“We live in a painful world, no doubt about it. But let me tell you this: The ONLY disability in life is a bad attitude. The ONLY disability in life…………is a bad attitude. A positive attitude is the most powerful combatant to life’s misfortune.”

This was just what this team needed to hear to get back on the right track. Just shortly after receiving the letter, the team went on to defeat the New York Giants, the first stop on their road to complete NFL domination. After winning game after game, the Ravens went on to the Super Bowl, defeating the San Francisco 49rs with Jeffers cheering them on all the way.

Today, Matthew Jeffers is a Motivational Speaker who helps audiences see their own potential. He believes that life is like a play, and while you can’t always choose the actors or plot points in your story, you are very much in control of two things – the theme and your costume. Using his own story of overcoming adversity, Matthew Jeffers provides the key actions to empower audiences. 

Check out his inspirational keynote presentation here…

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Celebrate Independence Day with a List of Our Top Four Patriot Speakers

bigHappy Independence Day! In honor of July 4th, we here at Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau decided to put together a Top Four list of Patriot Speakers. In addition to serving our country, these four individuals are captivating keynote speakers, making an impact all over the nation and inspiring audiences everywhere.

#1. Charlie Plumb

former Vietnam War captive, Charlie Plumb motivates and teaches audiences the qualities of survival and overcoming obstacles. Charlie Plumb’s presentations are as he is, sincere, straightforward, humorous, and tailored to motivate each specific audience he encounters. 

 

#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. She is an army veteran and community leader who speaks on how ethics, compassion, service and diversity make a positive impact in our lives. 

 

#3. Rocky Bleier

Rocky Bleier is a shining example of the American Dream. 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. 

 

#4. 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.

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SoundCloud Clip of the Week: The Hilarious Comedian Troupe, The Capitol Steps

The Fourth of July is rapidly approaching and it would only be fitting if we acknowledged our most popular clip on our SoundCloud page this week…

The Capitol Steps

The Capitol Steps are a troupe of Congressional staffers-turned-comedians who travel the States satirizing the very people and places that once employed them. As the best contemporary political satire group in America today, they will leave your audience in stitches with their song parodies on the intrigues of government. 

Check them out here!

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Top 5 List of Caribbean Recipes from Celebrity Chefs!

caribbean-american-heritage-monthIn honor of Caribbean Heritage Month, we here at Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau decided to put together a list of our top five Celebrity Chefs and their delicious Caribbean inspired recipes. These Celebrity Chefs are sure to spice up your event and provide you with amazing recipes that you can try at home. Check them out here!

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#1. Chef Curtis Aikens

O_75d342ea20efd734fabfa318ab883d99c5a7f95c1a224da1 (1)Chef Curtis Aikens has always had a fondness of cooking given his native Georgia roots. His familiarity with produce makes him an expert on cooking healthy dishes full of fresh vegetables and nutrients to help your body work at its optimum level. Curtis regularly entertains crowds with public appearances at food festivals and events with his dynamic cooking demonstrations and motivating speeches. He has been a keynote speaker at many events including reading and literacy events, topics of great interest to Curtis. Check out his recipe for Chicken and Vegetable Curry here.

 

#2. Chef Joey Altman

Altman-375x300Chef Joey Altman wears many hats. He’s a television host, cookbook author, restaurant consultant, food & wine educator and public speaker. Hailing all the way from San Francisco, Chef Joey Altman connects his skills as a chef with helping organizations define and refine concepts, organize strategies to execute and create the systems to maintain a successful and sustainable operation. Altman is known for his fun and energetic demonstrations where he shares his passion for helping people make great restaurant-style cooking easily at home. Check out his recipe for Caribbean Grilled Lamb Skewers With Long Beans here.

 

#3. Dr. John La Puma 

john lapuma250John 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. Check out his recipe for Caribbean Chicken With Black Beans, Sweet Potato and Lime here.

 

#4. Chef Darren McGrady

images (2)Chef Darren McGrady spent 15 years of being a royal service to Queen Elizabeth II of England and Diana, Princess of Wales. He has made several appearances as a guest on CNN’s Larry King Live, on the Fox News Channel, Fox and Friends covering the Princess Diana Memorial, cooked on the Today Show and CBS Early Show in New York, and the BBC and SKY television and radio in England and across Europe, and more. Check out his recipe for Curried Salmon Kedgeree here.

 

#5. Chef Joe Luginbill

joe-luginbill-chefs-photo-u1Chef Joe Luginbill is nothing short of remarkable. He is one of the youngest celebrity chefs to achieve massive success. Chef Joe Luginbill is a nationally renowned chef, businessman, and star of “Joe’s Kitchen,” a YouTube based show with over 2 million views. Chef Luginbill blends his youthful energy and love of cooking to share his skills and passion with the world. Though he specializes in healthy and nutritious food, he is also a master at comfort food. Essentially, there isn’t anything that Chef Joe Luginbill can’t do when he puts his mind to it. Check out his recipe for Low-Fat Beef Curry Bowl here.

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Chef Joe Luginbill Celebrates Caribbean Heritage Month with Low-Fat Beef Curry Bowl Recipe

caribbean-american-heritage-monthIn honor of Caribbean Heritage Month, we would like to highlight some of our favorite Caribbean dishes from our favorite celebrity chefs, such as….

Chef Joe Luginbill

joe-luginbill-chefs-photo-u1Chef Joe Luginbill is a nationally renowned chef, businessman, and star of “Joe’s Kitchen,” a YouTube based show with over 2 million views. Chef Luginbill blends his youthful energy and love of cooking to share his skills and passion with the world. Check out his recipe for Low-Fat Beef Curry Bowl here!

Ingredients:Low Fat

Non-Stick cooking spray

1 lb of extra lean ground beef

3 cups of cubed peeled eggplant

1-½ cups of chopped zucchini (1 medium)

2 teaspoons of curry powder

¼ teaspoon of ground apple pie slice

2 teaspoons of chopped fresh ginger

1 14-ounce can of low sodium beef broth

1 14-ounce can of diced tomatoes with onion and garlic, undrained

1 cup of water

1 15 ounce can of garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained

½ cup of chopped avocado

Directions

1. Use lightly sprayed pan over medium hot heat, add ground beef

2. Cook for about five minutes, drain the meat and put it into bowl

3. Add eggplant and zucchini in the pan, cook for about five minutes

4. After five minutes, add curry spice, ground apple pie slice, and fresh chopped ginger into pan. Cook for 30 seconds

5. Add beef broth, peas, diced tomatoes, water and beef

6.Let it simmer for five minutes

7. Add avocado and enjoy

Serves 4

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

Want more recipes?

…then check out other dishes in honor of Caribbean Heritage Month from Chef Curtis Aikens, Dr. John La PumaChef Darren McGrady, and Chef Joey Altman!

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