Sneaky Chef Missy Lapine Gives Recipe for National Burger Month

Who doesn’t love a good burger? Indulging in a good burger doemissy_kitchen_blue_shirt_400x400sn’t have to be unhealthy! Celebrity Chef and author Chef Missy Chase Lapine has a healthy way for you to enjoy a good burger and still keep your waistline in check.

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 categoryIn honor of National Burger Month, here is a delicious recipe for a barbell burger!

– 1/4 cup tomato pastephoto-recipe-bburgers
– 1/4 cup Prune Puree or Purple Puree
– 1/4 cup oat bran, plus additional as needed
– 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1 pound lean ground beef
– 4 hamburger buns or English muffins, preferably whole grain
– Optional extra boost: lettuce, tomato slices, or grilled onions and mushrooms

Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high, or heat an indoor grill pan to medium-high and spray with oil.

In a large bowl, mix tomato paste, Purple Puree, oat bran, Worcestershire sauce, and salt. Add the ground beef, mixing with your hands until well combined. If the mixture is too sticky, add a bit more oat bran.

Using damp hands, shape mixture into four 1/4-pound patties. At this point, the burgers may be prepared a day ahead and kept covered in the refrigerator or frozen. If you are not freezing for future use, proceed to the next steps.

Spray both sides of the burgers with oil and place them on the prepared grill. Cook for 4 to 7 minutes on each side, or to desired doneness.

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Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor Reveals Steps to Lessen the Risks of Strokes, for National Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month and we here at Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau would like to acknowledge it with facts and tips on how to prevent a stroke. 

According to The Nationimagesal Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, strokes are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Strokes can be caused either by a a blockage of blood flow or by bleeding into the brain. Symptoms include:

Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes

Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm, leg, especially on one side of the body

Sudden confusion, trouble talking or understanding speech

Sudden severe headache with no known cause

Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, or loss of balance or coordination

Luckily, there are steps to lessen the risks of strokes, which include:

Knowing your blood pressure – high blood pressure is a major risk factor in strokes

Quitting smoking – smoking damages blood vessel walls and doubles the risk of strokes

Managing diet and exercise – Obesity makes people more likely to have high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes which can increase the risk for stroke.

Knowing cholesterol level – High levels of cholesterol in the bloodstream can clog arteries and cause a stroke

2689Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a trained and published neuroanatomist who has had her own personal experience with strokes. On December 10, 1996, Dr. Taylor woke up to discover that she was experiencing a rare form of stroke, an arterio-venous malformation (AVM). Three weeks later she underwent major brain surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital to remove a golf ball size hemorrhage that was placing pressure on the language centers in the left hemisphere of her brain. Today, Dr. Taylor is a well sought after science and motivational speaker who delivers very popular keynotes such as The Beauty and Resiliency of the Human Brain. Dr. Taylor is a shining example of the importance of knowing the symptoms of strokes and taking the proper actions when experiencing a stroke. Her remarkable story inspires audiences around the nation to take control of their own health.

…Interested in learning more about topics in health issues? Be sure to browse through our Health and Wellness Awareness Speakers to book the perfect speaker for your next event. 

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Celebrate South Asian Heritage Month with Chef Curtis Aikens’ Vegetable Curry Recipe!

WeO_75d342ea20efd734fabfa318ab883d99c5a7f95c1a224da1 (2) all enjoy the delightful taste of South Asian Cuisine, so in honor of South Asian Heritage Month, we wanted to share a recipe from Chef Curtis Aikens. 

Chef Curtis Aikens regularly entertains crowds with public appearances at food festivals and events with his dynamic cooking demonstrations and motivating speeches.30271_l

(Serves 4)
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground mustard
2 teaspoons ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/2 stick (2 ounces) butter
2 medium red potatoes, peeled and diced
2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
1 red onion, diced
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup fresh green peas
2 cups (about 1lb) asparagus, raw, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

Heat the butter in a pan and add all the curry powder, stirring to blend. Add the potatoes, carrots, and onion, cover, and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Add the yogurt and peas and asparagus to the pan an stir until all the vegetables are coated with the yogurt and thoroughly heated. Serve over rice. To make the curry powder, combine the cumin seeds, salt, mustard, turmeric, coriander, and cayenne. Grind this mixture together in a coffee grinder.

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Top 10 Keynote Speakers for 2015 Military Appreciation Month!

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In honor of these brave men and women who have dedicated their lives to defending our nation, here is a top ten list of some of the best military keynote speakers!

1. Afterburner, Inc.

Afterburner Inc. is a team of elite military professionals that are experts in helping your team pursue Flawless Execution. As a team of elite military professionals they impart leadership and management skills to audiences.


2. Charlie Plumb

Captain Charlie Plumb is a former Vietnam War captive who motivates and teaches audiences the qualities of survival and overcoming obstacles. Since his return home, audiences in nearly every industry have been spellbound as he draws parallels between his P.O.W. experience and the challenges of everyday life.


3. Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour

Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour knows a little something about focus, commitment, and defying the odds. Now 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. 


4. John Foley

John Foley combines his rich experience and unique insights to equip organizations, teams, and individuals to pursue their highest goals, achieve breakthrough performance, and sustain results. Mr. Foley’s message, emphasizing accountability, is applicable not only to professional endeavors, but also to an individual’s personal quest for excellence.


5. Waldo Waldman

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.


6. Mike Abrashoff

Mike Abrashoff is at the center of one of the most remarkable modern day stories of organizational transformation. He inspires audiences to rethink their beliefs about leadership and organizational culture and tailors the message to focus on engagement, execution, change, safety, diversity, leadership, teamwork, innovation, accountability and more.


7. Peter Lemon

Mr Peter C. Lemon is among the most dynamic public speakers of our time. An Ambassador of courage, determination and triumph, he profoundly enriches the lives of others.


8. Carey “Vixen” Lohrenz

In her motivating and engaging keynote presentations, Carey “Vixen” Lohrenz shares her fascinating experiences operating in one of the world’s most challenging environments – an aircraft carrier. She is uniquely qualified in the fundamentals of winning under pressure, reducing errors and overcoming obstacles.


9. 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.


10. Jim Murphy

James D. “Murph” Murphy, the Founder & CEO of Afterburner, Inc., has a unique and powerful mix of leadership skills in both the military and business worlds. It is absolutely possible – business motivational speaker Jim Murphy has proven it by teaching our military’s methods to businesses around the world.

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Celebrate International Nurses Day Donna Cardillo, the Inspiration Guru

IO_0ff01ec78e82474a2ed8dc3442f63dd1donnacardillonternational Nurses Day is a day to celebrate all that these caregivers do for us. With our lives in their hands, they dedicate themselves to saving others and helping people get better!

One of the nurses we would like to honor is Donna Cardillo, RN. Donna is a highly sought after Health and Wellness speaker who travels around the world giving keynote presentations on healthcare and a range of other topics. Her successful career combines over 25 years of clinical, managerial and business experience, as well as her stint as a professional singer. In addition, Donna’s clinical experience includes emergency and psychiatric nursing.

As the “Dear Donna” columnist at and an expert blogger at, Donna’s influence doesn’t just end in the hospital. Her uplifting speeches will teach you how to develop the energy and the courage to move beyond fear and leave you feeling inspired, empowered, and ready for action.

To check fees and availability on Donna Cardillo, call Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau at 1.800.345.5607.

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Celebrate Mothers Day with Julia Sweet, Fitness Mom!

Meet Julia Sweet, otherwise known as Fitness Mom!

1797 (1)This Health & Wellness and Parenting keynote speaker takes it upon herself to incorporate healthy workout routines in her children’s lives. As a speaker, Julia uses that experience to show people how to live a fit and healthy lifestyle!

Julia works with the children who attend her studio’s after-school program, “Muscles and Minds™”. Children receive an hour of daily fitness, sports, or TaeKwonDo training, a healthy snack (certified by a registered dietician), and then an hour of enrichment activities – all designed to balance their lives, fostering a love of learning through “applied academics”, development of a strong, vibrant, and healthy body – and securing their self-esteem. 

This Mother’s Day, we’d like to celebrate Julia Sweet and mothers across the world for their constant love, care and compassion. Happy Mothers Day!

To check fees and availability on Julia Sweet, call Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau at 1.800.345.5607.

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Dr. Bruce Weinstein, The Ethics Guy, is Featured Prominently in The New York Times!

Our speaker, Dr. Bruce WeinsteinThe Ethics imageGuy, is featured in The New York Times. His new keynote address, The Good Ones: Ten Crucial Qualities of High-Character People, shows you how to hire and promote honest, hard-working, fair, and loyal employees. He’ll include copies of his new book with the speech.

Dr. Bruce Weinstein Ideal for:
*Hiring managers
*C-suite executives
*HR groups

Enlightening, inspiring and entertaining, Dr. Bruce Weinstein, The Ethics Guy, shows leaders in business, health care, law, accounting, and education why character is the missing link to excellence and how to hire and promote people of high character. Check out the article here!

To check fees and availability on Dr. Bruce Weinstein, call Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau at 1.800.345.5607.

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Rocky Bleier Gives Key to Success for National Military Appreciation Month

“Successful people are just ordinary people doing an extraordinary job.” – Rocky Bleier

Rocky-Bleier-1As both a war veteran and four-time Super Bowl champion, Rocky Bleier explores the structural and emotional aspects individuals and organizations need to reach their greatest potential. A master motivator and a highly sought after keynote speaker, Rocky inspires people everywhere with his heroic story of how he achieved the impossible with sheer strength and determination. Rocky Bleier’s speeches are filled with inspirational messages that can benefit everyone, from corporate executives to student athletes.

To check fees and availability on Rocky Bleier, call Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau at 1.800.345.5607.

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How Does Leadership Differ From Management?

Are you a leader, or a manager?

While many of us think of leaders and managers interchangeably, there are actually important distinctions to be made between these two roles. The success of any organization will be dependent upon both leaders and managers, but organizations without true leaders will be limited in their successes. What’s more, many that identify themselves as leaders may be surprised to learn that they’re actually serving in a more managerial capacity.

So just what are the distinctions between these two roles?

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  • Managers focus on the now; leaders focus on the future.

Managers are those who spend most of their time attending to daily tasks and deadlines, including dealing with employee issues, problem solving, or micromanaging the affairs of those they supervise. Individuals in these roles can be invaluable to a company, to be sure, but they should hold mid-tier positions, not positions at the top. Rather, those at the top should be focused on the overall direction of the company and forward to what’s ahead, instead of just what’s happening today. Without leadership that maintains focus on the broader, more strategic issues at hand, a company will be challenged to make progress and achieve long-term goals.

  • Managers accept; leaders challenge.

On this same note, managers and leaders can also be defined by their differences in perspective. Those that tend to accept things as they are, whether it be corporate profits, employee performance, or company organization, have the characteristics of a manager, while those inclined to challenge the status quo and innovate are better fit for leadership. The most profitable companies today are those that excel at innovation, which means leaders must be visionary and the source of original ideas if they wish to be competitive in their industry.

  • Managers control; leaders inspire.

As mentioned, leaders are those that look ahead and challenge the status quo, and these two qualities often make them sources of inspiration for their companies, (though even with these qualities, leaders must still possess the ability to unify and motivate their teams). Conversely, managers are those that tend to emphasize order and control in the workplace. While employees may enjoy working with managers, they’re likely not more passionate about their work because of these managers. As leadership speaker Mike Abrashoff explains when speaking about his experience leading the USS Benfold as one of the most junior commanding officers in the Navy’s Pacific Fleet, the ability to connect with team members to achieve positive outcomes is dependent not just on rule and order, but on the ability to foster cohesion, collaboration, and motivation.

  • Managers value output; leaders value skill.

Poor employee retention rates can be incredibly detrimental to companies’ success, and one of the best ways to improve retention rates and increase overall employee satisfaction is to emphasize employees’ personal strengths. When output is valued above actual skill, it’s a sign that meaningful leadership is absent. As motivational speaker Marcus Buckingham, a former Senior Researcher at Gallup Organization, argues in his keynote speeches, companies should strive to ensure that 75% of an employee’s day is spent doing something that relies their strongest skills. Doing so ensures that employees are more productive and confident in their abilities.

For more insight as to what defines leadership, contact us at Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau and learn more about our top leadership speakers.

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Top 10 Hilarious Parodies from Zubin Damania, YouTube Sensation ZDoggMD

Zubin Damania O_c0cdb70348914e70562336b4c5f3620dzubindamania (1)knows the ins and outs of the healthcare industry. As a top MD, Zubin takes the complexities of the medical field and makes it easier for everyday people to understand through hilarious parodies on YouTube.

As a speaker, he challenges audiences to examine their own industry and ask if it still works — then to be bold and find a way to fix it. We hope you are prepared to laugh as we present this top ten list of his most popular parodies!


1. “Blank Script” – A parody of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space”



2. “Ebola” – A parody of The Kinks’ “Lola”



3. “I Try (To Be a Nurse)”, a parody of Macy Gray’s “I Try”



4. “Hard Doc’s Life” – A parody of Jay Z’s “Hard Knock Life”



5. “Call Day” – A parody of Rebecca Black’s “Friday”



6. “Doctors Today” – A parody of “Tonight Tonight” by Hot Chelle Rae



7. “The Confrontation” – A “Les Miserables” parody



8. “Immunize (Vaccine Anthem)” – A parody of the Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars song “Billionaire”



9. “Manhood in the Mirror” – A parody of Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror”



10. “Friends with Low Platelets” – A parody of Garth Brooks’ “Friends in Low Places”

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