How Storytelling Will Enhance Your Business

The art of storytelling comes with numerous benefits, many of which can help a business build its brand and create a unique identity. The best part? We’re all natural storytellers! A keynote speaker who specializes in storytelling will help attendees recognize the importance, as well as the positive impact, of storytelling in a business setting.

 

Bringing in a speaker who specializes in storytelling will enhance your event tremendously by teaching attendees the positive impact that storytelling can have on their businesses. So, what are you waiting for? Browse through our roster of innovative keynote speakers on storytelling and continue reading for some facts you may not know about the value of storytelling:

 

Storytelling helps you capture the attention of your audience.

Storytelling is an art. If done right, storytelling can help you capture attention, close sales and increase your company’s influence, which is something Kindra Hall speaks about in her keynotes, such as “The Irresistible Power of Strategic Storytelling.” Kindra makes it a point to help attendees connect with their customers in powerful and profitable ways while recognizing the importance of storytelling.

 

There is immense power in strategic storytelling. In fact, perfecting the art of storytelling will allow your business to grow in ways you never thought possible.

 

When people listen to stories, they often find themselves relating to different elements in the story, such as characters, plots or a familiar setting, for example. When someone chooses to serve as a storyteller, they are making themselves more relatable to their audience, which can play a huge part in contributing to customer loyalty and satisfaction.


A speaker on storytelling will teach attendees essential business skills.

When you share a story, you’re not just telling it — you’re also selling it. Even though you may not outwardly try to sell a product to listeners, stories are compelling and may persuade listeners to take some kind of action.

 

Storytelling is an essential skill in the business world in how it allows an organization to relate better to its audience and elicit certain emotions from them. When it comes to storytelling, however, you must remember that you are also storyselling.

 

As Pixar story creator Matthew Luhn advises attendees, “storyselling” will allow you to create stronger and more meaningful connections with consumers. Likewise, the stories may compel audiences to take action, learn lessons, and define their own values. Through the stories you tell, you are getting up-close and personal with your audience, so it’s important that your stories are well-crafted and leave a lasting impact.


Attendees will learn how to tell purposeful stories.

How many times have you heard a story and wondered to yourself, “What was the point of that story?” As a storyteller, this is a reaction you want to avoid at all costs. Instead, you should aim to share meaningful stories that serve a true purpose and do more than simply pass the time. Businesses especially should share purposeful stories that will leave audiences thinking about the bigger picture rather than wondering why they should care.

 

“Storyman” Peter Guber reminds audiences that employing purposeful storytelling in an organization is a powerful tool that can be used to inspire creativity, increase sales,  implement effective management, create more persuasive leaders, and foster deeper collaboration. Knowing that stories are often misunderstood and misused in business, Peter is dedicated to teaching attendees how to effectively use storytelling to their advantage. Although crafting a purposeful story can be difficult, it is a crucial part in moving your business forward.

 


Learn how to reinvent your business with a storytelling speaker.

If you’re looking to rebrand and reinvent your business, storytelling can prove to be an essential tool because of its ability to transform the way businesses market themselves and engage customers. By recognizing the importance of storytelling, attendees will learn how to use it as a method to reinvent their business and create positive change.


Want to teach your attendees the importance of storytelling? Check out eaglestalent.com or call 1.800.345.5607 for more information on our speakers.

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Go Behind the Podium with Classical Music’s No. 1 Maverick, Jade Simmons!

Jade Simmons is a classical concert pianist and powerhouse keynote speaker who impresses audiences worldwide not only with her insightful keynotes, but also with her mesmerizing performances.

She recently stopped by Eagles Talent and participated in our Behind the Podium segment, where she spoke about everything from her humble beginnings to her connection with making music and speaking to audiences.


When she’s on stage speaking to attendees about leadership, diversity and even more topics, Jade does not simply stand behind a podium. Her program is interactive, engaging and innovative, as she often spends part of the keynote behind a piano, playing for her audience.

 

A keynote experience unlike any other, Jade effectively incorporates music into the professional and inspirational topics she speaks about. Below are a few frequently asked questions regarding her keynote presentation: 

 

Do I have to provide the piano for Jade’s keynote?

Yes, but by working closely with Yamaha, Jade has been able to take the stress of finding a grand piano off the hands of meeting planners everywhere! Jade is a Yamaha artist, which means Yamaha works with local dealers in the area to secure the piano for Jade’s keynote.

 

As a result, meeting planners never have to start from scratch when it comes to finding a grand piano for Jade’s keynote and performance. Scheduling and piano coordination are also taken care of on behalf of Yamaha, which handles everything of this sort once the engagement is booked. Rental fees are waived, but a cartage fee will apply for transporting the piano.

 

Can I book the keynote without the piano portion?

Yes. Jade is able to speak without the instrument and provides an equally captivating and engaging keynote presentation. Many companies who book Jade, however, are opting to include the piano portion, specifically for the unique and one-of-a-kind quality it brings to events and conferences.

 

What industries does Jade usually work with?

Jade began her career strictly as a concert pianist where she played her piece, took a bow and walked promptly off stage without saying a single word to the audience. This changed, eventually, when she began speaking to young emerging artists about pursuing a career in the arts. Since then, Jade has spoken to a wide range of audiences, including financial service groups, biomedical companies, and the entertainment industry, to name a few.

 

What types of industries can Jade branch out to?

One of the most important things Jade does in preparation for her keynotes is immerse herself into the industry of her audience. For Jade, it’s essential that she knows the ins and outs of the industry she is working with, so she can better relate to attendees.

 

She has worked with a variety of industries throughout her speaking career, but some industries Jade hopes to branch out to include entertainment, multi-level marketing, and women empowerment groups.


Want to bring Jade Simmons to your next event? Visit eaglestalent.com or call 1.800.345.5607 for more information.

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Try Doing Less, Better In 2019

Among the many resolutions, goals, changes, or plans you have for 2019, I’ll bet not one of them is to “do less.” Stop and reflect for a moment, however, about what seemed to weigh you down in 2018 and you might begin to find merit in the idea.

 

When there’s too much on your plate, regardless of the reason, a sense of overwhelm begins to cast a shadow over your day. You look at your day and think, “I’ve got 37 things I need to do today, and if I work really hard, I might get 5 done.” That’s not the kind of mindset that helps you deliver your best work or be your best self.

 

 

Another benefit of a “Do less, better” mindset is that you get the maximum benefit from each activity that is in your schedule. For example, if you have a one-on-one meeting with a team member that you prepare very little for because you are so rushed, neither you nor your team member will get what they need from the meeting. If you have a block of time scheduled in your day for “strategic thinking” but you haphazardly engage in it because you have too many other urgent activities clamoring for your attention, it may offer little opportunity for improvement.

 

Here are some other potential ways you might “Do less, better” this year:

  • Do less transitions in your day so you can do a better job of finishing the tasks you do undertake.
  • Do less meetings and have better agendas, action plans, and accountability.
  • Do less back-to-back scheduling in your calendar so you can do a better job of reflecting on the success/challenge of the previous activity and what actions you should take to improve in the future.
  • Be less accepting of doing things the way they have always been done so you can look for ways to complete tasks more efficiently and/or effectively.
  • Do less of the work someone else should be doing so you can get better at the work only you can do.
  • Do less checks of your email during the day and have a better plan for managing them when you do check it.
  • Do less administrative-type tasks when you have lots of mental energy so you can be more creative and strategic.
  • Be less available to others from time to time so you can better focus on your own work.
  • Do less venting and “telling” when working with a team member so you can do a better job strengthening the relationship and coaching them.
  • Do less conversations and interactions with the “takers” or casual relationships in your life so you can better invest in those most important to you.
  • Enroll your children in less activities so you can help them better excel in the areas most important to them (and you).
  • Do less social media so you can better invest in the relationships immediately around you.

That’s my challenge to you for 2019. Happy New Year!


Interested in booking stress-management speaker Jones Loflin?                      Visit eaglestalent.com or call 1.800.345.5607 for fees and availability.

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Top 10 Topics for the New Year!

Happy 2019! With a new year upon us, new events and conferences will quickly follow suit. If you’re stumped regarding what kind of speaker you’re looking for or what subject matter you want your speaker to cover, we’re here with some tips for planning events in the new year.

 

Our first Top 10 list of 2019 is dedicated to helping you explore engaging topics that are the perfect way to get your attendees motivated and thinking. Here are 10 topics that will help your event shine in the new year! 


Health and Wellness

Health and wellness speakers talk about everything from nutrition and disease prevention to healthcare and addiction. Taking care of your physical health is the key to improving your overall well-being and increasing your engagement. A health and wellness speaker will get this message across to all attendees.


Leadership motivational speakers

Motivational

Our roster includes motivational speakers from diverse backgrounds who send powerful messages about overcoming adversity, achieving success and more. They are all dedicated to inspiring and motivating audiences to setting goals and following through.


Generational Diversity

No two generations are alike — each one comes with different ways of thinking and working, which can sometimes cause disagreements in the workplace. A speaker who specializes in generational diversity will help your audience overcome these differences to create a successful and productive environment.


Nutrition

A keynote speaker who specializes in nutrition will provide your audience with tips and tricks to living a long and healthy life, which is perfect if one of your new years resolutions is to be healthier.


Networking

If you’re looking to advance your career, you cannot overlook the importance of networking. Networking will help you make new connections. Similarly, a networking speaker will provide your audience with tips on how to properly network and maintain professional connections.


Customer Service

Increasing customer satisfaction is a common goal for all companies, big or small. A speaker specializing in customer service will give your audience proven techniques and guidance on how to keep your current customers happy while attracting new ones.


Communication Skills

No matter what industry you work in, effective communication skills will always be essential. A communication keynote speaker will help you sharpen your communication skills, which will contribute to the overall success of your company.


Diversity and Inclusion

Fostering an inclusive environment is important not only in the workplace but all-around. A diversity and inclusion keynote speaker will help your audience recognize current issues surrounding diversity and inclusion while helping them explore ways to be more inclusive.


Fitness

Like nutrition speakers, a fitness speaker can help your audience become motivated to live a healthier life, which will positively impact them both personally and professionally.


Life Balance

Life balance speakers are dedicated to helping audiences realize that overall wellness is essential when it comes to living a happy and healthy life. They will work with your audience and provide them with techniques focused on achieving wellness all-around.


Interested in booking one of our speakers for an event in the new year? Check out eaglestalent.com or call 1.800.345.5607 for more information.

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Alex Sheen Podcast: EP. 18 | The Promises We Make and How They Define Us

 

Alex Sheen is the founder of Because I said I would, a social movement and nonprofit organization dedicated to the betterment of humanity through the fulfillment of promises.

 

Because I said I would has impacted individuals in over 150 countries, hundreds of thousands of K-12 students, and even more people through speaking engagements, social media, and more. Alex’s overall mission is to make the world a better place, one promise at a time.

In our latest Eagles Talent Podcast, Alex Sheen talks about the importance of keeping promises, his commitment to the betterment of humanity, and why he started Because I said I would in honor of his father. 


“The promises we make and keep — and those we choose to dishonor, define us and the world.”

 

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a promise as a “pledge to do, bring about, or provide.” One of the main components of a promise is the fact that it is something you pledge to do in the future, whether it’s something you vow to do for yourself or for someone else.

 

When you make a promise, you are holding yourself accountable in completing the action you said you would complete. Because of this, promises define so much about who you are.

 

At first glance, promises may not seem like anything serious — especially when you look at something like a pinky promise — but in reality, Alex says, the promises we make are directly related to what we intend to bring into this world.


“Too often these days, people say things like ‘I’ll get to it,’ or ‘Tomorrow.’ Well, I’ve learned that one day, there is no tomorrow.”

 

In our podcast, Alex describes his father as a man of his word. He did all he could to keep the promises he made to both Alex and his brother. Ever since his father died of small cell lung cancer in 2012, Alex has been dedicated to honoring his father’s life. One way he’s done so is by creating promise cards in his memory.

 

When someone fills out a promise card, they are writing down a promise they make to themselves or to someone else. In doing so, they are physically putting their promise into the world and being held accountable for their commitment. The cards serve as a way to help others keep the promises they make to themselves and to those around them.


“I want to make the world a better place. I believe that people who keep their promises do make the world a better place because the intent of human is good. It’s just whether or not we actually follow through.”

 

Dedicated to the betterment of humanity, Alex has made it his mission to change the lives of others in an effort to make the world a better place. As a keynote speaker, Alex has spoken to over 300,000 attendees during speaking engagements. When Alex steps on stage, it doesn’t matter whether he’s having a good or bad day — what matters most to him is being a positive voice and motivation in helping someone out there on their path, even if it’s in a small way.


For more information on booking Alex Sheen to speak at your event, visit eaglestalent.com or call 1.800.345.5607 for more information.

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The Influential Stacey Hanke Takes Us Behind the Speaker Podium!

Stacey Hanke is an author and inspirational keynote speaker who speaks on the importance of effective communication skills in the business world. She wrote “Influence Redefined: Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be, Monday to Monday,” which explores methods for improving communication and becoming more influential as a leader.

 

Stacey recently participated in our Behind the Podium segment where she discussed the importance of effective communication, behavior and self-awareness.


  • Stacey pledges to help others become more self-aware. She provides them with tools and tips that they can use to improve their leadership skills.
  • She emphasizes the importance of how your appearance, or your behavior, impacts your reputation.
  • She teaches attendees that we live in a world of noise and they must do everything they can to be memorable and stand out through their communication and influence.

Watch the segment below to hear more of her thoughts on influence:


Interested in booking Stacey Hanke to speak with your organization about communication with influence? Visit eaglestalent.com or call 1.800.345.5607 for more information.

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Mallory Brown Discusses ‘Walk A Mile’ Initiative in New Interview

Global humanitarian Mallory Brown recently sat down for an interview with The Adventure Project, her nonprofit partner featured in the first episode of Walk a Mile. During the Facebook Live interview she discussed her experience in Tanzania, walking her first mile with Elizabeth, and the issues faced by many women in the country.

 

Watch the full interview here and continue reading for everything you need to know about Walk a Mile, including how to get involved:

 

What is Walk a Mile?

 

Walk a Mile is Mallory’s latest social impact project in which she is walking a total of 26 individual miles with 26 different women around the world. This project allows Mallory to put herself in other women’s shoes and witness the struggles they face in everyday life.

 

Each mile will be documented as part of a 26-episode that highlights global poverty and the many other struggles faced by working women around the world.

 

As part of her project, Mallory is partnering with different charity groups and nonprofit organizations who serve as sponsors for each episode. The end of each episode features a call to action in which viewers are encouraged to donate to a nonprofit organization.

 

Through Walk a Mile, Mallory hopes to raise donations, awareness, and improve the lives of impoverished working women and their families.

 

Episode One – Mwanza, Tanzania

Episode one of Walk a Mile focuses on Elizabeth, a stove mason living in Mwanza, Tanzania, where cooking over open fire is a prevailing issue that poses serious health risks. Elizabeth works on handcrafting charcoal stoves and selling them to families at an affordable price.

 

She is one of a few stove masons in Mwanza working to decrease the number of families with an open flame kitchen. Unknowingly, families who cook their meals over an open fire inhale the equivalent of two packs of cigarettes daily.

 

The Adventure Project

The Adventure Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating jobs in developing countries. The organization runs a cookstove program in Tanzania that provides women like Elizabeth with the training and tools needed to help them succeed as stove masons and entrepreneurs.

 

The Adventure Project is Mallory’s first charity partner on her Walk a Mile journey. She is currently collecting donations that will directly benefit The Adventure Project and work toward improving the lives of impoverished working women as well as families cooking over open flame.

 

Make a donation to Mallory’s campaign today and provide a stove to a family in need.


Watch the video below to learn more about Walk a Mile:


Do you want to learn more about Mallory Brown and how she ties her social impact projects into her keynote presentations? Check out eaglestalent.com or call 1.800.345.5607 for more information. 

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What Top Political Analysts Are Talking About Today

Today marks the swearing in of the 116th Congress — one of the most diverse classes in the history of the House of Representatives. In honor of this special and historical day, we’re highlighting five speakers who are well-versed in politics and the issues they are passionate about.

 

Continue reading to learn exactly what political analysts are talking about today:

 

Populism

As a Fox News analyst, Nina Easton has been providing commentary on U.S. politics, foreign affairs and the economy for over a decade. One topic she often speaks about in her keynote presentations is populism and how it can be a challenge for both politicians and everyday people.

 

In confusing and sometimes daunting political times, Nina has made it her mission to clear up some of the turmoil that came as a result of a divided nation. She takes her audience beyond headlines and political views to show them the economic trends that are driving the division of politics. She also explores main contributors to the “paralysis of populism” that she describes as prevalent in U.S. politics, such as job trends, education levels and globalization.

 

Other topics: Economics


Growing Immigration Concerns

 

Dedicated to educating others on politics, government and financial issues, Michael Barone has authored many books and spoken with various audiences on a wide range of political topics.

 

One issue Michael is particularly passionate about is immigration. Viewing the experience of Hispanic immigrants as similar to the experience of other groups who have immigrated to the United States, Barone draws parallels and speaks with audiences about immigrants assimilating and become more Americanized.

 

In addition, he looks back on the history of American politics, discusses how it has evolved since its early days and looks forward on what the future holds in regard to the political climate of the country.

 

Other topics: Media Personalities, Commentators/Pundits


Equal Opportunity

 

As the chairman for the Center of Equal Opportunity, Linda Chavez advocates for the equal treatment of all individuals regardless of gender, race or any other factors that may be used to discriminate against them.

 

Linda is passionate about debunking the stereotypes that roam in the minds of all people, regardless of their political affiliation. Not only has she expressed her passion for equal opportunity on the stage when speaking to audiences, but she also shows her advocacy in the political field.

 

Throughout her career, Linda has been appointed to many roles in which she has been able to continue to advocate for equal opportunity. In 1992, for example, the United Nations’ Human Rights Commission elected her to serve a four-year term as U.S. Expert to the U.N. Sub-Commission on the Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities.

 

Other topics: Diversity and Inclusion


Policy Issues

Gloria Borger is currently the chief political correspondent for CNN. She is dedicated to helping audiences understand the ins and outs of politics — a topic that can be confusing for many. She educates audiences on what is going on in Congress as well as how political decisions can directly affect them in their everyday lives.

 

With a background in journalism, Gloria goes in depth when explaining the political landscape of today as well as the issues that are currently being faced. She provides audiences with an insider’s view of Washington as she explains exactly why and how Washington works.

 

Other topics: Media Personalities, Politics


The Importance of Communication

 

Anyone working in the political field knows that communication is an essential part of the job. Emmy award-winning broadcaster Steve Adubato focuses on the importance of effective communication and offers seminars that provide attendees with the tools and tips they need in order to become powerful and persuasive communicators.

 

Being a good communicator does not simply mean being articulate and speaking well in front of large audiences. For Steve, effective communication is about speaking from the heart and really getting your message across — it’s about making a connection with your audience.

 

Steve also emphasizes the importance of using communication to lead change. Providing attendees with leadership tips and tools, Steve teaches others not only to accept change, but also to embrace and drive change.

 

Other topics: Team Building, Communication Skills, Leadership


Want to learn more about our political speakers? Check out eaglestalent.com or call 1.800.345.5607 for more information.

 

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Best Speaker Profiles of 2018

Our final countdown of the year is finally here! Last but not least, we’re highlighting our top speakers of 2018. These speakers have all had a whirlwind of a year, presenting their keynotes at conferences and events around the world.

 

With a wide range of speakers here at Eagles Talent, we are proud to present our most viewed speakers of the year, ranging from business entrepreneurship speakers to arts & pop culture speakers, and more.

 

 

Daymond John

Shark Tank Investor, Founder & CEO of FUBU

 

Why Book Daymond John?

 

  • An entrepreneur and branding expert, Daymond founded the groundbreaking lifestyle brand, FUBU, which has earned over $6 billion in global retail sales.
  • In his keynote, Daymond provides attendees with proven tips they can use to succeed in business. He teaches audiences negotiating methods, how to boost sales, and how to increase productivity among members of their team.
  • Daymond empowers and motivates audiences to make positive change in their businesses and in their lives, in an effort to help them live the American Dream and achieve immense success.
  • Gives high-energy presentations about goal-setting, financial literacy, marketing, and branding to a variety of audiences, including Fortune 100 companies, universities, and independent businesses.

 

Topics: Business Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Branding & Advertising, Negotiation


Vince Papale

Inspiration for the Disney Movie “Invincible”, Oldest Rookie in NFL History

 

Why Book Vince Papale?

 

  • High-energy presenter who inspires audiences with his story of persistence and chasing your dreams.
  • Played for the Philadelphia Eagles and became the oldest rookie in NFL history at the age of 30.
  • His story and achievements are illustrated in the 2006 Disney movie, “Invincible,” starring Mark Wahlberg as Vince Papale.

 

Topics: Team Building, Overcoming Adversity, Football/NFL, Leadership


Barbara Corcoran

Real Estate Mogul & Shark Tank Investor

 

Why Book Barbara Corcoran?

 

  • Started a tiny real estate company in New York City, which later turned into a $5 billion real estate business, as well as the largest and most well-known brand in the industry.
  • Her “rags to riches” story resonates well with all audience types and inspires attendees not to be afraid to chase their own dreams, no matter the circumstances.
  • In her keynote, Barbara emphasizes the importance of innovation and motivates attendees to lead their teams to success.

Topics: Sales Strategies, Women in Business, Reality TV Stars, Real Estate


Mel Robbins

Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Influencer

 

Why Book Mel Robbins?

 

  • Mel Robbins is one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world.
  • Not only does Mel speak to audiences, but she also engages attendees with interactive leadership exercises, peer coaching, stories, tributes, and inspirational advice, among the many more interactive elements she includes in her keynote.

Topics: Communication Skills, Media Personalities


Michael Carbonaro

Actor, Magician, Comedian & Improv Artist

 

Why Book Michael Carbonaro?

 

  • Michael is most known for his original hidden camera magic series, “The Carbonaro Effect” on truTV.
  • Skilled in comedy, magic, and other acts, Michael hosts and performs shows for corporate events and private venues across the country.

Topics: Magicians/Illusionists, LGBTQ, Campus & University, Millennials in the Workforce


Phil Hansen

Internationally-recognized Multimedia Artist, Author, Innovator

 

Why Book Phil Hansen?

 

  • Draws parallels between art and the corporate world, providing audiences with a fun and engaging keynote experience.
  • Beyond his keynote, Phil has designed a unique art experience for his audiences, providing them with an unforgettable interactive experience. Attendees are stunned by its originality, value and effect.

Topics: Innovation & Creativity, Inspiration, TED Conference Speakers


Rachel Hollis

Inspirational Speaker and CEO of Chic Media Country: USA

 

Why Book Rachel Hollis?

 

  • Rachel is deeply passionate about empowering women in business and was named one of the “Top 30 Entrepreneurs under 30” by Inc. Magazine.
  • Rachel connects to audiences everywhere with her refreshing tell-it-like-it-is attitude.

Topics: Women’s Issues, Motivational Speakers


Mike Rowe

Former Host of Dirty Jobs on The Discovery Channel

 

Why Book Mike Rowe?

 

  • Mike’s keynote focuses on skilled labor and “why dirty jobs matter.” He effectively reminds audiences of the enormous but forgotten benefits of hard, honest work, and how it affects everything from our national identity to our infrastructure to the economy.

 

Topics: Adventurers, Celebrity Speakers


Archie Manning

NFL Legend and Humanitarian

 

Why Book Archie Manning?

 

  • Archie Manning is a former NFL quarterback and winner of many awards both on and off the field
  • As a keynote speaker, Archie Manning emphasizes the significance of obtaining success through excellent leadership and teamwork.
  • Father of Eli and Peyton manning, Archie also highlights the importance of legacy and striving to be the best.
  • Archie inspires millions with his warm personality, his drive and sense of humor.

 

Topics: Peak Performance, Sports Stars, Team Building


Jim Abbott

One Handed Baseball Pitcher

 

Why Book Jim Abbott?

 

  • Jim Abbott is a legendary one-handed pitcher in the MLB. He is an inspiration to everyone he meets, exemplifying courage and overcoming adversity.
  • In Jim’s keynote, he reminds attendees that there is great potential within everyone to rise up to the challenges they face and be victorious.

Topics: Baseball/MLB, Overcoming Adversity, Inspiration


Thanks for following us on our final countdown of 2018! Wishing you all a prosperous and happy new year, from Eagles Talent! 


Interested in booking any of our top speakers? Visit eaglestalent.com or call 1.800.345.5607 for more information.

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Eagles Talent’s Best Videos of 2018

Earlier this year, Eagles Talent reached a significant milestone — our YouTube channel surpassed 5 million views!

 

Packed with original content, such as our Tuesday Tips and 30 Second Speaker segments, our channel is the one place where you can really get to know a speaker before you decide to book them. On our channel, you’ll also find popular speaker videos, interviews and podcasts with tons of acclaimed keynote speakers.

 

Continue reading for Eagles Talent’s top videos of 2018 straight from our YouTube channel — and don’t forget to subscribe!


1. Interview with Amputee Activist, Inspiring Mom & Keynote Speaker – Stephanie Decker!

Posted: March 7, 2018

 

 

In one of our most viewed podcasts, we had the pleasure of interviewing Stephanie Decker, a motivational keynote speaker with an inspiring backstory. In March 2012, a category four tornado hit Stephanie’s hometown of Henryville, Indiana. In an effort to keep her children safe, Stephanie herself became injured when a 20-foot beam came crashing down on her, which resulted in the amputation of both of her legs.

On our podcast, Stephanie spoke about the maternal instinct she felt when saving her children, the Stephanie Decker Foundation, as well as what exactly planted the seed in starting her public speaking career.

 


2. Amy Purdy in 30 Seconds!

Posted: August 14, 2018

 

 

Eagles Talent’s YouTube channel is home to a plethora of original content, including our 30 Second Speaker video series. This segment highlights popular speakers and explains why you should book them — in just 30 seconds!

 

Second on our list of “Best Videos of 2018” is a 30-second recap on Amy Purdy, a three-time Paralympic medalist and survivor of an illness that nearly took her life. She is the co-founder of Adaptive Action Sports, an organization that helps those with permanent disabilities get involved in sports. Her story of strength and perseverance resonates with audiences everywhere, making her an inspirational, powerful and motivational keynote speaker.

 


3. Start, Grow and Reinvent Any Business w/ Johnny Cupcakes

Posted: April 27, 2018

 

 

Third on our list is another Eagles Talent podcast, featuring Johnny Cupcakes. The founder of his own brand, Johnny Cupcakes gradually grew his multi-million dollar t-shirt company from what began as him selling t-shirts out of the trunk of his car at the age of 19. Named America’s #1 Youngest Entrepreneur by BusinessWeek, Johnny is an innovative and successful entrepreneur. On our podcast, he spoke about what it takes to build and reinvent any business, despite the experience one has in the field.

 


4. Bill Rancic in 30 Seconds

Posted: July 17, 2018

 

 

Apart from being a successful entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author, Bill Rancic is also a motivational keynote speaker who speaks to organizations and audiences around the world on various business topics. Bill is a hit among attendees as he motivates them to succeed both in business and in life.

 


5. Coach Ken Carter in 30 Seconds!

Posted: October 4, 2018

 

 

Coach Ken Carter’s story is the subject of the 2005 film “Coach Carter,” starring Samuel L. Jackson. As a coach, Ken Carter instilled the importance of education in the minds of each team member. His goal was to show them that they must be prepared for anything life throws at them, and not to rely solely on basketball and other sports as their ticket to success. As a motivational speaker, Coach Carter gives hard-hitting advice about accountability, integrity, teamwork and leadership to succeed both on and off the basketball court.

 


6. Olympia Lepoint Podcast Reveals Secrets from her Past and Plans for the Future

Posted: January 16, 2018

 

 

Another one of our esteemed podcast guests from this year was Olympia LePoint, a NASA rocket scientist and an advocate for STEM education. Olympia discussed her #metoo story, as well as how she overcame failure, survived a natural disaster, and broke through tough barriers and obstacles to rise to success.

 


7. How to Predict Future Business Trends

Posted: June 5, 2018

 

 

Episode 22 of our Tuesday Tips segment highlighted keynote speaker Rohit Bhargava’s tips for predicting future business trends. In his keynotes, Rohit emphasizes the importance of engaging your curiosity and recognizing patterns you may not have noticed before in an effort to help you predict the future of your business.

 


8. The Benefits of Planning Your Event With Psychic Entertainment

Posted: January 16, 2018

 

 

In a special episode of Tuesday Tips, Gil Eagles, former star mentalist and one of the founding members of Eagles Talent, sat down with us to share some tips on planning an event with psychic entertainment. During the segment, Gil clarified the difference between mentalists and magicians, and discussed the benefits of booking a mentalist for a corporate event.

 


9. Contest for Guinness World Record Art

Posted: September 5, 2018

 

 

Earlier this year, Eagles Talent held a contest in which contestants had the chance to win a replica of multimedia artist Phil Hansen’s Guinness Word Record breaking art. As part of the contest, contestants were able to enter for a chance to win the record-holding artwork — a connect the dots piece featuring 52,901 dots. The video below details contest rules as well as the history behind the artwork.

 


10. Alex Sheen in 30 Seconds!

Posted: September 27, 2018

 

 

The final video on our countdown is all about why you should book Alex Sheen, a keynote speaker and advocate for humanitarian efforts. Alex is the founder of “Because I Said I would,” an international social movement and nonprofit organization aimed at the betterment of humanity. He uses his insightful keynote as a way to motivate and inspire attendees to keep their promises and better themselves, both personally and professionally.

 


The new year is quickly approaching, so be sure to visit our blog tomorrow for our final recap of 2018!


Interested in booking any of our exceptional speakers for an upcoming event? Visit eaglestalent.com or call 1.800.345.5607 for more information, including speaker fees and availability. 

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