#BISIW Thanksgiving Challenge

Throughout the entire month of November, Eagles Talent will be participating in our very own #BISIW Thanksgiving Challenge. All throughout November we will send out hand-written Thank You notes to all of the wonderful individuals who have had an event with us this past year. Through this small gesture we want to show each of you how thankful and grateful we are for the relationships we have made and developed this year.



Now you may be wondering, what #BISIW stands for?


The answer: Because I Said I Would. Our challenge is inspired by Keynote Speaker and Humanitarian Alex Sheen‘s social movement and nonprofit Because I Said I Would–which is dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. Our upcoming exclusive podcast interview with Alex motivated us to create a promise that we are determined to fulfill.


Our promise: If you had an event with us in 2018, a member of our Sales Team will hand-write a Thank You note just for you.


Because I Said I Would’s goal is to build a community of people who are driven to help others through the strength of determination and we hope that our determination and dedication to our Thanksgiving Challenge will inspire you to give thanks to the people in your life. Remember, even the tiniest of gestures can put a smile on someone’s face.


For more information on Alex Sheen, visit his Eagles Talent Speaker page, and be sure to check out our upcoming podcast interview with him–premiering this month! In the meantime, catch up on all of our podcast interviews on our ETSB Soundcloud page.

Interested in Alex? Call us at 1.800.345.5607 or email info@eaglestalent.com to book.


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Johnny Cupcakes in 30 Seconds!

Johnny Cupcakes is a Highly Successful Entrepreneur and Branding Expert, Founder of Johnny Cupcakes.

Today’s Tip: Book Johnny Cupcakes!


As a keynote speaker, Johnny shares his secret recipe for viral business and marketing success through his high impact speeches.

Interested in Johnny? Call us at 1.800.345.5607 or email info@eaglestalent.com to book

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Olympia LePoint in 30 Seconds!

Olympia LePoint is a NASA Rocket-Scientist and STEM Education Advocate. Her presentations are intellectually stimulating and help audiences overcome fear and adversity through the creative problem-solving principles found in math, science and human determination.


Today’s Tip: Book Olympia LePoint!



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8 Speaking Topics Companies Are Afraid to Discuss

What defines a controversial topic?


The word con·tro·ver·sial means: “giving rise or likely to give rise to a public disagreement.” Lately it seems the media is saturated with different opinions shouting at each other. Unfortunately, this divisive mentality has seeped into our personal lives as well as the workplace — and noticeably the corporate world!



Often, corporations and organizations are put in uncomfortable positions to take a public stance on incidents that have affected their employees, customers, or members. The public stance they take, can either help or hurt them financially.


But conversation does not always have to be negative. In fact, starting a dialogue where all sides are heard, can help prepare and enlighten all parties concerned. And seeing as Halloween is a holiday that often celebrates and encourages braving fearful activities…


We dare you to discuss:



These Speaking Topics are Nothing to Fear!


If you are interested in changing the conversation at your next event, we can help!


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5 Trailblazing Women Talk Female Empowerment in the Workplace

With 74.6 million working women in the United States today, it’s no surprise that companies are looking for the best ways to empower their female employees to succeed. Women’s participation in the workforce has climbed to a staggering 56.8%, and the proportion of women with college degrees in the labor force has almost quadrupled since 1970.



But despite these huge gains, women are still underrepresented in high-earning STEM fields and in top-level management positions across the board. So, how do we close the gap? Some of the leading female business and empowerment speakers weigh in:

“Take control of the narrative.”
 – Lisa Copeland

Named among the Top 100 Women in the Automotive Industry, Lisa Copeland has been a trailblazer in the automotive and financial services industries with over 25 years of proven success. As a former award-winning automobile dealer, Lisa not only crushed world sales records- she broke a few glass ceilings along the journey. One of her tips for success? Make sure you’re the one telling your story. “When it comes to you, your career, and your life, you’ve got to control the narrative- or somebody else will,” she warns. “Make it known what you stand for within your organization – and not just as an organization – but what you stand for personally.”


“One size does not fit all.”
Sallie Krawcheck

Financial feminist Sallie Krawcheck is historically the most senior woman on Wall Street. This former CEO of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Barney, US Trust, Citi Private Bank, and Sanford Bernstein has a message for businesses about the reality of their female employees’ lives. “I would propose a new way of thinking that recognizes there are differences between men and women – One size does not fit all.”

The key to empowering women, she says, is flexibility. 60% of working women with children say they want flexible hours and the option to work remotely. “Companies would rather have a happy, engaged, energized employee for 30 hours a week than a distracted, worried employee for 60 hours a week… which is what we have now. That can keep many more women economically engaged today than is the case. And with more women staying engaged, more women can make it to the top.”

“Lead with love.”
Dr. Bertice Berry

Dr. Bertice Berry, a sociologist, talk-show host, author, comedian, and mother, believes in the power of positive energy. She specifically addresses women in leadership with a message to help them pave the way to success for their greener female colleagues: “As you move up, and you take these positions of power and authority, and you lead other women… do not treat them the way we were treated along the way.” Through stories of her life experiences, Dr. Berry uses laughter to help her audiences build the skills for optimum life-work harmony, which is crucial to women’s success. She urges today’s business leaders to “Lead with love, and joy, and laughter and happiness.”


“Confidence matters almost as much as competence.”
Katty Kay

“Women tend to routinely underestimate their abilities,” says Katty Kay, lead anchor for BBC World News America. The challenges of juggling a demanding career and a family with four children led her to speak and write on the power of confidence. “Women keep telling themselves that something else accounts for their success.” The key to building a career, Kay tells women, is to be confident in your strengths. “If you don’t raise your hand in that meeting, or go for that promotion, or go for that job application- then you’re never giving yourself a chance to succeed.”


“Mentor someone different.”
Yassmin Abdel-Magied

“We have to look past our unconscious bias,” says Yassmin Abdel-Magied, a mechanical engineer, social advocate, and writer who knows all about breaking barriers in the workplace. This young and accomplished Australian advocates for the empowerment of youth, women, and those from diverse backgrounds. “Find someone to mentor that’s at the opposite end of your spectrum.” Mentorship, she believes, is the path towards empowerment. “People are not born with equal opportunities. Opening up your world will make you realize that you have access to doors that they didn’t even know existed… And you didn’t even know they didn’t have.”

For more information on how you can bring the top speakers on women’s empowerment to one of your events, check out www.eaglestalent.com or call our office at 1.800.345.5607.

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Lessons From Spotify’s Latest Partnership

In an industry built on trends and fads it’s no surprise that the traditional route to releasing an album has gone the way of the dinosaurs. The soundtrack album, which once was a music industry staple may soon receive a much needed digital-age facelift thanks to Spotify. The streaming giant, known for its popular music playlists which can attract up to 10 million followers, has partnered with film studios in an effort to change the way consumers listen to movie soundtracks. Rather than release an official soundtrack album, Spotify will create playlists for films which in some cases may require no extra licensing for songs.


This is not the first time we’ve seen big-budget studios partnering with streaming services. So this raises the question: From a branding standpoint, how important is it for companies to partner and cross-promote?


World-renowned entrepreneur and Keynote Speaker Johnny “Cupcakes” Earle turned his t-shirt company into a multi-million dollar business by partnering with several iconic pop-culture figures and brands of the past century. He believes that collaboration and brand partnership can act as a key influencer in the successful reinvention of a company’s brand.


“I think collaboration is important with every type of business because you can put your resources and creative thinking together and trade customers that you can have for the rest of your life.” – Johnny Earle


For example, a streaming service like Spotify will ultimately benefit from cross-promotion–by sending fans of the film to the app, this will draw new users to Spotify and increase the number of playlist streams. These are just a few of the ways a brand can benefit from partnerships!


Connect with Eagles Talent for your next event, and we can help match you with Branding & Advertising Speakers, who will help your organization develop and maintain professional partnerships in their industry.

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How to Avoid Sears’ Mistakes

Sears — the 125-year-old company, filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy early Monday morning, after dominating American retailing for much of the 20th century. It owes its lenders and bondholders more than $5 billion and interest payments alone are costing the retailer $440 million a year. The bankruptcy filing came before Sears was required to repay $134 million in loans by October 15, 2018.



Massive layoffs, store closings, and going out of business sales, are on the horizon for this former retail giant. But before we celebrate picking through the bones of another failing company, we should keep in mind Sears employs nearly 90,000 people in the US — who will soon be out of a job.


The collapse of Sears did not happen over night, it happened over time. The company has suffered along with many other traditional retailers, from rising online competition from firms such as Amazon. Chronic under-investment in the company’s physical stores, were one of the most noticeable mistakes, but there have been several. Even their 2004 merger with Kmart couldn’t save them, annual revenues continued to fall and Sears lost 49% of their equity.


Q: Could this have been prevented?




Futurist keynote speakers— like those featured on our site, can help predict trends, for every industry. They specialize in helping organizations- like Sears, be prepared for the future. They follow trends to make predictions in technology & the economy, as well as creating solid business strategies.


So instead of just managing your current business, get your group looking forward to opportunities and anticipating the ever-changing business climate. Consider these speakers for either a keynote presentation or a breakout session.

For speaker fees and availability, email info@eaglestalent.com or call 1.800.345.5607


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Alex Sheen in 30 Seconds!

Alex Sheen is a keynote Speaker and advocate for humanitarian efforts. He is also the founder of “Because I said I would” – an international social movement named after the title of his father’s eulogy.

Sheen’s father died of small cell lung cancer on September 4, 2012. His father was a man of his word, so Sheen titled his father’s eulogy “because I said I would.” Inspiring millions around the world to keep their promises, the movement began with handwritten promise cards, sent to show commitment and honor.


Today’s Tip: Book Alex Sheen!


‘Because I said I would” has distributed over 3.15 million promise cards to over 153 countries around the world, by request. Additionally, Alex has volunteered at different nonprofits for 52 weeks in a row. Sheen now works to better humanity through the importance of a promise in what little ways he can. He has volunteered at different nonprofits for 52 weeks in a row. Additionally, his charitable donations & social media campaigns have brought awareness and been featured on various national media outlets. Since he started, this dedication has only continued to develop and motivate the thousands of audience members he meets along the way.

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10 Most Exciting NFL Keynote Speakers for the 2018-2019 Season

After tonight’s Monday Night Football Game, the NFL will head into its 6th week of the regular season. With more of the schedule ahead than behind, it is an exciting time to be a fan of any team!

This season is still so young, so every team has a shot at a winning record. Football locker rooms are filled with the sounds of motivational speeches about teamwork and strategic planning — to achieve a common goal!


Who better to bring that excitement to your next event then former NFL players, like…


nfl-quarterback-eagles-talentTom Flick

Former NFL Quarterback, Authority on Leadership, Leading Change & Accelerating Performance

Why Book Tom Flick?

  • As a former NFL quarterback, Tom helps people become more effective leaders and to look at things from a different perspective in order to find new ideas for approaching challenges and moving things forward. Tom’s exceptional ability to communicate clear business solutions with humor, wit and razor-sharp insight make a tremendous impact on audiences


Topics: Change, Motivational, Peak Performance

Rocky Bleiernfl-running-back-eagles-talent

NFL Running Back, Vietnam Veteran and Author

Why Book Rocky Bleier?

  • From a soldier’s uniform to an NFL player’s uniform, Rocky Bleier imparts the life lessons that helped him overcome the trying circumstances that threatened to derail not only his career, but his life. His gripping tale of courage on both the football fields of America and the battle fields of Vietnam – has held audiences in rapt attention for years. Yet, the motivational message behind it, explains how ordinary people can become extraordinary achievers.


Topics: Military, Sports Stars, Football/NFL

peak-performance-eagles-talentEric Boles

Authority on Leadership, Managing Change, and Cultural Transformation

Why Book Eric Boles?

  • He is a believer in employee and organizational development and equips your organization with the tools to create and maintain winning attitudes. He is a former NFL player and an expert in teamwork, leadership and personal development, dedicated to maximizing your human assets.



Topics: Leadership & Inspiration, Team Building, Football/NFL

famous-nfl-announcers-eagles-talentMike Ditka

Legendary NFL Coach and Player and Commentator

Why Book Mike Ditka?

  • As a legendary NFL player and coach, Mike understands what it takes both physically and mentally to lead and be successful. He is inspirational as only the second person to ever win the Super Bowl as a player, assistant coach and head coach. Additionally, he was the first tight end to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


Topics: Celebrity Speakers, Coaches & Managers, Hot Sports Speakers

nfl-all-pro-speaker-eagles-talentBrian Holloway

NFL All-Pro, Organizational Transformation Expert

Why Book Brian Holloway?

  • He is high-powered and hard hitting former football player who trains groups on how to perform more effectively and achieve excellence. He leaves an impact on organizations, with his business knowledge, like he did on the football field.



Topics: Sports Stars, Peak Performance, Team Building

Matt Mayberrypeak-perfromance-speaker-eagles-talent

Former NFL Linebacker, Healthcare Business-Development Professional, and Peak-Performance Strategist

Why Book Matt Mayberry?

  • Matt provides attendees with a real-world strategy for peak performance. His keynote incorporates: motivation (with personal stories of overcoming adversity), process and mindset, and credibility (putting strategies to practice as the head of business development for Infinity Healthcare and as a successful entrepreneur).

Topics: Peak Performance, Corporate Culture, Football/NFL

philaelphia-eagles-player-eagles-talentVince Papale

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

Why Book Vince Papale?

  • Vince has made a name for himself on and off the field and continues to inspire audiences with his energy, enthusiasm, and story of persistence.



Topics: Football/NFL, Sports Stars, Cancer Awareness

Archie Manningnfl-legend-eagles-talent 

NFL Legend & Humanitarian

Why Book Archie Manning?

  • is an NFL legend to look up to. As a former NFL QB and multi-award winner, he drives home the significance of how great leadership and teamwork can bring success. He was inducted into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame. As a peak performance speaker, he brings inspiring topics to his current audiences to inspire them beyond the conference room and into their everyday lives.


Topics: Leadership, Football/NFL, Peak Performance

Jim Kellyfamous-nfl-quarterback-eagles-talent

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback & Speaker

Why Book Jim Kelly?

  • He was the quarterback for the Buffalo Bills from 1986-1996. In addition to four Super Bowl appearances (XXV-XXVIII), Jim holds every major Bills passing record and has thrown for over 35,000 passing yards and 237 touchdowns. He has experienced many ups and downs throughout his career and personal life. It is his belief during these difficult times; it takes both family and teamwork to face and overcome these obstacles — which he teaches to audiences worldwide.


Topics: Overcoming Adversity, Sports Announcers, Leadership


Bo Easonsports-stars-eagles-talent

Former NFL Player, author of the play ‘Runt of the Litter’

Why Book Bo Eason?

  • Speaker, performer, author Bo Eason started his career in the NFL as a top pick for the Houston Oilers. Continuing on with the San Francisco 49ers, during his 5-year career Bo competed beside and against some of the greatest players of his generation. Bo is dedicated to helping others tap the power of their personal story and become effective, persuasive communicators.


Topics: Motivational, Football/NFL, Sports Stars

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Dr. Jen Welter in 30 Seconds!

Dr. Jen Welter is the First Female NFL Coach, Sport Psychologist and Gold Medalist. She uses her story of goal setting and determination to inspire others to recognize their own potential and break through their own life barriers.

Today’s Tip: Book Dr. Jen Welter!


This 30 second clip of Dr. Jen is only a sneak peak into her extremely rewarding life. One of her biggest accomplishments was becoming the first female to serve as an NFL coach in the male-dominated sport in 2015. First, she served as an intern linebackers coach for the Arizona Cardinals. Welter’s time at the Cardinals has been defined by the bond she has fostered with the players. But this is not the first time Welter’s was the first to do something. She is also a veteran of several women’s professional football teams, including the Dallas Diamonds & Dallas Dragons.


Additionally, Welter holds a doctorate degree in Psychology, with 18 years of experience in fitness and the professional athlete world. She has her own Flag Football camp for women that empowers them to turn their dreams into reality. In her keynotes, she focuses on teaching the value of assembling teams with diverse perspectives and talents to strengthen the organization’s competitive advantage.

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