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4 Seeds For Success You Need To Plant This Spring

Spring has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere. And while my friends in Canada or the US Upper Midwest won’t be planting anything for several weeks, the rest of us are watching trees bud, flowers bloom…. and pollen build up on everything. I think the late Robin Williams summed it up best: “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!'”


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Our schedules are “blooming” too aren’t they? Work is wide open, expectations of our time from family and friends are increasing, and there’s all those projects you want to get done now that winter is becoming a distant memory. How will you get so many things done? As you celebrate the beauty of spring and begin to reflect on what you want to grow this season, I also invite you to think about planting these four “seeds” for success in your daily schedule to ensure that your most important things can get done:



Protect Your “Prime Time”


It’s easy to allow interruptions, meetings, and distractions to steal those moments when you could be most productive. You keep thinking there will be time to make up for it in the future… and there never is. To help keep yourself in the “productivity zone” more often, ask yourself these questions when you’re tempted to let something (or someone) steal your minutes:


  • Saying yes to this interruption means I will be saying no to _______________ .
  • Am I attending this meeting because I need to, or because I have been unwilling to have a conversation with someone about how my time could be better spent… or how we could improve the effectiveness of such meetings?
  • What action should I take now that I will look back on tonight and be glad I did?



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One line in a recent Seth Godin blog perfectly captured the need to develop more consistent habits and routines. Godin wrote, “…because without habits, every decision requires attention. And attention is exhausting.” From your morning routine to how you manage your email to dealing with that dreaded, “Have you got a minute?” question, coming up with routines you can do without letting your brain get so emotionally or mentally involved frees up energy you can use to be more creative, focused, and even more present in every moment in your day.



Get Serious About Professional or Personal Improvement


I enjoy eavesdropping on people shopping for plants in a garden center in the spring. I almost always hear someone say, “I’ve always wanted to grow ____________ (insert name of flower or plant) but just never tried it.” In the same way, reflect on some ways you’ve wanted to grow over the past year but let your daily overload crowd it out of your schedule.



Create Consistent Space to Think Forward


It’s a funny thing about seeds. You can’t just put them in the ground and come back later expecting them to have grown into the perfect plant. You have to monitor their growth, providing resources as needed, and make sure the weeds aren’t overtaking them. To make sure the three “seeds” for success mentioned earlier can thrive, It’s important that you set aside time to check on your growth in these areas, both to celebrate your small successes and take corrective action. Some ways you can more automatically make this time of reflection happen include:


  • Setting a daily alarm on your smartphone or wearable tech. Perhaps when you are normally driving home from work or not actively engaged in other activities. The alarm will be a quick reminder for you to assess your day and how you might make even better choices tomorrow.
  • Scheduling the time in your calendar. It might get crowded out by other things, but just the visual reminder will help keep you thinking about where you want to go and not just where you are now.
  • Creating a question a day to answer for yourself. You can allow your schedule to keep you so narrowly focused that you rarely look at the bigger picture. Do an internet search of “Powerful coaching questions” to give you some questions that will force you to look at more than the 37 things on today’s task list.


Plant the Seeds for Success and watch them grow.


jones loflin seeds for successIf you want a powerful visual of the need to use your time wisely, buy a pack of seeds of your favorite vegetable. Pour them into a clear jar or cup and place them in your work area. Then each time you notice yourself not using your time well, remove a seed and throw it into the trash. And as you do, think of the potential harvest of that favorite vegetable that is now lost with that seed gone. Pretty soon you might find that you see the “seed” of each moment in your day a little differently.


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How to Boost E-commerce Sales & Customer Loyalty

E-commerce has become increasingly significant in our digital age. According to Internet Retailer’s analysis, US E-commerce sales grew 15% in 2018, and is predicted to keep increasing. 


Not only does E-commerce allow for customers to post their comments regarding products and services, overall it can help organizations provide better customer service. Through E-commerce sales, companies have been able to establish key relationships with their customers!



E-commerce Sales

Find out how to enhance your company by improving E-commerce initiatives with our Top 5 E-Commerce Speakers:


#1 Chuck Martin 

Futurist, Bestselling Author, Emerging Digital Tech and IoT Expert

Speaker Chuck MartinAs a leader in emerging digital technologies, Chuck Martin has spent his career paving the way for other visionaries similar to himself. One of Chuck’s most influential programs is The Butler Economy, where he shares the best ways for businesses to connect to customers while things are changing at a rapid pace. Chuck also focuses on all-the-time-everywhere-marketing as well as push-pull marketing. Read more on Chuck Martin


#2 Terry Jones

Founder of, Founding Chairman of, and Current Chairman for Wayblazer

Speaker Terry Jones

Through key innovative strategies, Terry Jones has remained ahead of the curve when it comes to leadership and customer relationships. Terry speaks on Building Digital Relationships, and he aims to educate audiences of all digital skills sets on how to conduct effective conversation. Through real world examples as well as online examples, Terry leaves his audience inspired to take action within their companies. Read more on Terry Jones


#3 Lynn Brewer

Former Enron Executive, Whistleblower

Speaker Lynn BrewerAmong many other accomplishments working at Enron, Lynn Brewer lead the e-commerce initiatives for Enron’s water subsidiary. Some of Lynn’s speaking programs include: Capitalizing on the Value of Integrity, Confessions of an Enron Executive, and Managing Risks for Corporate Integrity. Read more on Lynn Brewer



#4 Dayna Steele

Grow Your Business Using Rock Star Principles of Success

Speaker Dayna SteeleDayna Steele strives to provide excellent customer service by taking her rock star stories and turning them into your story. Her programs include taking her unique perspective working in the traditional all male rock world, as well as creating a NASA e-commerce operation from the ground up. Dayna has mastered the art of keeping customers happy. Read more on Dayna Steele 



#5 Brett King

Speaker, Startup Founder, Bestselling Author, Radio Host, TV Commentator

Speaker Brett KingKnown for his innovative work as the Founder and CEO of the mobile bank Moven, Brett King has been able to optimize the customer experience. Brett’s focus on technology has led to wide social influence, by disrupting business and changing social behaviors. Additionally, Brett’s knowledge on technology assists him in providing quality customer service. Read more on Brett King


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10 Best Speakers to Help Improve Emotional Intelligence

The capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions is known as emotional intelligence. Especially important in the corporate world, emotional intelligence can help one handle interpersonal relationships on a personal and professional scale.


Enhancing the emotional intelligence in your team is possible, and can lead to long term success of your employees and overall business.


Studies have shown that 90% of top performers exhibit high levels of emotional intelligence — and the best part is, emotional intelligence is a skill that can be learned.


In order to spark the most success out of your employees, here’s an inside look at 10 of the best Speakers on Emotional Intelligence:

Mo Gawdat


After 12 years of intense research on happiness, Mo Gawdat created an algorithm and repeatable model to reach a state of uninterrupted happiness regardless of life circumstances. Praised for his findings, Gawdat has been on a mission to deliver his happiness message to one billion people around the world. In addition, Gawdat thrives as a serial entrepreneur, co-founding more than 20 businesses that connect ideas of work and well-being in a personal and professional manner. Read more on Mo Gawdat

Erica Dhawan


Drawing audiences in with her storytelling abilities, Erica Dhawan knows how to give an excellent keynote on emotional intelligence. As a master of connectional intelligence, Dhawan helps leaders accelerate the connectedness of the workforce in order to reach goals more quickly. She also offers concrete and pragmatic solutions for your organization’s most pressing challenges, setting her aside from anyone else you’ve heard. Read more on Erica Dhawan

Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry


Find out the impact of emotions on performance with Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry. Known for his ability to cater to his audience, Dr. Pawliw-Fry can give your company the necessary tools for unleashing the best performance in your people through emotion. After one of Dr. Pawliw-Fry’s keynotes, attendees are left with the power and science behind emotional intelligence, enabling them to embrace pressure and manage any disruptions and challenges they are facing. Read more on Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry

Michelle Poler


Say hello to your fears with Michelle Poler by stepping out of your comfort zone and stepping into your fullest potential. Poler is at the Founder of Hello Fears and has received praise for her project after being featured on CBS, CNN, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Fox News, and more. Specifically, Poler has inspired younger audiences as she spreads her message to students at universities and encourages them to live with courage, find their authenticity and embrace their growth paths. Read more on Michelle Poler

Shawn Achor


Using positive psychology, Shawn Achor‘s comedy driven keynote can help leaders reduce stress in the workplace. He keeps audiences engaged through interactive experiments, and leaves them with tangible applications they can use to keep their team motivated and engaged in the workplace. Not only does Achor speak on emotional intelligence, but he is also the bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage and Big Potential. Read more on Shawn Achor

Dr. Bertice Berry


Find the necessary skills for optimum life-work harmony with Dr. Bertice Berry. Using her life experience as a talk-show host, author, comedian, and mother, Dr. Berry helps corporate and private organizations reach peak emotional intelligence. While laughing and reflecting with Dr. Berry, the audience can focus on what it means to create a healthy workspace with one another. Read more on Dr. Bertice Berry

Jenn Lim


Look into the science of happiness with Jenn Lim. Lim challenges audiences to forget preconceived notions of what they think happiness consists of, moving beyond the traditional avenues of achieving happiness through money, title, and status. Through her keynote, Lim works with attendees to help them develop their own core values and find happiness for themselves in their own personal and professional lives. Read more on Jenn Lim

Pandit Dasa


As a Mindful Leadership Expert, Pandit Dasa explores the traditional and non-traditional leadership qualities with his audiences. Through his presentation, Dasa shows how leading by example, appreciation, communication, humility, and balanced emotions are just a few of the key elements in healthy leadership and emotional intelligence. Ultimately, Dasa shares that everyone has the ability to be the best leader they can be. Read more on Pandit Dasa

Ryan Estis


Initiating change, inspiring innovation, and delivering growth is all possible with Ryan Estis. As a speaker, Estis brings a fresh perspective to business events through his discussions on improving sales effectiveness, and leading change in many other business avenues. Estis is also accessible outside of his keynote speeches, through his courses and online learning, helping students thrive in today’s hyper-connected business environment. Read more on Ryan Estis

Isaac Lidsky

Isaac Lidsky is a visionary entrepreneur who overcame blindness to build a successful career. Lidsky does not let his disability limit him, and instead, encourages audiences to also pursue life to the fullest extent. To obtain success and overall happiness in life and business, according to Lidsky, we must change how we perceive and respond to fear, mental roadblocks and new challenges. Read more on Isaac Lidsky


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3 Ways to Make Your Corporate Event Fun!



Whether you like it or not, your employees may not exactly jump for joy at the idea of attending a corporate event. After a long day at the office, the last place they may want to spend the rest of their day is at a work function.


But your event doesn’t have to be dreadful or dull! When it comes to planning a corporate event that’s fun and engaging for all, begin by booking an interactive speaker who will keep your audience entertained and inspired.


Bring out their creativity with the help of an art speaker.

Multimedia artist Phil Hansen brings his craft to the stage as he helps attendees get into a more innovative mindset through his interactive art experience. Alongside his keynote, Phil guides attendees through an exercise in which everyone creates their own piece of art. All pieces are later combined to create a cohesive and outstanding work of art that represents unity and teamwork.


Use the art of magic to keep attendees guessing.

Highlighting similarities between the world of business and the world of magic, Vinh Giang teaches audiences all about the psychology of illusion, using magic as a metaphor to help attendees understand the ways we are often fooled by illusions. He also highlights key business ideas and concepts that should be utilized in the corporate world. As a magician/illusionist, Vinh spreads his motivational message in a creative and innovative way.


Bring out their laughter with comedic entertainment.

Improv, sketch, and keynote troupe The Water Coolers keep audiences entertained through their hilarious comedy routine. Not only do The Water Coolers entertain, but they also impart real world advice and lessons. Corporate audiences can especially relate to the comedy troupe’s humorous and authentic take on the business world, which keeps attendees entertained and engaged throughout.

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The Easiest Way to Choose a Commencement Speaker

According to the “Association of American Colleges and Universities,” there are nearly 5,300 accredited colleges and universities in the United States. In addition, about 3.6 million students are expected to graduate from high school in 2018–19 — that adds up to thousands of ceremonies.


If each ceremony features one commencement speaker, this means that the annual demand for a speaker can total up to tens of thousands!




But with so much demand, where is the supply?


Finding the perfect keynote speaker for a commencement or graduation ceremony on your own can be a daunting task! But before you take a deep dive into an abyss of names, why not start with ours? For over 40 years, Eagles Talent has successfully supplied thousands of clients with keynote speakers for every kind of event — including graduations!


Speakers like Ben Nemtin, who delivered the University of Utah’s 2018 Commencement Speech:


At just 35 years old, Ben has shown audiences from 200 to 20,000 how to make the impossible possible! From playing basketball with President Obama, streaking a professional soccer field, and raising over $400,000 for charity, Ben’s amazing feats have inspired millions to chase their dreams!


Q: So what’s the easiest way to choose a Graduation or Commencement Speaker?



A: Contact Us!

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Ben Nemtin in 30 Seconds!

Have you ever thought about the things you want to accomplish in your lifetime? MTV star and keynote speaker Ben Nemtin brings this to the attention of audiences everywhere as he speaks about how to make the impossible possible and inspires attendees to chase their dreams.


In just 30 seconds, here are some valuable lessons Ben Nemtin can teach your audience at your next event. 



Ben and his friends first created a bucket list as a way to help themselves feel more alive. They drove across the country accomplishing their own dreams while making the dreams of others come true as well. As they crossed items off their list, they helped strangers do the same, spreading an inspirational message of radical possibility on MTV’s The Buried Life.


Ben’s bucket list adventure helped others realize that no matter how impossible a task may seem, it is always possible to accomplish something you set your mind to. In his keynotes, Ben relates his message of achieving the unthinkable to business conferences and corporate leadership teams everywhere. As a motivational speaker, he teaches attendees the ‘5 Steps to Make the Impossible Possible.’



Chasing your dreams and achieving the impossible may seem intangible for some, but Ben aims to make these tasks feasible for everyone through his inspirational keynotes. Attendees leave Ben’s keynote feeling ready to cross things off their own bucket lists and achieve their goals to the fullest extent.

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Failure Is an Option by Dayna Steele

The master potter divided his class into two sides. He told one group they had one week to make the best pot they could. He instructed the other group they had to make the most pots in one week. At the end of the week, the side that made the most pots also made the best pot. 


 I wish I could remember who told me this story a few weeks ago when we were discussing successes and failures. (Whoever it was, thank you!) You cannot enjoy continued success without failure. It is only through trial and error, over and over again, continually putting out content, products, services, whatever you do, that you succeed.


Musicians do it all the time. They record an entire album and, if they are lucky, they have a hit or two. Only the biggest of fans may go deep and listen to more songs other than the song that made the top of the charts. The majority of the world never hears those other songs and they fade into obscurity. But this does not stop the band from recording another album and starting the entire process over and over again. They do not produce one song and quit. They record dozens, hundreds, even thousands of songs until they get that hit. And, then they do it all over again.



Without failure, you more often than not do not have success. And sometimes, failure happens when you least expect it, in the most unexpected ways. Rick Allen, the drummer for recent Rock Hall of Fame inductees Def Leppard, lost his left arm in an unfortunate automobile accident in the 1980s. Many people thought it was the end of the Def Leppard as we knew it, or at least the end of Allen’s music career. However, it eventually led to the most commercially successful period the band had ever seen – with Allen still on drums.



Within months of his accident, Allen developed a drum kit he could play with one arm and his feet for the rest of the work – an innovation that not only led to more successful tours and albums for Def Leppard but has also been replicated for injured veterans and more.


The more you put yourself or your company out there, the more you learn what works and what does not work, the more you take lessons from failures, the more you will succeed. But that means you must innovate and try new things, take suggestions from your employees, listen to what vendors suggest AND listen to your customers every single day – every call, every tweet, every email, every post, every problem, every complaint. There are lessons to be learned and innovations to be found in all that incoming information.


The answer is always “no” if you do not ask and the result is guaranteed 100% failure all the time is you do not try.


Now go out there and make your hit! Or pottery ….

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First Black Hole Image Inspires Science Community to Book STEM Speakers

Using the power of eight radio telescopes around the world, a team of scientists have finally captured the first ever image of a black hole. Over 200 scientific researchers contributed to the finding, working for over a decade to capture this moment.


Through persistance and hard work this was accomplished not as individuals, but as a team. S.T.E.M. is comprised of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, and without contributions from each field the monumental moment that made history would not have been possible.


STEM jobs are predicted to grow 13% by 2027, meaning the time to delve into the worlds of science, technology, engineering and math is NOW!



Meet 4 top S.T.E.M. speakers who are eager to share their otherworldly knowledge with all industries:




Tali Sharot is a neuroscientist and author, combining research in psychology, behavioral economics, and neuroscience to make discoveries and connections in human nature. Tali approaches science through cutting edge tactics to highlight the power of people and our beliefs and actions. As a speaker, Tali explains her work and provides ways for leaders to find similar strategies in observing human behavior. More on Tali



As a leading voice in business, Dr. Randal Pinkett has used technology to establish himself as an entrepreneur, speaker, author, and scholar. Randal is the founder, chairman and CEO of his company, working with research and evaluation, information technology, and data analytics. Randal has also been awarded with many technological awards and continues to change the industry through technological advancements. More on Randal 



Missy Cummings uses her brilliant mind and knowledge of mechanical engineering and materials science to captivate audiences. With one of the most brilliant minds of our generation, her keynotes give insight into her lifetime of research in all the fields of STEM. Missy is a futurist, technological expert, scientific genius and has the ability to inspire audiences with any STEM background and beyond. More on Missy



Internationally recognized science leader, Olympia LePoint, has influence all across the scientific field with a specialty in mathematics. From helping with 28 successful Space Shuttle Missions into Space, to advocating for STEM Education, Olympia shares her experiences to help others overcome their own obstacles. This real life rocket scientist brings you many different intellectually stimulating presentations. More about Olympia

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10 Best Recruitment & Retention Keynote Speakers to Increase Employee Engagement

Across all industries, businesses often struggle with hiring and retaining employees. Doing so has become increasingly difficult, especially given the growing rates of generational diversity in the workplace. With Baby Boomers and Millennials working side-by-side, the modern workforce has never been as generationally diverse as it is now, which can present new challenges when relating to today’s employees.



Now more than ever, there is a great need for speakers who specialize in recruitment and retention! If your goal is to attract, hire, and keep your best candidates, you should consider starting with these 10 speakers:



1. Bruce Tulgan


Bruce Tulgan is the leading expert on young people in the workplace, best-selling author, adviser to business leaders all over the world, and a sought-after keynote speaker and management trainer. He has worked with tens of thousands of leaders and managers in hundreds of organizations, including the U.S. Army and the YMCA, to name a few.

More about Bruce




2. Seth Mattison


Seth Mattison is the co-founder and chief movement officer of Luminate Labs. He teaches organizations how to quickly and proactively adapt to changes in the marketplace while fostering a culture of stewardship, capabilities, and an environment of value.

More about Seth




3. Ryan Estis 


Ryan Estis is the former chief strategy officer for the McCann Worldgroup advertising agency, NAS. He has over 20 years of business experience working with some of the world’s leading brands, including Liberty Mutual and the Dallas Cowboys. He helps companies and individual contributors embrace change and achieve breakthrough performance.

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4. Chester Elton


As one of the most influential voices in workplace trends, Chester Elton helps clients engage their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values. As a top speaker on employee retention, he offers specific examples drawn from real-life cases in an effort to teach organizations how to do recognition right in the workplace.

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5. Joe Martin


Joe Martin has spoken to over 750 businesses, organizations, and associations. As a teacher trainer, he equips teachers and administrators with the necessary tools to increase overall achievement. He also helps leaders tackle both staff and student retention.

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6. Anne Bruce


Anne Bruce is an author and former television morning talk show host and producer for CBS. Her motivational programs on leadership, growing talent, customer service, and the power of human potential can help audiences unlock individual potential immediately!

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7. Jenn Lim


Jenn is the CEO and CHO of Delivering Happiness —a company she co-founded to inspire science-based happiness, passion and purpose at work and home. Through her experience, Jenn has created the proven equation that happier employees = happier customers = more successful companies + meaningful lives.

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8. Heather Younger


Known as “The Employee Whisperer,” Heather Younger is a best-selling author and international speaker. Through the implementation of her laws and philosophies, she has helped companies see double-digit employee engagement score increases.

More about Heather




9. Nicholas Wyman


Nicholas Wyman is an Australian-born award-winning author, development and skills expert, and CEO of the Institute for Workplace Skills and Innovation – a global enterprise committed to skills and workforce development in today and tomorrow’s workplace. He provides job-seekers with the technical, vocational, and soft skills that are most in-demand and valued by today’s employers and companies.

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10. Sunny Grosso


Sunny Grosso is known as the “Culture Godmother,” one of the world’s first happiness consultants, and a Zappos culture expert. She is a sought-after speaker who inspires groups around the world with her bright and unique brand of coach-sulting [coaching + consulting].

More about Sunny



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Financial Speakers Who Guide Away From Loss

Financial Literacy Month started April 1st. Now is the perfect time to become well versed in finance!


Because of today’s turbulent marketplace, you need experts to help navigate through the unsteady financial industry.


Fortunately, our expert keynote speakers have been guiding the corporate world to make effective decisions about financial resources, for over 40 years!


Here are some top experts in:




Focused on making profitable decisions, Gene Marks helps business owners, executives, and managers understand the political, economical and technological trends for a chance to thrive. Many people are familiar with Marks and his business knowledge, as he writes weekly columns for Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Fox Business, The Huffington Post, and




Finance & Insurance:


Stacey Tisdale has been in the public eye for her work with finance for over 20 years. In addition to her work as an author, she’s also an on-air financial journalist with various companies including: PBS, CNN, CBS, and The Early Show. Tisdale’s knowledge and ambition also led her to create a finance curriculum for college students.






Sebastian Seung is a computational neuroscientist, leader in the new field of Connectomics, and author. Seung has dedicated his career to neuroscience, where he explores the uniqueness of a person, from memory to mental disorders, discovering the relation to the connectome. His research has also been featured through his TED talk, “I am my Connectome.”




Women in Business:


Taking fashion and shape wear to the next step, Sara Blakely took a risk and created SPANX. Blakely helps audiences find their own way as entrepreneurs, presenting on “Inventing the Career of your Dreams.” Blakely revolutionized the shape wear industry, and provides audiences with the tools to follow in her footsteps.



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