What’s going on in the event world: March Recap

TL;DR: Garth Brooks and Joe Biden at SXSW, the subtle takeover of RFID, the TED Talk you HAVE to watch, and the media coverage of Amal’s UN speech vs. her baby bump. _______________________ South by Southwest – come for the tech, music and BBQ – stay for the speeches SXSW in Austin, Texas gets a […]

click to read the full post by: Jeff Jacobson date: April 4, 2017

What’s going on in the event world: February Recap

TL;DR: Hilary’s got a new book, the meetings industry makes an impact, celebrity and influencer marketing keeps hitting new heights, must-read tips to for any panel facilitator. _______________________ Madame President To Madame Keynote Hillary Clinton has been fairly quiet since losing the US election on November 8 but her future has started to become a […]

click to read the full post by: Jeff Jacobson date: March 8, 2017

2 minute recap: What’s happening in the event world?

TL;DR: Try a debate at your next event; VR isn’t a be all end all, but it can add some buzz to your event; Donald commanded $400,000 plus speaking fees but Mariah has him beat at $1,000,000. Swapping panels for debates Every great movie (…and novel, sports game, story) must have tension to engage the […]

click to read the full post by: Jeff Jacobson date: February 10, 2017

5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before A Public Talk {6 minute read}

Today alone, there are hundreds of thousands of people stepping on stages, grabbing a mic and addressing audiences. These audiences range from 20 people to 20,000. Some audience members are looking to be inspired. Others are hoping to learn something new​. Many just show up for the free lunch. For the speakers, many are addressing […]

click to read the full post by: Jeff Lohnes date: May 7, 2016

How A Speaking Agent Reads The News – Part 1: Bruce Jenner

By Jeff Jacobson It’s my job to place newsmakers, whether it’s athletes, authors, ex-politicians, TV personalities etc. at conferences around the country. And because of my professional goals, I may read news stories a bit differently than you. Every article may contain a new topic of interest or a new personality who might be compelling […]

click to read the full post by: Jeff Jacobson date: May 1, 2015

New Speakers – March 2015

Richard Peddie – Richard is the former President & CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. He took the organization through a period of enormous growth. He documented his experiences with MLSE as well as TSN, Pillsbury and other blue-chip brands in his 2013 bestselling book, Dream Job. Later this summer, he will be releasing […]

click to read the full post by: Jeff Jacobson date: March 11, 2015