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Resonating Voices in an Often-Chaotic World

By Karen Harris | Sep 19, 2018 | Comments Off

How Keynoters are Making a Difference

Our world is noisy, chaotic, frustrating, even fearful for many. I believe that is why organizations of every conceivable size are stepping up to bring people together to hear empowering messages from today’s keynote speakers. The kind of messages that move people to take action in their lives, to find balance, to believe in the power of relationships, to feel hope – and to adopt change as the necessary ingredient of success that it is. These speakers are working for way more than an ovation – they are “turning on the lightbulbs” for audiences who often feel like there’s too much darkness.

It’s exciting when they connect. When an audience member internalizes a message that anything’s possible in a time where many are feeling as if their heads are bumping against glass ceilings.  When you’re in the room with a world-class speaker – whether they are speaking to 50 or 1,000 - you can feel the change occur. When what’s raging in the news media or outside the conference venue seems fractional compared to the growth and mindset shifts you witness taking place in the room. People are laughing – and they’re learning. People are on the edge of their seat and eager for more. That’s the difference words from the right people at the right time can make.

From keynote speakers who can move leaders to become more accountable and provide a culture where creativity and collaboration can flourish, to speakers who share how we are more alike as human beings than we are different and speak on the power of diversity, global citizenship, and every kind of speaker in between – these voices are resonating with today’s audiences. People need return on investment – and they need real-world solutions. They need productivity propellers – and they also need to laugh out loud. They need to see the big picture, at the same time recognizing how very much little things matter.

Working with speakers who have the immense talent to move people from where they are to where they want and need to be is a passion of every member of our team. We recognize the tremendous work they do to elevate audience experiences – and deliver take-aways that can literally change the lives and careers of others. In a world with a whole lot of noise, it’s exceptional to sit in an audience so silent and captivated by a speaker there’s almost an electricity in the room – this is why we do what we do. We know helping our speakers share their vision, missions, and messages changes the world for the better. We’re pretty darn proud of that. To all the speakers and clients we work with daily to deliver success strategies, leadership, sales, service, humor, and so much more – a nod of thanks for allowing us to be part of the process.

Learn more about Karen and the cmi team!

Seventeen Years in the Making

By Karen Harris | Jul 13, 2018 | Comments Off

How One Speaker Kept the Faith, and Delivered on The Promise

Fresh off his recent closing keynote at The Million Dollar Roundtable (MDRT) Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker Jason Hewlett, received a standing ovation from the more than 15,300 audience members and realized the cumulation of a vision and goal set in 2001 when he embarked on his speaking career:  To speak on the mainstage at MDRT.

“During my entire youth there were MDRT plaques lining the hallways of our home,” shared Jason. “My Dad, John Hewlett, being in the upper echelon of the most successful in the world in life insurance and financial planning fields, his lifetime membership in MDRT made it my goal as well. When I began my career in 2001 looking for big stages to perform on, asking my Dad where I should begin, he recommended MDRT because they had the best speakers at their conferences he’d ever seen. I made my first call to them, and I’ve submitted to be on their stage as a speaker every year since.”

For Jason, it was a home run, Olympic medal, life-changing moment. “Well-earned, well-deserved, and we are quite sure just the tip of the iceberg for what is next for this show-stopping entertainer and keynote speaker” shared Karen Harris, CEO of cmi speaker management. “He lights up the stage with humor, impressions, and an animated presentation that is just out of this world. More than that, however, he CONNECTS with messaging that is relatable, heart-warming, and exactly what audiences are looking for today.”

The topic he took the stage with was his signature, “The Promise” which compels audiences to take a long look at the impact their own “promises” make on the lives around them. While fun, engaging, and completely entertaining – the keynote has poignant moments that leave audience members feeling transformed, inspired, and motivated to take positive action in their lives.

“There is so much heart and humanity that just pours out of every speech Jason delivers,” shared Julie Escobar, industry consultant. “He is loved by audiences, adored and respected by his colleagues and peers, and a dream for meeting planners to work with. High entertainment, low ego, and a double-watt personality – all make him a speaker companies want to hire again and again.”

In a world that can certainly use a lot more fulfilled promises and big dreams coming to fruition, Jason’s journey to keynote for one of the most prestigious events hosted by the world-class organization of MDRT sends a resounding message to all of us. Keep your promises. Keep the faith. Stay focused and driven. Extraordinary things can happen when you do.

Great work, Jason. We can’t wait to see what event you’ll headline next.

CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame - Jason Hewlett

By Dori Pominville | Jul 11, 2018 | Comments Off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yinoaBy6wnU&t=15s

Learn more about Jason Hewlett and his amazing signature keynote, The Promise, here.

Creating Something New from an Existing Idea - Mike Rayburn

By Dori Pominville | Nov 15, 2017 | Comments Off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp6G9hdv5zk&list=PLlhfpPEx8arlFUY4gjoDB40UpN0xPYCOb&t=2s&index=1

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