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Vinh Giang Delivers Impactful Communication Workshop to 2,000+ Attendees

By Dori Pominville | Jul 11, 2019

In early June, Meeting Planners International welcomed Vinh Giang to deliver his keynote, “Embrace the Unfamiliar,” at the 2019 World Education Congress in Toronto, Ontario with more than 2,000 meeting professionals. 

The keynote derives from Vinh’s newly developed workshop, STAGE:  Amplifying the Best Parts of You. The workshop was specifically designed to help attendees dispel the illusions of limited mindsets and fine tune their craft and skills as communicators. 

Pulling from life and stage experiences, audiences learned: 

– The vocal foundations. This is a huge topic; this is where attendees learn how to use their voice more effectively. 

– The foundations to physiology, and the big one most people get wrong – learning how to use hand gestures like a pro. 

– How to connect and build strong relationships with individuals or groups. 

– The formula for world class story telling

– How to discover, find and store stories for maximum impact. 

– The method on how to deal with the fear that comes with communicating to a group.

 

 

 

“Vinh creates an extraordinary learning experience for audiences,” shared Karen Harris, CEO of cmi speaker management. “He easily breaks down the formulas for elevated skill-building into simple-to-grasp strategies with immediate take-aways.” 

Learn more about this ground-breaking workshop here.

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About cmi speaker management

cmi is a global meeting industry leader which represents an international roster of carefully selected speakers who positively impact millions of people through their keynote speeches, books, and thought leadership.

Ty Bennett Delivers Past, Present, and Future of Relevant Leadership

By Dori Pominville | May 29, 2019

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Holstein Foundation invites Leadership Keynote Speaker Ty Bennett to deliver keynote at the 25th Young Dairy Leaders Institute Conference this June.

Developing young leaders and empowering them to realize their personal potential is serious business. It’s the goal of the Holstein Foundation which celebrates 25 years of the Young Dairy Leaders Institute (YDLI) this June in Appleton, Wisconsin and honors alumni and all the contributions they have made to the dairy industry.  

Joining them as the keynote speaker for the youth summit will be cmi speaker management’s Ty Bennett who will be presenting his customized keynote, “Partnership is the New Leadership.

Ty is a favorite for this client.  He presented to them in the past, delivering his message about the Power of Influence in 2016, the present – with the scheduled June event in Appleton, and even the future – as they have slotted him to keynote again in 2020.

Why Ty? He has an extraordinary ability to relate to youth audiences with powerful stories, insights, and ideas that keep them connected with the message, inspired to adopt new skills, and engaged in the take-aways that will ultimately help them become relevant leaders in a world that truly needs them.

“Ty Bennett infuses every keynote with artful storytelling, real-world strategies, and elevated thought-leadership" shared Karen Harris, CEO of cmi speaker management.  “It’s no surprise to us that clients bring him back again and again. We, of course, are proud of all of our incredible keynote speakers. When they have an opportunity to lift the spirits, minds, and skills of young people – well, that’s even more exhilarating. The world needs young, vibrant leaders – and we’re thrilled Ty can help these young people to hear a message that will encourage their growth in that capacity."

About Ty Bennett

Ty is the founder of Leadership Inc., a speaking and training company with a mission to empower individuals and organizations to challenge their status quo, cultivate exceptional relationships, and compete in extraordinary ways.  He’s changing lives–one leader at a time. 

About cmi speaker management

cmi is a global meeting industry leader which represents an international roster of carefully selected speakers who positively impact millions of people through their keynote speeches, books, and thought leadership.

cmi Keynote Speakers Spotlighted in Spring Association Conferences

By Dori Pominville | Apr 23, 2019

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April 23, 2019: Calgary, Alberta:  cmi speaker management confirms conference keynotes for three of their powerhouse speakers.

Spring is a busy conference time for many organizations, associations, and industries around the globe. The team at cmi speaker management shared recently the addition of three of their keynote speakers to the lineups of spring events.

Jason Hewlett is a keynote speaker, entertainer, behind-the-scenes event advisor, and one of America’s top Master of Ceremonies/Emcees for corporate and charity events. He brings one of his top-requested topics Becoming Legendary Leaders to the American Public Works Association Nevada Chapter on April 25th.

Tim Sanders is a keynote speaker and leadership expert and was recently named as one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers. He brings his powerful new topic Innovating Faster - Why Collaboration Changes Everything to the stage for National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) on May 6th.

Vinh Giang is a keynote speaker, illusionist, entertainer, and entrepreneur. He brings his innovative topic, Collaboration is the Key to Success to the Houston Human Resource Management Association on May 15th.

“We are extraordinarily proud to bring what we believe to be some of the best speakers in the world together with these organizations" shared cmi CEO Karen Harris. “Today’s audiences want to be both educated – and entertained. They want fresh perspectives, intelligent humor, elevated experiences, and take-aways that make a difference in their lives and careers. They’ll get all of that and more from these three memorable performers. From the messages to the connection to the game-changing strategies and mindsets"

About cmi speaker management

cmi is a global meeting industry leader which represents an international roster of carefully selected speakers who positively impact millions of people through their keynote speeches, books, and thought leadership.

CONTACT:

Dori Pominville

877-307-7403

admin@cmispeakers.com

Futurist Author and Keynote Speaker Mike Walsh Launches New Book

By Dori Pominville | Mar 14, 2019

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March 14, 2019, Calgary, AB:  cmi speaker management announces new book launch for in-demand keynote speaker client Mike Walsh.

Acclaimed futurist and speaker Mike Walsh launched his new book THE ALGORITHMIC LEADER this month with rave reviews coming in from around the world on its potential impact for industry and global leaders.

At a time when machine learning and artificial intelligence are hot topics, often swirling with controversy, Mr. Walsh has garnered tremendous respect for his ability to break down complex theories, strategies, and data and make them relative, timely, and actionable for business professionals.

In his words, “The greatest threat we face is not robots replacing us, but our reluctance to reinvent ourselves."

“Mike makes the abstract concepts and real-world realities of AI, automation, and algorithms come to life for audiences," shared cmi’s CEO Karen Harris. “He helps them replace the fear of technology advancements and job replacement with thought-provoking questions and an eagerness to learn how they can harness these powerful world changes for good within their businesses and lives."

Mike’s book is a cumulation of years of research and development honed from pioneers, scientists, and global leaders. His solutions and insights straddle industries, generations, cultures – and even time. He shares the 10 core principles for readers to learn how to be open to transformational opportunities and game-changing intelligence that can lead them to cutting edge results personally and professionally.  

About Mike Walsh

Mike is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing companies for the 21st century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in the current era of disruptive technological change. Mike’s bestselling books include ‘Futuretainment’ and ‘The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas’. Each week he interviews provocative thinkers, innovators and troublemakers on his weekly podcast, ‘Between Worlds’. A true nomad, Mike travels over 300 days a year worldwide, researching trends, collecting innovation case studies and presenting on the future of business.

About cmi speaker management

cmi is a global meeting industry leader which represents an international roster of carefully selected keynote speakers who positively impact millions of people through their keynote speeches, books, and thought leadership.

Sam Silverstein - Global Guru and Tim Sanders – Inc Magazine Top 100

By Dori Pominville | Feb 20, 2019

February 19, 2019, Calgary, AB, Canada: Speakers Sam Silverstein and Tim Sanders, represented by cmi speaker management, earn spots on two top speaker lists, Global Gurus’ World's Top 30 Organizational Culture Professionals for 2019, and Inc. Magazine’s list of Top 100 Leadership Speakers.

5V1A5243-copy-261x300Business Keynote Speaker Sam Silverstein ranked #10 on Global Gurus’ World's Top 30 Organizational Culture Professionals for 2019. Global Guru Categories focuses on practitioners, trainers, speakers, and consultants who develop and instill competency in others, have all received over 500 votes each.

The criteria for judging the TOP 30 focused on:

  • Public opinion – 30%
  • Originality of ideas – 30%
  • Impact of original ideas – 10%
  • Practicality of ideas – 10%
  • Presentation style – 10%
  • Number of publications and writings – 5%
  • Guru factor 5%

Sam is the author of seven books including No More Excuses, No Matter What, Non-Negotiable, Making Accountable Decisions, and The Success Model, he is the founder of The Accountability Movement™, an organization focused on building powerful communities filled with like-minded people who know and live their values and honor their commitments. To that end, Sam hosts Accountability Roundtables™ inspiring and challenging the people in these communities to think differently.

Screen-Shot-2018-03-20-at-3.50.43-PM-273x300Leadership Keynote Speaker Tim Sanders ranked as one of the most innovative Top 100 Leadership Speakers for Inc. Magazine. Jon Acuff’s selection criteria included, “the uniqueness of their ideas, and their ability to present their ideas in a compelling manner."

Tim is the author of five books, including the New York Times bestseller, Love is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends. His publications have over one million copies in print with bestseller status in India, South Korea, Italy, Brazil, and Denmark.

“We’re delighted to see these powerhouse speakers get recognized for their extraordinary skills and ability to make a difference in leadership audiences around the globe" shared Karen Harris, CEO of cmi speaker management, Inc. “They are raising the bar in our industry with their focus, timely topics, and ability to help leaders create the kind of results they need in our fast-paced world."

About cmi speaker management

cmi is a global meeting industry leader which represents an international roster of carefully selected speakers who positively impact millions of people through their keynote speeches, books, and thought leadership.

CONTACT:

Dori Weisenberger

877-307-7403

admin@cmispeakers.com

2019 Season for Speakers is Off to the Races

By Dori Pominville | Jan 21, 2019

January 21, 2019, Calgary, AB, Canada: cmi speaker management shares fast start to 2019 events with spotlight on upcoming keynotes.

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Event season is off to the races it seems with some of cmi speaker management top keynote speakers taking the stage coast to coast from the Carolinas to California to Vegas and beyond.

The year’s events kick started with Keynote Speaker, and Transformation Artist Mike Rayburn’s three-keynote run. Starting with the Event Service Professionals Association with a “Full Throttle" theme on January 13th, then the Promotional Products Association International on the 14th and headlining the Category Management Association’s Customer engagement themed event on February 26th. Mike’s What If…" keynote presentations deliver world-class guitar performances, hilarious comedy, and teach the three simple, powerful tools which took him from playing empty bars, to headlining Carnegie Hall (eight times!).

Award-winning magician, entrepreneur, and keynote speaker Vinh Giang takes the stage January 29th in Las Vegas to bring his widely popular keynote “The Psychology of Illusion" to the American Association of Payers, Administrators and Network’s (AAPAN) annual forum. Known world-wide for his engaging performances, innovation, and ability to captivate audiences, Vinh’s ability to shift mindsets makes him a client favorite around the globe.

Keynote speaker and leadership visionary Sam Silverstein headlines day two of the American Rental Association’s annual event featuring a Show for People Serious About Profit theme in Anaheim, California in February. His keynote, No More Excuses: Lead Your Culture or Someone Else Will shares how to cultivate a culture and environment that fuels high performance, inspired accountability, and engaged employees. Sam is known as one of the world’s top 30 organizational culture experts and a best-selling author and expert on leadership.

“We’re thrilled to help pair some of the best speakers in the industry with clients from around the world to bring topics of change, success, and leadership to audiences that can use them to springboard transformation in their own personal and professional lives" shared cmi speaker management CEO Karen Harris. “It’s not a small thing, we know, to be trusted with delivering the speakers, topics, and energy that helps elevate events both in message and in entertainment. It’s exciting, and we are so excited about what our team of keynote speakers brings to the industry and to audiences.

About cmi speaker management

cmi is a global meeting industry leader which represents an international roster of carefully selected speakers who positively impact millions of people through their keynote speeches, books, and thought leadership.

CONTACT:

Dori Weisenberger

877-307-7403

admin@cmispeakers.com

The International Casual Furnishings Association announced Keynote Speaker Ty Bennett Return to their Stage for the ICFA’s Third Educational Conference

By Dori Pominville | Nov 16, 2018

b-and-w-WM2_6192-1-300x200Based on popular demand, the International Casual Furnishings Association has invited Keynote Speaker and Customer Service Expert Ty Bennett to kick start their sales and training session at their third Educational Conference slated for February 2019. With his easy and engaging stage presence, Bennett will dissect the art and science of a sale and treat audience attendees to potent how-to’s for developing powerful customer relationships, identifying buying signs, and providing the kind of service that creates customers for life.

“Ty Bennett is one of our top requested speakers for sales and service audiences,” said Karen Harris, CEO of cmi speakers. “Audiences relate to him so well – which, in turn, helps them to truly take his message to heart, and take back from the experience the tools, strategies, and mindsets they need to thrive in a constantly changing consumer market. He is passionate about helping organizations and individuals grow and fine-tune the skills they need to succeed at high levels and that comes across in every keynote he delivers. I believe that’s why he’s invited by clients to return again and again by his clients.”

About Ty Bennett, CSP

Ty is the founder of Leadership Inc., a speaking and training company with a mission to empower individuals and organizations to challenge their status quo, cultivate exceptional relationships, and compete in extraordinary ways.  His mission is to change lives, one leader at a time.

He built a direct sales business to over $20 million in annual revenues, developed a system that helps over 500 leaders fine tune their skills in more than 37 countries, was featured as a Top 40 Under 40, dubbed one of the 10 Coolest Entrepreneurs in Utah, and is the author of three best-selling books.

He has traversed the world speaking to tens of thousands of audience members transforming the lives, careers, and business practices of leaders from some of the most recognizable brands in the world such as: Coca-Cola, Subway, Blue Cross Blue Shield and RE/MAX.

About cmi speaker management

cmi is a global meeting industry leader which represents an international roster of carefully selected speakers who positively impact millions of people through their keynote speeches, books, and thought leadership.

CONTACT:

Dori Weisenberger

877-307-7403

admin@cmispeakers.com

Keynote Speaker Mike Walsh Scheduled for Global Tour of Five Cities in Six Days

By Dori Pominville | Oct 19, 2018

maxresdefault-6-300x169October 2018: Calgary, AB:  cmi speaker management announces global five-city speaking tour for Keynote Speaker and Global Consultant Mike Walsh.

Bringing his thought leadership and extensive research on innovation, technology, and leadership to global stages is nothing new for Keynote Speaker Mike Walsh. He is recognized worldwide for his ability to harness data and insights from the best resources across industries and continents and share them with leaders who are eager to leverage that information for tomorrow’s opportunities.

His tour comprises of the following events:

Barcelona, Spain: October 22, 2018

KPMG: Reinventing Leadership for the Age of Machine Intelligence.

Huntington Beach, CA:  October 24, 2018

Mechanical Service Contractors of America: Designing Your Business for the 21st Century

Ecuador: October 25, 2018

Almixa, S.A.:  Designing Your Business for the 21st Century

Peru: October 26, 2018

Seminarium, two sessions: Designing Your Business for the 21st Century / Reinventing Leadership for the Age of Machine Intelligence

Palmetto Bluffs, SC: October 27, 2018

Fifth Third Bank: Reinventing Leadership for the Age of Machine Intelligence

“Mike brings such an electricity to the stage on topics that truly can and do shape the future of businesses globally" shared cmi speaker management CEO Karen Harris. “His audiences come away fascinated, spellbound, and excited about their potential because of the vision he helps them to create. With technology and innovation changing at a pace that feels faster than light, it’s extraordinary to have a speaker like Mike Walsh around to break it all down for us."

About Mike Walsh

Mike is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing companies for the 21st century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in the current era of disruptive technological change. Mike’s bestselling books include ‘Futuretainment’ and ‘The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas’. Each week he interviews provocative thinkers, innovators and troublemakers on his weekly podcast, ‘Between Worlds’. A true nomad, Mike travels over 300 days a year worldwide, researching trends, collecting innovation case studies and presenting on the future of business.

About cmi speaker management

cmi is a global meeting industry leader which represents an international roster of carefully selected speakers who positively impact millions of people through their keynote speeches, books, and thought leadership.

CONTACT:

Dori Weisenberger

877-307-7403

admin@cmispeakers.com

Vinh Giang Joins All Star Keynote Speaker Lineup for November QuickBooks® Connect Conference

By Dori Pominville | Sep 25, 2018

for-web-DSC_6612-300x200For QuickBooks 5th Annual Connect Conference in San Jose, California, they are pulling out all the stops to deliver an incredible lineup of talented keynote speakers to headline their event. This year, Entrepreneur and Master Showman, Vinh Giang brings his magic to the mix.

At the November event Vinh joins fellow speakers Star-Athlete Alex Rodriguez; Actor, Producer, and Director Mindy Kaling; CEO and Business Founder Dylan Lauren; and Venture Capitalist and Author Alex Banayan to inspire, motivate, uplift, and deliver insights to thousands of accountants, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and developers.

Mr. Giang’s topic for this event, The Psychology of Illusion, is powerful in its ability to deliver a magical experience for audiences. Both in message and delivery, Vinh has the ability to guide perspective, spotlight influence, and challenge belief systems. With humor, heart, and captivating showmanship, he transforms these three powerful components and shares how creating and cultivating the RIGHT influence can make the difference between tremendous success or limited mediocrity.

“Vinh is a client favorite because of his ability to magically mesmerize audiences and deliver strategies and insights that can create long-term success,�? shared cmi speaker management CEO Karen Harris. “He’s got that WOW factor that draws people in and elevates the energy of any event – and a personality and professionalism that makes him a meeting planner’s dream!�?

About Vinh Giang

Vinh built a hugely successful online business (that recently joined with 52kards which serves over 800,000 students globally) earning him the award of Australia‘s Top Young Entrepreneur .  He is also the CEO of Luminary Productions. Vinh is more than an entrepreneur. More than a speaker. More than a magician. More than an entertainer. He delivers an incredible combination of all of these things to produce an experience your audience will stand up and cheer you for. Vinh LOVES to teach, to guide audiences to new ideas, and help them shake up old habits and mindsets that keep them from creating their OWN magic. It is that love of teaching and learning that allows him to continuously stay on the creative edge that is so vital to drawing people in and helping them take the absolute most from both message and performance.

About cmi speaker management

cmi is a global meeting industry leader which represents an international roster of carefully selected speakers who positively impact millions of people through their keynote speeches, books, and thought leadership.

CONTACT:

Dori Weisenberger

877-307-7403

admin@cmispeakers.com

Accountability Assessment Tool Bridges Gaps for Company Leaders

By Dori Pominville | Aug 23, 2018

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August 2018: St. Louis, Missouri. Keynote Speaker, Author and Consultant Sam Silverstein breaks the mold for assessment tools in his newest offering for organizational leaders. With precision customization for each client, companies can now better understand the accountability gaps within their organizations that can slow productivity, cost market share, create discord amongst team members, and create attrition.

“This is more than a strengths and weaknesses assessment,�? shared Sam. “The bottom line is when accountability takes center stage for a company’s focus, leaders are able to make more informed, data-driven decisions. They can ensure they have the right people in the right seats to do the best possible jobs. Most importantly, they can find those areas of their organization where communication, relationships, and accountability break down and determine smart, effective solutions that create a culture and environment where employees are eager to participate. Where collaboration and creativity thrive. Where leaders and team members both create commitments to vision, missions, and values that allow everyone to accomplish more.�?

Leaders from around the globe have worked with Sam and his team to make accountability a primary focus and purpose. The Organizational Accountability Assessment helps them pinpoint potential problems within teams, departmentally, and regionally to best ensure that everyone is on the “same page�? to accomplish goals.

“What we’ve found is that clients love Sam’s message that shares how accountability and commitment go hand-in-hand,�? said Karen Harris, CEO of cmi speakers. “He is passionate about delivering the tools, strategies, and solutions that can help people from every corner of a company succeed to their highest potential – without letting anyone, or anything fall through the cracks. Clients tell us that it is part of what makes him a leadership favorite when it comes to keynote speakers.�?

About Sam Silverstein

Sam Silverstein is one of the World's Top 30 Organizational Culture Professionals. This best- selling author on leadership and accountability, shows organizations how to innovate their culture, live their core values and inspire accountability throughout the entire operation. As a former executive and business owner in manufacturing and distribution, Sam led a team of 175 employees. During his tenure, the company grew organically by 475% over 12 years, attracting a Fortune 500 company to purchase the enterprise. The author of seven books including No More Excuses, No Matter What, Non-Negotiable, Making Accountable Decisions, and The Success Model, he is the founder of The Accountability Movement™, an organization focused on building powerful communities filled with like-minded people who know and live their values and honor their commitments.

About cmi speaker management

cmi is a global meeting industry leader which represents an international roster of carefully selected speakers who positively impact millions of people through their keynote speeches, books, and thought leadership.

CONTACT:

Dori Weisenberger

877-307-7403

admin@cmispeakers.com