by Rebekah Icenesse
The success of any meeting or event relies on its ability to engage and captivate the audience. In the world of conferences, seminars, and other gatherings, speakers play a pivotal role in shaping the overall experience of the event. They have the power to inspire, educate, and entertain, leaving a lasting impact on attendees. Here are nine speakers that can transform your next meeting or event. These exceptional speakers cover a wide range of topics and backgrounds, ensuring that your business gathering will be both informative and impactful.
Tony Zafiropoulos: Tony Zafiropoulos is a systems computer expert with 10+ years of experience. He has managed over 70 computers for financial companies. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified Ethical Hacker, and he uses his strong background in IT to engineer secure systems for small businesses that protect their computers and networks against cyberattacks. Having exceptional cybersecurity is vital for businesses and their employees. Zafiropoulos can help educate and secure your company against multiple types of cyberattacks. He is also the author of Too Late You’re Hacked!
To book Tony Zafiropoulos for speaking engagements, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Avdoian: Richard Avdoian specializes in working with businesses and associations dedicated to recruiting, training, and retaining highly motivated and productive employees. He excels in employee development, enhancing employees’ potential to provide exemplary customer service and boost productivity and profitability. Along with business topics, Avdoian also shares his knowledge of how to successfully run a tradeshow with his book Successfully Working Tradeshows.
To book Richard Avdoian for speaking engagements, contact: email@example.com
Jeff Kosiatek: Jeff Kosiatek‘s mission is to inspire individuals to live authentically, shedding masks to communicate effectively, lead confidently, and confront life’s challenges head-on. His diverse audience includes accountants, the US military, educators, business owners, healthcare professionals, and more. Start living more boldly and authentically with Kosiatek’s guidance on how to get the most special experiences out of your life.
To book Jeff Kosiatek for speaking engagements, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Arthur: As the founder of The Values Conversation, Jeff Arthur is a renowned keynote speaker and a leading authority on leadership and executive coaching. He is passionate about nurturing thriving team members who share a deep connection with their businesses and has worked with Fortune 500 companies, small-medium business owners, and entrepreneurs.
To book Jeff Arthur for speaking engagements, contact: email@example.com
Scott Holman: Scott Holman serves as a speaker, trainer, and coach dedicated to guiding business professionals who aspire to achieve exceptional success in the three key domains of their lives: Self, Family, and Business. Leveraging his expertise as a certified DISC behavioral consultant and drawing from his personal background in children’s ministry, Holman excels in simplifying complex challenges, ensuring his clients achieve optimal results. He is also the author of Stop Clowning Around: The Ten Fundamental Leadership Skills Proven to Elevate Your Career.
To book Scott Holman for speaking engagements, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ralph Mason: Ralph Mason serves as the lead presenter for The Positive Zone Corporation (TPZC), which partners with organizations to help deliver strategies for growth and success and motivate individuals to become more confident in their endeavors. Over the past 25 years, Mason has been a professional speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, edutainment specialist, and musician. His adaptability and versatility allow him to establish a personal yet professional connection with any audience. Mason is also the author of Surviving the Culture Shock and Diffusing Bullying in the Schoolyard.
To book Ralph Mason for speaking engagements, contact: email@example.com
DeVandra Wheeler: DeVandra Wheeler is an author and advocate committed to empowering children and young adults. She draws from her own experiences of childhood sexual abuse to facilitate conversations, educate, and empower those who have previously faced, or are currently experiencing, abuse. Through her children’s book Nova Be Bold, Wheeler uses her passion for advocacy to further help bring awareness to the community and inspire individuals to be bold themselves and speak up about important issues.
To book DeVandra Wheeler for speaking engagements, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lane Carl: Lane Carl transitioned from teaching in a high school art room to becoming a full-time professional firefighter paramedic. As a woman in a male-dominated field, she shares her journey and experiences in the fire service through Indie, inspiring young girls and women to pursue their dreams. She is also the author of Yeah, I Can Do That, a children’s book encouraging its readers that they can be whatever they want to be.
To book Lane Carl for speaking engagements, contact: email@example.com
Health & Wellness
Chef Kimber Dean: Chef Kimber graduated from California Culinary Academy in 2008, worked in several bakeries, and is co-founder of Nourish Café & Market in Columbia, Missouri. She currently owns and operates Happy Food Catering, where she provides restaurant consulting, recipe creation, meal planning, and catering services for individuals and events. Chef Dean’s recipes and meal plans include healthier ingredients guaranteed to make your body feel refreshed and energized for any meeting or event. Chef Dean works with doctors and dermatologists around the United States to create meal plans that fit a patient’s dietary requirements. Recently, Chef Dean hosted a cooking demonstration at the 2023 Integrative Dermatology Symposium and discussed healthy and nutritious eating. Chef Dean is also author of Happy Food Cookbook and Happy Baking and Desserts Cookbook.
To book Chef Dean for speaking engagements, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical Meeting Compliance
Pat Schaumann: Multi-book author Pat Schaumann, CMP, CSEP, DMCP, HMCC, is an expert in healthcare meeting compliance. She is CEO of Schaumann Consulting Group, LLC and the manager of the Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) and the Medical Meeting Professional (MMP) programs with Meeting Professionals International (MPI). Schaumann brings her extensive expertise to the forefront in ensuring medical meeting compliance and professional development within the healthcare sector. She is also the author of Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance and co-author of How to Plan Medical Meetings and Events.
To book Pat Schaumann for speaking engagements, contact: email@example.com
Rebekah Icenesse is a contributing writer from St. Louis.