June 2020 Speaker News
Whilst some restrictions have been eased in the past month there is still no confirmation when physical events may return. With more people turning to online events and speeches, our June Speaker News features more updates from speakers on the virtual sessions they are offering as well as news on some new articles, podcasts, and speakers added to the site.
“Alexa, open Hand Wash Tunes” – Voice Technology and Future of Work expert James Poulter and his team at Vixen Labs have worked with Sony Music Entertainment to create a Hand Wash Tunes Skill for Amazon Alexa. For more information please see here – https://www.sonymusic.co.uk/news/sony-music-launches-hand-wash-tunes-skill-for-amazon-alexa/
We also have an update showreel clip of James speaking an event in February this year – please click here
We are delighted to have added Liza Pavlakos to the Scamp Speakers website. Based in Australia, Liza is an inspiring speaker and successful entrepreneur who has overcome domestic abuse, abduction and homelessness to become a committed philanthropist and human rights supporter.
Dominic Colenso recently spoke on “Leading With Impact” with Lucy Barkas on her LeaderXPodcast.
Dominic spoke about communicating with Impact, meeting people where they are, and how to give the ultimate performance by being yourself. To listen click here
Jez Rose has sent us his virtual presenting showreel. Jez has had considerable experience in virtual conferences and events and has full, professional broadcasting facilities at his farm in Cambridgeshire – to see more please click here.
One of the co-founders of the Comedy Store Players and keynote speaker Neil Mullarkey has been speaking online on Improv Skills in the Virtual Work. Neil brings the innovation of improvisation theatre to some of the world’s biggest corporations – transforming businesses from the inside by encouraging communication, simplicity, collaboration, engagement, and creativity.
We are delighted to have added Debra Searle to our website. Debra has launched five companies, won Gold World Championship medals for GB, presented over 40 programmes for the BBC, become the youngest ever trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, and successfully rowed solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She speakers on topics including –
- Choose Your Attitude!
- Strategies for not just coping but excelling during periods of change
- Personal motivation and productivity
- Teamwork and positive relationships
- Achieving seemingly impossible goals
- Personal performance when under pressure
Dr Beth Healey recently recorded a piece for Wired. With the coronavirus lockdown forcing us to spend more time isolated, or indoors with families or friends, what happens when people are forced to live in isolation for a whole year? Beth broke down how isolation changes people in this short clip
David Rowan, Founding Editor of Wired Magazine, has sent us an update on some of his new speaking topics in light of the Coronavirus and an update showreel where he speaks on the impact of innovation will have after the crisis. Please see here for more details
Jeff Grout has been interviewed by the Barton Partnership about Leadership in Turbulent Times – the session covers remote working, leading change, and importance of communication. To see the interview please click here (you need to register in order to watch)
Kate Ancketill is the lead behind GDR Creative Intelligence which specialises in providing insights on the innovations that will change the shape of business over the next two to five years. They have recently published two reports in relation to COVID-19 and impacts that affect the events industry.
THE C-SERIES 5: COVID-19 AND THE FUTURE OF HOSPITALITY AND ENTERTAINMENT – http://gdruk.com/c-series-5-covid-19-future-hospitality-entertainment/
THE C-SERIES 4: WHAT DOES COVID-19 MEAN FOR THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL?
Kate also recently appeared on the Radio 4 Programme Bottom Line. Click here to listen
Dame Tanni Grey Thompson recently spoke at a webinar for us with the client saying “Tanni was first class. She told us about her incredible life story and was such a really nice lady, incredible athlete a real legend”
Lastly, and for more general interest, we just wanted to highlight this event organised by the DRPG Group. The Big Debate discussed the key to event recovery and was featured in the most recent Conference News piece. With guests from publications and associations representing the events industry the article highlights some of the key points raised from the debate and made fascinating reading.
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