Most Popular Speaking Topics
We often get asked what is the most popular speaking topic we get enquiries for.
To mark the end of 2023, we have looked through all the speaker bookings and enquiries we have had and shortlisted the top 5 subjects we get enquiries for – with an honorary mention of two subjects that have been on the rise in the last year.
The list is not in any particular order but be interesting to see whether this changes in 2024. We hope you find this interesting.
Most Requested Speaking Topics
Diversity and Inclusion
More and more organisations have been looking to hear diverse perspectives on how businesses can do better at ensuring a more inclusive and diverse workforce. With Pride Month, Black History Month, and Disability Awareness events, it has been a very popular area we get requests on.
High Performance/Building High-Performing Teams
From sales kick-off events, and clients bringing their remote teams together for the first time in a while, to organisations merging two or more companies there has been a constant thread of enquiries wanting a speaker on creating high-performing teams.
Helping staff with their mental health, how to avoid burnout, managing stress, and having a positive mindset – the modern ways of living and working have seen a rise in people struggling with their mental health.
Dealing with change, managing change, and how you create change again have all been topics we had enquiries on.
We work with speakers who talk about their own personal experiences of change such as Darren Edwards and Marc Convey (pictured) and those who offer insights into change they helped to manage or instil in their work such as Richard Gerver, Garrett Emmerson, and Maxine Hulme.
Technology & AI & Innovation
Last year there was great interest in the Metaverse – this year there has been a lot of interest in AI and chatgpt and how it will affect business and what might be coming next around the corner.
To explain all of this the likes of James Poulter (pictured) and Sina Kahen have been speaking on the subject. Sitting alongside this subject has been cybersecurity and both Alex Wood and Charlie McMurdie have been speaking for us this year on the subject.
On top of these, the other two subjects which we have seen more interest in this year are-
A Growth Mindset is an approach to life in which an individual believes that their talents, intelligence, and abilities can be developed further. They believe that while people have inherent qualities and traits, success comes from constant personal development.
Psychological safety is the belief people will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns, or mistakes. In team environments, it is the expectation held by members of that team that teammates will not embarrass, or punish them for sharing ideas, taking risks, or giving feedback.
I hope this is of some interest and we look forward to seeing what may prove popular in 2024.