MPI announces keynote speakers for WEC18

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has lined up five inspirational keynote speakers for its 2018 World Education Congress (WEC18), including a world-renowned brand innovator, a mechanical engineer and social commentator, an entertainment producer, a former Disney executive and a CNN legal … Continue reading

Everything you need to know about professional speakers

If you’re planning a corporate meeting or special event for your company, your choice of professional keynote speaker to kick off the itinerary can be every bit as important as the venue, theme and timing for the occasion. While not … Continue reading

Keynote speakers need careful consideration, says Imago Venues

A big-name keynote speaker may not be enough to inspire meeting attendees, according to research carried out by Imago Venues. The research measured whether the meetings industry is doing enough to inspire the business leaders of tomorrow, and was conducted … Continue reading

Beyond boundaries: Speaking across cultural differences

Recently I was listening to a presentation made by a Canadian speaker at a conference in California. The audience was entirely American, and after being introduced as a Canadian, the speaker said, “There is one very big difference between speaking to a Canadian audience and speaking to an American audience.” He then began the substantive part of his speech. Almost immediately, he was interrupted by an audience member who abruptly yelled out, “Hey! What’s the difference?” The speaker responded, “That’s the difference!” Continue reading