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Top Political Speakers at Prospeakers.com

As the election is quickly approaching, it offers us a perfect opportunity to start a discussion about how its outcome will shape our nation’s future.  What better way than to gain insight from our many talented and seasoned political speakers, each with their own unique and varied experience and perspectives on our diverse political landscape.

From Brian Tobin’s experienced career as a premier and federal minister, to Chantal Hebert’s provocative and refreshingly honest take on both the Anglo and Francophone political perspectives in our country, our speakers can offer a fresh perspective on many different aspects of Canadian politics. 

Are you a business that is looking for some guidance on how to handle the potential economic impact this election will have? Dr. Lloyd Atkinson offers his extensive knowledge of global economic trends and financial markets. Perhaps you’re interested in benefiting from the extensive experience and expertise of three-time literary prize winning national affairs columnist, Jeffrey Simpson.

Whatever your point of interest during this election season, we offer a wide range of speakers to cater to individual business needs as we head into what will undoubtedly be one of the more interesting and impactful elections in recent Canadian history.



Brian Tobin is a Canadian businessman and former politician. Tobin served as the sixth Premier of Newfoundland from 1996 to 2000. Tobin was also a prominent Member of Parliament and served as a Cabinet Minister in Jean Chrétien’s Liberal government. Tobin was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal in the1980 election. He was re-elected in the 1984 election even though Brian Mulroney’s, Progressive Conservative Party (PC) won the largest majority government in Canadian history. In the ministry, Tobin distinguished himself from his colleagues with speeches rife with rhetoric and his youthful exuberance.


Chantal Hebert is a political columnist for The Toronto Star and regular participant in television and radio current affairs shows.  She is a Senior Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto. She has served as parliamentary bureau chief for La Presse and Le Devoir as well as a parliamentary radio correspondent for Radio-Canada. She started her career in 1975 in Toronto working for Radio-Canada television news. Hébert is the 2005 recipient of APEX’s Public Service Citation as well as the 2006 recipient of the Hyman Solomon award for excellence in journalism and public policy. No Canadian can be truly informed on the subject of Canadian politics without the benefit of her non-partisan commentary.


Dr. Lloyd Atkinson is an economic specialist who for nine years served as Vice Chairman, Chief Investment Officer, and Chief Strategist at Perigee Investment Counsel Inc. Dr. Atkinson was also the Executive Vice-President and Chief Economist at the Bank of Montreal. He spent time working for the United States government in Washington, D.C. and taught economics and finance at a number of American universities. Dr. Atkinson holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan and an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and political science from the University of Windsor. He is a member of the Monetary Policy Council of the C.D. Howe Institute, and a member of the Investment Operations Committee, Alberta Revenue.

Jeffrey Simpson, The Globe and Mail’s national affairs columnist, has won all three of Canada’s leading literary prizes — the Governor-General’s award for non-fiction book writing, the National Magazine Award for political writing, and the National Newspaper Award for column writing (twice). He has also won the Hyman Solomon Award for excellence in public policy journalism. In January, 2000, he became an Officer of the Order of Canada

Simpson has spoken at dozens of major conferences here and abroad on a variety of domestic and international issues. He has also been a regular contributor to television programs in both English and French and completed a two-hour documentary for CBC to accompany his book, Star-Spangled Canadians. He has been a guest lecturer at such universities as Oxford, Edinburgh, Harvard, Princeton, Brigham Young, Johns Hopkins, Maine, California plus more than a dozen universities in Canada.


Laugh With These Ladies

Looking for some laughs AND knowledge at your next event? Susan Stewart, Meg Soper and Judy Croon deliver! You certainly don’t want to miss out on these funny ladies. Susan motivates audiences on how to better our health and stress levels through laughter. Meg discusses communication, teamwork and strategies for success. Judy explains how we can deal with difficult people and situations in order to achieve our goals.

Susan, Meg and Judy co-authored the hilarious and insightful book “From Stage to the Page: Life Lessons from Four Funny Ladies” alongside Judy Suke.

Check out all these funny ladies have to offer.

To book Susan, Meg or Judy  for your next event, give us a call at 416-420-4525 or be in touch via our site.

Susan Stewart2Susan Stewart is a recovering stand-up  comic turned Human Resources Professional, turned author and inspirational  speaker… long story, but here’s what happened in a nutshell… After touring Canada with 3 one-woman  shows and performing at comedy clubs around Canada for 5 years, Susan decided  to leave stand-up comedy in 2003. Through a series of unplanned, yet extremely  purposeful events, Susan found herself working in a Human Resources branch  within the Ontario Government… comedy to HR, a natural progression?  Throughout her shockingly enjoyable and passionate career as a organizational  learning and development consultant, Susan became inspired to get back on stage  and use her comedic powers for good, rather than evil! Since 2005, Susan has been traveling  across North America helping people see the lighter side of work and life. With her memorable high energy and quick  wit, Susan has made a positive impact on many private and public-sector  organizations, school boards, universities, and associations. Some of Susan’s  most recent clients include The Bank of Montreal, Apple, Novartis Consumer  Health Inc., and DuPont Canada. Susan is a contributing author of three  self-development books: Awakening  The Workplace –  Volume 3, The  Master Mind Group, and Bushido  Business. A veteran with the microphone, Susan is  also a popular event host. She has hosted many corporate and special events.  She is known to have the “Billy Crystal-Appeal” and is often invited  to host an event multiple times.

Meg SoperMeg Soper is a keynote motivational humourist speaker who combines the skills of a premiere stand-up comic with the hands on experience in health care to provide motivational, inspirational entertainment for her audiences. Her experience as a stand up comic, operating room nurse and mother of two teenagers enable her to deliver a unique package of humorous anecdotes, and stress busting strategies for everyday living. Meg’s emergence as a business-related motivational humourist was inspired by her belief that laughter is one of the most effective ways to deal with the day to day stress in our lives. Her comedic skills enable her, as a leading motivator, to connect with the audience, break barriers and deliver practical tools and strategies to be more effective at work and at home.  Meg offers strategies for life balance and improved communication with the knock out punch of comedy. While Meg’s emergence as a premiere motivational humourist was influenced by her ability to make people laugh, it was working in the pressurized environment of hospital operating rooms that she realized how humour could help people better communicate and deal with stressful situations.  Meg has a keen eye for dealing with the roadblocks that we encounter on a daily basis. She is able to motivate people to develop new ways of looking at the options that life presents. In this way, Meg enables the innate talents within everyone for making those choices that will move us along the path to productive and balanced living. Her unique blend of comedy and inspirational stories provides “humour with a heart”. This sets her apart from other motivational speakers in Ontario and Canada. These presentations are filled with laughter, life lessons and stress reducing strategies that motivate personal improvement. During her many years as a stand up comic, Meg learned to recognize the very strong connection between laughter and attitude. The energy she derived as a humorist told her that there was a physiology to laughter. Now speaking as a motivational humorist to audiences using “humour with a heart” she is able to connect with people, motivate them and leave them feeling uplifted and energized.

Judy Croon

Judy Croon is a comedian, MC,  motivational humourist, radio broadcaster, author and proud to have never been  in jail. She has been the opening act for Joan  Rivers, Wynonna Judd, Robert Klein, Weird Al, Dionne Warwick and Anne Murray.  Her specials have appeared on NBC, CBS, CTV and The Comedy Network. Judy has co-hosted morning radio shows on  Toronto’s Mix 99.9, LA’s KFRG and XM Radio with Mike Bullard. And she is a  co-author of the book From the Stage to the Page: Life Lessons from  Four Funny Ladies! Judy is the creator and host of   “Laughlines” and “Stand Up for The Girls,” events which  have raised over $650,000 for breast cancer research. As a corporate speaker, she draws from  her performance experience, wit, and insight to entertain, inform and inspire  in her dynamic keynotes entitled “Taming Hecklers: Dealing with Difficult  People” (this is not your typical difficult people talk!) and “Relieving  Stress with Humour – Judy’s 7 Ingredients to Living Well That Don’t Include  Tofu.


To book Susan, Meg or Judy  for your next event, give us a call at 416-420-4525 or be in touch via our site.

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FIFA Women’s World Cup Speakers & Event Hosts

FIFA’s Women’s World Cup is fast approaching. For a full month, Canada is going to be the host of one of the world’s most exciting sports tournaments. And here at prospeakers.com, we’ve got connections that will bring you the heart of the game.

So whether you’re looking for an event host, a storyteller, or a spokesperson, consider these incredible individuals: 


Christine Sinclair is widely recognized as the greatest soccer player to ever come out of Canada. She has spent the last 12 years with the Canadian team, participating in three FIFA World Cups (2003, 2007, 2011) and two Olympic Games.

At the London 2012 Summer Games, she finished as the tournament’s top scorer with six goals and led the Canadian women’s national soccer team to a bronze medal with a 1-0 win against France. She broke the record of most goals scored in the Olympics for women’s soccer and won the gold boot of the competition. Her remarkable effort as team captain and her performance in the semifinal earned her the honour of serving as Canada’s flag-bearer in the closing ceremony.

Christine is the reigning and twelve-time Soccer Canada Player of the Year. Five times she has been nominated as the FIFA World Player of the Year. She is also the recipient of a Diamond Jubilee Medal.


Jason deVos knows all about commitment, leadership and battling adversity. He signed his first professional contract at the age of 16, and moved to England to continue his journey to the highest level of the game at the age of 22. He was recognized very early on in his career as a leader, and was named captain at Dundee United, Wigan and Ipswich.

deVos also tasted success with Canada’s National Team. From 1999 until 2004, deVos was also the captain of Canada, leading them to their only international championship. He scored the winning goal for his country in the 2000 Gold Cup Final, was twice named to the Gold Cup All-Star team and led Canada to the 2001 Confederations Cup in Japan.

Known as a tough, intelligent player on the field, deVos has brought the same passion and commitment he demonstrated as a soccer player to his new career in the media. He currently works in television as a soccer analyst for CBC and GOL TV, where he provided television commentary for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and continues to cover Toronto FC Games.


Craig Forrest is one of the most successful Canadian soccer players of all time. Born in Coquitlam, B.C., he left home at the age of 16 to begin a new life overseas in the first step of a rewarding soccer career.

In the span of four years, he went from trainee to starter with Ipswich Town, a club on a tremendous rise in the English ranks. His play as keeper with Ipswich was recognized and rewarded by the club’s supporters, who honoured him as the team’s player of the year: Ipswich’s most outstanding player in 1995, and Player’s Player on two other occasions. Altogether, he spent 10 years in the English Premiership, 18 years in the top flight in England.

Craig has proudly represented our Canadian national team on a total of 56 occasions, and Canada’s pinnacle in the sport over the last decade, was named MVP when Canada won the Gold Cup Championship in 2000.

Off the pitch, Forrest has been given the opportunity to remain in the sport he loves, bringing soccer fans their fix on TSN, as a member of the Sportsnet team and analyst on Soccercentral.


Luke Wileman has lived and breathed soccer from an early age. Before moving to Canada in 2006, he spent 10 years with the BBC in England as a sports broadcaster and play-by-play commentator for the English Premier League

Following his move to Canada, Wileman spent time as a soccer reporter, host and sports anchor at the FAN 590 in Toronto, and also worked for The Canadian Press as a soccer writer. Wileman is now the soccer host and voice of Major League Soccer on Canada’s Sports Leader, TSN.


Nigel Reed has more spent more than 25 years in the broadcast industry, covering a wide variety of sports for some of the most respected broadcasters including the BBC and CBC. He specializes in soccer, golf and cricket.

Since 2007, Nigel has been the voice of soccer on CBC, covering Major League Soccer, the CONCACAF Champions League, and the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He also provided play by play for the Canadian Women’s national team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

He supports his CBC broadcasts with a weekly column for cbcsports.ca, and produces and co-hosts his popular “Soccer Show” for Sportsnet radio – The Fan590. His career highlights include calling the first ever goal scored by Toronto FC in Major League Soccer, and interviewing his own boyhood hero, golfer Jack Nicklaus.


To book these, or any of our other sports speakers, contact us via the website, or by phone at 416-420-4525.


Donald Cooper – 20 Years On and Going Strong


Donald Cooper

For over 20 years, prospeakers.com has been booking Donald Cooper, MBA, for clients who want to create compelling customer value and experiences, manage smarter, attract a top-performing team…and grow their bottom line.

There’s a reason he continues to be respected as bottom-line realist and passionate visionary by clients in over 40 industries around the world; Donald has been in the trenches.  He has been both a world-class manufacturer and an award-winning fashion retailer.

From humble beginnings, Cooper Sporting Goods became the world’s leading maker of hockey equipment and a Canadian Brand icon. As a growing family business, Cooper Canada bought competitors, went public, became unionized, became un-unionized, imported, exported to 20 countries, opened an offshore plant in Barbados, and grew to over 2,800 employees.

Then, at age 43 Donald ‘fired’ himself from the family business and reinvented himself as a visionary fashion retailer. He fundamentally redefined customer experience, for which he received seven Awards of Excellence for service, marketing and business innovation, including being voted Canada’s outstanding Innovative Retailer of the Year.

Simply put, Donald Cooper is a bottom-line management guy.  Through keynotes, interactive workshops and intensive  1-to-2 day ‘Management Boot Camps’, he works with business owners and managers who want to achieve extraordinary outcomes in 5 key areas:

  1. Create compelling customer value and experiences that will give them a clear competitive advantage.  Mediocrity is no longer an option.
  2. Market and promote more effectively on a tight budget in a cynical and over-served market.  There’s no point being the best if you’re also the best kept secret.
  3. Attract, engage, and retain a top-performing team.  The real battle in business today is the battle for talent.  We must all become ‘talent magnets’.
  4. Improve profitability now and for the long term…and
  5. Create a clear Vision for the future of their business, a specific Plan to get there and a culture of commitment, urgency and accountability to make sure they do.

Donald will inform you, inspire you, challenge you, disturb you…and leave you with a new and powerful understanding of your customers, your business and your life!


To learn more about having Donald speak at your next conference or event, be in touch with us via our website or by phone at 416-420-4525. We’d love to bring his effective business input to your company today!


Social Media Mavericks

Need help with a social media strategy? Not even sure what social media is, or why you should be getting on board?

You’ve come to the right place! Prospeakers.com has the people you need to bring your business to life online, to engage with digital consumers, and connect with your customers in meaningful ways. Take a look at these experts:


Martin WaxmanMartin Waxman – A social media, content marketing and communications strategist, Martin helps clients uncover, create and amplify their brand stories, set up and manage newsrooms and conduct goal-oriented new public relations throughout North America, and teaches digital strategy at the University of Toronto. He writes a monthly column for Marketing Magazine, and is one of the hosts of the Inside PR podcast.

Martin developed a Certificate in Digital Strategy and Communications Management for the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies and teaches several courses there. He has worked in the communications industry for 25 years. Martin is a high-energy, entertaining and engaging speaker whose keynotes include Social Media Barometer: Beyond the latest app or tech IPO; Social Media for the C-Suite: A high-level overview of the new digital and social landscape for high-level leaders; and We’re All in Showbiz: A session on multimedia storytelling that demonstrates how important it is to master production and publishing techniques to add creativity and sizzle to your communications programs.


Scott StrattenScott Stratten – Scott is an expert in Viral, Social, and Authentic Marketing which Scott calls Un-Marketing: positioning yourself as a trusted expert in front of your target market, so when they have a need, they choose you.

Formerly a music industry marketer, national sales training manager and professor at the Sheridan College School of Business, he ran his “UnAgency” for nearly a decade before focusing exclusively on speaking. He has helped companies like PepsiCo, Adobe, Red Cross, Cirque du Soleil and Fidelity Investments find their way through the viral/social media and relationship marketing landscape. He was voted one of the top 5 social media influencers in the world on Forbes.com.

His book UnMarketing: Stop Marketing. Start Engaging became a national best-seller before it was released, and a Globe and Mail #1 Business best-seller, National Post, Amazon.com, Amazon.ca and Amazon UK best-seller. His second book, The Business Book of (Un)Awesome, was published in the summer of 2012.


Dev BasuDev Basu – Dev is the President and CEO of Powered by Search, a PROFIT HOT 50 recognized internet marketing agency specializing SEO, Local Search, and Paid Search driven marketing solutions for Fortune 1000 and small or medium sized businesses. Dev has worked with the who’s who of Canadian brand names including RE/MAX, Public Storage, Delta Hotels, and many other enterprise and mid-sized businesses. He is a regular guest lecturer in marketing courses at the University of Toronto, where he speaks on building a foundation in SEO as a technical and marketing art, followed by an introduction to SEO as a career stream.

Dev’s articles and opinions have been widely published and quoted by the Canadian press such as the Globe & Mail, Financial Post, National Post and CTV. He is also a contributor to industry media publications such as WebProNews, Small Business News, Search Engine Land, Search Engine Journal, SEO Book, and Media Post.


Kevin KneblKevin Knebl – Kevin is recognized as a LinkedIn expert and has trained hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals on the most effective uses of LinkedIn since 2003.

Kevin is the owner of a Colorado-based professional speaking and training company that advises small, medium and Fortune 500 companies including State Farm Insurance, The Wall Street Journal Office Network, Herman Miller, HUB International, Dale Carnegie, Grubb & Ellis, Quizno’s, RE/MAX, Brokers International, Lorman, Standard & Poor’s and more on Online and Offline Networking, Social Media, Relationship Building, LinkedIn and Twitter. He has over 20 years of experience in interpersonal skills training, sales, networking and related areas of expertise. He is the coauthor of “The Social Media Sales Revolution: The New Rules for Finding Customers, Building Relationships, and Closing More Sales Through Online Networking” and a contributing author to “Learn Marketing with Social Media in Seven Days.”


To book these, or any of our other tech experts, be in touch! Our website will always take your inquiries, or you can phone us at 416-420-4525.


Much More Than Mommy Bloggers

Looking for a family or parenting speaker? Lawyer-turned-journalist, award-winning author, business entrepreneur, and nutritionist/lifestyle expert – each of these women are more than simply mom-bloggers, though they all have a dynamic online presence! Consider bringing one of them to your next family or community event. You’ll hear rave reviews for months!


Heather Greenwood Davis is a lawyer turned multiple award-winning journalist, travel columnist, freelance feature writer and blogger. Heather practiced law for several years before returning to her primary passions: writing and travel. Today, her columns and feature articles appear in newspapers, magazines and online publications around the world including The Toronto Star, Lexpert Magazine, Canadian Family Magazine, Urbanmoms.ca, Disney.ca, Budget Travel, Hemispheres, Parents Canada and more.

Her unique mix of experiences and career paths coupled with her life as a married mother of two has made her an oft-sought motivational speaker for youth and professional organizations alike, and her life became the subject of much media attention when she and her husband dropped everything, pulled their two sons under the age of 10 out of school and traveled the world for a year. The family visited 29 countries on six continents from June 2011 – June 2012, sharing the inspiring journey via social media and traditional media channels and inspiring people around the world.


Kathy-BuckworthKathy Buckworth is an award winning writer, public speaker, and television personality. She is the author of six books, including I Am So The Boss of You: An 8 Step Guide to Giving Your Family The Business, which Warner Brothers Television has purchased the rights for! She is a columnist with Post City Magazines and contributes to the Metro News, Autofocus.ca, the Huffington Post, Zoomer Magazine, ParentsCanada, Canadian Living, the Travel Channel and GoodLife. She is the writer and host of the FamilyFocus series, and is a regular guest expert on CBC’s Steven and Chris, a regular contributor to the CTV Canada AM Parenting Panel, as well as appearing regularly on Breakfast Television, CanadaAM and CBC radio.

Kathy is a two time winner of the Professional Writers Association of Canada Award for Excellence in Humour, and is the recipient of the Mississauga Arts Award for Established Literary Arts. She was announced as one of Canada’s Favourite Moms by Canadian Living Magazine, and recognized by the Huffington Post as a top parenting Tweeter to follow. She has over 18 years of corporate marketing experience, with CIBC, Royal Bank, Telus and Coca Cola Foods. She is the Chief Family Advisor for Presidents Choice Financial and PCPlus, and has also acted as corporate/media spokesperson/social media consultant for many other companies such as Procter & Gamble, Maple Leaf Foods, Research In Motion, Pfizer and LeapFrog Toys.


Maureen Dennis spent seven years with Famous Players, where she started and managed special audience programming like Famous Babies, Popcorn Parties and Large ‘N’ Live WWE and concert/sports satellite broadcast events before founding Wee Welcome, a business devoted to giving new parents the tools to “have a baby and a life.” Since then, she has become an important mom influencer through social and broadcast media. She appears frequently on shows such as CBC’s National News, CTV News Channel, Canada A.M., CHCH Morning, CityLine, Global National News, Breakfast Television, A Channel Ottawa, and Rogers Daytime. Maureen is also the exclusive Parenting Expert for CTV’s The Marilyn Denis Show and has acted as a corporate spokesperson for a number of high profile brands.

Maureen is the mum of four great kids. Add two dogs and a traveling husband, yet Maureen still finds the time to guide her community of 40 000+ through the wild and often overwhelming world of parenting. An active entrepreneur and leader, Maureen is sure to win the hearts of clients and customers.



Theresa Albert is a the food, health, weight loss and cooking expert on the CBC daily lifestyle show Steven and Chris, which airs internationally, and a contributor for CTV Newschannel and CBC’s The National, making sense of health news. Named one of Canada’s Top 25 Tweeters by Today’s Parent Magazine and one of Savvymom.ca’s 35 Favorite Bloggers, she communicates about food and health where the action is. Boundless energy and the ability to distill complex concepts into simple, savvy ways to make small changes in lifestyle choices are her key strengths. She factors in concern for the planet, the pocket, the clock and the moment and stands just 5 feet tall but steadfastly points the way.

As a registered nutritionist, Theresa Albert, DHN, RNCP, has a passion for simple, honest solutions to today’s lifestyle choices.  She has provided content and comment for every major Canadian broadcaster, newspaper and magazine. You will find her exclusive food column at Sympatico.ca, a well-read portal that is viewed daily coast to coast as well as at her Huffington Post blog. Millions learned just how smart and funny she is through her Food Network Canada Show called Just One Bite! She has authored two books published in both Canada and in the US: Cook Once a Week, Eat Well Every Day and Ace Your Health: 52 Ways to Stack Your Deck.

If you’re interested in having any of these incredible women bring their wit and wisdom your way, call us for more information! 416-420-4525 or be in touch via our site.

To see our full list of parenting & family speakers, click here.



5 Digital Technology and Trend Speakers For Your Every Need!

Looking for expert input as your company explores the every-shifting digital landscape? Need help navigating change, or learning to think-forward in the new normal of integrated tech thinking?

You’ve come to the right place!

Prospeakers.com has speakers and experts for all your technology, innovation, and interactive media needs. Consider any one of the following options:


Marc SaltzmanMarc Saltzman has reported on the high-tech industry since 1996 as a freelance journalist, author, lecturer, consultant, and radio and TV personality. His specialties lie in consumer electronics, computers, Internet trends, small-to-midsized business technology and interactive entertainment. Marc is one of the busiest technology experts on the circuit. Speaking across North America on a wide variety of topics, he enjoys talking to groups big or small, consumer- or business-oriented, and ranging from kids to seniors. Along with delivering keynotes, Marc also enjoys moderating panels, delivering seminars and hosting lunch n’ learns for smaller crowds.

Marc currently contributes to more than 50 prominent publications including: Gannett, USA Today, Yahoo! (U.S. and Canada), CNN.com, AARP Magazine, and The Toronto Star. He also writes and hosts “Gear Guide,” a technology-focused video that runs nationally across Canada at Cineplex Entertainment movie theaters, IMAX theatres and various sister chains.



Jim Harris is one of North America’s foremost authors and thinkers on change and leadership. With an uncanny ability to understand and capitalize on where markets and mindsets are going, Harris looks to the future and helps organizations all over the world successfully identify and respond faster to emerging trends. Harris’ track record includes identifying the “blindsided” trend that continues to impact organizations today. Seemingly healthy companies can fail to recognize and respond quickly to market changes, resulting in being blindsided by competitors who overtake their market. Before “going green” became part of our everyday lexicon, Harris forecast the shift in thinking and committed to leading a political movement focused on sustainability and ecological wisdom. Harris has represented the Covey Leadership Center as an instructor of Dr. Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. He speaks internationally and conducts strategic planning sessions on leadership, CRM, future trends, innovation and strategic planning and has been ranked by Association Magazine as one of the nation’s top ten speakers.



Dev BasuDev Basu is the President and CEO of Powered by Search, a PROFIT HOT 50 internet marketing agency specializing in SEO, Local Search, and Paid Search driven marketing solutions for Fortune 1000 as well as small and medium sized businesses. Dev has worked with the who’s who of Canadian brand names including RE/MAX, Public Storage, Delta Hotels, and many other enterprise and mid-sized businesses.

Dev’s articles and opinions have been widely published and quoted by the Canadian press such as the Globe & Mail, Financial Post, National Post and CTV. Basu’s value in speaking engagements lies in breaking down difficult concepts around online marketing and media, into short, succinct, and actionable advice.




Alexander Manu is a strategic innovation practitioner, international lecturer and author. He works with executive teams in Fortune 500 companies and lectures around the world on innovation, imagination, change agents and strategic foresight. He is a Senior Partner and Chief Imaginator at InnoSpa International Partners, teaches “Innovation, Foresight and Business Design” at the Rotman School of Management, is a Professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design and in Toronto and a visiting lecturer at the Wallace McCain Institute. For over 20 years Alexander has enabled global companies as diverse as Motorola, LEGO, Whirlpool, Nokia, Navteq and Unilever, to develop policies and strategies that address emerging issues through strategic foresight and pre-competitive business models.

Alexander has been a guest lecturer at over 45 distinguished post secondary institutions around the world. A graduate of the Institute of Fine Arts of Bucharest, Romania. (MDA – Industrial Design 1978), he was elected in 1994 an Academician of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) in recognition to his contribution to the development of design and the visual arts in Canada.



Mike Walsh advises some of the world’s leading brands and corporations on what’s coming next in their industry. Author of the best seller FUTURETAINMENT, he is a leading authority on the intersection of emerging technologies, consumer behavior and fast growth markets. Mike perpetually focuses on the next five years – scanning the near horizon for disruptive technologies and consumer innovations on the verge of hitting critical mass – then translating these into usable business strategies. Mike has been a pioneer in the digital space since the 1990s, running successful start-up ventures as well as holding senior leadership positions in established media organizations. With a background in corporate law and management consulting, he began his career at XT3, a spin out from McKinsey and one of the first digital consulting firms created to help major companies embrace the embroynic Web.

Mike has advised CEOs and senior management teams at multinational companies including: the BBC, Fuji?lm, Richemont, MSN, Star TV, Televisa, Philips, and HSBC. Mike’s book, The Divergence (published 2012), charts the rise of online consumers in these emerging markets and shows that tomorrow’s Web will be radically different to conventional Western models requiring entirely new engagement strategies. His views have appeared in a wide range of international publications including Business Week, Forbes and Wallpaper Magazine.



If you’re interested in having any of these incredible experts help bring fresh vision to your company, call us for more information! 416-420-4525 or be in touch via our site.

For a full list of our digital and technology speakers, click here.


5 Fantastic Hockey Speakers for Your Winter Event

Hockey season is well underway, and as you plan your winter events, we have a stellar starting line-up of hockey speakers! Whether you’re planning an evening for business executives, a charity fundraiser, or a family-focused community event, we have who you need – Olympians, former NHL All-Stars, and TSN hosts and commentators.

Hayley WickenheiserConsider Hayley Wickenheiser: a four-time Olympic medalist, she is regarded as one of the best female hockey players in the world, with an uncompromised determination and dedication to her sport. Wickenheiser has proven to be an elite athlete time and time again. Sports Illustrated named her number 20 of the ‘Top 25 Toughest Athletes in the World’. She is also a two-time finalist for the Women’s Sports Foundation Team Athlete of The Year and was named among The Globe and Mail’s “Power 50″ influencers in sport.

However, it’s not just her lethal slapshot that is respected by her teammates, fans and peers; Wickenheiser is an award winner, community leader, mentor, history-maker and an accomplished businesswoman. Her passion for sport is paralleled by her drive to give back to the community in several ways, particularly to organizations with a commitment to youth such as KidSport, Right To Play, Dreams Take Flight, Clean Air Champions and Spread The Net. In May 2007, Wickenheiser traveled to Rwanda with a team of Canadian Olympic athletes for Right to Play, an athlete-driven humanitarian organization.



Scotty BowmanOf course, no one is bigger in the hockey world than Scotty Bowman, the “winningest” coach in NHL history. Bowman made 28 total playoff appearances and won nine Stanley Cups in all. He won the NHL Championship with three different teams, a feat that has not been matched by any other coach in the NHL, NFL, NBA or MLB. He is a living legend in the world of professional sports.

Two Jack Adams’ Awards and his induction into the NHL Hall of Fame have endorsed Bowman’s skills as a coach. During the 2002 season, Bowman announced he would retire from coaching, but resolved to win the Stanley Cup one last time with the Detroit Red Wings. As a true Scotty Bowman endorsement, his team came through and took home the championship, validating Bowman’s extraordinary leadership abilities.

Bowman will inspire your audience to reach new heights of success and learn from his exceptional leadership abilities. It is not only die-hard hockey fans who will appreciate Bowman’s mastery on ice; it is also for those companies or organizations who want the insight of a time-tested and proven winner.



James DuthieOne of the country’s favourite hockey hosts is James Duthie. In his years at TSN, he has worked in a variety of sports and roles: from CFL to NBA to the evening edition of SportsCentre and now NHL on TSN. He is also part of the CTV/TSN Olympic Consortium – he has covered Sydney, Turin, Vancouver, and later this summer, he will be in London as daytime co-host of TSN Olympic coverage.

Prior to joining TSN, Duthie, an Ottawa native, worked at VTV in Vancouver as both a news and sports reporter. Duthie also spent three years at CJOH-TV in Ottawa as a sports anchor. Duthie has been awarded three Geminis for his broadcasting efforts. Charismatic and sharply witty, he is a favourite among sports fans across the country. He is also the author of The Day I Almost Killed Two Gretzkys, a collection of his sports columns.




Bob McKenzie is another well-respected sports commentator & analyst, providing insight and commentary for TSN’s national NHL coverage. McKenzie also continues to file updates and breaking news for SportsCentre, as well as write his popular Hockey Insider feature on TSN.ca, Canada’s leading sports website.

McKenzie has been covering hockey for the past 26 years and is one of the most respected analysts in the business. His unparalleled contacts in the hockey world, combined with an abundance of hockey knowledge and a genuine love for the game, make McKenzie the most well-informed, trusted and connected man in the business. McKenzie’s considerable contributions to the game were recognized in 2007 & 2008 when he was selected by The Hockey News as one of hockey’s 100 most powerful and influential people.



Retired Canadian professional ice hockey left-winger Nick Kypreos played eight seasons in the National Hockey League for the Hartford Whalers, Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, and Toronto Maple Leafs. He is currently a hockey analyst on the Rogers Sportsnet cable television network in Canada.

Kypreos immediately became known as an enforcer at the NHL level, a role he maintained throughout his pro career. In 1994, Kypreos was a member of the Stanley Cup champion New York Rangers. He made his final NHL stop with his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs. As a Leaf, his career ended as the result of a concussion sustained in a fight in a pre-season game in September, 1997. After the injury, Kypreos suffered post-concussion syndrome and was forced to retire.

Since retiring as a player, Kypreos has gone on to greater fame as a hockey analyst for the Rogers Sportsnet cable television network in Canada. He also co-hosts Hockey Central at Noon on The Fan 590 in Toronto and simulcast on Sportsnet. Kypreos has also appeared on Sportsnet’s main rival, TSN, for some extra analysis work. Kypreos is a passionate speaker. A teammate once mentioned that he could “talk a pit bull off a meat wagon.”

To book any of these hockey greats, or to find out more about our other sports speakers, contact us today: online or at 416-420-4525.


Six Incredible Family, Parenting, and Youth Speakers

Looking to bring in a speaker to your educational event? Whether it’s for a school, parenting community, or family-focused evening, we have the speakers for you!

Read on to meet Cameron Hughes, Professional Sports Fan – or Jeff Adams, a Five-Time Paralympian and World Champion – their ability to engage and inspire children, youth, and adults alike is perfect for a youth-focused event.

Liz Pearson will help you tackle the many challenges of eating well as a busy family!

And of course, our parenting experts Kathy Buckworth, Ann Douglas, and Alyson Schafer are full of input and tools that will help bring a little sanity to your day-to-day lives.



Cameron Hughes

Cameron Hughes got up out of his seat at an Ottawa Senators game in 1994, and spontaneously pumped up the fans into an inspired frenzy. What started out as a gag soon turned into a full-time career as a “Sports Entertainer,” speaker and television host. Cameron has entertained nearly 10 million fans across North America in stadiums and arenas of all sizes, and was the official crowd animator for 25 hockey events at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. He was a huge hit at the 2011 US Tennis Open in New York City, and his antics inspired Novak Djokovic to dance at centre court, followed by a post-game dance-off that hit over 100 million impressions worldwide.

Cameron was the voice of the award-winning Labatt Blue “Out of the Blue” radio advertising campaign that lasted from 1998-2001 and hosted 2 seasons of “Game Face”, a sports comedy series on The Comedy Network in Canada. He also hosted the CFL’s Grey Cup live on TSN in Canada, and performed to a sold out crowd of 68,000 boisterous fans.

Cameron lost his mother to breast cancer in 1988 at the peak of his high school career, indirectly inspiring him to become school president, athlete and community leader. After a very “interesting ” university career as an active student leader, entrepreneur and Mr. Spirit, Cameron has spoken to over 300 000 students across North America, and has been asked to be the keynote speaker for Bishop University’s Orientation Day for the last 10 years.


Jeff AdamsJeff Adams is no stranger to overcoming challenges. He survived childhood cancer, but the radiation treatment that ultimately saved his life permanently damaged his spinal cord. He started using a wheelchair at a young age, and his love of competitive sport helped him turn his wheelchair into the vehicle for a journey of success. Adams is a five-time Paralympian and six-time World Champion. He has acted in television commercials, has been a global spokesperson for multinational corporations, and regularly works as a journalist and colour commentator, recently hosting the CBC radio show The Current. He’s served as Chair of the Accessibility Committee for the Toronto 2008 Olympic Bid Committee and as the Chair for the Ontarians with Disability Advisory Council.

In 2002, Adams climbed the 1776 stairs of the CN Tower in a specially designed wheelchair for an awareness event called “Step Up to Change”. By climbing the stairs in a wheelchair, Adams demonstrated in a tangible way, that when faced with what seems like an impossible task or an insurmountable barrier, having a plan, sticking to it, and taking it “one step at a time” is the best way to guarantee success. Using compelling video footage of both the best and worst days of his athletic career, the themes that echo throughout his presentation are encouraging, motivating, and inspiring for young and old alike.


Liz Pearson approaches healthy eating in a way that is sane and sensible. Her mission is to translate the often-confusing and ever-changing science of healthy eating into practical, commonsense advice that people can follow in their busy lives. Liz’s second book, The Ultimate Healthy Eating Plan, that still leaves room for chocolate! was a national bestseller and won a North American award for best book in the health/nutrition category. Liz’s newest book, Ultimate Foods for Ultimate Health, and don’t forget the chocolate, sold out as soon as it hit bookstore shelves. This national bestseller also won the prestigious gold award from Cuisine Canada for excellence in nutrition writing and recipes.

Liz is well known and respected by the media. She was a regular nutrition correspondent for CBC News World and has appeared on shows such as Canada AM, Breakfast Television, City TV, CBC Radio and 680 News. Liz was the nutrition columnist for Chatelaine magazine – Canada’s leading magazine for women – for seven years. A sought-after consultant for the food industry, Liz has worked with companies such as Unilever, Nestlé, Campbell’s, Loblaws and Dare Foods. She represented the 5-to-10-a-day fruit and vegetable campaign, sponsored by The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society, for many years.


Kathy BuckworthKathy Buckworth is an award-winning writer, public speaker, and television personality. She is the author of six books, including I Am So The Boss of You: An 8 Step Guide to Giving Your Family The Business and Shut Up and Eat: Tales of Chicken, Children & Chardonnay. She writes for Sympatico.ca, Metro News Canada, the Huffington Post (Canada), Parents Canada, and many other magazines. She is a regular guest expert on CityLine, and parenting correspondent for CTVNewsChannel. Kathy is a two- time winner of the Professional Writers Association of Canada Award for Excellence in Humour, and is the 2010 recipient of the Mississauga Arts Award for Established Literary Arts. She has over 18 years of corporate marketing experience with CIBC, Royal Bank, Telus and Coca Cola Foods.

Kathy helps Moms everywhere laugh and realize that balance is just something you need to do while putting on your peep-toe heels. And you are so the boss of them.


Alyson SchaferAlyson Schafer is a psychotherapist and one of Canada’s leading parenting experts. She is the Ask An Expert columnist for Today’s Parent Magazine and sits on the Health Advisory Board for Chatelaine Magazine. Alyson is a re-occurring guest expert on The Marilyn Denis show and CTV News Channel. She is the best-selling author of three parenting books; Breaking The Good Mom Myth; Honey, I Wrecked the Kids; and her latest, Ain’t Misbehavin’ , is receiving rave reviews and endorsements from parenting experts across North America. Alyson is consulting and participating in the Bank of Montreal SmartSteps for Parents program, an online portal dedicated to helping parents teach financial literacy to their children. The media recognizes Alyson as their go-to person for parenting. She has appeared on CTV news, CBC radio, Canada AM, Montel Williams, Steven and Chris, Breakfast Television, Save Us From Our House, Planet Parent and more. In print you can find Alyson quoted in Canadian Family, Oh Baby, Reader’s Digest, Cosmopolitan, The Globe and Mail, The Star and others.


Ann DouglasAnn Douglas has been Canada’s go-to guide to all things parenting since the publication of her now-classic The Mother of All Pregnancy Books over a decade ago. A mother of four and creator of an internationally successful book brand (The Mother of All®), Ann speaks frankly and with authority about parenting, communication, and tapping into the power of community. You may have read her column in The Toronto Star or noticed her being quoted by top media outlets as The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Parenting, Parents, Good Housekeeping, Reader’s Digest, Today’s Parent, Canadian Family, Chatelaine, or Canadian Living. Ann is trusted by the media to provide insightful analysis of the parenting issues of the day.

An experienced speaker, Ann has delivered keynote addresses and customized workshops to audiences ranging in size from 20 to 1500, delighting audiences of parents, healthcare professionals, social service workers, professional communicators, women, and business groups. If you’ve already met Ann via her books, you know what you can expect from one of her presentations: to be inspired, entertained, and informed.

For a full list of our family and parenting speakers, click here.

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We’ve Got the Finance & Economic Experts You’re Looking For!

Whether you’re looking for a financial spokesperson for a brand event, or someone to bring insight into our national economic reality, prospeakers.com has the finance and economic experts you need!

Which of these well-established authors and spokespeople are right for you? We’ll help you decide.


Patti Croft

Patricia Croft – Since retiring from the position of chief economist at RBC Global Asset Management in 2010, Patricia has been making frequent media appearances on Canadian financial market developments and the economic outlook for Canada. With 30 years of experience on Bay Street, on both the buy and sell side of the street, including a 13-year stint with Burns Fry followed by 3 years with Wood Gundy as senior economist, she was the youngest ever woman chief economist of a major financial institution in Canada. Her keen insights and warm demeanor make her a popular speaker at major institutions across the country.





Lloyd Atkinson

Dr. Lloyd Atkinson – Lloyd Atkinson is an economic superstar who offers authoritative perspectives on international economies, financial markets and global trends. A captivating speaker, he has the ability to explain complex issues in applicable, understandable terms. He has taught finance and economics at a number of American universities; his in-depth knowledge of the financial world and extensive experience in the academic realm have given him an impressive ability to speak confidently and insightfully into today’s economic climate.







Bruce Sellery

Bruce Sellery – Bruce Sellery, author of the best-selling Moo-la-la (Why smart people dumb things with their money (and what you can do about it) has been speaking professionally for over 14 years. He has delivered keynotes and hosted events for such clients as Manulife Financial, Bell Canada, Cosma International, Mastercard and industry associations of every description. He writes an advice column for Moneysense Magazine and was the financial expert and host of season one on “Million Dollar Neighborhood” a reality TV show on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. He regularly appears on Cityline and Lang & O’Leary.






Gail Vaz-Oxlade

Gail Vaz Oxlade – Gail’s no-nonsense approach to debt-reduction made her TV show Til Debt Do Us Part a veritable hit. She’s passionate about learning, committed to sharing, and hell-bent on getting people to take control of their money and their lives. Gail has written 13 books on personal finance, including It’s Your Money: Becoming a Woman of Independent Means, Money-Smart Kid$, and Debt-Free Forever. She has contributed hundreds of articles to financial media outlets, published a financial magazine for women, and worked with Canada’s leading financial services companies to help educate employees and clients.






For a full list of our finance & economic speakers, click here.


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