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Olympic Athletes We’re Proud to Work With

With the Sochi 2014 Games about to begin, the whole world is excited for what this next month will hold. We’re no different at prospeakers.com – especially since we have the privilege of working with so many fantastic winter Olympians!

In a recent article for Yahoo! on Olympian marketability, prospeakers.com president Heather MacLean commented, “Typically post Olympics there is a significant opportunity for high profile athletes with engaging stories and presentation styles to speak to corporate Canada.” So as you plan for upcoming events, and as you tune in to watch these incredible athletes compete, pay close attention to some of these faces:

 

Patrick Chan World Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist Patrick Chan – Going into the competition in Sochi, he’s the gold-medal favourite. He is also a multi-lingual, well-spoken young man with a winning smile, maturity, and insight well-beyond his year.
 Hayley Wickenheiser Hayley Wickenheiser is a four-time Olympic Medalist and Canada’s flag-bearer for this year’s opening ceremonies. A role-model for many, her leadership capacity is second to none.
 Charles HamelinFrancois Hamelin Charles Hamelin & Francois Hamelin – these Quebecois brothers are tough competition and with multiple gold medals in Vancouver, they’re in the running to add more to the Canadian coffers.
 Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir Ice-dancers Scott Moir & Tessa Virtue are deeply loved in the Canadian community and hope to reprise their gold-medal success in Sochi. Young and gracious, they have recently been seen in a W Network documentary series called Tessa & Scott.
 Heather Moyse Heather Moyse – a multi-sport athlete, Heather won a gold in women’s bobsleigh in Vancouver. She is also an occupational therapist, bringing a holistic experiential knowledge to her speaking engagements.
 Denny Morrison Denny Morrison is a long-track skater with multiple Olympic experiences (and medals) to his name. His easy-going style makes him a fan favourite.
 Jon Montgomery Skeleton athlete Jon Montgomery is loved not only for his Vancouver gold medal, but for his post-win celebration. He’s made multiple TV appearances in the interim years, and is ready to take home another medal in Sochi!
 Kristina Groves Kristina Groves – this four-time Olympic medalist has a long-standing history of athletic excellence and public speaking experience. Sochi will be her fourth Olympic appearance, and we can’t wait to see how she does!
 Alexandre Bilodeau Alexandre Bilodeau was the first Canadian to ever win a gold medal on home soil. Heading to Sochi, he is the reigning world silver-medalist, and will be competing for gold against the reigning world champ, a fellow Quebecois.

 

To enequire about booking any of these Olympians  for your next event, or to ask any further questions, give us a call at 416-420-4525 or be in touch via our site.

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It’s Playoff Time!

The NHL Playoffs are underway– a beloved time for hockey fans everywhere! The cool arenas are ablaze with heated rivalries. Go [insert favorite team here]!

Prospeakers.com’s roster includes many hockey greats. From the likes of Wayne GretzkyCassie Campbell, Ron Ellis, Trevor Linden and Hayley Wickenheiser – to name a few.

We love seeing them score goals, win medals and sometimes even throw a punch. However, their performance off the ice is just as impressive.

Trevor LindenKnown as one of the most refined players in professional hockey, former NHL All-Star and
Olympian Trevor Linden started the Trevor Linden Foundation in 1997. The organization is
devoted to encouraging  young people to discover their strengths and achieve their full potential.

The foundation has partnered with other organizations and individuals who are engaged in youth development programs that support the values of integrity, hard work, responsibility and leadership.
They have worked with charities in British Columbia, Montreal and New York to raise funds and awareness.

The “Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship” rewards four students in British Columbia entering their first year of post secondary education. The scholarship is given to students in good academic standing who have demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities and exceptional commitment to enriching the lives of others in their community.

 

Hayley WickenheiserFour-time Olympic medalist, Hayley Wickenheiser is regarded as one of the best female hockey players in the world with an uncompromised determination and dedication to her sport. However, it’s not just her lethal slap-shot that is respected by her teammates, fans and peers; Wickenheiser is a community leader and mentor.

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. Recently,  Hayley has teamed up with Plan International’s ‘Because I am a Girl’ campaign, which is a social movement empowering Canadian girls and women to claim a brighter and more safe future for girls in the developing world.

Hayley’s hockey career allows her to connect with girls and women across the country. She believes that playing sports empower girls to find their self-confidence, inner-strength and outer-expression. Last week, Hayley spoke about the organization’s campaign to sponsor girls in the struggling region of Hatibandha, Bangladesh.

You can watch Hayley’s interview on Global Calgary here.

To book Trevor, Hayley or any other of our athletes for your upcoming event, give us a call at 416-420-4525 or be in touch via our site.

 

2013 Topic Trends & Client Testimonials

At prospeakers.com, we’ve had a great year of matching organizations and corporations with speakers who’ve delivered above and beyond their expectations. The following rave reviews are from some of our contented clients:

“I am a “seasoned” professional and have had the opportunity to attend many conferences in my career in both the U.S. and Canada. However, I have never enjoyed a speaker as much as I enjoyed your [speaker's] presentation at our conference. I was completely engaged….I just can’t stop talking about “this speaker from Toronta” that just amazed and entertained me. I laughed, I cried (well….teary eyed), I contemplated, I was motivated and inspired.”

“Everything was awesome… All the feedback I’ve received has been amazing – not one bad thing said.”

“Thanks for your skilled hand and expert eye in matching us… She’s terrific and so are you.”

As we approach the new year, we look forward to helping you create your most powerful events yet! Consider some of the topical trends below, or give us a call with your specific needs.

 

Inspiring Through Story

Doug Keeley Doug KeeleyThe Mark of a LeaderDoug’s revolutionary program, The Mark of a Leader, inspires corporate workforces across North America to improved performance through a powerful multimedia presentation. Appearing as either a keynote speaker or in short segments throughout your event, Doug’s unique approach to storytelling and leadership development is a consistent highlight for audience members.

Customer Service in a Digital Age

Kevin Knebl Kevin KneblSocial Media Sales ExpertFormerly the top-producing salesperson for an international consulting company with over 300 salespeople in 11 international offices, Kevin also hired and managed sales forces in the professional services, consulting and direct selling industries before launching his own speaking and training company. Today, he equips companies with straightforward tools and techniques that will help them navigate the digital age.
Catherine Kaputa Jasmin BergeronProfessor, Sales, and Marketing TrainerDr. Bergeron is a bilingual speaker whose seminars offer thought-provoking questions, and practical strategies. His sessions on “The WOW Effect in Customer Service” and “The WOW Effect in Win-Win Negotiations” will engage and equip your team for excellence. He is a professor of marketing at the Business School of the University of Montreal. Jasmin has authored/co-authored four books, 10 scientific researches, 20 case studies, and more than 100 newspaper articles for publications including the Wall Street Journal.

 

Decreasing Stress, Increasing Wellness

Meg Soper Meg SoperFormer Nurse, Humourist and MotivatorMeg Soper is a motivational humourist who combines the skills of a premiere stand-up comic with hands-on experience in health care to provide motivational, inspirational entertainment. Her life as a stand-up comic, operating room nurse and mother of two teenagers enable her to deliver a unique package of stress-busting strategies for everyday living.
Catherine Kaputa Dr. David PosenAuthor, Stress and Lifestyle Management CoachThe author of three best-selling books on stress management and reduction, Dr. Posen’s writing has also appeared in Canadian Living and Readers Digest, and several medical journals. David has appeared many times on TV and radio across Canada and has been quoted in many leading U.S. magazines such as Redbook, Cosmopolitan, McCall’s, Men’s Health and USA Weekend.

 

Economic Uncertainty

Don Drummond Don DrummondExpert on Economy and Policy IssuesAfter a brilliant career as a senior federal finance official and bank chief economist, Don Drummond, the former senior federal civil servant and Chief Economist at the TD Bank, is now the Matthews Fellow and Visiting Scholar in the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University. This past year, he also served as Chair, Commission on the Reform of Ontario Public Services.
Bruce Sellery Bruce SelleryJournalist & Business AnalystBruce Sellery is a financial journalist, best-selling author, professional speaker and TV host on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Founder of a personal finance training company, Bruce develops customized financial education programs for clients across North America. Bruce is a sought after public speaker and commentator and has toured from coast to coast delivering keynotes and appearing on media outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, CBC and the Globe and Mail.

 

Personal Leadership and Accountability

Michelle Ray Michelle RayLeadership Strategist and International Keynote Speaker
Michelle Ray is a highly sought-after international business keynote speaker, consultant, author and educator who demonstrates a deep understanding of importance of self-leadership in business and in life. She believes that personal leadership helps individuals at any stage of their career to take charge of oneself first in any situation. Michelle speaks passionately about self-actualization, the importance of outstanding leadership in the workplace, and the roles of positive communication and influence.
Stefan Danis Stéfan DanisFour-time World Champion, Olympic Gold MedalistStéfan has over 25 years of experience in executive recruiting, and has influenced the growth of one of Canada’s largest privately-held search firms. Based on his personal experiences in business and competing in multiple 250km desert foot races, Stéfan uses the desert as a metaphor to present on change management, overcoming adversity, and personal leadership. Observing the winning team in the Gobi March and being part of a winning team in the Atacama Crossing created rich content for team-based leadership distinctions and learning to thrive under duress.

 

Please call us or drop us your info if you would like more information on these or any other speakers. As always, we look forward to working with you to create dynamic and engaging events.

 

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Filed under: Uncategorized — Beth @ 2:10 pm
Can You Cover A Lack Of Original Thought? (A Video From “The Onion”)

This humorous parody of a TED talk on Social Media hits some important notes that apply outside the online-marketing realm; in the same way that original thoughts matter in building an online presence, original and insightful content in a keynote speech can’t be replaced by pretty graphics or a winning smile…

Here at prospeakers.com, we are confident that our experts have their own original thoughts to share, inspire and train you in whatever area you need!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Beth @ 12:06 pm
Celebrity Spokespeople: Grow Your Influence, Expand Your Visibility
Here at prospeakers.com, we represent and have excellent relationships with a range of talent. From media personalities to athletes, chefs, medical experts, lifestyle spokespeople and industry experts, we have negotiated hundreds of contracts on behalf of brands, marketing and public relations agencies and non-profit organizations.Our recent clientele include BMO, McCain, Loblaws, AMGEN, Procter & Gamble, Church & Dwight, Shaw Media and many others.

Below are some of the talent we’ve recently worked with; but this is by no means an exhaustive list! Let us help you source ideas and people who best fit with your budget and brand needs.

 

Alyson Schafer Alyson SchaferParenting and Communication Expert, PsychotherapistAlyson 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.
Adam Kreek Adam KreekFour-time World Champion, Olympic Gold MedalistAdam Kreek is a gold medalist and two-time Olympian, an entrepreneur, speaker, and expert in High Performance. In addition to his work with several non-profit organizations, Adam and his crew, OAR Northwest, will row across the Atlantic Ocean, from Liberia to Venezuela, in December 2012. He is also a spokesperson for Right to Play.
Kathy Buckworth Kathy BuckworthAward-winning Author, Television Personality, Parenting ExpertKathy Buckworth is the only two-time winner of the Excellence in Humour Writing Award, (2006, 2008) presented by the Professional Writers Association of Canada. She writes regular columns for ParentsCanada, The Women’s Post, and Health & Harmony. Her monthly column, “Funny Mummy” appears on over 25 websites across Canada, the U.S. and New Zealand, as well as in print. Kathy is a featured expert on Slice Network’s “Birth Days” and is the regular parenting expert on several national TV networks.
Geoff Woodmansey Geoff WoodmanseyExpert Contractor, “Junk Raiders” and “Canada’s Worst Handyman”Geoff Woodmansey is on the Discovery Channel, bringing a wealth of knowledge to his role as the expert contractor for “Junk Raiders,” Seasons 1-3 and “Canada’s Worst Handyman,” Seasons 3-6. Geoff has over 25 years of residential construction experience, ranging from new home construction to extensive additions and interior renovations in some of Toronto’s most exclusive neighborhoods.
Theresa Albert Theresa AlbertExpert Nutritionist, Spokesperson, TV PersonalityTheresa 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.
Dr. David Greenberg Dr. David GreenbergPhysician & Healthcare ExpertDr. David Greenberg is currently on staff at St. Joseph’s Health Centre where he plays a leadership role in the areas of Family medicine, Obstetrics, and Continuing Medical Education. In 2005, “Dr. Dave” has hosted several educational videos for both physicians and patients and has appeared on many television and radio programs dealing with healthcare issues. He is also a regular contributor to Cityline.

We have the expertise to arrange celebrity talent for a variety of marketing initiatives, including public relations campaigns, endorsements, advertising campaigns, hospitality, public appearances and more. And we’re here to help! Give us a call or drop us a note today.

 

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Filed under: Spokespeople,Top Tips,Uncategorized — Beth @ 1:59 pm
Speakers’ Update: London 2012 Edition
London 2012 is just over two months away! As excitement builds across the country, we know that many companies and associations will want to bring in Olympic-related speakers this summer, and into the fall. Whether you’re looking for athletes, media personalities or high-performance experts, prospeakers.com has someone for you: 

Olympic Athletes

Clara Hughes Clara HughesSummer & Winter Olympic Medalist

Having already won medals in both the Winter and Summer Games, Clara is on track to become the most decorated Olympic athlete in Canadian history. Off the cycling track, she is a dynamic speaker, an advocate for mental health, and an ambassador for Kids’ Right to Play.

 

Adam van Koeverden Adam van KoeverdenOlympic Champion Rower

A three-time Olympic medalist, the 2012 Olympics will be Adam’s third Games, as he contends for a medal in the K-1,000m event. Adam is a much-loved Canadian icon and an inspiring storyteller.

 

Adam Kreek Adam KreekFour-time World Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist

After winning a gold medal in the 2008 Olympics, Adam has established his career as a motivational speaker and spokesperson. While not competing in London, he will be onsite and available for hosting events in London during the Games.

 

For a full list of our Olympic athletes, click here.

 

CTV Olympic Consortium

Catriona Le May Doan Catriona Le May DoanCanadian Olympian and CBC Commentator

An Olympic medalist, Catriona will be hosting the morning coverage of the Games with Dave Randorf.

 

James Duthie James DuthieTSN’s NHL Host

Long-standing host at TSN, James will be co-hosting CTV’s afternoon show with Jennifer Hedger.

 

Jay Onrait Jay Onrait / Dan O’TooleHilarious Sportscentre Co-Hosts

This popular duo will host TSN’s morning show throughout the Games. Their humour and wit make them audience favourites on TV and in person!

 

Brian Williams Brian WilliamsLegendary Sports Broadcaster, Winner of Two Geminis

Considered the dean of Olympic broadcasting, Brian has been covering the Olympic Games since 1976, and this year he is back for CTV’s primetime coverage.

 

 

High Performance Experts

Greg Wells, PhD Greg Wells, PhDSport and Performance Science Analyst, Human Physiologist

Greg is not only physiologist for Adam van Koeverden, but will be in London for on-camera sport-science and medicine analysis during the Games. His Vancouver 2010 segment series “Superbodies” won a Gemini Award.

 

Dr. Peter Jensen Dr. Peter JensenAuthority on Leadership & Personal High Performance

Since 1988, Peter has worked with Olympic athletes, helping over 40 athletes reach the medal podium. He is also an author and instructor at Queen’s School of Business.

 

Dr. Kimberley Amirault-Ryan Dr. Kimberley Amirault-RyanLead of Sport Psychology for the Canadian Olympic Committee, Performance Consultant

Kimberley is the Lead of Sport Psychology for the Canadian Olympic Committee, and performance consultant for the Edmonton Oilers. She speaks extensively on her philosophy of strategic performance excellence.

 

Spring Speakers and A New Website

Spring is here and exciting things are happening! At prospeakers.com, we have a new design on our website and bright talent on our roster. prospeakers.com has been updated to look better, and function more efficiently; a new header makes navigation and searching as simple as possible, cost-saving options are a click away, and we’ve created a new section for our Spokespeople and Endorsements options. Check it out with a click on the header!

And from the roster, here are five featured speakers guaranteed to bring a fresh perspective and new energy to your next event:

Patricia Croft Patti CroftTrends Expert, Economist and CBC Commentator

Patti Croft is a panelist on CBC The National’s “Bottom Line” and is frequently quoted in Canadian media. In 1996, she was named Chief Economist of Canada Trust, the youngest-ever female chief economist of a major financial institution in Canada. She later moved to RBC and was named Chief Economist of RBC Global Asset Management in late 2008. Today, she is an independent consultant and economic expert.

A highly sought-after speaker at conferences and industry events, Patti Croft is regarded as one of Canada’s most influential business leaders and financial commentators.

 

Stuart Knight Stuart KnightThe Art of Powerful Conversations

Stuart Knight is a speaker, author, producer and writer. As an award-winning speaker, his presence on stage is contagious and his ability to move an audience is unprecedented. Stuart has keynoted numerous conferences, and has inspired corporate clients, including such organizations as Rogers, TD Canada Trust, The Four Seasons, Emerson, Canoe, Citi, The Government of Canada and Kraft, just to name a few. During that time he has shared the stage with such notables as Pamela Wallin, Robin Sharma, Stephen Lewis and Jenny McCarthy.

In his life-changing presentation, The Art of Powerful Conversation, Stuart gives people the tools to build relationships and to connect on a deeper level. His high energy presence captivates audiences and equips attendees with the ability to forge a strong workplace culture.

 

Judy Croon Judy CroonComedian, MC, Humourist and Author

Judy Croon is a comedian, MC, motivational humourist, radio broadcaster, and author. She’s opened 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.

As a corporate speaker, she draws from her performance experience, wit, and insight to entertain, inform and inspire in her dynamic keynotes. Popular presentations include: “Taming Hecklers: Dealing with Difficult People” and “Relieving Stress with Humour – Judy’s 7 Ingredients to Living Well That Don’t Include Tofu.”

 

Lisa Mattam Lisa MattamBusiness Strategist, Diversity Consultant, Leadership Entrepreneur

Lisa Mattam is widely recognized as a dynamic leader, inspiring speaker and consultant to business professionals across the globe. As founder of a management consulting firm, Lisa has been quoted on management and leadership issues in a variety of media sources, such as The Globe and Mail and BNN. She is an instructor with the Schulich Executive Education Centre and continues to be a guest lecturer and speaker at a number of universities.

Lisa’s areas of expertise are in Leadership, Organizational Development, Strategic Process and Diversity. Her customized programs range from a dynamic keynote to multi-day continuum of learning.

 

Don Drummond Don DrummondExpert on Economy and Policy Issues

Don Drummond’s recently completed report on Ontario’s public spending has garnered interest, criticism and applause as the province seeks to reduce its deficit. In the wake of its publication, he is available to give broad economic overviews or address the implications of his recommendations for specific audiences and industry segments.

The former senior federal civil servant and Chief Economist at the TD Bank, Don is currently the Matthews Fellow and Visiting Scholar in the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University.

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4 Tips to Your Best Golf Season

Lisa Vlooswyk, Canadian Long-Drive Champion, ranked #2 in the world, offers some golf tips to kick-start your season.

Well, this sunshine confirms it; the golf season is just around the corner, and it’s time to swing into spring! Here are 4 tips to make 2012 your best season yet:

1. Take a Lesson: Invest in your game this summer. Take a lesson from a certified golf instructor, not your buddy who claims to be a 5 handicap. Have your swing faults correctly diagnosed and be given proper technique and drills to get you striking the ball more solidly and consistently.

2. Schedule Time to Practice: Most of our golf time is spent on the course, but you can’t expect to lower your scores and start winning skins if you don’t practice. Start with one day a week (work up to 2 or 3) in which you focus on one area of your game (ex: chipping, putting, short irons, driver). Spend your time at the range working on just that one skill set. Set out targets to aim for and don’t just shoot rapid fire. Practice with purpose, lining up each shot at a target and holding your finish. Even 30 min at a time will vastly improve your handicap.

3. Be Professionally Fitted for Your Clubs: Go to a Club Builder and have your swing speed checked, the correct lie and loft angles for your swing and your putter fitted (cut to the right length and bent for your stroke). This is a relatively inexpensive process (under $200) but can make a world of difference to your game. Even if you purchased the new $2,500 set at Golf Town you will be shocked by how each shaft can flex at a variety of rates. Maybe your mis-hits aren’t all your fault!

4. Play One Bucket List Course. Plan a trip to play one course you have never played but have always wanted to. It can be local (if budget is an issue) or the Home of Golf in St. Andrews! It will challenge your game and give you memories and stories for a lifetime, guaranteed.

Lisa “Longball” Vlooswyk is the reigning 7 time Canadian Long Drive Champion for Women and ranked #2 in the World. She is a Golf Entertainer, Motivational Speaker and Golf Journalist.

Filed under: Change,Environment,Uncategorized — Tags: — Beth @ 10:43 am
Three Ticking Time Bombs in Every Family’s Business

Tom Deans, succession planning and wealth management expert, on planning ahead to build a business that will last.

Most business owners in my audience never consider themselves to be family business owners. For many, combining the words family and business conjures up images from Hollywood and television – think The Godfather, Dallas and Arrested Development. Many also think of family businesses as being small by definition, yet consider these Canadian family business powerhouses: Rogers, Molson and Power Corp. In the US, 35% of the S&P 500 are family-owned businesses, including Wal-Mart and Ford.

In fact, 9 of every 10 Canadian businesses are family owned and controlled – that’s 2.4 million businesses in which family will eventually determine the health of the business and ultimately the wealth of our very nation. Family ownership dominates every sector, from retail to manufacturing, distribution to agriculture.

What’s troublesome is that never before have so many businesses been controlled by owners in their 60s, 70s and 80s. Most have no clue how they will transfer their part of the estimated $1 trillion of wealth that’s sitting in those operating businesses as receivables, inventory, intellectual property and goodwill.

Three major ticking time bombs explain why business owners stay too long and fail to plan for the timely sale of their businesses before they die.

Three Ticking Time Bombs

Bomb #1. The Love Bomb. This bomb starts ticking when the founder does only minimal estate planning and simply plans to gift equal ownership in the family business to his or her spouse and/or each child. A quick survey of my audience almost always reveals that most spouses don’t even have a key to the office, never mind any interest or experience in dealing with lenders, customers, suppliers and staff. The speed at which a healthy, profitable, growing business explodes when a founder dies is quite striking. I’m predicting lots of double funerals over the next decade.

Bomb#2. The Legacy Bomb. This bomb starts ticking when the business owner comes to truly believe that he is in fact different – no, make that special – and is exempt from the laws of commerce. These guys (and they are almost always guys) think their business is their “legacy” and that it will live on as a testament to their greatness. Can there be anything sadder than watching a business founder in his 80s run out of steam and his business fail as a result?

Bomb#3. The Instant Teller Bomb. This bomb ticks silently but with devastating results. It starts ticking when a business owner and family start treating their business like a 24-hour cash machine. When family drains cash from a business without earning it, or without respect for the interests of lenders or other minority shareholders, you know this is a family business gone wild. You can see why these businesses are never sold – the last thing they want to do is let a buyer take a peek at the books. So “doing nothing” becomes the plan.

It’s hard to defuse this bomb, but not impossible. With business owners living longer and retirements therefore vastly more expensive than they used to be, professionalizing operations is a must. Nothing short of cleaning up these businesses and building-to-sell will serve the owner and family well.

The Bomb Squad

The truth is, there are many bombs ticking in businesses that can be defused simply by taking the time to think, talk and plan as a family about the future of the business. Lawyers, accountants and industry associations can play a powerful role in helping business owners with the toughest deal of their lives – their exit.

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Tom Deans, PhD, is the author of Every Family’s Business, a Globe and Mail best seller and the best-selling family business book of all time. The book owes much of its success to Tom’s prolific international public speaking career.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Beth @ 10:31 am
5 Must-Have Speakers From prospeakers.com

prospeakers.com continues to bring you the best and brightest speakers and thought leaders. As you start planning events for 2012, consider these five exemplary presenters:

Scott Stratten Scott Stratten
Un-marketer and web expert

Scott Stratten is an expert in social media, viral and authentic marketing. He is the author of the best-selling business book Un-Marketing and is frequently called on for his insight into navigating the ever-changing virtual landscape. One of the most influential users on Twitter, he helps businesses understand and apply principles for successful marketing in a new era.

Jim Carrol Jim Carroll
Futurist, Trends, Creativity & Innovation Expert

Jim Carroll helps transforms growth-oriented organizations into high-velocity heroes. His recent keynotes in the healthcare arena have gone beyond “reform” rhetoric to embrace innovation and plausible solutions to current challenges. He is one of the world’s leading futurists and innovation experts and specializes in providing platforms for businesses to thrive in a constantly shifting social and economic environment.

Meg Soper Meg Soper
Comedienne and humourist

Meg Soper is a former nurse and stand-up comedienne whose blend of motivation and humour wins accolades from clients across the country. From conflict resolution to communication skills and work/life, balance, her keen eye on dealing with the roadblocks and inevitable stressers of life will help you create a healthier and happier workplace environment.

Tom Flick Tom Flick
Leadership & Change Expert, former NFL quarterback

Tom Flick is a familiar name to many, having spent seven seasons as an NFL quarterback. Today, he is a dynamic and powerful speaker, addressing over one hundred thousand men and women each year. His high-performance strategies for change, teamwork, and personal growth will ignite your workplace and help raise effective leaders.

Alison Griffiths Alison Griffiths
Financial Journalist, Author and Broadcaster

Alison Griffiths’ formidable skills in financial journalism and money management make her a must-have for events dealing with personal or family finances. She’s a charismatic broadcaster and a powerful consumer advocate. If you’re going to take any financial advice, you can take it from her.

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