Barbara Crowhurst

Barbara Crowhurst Customer Service Speaker, Profile Image

Barbara Crowhurst is a retail specialist, business coach, writer, international speaker and trainer. Her comprehensive and detailed approach to retail comes from years of working in the industry. Her career has taken her from working with some of the largest corporate retail stores in North America to consulting with thousands of owner-operators. Barbara’s comprehensive Retail Makeovers and Retail Store Design have become the retail industry’s sensation.

Ann Medina

Ann Medina, Communications Speaker, Profile Image

Ann Medina grew up in New York City. She studied philosophy at Wellesley College, Harvard University and the University of Edinburgh before getting her M.A. in philosophy from the University of Chicago.

Medina began her television career in Chicago, later becoming a Network Producer for NBC News, and then a Network Correspondent and Producer for ABC News. While at ABC, she produced documentaries for its network Close-Up series.

Alison Griffiths

Alison Griffiths, Business and Economy Speaker, Profile Image

Alison Griffiths is an award winning financial journalist, bestselling author and experienced broadcaster. She brings to her work a formidable array of skills including investigative research, financial expertise and accomplished writing.

Aaron Ward

Aaron Ward, Canadian Sportscaster, NHL, Profile Image

Born in Windsor, Ontario, Ward moved with his family to the Ottawa area at an early age. He became a regular NHL player in the 1996/97 season.

Ward has played over 600 career NHL games and been a member of three Stanley Cup championship teams while playing for the Detroit Red Wings and the Carolina Hurricanes. He was later traded to the Boston Bruins, where he added solid defense and much-needed veteran leadership.

Tips for Event Planners: Trends in the Meetings Market

Tim Magwood, Business Management and Organization Speaker, Profile Image

This year’s report on The Use of Professional and Industry Speakers in the Meetings Market, compiled by Tagoras & Velvet Chainsaw Consulting, shows some interesting trends to consider as you plan your next conference or event. Here are three thoughts to consider, based on the collected data from over 170  meeting and event planners across the United States: 1. Hire … Read More

Hebert, deVos & Friedman Weigh In On This Week’s Happenings

Jason deVos, Sports Speaker, Professional Soccer Player, Profile Image

This is a busy and eventful week in Canadian sports & politics, and our speakers are in the midst of dialogue on what the recent events may mean… Jason deVos weighs in on the new head coach situation for TFC: Being a successful coach requires a deep understanding of the game – that is simply a given. More importantly, being … Read More

10 Steps to Finding the Right Speaker

Speaker selection is one of the most important elements in a successful event and can be a daunting task, as speakers are available in every fee range and specialty topic. Here are 10 steps to finding your best fit: 1 – Determine the Needs of Your Audience Thorough knowledge of the needs of your group is essential. Does your audience … Read More

Frances Cairncross to speak in Athens, Greece

The Professional Speakers’ Bureau Inc. has just arranged for Frances Cairncross, Management Editor of The Economist in London, England to speak to the international Hay Consulting Group’s Thought Leadership Forum in Athens, Greece.