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How to Build Unicorns: Three Keys to Embracing Entrepreneurship for Organizational Success

Article by Michael Gorton: Keynote Speaker, Serial Entrepreneur and Founder of Teladoc When I was building Internet Global, the naysayers constantly told me: “If the...
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Six Key Takeaways from AAE’s 2024 Speaking Industry Benchmark Report

Here at AAE, our own version of March Madness is launching our annual Speaking Industry Benchmark Report, and I’m pleased to announce that our...
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Don’t Book Your Next Speaker Until You Hear This

Before you rush to book the first speaker you find, it’s crucial to understand what matters most to speakers and how to navigate the process effectively.
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8 Top Artificial Intelligence Speakers to Elevate Your AI Conversation

These eight leading AI speakers are breaking down the world of generative AI for audiences around the world.
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An Event Producer’s Guide to Super Bowl LVIII

Here’s a roundup of the celebrities, performers, and media personalities who are about to take center stage at Super Bowl LVIII.

CeCe Olisa on Building Self-Confidence, Being Authentic, and What’s Next

AAE was joined by keynote speaker, lifestyle influencer, and founder of Cocoa by CeCe, CeCe Olisa to talk building self-confidence, being authentic, and more.
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Top Predictions for the Event Industry in 2024 with Justin W. Ball, CMP

As we all look ahead to next year and beyond, Justin W. Ball shared with me some important changes you should keep on your radar.
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Stress Relief Strategies for the Holidays and Beyond with Eliz Greene

The holidays should be cheerful, not stressful. Eliz Greene shares actionable tips on how to manage stress during the holidays and beyond.

7 Speaking Topic Trends to Watch in 2024

These are the speaking trends we’re most closely watching as we head into 2024, and why.
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How to Book a Keynote Speaker: Measuring Success

In this 4-part blog series on booking keynote speakers, we’ve covered a lot of ground. We started with determining how to identify the right...
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Deanna Singh on Advocating for Change, Making an Impact, and What’s Next

AAE was joined by keynote speaker, social entrepreneur, and change advocate, Deanna Singh to talk advocating for change, making an impact, and more.
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Why Happiness Alone Is NOT Enough Anymore

Jenn Lim gives three ways leaders can move beyond happiness to become the architects and archaeologists of thriving people and workplaces.
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Team AAE Speakers Supports the Triangle Heart Walk

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, nearly 40 employees, family, friends, and pets supported the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk at PNC Arena in Raleigh.
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AI Tool for Event Planning: A Closer Look at Project Spark

Project Spark is an AI-powered event planning tool. To find out how it works and whether it might be useful to our event organizer clients, I created a profile and tried it out for myself. Here’s what I found.

How to Book a Keynote Speaker: Prepare for Success

In this post, we'll talk about how to prepare your speaker for their upcoming presentation at your event.
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Sylvia Acevedo On Hispanic Heritage Month, Her Journey, And Inspiring Future Generations

Keynote speaker, rocket scientist, and former CEO of Girl Scouts USA shares about her journey, Hispanic Heritage Month, and how she hopes to inspire the next generation of leaders.
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How to Book a Keynote Speaker: Negotiating Your Booking Request

In this post, we’ll get into the speaker booking process, starting with the best way to set your speaker and event up for success.

For the 3rd Time, AAE Speakers Bureau Named to the Inc. 5000 List in...

AAE has been named to the 2023 Inc. 5000 by Inc. Magazine, its annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

Rich Bracken On Emotional Intelligence, Edutainment, Greatest Impact, And The Future

AAE was joined by keynote speaker, sales and consulting executive, and professional DJ, Rich Bracken to talk emotional intelligence, edutainment, and more.

The Dynamic Future Of Interactive Event Programming With Justin W. Ball, CMP

Justin W. Ball, CMP, CEO and event industry veteran, shares valuable insight on maximizing attendee engagement.