Newsflash - june 2012
Information Overload or Useful Information
Every now and then I start to feel totally overwhelmed with the vast amount of information that appears on my screen -( or I should say 3 screens?) - daily. We are all totally bombarded with information which needs to be taken notice of, even if it is only to make the decision to discard it .
On the other hand, the web is a wonderful tool allowing us to find virtually any information we need, or at least it leads us to what we are looking for.
At Speakers of Note we hope to keep you in touch with our offerings as we believe that our speakers can enhance your conference by imparting useful knowledge, but at the same time, do no wish to overload you with stuff that will waste your time.
To that end we are starting a twitter feed which will inform you of new talks and new speakers and we will also retweet some of the things that our speakers say which we think may be of interest and relevance to you, our valued clients.
We promise not to bombard you minute by minute with our opinions on the traffic, what we ate for lunch, the world of art, or the weather, but only information that is relevant to the the conference speaking industry which will be of benefit to you.
'Til next time,
Barrie works with clients to help them intelligently disrupt their thinking around an emerging new working context, exploring how best to respond. Whilst he engages with clients as consultant, strategist and researcher, the majority of his work is delivered through Strategic Inputs (presentations) at conferences, breakaways, etc.
Focus areas include:
•Talent – exploring the War for Talent
•Social / Digital Media – it’s impact on how we’re connecting and communicating
•Generations – Exploring the different generational value systems at play in the work environment today
•Future Trends – a look at trends accelerating change in the world around us
•Innovation – a practical look at creativity and innovation.
Rob has recently introduced a new talk entitled “Going South with Scott & Shackleton”. This follows the most thrilling invitation to Antarctica (a lifelong dream) in December 2011 - to give a lecture on Amundsen and Scott, on the centenary of Amundsen’s 1911 arrival at the South Pole. With 2012 being the centenary of Scott's remarkable journey, he is now giving lectures on Amundsen, Scott & Shackleton. The business and life lessons that emerge from these remarkable journeys - in terms of leadership, timing, preparation, choice of personnel and equipment, and experience - are superlative.
This is an excellent talk if you want your audience to grasp the principles of leadership.
Links to speakers video clips
See these speakers in action:
Rachel Colenso - adventurer - on youtube
Alain D Wolf - speaks on the Q-factor on youtube.
This duo play a variety of Celtic and Irish music, soft rock, folk, adult contemporary pop, as well as jazz and Latin flavoured music. They do not use backing tracks, making them one of the few ensembles who offer you a fresh crisp sound that is all their own, and cleverly put together. They are a perfect blend of vocals and acoustic guitars, hugely talented, and an asset to any function where beautiful and unique background music is required. They can augment the duo to include a live drummer if required, making the sound more funky and full for more dance-related tunes if the event leans that way. The addition of a Djembe drummer is also a nice option if required.
Another musical duo for your next event ( but they can upscale to a bigger band should you require it.)
Havana Gas is Storme and Doug Campbell – professional musicians and entertainers who have performed cool dinner music to hot party dance floor music for twenty years. Their rich, full sound is impressive.
Storme Campbell (bass/vocals/sax) studied bass at the Pretoria Tech. Her self-titled CD showcases her distinctive, vibrant and versatile voice.
Doug Campbell (guitar/vocals) signed with Virgin Records in the UK, where Sting produced three of his songs. He co-wrote the music for the hit movie "Heel Against The Head" and many TV themes.