Tag: speaker review

  • A headshot of Condoleeza Rice, a speaker at a recent Tri-Marq event.

    Condoleezza Rice

    Type: Speaker Review Pros:  In a word, great.  She is expensive but her presentation was one of the best keynotes I have seen.  Besides her significant political career, Condoleezza Rice is a concert pianist and served as one of the thirteen inaugural members of the College Football Playoff selection committee. Her presentation combined interesting stories, […]

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  • A headshot of George W Bush, former president and keynote speaker at a recent event produced by Sri-Marq.

    President George W Bush

    Type: Speaker Review Pros:  Of all the former Presidents on the speaker circuit, President George W Bush is probably my favorite.  His keynote is usually an interview style keynote with either a new person or an executive from the company doing the moderating.  He is very frank with his opinions about current events but the […]

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  • A photo of the entertainment group, the passing zone. They performed recently at an event produced by Tri-Marq.

    The Passing Zone

    Type : Speaker Review Overview: Whether you like the TV show America’s Got Talent or not, the show has become a good source for researching acts for corporate events. It seems that any act that is a finalist but doesn’t win quickly makes the rounds at corporate shows. The Passing Zone is one of these […]

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  • A photo of the bass drum with the Doobie Brothers logo from a recent event produced by Tri-Marq.

    Doobie Brothers

    Type: Speaker Review Overview: Great band that really connects with the audience.  They play all of their hits and told quite a few interesting stories.  Producer’s Notes: Sound check was very straightforward and the audience loved the show.

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  • A photo of Rick Perry presenting at a recent Tri-Marq event.

    Rick Perry

    Type: Speaker Review Overview: Rick Perry was a very entertaining speaker.  He had lots of energy on stage. His presentation centered around his experience as a governor and he touched on current politics. The audience was mostly company executives, so part of his speech covered his views on the current business climate and his experience […]

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  • A photo of Walt Coleman refereeing an NFL game.

    Walt Coleman

    Type: Speaker Review Overview: If your audience likes stories about the NFL, then Walt Coleman is a great choice for a presenter.  The message of his presentation was centered on turning boos into cheers.  Drawing on stories from his experience being booed on the football field, Walt presents a positive message about how to turn […]

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  • A headshot of Polly Labarre, a speaker at a recent Tri-Marq event.

    Polly LaBarre

    Type: Speaker Review Overview: Polly LaBarre is a founding member of Fast Company magazine and author of the book Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win. Her presentation is primarily about leadership.  She includes many stories about successful CEO’s and large companies.  Her message seemed to resonate with the audience. Her […]

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  • A headshot of Erik Qualman, a speaker at a recent Tri-Marq event.

    Erik Qualman

    Type: Keynote Speaker Overview: Eric Qualman speaks about digital leadership and innovation.  We have worked with Erik many times over the years.  The client has always been happy with the message and the audiences’ have been engaged and entertained.  The audience size has ranged from 150 to 900. Pros: His presentation is a combination of […]

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  • A photo of Michael Phelps at a recent Tri-Marq event.

    Michael Phelps

    Type: Keynote It has been a while since my last post. I have been on the road constantly the last month or so going from one event to the next. Lots of reviews and posts will follow. I am excited about today’s post because it is a review of an exciting and very new person […]

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  • A photo of Guy Kawasaki at a recent Tri-Marq event

    Guy Kawasaki

    Type: Keynote, Former Chief Evangelist at Apple Pros: Guy Kawasaki is said to be one of the only people in the world to have worked for Steve Jobs twice and survived. Stories and anecdotes about the early days of Apple like this are mixed in throughout Guy’s presentation. These stories alone may make him a […]

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  • A photo of David Marquet speaking at a recent Tri-Marq event.

    David Marquet

    Type: Keynote, expert on leadership and organizational design David is an energetic speaker whose claim to fame is his success as a Navy Captain. During his time in the Navy, he took over the lowest ranked submarine, and through superb leadership skills, turned it into the highest performing sub in the US Navy. Pros: Very […]

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  • A photo of Brian Regan speaking at a recent Tri-Marq event.

    Brian Regan

    Type: Entertainment, Comedian Pros: He is very funny. His style is similar to Jim Gaffigan’s and he had the audience laughing the entire time. His performance is very much like a typical standup performance so it works well for a large audience.  Brian is known for being one of the “clean” comedians, so the typical concerns about […]

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  • A photo of Mark King speaking at a recent Tri-Marq event.

    Mark King

    Type: Keynote Pros: Mark is not someone who we see very often at events. There always seem to be a couple of “hot” speakers every year who either present at the meetings we produce or are on the short list to be a presenter. Our client identified Mark as a presenter with a good message who they […]

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  • Mike Eruzione

    Type: Keynote, Captain of 1980 Olympic Hockey team Pros: I have worked with Mike Eruzione a number of times as a keynote or featured speaker. On every occasion, you can feel the excitement and energy coming from the audience when he talks about the 1980 Olympic Hockey team. Mike always connects the presentation to the theme […]

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  • Steve Forbes as the keynote speaker for a recent Tri-Marq event.

    Steve Forbes

    Type: Keynote Pros: When it comes to the topics of business and economics, the name Steve Forbes carries a ton of name recognition. His presentation was focused on the economy but he did mix in a few interesting stories about politics. He did a question and answer session and answered every question very directly.  One note, the […]

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  • A photo of Stuart Varney speaking at a recent Tri-Marq event.

    Stuart Varney

    Type: Economist/Moderator Pros: As a Fox Business analyst, Stuart Varney will be well known by many attendees—especially those who follow business news closely.  We have worked with Stuart as both a keynote economist and as a panel moderator. Stuart is intelligent, entertaining and very quick on his feet. As an economist he mixes economic forecasting and news […]

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  • A photo of Sugar Ray Leonard speaking at a recent Tri-Marq event.

    Sugar Ray Leonard

    Type: Keynote Pros: He is an energetic speaker who entertains the audience with fascinating stories about his life as an Olympic and professional boxer. He also tells a number of “behind the scenes” stories about his life and fights. Ray uses a number of videos to create a visual timeline of his successes in both the […]

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  • A photo of John Foley speaking at a recent Tri-Marq event.

    John Foley

    Type: Keynote Pros: I have to admit that I didn’t know who John Foley was before his keynote, and had never seen him on any of our clients’ keynote lists. After seeing his presentation I have to wonder why I haven’t seen him before. John mixes stories with leadership insight into a high energy, entertaining and informative […]

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  • A professional headshot of Brian Beaulieu.

    Brian Beaulieu

    Type of Speaker: Economist, ITR Economics Pros: I have the opportunity to see a lot of economists speak, as they are popular at corporate events. Often we will see the same economist “flavor of the month” at many conferences, but Brian Beaulieu was a new name to me, and I was very impressed with his presentation. He […]

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