10 Virtual Keynote Speakers Who Inspire On Screen
Virtual keynote speakers have been in demand since lockdown began. During the beginning of the pandemic, as lockdown restrictions were lifted and now as we prepare for the next stages, business leaders, managers and employees are all looking for answers as to handle the present and what the future may look like.
Some key topics which have been discussed include mental health, communication, leadership and strategy, but those virtual keynote speakers who can deliver an inspirational message, perhaps using their story of adversity, the obstacles they overcame in their career and their success, have been heavily in demand too.
The beauty of a virtual event is how every member of the audience has a front row seat. Here's 10 virtual keynote speakers who we know will inspire your audience...
Nick Jankel has been one of our most popular leadership, business and change keynote speakers for many years now, and in the virtual age this is no different. Nick's an award-winning scientist and the founder of Switch On Worldwide, who delivers contains cutting-edge science, enlightening insights and real-life stories from the front lines of breakthrough to inspire, engage and wow his audience. The best thing about Nick? Everytime we hear him speak we learn something new.
Mandy Hickson is the second woman to fly the Tornado GR4 operationally. But her journey to that position and to ultimately lead a team of pilots on missions is memorising. Mandy talks not only about her story, which is inspirational in itself, but also the skills she learnt to use in one of the most highly-pressurised situations you can imagine. We were recently treated to a session with Mandy and the Speakers Corner team, who delivered the perfect mix of facts, humour and seriousness to leave us in great shape to tackle the road ahead.
We've included Debra Searle on this list, not just because she spoke at one of our virtual masterclasses earlier this year, but because her story of rowing the Atlantic solo after being abandoned at sea is a perfect metaphor for the times we live in. Debra infuses practical business and personal lessons to take away by recounting the steps she took to get through one of the most arduous journey's any human being can make.
How we manage our mental health during this pandemic has been at the forefront of many businesses over the last few months. That isn't changing as we head into the next stage, and Dr Linda Papadopoulos brings to the screen a mix of practical and uplifting messages to help us through this period. Dr Linda spoke at our very first virtual masterclass on mental health and her relatable persona helped to build a rappport with the audience.
It's far to say Formula 1 has seen it's fair share of challenges over the years and indeed has been heavily affected by the pandemic. Mark Gallagher, who held senior positions within F1 teams and senior management, translates his experiences from the race track into the language of business. This experience helped Mark become an expert in adaptive leadership, risk management and high performance. Unsurprisingly, Mark is extremely popular to speak about the business of winning, handling risk and high performance strategy.
Farrah Storr is the award-winning editor-in-chief of Elle UK, former editor-in-chief of Women's Health and Cosmopolitan and the author of The Discomfort Zone. But we think that doesn't really do her justice, as her experience makes her perfect for the situation we find ourselves in. Farrah specialises in leading teams through periods of creative change and uses inspiring examples from her time in print media to demonstrate how success can be achieved when we embrace discomfort!
Diversity and equality has been a popular topic for many years and the Black Lives Matter Movement has only accelerated that debate. Karen Blackett infuses the business growth and success stories during her 22-year media career while energising audiences to discuss why diversity creates vibrant company cultures. Karen's lifelong passion is to find, discover, and mentor talent from all backgrounds and classes in order for them to get a foot in the door.
Polar Explorer Ann Daniels is a world record holder and one of Britain’s leading female explorers. Starting out as a mother of young triplets and without any outdoor experience whatsoever, pure hard work and belief led her to being selected from over 200 more experienced women to take part in her first North Pole expedition. A keynote speaker for over 20 years, Ann adeptly takes the skills and lessons she learnt in the most extreme environments in the world and shows the audience how to apply them in the situation they face.
Dr. Jitske Kramer is a corporate anthropologist, entrepreneur and author, who will take your audience on an exciting journey to the essence of culture. With the workplace culture having been severly distrupted, team leaders and business owners need to bring individuals back together who have all had a different experience of the pandemic. Jitske's exciting talk of images and stories exploring how people shape cultures and cultures shape people, allowing the audience to understand what is really happening within the dynamics of the organisation.
Hayley Mulenda is one of our Speakers Corner: 30 Under 30 Rising Stars and never fails to inspire us every time we hear her speak. Hayley uses her own mental health story, as she puts it, not to lead a generation but to save one, save them from reaching the dark place she was once in, delivering inspirational talks to empower students and young adults to sustain a healthy mental well-being and turn their pain into purpose.
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