Oration Speakers is looking forward to Christmas! After almost three years in business we are delighted to kick back for a few days and reassess before 2019.
From our very first booking with Keynote Speaker Mr Larry Brilliant, where he spoke about eradicating small pox from the planet, to the many bookings we have had for Mr Ricardo Semler, Brazilian business visionary, CEO and President of Semco, and expert Speaker on the future of work.
As The future of work is such a trending topic right now we are delighted that our Speaker Ms Lisen Stromberg whose book, Work Pause Thrive, is coming out in paperback in late January. Lisen talks about how successful women can navigate work and family and advises companies on how to retain their best female talent in this new world of work.
We are huge fans of Susan Hayes Culleton the Positive Economist, who ironically always puts an optimistic spin on economics and is always a pleasure to deal with.
We are honoured to be working with Mr Mark Pollock whose inspiring TED Talk with Simone George, Human Rights Lawyer has inspired and humbled us. Mark is an expert Speaker on adversity, resilience, leadership and teamwork.
We had loads of fun booking our first Robot the Spotmini at an event with the wonderful Mr Marc Raibert from Boston Dynamics, (even though the Robot got stuck in customs but did make it to the event in time!)
We were inspired to book and listen to the legendary Steve Wozniak.
Above are only some of the wonderful Speakers we have worked with, we are continually working with Innovators, Thought Leaders, TED Speakers and and experts in the fields of technology, leadership, artificial intelligence, the future, marketing, management, entrepreneurship, sustainability and we will continue to do so in 2019.
So this is just a note to say Thank you to the many people we have worked with across the globe, We love dealing with you Movers and Shakers and Innovators. We appreciate the business, because of you we are doing what we love! We get a kick out of discussing potential events with event organisers, helping you achieve world conferences.
We will continue to work with the best Keynote Speakers in 2019, so if you need help, give us a call or send an email. In the meantime we hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Recently Oration Speakers was asked to work on a proposal providing the customer with the latest and newest innovators in the world of robotics, in particular, humanoid robotics.
Oration Speakers always likes to work with the newest innovators and asking us to provide a proposal with suggestions of humanoids to speak/attend an event instead of a regular keynote was an exciting challenge.
Obviously, humanoid robots are a relatively new concept in terms of robotics but there are handful of companies who have developed humanoids so well and have made them so lifelike that is is quite uncanny. Think Westworld and it will give you an idea.
A humanoid robot has a body shape that is built to resemble the human body. Some have faces and torsos designed to replicate human facial features such as eyes and mouths while others have the ability to move muscles etc in a way that resembles real human beings.
Oration Speakers discovered that there are a quite a few companies, mostly in Japan, that have developed such lifelike humanoids.
Some robotics companies are willing to bring their humanoids to your event, along with a Engineer and or Representative from their company who will set up the humanoid for your conference. Others will agree to contract out their humanoid for your event and agree to ship it to you (beware of possible delays at customs though!) The organiser/meeting planner can then prescript and prepare a Q & A with the robotics company in advance of the conference.
So, the world of Keynote Speaking is changing, however nothing trumps seeing human person live on stage, taking advantage of the space, moving around, interacting with the audience, answering questions and liaising with the media. It may be a while before a humanoid can do that.
If you are interested in bringing a humanoid to your next event contact us at Oration Speakers and we will be happy to share our findings.
Oration Speakers is delighted to be working with Mr Mark Pollock: Explorer & Collaboration Catalyst.
Mark helps people achieve more than they thought possible and is truly an inspiration. Unbroken by blindness in 1998, Mark went on to compete in ultra endurance races across deserts, mountains, and the polar ice caps including being the first blind person to race to the South Pole. He also won silver and bronze medals for rowing at the Commonwealth Games.
In 2010 Mark was left paralysed after falling from a second story window. He is now exploring the intersection where humans and technology collide and catalyzing collaborations that have never been done before. Through the Mark Pollock Trust (www.markpollocktrust.org) he is unlocking $1 billion to cure paralysis in our lifetime.
Selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader and appointed to the Global Futures Council on Human Enhancement, Mark is a UBS Global Visionary, is on the Board of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation (USA) and is a Wings for Life Ambassador (Europe). He is the subject of the acclaimed documentary called Unbreakable, is a TED, Davos, The World Economic Forum, InnoTown, F.ounders, EG and Wired speaker and is co-Founder of the global running series called Run in the Dark (www.runinthedark.org).
He has been awarded honorary doctorates by The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and also from Queens University Belfast. And, he holds a diploma in Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century from Harvard University, degrees from Trinity College Dublin and The Smurfit Business School.