Over the last few months we have been having a lot of conversations with customers and Keynote Speakers alike. Well, it is our job! It seems there is a recurring demand for Keynote Speakers to share their expert knowledge on the following topics. Of course, the constant recurring topic is Technology, but in addition to that: -
While the HR industry has been disrupted and innovated by companies such as LinkedIn, Glassdoor and others, nothing is more important as the actual employees in any business. Frequent topics that are requested are along the lines of: -
The changing workplace
Stress is now such a huge factor for a lot of employees, from senior managers to manual workers and people are working more intensely and clocking in more hours of work than in the recent past.
Employees want their work to be more aligned with their human values. It is no longer the case of throwing in a few bean bags, IKEA plants, free beer and 'bean-to-cup' coffee and painting the office in funky colours to 'look' like a start-up without addressing the fundamental recurring issues within the organisation. Topics such as: -
A sustainable workplace increases employee productivity, it helps reduce work-related illnesses, injuries and accidents, however it means doing business differently throughout the company.
Topics such as: -
Retail - Ecommerce and technology:
We have more choices to buy products than ever before. Instead of taking a trip to the shop, we can simply log on to our computers. All types of retailers must understand that consumers control the retail environment and it is imperative that their business reaches potential customers though every channel possible: -
According to a study done by Influencer Marketing Hub. The term “influencer marketing” increased by 325% in Google searches over 2017. Making this the fastest-growing online acquisition method of the year. So the answer to the question below, is yes: -
Media / New Media and fake news
Media and New Media has been fundamentally changing how we interact with each other and this is only the start, for example Google recently announced Pixel Buds, which allegedly have the ability to translate spoken language in real-time! So who knows how many more new and exciting (and yet, scary) developments we have yet to see. topics we have noticed.
These are only some of the main topics we have come across, there are many more. If interested in a chat about what kind of theme / topics to have at your conference, give us a call or send us an email, we would be delighted to have a chat with you.
Over the last couple of months Oration Speakers have noticed an increasing demand for Speakers on the topic of sustainability and the environment. We are delighted to be working with a handful of experts in this area. We are most excited to announce the speaking engagement of Dr Sadanandan Nambiar at an event in Portugal this coming May. Dr Nambiar is an expert Keynote speaker on the topic of sustainability with regards to forestry and was was appointed an Order of Australia for his distinguished service to science in 2014.
In his talks Dr Nambiar focusses on leading research which advances sustainable forest management (especially plantation forests) which leads to economic development and community benefits worldwide.
About 1.5 billion poor people are dependant on forests for their livelihood. In total, about 2 billion people are trapped in poverty in the forest-rural landscapes in the tropical - and subtropical world. The pro-poor forestry and forest conservation agenda promoted by many influential international organisations during the last 2-3 decades have largely failed to lift the poor people out of poverty.
Dr Nambiar believes that society has a responsibility to address sustainability and how they wish to achieve it. He maintains that sustainability is a kaleidoscope of ideas and expectations, ever changing in response to all other changes that are happening around us and our continuously evolving economical, social and political considerations.
In order to achieve sustainability, it is of upmost importance to ensure that our forests remain productive in the long term and while maintaining its ecological functions. This will involve trade-offs between values. Dr Nambiar believes we should adopt and adapt sustainable management practices enabling a judicious balance between economy – environment and social needs.
There is no universal prescription for this, pathways have to be found and practiced for each specific ecosystems and society. However, continuous investments in research and applications, and strong and well developed partnerships between public institutions and private companies are essential to have an effective contribution towards climate change mitigation measures.
Dr Nambiar is an Hon. Fellow in CSIRO, which is the Commonweath Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, an independent federal government agency responsible for scientific research in Australia. He is actively engaged in promoting forestry for rural economic development and poverty alleviation in Asia.
If you are interested in booking Dr Nambiar please contact Oration Speakers.
Our Exclusive Speaker Mr Ricardo Semler spoke at the recent XING event in Hamburg. His topic 'Still a long way to New Work'.
If you are interested in having Ricardo speak at your event please contact Oration Speakers.
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