by Agatha Gilmore | February 02, 2015
It's one thing to meet expectations -- it's another to exceed them. With the help of their extraordinary staff members, these seven speakers go the extra mile to deliver outstanding presentations while being easy to work with and providing exceptional service.

Laura Schwartz
This former White House director of events and author of the best-selling book Eat, Drink & Succeed! says it is important to her that her talks on networking connect with the entire conference. Having worked with the President of the United States, she understands the value of creating better business partnership opportunities. She is passionate about her content and is known for spending time with the audience before and after her presentation to help uncover new business possibilities, thereby extending the value of her talk. For more information, contact Eagles Talent.

J.P. Pawliw-Fry and Bill Benjamin
These two speakers share one invaluable asset: Chief of Staff Ann Gibson. Gibson helps the two of them maintain their reputations as world-class speakers who are a pleasure to work with. A client from Pfizer said that Pawliw-Fry's talk was "the most powerful keynote I have ever heard" and that "he clearly over-delivered." Pawliw-Fry is the president and co-founder of the Institute for Health & Human Potential (IHHP), a world leader in training programs about emotional intelligence aimed at increasing performance and leadership. Benjamin is the CEO of IHHP, and was described by a client at Marriott as "engaged, well prepared, and effective. He was a delight to work with." For more information, contact BigSpeak.

Stephanie Decker
In March 2012, Decker lost both of her legs while saving her children from a tornado that tore through their home. Since then, she has started the Stephanie Decker Foundation, which helps provide athletic opportunities for children with prosthetics -- something that earned her a nomination for L'Oreal's 2014 Women of Worth award. Decker speaks energetically and passionately to audiences about how to overcome any adversity. She is known for taking the extra time to talk with attendees before and after her talk to hear their stories and help them take on any challenges personally and professionally.For more information, contact Eagles Talent.

Tom Flick
Flick is a former NFL quarterback and authority on leadership, leading change, and accelerating performance. He and his chief of staff, Michelle Woodard, are known for being gracious and easy to work with. Flick has delivered presentations to a "who's who" list of clients including Microsoft, Starbucks, Hallmark, Boeing, American Express, NASA, Ritz-Carlton Hotels, and the Pentagon. His talks mix strategy, humor, and razor-sharp insights to provide value to attendees. For more information, contact Eagles Talent.

Daymond John
John is known for being a memorable and inspiring speaker who's great to work with. From his humble beginning on the streets of Queens, NY, to becoming a self-made multimillionaire with more than $4 billion in global product sales -- not to mention a starring role on the ABC business reality TV show "Shark Tank" -- John continues to expand his expertise in fashion, branding, marketing, consulting, and entertainment. In his presentations, John teaches audience members how to apply his successful methods to a wide range of businesses, with tips for negotiation, boosting sales, improving employee morale, increasing productivity, and optimizing talent. For more information, contact BigSpeak.

Tim Sanders
This Internet pioneer and best-selling author of books like Love is the Killer App, Saving the World at Work, and Today We Are Rich, advises Fortune 500 executives on leadership, marketing, and new-media strategies to grow their businesses. He was an early member of Broadcast.com, which was acquired in 1999 by Yahoo, where Sanders rose to the position of chief solutions officer and was named its leadership coach. His background is in economics, psychology, and debate, giving him a rare blend of stories and science to move audiences to action. Time magazine called Sanders a "public consultant" because of his extensive pre-keynote research and highly customized advice points for groups. For more information, contact SpeakInc.



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This article appears in the February 2015 issue of Successful Meetings.