Thursday, June 14, 2012

Author Lectures at Pritikin Longevity Center ~ Miami

Eat well. Exercise. Revitalize. Enhance your health and enjoyment of life with fascinating lectures by renowned Chicago author and Motivational speaker: C.J. Good.

As a keynote speaker and masterful humorist at conferences worldwide, C. J. Good pulls the audience in and never lets go. She is tremendously witty. Her insights into human behavior deepen our understanding of ourselves, even as we laugh out loud.

Have you ever felt that your life could be better, but you don't know what this "better life" looks like? With C.J. as your guide, reach your highest good and highest purpose.

Keynote Topic 1: "Resistance, Resiliency, or Reinvention: How to Find Your Path"

This seminar explores how to remain relevant, bounce back, and stay balanced in volatile and uncertain times. Join us for insightful commentary on how to use effective communication skills to maintain your relevance, or, if necessary, to reinvent yourself. This talk will challenge you to look within and define yourself as the best person you can possibly be.

Keynote Topic 2: "Contentment Manifesto: A Step-By-Step Guide For a Flourishing Future."

What is contentment, and how can we get some? Did you know that we can actually train our thinking and behaviors in habits of contentment? Sure, it's work. Achieving a sustainable contentment requires the same kind of effort and dedication that any other serious pursuit involves. But oh, the rewards! In this lecture, you will learn how to generate a permanent sense of well-being, inner peace, and fulfillment.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Meeting Planners Favorite Speakers? Who is the best keynote presenter you have ever heard or used?

Meeting Planners Favorite Speakers?

Who is the best keynote presenter you have ever heard or used?

Here's what the top meeting planners in the U.S. told us (listed alphabetically).

Simon Bailey (achieving individual and organizational brilliance;

Tony Bennett (business speaker, individual and organizational effectiveness;

Ken Blanchard (customer loyalty, employee engagement, leadership, organizational change;

Walter Bond ("The Accountability Leader";

Nancy Goodman Brinker (founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure;

Marcus Buckingham (executive coaching, strengths-driven performance, leadership;

James Burke (science/technology historian, TV personality;

Charles Carroll (chef, culinary leadership/teamwork, career development;

Dr. Lowell Catlett (futurist, economist at New Mexico State University;

Dr. Stephen R. Covey (author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and others;

Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire (retired Canadian senator/military official, human rights activist;

Mike Ditka (former coach of NFL's Chicago Bears;

Dr. Sophia Dziegielewski (social work, human behavior, health care;

Ryan Estis (sales strategies, leadership skills;

Durwood Fincher ("Mr. Doubletalk," humorous take on corporate culture, customized for client;

Frances X. Frei (professor, Harvard Business School, specialist in service excellence;

Nancy Friedman ("The Telephone Doctor," motivational business topics;

Patricia Fripp (executive speech coach, presentation-skills trainer;

Dr. Benny J. Gallaway (marine ecologist;

Tim Gard (humor as a business skill, professional enthusiasm;

Christopher Gardner (rose from being homeless to best-selling author/entrepreneur;

Bill Gates (Microsoft chairman;

Rudy Giuliani (former New York City mayor, speaks on politics, leadership, crisis management;

Barbara Glanz (improving employee morale, retention, productivity;

Dr. Al Gobar (real-estate economist;

C.J. Good (author, life and wellness coach, humorous, motivational, inspirational & keynote speaker,  “Resilience, Resistance, or Reinvention: Choose Your Path,” (

Doris Kearns Goodwin (presidential historian, political news analyst;

Al Gore (45th U.S. vice president, author of An Inconvenient Truth;

T. Scott Gross (performance management consultant;

Erin Gruwell (educator, inspirational speaker, author of The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them;

Jeremy Gutsche (creativity, leadership and innovation strategy;

Keith Harrell (motivational speaker, "attitude coach";

Lou Heckler (motivational, management training, customer service;

Regina Herzlinger ("The Godmother of Customer-Driven Health Care," Harvard Business School;

Art Holst (former NFL official, speaks on business topics, motivation, change, football;

Lou Holtz (retired football coach, sportscaster, author;

Brian Jones (laws of dating, building better relationships;

Dewitt Jones (professional photographer, speaks on creativity, passion and vision;

Leland Kaiser, Ph.D. (health-care futurist;

John Kasich (candidate for governor of Ohio;

Don Keady (CEO of Australian Institute of Sales, Marketing & Management;

Rich Kizer & Georganne Bender (business success, branding, customer service, generational differences;

Keith Krach (business entrepreneur, technology pioneer;

Mike Krzyzewski ("Coach K," Duke head coach, motivational/sports themes;

Paul Laudicina (A.T. Kearney chairman, global business policy isssues;

Jay Leno (humor, entertainment;

Allison Levine (team captain for the first American Women's Everest Expedition;

George Lucas (sales consulting, training and recruitment;

Clay B. Marsh, M.D. (pulmonary disease expert, Ohio State University;

Josh McDowell (Christian faith, humanitarian efforts;

Dr. Johnny Miller (motivational/inspirational topics;

Mike Mullane (U.S. astronaut, author;

Dr. Kjell Nordstrom (business speaker and author on corporate strategy, leadership and globalization;

James Oberstar (Minnesota congressman, transportation policy expert;

Sarah Palin (governor of Alaska 2006-2009, Republican vice-presidential nominee 2008;

Dawn Penfold (meetings industry career specialist;

Bertrand Piccard (balloonist, topics on pioneering spirit, overcoming stress, finding inspiration;

Charlie Plumb (former Navy fighter pilot/POW;

Colin Powell (retired Army general, U.S. secretary of state 2001-'05;

Aron Ralston (rock climber who amputated his own arm;

Mike Rayburn ("World's Funniest Guitar Virtuoso," blends music and comedy;

Susan RoAne (motivational business topics, how to work a room, connecting with people;

Tony Robbins (motivational speaker on achieving one's dreams;

Patricia Russell-McCloud, J.D. (work/life balance, education, diversity, leadership;

Mark Sanborn (leadership development;

Tim Sanders ("The People-Centric Business Expert," CSR/sustainability, leadership;

Eric Schlosser (author of Fast Food Nation;

Norman Schwarzkopf (retired U.S. Army general/Gulf War;

Dave Schwensen (communication/presentation skills, personal creativity, humor;

Bradley Seitz (CEO of Topaz International, business travel topics;

Randy Siegal (fostering dynamic leadership;

Sam Silverstein (helping businesses create a culture based in accountability;

Jack Sims (marketing, business growth, brand awareness;

Stan Slap (corporate strategist, business speaker;

Michael Tchong (future trends, insipiration;

Richard Thornburgh (lawyer, governor, former attorney general;

Phillip Van Hooser (leadership development strategist;

Erik Wahl (artist, presents on untapped potential, leadership, empowerment;

Mikki Williams (work/life balance, change, communication skills, creativity;

Larry Winget ("The Pitbull of Personal Development";

Bill Whitley (attracting and engaging clients, achieving top sales performance;

Peter Yesawich (chairman and CEO, YPartnership advertising/marketing/PR agency;

Zig Ziglar (motivational speaker, performance trainer;

Gayle Zinda (cancer awareness, motivational messages;