In This Issue...
- Growth After Disaster: Going Beyond Resilience
- Shawn Achor joins the SpeakersOffice Team!
- Profile of an Extreme Leader
- New Book: Paid to Speak
- Podcast: To Err is Human
- Video: Social Technology Trends
- How to Use LinkedIn with Twitter for Better Networking



Featured Article

Growth After Disaster: Going Beyond Resilience
by Shawn Achor

According to Harvard researcher and author, Shawn Achor, it's not enough to study how happiness flourishes when things are good. We need to know how positive responses can bloom in the aftermath of trauma. In this article, he discusses the principle of "falling up" and how individuals with high optimism and success manage to gain growth, not despite a disaster, but because of it.

Read Shawn Achor’s article, Growth After Disaster: Going Beyond Resilience featured on Harvard Business Review

Shawn Achor



Recent News

Shawn Achor joins the SpeakersOffice Team!

We are proud to announce the addition of a new speaker to the SpeakersOffice roster, Shawn Achor. Shawn is the author of The Happiness Advantage, in which he shares the recent scientific breakthroughs in the study of positive psychology. As a Harvard researcher, Shawn's work on happiness and human potential has received attention from the Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Forbes, CNN, and NPR. He has spoken in 45 countries to a wide variety of audiences, including bankers on Wall Street, students in Dubai, and CEOs in Zimbabwe.

Watch Shawn’s Video Samples

Learn more by contacting his Management Office

Dig Deeper! Watch the recent Interview with Shawn Achor on KCAL CBS Channel 9 Los Angeles

The Happiness Advantage


Profile of an Extreme Leader
by Steve Farber

Would you like to have unprecedented productivity increases among your team? Do you know how to skyrocket employee morale? Best-selling author, Steve Farber, writes about Dick Nettell as a prime example of an “extreme leader” in his book, The Radical Edge.

Read the excerpt from The Radical Edge in Steve Farber’s article Dick Nettell, Extreme Leader


New Book - Paid to Speak: Best Practices for Building a Successful Speaking Business
featuring Dr. Nido Qubein

National Speakers Association’s (NSA) first-ever book, Paid to Speak covers every aspect of launching, building, and maintaining a successful speaking career. The book’s content corresponds with the four core competencies that the NSA has identified for the success of a professional speaker: Eloquence, Enterprise, Expertise, and Ethics.

Download and Read Chapter 12, written by Dr. Nido R. Qubein, CSP, CPAE:
Top Ten Biggest Challenges Professional Speakers Face Today

Order your advance copy of Paid to Speak: Best Practices for Building a Successful Speaking Business!

Paid To Speak

Podcast: To Err is Human
interview with Dr. Brené Brown

For the last decade, research professor Dr. Brené Brown, author of The Gifts of Imperfection, has been exploring the role of shame, empathy, vulnerability and authenticity, and it's brought her a unique understanding of imperfection. 

Listen to Brené’s podcast, To Err is Human (fast forward 28 minutes to go directly to the interview)



Video - Internet Evolution Blog: Watch These Trends!
featuring Scott Klososky

Scott Klososky says to forget about where social technologies are today. He’s more concerned with where they're going, and says we should be prepared for the dawn of future concepts like outboard brains, online reputation management, and social technology standards.

Watch Scott Klososky’s video on Internet Evolution Blog: Watch These Trends!


Helpful Resource

How to Use LinkedIn with Twitter for Better Networking

If you have profiles on LinkedIn and Twitter, you probably know that the two have integrated. LinkedIn has an application called “Tweets” so you can keep tabs on twitter updates from your LinkedIn connections. Social Media Examiner shows you how to leverage this Tweets application.

Read the article, How to Use LinkedIn with Twitter for Better Networking


Rave Reviews
Desi Williamson
"I just wanted to tell you what a pleasure it was to meet you last week and to have you close our Future Connect Conference on such a high note.  You did a great job and people loved your presentation!  I hope we have the opportunity to work together again.  And based on the people clamoring around you afterwards, I expect you'll be getting some repeat business in the supermarket industry!  Desi, again it was just a pleasure to work with you and I hope to see you when I'm in Minneapolis, AND to work with you again sometime!  I'd be happy to serve as a reference should you need it."
~Food Marketing Institute
Peter Vidmar
“The event went fantastic and Peter was an absolute hit! Peter’s message was perfect for our target sales focused audience and his delivery kept the audience absolutely engaged. I had countless attendees come up to me after Peter’s speech to tell me he was the best speaker they had ever heard!”
~Lab Corp of America
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