Virtual experiences are our best opportunity for engagement at the moment. As with anything, there are pros and cons to this dynamic. At Goodman Speakers it is our mission to ensure that any experience that you build for your team or your clients is successful and impactful. Right now we have the opportunity to reach more people, and reach them faster.
Our opportunity for impact is real, the success of the experience depends on many moving parts. We know firsthand that a virtual experience can be one of meaning, purpose, joy, and intel. The best speakers and entertainers on virtual platforms can deliver your message and can keep your relationships and brand strong. Not every speaker or entertainer is right for a virtual experience.
Lean on us, a partner that you trust, to help you achieve your vision.
“I have personally taken part in many virtual experiences. Dear World was one of my favorites, I was personally moved, connected at a higher level with my peers and colleagues than I expected, and was impressed by the delivery and production of the entire experience. I’m grateful for the time and effort that companies like Dear World are putting into elevating the virtual event for our clients!”
– Jenna Jorge
Speakers Who Have Reimagined How to Inspire with Memorable Virtual Experiences!
*please inquire about individual fees for virtual meetings.
Dear World founder Robert Fogarty started this experience after Hurricane Katrina as a way to capture people’s love of New Orleans which has grown into an international series dedicated to connecting organizations, communities, and teams through meaningful stories of their people. He has since photographed Boston Marathon Survivors, Joplin tornado survivors, Parkland shooting family members, Orlando Pulse nightclub first responders and family members, Covid-19 nurses, legendary celebrities and sports icons. Robert has shared his unique vision for creating authentic human connection. He creates a great bonding experience and explores storytelling, personal growth, professional aspirations, gratitude and goals. The object is to make your mark and find your story.
Author/Diversity/Crisis Management Expert
Judy A. Smith is the founder and President of Smith & Co, a leading strategic and crisis communications firm with offices in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. Most recently known for being the inspiration for ABC’s hit show SCANDAL. Over the last 25 years, Ms. Smith has brought her unique combination of communication skills, media savvy, legal and political acumen to clients facing a wide array of issues and challenges throughout the United States and abroad. Ms. Smith honed her skills through her experiences with some of the most historic and sensational events of our time.
Having performed for over a billion people, Mark incorporates unique and valuable content with blazing multimedia and drum performances to empower, inspire and elevate audiences to an evolved mindset and new level of peak performance. With Mark’s extremely high-energy speaking style, business-relevant content, drumming and interactive activities, attendees get to express their own rhythms, fortify individual strengths and enhance emotional connections with their colleagues and families. What makes Mark different is that his presentation has the excitement of a rock show with the transformational aspects of a cutting-edge keynote. Think Tony Robbins meets Bono meets Ringo with live drumming, interactive performances, compelling and emotional stories of his intimate experiences with P!NK, Billy Idol, Foreigner, Cher and other world-class artists. Mark’s presentations inspire audiences to take immediate action toward increased performance.
Fireside Chat/Optional Wine Tasting
Daymond John has evolved from a man who sold his own hand made hats to his neighborhood friends into a well-known fashion designer and one of the most sought after branding experts and motivational speakers in the country. Daymond shares his knowledge and vast experiences as author, creator of FUBU clothing, and cast member of ABC’s entrepreneurial business show, Shark Tank, with his audiences to inspire and motivate them to overcome their challenges. Daymond tells his stories with the desire to transform people’s lives and help them succeed and reach their goals either personally or as an organization.
As a British Journalist in Washington, DC, Katty Kay offers a fresh perspective on the unfolding drama of American politics that only an outsider can provide. Katty is the current lead anchor for BBC World News America and covers topics ranging from global affairs to insights on American politics.
Magician/America’s Got Talent/Former NFL Player
John played 14 seasons in the NFL, notably making the Pro Bowl twice as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. In 2016, Jon competed on America’s Got Talent where he showcased his skills as a sleight-of-hand magician, making it to the finals and placing third overall in the competition amongst tens of thousands of competitors. Jon is a successful motivational speaker who uses his skills as a magician and his incredible life story to inspire.
Tala Raassi, an Iranian American fashion designer/author, was born in the United States and raised in Tehran. Named one of the “Most Fearless Women in the World” by Newsweek magazine, Raassi made her mark in the fashion world at an early age with her talent in exclusive swimwear. She is devoted to celebrating the beauty of women’s bodies through her designs and to empowering women all around the world to follow their dreams. For Raassi, “Fashion is Freedom.”
John Jacobs is Co-founder and CCO (Chief Creative Optimist) of The Life is Good Company, which spreads the power of optimism through inspiring art, a passionate community, and groundbreaking nonprofit work. John combines innovative business lessons, humor, and inspired storytelling to weave the compelling tale of how he and his brother Bert, with a combined sum of just $78 in the bank, launched a positive lifestyle brand and business that is now $100 million+and sold by over 2,000 retailers nationwide. Bert is also the co-author of Life is Good: The Book/ How to Live With Purpose and Enjoy the Ride. John focuses his energy on guiding the Life is Good brand vision, and developing strategic partnerships and collaborations with organizations that extend the Life is Good brand to new product categories and customers.
Phil is an artist who defies conventional thinking by approaching limitations as opportunities. For the tens of millions who have seen Phil’s art on TV and online, it’s hard to imagine that his artistic journey nearly came to an end when a tremor developed in his drawing hand. In exploring new ways to create art, Phil discovered that by embracing his shake, limitations could become the passageway to creativity. He challenges audiences to rethink their approach towards obstacles, discover their new creative capacity, and bring fresh ways of viewing the world, to succeed with the task at hand. Phil’s ability to break down a complicated idea and make it relatable to everyday challenges will help you embrace whatever shakes you are facing, big or small, and business or personal. It’s a life-changing lesson.
Mel Robbins is a serial entrepreneur, bestselling author, internationally recognized social media influencer, and one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world. Her digital platform inspires more than 20 million people a month with transformative videos, articles, positive psychology research, and inspiring content. Mel’s latest book, “The 5 Second Rule,” has been translated into 29 languages, was last year’s #1 audiobook in the world, and is one of the top five most-read books on Amazon.
Are you ready to shift your thinking? Are you ready to improve your life? Then get ready to experience Simon T. Bailey. He has helped more than 1 million people find their brilliance, shift their thinking, and produce sustainable results. According to The Speakers Experts, Simon is one of America’s Top 10 most booked corporate and association speakers. Simon has authored seven books including Release Your Brilliance and Shift Your Brilliance: Harness the Power of You Inc. He is the former leader of the world-renowned Disney Institute and founder of Brilliance Institute, Inc. He connects with any audience on many levels with a relevant message that resonates beyond the stage.
Singer-songwriter John Ondrasik has spent the past decade writing deeply personal songs that include social messages, invoke the human spirit, and make an emotional connection. With the past six albums by Five For Fighting, the hockey moniker stage name under which he performs, Ondrasik has seen a multitude of successes, Five For Fighting’s breakthrough came in 2001 with the Grammy-nominated song”Superman,” and Johns performance at The Concert For New York.
Lawyer, Entrepreneur, Inclusion Strategist
Vernā Myers is a cultural change catalyst, influencer, thought leader, social commentator, and author. She’s known for her high-energy keynotes, her captivating insights, and her ability to help people bridge differences and connect more meaningfully. She is a Harvard-trained lawyer and founder of The Vernā Myers Company, Vernā is also the VP, Inclusion Strategy at Netflix where she leads her team in devising and implementing strategies that integrate cultural diversity, inclusion and equity into all aspects of Netflix’s operations worldwide. For the last two decades, Vernā and The Vernā Myers Company have helped organizations eradicate barriers based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and other differences with the aim of establishing a new, more productive and just status quo. As Vernā puts it, Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.®
A Virtual Wellness Event/ Keynote/ Chocolate & Wine Pairing
As a bestselling author with 20 years of experience and research on what it means to be truly happy, Dave Romanelli shares immediately accessible tools on how to turn up the volume on your level of joy and be more present at work and at home. His first book, Happy is the New Healthy, twice reached #1 on Amazon’s Healthy Living Bestseller List. His recent book, Lessons from the Oldest and Wisest: Inspiration, Wisdom, and Humor for all Generations were inspired by Dave’s friendship with a 111-year-old lady whose secrets to health and happiness were: Sex, Vodka, and Spicy Food! Dave’s message and approach to work and life emphasize the “joie de vivre,” resilience, and the importance of enjoying each and every day.
Throwback Thursday – Have an 80’s Themed Event with an Appearance/Keynote/Q&A with Andrew
Andrew speaks about his personal journey and how travel and self-reflection changed his life. Aside from his successful acting and directing careers, he is now a successful writer and editor at large for National Geographic Traveler. He discusses the fear of the unknown, taking the time to enjoy the precious moments in life, pushing yourself to try new things, and looking at the world with new eyes. Best known for his acting career and starring roles in St. Elmo’s Fire, Pretty in Pink, Mannequin, and Weekend at Bernie’s, he has a successful Broadway career and is currently a highly regarded director. Current projects include hit series’ Orange is the New Black, Turn, The Blacklist, and New Amsterdam. He returned to acting in ABC’s 2016 hit, The Family.
Keynote and Concert
America’s Got Talent Golden Buzzer Winner, Mandy Harvey is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and inspirational speaker who lost her residual hearing at the age of nineteen. Mandy tours the world performing her original music and presenting her inspirational story of never giving up and continuing to try – she calls these messages Wisdom For Life.