So, we’re still here in our Virtual world. It’s time to think outside the box and add some flare to our virtual events. Everyone is craving engagement so we are talking about experiences. These are some ideas that will bring some entertainment and creativity to your virtual event for large or small events. This is a great way to engage people that can’t be in the same location but that you still want to make sure to be connecting with. There are so many virtual experiences out there: cooking classes, concerts, wine tastings, virtual 5k or yoga. We love the idea of collaborating and combining two dynamics or two speakers (panel) that you wouldn’t normally be able to! Use this time as an opportunity to be creative and push the boundaries of what a “virtual” event can look like. You can still have an impact right now. We are here to help!
If there is something that we can customize, create, or defy gravity for you – we will! We love the meetings world and we know that it is strong, vibrant, and essential for business. This is a temporary solution but we feel it’s a good one. Please let us know how we can help keep momentum and engagement within your organizations or with your clients. We appreciate all that our planners have been doing to work efficiently and overtime to keep everything running seamlessly. We hope we can return the favor and support you.
With Love & Gratitude,
Jenna and the Goodman Speakers Team
Speakers Who Have Reimagined How to Inspire with Memorable Virtual Experiences!
*please inquire about individual fees for virtual meetings.
Keynote and Mini-Concert with P!nk’s Drummer
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.
Wine Tasting and Interactive Chat
American retired Major League Baseball player and current SportsNet LA analyst. After playing parts of nine seasons as an All-Star shortstop for the Boston Red Sox, he played shortstop, third base and first base for the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Oakland Athletics. He is one of 13 players in Major League history to hit two grand slams during a single game, and the only player to achieve the feat at his home stadium.
Council of Dads Watch Party and Q&A
Bruce Feiler is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers; the host of two primetime series on PBS; and the inspiration for the upcoming NBC drama series COUNCIL OF DADS in March 2020. Bruce’s two TED Talks have been viewed more than two million times. Employing a firsthand approach to his work, Bruce is known for living the experiences he writes about. His work combines timeless wisdom with timely knowledge to allow people to live with more meaning, passion, and joy. His new book, LIFE IS IN THE TRANSITIONS: Mastering Change in a Nonlinear Age, will be published in May 2020.
Life is Good Branded Virtual Event Complete with CSR and CUSTOM LIG Product
Bert Jacobs is Co-founder and CEO (Chief Executive Optimist) of The Life is Good Company, which spreads the power of optimism through inspiring art, a passionate community, and groundbreaking nonprofit work. Bert combines innovative business lessons, humor, and inspired storytelling to weave the compelling tale of how he and his brother John, 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. Bert 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.
Virtual Keynote and Cartooning Workshop with Pixar Animator/Storyteller
Matthew Luhn is an accomplished storyteller, author, instructor, motivational keynote speaker, and story consultant, with over 25 years’ experience creating stories and characters at Pixar Animation Studios. Alongside his story work in Hollywood, Matthew works with Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, and other professionals to craft and tell stories that bridge the gap between business and heart to build stronger brands and business communication. Matthew’s most recent clients include Adidas, Facebook, BBC, Microsoft, Sony, Warner Brothers, Apple, Google, Clorox and many more.
Leadership Lessons from a Navy Seal (Virtual Campfire!)
Commander Rorke T. Denver has run every phase of training for the U.S. Navy SEALs and led special-forces missions in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and other international hot spots. He starred in the hit film Act of Valor, which is based on true SEAL adventures. His New York Times bestseller, Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior, takes you inside his personal story and the fascinating, demanding SEAL training program. Rorke was most recently seen on FOX’s American Grit. As assistant officer in charge of BRAVO Platoon at SEAL Team THREE, he was deployed to SOUTCOM, the Central and South American Area of Operations. His platoon was the “alert” SEAL team for maritime interdiction, hostage rescue, counter-insurgency, and counter-narcotics. As SEAL officer aboard, Denver led his group’s response to a murderous uprising in the Ivory Coast nation of Liberia, launching advanced-force operations, conducting hydrographic beach reconnaissance, and helping to get U.S. Marines safely ashore.
Wine Tasting and Q&A
Bethenny Frankel is a self-made businesswoman, TV producer, multiple New York Times bestselling author, and mother. Bethenny recently made a multi-year deal with MGM Television and Mark Burnett to generate unscripted television projects that she will produce. Bethenny is the Founder & CEO of Skinnygirl, a lifestyle brand offering practical solutions to women, including the recent launch of the Skinnygirl Jeanswear Collection which sold out on HSN within its first few hours. She is a star of the popular Bravo series “The Real Housewives of New York City” and can be seen as a guest shark on ABC’s critically acclaimed series “Shark Tank.” Bethenny became an instant fan favorite, showcasing her entrepreneurial prowess and gut instincts alongside the panel of investors. Bethenny has also been named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities by Forbes. Bethenny is always ahead of the curve and identifies and capitalizes on business opportunities.
Build Your Virtual Bucket List/Check Off an Item for an Attendee!
Ben Nemtin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want To Do Before You Die?, the star of the MTV show “The Buried Life,” and an internationally renowned keynote speaker. As the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured in major media including The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC News, and more. Oprah Winfrey called Ben’s life work “truly inspiring.” He shows audiences how to dream bigger, achieve more and energizes them to unbury the life they want. Ben delivers a high-octane message that motivates people to shake off mediocrity, live up to their greatness and give back to others.
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 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.
Book Club and Keynote (Adult and Children’s Books)
Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and nine other bestselling thrillers. In addition to fiction, Brad is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for Non-Fiction (History Decoded), Advice (Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter), Children’s Books (I Am Amelia Earhart and I Am Abraham Lincoln), and even comic books (Justice League of America), for which he won the prestigious Eisner Award. He is also the host of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel, and Brad Meltzer’s Lost History on H2. The Hollywood Reporter recently put him on their list of Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors. How does Brad thrive in these different professions? His belief that ordinary people change the world. It is this core belief that runs through every one of his projects. He shares with audiences to dream big, work hard, and stay humble.
Keynote and CSR
Doc Hendley never set out to be a hero. In 2004, Hendley —- a small-town bartender — launched a series of wine-tasting events to raise funds for clean-water projects and to bring awareness to the world’s freshwater crisis. He planned to donate the proceeds through traditional channels but instead found himself traveling to one of the world’s most dangerous hot spots: Darfur, Sudan. There, Doc witnessed a government-sponsored genocide where the number-one weapon wasn’t bullets-it was water. With limited funds, Doc realized that he couldn’t build new wells costing $10,000 a pop, but he could hire local workers to restore a damaged well for a mere $50 each. He’d found his mission. Doc was named one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2009 and has written a book about his experience, Wine to Water: A Bartender’s Quest to Bring Clean Water to the World. He is an expert on the immense power of relationships to transcend perceived barriers. Today, Doc and Wine to Water continue to help stricken peoples repair and maintain water containment systems in places like Darfur, Cambodia, Uganda, and Haiti.
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.
Story Time/Keynote/Q&A/Event Emcee
American actor and singer. He is known for his roles in the Broadway musicals Rent and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the TV series Private Practice and All American, the films How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Brown Sugar, The Best Man and its sequel, The Best Man Holiday. Between 2014 and 2016 he starred as Inspector Terry English in Murder in the First. He is the author of multiple children’s books promoting diversity, such as Chocolate Me, Mixed Me and I love you more than…
Robyn Benincasa is the founder of World Class Teams, a world champion adventure racer, a CNN Hero, former corporate sales expert and a full-time firefighter who advises organizations on building World Class Teams of their own. She is the author of the New York Times best-seller, How Winning Works, and has been honored multiple times as a top speaker by Fortune 1000 meeting professionals and MeetingsNet.com. Robyn inspires people to grab life with one hand, grab their teammates with the other, and to create that special magic that makes all of us better together than we ever would have been alone!
Book Club/ Wine Tasting / Etiquette
Beaumont Etiquette is the official etiquette partner of The Plaza Hotel, launching The Plaza Finishing Program for adults, teens, and children in 2016, with courses running to date. In 2018 Beaumont Etiquette was named the official etiquette partner of Downton Abbey: The Exhibition. Beaumont Etiquette is thrilled to be named one of the Leading Protocol and Etiquette Schools of the World, and partner with some of the world’s leading companies in etiquette, hospitality, and protocol.