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If we jump back in time a few years, who could have guessed that the Green movement would transform consumer expectations so radically? Who could have envisioned that Facebook would be so important to business? Who knew we'd all be so familiar with "credit derivatives" ? So now....what's next?

Keynote has been providing cutting-edge speakers for almost 30 years. Now, as the landscape of business is drastically changing yet again, Keynote keeps your audiences up to date with speakers on the latest topics and business trends.

We want you to be riding the crest of the next business wave, not swimming like mad just to keep from getting pulled under. (What can I say - we're in California - so a surfing analogy seemed appropriate here.) And the time has come for us to save a few trees by replacing our traditional printed catalog with an email and online version. Full biographies and videos on all these speakers can be found on our website, www.KeynoteSpeakers.com.

We'll try to keep these shorter brochures simple and useful: we know what you really want is useful speaker suggestions. And we know your time is valuable.

And now, on to a few suggestions. - Katrina Smith, President

What's New In How Companies Are Driving Success?...
SOCIAL MEDIA
Guy Kawasaki

Mr. Kawasaki is a founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures and the co-founder of Alltop.com, an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web—the success of which is attributed to social networking tools such as Twitter. He is one of the top 50 most popular bloggers worldwide, and was recently selected by Invesp.com as the #2 top marketer of 2008.

Book
Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition (2008)
Hazel Grace Dircksen

Hazel Grace Dircksen has helped more then 60 companies leverage social networking tools to expand visibility and reach new audiences. Her most recent company, Socialbees, supports small businesses in using social media through an online resource network and by crafting optimized Facebook Fan Pages and Social Ads that drive engagement from a high target audience.

What's Going To Improve Our Economy? How About...
INNOVATION
Steve Wozniak

As the co-founder, with Steve Jobs, of Apple Computer, Inc., Steve Wozniak helped shape the computing industry. Now he shares his wisdom and experience (and maybe a few dance moves!) with companies in a variety of industries. All his talks are carefully personalized for each audience.

Book
iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon (2007)
Richard Tait

Mr. Tait is the co-founder of Cranium, Inc., where he built one of the toy industry’s most cherished brands and built an award-winning corporate culture. Cranium was the first non-coffee-related product sold in Starbucks, the first game sold on Amazon.com, and a catalyst for a new era of consumer-driven retail strategy.

And Something We Could All Use More Of These Days...
HAPPINESS
Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where his lectures on positive psychology were the most popular class at Harvard. His work on human potential has received attention in The New York Times, Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, as well as on NPR and CNN Radio. Shawn Achor's talks can be used to refresh creativity, improve well-being, increase engagement, and inspire team-building. Learn ways to train your brain for optimal performance!
Martin E. P. Seligman

Dr. Martin Seligman wants to make the world a happier place. His research in the field of Positive Psychology has demonstrated that it is possible to be happier — to feel more satisfied, to be more engaged with life, find more meaning, and probably even laugh and smile more, regardless of one’s circumstances. Dr. Seligman uses the discipline of psychology to help individuals and organizations achieve results.

Book
Authentic Happiness (2004)

How Can You Catch The Next Wave?...
TRENDS
Michael Tchong

Michael Tchong has spent most of his life living at the leading edge of market trends. His intuitive sense for decoding where the consumer lifestyle is heading was honed at six successful start-ups. Michael’s mission in life is to help businesses and professionals harness the potential of trends and innovations.

Book
Trendscape 2004 (2003)
Jeremy Rifkin

Jeremy Rifkin is the author of seventeen best-selling books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. Mr. Rifkin advises governments and global corporations on the latest in cutting-edge technologies and best practices designed to address the twin challenges of climate change and energy security. He has been influential in shaping public policy in the United States and around the world.

Book
The European Dream: How Europe's Vision of the Future Is Quietly Eclipsing the American Dream (2004)

Enough Bad News Already...
ECONOMY
Barbara Corcoran

Barbara Corcoran is the popular real estate contributor for NBC’s Today Show and CNBC. Over a real estate career spanning twenty-five years, she parlayed a seed loan of $1,000 into a five-billion-dollar real estate business. Motivational, inspirational, and sometimes outrageous, Barbara Corcoran’s tell-it-like-it-is attitude is a refreshing approach to success.

Book
Nextville: Amazing Places to Live the Rest of Your Life (2009)
Bryan Smith

Bryan Smith, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized author and speaker on creating shared vision and competitive advantage within the context of global sustainability. With Peter Senge, he is the coauthor of three groundbreaking business bestsellers: The Dance of Change, The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook, and Schools that Learn. Now Bryan Smith consults with businesses on customized topics like the new rules of the game in this new economy, and how to use innovation to drive business growth.

Book
The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals and Organizations are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World (2008)

Being Practical About Our Lives On This Earth...
ENVIRONMENTALISM
Tim Sanders

In September 2008, Doubleday Currency published Tim Sanders' third book, Saving The World At Work. The premise of the book is simple: In this new socially conscious day and age, you can make a difference as you make a dollar. According to Tim, “There is a revolution going on the business world where companies will compete based on social innovations. Consumers, talent and investors are gravitating to companies that achieve high levels of social responsibility towards people, communities and the environment. The key for companies to thrive during this new era of business is to innovate how they do business and achieve high levels of employee participation." Prior to his rocketing speaking and consulting career, Tim Sanders was the Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo!

Book
Saving The World At Work: What Companies And Individuals Can Do To Go Beyond Making A Profit To Making A Difference (2008)
Ed Begley

When it comes to taking personal responsibility for the environment, few individuals can match the record of television and film actor and activist Ed Begley, Jr. Known for turning up at Hollywood events on his bicycle, he has served as chairman of the Environmental Media Association and serves on the boards of the Thoreau Institute, the Earth Communications Office, Tree People and Friends of the Earth. Environmental lawyer and long-time friend Bobby Kennedy, Jr. has said “Ed has a greater sense of social obligation than anyone I know. He’s like a West Coast cadet who gets up every morning and says ‘reporting for duty’”.

Book
Living Like Ed: A Guide to the Eco-Friendly Life (2008)