Archive for the ‘LinkedIn Exclusives’ Category

gielan broadcasting happinessNew research from the fields of positive psychology and neuroscience shows that small shifts in the way we communicate can create big ripple effects on business and educational outcomes. In her new book Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change, Michelle Gielan examines the seven keys of communicating more effectively to influence others and drive measurable results.

Michelle is the founder of the Institute of Applied Positive Research and a much sought-after speaker by Fortune 500 companies on the topics of increasing employee engagement, productivity and happiness in the workplace. Broadcasting Happiness shows us how our words can move people from fear-based mindsets, where they see obstacles as insurmountable, to positive mindsets, where they see change is possible and take action. Many of the followers of The Speaker Experts may be familiar with Michelle’s content from Forbes Magazine, Fox, NPR, or her work as the executive producer of “The Happiness Advantage” with Shawn Achor on PBS. We found this book to be a compelling, fast-paced read, and hope to implement some of Michelle’s strategies in our future communications.

The Speaker Experts have acquired 30 copies of Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change, and as a thank you for following our blog we are delighted to make these available on a complimentary basis to the first 30 people who complete the form below.

Gary McManis & Jay Conklin

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Books, white papers and articles (and the spoken word!) are the cornerstones of professional and executive development. As a follower of The Speaker Experts, you will always have direct and pro-bono access to the world’s top authors’ and thought leaders’ publications through our LinkedIn exclusive network. It is okay every once in a while to put down the reading material and watch a movie or documentary for both entertainment and professional development purposes. This month, we are happy to offer either option for your viewing enjoyment: “Spare Parts” starring George Lopez, Jamie Lee Curtis and Marisa Tomei, or the companion award-winning documentary “Underwater Dreams”, narrated by Michael Pena (President Obama recorded a special introduction message prior to the White House screening, as seen below):

A special introduction to “Underwater Dreams” from President Obama shown prior
to the White House viewing on April 7, 2015


Both DVDs tell the story of four under-served Hispanic high school students who formed a robotics club in Phoenix. With no experience, 800 bucks, used car parts and a dream, this rag tag team goes up against the country’s reigning robotics champion, MIT and other elite college powerhouse schools (spoiler alert, The Carl Hayden High School team wins!). The movie and documentary are based on science teacher and speaker Fredi Lajvardi’s life story. While the motion picture was not a blockbuster hit, it is a fun movie, and suitable for the entire family.

Please order your complimentary copy of the movie or documentary by completing the form below (available while supplies last).


Gary McManis & Jay Conklin


Jia Jiang is the leading authority on rejection and its role in the pursuit of happiness. As the founder of Fearbuster, as well as being an entrepreneur and author, Jiang knows a thing or two about rejection. What started out as a simple experiment entitled “100 Days of Rejection” morphed into a major movement that shows and proves to individuals that they can conquer their fear of rejection and never take a pause at asking for what might seem like the unruly or impossible.
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As you can see, The Speaker Experts were unable to sign Jia to an exclusive speaking contract. However, we did take a page from his rejection course playbook and asked if he would be willing to provide our LinkedIn network with 25 copies of his best-selling book “Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible, One Rejection at a Time”, which he agreed to do!


Please fill out the form below and The Speaker Experts will rush you a complimentary copy of “Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible, One Rejection at a Time”. No rejection here…if we run out of books, we’ll ask him for more! The worst he can do is to say “no!”

Gary McManis & Jay Conklin

The only way to ensure your organization’s success is to change faster on the inside than the world is changing on the outside. This is the premise of best-selling author and speaker Jason Jennings’ latest book The High-Speed Company: Creating Urgency and Growth in a Nanosecond Culture. The result of thousands of interviews with CEOs, business leaders and executives from the world’s leading companies, these findings will help your organization sustain a winning culture, be more competitive, and have fun doing so. The Speaker Experts have acquired twenty five signed copies, and you can order your complimentary copy by filling out the form below. As always, there is no charge for the book or the shipping. If you enjoy these weekly postings, we invite you to follow @Speaker_Experts for a daily look into the world of professional speaking.

Gary McManis & Jay Conklin

slap under the hood
“You can’t sell it outside if you can’t sell it inside” is the philosophy behind best selling author, speaker and renowned business culture expert Stan Slap’s new book UNDER THE HOOD: Fire Up and Fine-Tune Your Employee Culture. Slap explains that in order to maximize business performance, the first place you need to look is under the hood at your own business’ employee culture. The book is relevant to any organization no matter if your culture is wonderful, troubled or even new. Slap helps firms harness the gasoline fueled power and mystery of what employee culture actually is, how it operates and how to move it forward.

The Speaker Experts have acquired copies of this soon to be best selling book and are making them available to the first 20 followers of our blog who request one. The books are signed by the author with an inspirational message. You can order your complimentary copy by filling out the form below. As always, there is no charge for the book or the shipping. This is just a small way for us to say thank you for being part of our hub for meeting planners, speakers and speaker agents.

Gary McManis & Jay Conklin

absolutely necessary
“Absolutely Necessary: Bulletproof Tactics that Will Put You in High Demand” is the latest book by best-selling author and Emmy award-winning comedian/talk show host Ross Shafer (co-authored by Michael Burger). Shafer came to the attention of The Speaker Experts years ago when we read a quote from Jay Leno describing Ross’s presentation – “Finally a motivational speaker without a speech”. Needless to say, we were not sure what that meant but given the source of the quote, we were compelled to find out…..and boy did we find out. Shafer brings a perfect storm of energy, humor and business acumen to the stage. He is a combination of Jay Leno, Tom Peters and Zig Ziglar.

In Absolutely Necessary, Shafer and Burger outline principles and concepts that will teach you how to become “absolutely necessary” to your organization or company. The principles are a result of careful case-study research and hundreds of conversations with top business leaders. The book also draws from the personal successes and failures of both authors.

The Speaker Experts have acquired 30 copies of this entertaining and informative hardcover book and are delighted to make these copies available to our readers and followers. Please complete the form below and we will rush you a complimentary copy.

Gary McManis & Jay Conklin

LinkedIn Exclusive

Posted: November 5, 2014 in LinkedIn Exclusives
The Speaker Experts are offering copies of Robert Bryce’s “Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong” to a select number of interested LinkedIn respondents. Thank you again for your interest; we hope you enjoy the read!.

Exclusive Giveaway

Posted: October 22, 2014 in LinkedIn Exclusives

Books side by side

As a thank you for visiting The Speaker Experts, we are offering a complimentary copy of “On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership”, or “The Passion Conversation: Understanding, Sparking, Sustaining Word of Mouth Marketing”. Please let us know your book preference and address in the text box below.

We invite you to sign up and follow The Speaker Experts as well. In addition to monthly book and educational product giveaways, you will have access to cutting-edge information and insight into the world of professional speaking and speaker bureaus.


Gary McManis & Jay Conklin

LinkedIn Exclusive Giveaway

Posted: September 30, 2014 in LinkedIn Exclusives
An exciting, exclusive giveaway for the first 30 LinkedIn respondents! Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton’s “What Motivates Me: Put Your Passions To Work” is a great tool that gives any employer or employee the tools they need to find their motivation and put it to work in the best way possible.   Please sign up to follow The Speaker Experts, and in addition to inside information on the world of professional speaking you will be the first to receive similar exciting  opportunities.

Gary McManis & Jay Conklin

ThePassionConversationAn exciting giveaway from The Speaker Experts available to the first 30 responders! John Moore, former Director of Marketing for Whole Foods, collaborates with his colleagues from “Brains on Fire” to produce a fast-paced book full of real world examples and academic research in his latest work, “The Passion Conversation”. It focuses on driving that “community feeling” around your business and really generating word of mouth about the products and services you can bring to your customer base. Thanks again for following our blog and being a part of our LinkedIn network, we’re looking forward to publishing even more exciting and informative content in the future. If there is a certain topic you would like to see covered in a future post, please feel free to let The Speaker Experts