Posts Tagged ‘Stan Slap’

Followers of The Speaker Experts and members of our LinkedIn network know we are fortunate as lecture agents to receive a number of great books and learning materials from our speakers. Aside from actually “booking” speakers, nothing makes us happier than passing these publications along to our friends, customers and followers. Over the past few years these giveaways have been very popular but we find ourselves with an inventory of books that would rival a small book store. There are limited number of the books listed below still available, and we would be delighted to send you a complimentary copy of the book of your choosing. Simply fill out the form at the bottom of this post or tweet at us (@Speaker_Experts) and let us know which you would prefer:


slap under the hood

life dont miss it

spare parts

absolutely necessary


roberty bryce


Please check back next week when we reveal our list of the Five Most Requested Speakers in the World!

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

The word “culture” took its place as the 2014 Merriam-Webster Dictionary word of the year, nosing out “nostalgia” for the honor (if you did have nostalgia and the “points”, you won!). This came as good news to The Speaker Experts, as orators on the topic of corporate culture continue to be in high demand on the circuit. And, after 30 plus years in the industry, we have never been asked for a speaker on the topic of nostalgia. The Speaker Experts spend a great deal of time listening to clients when they articulate their speaker needs and desired outcome for a session. When a client asks for a “culture” speaker, the request often comes in the form of one of the needs listed below – all fall under the Merriam-Webster 2014 Word of the Year, “culture”:

  • We are looking for a speaker on employee engagement
  • We want a speaker who will energize our workforce and increase productivity
  • We want to develop managers who create an environment of fierce company loyalty and emotional commitment
  • We want to create a customer experience that our competition is unwilling or unable to match

The Speaker Experts can’t tell you if the four speakers listed below are trending, or the most-booked or most-popular. BUT, we can tell you that they are four of the best in the business on the topics of corporate and organizational culture:

Jim Knight
Knight J-PhotoThe former Director of Training at Hard
Rock helps you amp up your culture

Stan Slap
stan slap

Chester Elton
Elton C-PhotoOrange may be the new black, but it is also
a management strategy

Kevin Kruse
kevin kruse CEO, Association Executive and
NYT best-selling author

On a side note, the Oxford Dictionary word of the year was “vape.” The Speaker Experts would be blowing vape at you if we said we got asked about speakers on this topic!

Gary McManis & Jay Conklin