As we progress into 2019, we know it’s important that pitching and planning events stay top of mind.
That’s why we created a starter collection of curated voices to help you find the right voice and experience for your audience: WSB 100.
Featuring 10 topics and 100 names, the people you’ll see share expertise on key subjects that span the spectrum – from diversity and inclusion, and motivation, to politics and world affairs.
As you navigate your event planning process throughout the year, keep this guide close. It will serve as a handy resource in those critical moments when you need a spark of inspiration or somewhere to turn.
Here’s How It Works
Once you’re in, scroll through and browse the compilation of curated voices.
Inside you’ll experience a sampling of the variety of voices we work with. And each page is an entry point to find hundreds of more speakers of equal caliber and value who cover the same topic — just with a different approach.
Some of the names you’ll find are part of our WSB roster. You’ll also meet speakers from our Direct Connect site, where you can book up-and-coming voices for under $15K.
To explore more experts, simply click on the topic links to see pages on our site with more results. You can also view more about each individual through a simple click of their speaker card.
Save, email, print. You can take this guide to your next meeting to support your pitch to your team or leadership.
10 Topics to Explore
Now that you’re briefed on the guidebook, you’re ready to dig into our 10 hot topics with staying power. Here’s a peek at what you’ll discover.
- Motivation. Encouraging motivators asking audiences to leave cynicism behind and unlock the power of positive thinking.
- U.S. Politics and Policy. Fresh voices catching attention with their takes on the current political landscape and a new way forward.
- World Affairs. Experts in world affairs who shed new light on happenings around the globe, with grit and determination.
- Business. Corporate trailblazers delving into what separates the mundane from the miraculous in the business world.
- Economy. Financial authorities cutting through the noise, leveraging history and storytelling to illustrate our economic outlook.
- Energy and the Environment. Passionate thinkers encouraging audiences to think radically to solve the biggest questions of our era.
- Technology and Innovation. Futurists and techies staying ahead of the curve to analyze the trends – communicating the impact on life as we know it.
- Diversity and Inclusion. Bold and mission-driven speakers who inspire audiences to embrace differences and fight against prejudice.
- Health and Wellness. Authorities covering the full spectrum of our human wellness, on buzzing topics like self-care, burnout, and our relationship with technology.
- Arts and Culture. Versatile voices, from historians and journalists to magicians, furthering the conversation surrounding the human experience.
No matter your interest, we can help you find the perfect fit for your event.
So, Now What?
Once you reach the end of this guide (and are buzzing with new ideas, we hope), check out My List.
It’s a new feature on our website where you can make a personalized list of speakers that pique your interest, to see them all in one place.
Add as many as you want. When ready, you can share your list with your team for review, or send it to yourself for safekeeping.
Author Anna Jasinski is a content marketing strategist at WSB. In her former life, she was a content consultant for Fortune 500 brands, and a magazine journalist. Follow her on Twitter at @annamjasinski.