VIRAL VISIONS – Top COVID-19 Keynote Speakers

Due to these uncertain times, organizations are looking for speakers to share the most up-to-date information about the impact of coronavirus on their industry, business, and health at large. Here are some our experts on the short- and long-term effects of COVID-19. All of these keynotes are available in traditional format as well as in a virtual presentation. Book an expert speaker on COVID-19’s impact at today.

Resilience Expert, Author, Adventure Speaker, and Expedition Leader
Facing Everest-Sized Uncertainties
Jim’s first attempt to climb Mount Everest ended suddenly when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. This spawned massive avalanches and aftershocks that trapped Jim’s team high on the mountain. It became the deadliest day ever on Mount Everest. They made several more attempts. Finally, Jim and his team reached their goal. From these intense experiences, Jim shares critical lessons for facing today’s uncertain times. He will share practical tips about: Building a resilient mindset for facing change, challenge & uncertainty. Attitudes and actions to take before, during, and after big storms. When to rely on passive perseverance vs. active perseverance. Jim has conducted virtual presentations for small companies, international corporations, and multi-location associations. His energetic presentations engage your virtual audience with compelling videos and unique props (climbing gear).

Former Amazon Executive, Author and Expert on Digital Disruption
Lessons Learned from Amazon – Nimbleness, Innovation and Leadership in Responding to COVID19
The current public health crisis is exposing which companies and leaders are nimble, flexible and able to adjust in the short-term and likely grow over the long term as a result, and which companies are rigid – rigid business models, rigid processes, rigid organizations. No company demonstrates this type of nimbleness better than Amazon. In short order, Amazon has been able to make decisions, make adjustments, flex with the needs of the market, and will likely find new businesses and opportunities out of this crisis, than any short-term negative business impact might be. How do we as business leaders adapt to the short term and plan for the long term?  … by Thinking Like Amazon and building a culture and operating systems designed for moments like this. By leveraging ideas from his best selling book Think Like Amazon, Rossman will propose several aspects of your industry which will likely change and leave audiences with strategies, tools, and questions to help create this future.

Millennial and Generational Expert
Maintaining a Healthy Culture in the Time of COVID-19 
It’s hard enough to communicate effectively in the best of times. When a crisis hits, all of a sudden there’s stress, anxiety, uncertainty, and even fear added to the mix. The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way we work, connect and communicate. While the challenge to convey clarity in the chaos is very real, there are some proven strategies to help everyone at work craft clear messages with intention. Understanding the best ways to communicate in hard times like these can be the difference between a culture of isolation and misunderstanding, and one of connection, unity, and perhaps most importantly… calm. 

Host of Cybercrimes with Ben Hammersley, Author & Futurist
The Great Reassessment – What the Covid-19 Crisis Will Mean for the World Now and in the Future
In this talk (or series of talks) world renowned futurist and thought leader, Ben Hammersley, will address each of these subjects: the likely scenarios for a post-Corona world, the things we can do today and in the upcoming months to prepare for it, and the skills and knowledge we can start developing today to truly flourish. From adapting to Cognitive Risk, to transitioning to a Distributed Organisation; from identifying second and third order dependencies before they fail, to designing true resilience into our families and firms; from AI and VR and Telepresence robotics, to the Death of Geography, the shifting power relationships in the workforce, and the failure of most modern mental frameworks, we’ll start the process of designing the future – the place we’ll be living the rest of our lives.

Global Currency, Public Policy and Financial Industry Expert; Author and Former Trump Administration Financial Advisor
The Outbreak: Outlook and Opportunities for Business
Many customers are now requesting live webinar updates for their audiences on just how the Coronavirus will affect their specific industry and their business. Andrew Busch’ Chaos to Confidence During Time of Economic Stress is an in-depth study of the coronavirus from a speaker with a deep understanding of how the markets and the economy are impacted by world events like infectious disease. Andrew is not only a noted economist, he’s an infectious disease expert and author. There are many reasons why he’s known as “the great calmer downer” especially during the most difficult times. Andrew offers upbeat solutions combined with real time facts. Arrange a pre-booking call with Andrew today and he’ll share his take on this pressing topic.

Futurist and Leading Authority on Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Social Media
Surviving COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically disrupted our society, our economy, and our world.  Businesses will need to (1) survive, (2) pivot, and (3) rebuild during and after the crisis.  This session covers eight (8) trends that are accelerating as a result of the quarantine.  They follow the convenient acronym SALVAGED: Self-sufficiency, Analytics, Liquidity, Virtualization, Automation, Government, Exponential thinking, and Decentralized.  Each trend is accompanied by a strategic question to guide future business decisions, allowing businesses to thrive, not suffer, as a result of the coming changes.

Change, Leadership & Life Balance Expert and Bestselling Author
Resilience Skills for Pandemic Panic
This short program is designed to open a conversation about what we can do as individuals and professionals to move from pandemic panic to realistic responses. Fear paralyzes us. Clear thinking moves us. In this session, you’ll learn a more accurate definition of resilience and begin to explore actions to take in cultivating two critical resilience skills: adaptability and agility. And it all begins with YOU—what conversations you are having with yourself and what emotions rise as a result. We’ll talk about the power of the present and how to develop intelligent optimism. Action is the antidote for anxiety and you’ll be guided on how to control the controllable. We’ll also talk about the need for social collaboration when physical distance is mandated. Lastly, be aware that like any skill, resilience is a muscle. You’ll be given a workout sheet to help you develop a more powerful way to react to crisis. The more comfort we find in feeling the heat, the quicker we contain or harness the fire.

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