Speaker Spotlight September 2023: Sales Kickoff Keynotes
September 14, 2023
The countdown 'til kickoff has begun! Sales kickoff season is just around the corner and these keynotes are sure to score a touchdown for your next event. Learn how these experts provide invaluable insights, zeal, and strategies to ignite your sales teams and boost performance for 2024. Read more.
Coming To A Stage Near You September 2023
September 1, 2023
Need fresh ideas for your fall event? Check out our keynotes booked for corporate clients this month. Read more.
Speaker Spotlight August 2023: Cyber Security
August 15, 2023
October is Cyber Security Month - what better way to raise awareness of cyber security than with the empowerment of education? Each of these experts share their expertise to ensure you remain informed and protected against cyberattacks of all kinds. Read more.
Coming To A Stage Near You August 2023
August 1, 2023
Time to kickstart planning your fall event! Check out our keynotes booked for corporate clients this month. Read more.
GDA Insights July 2023: Ken Schmidt - Standing Out Among The Competition
July 27, 2023
Learn how 3 simple questions enabled Authentic Leadership and Customer Loyalty Expert Ken Schmidt to take Harley-Davidson to a new level of success - and offers your organization the same! Read more.
Speaker Spotlight July 2023: Hispanic Heritage Month
July 18, 2023
Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) offers an opportunity to honor the rich cultural contributions and achievements of Hispanic and Latinx individuals. Bring depth, diversity, and expertise to your upcoming event with these keynote speakers. Read more.
Coming To A Stage Near You July 2023
July 1, 2023
From inspirational to educational, this month's lineup has it all. Check out our keynotes booked for corporate clients this month. Read more.
GDA Insights June 2023: Why ESG Matters - Insights from Fortune's Geoff Colvin
June 27, 2023
As business leaders face their biggest challenges, Geoff Colvin is the voice of experience providing valuable insights and best practices for organizations on prioritizing ESG. Read more.
Speaker Spotlight June 2023: More Than Just A Keynote
June 20, 2023
Why stop at just a keynote? These speakers offer more than just a keynote, but an experience your audience will never forget as well. Read more.
Coming To A Stage Near You June 2023
June 1, 2023
We're bringing the heat this summer with this hot keynote lineup! Check out our keynotes booked for corporate clients this month. Read more.
ABC 20/20 feat. Nando Parrado Airs TONIGHT 9/8c
May 22, 2023
Tune in TONIGHT for the ABC 20/20 Premiere of Prisoners of the Snow at 9/8c featuring GDA's exclusive speaker Nando Parrado. Watch the sneak preview of the documentary here! Read more.
Catch the Sneak Peek of "Prisoners in the Snow" on ABC Nightline
May 19, 2023
Tune in TONIGHT on ABC Nightline at 12:30/11:30c to catch the sneak peek of the documentary - Prisoners of the Snow - featuring GDA's exclusive speaker Nando Parrado. Read more.
Speaker Spotlight May 2023: Multi-Generational Workforce
May 18, 2023
Empower your team to thrive in a multi-generational workplace. From attitudes and lifestyles to technology and relationships - these experts and consultants will help you navigate the benefits and challenges of multi-generational organizations. Read more.
GDA Insights May 2023: The Message of Hope That Supersedes Media Clickbait
May 16, 2023
As the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 rescue is already in full swing, there is lots of exciting content and news surfacing in the media. Gail Davis provides clarity to help you navigate the media buzz and focus on the truth and beauty of the stories of the 15 survivors. Read more.
Celebrating 24 Years Onsite with the GDA Team
May 12, 2023
What better way to celebrate 24 years than having the entire team onsite with one of our long-term clients! Thank you for choosing GDA and allowing us to help make your events unforgettable. We look forward to partnering with you for many years to come! Read more.
John Sanei Representation Announcement 2023
May 11, 2023
We are thrilled to announce the representation of futures strategist John Sanei! With a unique blend of of psychology, neuroscience, and quantum science John prepares business owners for the future. Check out the exclusive GDA Live interview with John Sanei and Gail Davis. Read more.
Coming To A Stage Near You May 2023
May 1, 2023
With summer just around the corner, things are heating up - and so is the lineup for May! Check out our keynotes booked for corporate clients this month. Read more.
GDA Insights April 2023: Adding Value with Emcees & Moderators
April 25, 2023
Add value to your next event with a host who is as equally engaging as they are energizing. Gail Davis shares what makes an ideal event host along with GDA's top picks of emcees and moderators. Read more.
Speaker Spotlight April 2023: Sustainability
April 13, 2023
Sustainability strategy starts with corporate responsibility. These champions for change will empower your audience with actionable takeaways for driving your organization towards sustainability. Read more.
Coming To A Stage Near You April 2023
April 3, 2023
April showers bring May flowers and a sensational lineup! Check out our keynotes booked for corporate clients this month. Read more.
GDA Insights March 2023: Women Bred, Women Led
March 23, 2023
Women bred, women led. Gail Davis reflects on the female mentors who have left a lasting impact on her and the way she leads GDA Speakers. Read more.
Speaker Spotlight March 2023: Artificial Intelligence
March 14, 2023
Prepare and adapt for the future. These experts will give you the tools and insight to navigate both the benefits and challenges of artificial intelligence in your industry. Read more.
Coming To A Stage Near You March 2023
March 1, 2023
Spring welcomes fresh perspectives and keynote lineups. Check out our keynotes booked for corporate clients this month! Read more.
GDA Insights February 2023: Buyer's Remorse: Signs & Solutions
February 23, 2023
Buyer’s remorse happens to the best of us. Gail Davis shares the top four signs of buyer's remorse in speaker selection along with possible solutions. Read more.
Speaker Spotlight February 2023: Mental Health Awareness
February 14, 2023
Create and continue the conversation around mental health from different points of view. These mental health advocates provide the tools, unique vantage points, and expertise to help your team embrace their wellbeing. Read more.
Coming To A Stage Near You February 2023
February 1, 2023
February may be the shortest month of the year, but it's jam packed with inspiration and expertise. Check out our keynotes booked for corporate clients this month! Read more.
GDA Insights January 2023: Dear Celebrity...
January 24, 2023
Ever wish you could cut out the middleman and make a direct request to a speaker or celebrity? Gail Davis provides insights on tackling the issues that come with investing in booking a big name celebrity. Read more.
Speaker Spotlight January 2023: Momentum
January 12, 2023
Shift from change to embrace momentum. Grow together in your organization as you learn to move from accepting change to embracing momentum in 2023 with these top speakers. Read more.
Coming To A Stage Near You January 2023
January 4, 2023
Welcome the new year with a new lineup of impactful speakers. Check out our keynotes booked for corporate clients this month! Read more.
GDA Insights December 2022: Nando Parrado - Celebrating 50 Years of Influential Impact
December 2, 2022
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Uruguayan Air Force Flight 751 rescue, Nando's message "we all have our own Andes" has never been more relevant as it is today. Read more.
Speaker Spotlight December 2022: Goal Setting & Accountability
December 13, 2022
Start 2023 off on an inspirational foot. Check out these speakers who put their own unique spin on goal setting & accountability just in time for planning the New Year. Read more.
GDA Insights December 2022: IASB Convention Recap
December 2, 2022
Each year, the International Association of Speakers Bureaus (IASB) hosts a convention for bureau partners to network, collaborate, and exchange ideas and expertise. Gail Davis shares why 2022 Engage convention in Chicago was one of the best yet. Read more.
Coming To A Stage Near You December 2022
December 1, 2022
It's the most wonderful time of the year. Check out our keynotes booked for corporate and non-profit clients this month! Read more.
GDA Live: Q&A Session with Nando Parrado
November 29, 2022
Watch this exclusive Q&A session with Nando Parrado and GDA Founder & President Gail Davis. Here Nando answers YOUR questions and shares about life after the infamous rescue, the new Netflix movie, and much more! Read more.
Speaker Spotlight November 2022: Future of Work
November 8, 2022
Looking to learn how to leverage technology and build better teams? Check out GDA's top picks for experts in business trends who predict the future landscape of your industry. Read more.
Coming To A Stage Near You November 2022
November 1, 2022
Kickstart planning for 2023 and check out our keynotes booked for corporate and non-profit clients this month! Read more.
GDA Insights October 2022: Making the Client the Hero - GDA's Client Portal
October 27, 2022
In re-evaluating efficiency to benefit GDA clients, developing tools that made tasks easier served as a launchpad for a new way of creating the ultimate client experience. Now more than ever we have to rely on solutions through technology. Read more.
Speaker Spotlight October 2022: Putting Perspective On The Political Climate
October 13, 2022
What can we predict based on the present and what can we learn from history? Check out GDA's top picks for speakers who offer audiences a fresh perspective on our political climate and current events. Read more.
Coming To A Stage Near You October 2022
October 3, 2022
An October lineup full of all treats, no tricks. Check out our extensive lineup of keynotes booked for corporate and non-profit clients this month by downloading the PDF of the calendar. Read more.
GDA Insights September 2022: Meet Our New Gold Star Speaker
September 8, 2022
Our Gold Star Speakers truly represent the foundation that GDA Speakers has been built on. the family. Founder & President Gail Davis welcomes Jeff Civillico to the GDA hall of fame. Read more.
Speaker Spotlight September 2022: ERG
September 8, 2022
Equip and empower your team to unite. Check out GDA's top picks for Employee Resource Group speakers who will inspire and teach employees how to build diversity, equity, and inclusion from the inside-out. Read more.
Coming To A Stage Near You September 2022
September 1, 2022
A September to remember. Check out our extensive lineup of keynotes with the NEW downloadable PDF calendar. Read more.
GDA Insights August 2022: Meeting & Event Planning Tips
August 25, 2022
From invitation to standing ovation, we're here to help you create an unforgettable experience for your organization.
GDA Speakers Founder & President Gail Davis shares a few helpful tips that will make the planning, decision making, and speaker selection process smooth and simple. Check out these videos! Read more.
Speaker Spotlight August 2022: Emcees
August 11, 2022
Add a dose of entertainment to your next event with these dynamic emcees. Check out GDA's top picks for hosts who will engage your audience and take your event's energy to the next level. Read more.
Coming To A Stage Near You August 2022
August 2, 2022
Dog days of summer got you down? Gear up for your fall event with our keynotes booked for corporate and non-profit clients this month! Read more.
GDA Insights July 2022: Speaker Fees - To Negotiate Or Not To Negotiate
July 21, 2022
Supply and demand. Gail Davis shares her industry insights on the timing of negotiating speaker fees. Read more.
Speaker Spotlight July 2022: Hispanic Heritage Month
July 14, 2022
Beginning to plan your event for Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15th-Oct. 15th)? Check out GDA's top picks for keynotes who will equally inspire and entertain your audience with Hispanic and Latin American culture and flair. Read more.
Coming To A Stage Near You July 2022
July 1, 2022
Stars, stripes, and speakers. Check out our keynotes booked for corporate & non-profit clients this month! Read more.
GDA Insights June 2022: How Speaker Fees Are Like Handbag Shopping
June 24, 2022
Recently a friend of mine was seeking my advice on how to determine the correct budget for a speaker they were interested in having for their event. I find that this is a common question amongst event planners in the planning process. I like to answer this question with my “handbag analogy” which I’d love to share with you today... Read more.
Speaker Spotlight June 2022: Cyber Security
June 16, 2022
Cyber security entails far more than just firewall infrastructure, network monitoring, and intrusion detection. These keynotes will richly educate your team on how to proactively and practically prevent a cyberattack from affecting your organization. Read more.
Coming To A Stage Near You June 2022
June 1, 2022
Before you switch into vacation mode, check out our keynotes booked for corporate & non-profit clients this month! Read more.
GDA Insights May 2022: 23 Years Of Unforgettable Experiences
May 24, 2022
This month GDA Speakers celebrates 23 years of creating unforgettable experiences for our clients. In honor of this exciting milestone, we’re rolling out our top 23 most booked speakers. These keynotes not only serve as the foundation of GDA but also provide inspirational options for your future events! Read more.
Speaker Spotlight May 2022: Trending Futurists
May 10, 2022
Re-imagine and embrace change with these futurist keynote speakers for your next event. These thought leaders transcend the present with their innovative ideology on not only technology, but human values as well. Read more.
Coming To A Stage Near You May 2022
May 2, 2022
Summer is just around the corner and our lineup of keynotes is getting hotter! Check out our keynotes booked for corporate & non-profit clients this month. Read more.
GDA Insights April 2022: GDA Polling Feature
April 21, 2022
Are you working with a committee to plan an event? Do you have multiple stakeholders that weigh in on the final say? One of the biggest decisions you and your colleagues will have to make is choosing a speaker that is the perfect fit for your audience and your event. Now speaker selection just got easier with the GDA polling feature. Read more.
Speaker Spotlight April 2022: Juneteenth & Pride Month
April 19, 2022
Plan ahead for your commemorative event this June with a few of our recommended keynotes. These thought leaders and activists share a passion for diversity, inclusion and freedom of expression. Read more.
GDA Exclusive Update: NEW Nando Parrado Video
April 6, 2022
Check out Nando's brand new video in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 rescue! Read more.
Coming To A Stage Near You April 2022
April 1, 2022
April showers bring May flowers and a fresh lineup of keynotes! Check out our keynotes booked for corporate & non-profit clients this month. Read more.
GDA Insights March 2022: The VIP Experience- Going Out Of Style, Or Just On Pause?
March 16, 2022
Historically, celebrities and VIP parties go hand in hand. Clients who booked a celebrity speaker would have a photo line, book signing, or autograph session for VIP guests following the event that allowed them to closely interact with the celebrity. Sometimes the client would even host a cocktail party or meet and greet for VIP guests and sponsors the night prior. Nowadays, our team is seeing fewer and fewer celebrities and clients alike planning VIP experiences in conjunction with their events. Why might that be? The answer to this trend is twofold... Read more.
Speaker Spotlight March 2022: Business Growth Experts
March 8, 2022
Unlock your business’ potential with a few of our recommended keynotes. These entrepreneurs share their expertise in innovation, disruption, and company culture to expand your organization’s vision and achieve results. Read more.
Coming To A Stage Near You March 2022
March 1, 2022
Spring is in the air and our lineup of keynotes are in full bloom! Check out our keynotes booked for corporate & non-profit clients this month. Read more.
GDA Insights February 2022: What Flavor Is Your Speaker?
February 15, 2022
From initial brainstorming to the standing ovation, I love everything about the process of booking a speaker. Perhaps my most favorite part is getting the audience's feedback. Many of our clients poll their audience members and provide very detailed feedback as a part of the post-event survey. During virtual presentations, the audience often provides real-time feedback via the chat feature. I often marvel at the contrasting comments about the same speaker... Read more.
Speaker Spotlight February 2022: Mental Health Awareness Month
February 9, 2022
Breaking the stigma one story of strength and vulnerability at a time. Keep these recommended speakers in mind as you plan ahead to recognize Mental Health Awareness Month in May. These mental health advocates bring candor and unapologetic conversation that will encourage your audience to make both powerful and practical investments in their wellbeing. Read more.
Coming To A Stage Near You February 2022
February 1, 2022
February’s forecast calls for an inspiring lineup your audience is sure to fall in love with (without the help of Cupid’s arrows). Check out our keynotes booked for corporate & non-profit clients this month! Read more.
GDA Insights January 2022: 2022 Events Forecast
January 27, 2022
It’s been 21 months since COVID-19 made its grand entrance and we continue to have discussions─with clients and speakers alike─regarding contracts, in-person events, and virtual fees. Is there any end in sight for the ongoing uncertainties COVID has imposed on the speaking industry? Probably not. You read that right! Probably not. Virtual events are here to stay. They have evolved into a popular option where they are now considered an “and” versus an “instead of” solution. We’ve learned that there are instances where virtual is actually the best format... Read more.
Speaker Spotlight January 2022: Women's History Month
January 14, 2022
Planning ahead for Women's History Month in March? Celebrate this year’s theme of providing healing and promoting hope with a few of our highly recommended female keynotes. These industry movers and shakers are sure to engage and inspire your audience! Read more.
Coming To A Stage Near You January 2022
January 5, 2022
Happy New Year! Check out our keynotes booked for corporate & non-profit clients this month. Read more.