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GDA Insights December 2022: IASB Convention Recap
December 2, 2022


Kickstart planning for 2023 and check out our keynotes booked for corporate clients this month! 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
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
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
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
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.


Speaker Spotlight July 2022
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 
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.


Bridging the Distance: Converting Events to Virtual
June 9, 2020

When an event requires more than a standard Zoom format, new solutions need to be considered. One simple way to elevate your event is to utilize professional filming for your keynote speakers. Read More.

 

 

 

Chris Gardner: Let's Go to the Movies...Virtually
May 28, 2020
As the credits roll after watching an epic movie, conversations inevitably begin as viewers share moving, inspirational or impactful moments within the film. Imagine having that same conversation with the man whose life the movie was based on. Read More.

 

 

Kristen Race: Virtual Speaker of the Week
May 6, 2020
A world-renowned expert in the field of mindfulness, Kristen Race’s programs have been used by businesses, schools and families worldwide. Not only does she have a fantastic in-person keynote, but Kristen has been presenting online training programs for years. Read More.

 

 


Misha Auslin: Virtual Speaker of the Week

May 6, 2020
With humor, energy, a deep knowledge of history and the benefit of 15 years in Washington, D.C., Misha Auslin's virtual keynote will give your organization a look at the most critical issues concerning U.S.’s current relationship with China and what can be expected in the coming months and years. Read More.

 

 


Jeff Civillico: Virtual Speaker of the Week

May 6, 2020
At the end of 2019, Jeff Civillico wrapped up a 10-year run on the Las Vegas Strip as a Headliner with Caesars Entertainment. Now he is able to bring his infectious energy to in-person events on a regular basis and is making his mark on virtual events as well. Read More.

 

Communique: High-End, Customized Virtual Conference Platform
April 30, 2020
Impressive was the single word that came to mind when the GDA Team was introduced to the virtual conference platform, Communique. If you are looking for a high-end, customized virtual conference, it will be hard to beat this experience. Read More.

 

 

Nando Parrado: A Client's Virtual Experience
April 22, 2020
I was first introduced to Nando's story years ago when I watched the movie, Alive and then read his book, Miracle in the Andes. For a number of years, I have wanted to get Nando in front of my team to share his message of resilience, courage and hope, but we could never quite get the logistics to work. Read More.

 

 


Ron White: Virtual Speaker of the Week

April 20, 2020
Solidifying himself as one of the top memory experts in the world, Ron White has been wowing audiences worldwide for years. During his in-person presentations, he famously incorporates impressive feats and he carries the same powerful and fun messaging into his virtual presentations.Read More.

 

 


Jamie Metzl: Virtual Speaker of the Week

April 20, 2020
WHO expert advisor Jamie Metzl is one of the world's leading thinkers of how the intersecting worlds of science, business, economics, geopolitics, and foreign affairs are shaping the radical transformation of our world through the COVID-19 crisis. Read More.

 

 


Leslie Morgan Steiner: Virtual Speaker of the Week

April 20, 2020
Leslie Morgan Steiner is the author of four nonfiction books including the New York Times bestselling memoir Crazy Love. She is also an impactful speaker on the subjects of female leadership and ending family violence. Read More.

 

 


Bruce Feiler: Speakers On-Screen

March 18, 2020
The timing couldn't have been more needed for a new TV show to premiere with the underlying theme of how to survive and thrive during tough times as a community. Council of Dads, based on Bruce Feiler’s popular Ted Talk and book, promises to deliver such a journey for us. Read More.

 

 


Nando Parrado: Speaker Spotlight

March 12, 2020
Nando Parrado is a living legend whose perseverance enabled him to survive a horrific accident. Sharing powerful insights and universal lessons for us all, Nando's story encompasses every aspect of what it means to be a leader. Read More.

 

 


GDA Gold Star Speakers

March 4, 2020
We invite you to welcome and celebrate our inaugural GDA Gold Star Speakers inductees. These 14 men and women truly represent the foundation that GDA Speakers has been built on. Read More.

 

 


Greg McKeown: Speakers in the Media

February 5, 2020
Greg McKeown, author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less," discusses embracing a simplified life and identifying and prioritizing what is most important in one's life in the latest edition of Real Simple Magazine. Read More.

 

 

Top 10 Speakers of 2019
January 22, 2020
A good speaker can make an impact on an individual, on an audience, on a global scale. Content, voices and styles may vary, but the inspirational nature of each presentation is the same. They introduce something influential. An idea to change an attitude. An organization to change lives. A product to change the world. 2019 was a year of working with incredible and impactful speakers. Read More.

 

 

Jimmy Wayne: Speaker Spotlight
December 11, 2019
Jimmy Wayne has covered the globe speaking to audiences and inspiring corporations like Coca-Cola, Verizon, the NFL, U.S. Presidents and youth advocacy organizations. His message is simple but one that is often forgotten: One individual can make a difference. Read More.

 

 

Justin Skeesuck & Patrick Gray: Speaker Spotlight
November 13, 2019
Two lifelong friends, Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray, tackled the impossible in 2014 - a 500-mile pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago through Spain, one pushing the other in a wheelchair. While Patrick and others physically pushed Justin the distance, Justin pushed Patrick mentally and emotionally, beyond fear and insecurity, into a whole new world of joy and freedom. Read More.

 

 

Anthony Trucks: Speaker Spotlight
October 16, 2019
Anthony Trucks founded Identity Shift, a company with a single focus - to take back control of one's life by closing one's identity gap, reaching one's FULL potential, and Making Success Your Second Nature. Through years of research, experimentation, self-reflection, and sometimes by accident, Anthony learned how to master the shifts that life threw at him. Read More.

 

 

Sandy Asch: Speaker Spotlight
September 25, 2019
Sandy Asch is an internationally recognized speaker, consultant, and author of the bestselling book, ROAR: How to Build a Resilient Organization the World-Famous San Diego Zoo Way and Excellence at Work: The Six Keys to Inspire Passion in the Workplace. Sandy partners with companies globally to create workplaces that are passionate, focused, healthier, and resilient. Read More.

 

 


Soren Kaplan: Speaker Spotlight

September 18, 2019
Soren Kaplan is an innovator down to his core. Recognized by Thinkers50 as one of the world's top thought leaders in business strategy and innovation, Soren is a leading expert in disruptive innovation, innovation culture and business model innovation. Read More.

 

 


Robert Richman: Speaker Spotlight

September 11, 2019
From 2009 to 2012, Robert Richman was the cultural strategist for Zappos, a company that became the #6 Best Place to Work in America and #1 in Customer Service. He helped create Zappos Insights, a program focused on cultivating and teaching the incredible work culture that helped Zappos reach such prominent and lasting success. Read More.

 

 


General Peter Pace: Speaker Spotlight

September 4, 2019
General Peter Pace retired in 2007, after more than 40 years of active service in the United States Marine Corps. As the sixteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2005-2007), he served as the principal military advisor to the President, the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council. Read More.

 

 


Mike Walsh: Speaker Spotlight

August 27, 2019
A global nomad, Mike Walsh travels more than 300 days a year worldwide collecting case studies, researching trends and presenting on the future of business. A lawyer turned dot.com senior manager turned entrepreneur, his interest for digital technology came during his teen years. Read More.

 

 


Ankit Fadia: Speaker Spotlight

August 27, 2019
A tech junkie who loves tinkering with computers, Ankit Fadia, is using his talent of hacking to teach companies and governments how to avoid falling prey. A widely recognized computer security expert, Ankit has trained more than 20,000 people in 25 countries on how to take measures to become smarter, better and more successful in protecting themselves and their company from hackers. Read More.

 

 


Liz Murray: Speaker Spotlight

August 27, 2019
Liz Murray's keynote introduces the audience into a world of possibilities. From homeless to Harvard... it's an unlikely turn of events. Liz's life is a triumph over adversity, and a stunning example of the importance of Dreaming Big. Read More.