The Chamber's Speaker's Bureau
The Speakers Bureau is a great way to advertise yourself as a speaker or select a presenter from a vast talent pool. Our large membership base allows us to offer a variety of speakers who present on many different topics, each with his or her own unique personal experience and knowledge. This free service is just one of the many benefits we offer to our members.
Interested in joining the Speaker's Bureau? Please fill out this form.
Claire Wiseman, Director, Red Skye Foundation
Presentation Topics: How effective animal assisted therapy can be, eating disorders and our culture, Media influence on body image and other issues, How to treat difficult eating disorder
cases, Equine assisted psychotherapy, description and uses including team building.
Jillian Murphy, Author, Expert on Leadership and Teamwork
Presentation Topics: Leadership and Teamwork at The Edge: Time-Tested Tools for Tough Times, Timeless Leadership Lessons from Shackleton's Epic Antarctic Expedition, Critical Teamwork Lessons from the World's Toughest Ocean Races.
Tracy Knofla, High Impact Training
Presentation Topics: True Colors Personality Inventory, Thriving In Chaos, Maintaining Morale During Times of Chaos and Change, Generations in the Workplace, Encouraging Your Supervisors to Supervise, Communication, Creating a Culture of Civility, Helping Staff Feel More Comfortable with Change, Teambuilding, Customer Service, Humor in the Workplace, and Training Tips for the Occasional Trainer.
Camille Murphy, CPA
Presentation Topics: Fiscal condition of the State of Connecticut, Understanding the financial statements of the State.
Presentation Topics: Presentations that WOW, Building your Professional Business Network, Enthusiasm: The Little Known Secret to Success, CALLS to Action: Building a Better Team!
Presentation Topics: Talks focus on “How to bring fitness into everyday life” and “Making fitness fit your lifestyle”. Talks can be tailored to focus on everyday life and/or work environments. The interactive talk gets people at any age moving. The fitness moves can be done from an auditorium or office chair, and neither workout clothes nor a special space are required.
Howard C. Fero, Ph.D
Presentation Topics: Major League Leadership, Cultivating Exemplary Leadership, Motivating Ourselves to Success, Leading and Working on High Performance Work Teams
Kristine Anthis, Ph.D., Southern Connecticut State University
Presentation Topics: A GPS for Life: How to Get from Here to There When You Need a Change
Marcel J. Bernier, Partner, Murtha Cullina
Presentation Topics: To LLC or Not to LLC, Choice of Legal Entity; Buy Sell Agreements and Business Exit Strategies; Exiting Your Business, Legal Agreements; Drafting Enforceable Restrictive Covenants; and Letters of Intent for Business Purchase and Sale Transactions.
Presentation Topics: Health Care Reform and Compliance: How to coordinate benefits with public and Federal programs and How to communicate the Affordable Care Act to employees, Integrating public and private healthcare for the individual and the small business community, Wellness trends and programs available through your Chamber, Aetna: Understanding Prescription Drugs, Harvard Pilgrim: Health Care 101 with CIT and Harvard Pilgrim, Health Care Literacy Chamber Road Show “Eat Right' Rewards Program, ERISA, Affordable Care Act Regulation and implementation, Impacts of the Affordable Care Act-Year One, Now and Tomorrow
Presentation Topics: Brand building, Marketing in digital/traditional formats, using Social Media Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn/Google/Youtube, and Unify-Simplify-Amplify.
Russell G. Lowry
Presentation Topics: IRA's for those who don't like stocks, bonds or annuities, Trust structures for everyone, Retirement planning in the extreme, Business succession for the family enterprise, Managing assets before and after a divorce or death
Presentation Topics: The status and business of girls and women, Girl Scouts of Connecticut: history, goals, how far we've come, how far we still need to go, Women in business, Women in STEM
Bruce G. Clinton
Presentation Topics: Building A Great Organization, Selection-The Beginning Or The Beginning of The End!, The Keys To Building A TEAM, The Cost of Average And Poor Workers Instead of Top Producers, The Cycles of A Privately Owned Business, Developing Ideal Clients
Aya Beckles Swanson
Presentation Topics: Small Business Lending, 5 C's of Credit, Do's & Don'ts of Applying for a Small Business Loan
Presentation Topics:Legal consequences of underage drinking, Legal consequences of drunk driving, How to interact with police during a motor vehicle stop or street stop, Your rights and responsibilities when dealing with the police
Presentation Topics: teaches people with autism spectrum disorders and those with mild cognitive disabilities the skills to live independently in the community. Each program focuses on employment, college success, recreation and leisure, social communicative competence, self determination and independent living skills.
Presentation Topics: Businesses and organizations are utilizing video as a way of representing themselves online to prospective clients. The city as a whole is utilizing the same platforms to promote itself regionally and nationally. This presentation explains how best to connect to your potential audience, and also answers the question of 'why'.
Presentation Topics: The Affordable Care Act and it's impact in 2016 on employers with 51 to 100 employees, reclassified as 'small' group but still subject to the employer mandate. Being subject to community rating and minimal essential benefits will likely drive up premiums significantly. Employers in this category need to start planning now!
Yoko Kawai & Takaya Kurimoto
Presentation Topics: Penguin Environmental Design gives talks on spatial designs for health/wellness including nature in offices for wellness, healing gardens, and retreat space in your house and backyard.
Frank D'Ostilio, Wareck D'Ostilio Real Estate LLC
Presentation Topics: Residential and Commercial Real Estate Brokerage, Commercial Leasing Downtown New Haven Real Estate, Land Development and New homes, Preparing Your Business for Sale, Starting a Small Business, Building a Brand, Managing your Own Portfolio of Small Investment Properties, Careers in Real Estate, Hard Money Lending - Do's and Don'ts
Presentation Topics: SEO Bootcamp, Google Analytics Workshop, Leveraging LinkedIn for Personal & Professional Growth
Presentation Topics: How to integrate Conscious Capitalism into your business, How to foster conscious leadership, How to develop a conscious culture, Water as a critical foundation of economic development
Judi Otton, GrowthCast
Presentation Topics: The Top 10 Things you need to be doing to keep your business fiscally fit, The moneymakers mindset on how you're limiting beliefs around money are affecting your business success, The basics of business finance, The profit plan - how to take home more cash