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Robert Abrams is the President of Big Idea Speakers Bureau, Inc. 

 Big Idea Speaker Lord Conrad Black shows us why he is one of Canada's most informative keynotes, sharing his thoughts with Steve Paikin on TVO's The Agenda. The topic of this interview is of course Conrad's latest book, "Donald J. Trump: A President Like No Other".  Feisty good fun below, quite the tete-a-tete: 

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Joel Cohen Speaker2

Big Idea Speaker Joel Cohen, writer and producer on The Simpsons, gave an excellent keynote presenation a few weeks ago in Toronto. Here is some brand new footage from that talk, and witty as it is, he's even funnier than what you might see here. 

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john robson speaker Exellent interviews with John Robson on National Post Radio & CFRA - not your usual quick clips! Here John analyzes not just the election results, but what can and can't be done going forward. He says the premier will have a "Pretty steep learning curve".  And why you can't trust the pollsters. (Because people are... perhaps not entirely honest with them?) Great listen, and don't forget to contact us to have John speak at your next event...! 

... Continue reading Hits: 47 Conrad Black's New Book on Rush Limbaugh's Summer Reading List Posted by Robert Abrams on Thursday, 24 May 2018 Lord Conrad Black's new book, "Donald J. Trump: A President Like no Other" has made it on to Rush Limbaugh's reading list. Read below for what he said about Conrad and the book, on his show - it's a transcript: ... Continue reading Hits: 147 Chip Eichelberger's Excellent new promo video - great motivation! Posted by Robert Abrams on Friday, 11 May 2018 Big Idea Speaker Chip Eichelberger has a great new motivational promo video. It's only 12 minutes long but gives you a great idea of what he talks about. He's an excellent motivational speaker, inspiring, and really customizes his talks for your group. Contact us here at Big Idea Speakers to have Chip speak at your next event! Hits: 94 Great Video of Conrad Black interviewed by Amanda Lang on BNN Bloomberg Posted by Robert Abrams on Wednesday, 09 May 2018 Conrad discusses his new book below. Contact us here at Big Idea Speakers to have Lord Black speak at your next event! Meantime: Hits: 391 Lord Conrad Black's New Book Comes Out May 14, 2018 Posted by Robert Abrams on Wednesday, 09 May 2018 Big Idea Speaker Lord Conrad Black has a new book coming out next week - Here's an interview he just gave on WSVA radio: https://soundcloud.com/wsvaradio/lord-conrad-black-donald-trump-a-president-like-no-other Donald Trump: A president like no other will be available on Amazon and later next week in all book stores... Don't hesitate to contact us here at Big Idea Speakers to have Lord Black speak at your next event. Hits: 122 Catching Up With Marc Morano and His Bestseller! Posted by Robert Abrams on Saturday, 24 March 2018 Big Idea Speaker Marc Morano's new book "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change" is hot! It's sold out at Amazon, Target and Wal-Mart and is ranked a bestseller! Marc is a gifted keynote speaker, who simply shatters the theory of "Man made global warming", and he holds up to scrutiny preachy celebrities who fly around on private jets to climate change conferences. Check out some of his latest media appearances below, and then contact us here to have Marc speak at your next event. You will not have to fly him in on a private jet, this we promise! ... Continue reading Hits: 165 Why We Should be Worried about Artificial Intelligence with John Robson Posted by Robert Abrams on Friday, 23 March 2018 Big Idea Speaker John Robson discusses the progression of artificial intelligence, and how it diminishes the human need. With Uber's driverless car killing a pedistrian, this is an example of how artificial intelligence is going to change the world in ways which make it impossible for humans to control ... Continue reading Hits: 122 Big Idea Speaker Michael Hlinka at The Great Debate... Posted by Robert Abrams on Thursday, 22 March 2018 Big Idea Speaker Michael Hlinka will be mixing it up on March 23rd, 2018 at The Broadbent Institutes "Great Debate" in Toronto during their Progress Summit. For more information on the debate, you can check out the summit here: ... Continue reading Hits: 140 A speaker we really like: Here's an update on all things J.J. McCullough... Posted by Robert Abrams on Tuesday, 20 March 2018 Big Idea Speaker J.J. McCullough has been a very busy guy lately. Having recently published over 100 youtube videos, he's also gaining a lot of profile with his writing. Quietly his star is rising, writing about Canada for the Washington Post, see his latest here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2018/03/15/im-canadian-but-trumps-got-a-point-about-unfair-trade/?utm_term=.89e935b40d80 ... Continue reading Hits: 166 Wine, Another Passion of Mr. Wonderful Posted by Robert Abrams on Tuesday, 13 March 2018 Big Idea Speaker Kevin O'Leary talks about 3 easy tips to picking out a great bottle of wine for under $20. Watch more to see if you have ever made either of these mistakes. ... Continue reading Hits: 100 Lord Black Goes To Calgary... Posted by Robert Abrams on Thursday, 08 March 2018 Big Idea Speaker Lord Conrad Black had a whirlwind 24 hours in Calgary this week, culminating with the CGAI inaugural speaker dinner. But the day started early, with media appearances, a luncheon for select guests, and then more media! ... Continue reading Hits: 104 Getting Creative With Mr. Wonderful Posted by Robert Abrams on Thursday, 08 March 2018 Big Idea Speaker Kevin O'Leary explains why devoting time to creative pursuits can help to make your pockets deeper. Watch more to find out about Mr. Wonderful and his passion you didn't know he had... photography! ... Continue reading Hits: 68 Marc Morano's Book is Now Available... Posted by Robert Abrams on Tuesday, 27 February 2018 Big Idea Speaker Marc Morano's new book is now available! Marc is also available for select speaking engagements... Contact us here to have Marc shed light on the theory of Man Made Climate Change to your group, to see if the theory stands up to scrutiny. Also, here's an interview he just gave about his new book: http://www.wmal.com/2018/02/23/listen-marc-morano-explains-importance-of-president-trumps-global-warming-policy/ ... Continue reading Hits: 150 John Robson on Trudeau's Passage to India Posted by Robert Abrams on Monday, 26 February 2018 Big Idea Speaker John Robson discusses Justin Trudeau's trip to India last week, and, in the next video, he talks about Ontario's PC leadership race, and how harmful false accusations can be. ... Continue reading Hits: 92 Love Is In The Air on Valentines Day! (In The Cloud, Actually). Posted by Robert Abrams on Wednesday, 14 February 2018 Well it's Valentine's. Here's a great video where Bruce Croxon chimes in near the end, about Lava Life and Dating Apps. This is a great video! Learn about an App called Sniffer...! Yes, it's an App for... Dog Lovers seeking other Dog Lovers. Ain't love grand: ... Continue reading Hits: 145 John Robson discusses politics, Provincial and Global! Posted by Robert Abrams on Monday, 29 January 2018 Big Idea Speaker John Robson is one of the country's most prolific keynote speakers! You can hear why in these two clips - the first being a recent talk about the United Nations, and the second one is a radio clip about provincial politics; local or international, John's analysis is always entertaining if not always right, which it mainly is, of course! Contact us here to have John enlighten and enliven your next event! ... Continue reading Hits: 177 Bruce Croxon's Prediction For The Canadian Tech Community Posted by Robert Abrams on Wednesday, 24 January 2018 With the Canadian Tech community already seeing major economic moves, Bruce Croxon discusses some of his predictions for 2018. ... Continue reading Hits: 158 J.J. McCullough and Secret Pictures on Money Posted by Robert Abrams on Wednesday, 24 January 2018 Ever wonder about the secret images on Canadian and U.S. currency? Watch J.J. McCullough's video as he discusses familiar conspiracies. ... Continue reading Hits: 154 Conrad Black on Political Correctness and safe spaces! Posted by Robert Abrams on Monday, 22 January 2018 Nothing like a discussion about political correctness and judgement free zones with Big Idea Speaker Lord Conrad Black! Only Conrad himself can discuss this topic with a historical perspective to current events. Yes Robespierre violated some safe spaces, until his own was violated, by the guillotine. ... Continue reading Hits: 540 Dennis Gartman on FOX Business News Posted by Robert Abrams on Friday, 12 January 2018 Big Idea Speaker Dennis Gartman weighs in on the skyrocketing stock market with Maria Bartiromo on FOX Biz. This market will continue to rise, Dennis says, until it stops! Which is a way of saying perhaps that no one knows the ceiling here for this bull market... ... Continue reading Hits: 170 Marc Morano's new book comes out soon! Posted by Robert Abrams on Thursday, 11 January 2018 Big Idea Speaker Marc Morano's long awaited book is coming out soon! Feb 26th, 2018 be sure to pick up your copy of "The Politically Incorrect Guide to... Climate Change". ... Continue reading Hits: 130 The Romantic Kevin O'Leary Posted by Robert Abrams on Thursday, 11 January 2018 Big Idea Speaker Kevin O'Leary wants you to go against social norms. He questions why men feel the need to go into debt for a wedding ring...! Mr. Wonderful explains that you'll feel much better when you are making 6% on the market every year. What would you do? ... Continue reading Hits: 147 Starting the New Year with Conrad Black on 640 am radio Posted by Robert Abrams on Monday, 08 January 2018 Big Idea Speaker Lord Conrad Black kicks off 2018 with a bang! In this interview, he discusses everything from the new Trump book by Michael Wolff, aboriginal policy and more! Never one to hold back, he discusses his "Acerbic exchanges" with Mr. Wolff. ... Continue reading Hits: 384 Congrats Maninder Dhaliwal, voted a top 40 Fintech Influencer! Posted by Robert Abrams on Monday, 18 December 2017 Congratulations to Big Idea Speaker Maninder Dhaliwahl on being voted a top 40 Fintech Influencer. Check out the list here: https://blogs.thomsonreuters.com/financial-risk/fintech-innovation/meet-canadas-top-40-social-influencers-in-finance-innovation-and-risk/ ... Continue reading Hits: 257 Dr. Mary Delivers The Goods! Posted by Robert Abrams on Thursday, 14 December 2017 Big Idea Speaker Dr. Mary Donohue delivers the goods, on The Goods...! In this insightful and fun interview, she discusses the new workplace, and how there are now 4 generations working together, which is largely unprecedented in the modern work force. ... Continue reading Hits: 224 John Robson on taxes - and a heroic struggle! Posted by Robert Abrams on Thursday, 30 November 2017 Only Big Idea Speaker and National Post columnist John Robson can make tax talk really, really fun! In this amazing short video on taxation both with and without representation, John discusses why we are all part of a long and heroic struggle to keep government from getting to big for it's britches. ... Continue reading Hits: 157 Conrad Black on AM 770 - great extended interview! Posted by Robert Abrams on Wednesday, 29 November 2017 Big Idea Speaker Lord Conrad Black lends us his thoughts in this extended 15 minute radio clip! In it, he discusses the hot button issues of the day - including education, President Trump and much more. ... Continue reading Hits: 240 What a month for Dr. Mary Donohue Posted by Robert Abrams on Friday, 24 November 2017 Big Idea Speaker Dr. Mary Donohue has had a very busy few months! Over the past few weeks alone she's spoken to 4 very different groups, and she also recently spoke at the Envision conference for Miscrosoft, where the only higher rated speaker was Sir Ken Robinson. So for the best in workplace communications across the generations, and to learn how technology is affecting that, then this is one Keynote Presentation you just don't want to miss. Her latest research is amazing and is opening eyes all across North America, and includes the most up to date data on the next workplace generation: Generation Z is here! Contact us here at Big Idea Speakers to have Dr. Mary Donohue speak at your next event! Hits: 193 Gordon Chang on FOX News on North Korea & China Posted by Robert Abrams on Friday, 24 November 2017 Big Idea Speaker Gordon Chang is the author of Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On The World and is an expert on the relationship between North Korea and China. In this clip on FOX News, Gordon discusses the food situation in North Korea saying "I didn't think it was this bad". He also discusses how dependent North Korea is on China - and much more! Contact us here at Big Idea Speakers to have Gordon speak at your next event, if you are looking for the best in geo-political ananlysis! ... Continue reading Hits: 166 John Robson says it with a smile! Posted by Robert Abrams on Monday, 20 November 2017 Widely regarded as the smartest guy in the room, here's a clip from a talk Big Idea Speaker John Robson gave this year about... Saying it with a smile! ... Continue reading Hits: 218 Lord Black new video and more... Posted by Robert Abrams on Friday, 17 November 2017 This has been a busy month for Lord Black and Big Idea Speakers. Many speakers doing different events all over North America, on a variety of topics - such as workplace communications, dealing with difficult people, The Ice Bucket Challenge, Guilty Pleasures, and much more! Today we've got a video from a 2017 talk Lord Black gave in Toronto regarding the USA, the media - along with his trademark historical preface that puts so much of what is happening today in a context that makes sense. 2018 looks to be busy as well, and we look forward to helping you find your Big Idea Speaker for your next event. Meantime, here's Conrad: ... Continue reading Hits: 230 Patrick Sweeney Talks at Google... Posted by Robert Abrams on Thursday, 02 November 2017 Big Idea Speaker and Fear Guru Patrick Sweeney has a new video out, from a keynote he gave at Google Talks. It's an amazing talk where he opens up about how he learned to conquer fear, and not let it rule his life. In it, he tells the story of how he witnessed a plane crash at the age of 6, which gave him a fear of flying - so he never went anywhere. How did he tackle this fear? What a great presentation! To have Patrick speak at your next event, (Don't Fear To!...) contact us here at Big Idea Speakers for more details. ... Continue reading Hits: 260 Kevin O'Leary on Megyn Kelly TODAY show Posted by Robert Abrams on Friday, 27 October 2017 Big Idea Speaker Kevin O'Leary discusses sexual harassment with Megyn Kelly. In this lively interview, Kevin explains why outside of Hollywood, there is ZERO tolerance for this kind of behaviour. And he wouldn't be Mr. Wonderful without explaining that not only is it morally wrong, but it's bad for business, too. ... Continue reading Hits: 281 Dennis Gartman on peak oil on CNBC Posted by Robert Abrams on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 Big Idea Speaker Dennis Gartman discusses the Saudi Aramco IPO and what this will mean for oil prices, both WTI and Brent Crude. ... Continue reading Hits: 190 Great New Video Clip From Gregg Brown! Posted by Robert Abrams on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 Big Idea Speaker Gregg Brown has a great new video clip out! In this new keynote, he inspires his audience on how to deal with and create change, while giving actionable takeaways and practical strategies that you can use on a daily basis. ... Continue reading Hits: 255 Does Justin Have What it Takes to Get Reelected? Posted by Robert Abrams on Wednesday, 11 October 2017 ... Continue reading Hits: 269 Matt Gurney Lives Long & Prospers! Posted by Robert Abrams on Thursday, 28 September 2017 Big Idea Speaker Matt Gurney boldly goes where no man has gone before! Actually that's not true, but he has written an excellent article in the National Post about the new Star Trek series, and how TNG had a something to do with it. ... Continue reading Hits: 226 Kevin O'Leary Gets Honest About Personal Sacrifice Posted by Robert Abrams on Friday, 22 September 2017 What would you do if you had to pick between your business or your fiancee? Kevin O'Leary explains the hard decisions founders have to make for their businesses to be successful. Be sure to watch more and to learn by contacting us to book Mr. Wonderful for your next event. ... Continue reading Hits: 458 Beanstox is Kevin O'Leary's Next Big Move Posted by Robert Abrams on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 Do you think schools should be promoting financial literacy? Well fear no more. With Kevin O'Leary launching his new app Beanstox, he now makes it easy for everyone, espcially millennials to build their portfolios without large up-front capital requirements. Be sure to watch more and to learn by contacting us to book Mr. Wonderful for your next event. ... Continue reading Hits: 1106 Lord Conrad Black Interview on AM 640 Posted by Robert Abrams on Monday, 11 September 2017 Big Idea Speaker Conrad Black speaks to John Oakley. Great interview - listen to the whole thing (Only 8 minutes long) as this one gets more fun as it rolls along! ... Continue reading Hits: 623 John Robson on North Korea: Attack...? Posted by Robert Abrams on Wednesday, 06 September 2017 Big Idea Speaker John Robson has written a very thought provoking article about what to do with North Korea: ... Continue reading Hits: 289 Justin Trudeau's Worst Nightmare? Posted by Robert Abrams on Tuesday, 29 August 2017 Big Idea Speaker J.J. McCullough talks about Justin Trudeau and Canadian politics. Does the Prime Minister have to be worried about even more left winged Jagmeet Singh? Watch to find out more about Canada's very own version of Obama. ... Continue reading Hits: 357 Will Amazon Own the World? Posted by Robert Abrams on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 Big Idea Speaker Geoff Colvin talks about what Amazon and how the mega company is scaring the daylights out of the worlds' top CEO's! Find out why here, and then call us to have Geoff speak at your next event, so Amazon doesn't disrupt your business! ... Continue reading Hits: 313 Crazy Foreign Money Collection with J.J. McCullough Posted by Robert Abrams on Friday, 18 August 2017 Big Idea Speaker J.J. McCullough talks about the different currencies around the world that he has collected. From the many dictators who got assasined to the Queen herself. Watch to find out more. ... Continue reading Hits: 280 Brian Lilley Explains Why He Left The Rebel Posted by Robert Abrams on Wednesday, 16 August 2017 Big Idea Speaker Brian Lilley has decided to leave TheRebel.media. In this interview, he discusses why he was there, and why he is now leaving - primarily due to what he describes as a "shift in focus"... ... Continue reading Hits: 346 Gordon Chang Discusses North Korea on CBS News Posted by Robert Abrams on Sunday, 30 July 2017 Big Idea Speaker Gordon Chang discusses North Korea and their nuclear test status. It's a quick video, but it's incisive, and a bit scary: For the best commentary on China and North Korea, contact us here at Big Idea Speakers to have Gordon speak at your next event. ... Continue reading Hits: 235 Dr. Mary Donohue gets amazing feedback when she speaks! Posted by Robert Abrams on Thursday, 20 July 2017 Now this is feedback! Big Idea Speaker Dr. Mary Donohue earns high praise when she keynotes, here's why: ... Continue reading Hits: 335 Michael Hlinka Discusses...The Toronto Raptors! Posted by Robert Abrams on Tuesday, 18 July 2017 Big Idea Speaker Michael Hlinka is many things - a tenured business professor, and also a weekly business commentator on CBC Radio. But what many don't know is that he is also a sports fan! So, in this clip below, Michael combines the two and discusses the business of basketball, and why the Toronto Raptors traded away a forward and 2 draft picks for literally...nothing in return. There must be a reason? Don't forget to contact us here at Big Idea Speakers to book Michael for your next event... ... Continue reading Hits: 322 5 Strange Canadian Objects with J.J. McCullough Posted by Robert Abrams on Tuesday, 27 June 2017 ... Continue reading Hits: 288 Robert Lustig's New Book and How Technology is Beneficial as a Tool but Not a Drug Posted by Robert Abrams on Tuesday, 27 June 2017 ... Continue reading Hits: 359 Happy Capitalism With Lou Schizas Posted by Robert Abrams on Tuesday, 27 June 2017 Big Idea Speaker Lou Schizas discusses positive opens, but explains why it does not always guarantee a posititve close. In this podcast, Lou also discusses what is happening in Nevada and the legalization of marijuana. ... Continue reading Hits: 295 Sharyl Attkisson's discusses her new book on FOX News w/ Tucker Carlson Posted by Robert Abrams on Tuesday, 27 June 2017 Big Idea Speaker Sharyl Attkisson discusses her new book, "The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote". In this lively interview, Sharyl discusses what is happening when opinion and advocacy journalists are blurred with "straight news reporting of just the facts". She says reporters are doing things now they wouldn't be able to do in journalism school! Don't miss this must see video below. ... Continue reading Hits: 281 Drink up, Canada! In vino veritas with Brian Lilley Posted by Robert Abrams on Tuesday, 20 June 2017 Big Idea Speaker Brian Lilley weighs in on a proposed new government winery. As he says, in the US, look what happened to government cheese! In this delightful video, Brian discusses government fish and government daycare as well. Brian can talk about nearly anything and fully customizes his presentations to suit your needs. Contact us here at Big Idea Speakers to book Brian for your next event! ... Continue reading Hits: 281 Dr. Mary Donohue on iHeartRadio - Worth Another Listen Posted by Robert Abrams on Monday, 12 June 2017 DR. MARY DONOHUE RADIO INTERVIEW - AN EXCELLENT SUMMARY OF THE MARCIA MOMENT AND MORE... GREAT 5 MINUTE CLIP. CALL US HERE AT BIG IDEA SPEAKERS TO BOOK MARY TO SPEAK AT YOUR NEXT EVENT! (AND TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE MARCIA MOMENT AND THE DEATH OF THE "MANAGE ME" GENERATION) ... Continue reading Hits: 375 Marc Morano on FOX Business Channel Posted by Robert Abrams on Thursday, 08 June 2017 Big Idea Speaker Marc Morano weighs in on Al Gore, The UN Paris Agreement exit by Donald Trump, and more. Contact us here to book Marc Morano to speak at your next event! Meantime, the video with Marc starts at about 1:15. ... Continue reading Hits: 389 Michael Hlinka on Toronto as a safe harbour Posted by Robert Abrams on Thursday, 08 June 2017 Is the market, what some consider a bubble going to burst? Big Idea Speaker Michael Hlinka gives his insight. Check it out here: {source} ... Continue reading Hits: 288 Dennis Gartman says crude oil prices going down Posted by Robert Abrams on Wednesday, 07 June 2017 Big Idea Speaker Dennis Gartman shares his outlook on oil and play on natural gas as people swap from coal. Check it out here: ... Continue reading Hits: 303 Marc Morano - two new videos on U.S. exiting Paris agreement Posted by Robert Abrams on Tuesday, 06 June 2017 Big Idea Speaker Marc Morano discusses President Trump's exiting of the UN's Paris climate agreement, as he said he would - Trump was just fulfilling a campaign promise, said Morano. He takes on dissenters and mixes it up with proponents of the agreements - no holds barred! ... Continue reading Hits: 458 Kevin O'Leary asks: Who can beat Trudeau? Posted by Robert Abrams on Monday, 29 May 2017 Big Idea Speaker Kevin O'Leary discusses the leadership election results of the Conservative Party of Canada. In this lively interview on CTV news, Mr. Wonderful crunches the numbers, talks about what turned the election, and he also answers directly why he dropped out of the race. The question remains, though - who can beat Justin Trudeau in 2019? It won't be Kevin, but he says he still has the political bug, and might run again for a different position in Government. ... Continue reading Hits: 271 You have to work til you are 70? Michael Hlinka discusses on CBC Radio Posted by Robert Abrams on Monday, 29 May 2017 Big Idea Speaker Micheal Hlinka weighs in on the recent report by the World Economic Forum that says that retirement ages in the West need to be raised to 70. Very interesting discussion - which could mean that guaranteed minimum incomes are on the way. Don't hesitate to contact us here for more information on booking Michael to speak at your next event. He always customizes his talks for your group, and he is a great value for your speaker budget. ... Continue reading Hits: 277 Dr. Mary Donohue on iHeartRadio - another great interview! Posted by Robert Abrams on Friday, 26 May 2017 In case you missed Dr. Mary's interview on NPR, here she is again on iHeartRadio. We can't get enough of Dr. Mary's insights - and the way she's been in the media lately, neither can many others! Call us here at Big Idea Speakers to haveDr. Mary deliver the best keynote on generational communications in the workplace that's available today... Meantime, enjoy this insightful interview: http://whas.iheart.com/media/play/27768389/ ... Continue reading Hits: 283 Great interview on NPR on Dr. Mary's "Marcia Moment"! Posted by Robert Abrams on Friday, 26 May 2017 Big Idea Speaker Dr. Mary Donohue lends us her ideas on Gen X, discussing her article on Huffpo, about... The Marcia Moment. To find out about The Marcia Moment and much more, have a listen: http://www.wpr.org/listen/1109296#.WShP6r6I8-s.twitter ... Continue reading Hits: 297 Two New Must See Conrad Black Videos Posted by Robert Abrams on Monday, 15 May 2017 Big Idea Speaker Lord Conrad Black is featured in two videos. In the first, he participates in the UK in a debate about Donald Trump on the BBC, and in the second, he participates in a panel discussion on CTV about...Donald Trump of course! ... Continue reading Hits: 387 Great New Video From Lou Schizas, The Happy Capitalist! Posted by Robert Abrams on Monday, 15 May 2017 Big Idea Speaker Lou Schizas, aka The Happy Capitalist, has a great new video out. It is not for the faint of heart! In this illuminating talk, Lou discusses the housing markets and the dangers of government intervention - in all markets. ... Continue reading Hits: 531 Big Idea Speaker Nancy Frates Gets Standing Ovation! Posted by Robert Abrams on Thursday, 11 May 2017 Big Idea Speaker Nancy Frates, aka "The Mother of the Ice Bucket Challenge" just spoke in Ottawa and got a standing ovation! Here are 3 things to remember when booking Nancy to speak at your next event: 1. Any fees she receives go to further her fight in the battle to cure ALS. ... Continue reading Hits: 356 Video: Brian Lilley Shows Us How They Spend Our Money... Posted by Robert Abrams on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 Big Idea Speaker Brian Lilley shares his thoughts about how taxpayer dollars are spent. In this lively video, he breaks down the latest in government bureaucrat expenditures. It's another mind boggler! ... Continue reading Hits: 310 "We are not dealing with a Monster here": Conrad Black on Donald Trump Posted by Robert Abrams on Friday, 05 May 2017 Big Idea Speaker Conrad Black weighed in at a parliamentary committee meeting, dealing with foreign policy - Canada's - when it comes to dealing with The US and The Donald: "We're dealing with a reasonble person", said Lord Black of the POTUS. ... Continue reading Hits: 376 Dr. Mary Donohue - a very in demand speaker... Posted by Robert Abrams on Wednesday, 03 May 2017 Big Idea Speaker Dr. Mary Donohue is one of the most requested Keynote Speakers around these days. Why? Because literally any group that has any kind of age differential at their work place is asking to have her speak. Her research is empirical and all her own, unique, and original, like her latest white paper, called The Marcia Moment which discovered some unbelievable work place statistics - like how 70% of workforces are disengaged from their colleagues and their work. Whether it's Gen X, Y, Z or Boomers you are working and communicating with - Dr. Mary is a must hear, by understanding how each group listens, leads, and reacts to technology. Contact us here to have Dr. Mary speak at your next event. Microsoft is "Teaming up" with Dr. Mary, so give us a call to see how you can, too: ... Continue reading Hits: 466 He's Back From Across The Pond... Posted by Robert Abrams on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 Big Idea Speaker Conrad Black has just returned from Europe. For some great analysis about what is happening over there culturally & politically, then this article is a must read: ... Continue reading Hits: 323 Dr Mary on how Gen X Will Save The Workplace Posted by Robert Abrams on Sunday, 30 April 2017 Big Idea Speaker Dr. Mary Donohue explains why employers should be paying more attention to Gen X. ... Continue reading Hits: 395 Leslie Hughes: Sharing your story through LinkedIn Posted by Robert Abrams on Sunday, 30 April 2017 Big Idea Speaker Leslie Hughes tells us why YOU need a LinkedIn profile even when you aren’t looking for a job. Check it out: ... Continue reading Hits: 321 Michael Hlinka weighs in on Toronto's hot housing market Posted by Robert Abrams on Thursday, 27 April 2017 Big Idea Speaker Michael Hlinka discusses Toronto's Real Estate Market. What a great chat! He gives a multi-faceted perspective - is it a bubble? Could it burst and what would happen if it did? Also, he explores why prices have risen so drastically, and what some of the factors are that contribute to it. The answers, as usual with Michael, are not what you might think. ... Continue reading Hits: 369 Kevin O'Leary drops out of the race! Posted by Robert Abrams on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 Mr. Wonderful on Shark Tank, aka Kevin O'Leary, has decided to back a different candidate, and has backed out of the race to become leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Bad news for some, but great news for those looking to book Kevin to speak at their next event! ... Continue reading Hits: 277 Dennis Gartman: Trump "Absolutely, utterly incorrect" on trade Posted by Robert Abrams on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 Big Idea Speaker Dennis Gartman weighs in on Donald Trump's trade war with Canada. He says that Trump shouldn't be picking a fight with it's best friend and largest trading partner. Plus he weighs in on steel and more. ... Continue reading Hits: 300 Michael Hlinka discusses 21 Million Dollars for a Bombardier exec Posted by Robert Abrams on Monday, 10 April 2017 Big Idea Speaker Michael Hlinka discusses Bombardier, and how they deferred their pay increases. ... Continue reading Hits: 361 Tom Harris video clip on The Rebel - great climate wake up call! Posted by Robert Abrams on Thursday, 06 April 2017 Big Idea Speaker Tom Harris gives us a great two minute clip about...Carbon Dioxide. In this concise clip, he describes his encounter with the Canadian Environment Minister, and suffice to say, Tom was a little surprised about her knowledge of CO2. Or lack of it. It is after all...plant food! ... Continue reading Hits: 423 Marc Morano delivers the straight facts on climate. Great new keynote! Posted by Robert Abrams on Friday, 31 March 2017 Big Idea Speaker Marc Morano gives a great talk in Calgary at Freedom Talk. In his amazing presentation, he shows some clips of his documentary "Climate Hustle", and shows the inherent hypocrisy in the "Settled Science" ... Continue reading Hits: 684 Mark Milke in MacLean's Magazine on the Nanny Budget! Posted by Robert Abrams on Thursday, 23 March 2017 Big Idea Speaker Mark Milke writes in MacLean's this week... In this provocative article, he gives us his thoughts about the latest federal Canadian Budget. ... Continue reading Hits: 444 Dennis Gartman: 5% Market Correction Coming? Posted by Robert Abrams on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 Big Idea Speaker Dennis Gartman weighs in on CNBC on the stock market. ... Continue reading Hits: 427 Enjoy Donald Trump, Because He's Just The Beginning.... Posted by Robert Abrams on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 Big Idea Speaker John Robson writes in the National Post about climate, civility, and the 97% concensus. Great read: ... Continue reading Hits: 339 Marc Morano to give the Keynote Presentation at Freedom Talk Posted by Robert Abrams on Friday, 17 March 2017 Big Idea Speaker Marc Morano is giving the keynote presentation today at the annual Freedom Talk conference. If you are in Calgary, there's still time to head on down to the event and watch Marc's talk called "Have we been hustled..."? ... Continue reading Hits: 457 Conrad Black Discusses the latest on Trump Posted by Robert Abrams on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 Big Idea Speaker Conrad Black discusses the latest on Trump this week; his relationship with Russia, his allegations of Obama and accusations from the democrats and anti-Trump conservatives. ... Continue reading Hits: 368 This week on the Disruptors: the DMZ edition with Bruce Croxon Posted by Robert Abrams on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 Big Idea Speaker Bruce Croxon explains what a DMZ is and how it is fostering innovation in the Canadian business market. To get more information on what a DMZ is and how it helps startup entrepreneurs check out this week’s episode of the Disruptors: ... Continue reading Hits: 419 Trump's Billionaire Club Cabinet: Michael Hlinka weighs in... Posted by Robert Abrams on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 Big Idea Speaker Michael Hlinka leaves his chauffeur driven limousine at home! Instead he walks to CBC Radio's studios and discusses whether or not billionaires make good politicians. Apparently, Donald Trump has assembled a really wealthy cadre in cabinet positions. (Total wealth exceeds 12 Billion!!) ... Continue reading Hits: 402 Marc Morano on FOX Business with Neil Cavuto Posted by Robert Abrams on Friday, 24 February 2017 Big Idea Speaker Marc Morano on FOX Business mixes it up with a former EPA liason! In this lively interview, he discusses how the new EPA chief and President Trump will be reversing Obama's 56 executive orders for the EPA. ... Continue reading Hits: 419 Conrad Black on The Agenda on TVO - Another Great Interview! Posted by Robert Abrams on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 Big Idea Speaker Lord Conrad Black shares his opinions once again - this time on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paiken. In this interview, he shares with us his insights on U.S. politics and the new President. ... Continue reading Hits: 533 Michael Hlinka on Universal Basic Income: Are robots in your future? Posted by Robert Abrams on Friday, 17 February 2017 Big Idea Speaker Michael Hlinka on CBC radio explains the logic behind the universal basic income program that is currently being investigated. Will robots take over your job in your lifetime? ... Continue reading Hits: 428 Groundhog Day for Canadians; $4.1 billion in taxpayer cash for Bombardier Posted by Robert Abrams on Friday, 17 February 2017 Big Idea Speaker Mark Milke: Groundhog Day for Canadians; $4.1 billion in taxpayer cash for Bombardier ... Continue reading Hits: 342 John Robson talks about the past, and writes in the present - 2 great pieces! Posted by Robert Abrams on Friday, 17 February 2017 Big Idea Speaker John Robson gives us 2 great pieces on the past on the present. The first is an amazing video from his "Today in History" series, about Fidel Castro's rise to power on Feb. 16th, 1959. ... Continue reading Hits: 377 Conrad Black: Great article in FOX Nation and the NY SUN Posted by Robert Abrams on Thursday, 16 February 2017 Big Idea Speaker Lord Conrad Black has written a brilliant article on Donald Trump's forgeign policy. ... Continue reading Hits: 351 Big Idea Speaker Melissa Hartwig - great interview on City Line TV! Posted by Robert Abrams on Thursday, 09 February 2017 Big Idea Speaker Melissa Hartwig shares some tips on her Whole30 program, all about healthy eating, and the amazing benefits you can get from following her program. Since she's just released the Whole30 Cookbook, she discusses some recipes and ideas to make your Whole30 diet easy to do. ... Continue reading Hits: 417 Big Idea Speaker Lord Conrad Black on RT Television - Amazing Interview! Posted by Robert Abrams on Thursday, 09 February 2017 What an incredible interview! Big Idea Speaker Lord Conrad Black is at the same time fiery, feisty, and extraordinarily eloquent. In this interview, Lord Black's erudite analysis shines through. He discusses all things President Trump, from foreign policy to the supreme court nomination battle. ... Continue reading Hits: 470 Bruce Croxon gives Kevin O'Leary the cold hard truth! Posted by Robert Abrams on Wednesday, 08 February 2017 Big Idea Speaker Bruce Croxon gives Kevin advice on running for office. Bruce explains that he has no chance in winning without capturing the youth vote. And how can he do it? Check out the video to learn more: ... Continue reading Hits: 388 “Adulting” is hard but someone’s got to do it – Dr. Mary on Millennials Posted by Robert Abrams on Wednesday, 08 February 2017 Big Idea Speaker Dr. Mary Donohue provides deeper insight on Millennials, the “adapt, adopt and improve" generation, so you can best utilize them in your workplace. ... Continue reading Hits: 334 Eating Disorder Awareness Week – Dina Pestonji’s Story Posted by Robert Abrams on Monday, 06 February 2017 Big Idea Speaker Dina Pestonji shares her story about her battle with anorexia and reveals 5 things YOU should know about eating disorders. ... Continue reading Hits: 389 Marc Morano on the "Tipping Point" on One America News Network - Great Video Posted by Robert Abrams on Monday, 06 February 2017 Big Idea Speaker Marc Morano speaks with Liz Wheeler on OAN. In this interview, Marc discusses the "Hottest Year on Record" that was 2016. As you'll hear in this eye opening video, Marc says that 2016 was the hottest year on record - by 1/100th of a degree, well within natural variability and the margin of error. ... Continue reading Hits: 461 When trump gives you lemons, make lemonade. Posted by Robert Abrams on Tuesday, 31 January 2017 Big Idea Speaker Michael Hlinka business commentator discusses how Trump’s travel ban may provide a boom in the Canadian tech industry. Listen here to learn why: ... Continue reading Hits: 372 Page : 1 2 3 4 5 Next Latest News Lord Conrad Black on The Agenda: Another Amazing Interview... Posted by Robert Abrams on 27 June 2018 Innovation + Laughs + Creativity = Keynote Speaker Joel Cohen Posted by Robert Abrams on 26 June 2018 Review: "Black's book is overwhelmingly enjoyable" Posted by Robert Abrams on 21 June 2018 John Robson weighs in on The Ontario Election Posted by Robert Abrams on 11 June 2018 Conrad Black's New Book on Rush Limbaugh's Summer Reading List Posted by Robert Abrams on 24 May 2018 {source}