21 Mar 2019

Unfortunately, one of the greatest tragedies of our past has been the oppression of women in our society leading to a world dominated by men. As a result, it has long been the case that women have been few in the positions of leadership and power in the world, whether it be in STEM fields or politics. Yet, women today are readily changing this trend, and Inspirational women speakers are a testament to this, devoting their lives in service to others by sharing their remarkable life experiences and challenges in order to inspire the younger generations of not only women but men. The number of inspirational women speakers is becoming more prevalent. There are a plethora of noteworthy inspirational women speakers, however, the following women have proven themselves to be exceptional and are inspirational speakers in their own right.

 

Helen Clark is a politician from New Zealand who has lead at the top position as the first female president of New Zealand.  Additionally, she has held leadership positions in the United Nations as the Administrator of the UN Development programme. With such an illustrious career filled with leadership positions, it is unsurprising that she has gone on to become a strong advocate for gender equality and women leadership in the modern world. She gives regular inspirational talks, usually teaching and inspiring the young women of this generation to strive to attain positions in leadership. Clark’s trademark of strong imperatives within her talks to inspire her listeners, along with being an embodiment of her message, earns her a spot as one of the best inspirational women speakers of today

 

Dr Ayesha Khanna is the CEO of an artificial intelligence firm and advises leading corporations and governments with strategic advice for their use of artificial intelligence. In 2017 her firm appeared in Forbes magazine as one of the four leading intelligence companies in Asia. Khanna clearly has a successful career, however, in addition to this, she has given a vast number of speeches on topics relating to artificial intelligence and innovation within the modern world. Her speeches are remarkable, due to her ability to engage listeners and inspire the listeners to question their view of the world and allow them to open their commonly narrow train of thought to innovative ideas, which she frequently creates. Consequently, these speeches provide food for the mind and justify her a place as a leading inspirational women speaker.

 

A stranger too few, Oprah Winfrey, is a billionaire American talk show host and philanthropist. Oprah Winfrey uses her successful life to inspire others, especially to empower African American women. One of her most famous speeches is called “Power to women”, which urges all to listen to her. Her authenticity and use of personal anecdotes touches her listeners by appealing to their emotions (and brought many to tears). This, along with her charity work, makes Oprah one of best inspirational women speakers of our time.

 

There are many more significant inspirational women speakers, however, the three discussed are some of the best. If you’re interested in exploring other inspirational women speakers or have any questions regarding this topic please visit www.biancamiller.uk or get in touch via bookings@bianacamiller.uk

21 Mar 2019

The most important motivational speeches of all time are more often than not the ones which entail political or racial liberation, and they are delivered by people who are figureheads of movements which define the future of many people. Two speeches which can be seen as the most important motivational speeches of all time are Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech during the black Civil Rights Movement and Nelson Mandela’s speech in court during the Apartheid.

 

One of the most important motivational speeches of all time came from Martin Luther King in 1963 and this speech set out a goal for King and the other black people involved with the Civil Rights Movement to move away from the segregation and violence which the black people faced and to move towards a more integrated society where everyone was treated as equals. Martin Luther King said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of the skin, but by the content of their character.” At this time some black people were being made to eat, live and learn differently and the worldwide attention which this received massively impacted the lives of black people in a positive way. In 1957, four black students attempted to enrol at Little Rock high school and they were met by physical threats and they were barricaded in by white protestors but luckily they escaped with the help of the authorities. Events such as these built up and led to the speech in 1963 which raised awareness worldwide. These events in the USA can be seen as the reason why black people now live more equal lives. This speech is one of the most important motivational speeches of all time because it motivated people to change their ways and their treatment of black people.

Another similar situation occurred during the Apartheid in South Africa which was the racial separation which started in the 1940’s and didn’t end till the early 1990’s. Nelson Mandela’s motivational speech in the court, before he was sent to prison in 1964, can be seen as one of the most important motivational speeches ever, because even though he was given a life sentence, he still gave an incentive to the rest of the black population of South Africa to try and change the system in South Africa. Although it took a lot of time, his selfless speech was worth it in the end. In his speech, he said he was “prepared to die” to get freedom for the black people of South Africa. Until the 1990’s the rugby and cricket teams of South Africa had no black people but now black people can and often do play. This is just one of the examples of the effects Mandela had on the country and the changes highlight how Mandela’s speech was one of the most important motivational speech of all time.

For further information on the best motivational speeches and the effects they have had on society, contact bookings@biancamiller.uk via email or visit www.biancamiller.uk

19 Mar 2019

 

India is a country with a huge population. It is amongst the top five biggest populations in the world and therefore it is a country with many problems and conflicts within society. With problems, come people who aim to solve the problems, and some use inspirational speaking. I will be discussing two of the best inspirational speakers India has produced. One from the past, Mahatma Gandhi, and another who is more of a present face in Priya Kumar.

 

Mahatma Gandhi was famous for his opposition to British rule in India as he wanted independence for India. He often spoke in front of many people who attempted to follow his movement in a non-violent fight to gain independence for India. Many see him as the individual who is responsible for the largely prospering and independent India today. Gandhi once said “Doesn’t the New Testament say: ‘If your enemy strikes you on the right cheek, offer him the left.’” This non-violent approach seems to have worked in many movements including this particular one and the Civil Rights Movement of the USA which was led by Martin Luther King. The work which Gandhi did makes him one of the best inspirational speakers India has produced, especially because he was around at a time where India needed someone to step up to help them gain the independence the nation wanted. His role in the non-violent approach to gaining independence was a very moral approach which is why he is probably the best inspirational speaker India has produced, because of the magnitude of the task he had at hand

A recent inspirational speaker which India has produced is Priya Kumar who aims to inspire people to be the best they can be. India is a nation which can be seen as slightly backwards in their mentality compared to the other big economies in the world such as the USA because of things like the way they treat women. A woman coming out and aiming to inspire people to go out and do the best they can, would certainly provide the basis for other young girls or women to go and pursue their desires in a predominantly male-dominated society. Although Kumar doesn’t specifically target the women as her audience, she still provides women with the hope that they can do and achieve whatever they set their heart to. Kumar has written a few books on spreading her message to people about daring to dream; this message is particularly prominent in ‘Dare, Dream, Deliver’. This book is all about being ambitious and never giving up on dreams which you have. The book is a story of a man who dares to dream and in then end achieves his goals and Kumar’s aim is to spread this message to everyone because she understands how easy it is to give up. Kumar is amongst the best inspirational speakers India has produced in recent times, not only because she is a woman but also because she is someone who uses anecdotes to deliver her message and this certainly captivates audiences.

 

To learn more about inspirational speakers India has produced get in touch with bookings@biancamiller.uk , call 02086679519 or visit www.biancamiller.uk

19 Mar 2019

 

Inspirational speakers are people who aim to inspire audiences to do things which they have struggled to do in the past. Commonly, the top inspirational speakers use personal experiences to emphasise how anyone can achieve anything if they put their mind to it. One of the top inspirational speakers who I will be discussing is Martin Luther King, who is known for his fight against the discrimination of black people during the 1900’s in the USA. Martin Luther King was a political freedom fighter who used non-violent protests to get his message across. The other inspirational speaker I will be discussing is Nick Vujicic, an Australian Evangelist who has no limbs.

Martin Luther King is a hugely influential figure in the lives of black people today as he was at the forefront of driving change in the mid 1900’s to improve the lives of black people in society. He was living in a time where black people were treated like animals in the USA. Black people were made to give up seats to white people on buses, they were made to eat separately from the white people in restaurants, and they even had designated public toilets and were treated with brute violence in places like Birmingham and Alabama where they were killed and injured during white backlashes. Martin Luther King received global recognition for his non-violent protests which won the hearts of the global media. For example, he led the Montgomery Bus Boycotts in 1955 and he organised the sit-ins which also received a lot of public attention. The Civil Rights Movement was a lengthy process but the success of it is being shown in society today. His most famous inspirational speech is without a doubt the “I have a dream” speech, and this makes him one of the top inspirational speakers of all time because of his effect on the Civil Rights Movement.

Moving on from the political liberation of the black people in the USA, Nick Vujicic is someone who fights physical battles every day because he has no limbs. He can’t walk, write or eat like most other people and he used this to inspire people in similar predicaments to still go out and work for their goals. Vujicic says, “I don’t want to be someone’s reason to hate their life. I want to be someone’s reason to seek something more in their life.” For people with disabilities or problems in general, Vujicic can be seen as one of the top inspirational speakers because he tries to help them in their fight against difficulties in their life. He has written many books including his ‘Life Without Limits’ in 2007 in which he writes about how he goes beyond what people think of him. So, not only is he one of the top inspirational speakers, he also gets his messages across through books to become more accessible.

 

The top inspirational speakers are people who have gone through and overcome hardships. They aim to prevent people from going through the journey which they went on and this certainly helps a lot of people who are struggling with physical, religious or political issues. To find out more about top inspirational speakers get in touch or for more information on Bianca Miller-Cole, please email bookings@biancamiller.uk 02086679519 or visit www.biancamiller.uk

17 Mar 2019

 

There are differences between a normal speaker and a conference keynote speaker. A normal speaker, most of the time, can pick any topic he likes, but a conference keynote speaker has a specific task. A conference keynote speaker is supposed to set the tone and establish a framework for the rest of the conference. He should also deliver the core message or the main theme of the conference. A conference keynote speech should be punchy and short. Here are some good examples which will help you to get a better picture.

 

One famous conference keynote speaker is the co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs. He was the conference keynote speaker before his death in 2011. He had been delivering fantastic keynote speeches at major Apple launches, which were nicknamed ‘Stevenotes’. What he did was so well was that he simply outlined the main features of the new product and explained how revolutionary the product could be. His speech on a product wouldn’t be long and he didn’t use any flowery language or inspirational stories, but he did get the main message across: The New iphone or ipad is revolutionary, buy it now! To me, this is a perfect example of what a conference keynote speaker should do. A conference keynote speaker is the most important speaker of the conference and he should deliver a clear message or theme to the audience. To do that, one must prepare beforehand. It is important to have good knowledge on the topic as well as knowing what the audience want to hear, so that the conference keynote speaker can tailor his speech in order to connect with the audience.

 

Another great example is Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. The Gettysburg Speech is the most famous speech ever given by President Lincoln. The speech lasted less than two minutes and was less than 300 words long. However, the message he intended to deliver was remembered as the core value of the USA for centuries: liberty and freedom. This is exactly what a conference keynote speaker should do in a speech which should not be longer than 45 minutes. The audience should be able to understand what the main theme or message of the conference is after listening to the keynote speech. In order to make a speech short and memorable, lots of practice is required. It also takes lots of time to shorten the speech, in order to make it as concise and as clear as possible.

 

It is not easy to be a conference keynote speaker. However, the joys and success of being the most important speaker at a conference can certainly be felt, if you are well-trained and well-prepared. For more tips and tricks regarding keynote speakers, visit www.biancamiller.uk or contact bookings@biancamiller.uk .

17 Mar 2019

Young people in the modern world are often looked down upon, usually due to their lack of experience and also because they are deemed to be inferior by the elder generations. However, many young people are devoting their time to speak out against the adversity they have faced, in order to help other young people avoid the problems that the young motivational speakers have faced. I’m going to discuss two of the most influential young motivational speakers across the globe who have spoken out against social and political difficulties which they have faced. The two young motivational speakers who I will be writing about are Malala Yousafzai and Mukunda Angulo.

Malala Yousafzai, arguably the more famous of the two, lived in a small village in Pakistan called Mingora. The story to her becoming one of the most influential young motivational speakers in the world started when she was shot in the head by a member of the Taliban for campaigning for female education in 2012. The Taliban occupy large areas of Pakistan and Malala Yousafzai’s village was part of their empire (so to speak). They implemented their political beliefs on the people of Pakistan at a time where this part of the world was becoming more acceptable in current society in terms of their treatment of women. Malala was a focal point in the campaign for female education and once she was shot, and her situation became more publicised, she received more global attention and was able to spread her message. The global sympathy she received, allowed her to speak to people on a global level. On the twelfth of July 2013, she established herself as one of the most influential young motivational speakers after a speech she gave to the United Nations where she said, “Our books and our pens are the most powerful weapons.” She has also won a Nobel Peace Prize and a Philadelphia Liberty Medal for her motivational speeches on her struggle for a stable education. This is a struggle that girls from less economically developed countries face on a daily basis. Her work, therefore, has established her as one of the best young motivational speakers in the world. Her actions have driven change, because of the media attention she received. Her continuous work is currently improving the education for girls in places like Pakistan.

Mukunda Angulo, someone who was isolated from society at the age of fifteen, was driven more so by social freedom. Now, at the age of 24, he is an artist and filmmaker from New York who has made a Sundance Grand Jury prize winning documentary called “The Wolfpack” which includes him and his five brothers and their struggle against an oppressive father who ostracized them from society. His fight against his father’s brutal ‘regime’ is experienced by many others and his documentary helps others fight their issues. His imagination set him free, “The only freedom I really had was my imagination.”  Here he is saying that everyone can be set free from the setbacks they face which makes him such a great young motivational speaker.

Young motivational speakers are generally affected by political and social problems which they face. They use personal experiences, like the two above, to spread their message to society so that others aren’t affected by oppressive systems. For more tips and tricks regarding young motivational speakers, visit www.biancamiller.uk or contact bookings@biancamiller.uk .

15 Mar 2019

Welcome to my first newsletter of 2019, I genuinely cannot believe it is March already, I had every intention of starting more regular update emails from the start of the new year. What an incredibly busy new year it has been!

 

 The team and I have been really busy working on a number of projects and initiatives in addition to our normal business activities. We are excited to share them with you below!

 

Everything from becoming a Forbes contributor and posting a whole array of articles, to fresh video content, business tips, International Women’s Day thoughts and the Self Made Podcast! Phew, I told you we had been busy! 

In December I officially became a Forbes Contributor and 48,000 people read my article!

In December 2018 I became a Forbes Contributor, after being listed in the Forbes ’30 Under 30’ hall of fame, I wanted to contribute more to the platform. Since then I have started to regularly contribute to Forbes with my insights into leadership, small business, entrepreneurship and much more. Some of my most popular articles have been seen by tens of thousands of individuals across the globe including marketing irregularities such as the world record egg, changes in your lifestyle to have a successful career, and top 10 skills to be an effective leader.

Read my full list of articles including my latest ‘5 easy steps to conflict resolutions in life and in business below.

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Scale ups & Barclaycard

I worked with Konrad Kelling, Managing Director of Payments Solutions at Barclaycard on the release of new market research about scaling businesses. It was an honour to spend the morning doing a broadcasting day, sharing these new findings with radio stations across the UK. The world of start ups is often what we all speak about, this new research was really interesting as magnifying glass on what happens next !

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Self Assessments & Quickbooks Connect

In February Quickbooks asked me to complete a challenge, I like a good challenge so who am I to say no!

The challenge was to complete my self assessment via their app whilst in a 120mph wind tunnel completing an indoor skydive. I also attended the Quickbooks Connect event, where they discussed the great strides they are making in making tax digital with hundreds of business owners accountants and specialists.

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I AM TAKING PART IN A SLEEP OUT FOR THE HOMELESS!

For one night, I am giving up the warmth and security of my home and bed and I am  sleeping out to to raise more awareness of homelessness. One main aim’s of this awareness is to raise funds to help homeless individuals on the road to independence.

Evolve house 700 homeless people and most crucially provide services to support each person to completely rebuild their life. This is so they can live positively and independently. This is no quick fix. This is life-long change.  For this I am undertaking the challenge and would ask others to do the same, you can read my justgiving bio and sponsor me for this challenge by clicking the read more button below.

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International Womens Day

with CMS Law & De Beers Group

On International Women’s Day last week I was busy celebrating IWD and the successes of women (and helping future leaders) with the likes of CMS Law and De Beers Group. Facilitating keynote speeches and Personal Branding Workshops to the large groups of women and young ladies.

I know lots of amazing women in the business and corporate world but we still haven’t achieved gender parity or equal pay so the journey continues ! It is great to see large corporations such as CMS Law and De Beers Group working diligently to further the career advancement of the women in their organisation and female students.

Thank you to all of my other clients I have been working with over the last few months including a mature returners programme at Accenture, a company wide development conference with American Express, Accenture Intern Induction programme and the amazing events I have towards the end of the month in the UK and Ireland. Very exciting times!

15 Mar 2019

When you hire a motivational speaker for the first time, it is always stressful. The reason for this stress is because you want your motivational speaker to be perfect. You want them to give off the right vibe, and spread your message in an appropriate and effective manner. Essentially, you want them to light up your event or presentation so that it can go from being good to being extraordinary. There are a few things that each business owner or event holder should know before they hire a motivational speaker. Knowledge of these things will make choosing a motivational speaker so much easier. Let us have a look at the key things that each and every person should know before they hire a motivational speaker so that we can remove the pre-hire angst that most people have.

 

The first thing that any business person or events company should know before they hire a motivational speaker is the speaker’s approach. By this, I mean that they should know the way in which the speaker delivers a message to an audience. This information is important because it can the speaker’s approach can affect your whole event. You want to have, therefore, a speaker who has the ability to match the atmosphere that you are trying to create. If you want a fun and creative environment, for example, you may opt for a loud, charismatic and comedic speaker who has the ability to transmit a message in the way that you want it to be transmitted. You may ask: how is it possible to know all of this information? Well, it is rather easy to visit the website of a speakers bureau which often offers a short description of a speaker. Similarly, if you have a specific speaker in mind, you could always visit their own site as they will have a better description, and may even have videos which highlight their approach in a clear manner.

 

The second thing that you must know before you hire a motivational speaker is their costs. It may sound simple, but some speakers will charge a lot more than others simply due to a reputation that they may have built up. It is important, therefore, to do adequate research will allows you to pick a speaker who is within your price range, but can still do the job that you want them to do. Similarly, you must know the demands of the speaker. They may request certain things or certain information for their presentation so you must be aware of these things so that you can meet their demands.

 

My general advice for hiring a speaker is to make sure you know them; know their demands, their approach and their price. By knowing this information, you are giving yourself the best chance of putting on a good show. To get in touch or for more information on Bianca Miller-Cole please email bookings@biancamiller.uk  ,call 02086679519 or visit www.biancamiller.uk

13 Mar 2019

The age-old question is still asked on a daily basis: what does it take to be a motivational speaker? To me, this is a difficult question to answer for the simple reason that each and every motivational speaker is different. Answering the question of what it takes to be a motivational speaker, therefore, could have a multitude of answers. The common factors among motivational speakers, however, are apparent. Most motivational speakers will take a slightly different approach when it comes to speaking – for example, some speakers may be more charismatic than others – but there are underlying things that could signify what it means to be a motivational speaker. Let me hence explore these underlying characteristics of motivational speakers in order to answer the question: what does it take to be a motivational speaker?

 

The first underlying characteristic of a motivational speaker is that they are always self-aware. Now, this is a term that gets used quite a lot, but in an undefined manner. By self-aware, I mean that they are aware of their strengths and weaknesses. They are able, therefore, to use their strengths to get an audience on board. They can also work on their weaknesses so that they can develop them in order to earn themselves future clout. Self-awareness also entails that they are aware of what it is that they are doing; they know their audience, they know their message and they know their goal. It is essential to be self-aware as a motivational speaker because it allows you to always stay one step ahead of your audience, therefore meaning that they are actively absorbing your information.

 

To be a motivational speaker, one must also be extremely knowledgeable. Not only must one be knowledgeable about one’s area of expertise, but one must also be knowledgeable about the audience to which one is presenting. This will allow one to tailor a presentation which is suitable for a certain demographic, thereby allowing an audience to relate to the message of the speaker. Knowledge of a specific topic is vital for the success of a motivational speaker, therefore to be a good motivational speaker one must conduct lots of research in order to discover what it is that society needs. Only then will one be able to find a way of helping society grow. I know it is a cliche, but knowledge is power; this is particularly important to understand when trying to be a motivational speaker.

 

In conclusion, I hope you are aware of what it takes to be a motivational speaker. It is a tricky art to learn, but it is always rewarding and allows you to experience a wide range of things, therefore making it an exciting prospect. To get in touch or for more information on Bianca Miller-Cole please email bookings@biancamiller.uk  , call 02086679519 or visit www.biancamiller.uk

13 Mar 2019

The top business speakers around the world share many characteristics with each other. There is, therefore, almost a formula for success when it comes to business speaking. One would merely need to follow the examples which given by the world’s top business speakers. I, for one, believe that these traits of the top business speakers are shared among many forms of speakers; be they motivational speakers, or comedians, they will all share the following traits. These are also traits that the each and every person should aspire to have, for they can have a positive impact on the life of an individual. They may, for example, make one view things in a more positive light. They may also allow one to be more outgoing and adventurous, thus allowing one to appreciate the wide variety of things that life has to offer. In summary, we can learn a lot of things from the top business speakers, and these things can help us in our day-to-day life. Let us have a look at some of the key traits of the top business speakers.

 

The first thing that all of the top business speakers exhibit is confidence. Now, this confidence can come in many forms, but most commonly it is shown in the form of confidence in oneself, and confidence in a product. By being confident, the top business speakers give themselves the best chance of getting their audience on board meaning that they are likely to retain more information that a speaker may feed them with. The speaker will also be able to lighten the atmosphere and create a genuinely good vibe. This skill of confidence is needed in all walks of life since it allows us to be more outgoing, creative and innovative. As such, we move closer to unlocking our full potential by merely changing our outlook on things and by having more self-belief.

 

Secondly, the top business speakers are optimistic. They make consumers or sellers feel happy with the good or service they are faced with, therefore meaning that they are far more likely to increase demand or supply. With optimism, however, can come over-optimism. The top business speakers, however, have the perfect balance between optimism and realism, thereby allowing them to show their enthusiasm for a product, whilst remaining rational and logical in their business decision making.

 

In sum, the top business speakers are confident in themselves, optimistic and realistic. They are, also, virtuous individuals with the ability to inspire and help the populous succeed in their business goals. To get in touch or for more information on Bianca Miller-Cole please email bookings@biancamiller.uk  , call 02086679519 or visit www.biancamiller.uk