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The Inkandescent Speakers Bureau

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At InkandescentSpeakers.com, our professional speakers are some of the most knowledgeable business experts, been-there-done-that entrepreneurs, corporate and government leaders, visionary educators, and veteran futurists who can give you a glimpse at what is ahead on the horizon.

With wit and a sense of humor, our experienced speakers offer best practices and insights into the hottest trends in business, and organizational, professional, and personal development through corporate keynotes, workshops, seminars, webinars, lunch-and-learns, and networking events.

Speeches feature:

Topics that are important to the growth of your organization: foresight and innovation, the generations at work, best practices in hiring and recruiting—as well as the future of education, leadership, management, marketing, PR, financial planning, and more.

Insight and guidance that is needed by entrepreneurs, small-business owners, and corporate managers—as well as career changers and college grads who are entering the workforce.
Inspirational ideas that are concrete as well as motivational, and that help professionals develop a clear strategy to accomplish their long- and short-term goals.

We look forward to meeting you—and inspiring your team and audience!Hope Katz Gibbs, founder, Inkandescent Speakers

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing.”

– Maya Angelou

Don’t wait for someone else to lead you to your right life; that privilege—and responsibility—is yours alone.”

– Martha Beck

The mind is everything. What you think, you become.”

– Buddha

By your stumbling the world is perfected.”

– Sri Aurobindo

Some things are destined to be—it just takes us a couple of tries
to get there.”

– J.R. Ward, Lover Mine

When I dare to be powerful—to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”

– Audre Lorde

He who wants to tear down a house must be prepared to rebuild it.”

– African Proverb

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

– Eckhart Tolle

Find somebody to be successful for. Raise their hopes. Think of their needs.”

– Barack Obama

With ordinary talents and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.”

– Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Chuck E. Cheese's

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.”

– Anna Quindlen

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

– Dalai Lama

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. 
Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.”

– Mary Jean Irion

You may ask me for anything you like except time.”

– Napoleon

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.”

– Andrew Carnegie

4oz tequila + 1oz TripleSec + 2oz lime juice + 1oz simple syrup (sugar=water), 1 cup crushed ice. Shake + dance around the kitchen.

– Avenida Margarita

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity 
and to be vibrantly alive in repose.”

– Indira Ghandi

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”

– Francesca Reigle

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

– T.S. Eliot

When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

We are perfectionists. We are hungry to work all the time. We are entertained by every aspect of business and we never want to stop working.”

– Suzy Welch

There is little success where there is little laughter.”

– Andrew Carnegie

Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.”

– Basil King

Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make Me Feel Important.’ Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.”

– Mary Kay Ash

The biggest flaw in our existing theory of capitalism lies in its misrepresentation of human nature.”

– Muhammad Yunus

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which obstacles vanish.”

– John Quincy Adams

My task is really not to change myself but to become familiar with who I am.”

– Maureen Cook

Let us seize the day and the opportunity and strive for that greatness of spirit that measures life not by its disappointments but by its possibilities.”

– W.E.B. Du Bois

Education is an admirable thing to have, but it is well to remember that nothing worth knowing can be taught.”

– Oscar Wilde

If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.”

– Jesse Jackson

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try going to sleep with a mosquito in your room.”

– A wisdomism

The music is all around us. All you have to do is listen.”

– August Rush

Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.”

– Annie Dillard

Do you have the desire to create something new; the strength of conviction to believe your creation will be successful, and the reservoir of energy necessary to thrust it into the marketplace?”

– Steven Schussler

Don’t follow, lead. Don’t copy, create. Don’t start, finish. Don’t sit still, move. Don’t fit in, stand out. Don’t sit quietly, speak up. (Not all the time, sure, but more often.)”

– Seth Godin

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”

– E.B. White

The follow-your-gut mentality of the entrepreneur has the potential to take you anywhere you want to go or run you right out of business.”

– Bill Rancic, "The Apprentice"

Remember that it’s okay to ask for help when you’re stumped, because sometimes you really can’t be expected to handle everything alone.”

– Martha Beck

Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.”

– Edgar W. Howe

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it”

– Andrew Carnegie

We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”

– General Omar Bradley

A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.”

– Albert Schweitzer

To follow, without halt, one aim: There’s the secret of success.”

– Anna Pavlova

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.”

– Jalaluddin Rumi

There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be…”

– John Lennon

If you do not tell the truth about yourself
, you cannot tell it about other people.”

– Virginia Woolf