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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

A diamond is a lump of coal that stuck with it.”

– Norwegian proverb

Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them!”

– Madam C.J. Walker

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

– John Quincy Adams

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”

– Bob Dylan

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

– T.S. Eliot

The fixity of a habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity.”

– Marcel Proust

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

– Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.”

– Bruce Lee

Treat the attainment of happiness in the same way an entrepreneur would approach building a business — with a vision, plan, goals, and a systematic approach.”

– Ted Leonsis

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”

– Groucho Marx

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.”

– John F. Kennedy

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”

– Carl Rogers

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

– Mary Oliver

As each woman realizes her power, she transforms the world.”

– Patrice Wynne, WomanSpirit Sourcebook

He who knows he has enough is rich.”

– Tao Te Ching

The good ideas are all hammered out in agony by individuals, not spewed out by groups.”

– Charles Brower, Advertising Hall of Fame

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.”

– Arthur Rubinstein

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go, life is a barren field frozen with snow.”

– Langston Hughes

Anything not worth doing well is not worth doing.”

– Warren Buffett

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”

– Thomas Carlyle

Tolerance and patience should not be read as signs of weakness. They are signs of strength.”

– The Dalai Lama

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

A man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.”

– Chinese Proverb

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

– Albert Schweitzer

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.”

– Steve Jobs

There is little success where there is little laughter.”

– Andrew Carnegie

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something.”

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

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

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

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

The goal of Life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with nature.”

– Joseph Cambell

The person who makes a success of living is the one who see his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.”

– Cecil B. DeMille

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

– Leonardo da Vinci

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.

– Robert Frost

Ripeness is all.”

– William Shakespeare

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

– Martha Beck

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.”

– Helen Keller

Traveling is one way of lengthening life, at least in appearance.”

– Benjamin Franklin

Passion makes perfect.”

– Eugene Biro

The great use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.”

– William James

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”

– Leon Joseph Suenens

Our deepest wishes are whispers of our authentic selves. We must learn to respect them. We must learn to listen.”

– Sarah Ban Breathnach

If you would create something,
 you must be something.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you want to be busy, keep trying to be perfect. If you want to be happy, focus on making a difference.”

– Lisa Earle McLeod

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

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

– Nelson Mandela

Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now.”

– Jack Kerouac

Friendship is the only cement that will hold the world together.”

– Woodrow Wilson

The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.”

– Voltaire