We are excited to announce that we have a new partner for our Speaker Contest 2019. Joining us for the first time, speaker and coaching company MySpeaker have agreed to cooperate and train aspiring speakers to meet the growing communication demands of international business life. MySpeaker will join the judging panel of the contest and will provide participants with personalized coaching on how to win over large audiences.
Nordic Business Forum Founder Hans-Peter Siefen: “Just like a good speech, our cooperation with MySpeaker provides added value for all parties. The best speakers among the contest participants are given expert coaching on how to convey their message, MySpeaker can provide companies with new talented speakers and Nordic Business Forum is able to introduce new and exciting performers to the global business seminar scene. I believe the next international star speaker may be closer to us than we think.”
MySpeaker CEO Johan Sjöstrand: “This cooperation with Nordic Business Forum, which is one of the best seminars in the world involving key business decision-makers, supports our goal of increasing the appreciation and value of good speaking and the development of Nordic experts to become more compelling speakers. James Hewitt, who won the first Speaker Contest last year and who demonstrated his expertise and performing talent on the stage at NBF in the autumn, has quickly risen to become one of our most trusted speakers. Through the addition of professional coaching in the next contest, I am certain that we can help several new stars win over significant audiences and get on more demanding business stages around the world.”
Our second annual Speaker Contest applications are open to anyone, anywhere in the world until 31 January 2019. Speaking topics include marketing, leadership, and innovation. Eight speakers will be selected for each of the three qualifying rounds in Oslo, Stockholm, and Helsinki, which take place in March. The winner of the competition will get to speak at Nordic Business Forum 2019 and receive a €30,000 speaker fee for the engagement.