Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ebola Strikes the US: Experts Weigh in On What’s Next

With news of the Ebola virus infecting a second Texas healthcare worker, and allegations surfacing regarding hospital protocol and working conditions, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been thrust into the national spotlight as the general public and health professionals alike demand answers.

Healthcare experts Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland and Dr. Richard Carmona are two voices to which the nation is turning during this time of peril.

Known for her solid leadership of the World Health Organization during the global battle against SARS, Dr. Brundtland is credited for effectively containing global expansion of the viral respiratory disease. A crisis management expert, she offers solid insight, actionable tools and proven strategies for confronting global epidemics head-on to prevent further outbreaks.

An expert in patient quality and safety, as well as national preparedness for healthcare emergencies, former US Surgeon General Dr. Carmona is sought after for his ability help both health professionals and patients navigate the medical landscape in times of heightened risk. Drawing on his experience as a Special Forces soldier and police officer, Dr. Carmona offers tactics for effective medical care during catastrophic incidents.

APB represents a wide range of healthcare experts and speakers who are widely published and often featured in the media. To learn more about these leading voices, click here.

Monday, October 6, 2014

APB Now Represents the Most Wanted Man By Hamas - And Audiences Worldwide!

One of today's most pressing questions: is there any hope for peace?

APB speaker Mosab Hassan Yousef sheds invaluable insight into this notion on so many people’s minds. Yousef was a high ranking member of the terrorist organization, Hamas and later, incredibly, an undercover agent for Israel – spying on his own nation and family in an effort to save lives.

With the publishing of his best-selling autobiography, Son of Hamas, as well as the recent film release of The Green Prince, in which he stars as himself, Yousef is currently the most wanted expert and speaker on Hamas, Islamic extremism and terrorism in the Middle East.

In the wake of the advance and popularity of terrorist groups such as ISIS and the Khorasan Group, his message and information has never been more critical to facilitate positive change in the region. Yousef prevented dozens of suicide bombings, exposed numerous Hamas cells and assisted Israel in hunting down Hamas militants, including his own father.

Yousef is a powerful speaker who reveals the truth behind terrorism, without pulling any punches. He has toured the world speaking to audiences of all types, including colleges, businesses, religious groups and community leaders.

Learn more about Mosab Hassan Yousef and his incredible story.

Monday, September 29, 2014

APB Speaker News: America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa Premieres in October on PBS

Did you know that by 2043, if not sooner, the United States will be a multicultural majority nation?

APB speaker Maria Hinojosa will explore the impact of these changes as host of the new PBS documentary, America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa, a compelling eight-part series offering a detailed look at how “the new mainstream”—Asians, Latinos, African Americans, Immigrants and the LGBT community—is influencing today’s political, cultural and corporate landscapes.

Premiering Saturday, October 4th, this is the first show of its kind to focus on the dramatic demographic shifts taking place in this country. Featuring gripping narratives and stunning visuals, each episode will focus on stories from every corner of the nation, supported by the latest statistical information about population, health, education, quality of life and consumer trends.

One of the most authentic voices in broadcast, Hinojosa is an award-winning trailblazer in news and investigative journalism for over 25 years. She helps define the conversation about our times and our society, especially when it comes to social and civic justice issues facing a more diverse America. Her engaging presentations give life to the stories that illuminate the world we live in, inspiring audiences to think about the future.

Learn more about Maria Hinojosa.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

APB Speakers Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn Release Highly Anticipated New Book, A Path Appears

How can one truly make a difference in the world? APB speakers Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn have dedicated their highly anticipated new book, A Path Appears to answering this question.

In their #1 New York Times best seller Half the Sky, husband-and-wife team Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn focused on the struggles faced by women and girls around the globe, showcasing individuals and organizations working to address the crisis. In A Path Appears, Kristof and WuDunn have outlined the road map to becoming an effective global citizen.

In this essential narrative with reliable research and on-the-ground reporting, A Path Appears examines the art and science of giving. It also identifies successful initiatives and shares astonishing stories from the front lines of social progress. Soon to be the basis of a PBS four-hour series, the book discusses the historical, cultural, social and biological aspects of philanthropy and service.

A Path Appears provides practical advice on how each of us can best give back and the lasting benefits we gain in return. Sharing the important stories that often go untold, Kristof and WuDunn offer messages of hope by empowering audiences to not only understand the world we live in, but transform the lives of others within it.

Learn more about Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Ndaba Mandela Speaks on his Family Legacy and the Power One Person Can Have in Making Change

“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” ~Ndaba Mandela

Be among the very first to see Ndaba Mandela, Nelson Mandela's grandson, who lived his first eight years under apartheid, deliver an inspiring presentation that echoes his grandfather's mission!

Now speaking at schools and to community groups, Mandela delivers first-hand accounts of life with his famous grandfather and speaks on how education is the key to empowerment.

Ndaba is the co-founder of the Mandela Project, which is devoted to encouraging positive social change across the world, as well as the Africa Rising Foundation, which helps increase growth in education, employment and international alliances.

Ndaba Mandela is also teaming up with Bob Marley's granddaughter (Donisha Rita-Claire Prendergast), and Trayvon Martin's family attorney (Jasmine Rand) to collaborate on "I Am the Change," an inspiring new social justice keynote that empowers college students to create meaningful change.

Your audience will hear the touching stories only Mandela can tell, and see how he empowers college students to "be the change" that the world needs!

Contact APB to learn how your organization can benefit from this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Jeffrey Tambor’s New Show, Transparent, Featured in TIME Magazine!

APB speaker Jeffrey Tambor has performed many memorable roles throughout his inspiring career. Recently, he transformed himself into the intriguing character of Maura on Amazon Prime’s new series, Transparent.

Upon the release of the pilot episode earlier this year, audiences and major news outlets have been buzzing over this unique and groundbreaking show. Now, just weeks before the September 26th series premiere on Amazon Prime Video, TIME magazine has featured an article on the show, naming it “the best new TV show not on TV.”

In the article, Tambor reflects on his experience of playing a transgender parent, saying, “I had everything to learn…I remember my first costume fitting. They asked, ‘What do you like?’ I thought, I have no idea what I like.”

Just like his character Maura, Tambor had to learn what it was like to transform into a woman, making his performance that much more remarkable. This highly anticipated comedy is not only about the transgender community, but about discovering oneself, family relationships and love.

Incorporating themes of creativity, authenticity and self-awareness into his speeches, Tambor is a gifted storyteller who captivates audiences with his empowering messages. Drawing from his own experiences within his long career, Tambor honestly provides a sense of meaning to each person by reconnecting them with their hopes and dreams.

Learn more about Jeffrey Tambor and his inspiring lectures.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

APB Speaker John Quiñones Named One of the Best Commencement Speakers of 2014 by NAACO!

As classes get under way, now is the perfect time to think about commencement speakers! Don’t think so? Imagine waiting until the last minute to book an inspiring speaker for your graduation, only to find out you have no options. Instead, look no further than APB speaker John Quiñones!

Members of the North American Association of Commencement Officers (NAACO) recently selected the most memorable speakers brought to colleges and universities to be included on their list of best commencement addresses of the season. APB speaker John Quiñones, who spoke at the University of Washington Bothell’s 23rd Annual Commencement, was named to the list because he always goes above and beyond to deliver inspiring messages!

In his recent speech, Quiñones shared his powerful story of growing up in a poor family of migrant workers to eventually become ABC’s first Latino correspondent. He encouraged students to pursue their dreams regardless of socio-economic barriers and emphasized the role that education played in his own success.

His words resonated with the young audience, for half of the scholars were first-generation students, more than 40% were students of color from diverse backgrounds and more than half of all the undergraduates received financial aid.

After overcoming barrier after barrier, Quiñones now offers audiences across the country words of wisdom to beating the odds, believing in yourself, the power of education, working hard to achieve goals and never taking "no" for an answer.

Learn more about John Quiñones and how to book him as your 2015 commencement speaker today!