Public Speaking

Great Speakers for Grand Events

From humble beginnings to a self-made captains in their industries. Our public speakers continue to set standards of excellence while expanding their interests in project management, entertainment, art, marketing, consulting, and beyond. These industry leaders, and ground breaking entrepreneurial experts have evolved into a series of highly sought after business and motivational speakers.

As a dynamic speaker with over twenty years of hands-on proven experience, Greater & Grander speakers share the strategies that continue to bring financial, artistic, and emotional success. From unprecedented guerrilla marketing and branding techniques to the continuously innovative ways in which they uses social media, brand integration, and expertise on pop culture, our speakers remain a cutting edge business strategist.

Greater & Grander teaches audience members how to apply their successful methods to a wide range of businesses and artistic practices today. They share winning tips for negotiating, boosting sales, improving employee morale, increasing productivity, and optimizing staff talents. Our speakers pragmatic advice resonates with everyone from students and entry-level employees to small business owners and corporate CEOs. Each will walk away with invaluable tools to incorporate into their professional endeavors.

As a motivational speaker, our speakers’ quintessential rags-to-riches success stories of sacrifice, hard work, and perseverance as well as the unique and charismatic way they communicate it, will inspire any audience. Our unique goal setting and achieving strategies, which will empower audience members to make positive changes in every aspect of their lives for immediate and long-term success.

Past Topics Include:

  • Unleash Your Hero – Unleash your inner warrior and become the hero of your own story! Explore different genres and learn how story structure can expand your understanding of who can be a hero. By the end of the workshop, students will have created their own hero’s journey story. Are you ready to unleash your inner warrior and become the hero of your own story? In this workshop, students will learn how story structure can help you reach your goals and expand your understanding of who can be a hero. We’ll explore different genres and how story is different in each one. The workshop is divided into 5 segments, including free writing time and open sharing sessions. By the end of the workshop, the student would have written and rewritten their own hero’s journey story. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to discover the hero within!

  • The Art of Networking – Get ready to press the flesh and sell yourself! Being talented isn’t enough; getting work and continuing to work in the entertainment industry often means knowing the right people, and making sure people know you.  Hear from an experienced Television and Feature Film Producer, as he teaches you how to get out there and use any opportunity to its fullest networking potential.  You will learn how to maximize opportunities of meeting entertainment professionals, how to build your skills as a networker, and what the right protocol is when meeting a new contact.

  • Secrets of Line Producing – Step behind the curtain of the film industry and discover the captivating world of Line Producing in this illuminating talk. Join us as we dive into the intricacies of bringing a cinematic vision to life, from script to screen, and uncover the secrets that drive the heart of film production. With insights from seasoned industry experts, we’ll unravel the web of logistics, budgets, and creative collaboration that lie at the core of every successful project. Explore the delicate balance between creativity and resource management, and learn how Line Producers orchestrate a symphony of moving parts to make the magic happen. Whether you’re an aspiring filmmaker, a curious enthusiast, or simply eager to glimpse the behind-the-scenes magic, this talk promises to reveal the hidden key that unlocks the world of movie-making mastery, as we discuss such topics as:
    • How to make your film, no matter what?
    • What are you trying to say?  And how to say it?
    • Where to cut first?  (Script revisions)
    • How to Shoot a Film for only $42,000.00
    • Workplace safety; how to make a film where no-one dies on set

  • Top 10 Mistakes I Made in my Hollywood Career that You Shouldn’t – A conversation on several key topics of succeeding in Hollywood, including: Making your project on a budget; How to promote yourself using online media; How to network; How to take advantage of conferences and conventions; Starting a Media Company (what to do, and what not to do) How to make the most out of your film school. 

  • Project Management of Films and Television – It’s widely considered that film and movies began in Paris on December 28, 1895, when the Lumière brothers exhibited ten of their short films. Since then, a predominantly project-based methodology has built up around the production of films and television shows, which took off predominantly after 1948. Today, film and television production methodology covers a wide-range of techniques based on genre, format, and budget. We’ll cover how the PMBOK’s 10 knowledge areas are met in the management of a film/TV project, and also discuss paperwork and forms used for communication, and other facets.

Hire Public Speakers for other top Topics, including:

  • Campus/University Speakers
    • Embracing Change and Cultivating Resilience: Navigating the Path to Success – As you stand on the precipice of new beginnings, allow me to guide you through a transformative journey in this inspiring address. Drawing upon the collective wisdom of your past experiences, we will delve into the art of embracing change with open arms. Armed with the knowledge from your academic journey and the insights garnered from countless conversations, our speakers will share practical strategies to cultivate unwavering resilience in the face of adversity. Together, we’ll explore how adaptability and a growth mindset can not only propel you toward success but also empower you to shape the world around you. This talk isn’t just about crossing the stage; it’s about taking the lessons learned, the friendships forged, and the dreams kindled and using them to fuel your voyage of continuous self-discovery and remarkable achievement. This topic is great for:
      • Commencement Addresses
      • Graduations
      • Special Events
      • First Day of School

  • Politics/Global Issues
    • If America is Being Invaded by Immigrants, Then ICE Agents are War Criminals – Join us for a thought-provoking and nuanced talk as we dive into the intricate intersection of immigration, borders, and ethics. In a world where notions of belonging and sovereignty are increasingly contested, we will unravel the complexities surrounding the role of immigration enforcement agencies like ICE. Delving beyond black-and-white narratives, this talk invites a critical examination of policies, perspectives, and their implications on human rights. With empathy as our guiding compass, we will explore the potential ramifications of invoking war terminology in the context of immigration, shedding light on the far-reaching consequences of such comparisons. This is an opportunity to engage in a conversation that challenges assumptions, expands perspectives, and seeks a deeper understanding of the intricate dynamics at play in our ever-evolving global landscape.
    • The Impact of Russian Active Cyber Measures, and How We Can Fight Back – Step into the shadowy realm of cyber warfare and join us for an eye-opening talk that delves into the intricate world of Russian active cyber measures and the strategies we can employ to defend against them. With an emphasis on understanding the multifaceted impact of these digital maneuvers, this talk will explore the disruptive potential of cyber campaigns, disinformation, and data breaches. Through compelling insights and real-world examples, we will illuminate the urgency of safeguarding our digital landscapes while fostering collaboration between governments, industries, and individuals. Discover the power of cybersecurity education, cutting-edge technologies, and a united global front against these evolving threats. If you’re ready to harness knowledge as your ultimate weapon, this talk promises to empower you with actionable steps to fortify our interconnected digital future.

  • Technology
    • Dreaming Technology for a Better Tomorrow – Embark on a visionary journey that transcends the boundaries of reality and innovation in this captivating talk. Join us as we explore the extraordinary realm of dreaming technology and its profound implications for shaping a better world. Delve into the intersection of science, consciousness, and imagination, and discover how cutting-edge advancements are enabling us to tap into the landscapes of our minds. Through inspiring anecdotes and mind-bending possibilities, we’ll uncover how these technologies hold the key to unlocking creativity, problem-solving, and even personal growth. Whether you’re a skeptic or an enthusiast, this talk offers a glimpse into a future where the bridge between dreams and reality becomes ever more tangible, empowering us to dream beyond our limits and co-create the world we’ve always envisioned.
    • Charting the Uncharted: Navigating Future Trends with the Visionaries of Tomorrow – Step into the realm of foresight and innovation in this captivating talk that invites you to explore the thrilling world of future trends and the masterminds who shape them. Embark on a journey guided by futurists who peer into the unknown, deciphering the signals of change that will shape our world. With a blend of insightful analysis, bold predictions, and a touch of imagination, this talk will unveil the mysteries of tomorrow’s possibilities. From technology to culture, economics to environment, we’ll uncover the forces driving transformation and how we can adapt, innovate, and thrive in the face of uncertainty. Whether you’re a visionary, a skeptic, or simply curious about the road ahead, this talk promises a front-row seat to the ideas that will shape our future.
    • Igniting the Spark of Innovation: Unleashing Creativity to Shape Our World – Join us for an electrifying talk that dives deep into the heart of innovation, the driving force behind human progress and transformation. Discover the essence of creativity as we unravel the art of breaking boundaries, defying conventions, and turning ideas into reality. Through captivating stories, groundbreaking insights, and practical strategies, we’ll explore the dynamic process of fostering innovation in every aspect of life. Whether you’re an entrepreneur seeking to revolutionize industries or an individual yearning to unlock your creative potential, this talk promises to ignite the spark that propels us toward a future of endless possibilities.

  • Art
    • Putting the Warrior in Social Justice Warrior, How To Use the Hero’s Journey and Media to Advance Progressive Causes – In 1977, the first STAR WARS movie became an international success, which relied heavily on the storytelling structure known as The Hero’s Journey. Numerous films have copied that structure in the last 4 decades. In this workshop, we’ll learn how to use the Hero’s Journey, and the fundamentals of storytelling, to advance Social Justice narratives. We begin by exploring the protagonist/antagonist relationship, and how they represent values/morals. What message does an audience take away from these stories, when viewing their textual and meta-textual structure.
    • Creativity in Isolation – Imagine a canvas or a blank page as a portal to a realm of your creation, where chaos gives way to harmony and cacophony transforms into symphony. In this inspiring talk, we’ll explore the profound impact of art and writing as vehicles of self-expression and escape. Journey with me as we unravel the stories of those who’ve embraced their inner reclusive artists, using their talents to navigate the tumultuous seas of reality. Together, we’ll discover how these creative outlets not only help us find solace in the midst of life’s chaos but also empower us to shape our world anew.
    • Mastering Chaos: Unveiling Organization Tips for a Life of Harmony and Success – In the whirlwind of modern life, finding equilibrium between our personal and professional spheres can seem like an insurmountable challenge. Join us for an enlightening talk as we delve into the art of organization and unveil the transformative tips that can revolutionize both your personal and professional life. Through a captivating blend of insights, anecdotes, and practical strategies, we’ll explore how to conquer clutter, optimize time management, choose which projects to work on, and achieve a seamless integration of work and well-being. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur seeking to streamline your endeavors or an individual striving for balance, this talk promises to guide you on a journey toward mastering chaos and orchestrating a symphony of success and fulfillment.
    • Thriving in Isolation: Unlocking Essential Organization Tips for Personal and Professional Excellence – Amidst the challenges of isolation, the lines between our personal and professional lives have blurred like never before. In this timely and transformative talk, we invite you to discover a treasure trove of organization insights that are tailored to thrive in isolation. Join us as we delve into the art of optimizing your personal space, cultivating effective remote work habits, and nurturing your overall well-being. Through a harmonious blend of practical strategies and inspiring stories, we will uncover the secrets to staying productive, creative, and emotionally resilient in the face of solitude. Whether you’re adapting to remote work or seeking to enrich your days of seclusion, this talk guarantees a roadmap to unlock your potential and flourish in the midst of uncertainty.

  • Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
    • The Hero’s Journey, Finding Yourself Through Your Characters – This workshop is designed to educate participants on the hero’s journey, and the underlying psychological archetypes that are the backbone of storytelling, and then use those archetypes to allow the writer to explore their own inner thoughts and feelings. Over the course of the workshop(s), we will learn about the Hero’s Journey, where it came from, and how it is applied to so many cultures. We will then dissect each archetype and meaning, and review how they have been interpreted. Participants will then be asked to write a series of stories, focused around each one of the archetypes. In the end, they will be asked to combine the characters, locations, and other elements together, as a reflection of themselves, or, in a more fun way, create their own combined story, ala the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Using the Hero’s Journey as a teaching tool is meant to educate participants, as well as give them agency and a sense of self through their writing. 

  • Business
    • Motivating Your Team in Unexpected Ways
    • Sales
    • Wellness/Work-Life Balance

  • Film and Television
    • Children’s Entertainment Topics
      • Nickelodeon machines and what influenced them.
      • An exploration of the hero’s journey.
      • Silent Movie Child Actors and Silent Films for Children
      • Walt Disney Studios, Steamboat Willie, and Mickey Mouse talkies
      • Bugs, Daffy, and Porky and Morality Plays Examples
      • Snow White and Seven other animated feature films
      • The growth of children’s television, and PBS Kids
      • Successful international children’s narratives
      • Christian Propaganda Movies
      • Post-modern deconstruction of children’s entertainment conventions. AdventureTime, Steven Universe, Pixar, and more.
      • Children’s narratives in video games
      • Storytelling in children’s mobile apps
      • VR and AR, selected children’s examples
    • The Art of Editing
    • Postmodernism & The Auteur Theory

  • Corporate Entertainment
  • Healthcare
  • Leadership
  • Adventure