What can the corporate world learn from football…and how can football tackle homelessness?
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by SpeakerBuzz
4M ago
One man, Mel Young OBE has been a long-term advocate of ending homelessness and was so passionate about the role global society must play that he co-founded The Homeless World Cup. Using the universal language of football to inspire people, the annual tournament has been running since 2003 and now has a global network of almost 70 member countries.  The tournament has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of its participants, their families, the communities in which they live and the organisations that have chosen to support them. Netflix have even created a movie based on the story ..read more
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The importance of World Oceans Day
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by SpeakerBuzz
4M ago
With today being World Oceans Day, it’s a good time to consider what steps your organisation can take to talk about an issue that affects our planet. This year’s World Oceans Day is looking at how oceans are our life source and our individual and collective responsibility to use its resource sustainably. Many of our speakers specialise in talking about these issues and inspiring people and organisations to be more aware of the importance of our oceans and how they can play a part in safeguarding their future. Here are four examples of speakers who are highly knowledgeable and passionate in thi ..read more
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Speakers for International Women’s Day & beyond
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by Jim Byers
4M ago
Enlightened 21st-century organisations know that to get the best results they need to foster a truly inclusive working culture where female and male employees have equal opportunities to thrive and achieve their potential.  But how do you make that a reality? With International Women’s Day around the corner, how do you ensure women feel comfortable articulating their views and what’s the best way to celebrate their achievements, especially in sectors that have been traditionally male dominated?   Call upon the expertise of those who have made workplace equity their life’s work and se ..read more
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From burnout and breakdown to discovering true purpose
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by Jim Byers
4M ago
For anyone who was watching from the outside, it might’ve seemed a bit strange that I left Social Bite – a purpose-led social enterprise I started when I was 20 which supports the homeless community and rose to fame with visitors such as George Clooney, Harry & Meghan, Leonardo DiCaprio and others. Why would someone leave an organisation they started that’s doing such good work and flying so high it garners celebrity attention? Well the truth is, it was a lot more complicated than that for me. In order to get Social Bite to the point where it was able to do everything it was doing, I worke ..read more
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Can the sharing economy help your organisation – and employees – be more sustainable?
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by Jim Byers
4M ago
With COP27 taking place, the time is right to think of ways to encourage your staff to live more sustainably both in and outside the workplace, educate your organisation about the sharing economy and its benefits – and help you meet your CSR goals too. The sharing economy (apps that let you rent a dress from someone, share your car, or borrow gardening tools from a neighbour, as a few examples) is set to become mainstream. But many people – your employees included – aren’t sure how to be part of it, or even what it is. Firstly, it’s not about going off grid, or foraging for food. The sharing e ..read more
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Tech stress and mental health in a digital age
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by Jim Byers
4M ago
For something that’s meant to simplify our lives, technology – or our misuse of it – often makes things feel way more complicated and stressful. The daily juggle of online video calls, emails incessantly pinging into your inbox, texts and WhatsApp messages to read and reply to – it’s no wonder we’ve all found the digital demands on our time and attention a bit too much to handle at times. With National Stress Awareness Day on 2 November, now is a good time to explore how to help your people thrive in our “always on” hybrid world. For your employees, helping them to manage their time and focus ..read more
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How can battling jellyfish benefit your business?
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by Jim Byers
4M ago
Imagine the superhuman levels of resilience required to swim in the sea for several hours a day battling jellyfish, cold water and constant fatigue. Then imagine you had to do that every day for 90 days. That’s the almost incomprehensible challenge 22-year-old Jasmine Harrison is currently conquering every day as she reaches the end of an epic 900-mile swim along the coast of the UK from Land’s End to John O’Groats. When she completes this extreme swim, Jasmine will become the only woman in the world to have accomplished the challenge. Now imagine if your organisation and your teams could adop ..read more
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Is your organisation talking about menopause in the workplace?
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by Debbie Byers
4M ago
  Around 14 million working days lost to menopause symptoms in a year* across the UK, so it is a business imperative for all employers to do whatever they can to support women going through this inevitable life stage and help them thrive. With Menopause Awareness Month coming up in October, this is the perfect time to explore how you can best support your female employees and promote better understanding about the menopause throughout your organisation. Breaking the taboo around discussing menopausal issues in the workplace not only enhances diversity, inclusion, employee welfare and ..read more
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Meet the speaker who can make your teams feel “engaged, inspired and energised”
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by Carol Graham
4M ago
As companies and individuals alike grapple with the challenges of adapting to a post-pandemic world, employee health and wellbeing is, rightly, centre stage in forward-thinking organisations. And for Edrington UK, booking Speaker Buzz speaker and Radio 1 presenter Stuart Sandeman to deliver a wellbeing workshop on the transformative power of breathwork at their recent staff conference in Glasgow proved a masterstroke. After an ‘absolutely incredible’ interactive session which staff feedback rated as the ‘standout favourite’ of the day, Edrington UK employees left feeling ‘engaged, inspired and ..read more
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The importance of World Oceans Day
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by SpeakerBuzz
1y ago
With today being World Oceans Day, it’s a good time to consider what steps your organisation can take to talk about an issue that affects our planet. This year’s World Oceans Day is looking at how oceans are our life source and our individual and collective responsibility to use its resource sustainably. Many of our speakers specialise in talking about these issues and inspiring people and organisations to be more aware of the importance of our oceans and how they can play a part in safeguarding their future. Here are four examples of speakers who are highly knowledgeable and passionate in thi ..read more
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