Laura fills in as Guest Host for Larry King

Featured in ELLE Magazine South Africa

Named a Best Keynote Speaker by Meetings and Conventions Magazine

First American woman on cover of SME Advisor, UAE’s largest entrepreneurial magazine

Featured contributing writer for Fast Company Magazine

Laura fills in as Guest Host for Larry King

Featured in ELLE Magazine South Africa

Named a Best Keynote Speaker by Meetings and Conventions Magazine

First American woman on cover of SME Advisor, UAE’s largest entrepreneurial magazine

Featured contributing writer for Fast Company Magazine

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Laura Schwartz Live

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A professional speaker, a custom keynote

Laura Schwartz is an unforgettable, motivational and actionable high energy speaker. Named Laura Schwartz – named one of the Best Keynote Speakers by Meetings and Conventions Magazine and one of seven American speakers who exceed and surpass expectations by Successful Meetings Magazine, she – is an unforgettable, motivational and actionable high-energy speaker who delivers customized presentations while incorporating key messages and client objectives of her client to ensure the every keynote is relatable and relevant to the audience at hand.

Whether Laura is presenting to a room full of industry leaders, sales executives, entrepreneurs, independent consultants, women business leaders, Fortune 500 CEOs or young professionals, each presentation is packed with powerful tools to propel your audience to the next level in business and beyond.

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LAURA’s approach

Laura enjoys collaborating with speakers bureaus, meeting planners and the client to successfully provide services to meet the specific goals of her client and their event. Her approach is to research and listen before she ever opens her mouth to begin!

For more information on her method, see Laura’s in-depth cover story in Europe’s Live magazine here.

Captivating presentations

Laura sought out an award-winning motion picture studio to design her presentations to ensure that her keynotes look like no other. PowerPoint presentations may have a place and a value, but for her general session keynotes, Laura wants the audience to experience something different from anything they’ve ever seen at a breakout or general session. She seeks to re-imagine, re-energize and re-engage each audience by delivering messages they can learn from, incorporate into their lives and never forget!

NO BOUNDARIES

Laura’s presentations are effective around the world because although they are adapted to every audience, there are no boundaries to her messages between countries, ages, industries or cultures. Her presentations have been acclaimed overseas in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Americas and beyond.

LAURA DONATES BACK 100% OF PROCEEDS FROM BOOK SALES

Laura’s book, “Eat, Drink & Succeed,” also the name of her Signature Presentation, focuses on being “prepared for partnership,” turning the “optional into opportunity,” and realizing the positive, powerful benefits networking can bring to others. She Donates 100% of all proceeds from books sales at her speaking engagements to the client’s chosen charity or scholarship program.

LAURA’S SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT AND ASSETS FOR HER CLIENTS

Laura’s social media engagement with your audience begins as soon as your contract is signed, and it continues to the stage and beyond – just like her in-person conversations. Laura is active on all channels of social media, including your specialty in-house conference apps, and will incorporate your handles, hashtags and names leading up to, during and after the conference. In addition to social media, Laura Schwartz Live also provides professionally created content, including materials ranging from info-graphics, blogs to customized videos, Twitter chat opportunities and more with the client to be used as co-branded assets (at no additional cost).

Laura, with her extensive background in television and radio, can also record podcasts prior to your conference with your conference leadership for playback on the Laura Schwartz Live Podcast series on iTunes and your own website/iTunes, if applicable. Laura engages with your audience before your conference even begins to help energize and encourage your members to register!

If you are a Speakers Bureau, or a Meeting Planner and would like to inquire about Laura’s availability and fees please contact Laura’s representation at Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau.

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Notable Keynotes and Presentations

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The Signature Keynotes

Eat, Drink & Succeed!

Signature Seminar Based on the Book "Eat, Drink & Succeed"

Laura’s keynote grabs its audience’s attention. It’s motivational, humorous and engaging, but that’s not what makes it powerful. What makes it powerful is that it’s immediately actionable. For the audience, the new networking knowledge can be applied instantly to the conference or event at hand as well as carried back to their offices, shared with their colleagues, team members, clients, partners and put to work in their professional and personal communities.

What’s unique about Eat, Drink & Succeed is that it is more than a series of anecdotes; it’s a compelling story that’s packed with networking tools and command of partnerships. Laura’s behind the scenes stories of the White House, DreamWorks, Oprah and beyond illustrate just how useful these skills are for the savvy professional, regardless of background, industry or career path.

One key technique Laura employs is flipping the definition of networking around, empowering her audience to continue growing their networks and opportunities by adopting the mantra, “What can I do for you?” instead of the sometimes more negative mentality that asks, “What can you do for me?” She explains how positive, powerful networking involves mentoring and leading both inside and outside of the office, resulting in beneficial outcomes for all parties involved. She shares her techniques – including insider tips about the effective powers of preparation, introductions and engaging conversations with a message and follow-up among others. She provides attendees with the means to turn a brief meeting, break room conversation, power lunch or “optional” social occasion into a valuable opportunity for themselves, their company or industry association.

Eat, Drink & Succeed motivates, engages, and most importantly, it drives action.

Eat, Drink & Succeed!

Signature Seminar Based on the Book "Eat, Drink & Succeed"

The Keynote

Laura’s keynote grabs its audience’s attention. It’s motivational, humorous and engaging, but that’s not what makes it powerful. What makes it powerful is that it’s immediately actionable. For the audience, the new networking knowledge can be applied instantly to the conference or event at hand as well as carried back to their offices, shared with their colleagues, team members, clients, partners and put to work in their professional and personal communities.

What’s unique about Eat, Drink & Succeed is that it is more than a series of anecdotes; it’s a compelling story that’s packed with networking tools and command of partnerships. Laura’s behind the scenes stories of the White House, DreamWorks, Oprah and beyond illustrate just how useful these skills are for the savvy professional, regardless of background, industry or career path.

One key technique Laura employs is flipping the definition of networking around, empowering her audience to continue growing their networks and opportunities by adopting the mantra, “What can I do for you?” instead of the sometimes more negative mentality that asks, “What can you do for me?” She explains how positive, powerful networking involves mentoring and leading both inside and outside of the office, resulting in beneficial outcomes for all parties involved. She shares her techniques – including insider tips about the effective powers of preparation, introductions and engaging conversations with a message and follow-up among others. She provides attendees with the means to turn a brief meeting, break room conversation, power lunch or “optional” social occasion into a valuable opportunity for themselves, their company or industry association.

Eat, Drink & Succeed motivates, engages, and most importantly, it drives action.

SAMPLE OF GROUPS WHO WOULD FIND LAURA’S SIGNATURE PRESENTATION VALUABLE:
This presentation knows no boundaries and is given around the world to industries of many spectrums! Corporations, Associations, Annual Conferences, Incentive Events, Forums, Summits, C-Suite Level Leaders and New Associates alike. This program can be adapted for any conference, meeting, company, association or annual retreat!

The Conference Kickoff!

Whether a first time attendee or a seasoned veteran, attendees will feel empowered to take every facet of the conference and make it work to their full advantage and yours. Laura provides the tools and techniques that motivate attendees to capitalize on all social and business interactions at the conference so that they, too, can turn relationships into partnerships and ideas into realities. This keynote sets the tone and energy for a successful conference.

In this version, Laura incorporates the conference agenda, teaching the attendees how to maximize every moment from registration to the sessions, breaks, expo, early morning wellness activities and even the “seemingly” social events. And she doesn’t stop there, Laura incorporates your company or association’s year-round engagements as well, so the attendee continues to maximize and identify that there is no such thing as “optional,” but only opportunity—both at your conference and throughout the year back home!

This presentation outlines purposeful skills that inspire leadership and drive performance, as it becomes the centerpiece for a truly powerful, positive and productive conference.

This presentation can be a 30, 45 or 60 minute kick off to fit the needs and tempo of the conference at hand and works especially well when combined with Laura’s position as an Emcee.

SAMPLE OF GROUPS WHO WOULD FIND LAURA’S SIGNATURE PRESENTATION VALUABLE:
This presentation knows no boundaries and is given around the world to industries of many spectrums! Corporations, Associations, Annual Conferences, Incentive Events, Forums, Summits, C-Suite Level Leaders and New Associates alike. This program can be adapted for any conference, meeting, company, association or annual retreat!

The Mega Conference and Independent Consultancies

There is no other speaker with higher energy or more ability to bring enthusiasm and empowerment to your mega-conference than Laura!

Whether it is her signature presentation, Eat Drink & Succeed or another like Lead First to focus on leadership, Laura weaves in your message and becomes your Brand Ambassador not just for an hour but also throughout the entire conference. For an even larger impact, use Laura to kick off your General Session and serve throughout as your conference emcee.

Laura’s goal is always to extend your message to the audience in a vibrant, exciting, passionate, smart way to get your Independent Consultants and Brand Partners ready to learn, be impassioned and immersed into the incredible organization and products you represent!

Laura grew up in a family intimately involved in independent consultancies and she both reveres and understands firsthand the empowerment, the friendships, the family and inspiration that is created by these company opportunities and through these conferences. Whether they are once a year as a mega-conference or incentive trips earned throughout, these opportunities empower your teams through your products and their life changing effects on the independent consultants themselves, their teams and their clients!

Laura, the acclaimed networking guru and author of “Eat, Drink & Succeed,” primes your consultants for an off-the-charts conference that embraces their lives, their work and their families because of your mission and products!

“EAT, DRINK & SUCCEED,” THE BOOK, CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AND PRINTED FOR YOUR COMPANY!
“Eat, Drink & Succeed” includes stories from Oprah, President Clinton and Steven Spielberg and 12+ other individuals, one of them even an independent consultant themselves. The solid tools and techniques Laura writes about can take your business and that of your consultants, representatives and brand partners to the next level or the new level they have been searching for!

These 12 + stories will be replaced by those of your choosing such as your own founders, leaders and rising stars! They will be YOUR success stories both, internal and external, to excite your teams. Laura’s team at Laura Schwartz Live will replace the interior stories within “Eat, Drink & Succeed” with yours, include a forward from your founder or CEO and include your company’s name on the cover and print as co-published by Laura’s publisher the Black Ox Press and your company.

These books can be given away as an incentive to high-performing teams or sold by you to raise funds for your own charitable or scholarship in-house programs.
This is a powerful and unique opportunity for you to have at your consultants’ fingertips – the empowerment of Laura’s book and its tools to further expand your company’s success and theirs.
If you do not wish to customize “Eat, Drink & Succeed,” Laura, as always, donates 100% of the proceeds of all copies of her book sold at your event to the charity of your choice, a nonprofit partner or scholarship fund within your own organization.

PRESENTATION PACKAGES
Mega-Conference designed programs are available with special packaging options for companies that host multiple conferences throughout the year and the world, including boot camps, HQ trainings and beyond.

SAMPLE OF GROUPS WHO WOULD FIND LAURA’S MEGA-CONFERENCE PRESENTATION VALUABLE:
Mega consultancies such as Amway, Arbonne, Avon, Cabi, India Hicks, Mary Kay, Nerium, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple and beyond.

LEAD FIRST

A unique and dynamic approach to leadership, using inspiring stories from presidential history

Laura’s Lead First Presentation addresses leadership in successful, turbulent and changing times for companies and associations. This presentation is unique and empowering as it incorporates more than 200 years of U.S. Presidents, First Ladies and their stories which have rarely, if ever, been shared before from deep behind the scenes of The White House. All anecdotes are non-partisan, interesting, relevant and relatable to your company or association and are accompanied by tips that attendees can immediately put into action in their personal or professional lives.

As a witness on the front lines of climatic celebrations as well as moments of great gravity, determination and leadership, Laura achieved a rare perspective on the private and public moments of first families and global leaders.

Laura shares valuable takeaways in this unforgettable program using inspiring stories and visuals from the earliest White House inhabitants, along with first-hand accounts of defining moments during the Clinton administration. She illustrates real solutions from the successes and failures in leadership that we all can use in our daily lives as we work with our customers and colleagues and share within our communities and families.

SAMPLE OF GROUPS WHO WOULD FIND LAURA’S LEAD FIRST PRESENTATION VALUABLE:
Corporations, Associations, Women Leadership Summits (Internal and External). This program can be focused to C-Suite and adaptable to all levels for Corporate Leadership Teams, New Associates and at Company Retreats.

LEAD FIRST

A unique and dynamic approach to leadership, using inspiring stories from presidential history

A brief on the U.S. Presidential Election

Laura’s stellar and wide-ranging background in presidential politics is fascinating. It began at 20 years old, as the youngest female presidential appointee in history. She has had her pulse on the American electorate and campaigns since 1993, when she began her journey serving 8 years in senior staff positions at The White House in the Clinton Administration. While there, she successfully executed the positions of the Midwest Press Secretary, the Director of Television and the White House Director of Events. Note that while serving as the White House Director of Television during the ’96 re-election of President Clinton, Laura took leave to produce the live coverage aboard the President’s train trip to the Democratic National Convention and to produce the televised portion of Election Night at the State House in Little Rock, Arkansas.

In 2004, she spent the Presidential election traveling with the candidate 24/7 as a Senior Advisor to the John Kerry presidential campaign.

Following the campaign, Laura joined the Fox News Channel in 2005 and went on to cover the 2006 mid-terms and presidential primaries at Fox News Channel before moving to cover the 2008 Presidential Election as a special correspondent to CNN’s Larry King Live, CBS News’ “The Early Show” as well as providing regular appearances on Sir David Frost’s “Frost Over the World,” BBC World News and China Central Television. Laura continued her coverage in front of the camera for the 2012 Election including both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions and will be doing the same this summer in Cleveland and Philadelphia 2016.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Laura is offering a new program for the 2016 Presidential Race, as global partnership and policy stakes have never been bigger, the process never more confusing, and the international interest and impact never higher and charged with uncertainty.

This new (nonpartisan and straightforward) program, titled “A U.S. Presidential Election Brief with Laura Schwartz,” delivers a brief covering 5 segments:

The U.S. Presidential Election process
The candidates, their political parties and messages
The voter’s reaction to the messaging, media and money involved
The current state of the race
The forecast of its outcome including its global impact on foreign countries and international business

The brief concludes with an insightful question and answer period with the audience or in the format of an interview with the organization’s host.

This program is constantly updated and cutting edge including new voter information, candidate messaging, policies and commercials offered by candidates and their supporting Super PACS. This allows no two briefs to be exactly alike as with the ever changing news cycles, opposition research and world events that change the pace and face of the elections 24/7.

PROGRAM FORMAT
The brief can be anywhere from 30 to 45-minutes and a question and answer period or interview following can be approximately 30 minutes. The format is pleasant to work with as the brief can either be straightforward with visuals, or a sit down interview on stage with the host for 30 to 45-minutes before opening up to questions. Laura works with the client to achieve their objective in the format they feel best fits their purpose and audience at hand.

The brief can be held in the morning, bringing leaders together before the start of their workday, as a luncheon address or an evening brief followed by a reception or dinner. It can even be held via Skype, Shindig and other reliable live streaming 2-way technologies.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
This brief can be included in large international conferences as well. This is a recent hot topic that has reached a boiling point in which conferences have the opportunity to add on an international session with Laura to speak to an audience looking to learn from and prepare for outcomes on either side of a Presidential victory.

THE PRESENTATION
Laura presents in English accompanied by a presentation including interesting visuals, current political commercials, late breaking news and developments. Laura’s background and unique storytelling ability combined with her professional, personable, smart yet relatable approach is welcomed by global audiences, as has been proven during her 16 years as a professional speaker in the United States and around the world.

Sample of Groups Who Would Find this Valuable:
US and Global Companies with international offices; PR and Marketing companies that represent a diverse group of International Businesses; Conferences such as the Young President’s Organization; Chapters of international business organizations/associations and chambers of commerce such as Amcham; Colleges and Universities who want to further understand the election

Also Presenting the Following Specialized Programs

THE POWER OF THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION

A rare look behind the scenes at an event so powerful it only happens once every four years! Laura captures all the ceremony, significance and power behind presidential inaugurations as she offers a look inside what it takes to make it all happen. From the first nail hammered into the U. S. Capitol platform, months before the election is even decided, to the last formal ball in the wee hours of the President’s first night in office, Laura takes you there. This keynote gives a behind-the-scenes look at how 15 entities collaborate over 7 months to seamlessly make it all happen. It explores the excitement, drama and even the occasional gaffes going on in the background that hopefully no one notices! This presentation is intriguing and delivers inside tips and techniques to make your next conference, event or meeting reach a presidential level.

SAMPLE OF GROUPS WHO WOULD FIND THIS PRESENTATION VALUABLE:
This is a tremendous program to highlight for event professionals during the presidential cycle (no matter who’s leading in the polls) and resonates as well for spousal programs, and those naturally curious about world wide historic events.

THE POWER OF THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION

Empowerment Through Service

A motivating address that shows how giving back plays a key role in the foundation for the success of an industry, organization or individual.

The 19th century French social scientist Alexis de Tocqueville once stated that the defining characteristic of America is its commitment to service. In this moving keynote address, Laura puts a modern-day twist on de Tocqueville’s statement, showing how giving back today can make a difference in our world and in your organization.

Regardless of their role in your company or association, Laura will empower attendees to strengthen their commitment to your objective whether that means working harder, becoming more involved or giving greater.

Your audience members will leave knowing that their service not only affects the lives of those they help directly, products they launch and colleagues they sit next to; but also their own personal and professional communities. Laura communicates the power of service using colorful examples and entertaining anecdotes from her work in the White House and beyond while traveling around the world with the Clinton Global Initiative and as a professional speaker since 2001.

Laura tailors this keynote address based on the client’s objectives and the audience in order to create a completely unique presentation that is appealing, engaging and, most importantly, effective.

SAMPLE OF GROUPS WHO WOULD FIND EMPOWERMENT THROUGH SERVICE VALUABLE
This presentation has been successfully used to inspire organizations for their annual conference, to motivate donors and raise funds for new and existing nonprofit initiatives and to kick-start membership drives and raise awareness in the community. Corporations have also used this keynote as a way to motivate their employees for their internal campaigns and company-wide philanthropy. Laura has presented customized versions of this address to organizations such as the United Way, YWCA, American Heart Association, Illinois Governor’s Conference, General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Emergency Nurses Association and the Junior League of Chicago. Each organization has reported stronger results with this keynote than in previous years.

Empowerment Through Service

SETTING THE BAR

EXPLORING THE LIVES OF COURAGEOUS WOMEN, TO INSPIRE THE WOMEN OF TODAY AND TOMORROW
This keynote covers the “bars” set by female leaders who have changed history and forged the professional community landscape that women excel in today. Laura takes the audience on a journey that explores the lives of notable women and those who “set their bars” around the world and across a variety of fields – such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Margaret Thatcher, Rosa Parks, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and others – to better understand how women today are shaped by the skills, strength and struggles of those who came before them.

Laura allows the audience to recognize how they, too – as women who are leaders, mothers, spouses, sisters and friends – set the bar for themselves, their families and other women every day, whether or not they realize it.

The message resonates with women of all ages in every stage of their careers and lives. Whether it is a corporation, industry association or nonprofit, Laura will ensure her message relates to your audience. She can develop an even stronger connection with the audience by incorporating your organization’s own founders, leaders or other strong women your audience identifies with to demonstrate how they “set the bar.”

SAMPLE OF GROUPS WHO WOULD FIND LAURA’S “SETTING THE BAR” PRESENTATION VALUABLE:
Corporate Women’s Leadership Organizations; General Women’s Leadership Summits and Forums both inside the United States and around the world; Spousal Programs and Universities

SETTING THE BAR

Emcee

Laura’s charismatic style will keep your audience entertained and keep your program
running on time and on point.

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Television Commentator

A dynamic and knowledgeable commentator, Laura is a well-known television authority on leadership, networking, pop culture
and special events.

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Author

In her first book, Eat, Drink & Succeed, Laura shows you how to use the same secrets that skyrocketed her onto the world stage.

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