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Chicago, IllinoisLaura Schwartz, Professional Emcee and Keynote Speaker is proud to have been certified as a virtual presenter by eSpeakers. Whether on your stage or delivering a virtual keynote through your screen; Laura connects to your audience, to your brand, to your objective, to people. eSpeakers is a partner of the National Speakers Association where Laura has been a member in good standing for over a decade.


Laura’s virtual services are as dynamic on your screen as from the stage!


Virtual Emcee Services include any emcee service that would have otherwise been on stage such as: Pre-records, voice overs, rehearsals, daily opens, introductions, one-on-one interviews, panel moderation, speaker/attendee question sessions, filling time between speakers or during any technical difficulties that may be experienced within the conference. As always, Laura collaborates on scripting if requested at no additional fee.

All of Laura’s Keynotes are virtual ready. Whether one of Laura’s signature programs like “Eat, Drink & Succeed “or “Lead First” to an original curated program, all keynotes are delivered with the same connection, enthusiasm and energy Laura is known for on the stage.


1) In-House Creative Studio

Laura has an in-house creative studio built with tremendous 1GiG high speed hardwired Cat 6 ethernet for transmission and top of the line professional equipment including Cannon DSLR cameras, lighting, audio and a variety of backdrops including green screen to brand any event as your event. Laura can go live, live to tape or do any pre-records from this studio working within whatever virtual platform you’ve chosen for your event. Laura uses the exceptional virtual software of Ecamm to produce high quality programming taking virtual to a whole new level.

2) Off Site Chicago Production Studios

Laura uses 2 high-end production facilities in Chicago complete with sound stages and technology for switches, satellite, fiber, and crew on a regular basis.  These two studios can produce any one way, two or multiple feeds including custom built sets, LED walls for town halls and roundtables, green screen, AI and hologram work and beyond for global events.

We connect our clients with these studios to discuss studio rental, satellite/fiber transmission costs if applicable, staffing and associated fees.

3) On Site Studio or On Location

Laura is willing to safely travel to a venue of your choice such as a central studio you are using for the production or, for hybrid events, Laura can travel to the physical conference location.


As you evaluate Laura as a virtual emcee for keynote for your event please keep in mind these               3 dynamic pieces of background:

1) The Former White House Director of Television

Prior to serving as the White House Director of Events, Laura was the White House Director of Television and responsible for all the live production and direction of large-scale events, satellite media tours and live/live to tape interviews of the President, Vice President and First Lady of the United States. Laura is very experienced and familiar with live productions and their technology.

2) On Air – On Contract Television Commentator since 2001

As you and your clients can imagine, Laura is very comfortable in front of a lens creating excitement and a dynamic engagement for the audience watching.  Networks include: MSNBC, Fox News Channel, CNN including as a special correspondent to Larry King Live, 2009 – present the BBC World News, the American Correspondent for and appearing weekly on Australia’s Today Show and a fill in guest host for Larry King’s current programming.

3) She Grew Up in a Studio!

Laura is a passionate high-tech woman whose Father is a master craftsman photographer. Laura grew up the family’s award-winning studio — and why she values and is so comfortable in the studio setting.


About Laura Schwartz

Professional Emcee, Keynote Speaker and Author Laura Schwartz knows how to make live events succeed.  Whether hosting a corporate event or delivering a keynote on stage, Laura brings the experience and energy to make your message resonate with any audience! Laura was voted by in both 2019 and 2020 as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the International Events Industry.

To chat with Laura or book her for your next event connect with Ashley Brooks at or 312-767-7415.