Blog post about the best speaker on leadership in the world, Benjamin Zander
Having more than 40 years of experience within the branch of public speaking, the owner of a large American speaker bureau, Tony D’Amelio, describes in this blog post why Benjamin Zander is far from an ordinary speaker.
THE POPULARITY OF LEADERSHIP SPEAKERS
As a group, leadership speakers are quite possibly the most popular category of speakers. In a world that’s moving too fast, leadership is the ingredient that helps to focus resources, manage risk, and spot new opportunities. And of all the roles, leadership helps focus the organization’s most important asset – its people – on the hard work of doing big change. In short, leadership skills are treasured.
I’ve been blessed to work with lots of amazing leadership speakers in my career – top leaders from politics and business, great busi-ness authors, outstanding coaches and athletes from the sports world, and more. I’ve literally seen thousands of speakers in person during my 40 years in the industry. Yet the one standing out from the crowd is a man that most people haven’t heard of: The conductor of the Boston Philharmonic and the London Philharmonia, Benjamin Zander. And while a musician keynote speaker may sound like an odd choice, the British-born Zander is an absolute dynamo the likes of which I’ve not seen replicated.
WHY A MUSICIAN KEYNOTE SPEAKER?
It’s the way Ben brings together his experience as a musician, con-ductor, teacher and speaker that wind up creating a tour de force for the audience. At the end of two hours with Ben, people leave inspired with a new attitude about what it means to be a leader, a coach, a team member, and more. Ben engages their senses with music and humor; revealing a philosophy of leadership and providing the tools to implement it, using the same skills he brandishes to forge the roughly 100 musicians in his symphony orchestra to play as one.