Trying to figure out how to bring motivation back into your workplace? Well, hiring a professional corporate speaker might just be the solution you have been looking for.
When planning an event in the Delaware area, hiring the right keynote speaker can be difficult. National bureaus are the most accessible resources for finding keynote speakers. But for corporate events based in Delaware, connecting with a recognized speaker specific to our region is the best option.
Out of all of the corporate keynote speakers in Delaware, Kevin Reilly is by far the best choice for any conference or event. Like many experienced speakers, Kevin’s enthusiasm is contagious, carrying that energy to his audience. What’s more is that, not only is Kevin a great speaker, but he also has an exceptionally inspiring story.
Why does Delaware need Corporate Keynote Speakers?
The Delaware live events industry has seen a steady increase in business. These are events that are held by businesses based in Delaware, as many companies have not yet lifted travel restrictions on their employees.
Virtual events are still seeing use, and will likely continue to be a common option. In this case, businesses need to hire a professional virtual speaker to engage their audience.
Currently, Delaware is following CDC guidelines and recommendations for fully vaccinated people. This means that fully vaccinated people can start travelling domestically without testing and self-quarantine, and they can now return to many of the activities that they did before the pandemic.
However, there are many companies around the country who still have travel restrictions for their employees. One of these companies is JP Morgan, which introduced travel restrictions for any employees who are unvaccinated, or have not reported their vaccination status.
So unfortunately, since many companies are still enforcing similar policies, attendance at events with international audiences may still be low. In this case, your best alternative option would be to host a virtual event to ensure that everyone can attend.
What makes a great Corporate Keynote Speaker?
A corporate keynote speaker must be able to communicate with people at an individual level with an inspiring story. The speaker needs to be relatable: not just another talking head who averts their audiences’ attention to their phones.
The perfect keynote speaker has to be a passionate subject-matter-expert, otherwise their delivery will come off as insincere or dishonest. You really want a speaker whose lived experiences shine through them.
How to Hire the Best Keynote Speaker in Delaware
We’ve outlined the components of a great corporate speaker, so let’s find the perfect one for your event.
The Mollie Plotkin Group is the only keynote speakers agency that is a member of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PCVB). Based in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, MPG has a seasoned history with the greater Philadelphia area, including the State of Delaware.
If you’re looking for the full package in a keynote speaker, we highly recommend Kevin Reilly.
What Makes Kevin Reilly the Best Corporate Speaker in Delaware
As a former professional athlete, Philadelphia Eagle, Delaware native and hometown hero to the Philadelphia area, Kevin Reilly is a recognized name.
Despite being diagnosed with a rare disease, ending his time with the Philadelphia Eagles, Reilly led a successful 30-year-long career as a sales and marketing executive.
His background makes him a practical pick for motivating corporate audiences; something that cannot be said about many other keynote speakers.
Also, since Kevin was afflicted by a desmoid tumor, his openness about his disability comes off as approachable to an even wider range of people. This really gives other people with disabilities a strong figure to look up to.
Recovery and Battle with Desmoid
Against all odds, Reilly overcame many of the obstacles that medical professionals said would be severely limiting; like tying a necktie, playing golf, and even running several marathons.
Counselors told Kevin that many of the ordinary tasks that he once took for granted would be difficult or even impossible. But like his good friend Rocky Bleier once told him, “Experts built the Titanic, and amateurs built the ark,” a quote which would propel Kevin through his recovery. Currently Kevin Reilly resides in Wilmington, Delaware and is thriving. This makes him one of the oldest known survivors of this rare condition.
Along with his endeavors as a motivational and corporate speaker, Reilly also became a sports radio broadcaster, hosts a sports talk-show, and recently became a published author.
Post-NFL Career Philanthropy
Kevin is on the board of the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation, a foundation that funds research for a cure of the rare disease. A desmoid tumor afflicted Reilly himself, effectively ending his NFL career with the Eagles.
Tragically, the discovery of this tumor led to the removal of his left arm, left shoulder, and four of the ribs on his left side. Despite this, Kevin was relentless in his recovery process, a key aspect of his story which makes him an inspiring figure.
Reilly is committed to finding a cure for this disease, and is a passionate organizer and activist for fundraising events. The first annual Swing For A Cure golf tournament is one of Kevin’s latest successful philanthropic ventures. The golfing event raised a large sum towards desmoid research for the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation.
His GoFundMe campaign raised an additional $5,000 for youth patients suffering from desmoid tumors.
All of these accomplishments and life experiences have made Kevin a suitable motivational speaker for different scenarios and industries. In fact, Reilly also has plenty of experience tailoring his speeches to any number of topics. This means that his expertise is not just limited to corporate or sporting events.
As a versatile speaker with decades of experience, you really can’t go wrong with Kevin Reilly.
Interested in booking Kevin Reilly?
Frankly, society needs people like Kevin Reilly, especially now. It’s no secret that enthusiasm is currently at an all time low. So, what better way to motivate people than to have Reilly share his experiences and communicate your company’s vision?
Having Reilly speak at your event is an experience which can have a demonstrable impact on employees’ overall morale. This can even improve the way they view themselves in the context of the company.
So if you want to find out more about Kevin Reilly, you can follow him on social media and check out his talk show, Behind The Lines. Interested in hiring Kevin to speak at your next event? Don’t hesitate to contact the Mollie Plotkin Group to get your employees feeling motivated again!