A keynote, breakout or workshop ought to be a memorable experience. Not just good enough, but something truly exceptional. To laugh, maybe even to cry. To reach deep down inside, to move the emotional needle. To be moved to action. Not only to learn, but also to have fun doing it. And when the event is over, to emerge knowing that you were part of something special, something different. Our aim is for attendees to think back often and reflect on lessons that will, in big ways and small, stay with them forever in their work and in their lives.
We understand how difficult it is to research speakers and to find the right fit. We hope this page will make it easier by giving you the information you need so you can make the best decision possible for your event and for your organization. We offer practical breakout sessions, webinar and keynotes.
If at any point you have questions, please let us know. Thank you so much for visiting. Thank you also for considering us. We are honored and grateful.
An Overview of This Page
This page provides an overview of our speaking offerings, along with a taste of what you can expect when you work with us. You can click on the links below to take you directly to the relevant sections.
- A Little Bit About Us
- What You Can Expect
- Our Video Clips
- Speaking Topics
- What Others Are Saying About Us
- Our Previous Speaking Engagements
- The Next Step
A Little Bit About Us
After almost 25 years combined experience working in corporate and non-profit environments, we left secure jobs at the end of 2006 on what was meant to be a 12-18 month creative sabbatical to travel around the world. During this break, we built our business and digital platforms while living and traveling in places like Laos, Uzbekistan and Argentina. Today, in addition to QV Global we run one of the world’s leading travel blogs, Uncornered Market, and are considered top travel social media influencers, differentiated by the fact that our messages, lessons and stories resonate in everyday life.
We have been married 14 years and have traveled to over 85 countries together. We know the difference between talking about something and actually doing it. Whether it’s moving to Prague, Czech Republic with six suitcases and no jobs, traveling across Central Asia and the entirety of the Silk Road by public transport, visiting Iran or climbing to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, what drives us to action is continually asking “What if?” and pressing the boundaries of what we believe is possible. “Are you crazy?!” is a question often asked of us by our family, friends and colleagues.
We have spoken on five continents, including Antarctica. In all our presentations we weave together lessons we have learned through over seven years of traveling around the world together — risk taking, creativity, connection and empathy — and how to pursue and apply these themes in one’s day-to-day life and work. This is why we’ve been invited to take the stage at life inspiration events like World Domination Summit (WDS) or TEDx, as well as at travel conferences such as ITB Berlin, Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS), TBEX-BlogWorld, and more.
Our values and passion: to be curious, to live deliberately, to care, to respect. We share stories of adventure and exploration to underscore the reality that each one of us is building something of value in our personal and professional lives.
What You Can Expect
Here’s what you can expect from us and our team:
- Prompt, professional replies to your phone calls and email messages.
- A phone consultation with us prior to your event, so we may better understand how we can best serve you and your audience.
- A professionally prepared, dynamically delivered presentation focused on achieving your goals and objectives with your audience and event.
- A custom resource page, created exclusively for your attendees. This may include the slides used in the presentation, along with links to articles, books and other resources we believe will be helpful.
- A quick follow-up communication after the event to make sure we met your expectations and to get your feedback.
Our Video Clips
We speak for corporations, conferences, and universities. Here is our speaking demo reel.
We have spoken at conferences and events all over the world. You can find more of our speaking videos here.
Social Media and Digital Marketing in Travel
Each of the programs below can be delivered as a 45-60 minute keynote, breakout session or half to full day workshop.
1. Digital Storytelling and Social Media: The Keys to Marketing Your Sustainability
Storytelling: what it means, how to do it, and how to connect it to your core values to engage your customers. Attendees will understand why this framework is essential to the growth of your sustainable tourism business — and sustainability in general. Includes a special focus on marketing sustainability experiences in the era of digital and social media.
Topics: Storytelling, Social Media, Content that Converts, Digital Marketing, Inspirational, Motivational, Sustainability
Perfect For: Sustainable and responsible tourism companies and organizations, DMOs and tourism boards, any company wishing to highlight the consumer benefits of sustainability
2. Engaging Content, Engaging Consumers: Storytelling Meets Social Media and Blogger Cooperation
Attendees will understand what story really means and why effective storytelling in digital marketing is crucial in differentiating your offering, educating consumers and convincing them to act and purchase. We share specific social media strategies, platforms, and tools to enable exposure, engagement, brand advocacy and conversion. Additionally, we can also show how to leverage the power of engagement with bloggers as storytelling agents.
Topics: Storytelling, Social Media, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Motivation, Inspiration
Perfect For: Travel companies, DMOs and tourism boards, and any company planning to or currently investing in digital marketing and social media
Corporate and Association Events
Each of the programs below can be delivered as a 45-60 minute keynote.
1. What Is Your “What If?”
Dan and Audrey apply their experiences of traveling the world for seven years to reflect on a framework of how to overcome fear and press the boundaries of what is possible….in your life and in your work. Shift your perspective from What happens if I do this? to What happens if I don’t?
Topics: Personal Development, Inspiration, Motivation, Goal Setting, Overcoming Fears, Communication, Shared Accomplishment
Perfect For: Corporations, associations, and non-profit organizations. Any organization that wishes to expand the boundaries of what’s possible — in each individual and in the organization as a whole.
2. How to Thrive and Adapt in an Uncertain World
Dan and Audrey weave story-driven lessons learned through a life of adventure travel and their experiences in over 85 countries. They address themes such as goal-setting, overcoming fears and adversity, managing uncertainty, creating connections, and developing empathy. Imagine a different world…inside the workplace and out.
Topics: Personal Development, Overcoming Fears, Managing Uncertainty, Creating Connections, and Developing Empathy
Perfect For: Corporations, associations, and non-profit organizations. Any organization that is navigating a transition and wishes to leverage uncertainty and strengthen the bonds between team members while doing so.
3. A Real Life Amazing Race: Around the World in 7 Years
Dan and Audrey reflect on the attitudes needed to leave behind the lives they once knew. Take a journey with them over seven years traveling the world and discover what’s on the other side. They apply the challenges they faced to everyone’s day-to-day work lives, including: addressing fears and uncertainty, creative situational thinking, cross-cultural communication and harnessing the the power of shared accomplishment. Regardless of the context, aim to transform our work and life from full to-do lists and inboxes to opportunities to create and connect.
Topics: Personal Development, Inspirational, Motivation, Teamwork, Overcoming Fears, Cross-Cultural Communication
Perfect For: Corporations, associations, and non-profit organizations. Any multi-national organization that wishes to create more connection between employees or employees and stakeholders. Consider this an offsite reward event.
What Others Are Saying About Us
Here’s a sample of what a few of our clients and event sponsors and attendees said after we spoke. You can find a larger collection of client and audience testimonials here.
Our Previous Speaking Engagements
We have spoken at conferences and events all over the world. You can find a list of the most recent events here.
The Next Steps
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