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Eventex 2017 Jury Yearbook: Michael Frick

Eventex 2017 Jury Yearbook: Michael Frick
President at Speaking.com
Mike has created one of the most popular, friendly, resourceful, client-oriented speakers bureaus in the United States. Out of the office, Mike can be found competing in water polo and long-distance ocean swimming; hiking / camping; gardening; creating sculpture; and supporting youth and environmental groups.

Favourite quote:I'm not sure about specific quotes, but there are many touching lines in songs from U2, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, etc.The title of a film about you:"The Story is Being Written"Current project:Quite a few things going on right now. Work: launching a new speaker management firm, Core Agency. Life: competing in open water swimming and building a guest house. Love: recently got married.Name one thing that inspired you at an event you attended:Great interactive speakers inspire me. Jay Silver recently inspired me at an event with his passion for creativity and he set-up interactive creativity stations that go everyone talking with each other.Least favourite thing about events:When an agenda is too rigid and not enough interactivity / networking with other participants. What event would you go back in time for?The first few TED events.One item you can’t live without?Water.Perfection is… being present.Curiosity is… challenging your assumptions.If I had a nickel… I could buy a piece of bubble gum.VR or RV? VR.Brain teaser or no-brainer? Brain teaser.Frontstage or backstage? Backstage.Describe the Eventex experience in 1 word: Core.What question do you wish we’d asked?How would you make the world a better place?Foster world peace, of course!

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