You are a Genius
and the world needs your contribution.

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Virtual Keynote Speaker | Angela Maiers

Angela Maiers is a virtual keynote speaker whose goal is to transform every individual by helping them appreciate their own value. She is not satisfied with merely inspiring, she ignites a desire to contribute one’s best.

Angela tailors every keynote to the specific interest, needs, and circumstances of her audience. She has spoken before more than 3,000 audiences, including leaders in education, business, and government, reaching over a million people worldwide.

Past and current clients include:

Next Level Digital Learning

Angela’s Keynotes

My keynotes are inspiring, uplifting, empowering and actionable.

What I deliver is customized and tailored specifically to the interests, needs and goals of the audience

Getting Human Right

Technology is shaping the future, but it will be HUMANOLOGY that will determine how technology is used to transform the way we learn, work and live. To stay ahead of an increasingly digital and automated….
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world, we need to start cultivating our most human abilities and put a premium on our uniquely human skills: judgment, vision, wisdom, creativity, and resilience.

There’s nothing soft about these skills, and we can’t afford to leave them to chance.Harnessing wide-ranging research on human evolution, biology, and psychology, Angela shares a framework for illustrating and understanding what is possible when we blend our technology with our humanity and work and when we work together toward making the world a better place to be human for us and for our children.

Mattering IS the Agenda

When we think of people who made the biggest impact in our lives, it was the ones who most sincerely believed in us, and who let us know through their words and actions that we mattered.
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Everyone in our lives need that same validation.
Mattering a universal human need. We cannot capture the minds of our students, colleagues, employees and customers if we do not first capture their hearts.
You matter is not a statement of inspiration. It is not a project, or strategy, an event, or an item on the agenda. It is the agenda. Mattering is not something that just happens to you. It is something you actively pursue.
This workshop will leave you with the knowledge, habits and attitudes you need to transform the culture in your organization into one in which everyone knows they matter.

Real Skills

Curiosity, Courage, Creativity Agility and Adaptability are not fluffy, nice-to-have value-adds.
They’re hard-won and rigorously maintained abilities that are better….
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referred to as “power skills” so vital to personal and organizational success across and within every field and discipline.
The best part is they are TEACHABLE, and we have the data to prove that not only can they be taught at every level; they must. Come explore with me what that looks like, sounds like and feels like in your organization.

Tacical Serendipity

Life changes when we become literate. Our entry into the “literacy club” affords us power and privilege that is unprecedented, and yet we present the idea of literacy to teachers and students as a “set of skills” to be mastered. New literacies do not make past literacy obsolete,
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but it will require a new look at the way we nurture and teach our future readers and writers.
This presentation explores the differences and similarities between literacies of the past and new digital competencies and investigates how technology challenges those perceptions.

The Brave Leader: Bringing Courage into Practice

For centuries bravery has been a crucible of leadership and a fundamental principle for battle of any type and kind.
-But, what does BRAVE look like?
-How does BRAVE act and behave?
-And most importantly how big can YOUR BRAVE be?
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This presentation seeks to answer these questions by putting these elusive concepts of leadership and learning in place to deliver better results faster for you and those you seek to lead and serve.
Your mission is sacred. The world is hungry for people to step onto their power to affect change. It is by daring to act with the courage we wish to see more of that we grow our capacity for influence and amplify our impact in the world.
Let’s not wait another second!

Re-imagining Innovation

Imagine a classroom where passion-driven genius work is not extracurricular, but is a part of the routine.
Students are invited and expected to collaborate to support each other’s genius; to experiment with ideas, discover new possibilities and make epic things happen.
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Genius Hour is more than a “program” where students do fun projects together. It is an unprecedented opportunity for teachers to guide students in how to be effective learners and citizens, by helping them connect what they do in school to the broader community.
It’s our job to nurture our geniuses so they can change the world. Join us today to unlock a world of genuine curiosity, wonder, and innovation.

Literacy Reimagined

Life changes when we become literate. Our entry into the “literacy club” affords us power and privilege that is unprecedented, and yet we present the idea of literacy to teachers…
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and students as a “set of skills” to be mastered.
New literacies do not make past literacy obsolete, but it will require a new look at the way we nurture and teach our future readers and writers.
This presentation explores the differences and similarities between literacies of the past and new digital competencies and investigates how technology challenges those perceptions.
Emerging digital platforms give us new venues in which to assert our right, set forth in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”

Liberating Genius

Liberating Genius is not an inspirational or Utopian hope for our students; nor is it a quick-fix program to building a better system. It’s a movement designed to help leaders and learners break free…
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from the addiction of security and acceptance of mediocrity and rekindle the genius within. We can no longer afford as individuals or as a nation to allow our best talents to remain buried beneath well-intentioned but lifeless rules of school. Liberating Genius is a framework and system that fuels innovation, creativity and ability to impact our learning and the world.

There is genius within; together let’s unleash it.

Mattering IS the Agenda

Mattering in not just an agenda reserved for special days and special occasions. Mattering IS the agenda. Insignificance is the single most common ailment of the modern world and does not discriminate by age, title, or position…
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The impact of insignificance holds true whether you are a brand fighting for a place in the market or you are a person fighting for your place in the world.

Mattering is as essential to our life, work and well being as is food, water, shelter, and air. Angela explores how to take these common-sense principles and turn them into commonplace and common practice – with frameworks grounded in neuroscience, and proven by 31 years of practice. Be prepared to be transformed.

How Big Is Your Brave?

There is no doubt bravery is needed to lead and succeed. For centuries bravery has been a crucible of leadership and a fundamental principle for battle of any type and kind.
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But, what does BRAVE look like?

How does BRAVE act and behave?

And most importantly how big can YOUR BRAVE be?

This presentation seeks to answer these questions by putting these elusive concepts of leadership and learning in place to deliver better results faster for you and to those you seek to lead and serve.

You are a Brand; Would You Pick Yourself?

Whether it is seeking to excite leaders within your organization about new projects or trying to secure new business contracts, it’s important that you bring your best version of yourself and your business to the process.
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It begins with one requirement. You must first value yourself and understand your worthiness Setting yourself up for success involves a few key steps that will better position you to win business and make the most of the contacts you have to build authentic relationships that can lead to new business opportunities.

Angela Maiers will share what steps you need to take as a professional and business owner to be a business that is worthy of being picked.
Gain an understanding of what you need to do to enhance business relationships and strengthen your networking strategies.

Closing the Passion Gap

Passion matters. Passion makes us curious, compels us to dig deeper, and sustains us as we persevere towards answers to questions that matter most; bridging the gap between what exists and what is possible with PASSION…
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in education, in our lives and in the world.

Session gives an enlightening and insightful look at passion’s place in leadership, learning, and classroom success.

You will discover how to leverage the power of passion to achieve the extraordinary results with students, staff, and members of your leadership community.

Getting Social Media RIGHT

There is no individual or organization that wants to waste time, engage in unproductive actions, or test out 101 new platforms and apps. WE WANT TO GET IT RIGHT!
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Angela presents this powerful and easy to implement framework to guide your decisions and practices.

Over 150 resources included in the presentation for you to get started

Literacy Re-Imagined

Life changes when we become literate. Our entry into the “literacy club” affords us power and privilege that is unprecedented, and so we present the idea of literacy…
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to teachers and students as a “set of skills” to be mastered. New “literacies” do not make past literacy obsolete, but will require a new look at the way we nurture and teach our future readers and writers.

This presentation explores the differences and similarities between literacies of the past and new digital competencies and investigates the challenges new technologies present..

Emerging digital platforms give us new venues in which to assert our right, set forth in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers

Creating MAGIC for Your Community and Customers

MAGIC is when your customers trust you enough to allow you to change their story. Learn about the five necessary mind shifts in how you approach the selling process…
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Grounded in science, these practical changes are needed to shift your relationship a more-human based one and increase success with customers and prospects. It’s a powerful and transformative strategy of taking common sense and putting it into common practice to not only compete in the marketplace, but eliminate the competition.
What Others Are Saying
There is a reason that Angela Maiers is recognized as one of today’s most influential education thought leaders: her work resonates with teachers, school leaders, students and parents alike. At this year’s Microsoft Education Empowered E 2 Conference, Maiers delivered the closing keynote, How Big is Your Brave? To say that Maiers blew the E 2 crowd away would be an understatement.
Anthony Salcito

VP Education , Microsoft Corporation

Wow. She was just awesome to hear speak. Really authentic. She’s exactly what we need. I love that she came to our HR community to show us know we can be instrumental in making people believe that they matter to our organization. We need this. Her message is simple but very powerful.
Lilitia Bailey

Chief Human Resources Officer, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

We are living through a period of rapid change and many feel growing insecurity as a result. Angela Maiers’ work through Choose2Matter is important and highly effective in ensuring children do not feel insignificant within that insecurity. Her empowerment of children gives us hope for a powerful future.
Lord Jim Knight

CEO of TES, Member of the British Parliament

Media Kit

Suggested Introduction
Educator. Entrepreneur. Leader. Disruptor. Visionary.

Angela Maiers embodies each of these descriptors with passion, commitment and fierce determination.

She has been creating and leading change in education and enterprise for 25 years.

She is the author of six books, and her “You Matter” talk at TEDxDesMoines has been viewed several hundred thousand times.

Angela is the founder and president of Choose2Matter — a universal movement that challenges us to make “mattering” a way of life.

Today Angela will be speaking about _______________________.

Please welcome Angela Maiers.

Media Kit

Suggested Introduction
Educator. Entrepreneur. Leader. Disruptor. Visionary.

Angela Maiers embodies each of these descriptors with passion, commitment and fierce determination.

She has been creating and leading change in education and enterprise for 25 years.

She is the author of six books, and her “You Matter” talk at TEDxDesMoines has been viewed several hundred thousand times.

Angela is the founder and president of Choose2Matter — a universal movement that challenges us to make “mattering” a way of life.

Today Angela will be speaking about _______________________.

Please welcome Angela Maiers.

Biography For Publications

 

Leader. Visionary. Entrepreneur. Disruptor. Change Maker

Angela Maiers embodies each of these descriptors with passion, commitment and fierce determination. She has been creating and leading change in education and enterprise for 31 years. During this time Angela has taught every level of school from Kindergarten to Graduate level as well as consulting with businesses around the world.

She helps individuals and organizations understand and embrace the transformative power of technology and the underlying social web. Her outspoken and passionate advocacy for innovative education balanced with her down-to-earth style has made her a sought after keynote speaker across all venues. Angela’s vibrant and courageous voice are transformative in both the business and education space.

She is the author of eight books, including Liberating Genius,The Habitudes and The Passion Driven Classroom. These books have inspired readers everywhere with lessons and ideas necessary to find their way on the social web in this newly flattened world.

Her “You Matter” talk at TEDxDesMoines has been viewed over a half a million times and inspired Choose2Matter; a global movement that “challenges and inspires students to work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions to social problems.” Students tackle authentic real world problems in real time learning the skills and habits needed most for college, career and citizenship. In just a few short years, Choose2Matter has grown from a few classrooms to a reach of nearly 60 thousand classrooms, across 100 countries, touching more than a million students per year.

Whether she is addressing an auditorium full of leaders or sitting on the floor helping 1st graders find their way through new tools and technologies, Angela Maiers’ message is the same; “YOU MATTER and the world needs your contribution.”

Additional Info:

Angela earned a Bachelor of of Science in Education and a minor in Neuroscience from the University of Iowa and completed her graduate and post graduate work at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Angela holds two master’s degrees in Literacy and Ed Leadership.

As owner and lead consultant at Maiers Education Services, she has been using her passion for literacy and technology to discover creative ways to assist schools and organizations in meeting their learning and productivity goals.

When she is not at home in Castle Rock, Colorado, spending time with her family, you will find her on her blog angelamaiers.com or on Twitter at @angelamaiers her favorite space for thinking, creating, and pushing the scope of her imagination and learning.

Email: angela@angelamaiers.com

Website/Blog: AngelaMaiers.com, and Choose2Matter.org

Twitter: @angelamaiers

 

 

Angela's Rider

Travel

Air:
Angela Maiers flies in coach; usually from Denver, CO but often from other cities in which she works. She books her own air travel.

Hotel:
Most conferences reserve and pay for Angela’s hotel room at the principal conference hotel, but Angela is happy to make her own arrangements if the client prefers.

Airport Transfers:
Angela typically takes a car service from the airport to her hotel, even if it is a considerable distance. If a team member is traveling with her, they will rent a car and drive, when appropriate.

Presentation Requirements

When feasible, Angela prefers that audience members be seated at tables, rather than in rows of chairs. This is especially true for extended workshops.

Angela’s presentation requires:

  • A standard projector
  • Connection cables from the projector to her laptop
  • A connection to play audio from her laptop
  • Angela uses a 2015 Macbook Air.
  • Angela brings with her a Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter and a clicker.
  • Angela will control the remote clicker. The laptop can be positioned wherever it needs to be as long as she can control the content.