Speaking Engagements

Thought-Provoking, Inspirational & Creative

Brian’s diverse experience and unique perspectives combine with his pleasant and personal manner to engage audiences on many levels. From his days as an Air Force squadron commander to his long career as a business journalist, commentator and public speaker, Brian’s approach to speaking and presentation is thought-provoking, inspirational and creative.

“The Technology Tornado: Media & Communications in the Modern Era”

See highlights from Brian’s recent Ernst & Young “Continuing Education Conference” speech and hear directly from conference attendees.

Phoenix Convention Center
August 28th, 2019

Additional speech samples / videos are available upon request. Contact Brian to learn more.

Brian Banmiller is represented by Gravity Speakers.
For speaking inquiries, contact Ricky@GravitySpeakers.com.

Current Speech Topics

Artificial Intelligence

Friend or Foe? While some experts predict doom and gloom for jobs and the economy, others say it’s the savior of civilization. Who is right?


If you are not following technology news on a daily basis to stay ahead, you most certainly will fall behind.


My father worked at one company for thirty years. Now the average college grad will change jobs a dozen times and careers at least twice.


More Americans work for the government than in manufacturing, farming, fishing, forestry, mining and utilities combined.



Fact or fiction in the news business means you are now your own editor in chief, separating “fake news” from “real journalism”.



The art of communicating has a rich history of innovation. Today, social and the web are driving this vital industry into a future rife with opportunity.

Sample Speech Topics

Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe

This is the most talked about and debated subject in Silicon Valley. Some predict doom and gloom for jobs and the economy. Others say it’s the savior of civilization. Who is right and what it means for you? Will the rise of robots put you on the scrapheap?

How The Media Shapes Events And What That Means To You

Social media and the internet have upended the entire media industry. The traditional advertising model is forever changed. How you communicate to survive in this new and noisy environment will dictate your business success. And the fierce debate raging about “fake news” versus “legitimate journalism” will fuel political and economic rhetoric for years to come.

How We Communicate In The Internet Age

The ability to communicate is one of the greatest assets every business person must have in order to succeed in an age where we are bombarded with information, sales pitches, “fake news”, tweets, Facebook feeds, LinkedIn posts, etc. How can you make your “elevator speech” stand out in our 30 second world? And millennial’s short attention spans make their ability to communicate effectively a challenge.

The Promises And Perils Facing World Economies In The Coming Decade

The United States is in threat of losing its place as the world’s leading economy. China, India and the European Union are but three regions challenging US supremacy. The very real and continuing threat of nationalist uprisings in Spain and northern Italy are precursors to political and economic upheaval worldwide. Brexit may just be the start.

From The Field: Great Leader Stories

From interviewing the communist candidate for President of Russia to covering Donald Trump to commuting to Washington to cover the Clinton impeachment hearings, it has been a wild forty year long ride filled with outsized personalities, huge egos, and saints and sinners in the world of business and politics.

Questions, Answers, and Analysis

Brian’s vast experience as a professional journalist gives him unique abilities to bring out the best in any guest. In an on-stage “Question, Answer & Analysis” session, Brian will interact with your executives, creative thinkers and newsmakers to evoke deep insights that engage and excite your audience.

Brian’s personal manner and seasoned interviewing skills put even the most nervous guest at ease. His involvement makes for an outstanding and memorable event that is fresh, spontaneous and thought-provoking. It’s a great way to open up a meeting or presentation in a way that offers real value and leaves audiences more prepared to face their own professional challenges.

Endorsements for Brian

A superb keynote for your conference.

Brian has interviewed some of the most fascinating people in the world, understands the latest trends in the business community and talks eloquently about both. He'll make a superb keynote speaker for your conference. While he's there, why not hire him to emcee your entire event? Your attendees will be talking about the quality of your conference for years.

- Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE | President, National Speakers Association

Brian gives audiences the tools to thrive.

By painting a clear and compelling picture of the global economy, Brian arms an audience with the cutting-edge knowledge necessary to survive and thrive in an ever-evolving and dramatically changing worldwide business environment.

- Tom Peters | Best-Selling Author of "In Search of Excellence"

One of the finest journalists I've met.

I'm constantly impressed with Brian's ability to take complex high tech issues and make them so simple to understand for wide audiences. Silicon Valley CEOs appreciate his interviews and reports because his perspective is always right on. Brian really is one of the finest journalists I have met.

- Carl Guardino | President and CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Simply put, Brian gets it.

Brian Banmiller is one of the most knowledgeable and entertaining personalities in business news reporting. Simply put, he gets it.

- John Chen | CEO, Blackberry

Entertaining to millions.

I have been interviewed by Brian dozens of times over my career, from Chief Communications Officer for Charles Schwab to my current work advising Fortune 500 CEO's. His communications skills are excellent, with his unique ability to make complicated topics entertaining to millions of listeners and live audiences.

- Mark Thompson | Executive Coach and Best-Selling Author on Leadership

One of the best reporters in the country.

I find Brian one of the very best business reporters in the country. He is a great interviewer and makes business and the markets understandable to his many viewers and listeners nationwide.

- Charles Schwab | Chairman, Charles Schwab Corporation

Brian just makes sense.

Brian Banmiller makes sure that business and economics make sense.

- Daniel Yergin | Award-Winning Author, "The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power"

Excellent anecdotes.

Very good speaker. What was best with his presentation was when he went off script and began to share stories and anecdotes.

- David Damron | Partner, Ernst & Young LLP - Phoenix

Request Brian to keynote or moderate your upcoming meeting or conference.

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