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University Speaking

Inspiring the next generation of global leaders.

Dan and Audrey share lessons on how to position study abroad and international projects to stand out in the marketplace and build a story-filled life. They challenge students and faculty alike to meet the world where it’s at, while preparing them for where it will be.

A keynote or workshop is 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 students and professors to think back often and reflect on lessons that will, in big ways and small, stay with them forever in their studies, work and in their lives.

Select us as speakers, and we will give you 110% effort. Not only do we entertain, but also act as a catalyst, changing perspectives and the way the audience thinks, feels and most importantly, acts. We will help you achieve the goals you’ve set for your event.

Daniel Noll and Audrey Scott, Professional Speakers

About the Speakers

Daniel Noll and Audrey Scott are the husband-and-wife storytelling team behind Uncornered Market, an award-winning blog and tourism development consultancy. Using their skills and experience in storytelling, blogging and digital marketing, the couple has developed an extensive career as professional speakers, writers, and advisors. Having traveled, worked and lived abroad for over 15 years and visited more than 100 countries, we share lessons on how to position study abroad and international projects to stand out in the marketplace.

Our talks thread personal experience with hard facts and research — and deliver it all with a unique, two-on-stage dynamic.

You can learn more about us on LinkedIn: Daniel Noll | Audrey Scott

University & Study Abroad Speaking Topics

Each talk below is intended as a 45-60 minute keynote followed by Q&A. We can also adjust these topics for workshops or webinars. Note: All our talks are customized for each university in order to incorporate specific topics and needs relevant to the student body and program.

1. Study Abroad: Meet the Global Workplace Where It’s Headed

The global workplace landscape is evolving quickly. How to rise to meet it? Which professional skills will be valued most? How can students use study abroad to position themselves for today’s job market, the future…and for life?

Drawing from their 15+ years of international experience in over 100 countries, Dan and Audrey take a refreshing look at:

  • Skills in demand in 2020 and beyond, and how they overlap with the “soft” skills honed while studying and engaging abroad.
  • The mindset to make deliberate decisions throughout the study abroad cycle — before, during, after – to make the most of the experience.
  • Choosing a study abroad program that takes students outside their comfort zone — to not only get an “experience of a lifetime,” but also to build meaningful professional and life skills.
  • Storytelling frameworks and vocabulary to position international experience in resumes, interviews and on online platforms.

After this talk, students may never look at study abroad — or any life experience for that matter — quite the same.

  • Topics: Personal Growth, Professional Skill-Building, Inspirational, Immersive Travel Skills, Cross-Cultural Communication, Problem Solving, Overcoming Fears, Empathy.
  • Perfect For: University students and staff, especially those who are planning to study abroad and wish to understand how this international educational experience connects with professional skill building that can be used on the resume to stand out.

2. A Real Life Amazing Race: Around the World in 10+ Years

Dan and Audrey weave lessons and stories from their 10+ years of traveling, working and living around the world to help us understand our changing world and better adapt to it. They illustrate the skills developed through immersive travel and living abroad including how to overcome fears, cultivate creative thinking, manage uncertainty, and communicate effectively.

They share practical advice on how to make the most of a study abroad experience, inside and outside the classroom — including immersion into different cultures, overcoming foreign language fears, pushing comfort zones and understanding better the world and one’s place in it.

3. International Education: On the Edge of Possibility

Travel can be an education outside the classroom.  Dan and Audrey weave lessons and stories from their seven years of traveling around the world to help us understand our changing world and better adapt to it.

They illustrate the skills developed through immersive travel and living abroad including how to overcome fears, cultivate creative thinking, manage uncertainty, build shared accomplishments and communicate effectively. They share practical advice on how to make the most of a study abroad or international travel experience.

  • Topics: Personal Growth, Motivational, Inspirational, Travel Skills, Cross-Cultural Communication, Problem Solving, Overcoming Fears, Empathy.
  • Perfect For: University students and staff, especially those who are planning to study abroad or wish to gain greater international understanding and experience — including international relations, international business, career services and study abroad.

4. Interview and Q&A with Dan and Audrey

Dan and Audrey are a husband-and-wife storytelling team with over 15 years of experience traveling, working and living abroad in over 90 countries. They have wealth of knowledge about the value of international travel and education, creating international projects, pushing boundaries personally and professionally, travel as a tool to develop life and business skills, how to immerse yourself in new cultures and connect with people, entrepreneurship and the importance of storytelling, and countless other topics. Sometimes the best way to share this diverse knowledge and experience is through an interview and/or extensive Q&A session.

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