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Roll-call of speakers at Pendulum like 'roster of business rock stars'

By Simon Rowe

Branded by some as the 'Woodstock' of Ireland's business calendar, the annual Pendulum Summit kicks off in Dublin next month. Founded by former rugby international and event organiser Frankie Sheahan, the business and motivation 'think-in' is the largest business summit in Ireland, attracting upwards of 6,500 delegates.

The roll-call of speakers at Pendulum 2017 reads like a roster of business 'rock stars': Robin Sharma, Dr John Demartini, Keith Cunningham, Lisa Nichols, Jack Canfield and Keith Ferrazzi.

Each one is either a multi-million selling author, millionaire entrepreneur or motivational maestro. And all six will be under one roof, Dublin's Convention Centre, for an expanded two-day motivation and networking event on January 11 and 12.

Robin Sharma's self-help book The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, has sold over three million copies. Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, has sold more than 100 million books. Lisa Nichols has gone from being a struggling single mother on benefits to becoming a millionaire entrepreneur and friend of US talk-show host Oprah Winfrey.

Speakers at previous Pendulum summits have included mind-body healing guru Deepak Chopra, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and success coach Tony Robbins. Such names don't come cheap, however. Each speaker can command fees of upwards of $40,000 in the US. Mr Sheahan probably won't see much change from an estimated €1m spend, when speakers' fees, rental of the convention centre, accommodation and other costs are totted up.

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