International Collegues

Dr. Wegmann attends a lot of international conferences about speaking an humor. He is a regular at the NSA Conference, where speakers and business coaches from the United States and all over the world meet for several days. From these conferences he knows a lot of international speakers, who he introduces to you on this page. Whenever you have a demand for an international speaker, please dont hesitate to contact them. Please let them know, that you found them on this page.

Ruby Newell-Legner, CSP

Ruby Newell-Legner has presented almost 1000 programs including keynotes and breakout sessions for over 100 international, national, and state conferences. She has spoken in seven countries and on four continents. Ruby offers the following services:

  • presents keynote and breakout sessions at state national and international conferences
  • training for public agencies, corporations and associations
  • specializing in the Leisure Industry, working with recreation and park departments throughout North America.
  • facilitates meetings and helps organizations develop their mission, vision and values statements

Her clients range from National Football League stadium management staff to amusement parks and attractions to Jumeirah Group, the Dubai, United Arab Emirates, based luxury hospitality group.
Her website: www.rubyspeaks.com

Names to come

International Speaker

International cooperation

In general, cooperating companies arrange to work together for their individual or even mutual benefit. This does not necessarily rule out strong competition among the partnering businesses. However, all parties involved identify a common goal of their individual activities.

International cooperation implies that at least two of the respective companies operate from different countries. National differences in natural resources and infrastructure may actually combine into significant advantages over purely national competitors. Know-how, politics and law are further domains of such beneficial distinctions. In short: Cooperating companies can take the best of several worlds to gain a competitive edge. Such cooperation may make a given market more accessible to some partners - and it may even create a new market that does not exist for any other company.

However, due to complex national and international law, unforeseen problems may get into the way of an economically and technologically sound business model. Purely national companies in particular can easily overlook legal traps along the road to a successful international cooperation. Sometimes, even multinational players struggle, especially when the spectre of international tax law raises its many heads.

In principle, lawyers from all cooperating companies can pool their knowledge of national and international regulations and promote a smooth cooperation of their respective companies. On the one hand, however, it can easily take a long time before all involved companies truly understand all critical legal ramifications of their intended international cooperation. On the other hand, overlooking just one pivotal detail may well break the financial neck of a smaller partner a little while later. Also, the sheer effort of eventually getting a common operation off the ground may cost one or the other partnering company more than it will gain from its investment.

Due to such unsettling observations, many hopeful company leaders - or their advocates - consider calling in one of the Big Four: These large international service providers can actually safely deal with arbitrarily complex international business situations. However, many companies cannot afford the supreme quality of these professional services firms. By the way: sometimes you meet very interesting people when cooperating internationally. So I met a someone in the phillepines who owns a sailboat and invited me to an island-hopping trip after a speech I gave in Manila. Check out his boracay island hopping video on youtube. Its amazing!

For those unfortunate businesses, there exists one way out of their dilemma: a multinational network of many small law firms and advocates, each of which being highly specialised in the respective national bodies of laws and regulations - or in the international interfacing at their boundaries. Such a decentralised meta-firm can actually divide and conquer the complexity of an international business cooperation - without having to charge for the excessive overhead of a centrally organised super-provider.