This is a riveting, motivational and humorous story of how Ariel, unbeknownst to the Cuban Government, devised one of the first illegal satellite dishes to bring forbidden television channels such as CNN and HBO from the outside world to his friends and neighbors when he was only fifteen years old. He built the dish using
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Ariel Coro, the most trusted tech expert for Hispanics and popular guest Hispanic Heritage Month Speaker announced today a special motivational speech in commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month. His new speech, Resourcefulness is in our Roots, tells the story of how he grew up in Cuba during the “Período Especial” (Special Period) and how he and millions of others survived extreme poverty and scarcity of every possible kind through creativity and in his case, leveraging discarded technology to create and invent to be able to survive.
As a Latino Keynote Speaker, Coro engages the audience in his charismatic style through stimulating creativity exercises and will also share advice found in his motivational book “El Salto – aprovecha las nuevas tecnologías y alcanza tu potencial” that have helped him surmount incredible obstacles as an immigrant and to work for prestigious organizations such as the Hubble Space Telescope and Cisco Systems.
Hispanic Heritage Event Testimonials
In Coro’s motivational speeches your Hispanic Heritage Month audience will discover
Incredible stories of ingenuity, survival, and success from Coro and many Latinos that have left their mark and inspire us to succeed every day even when our resources are limited.
How to leverage the technology available to us in modern society to become more efficient to squeeze more productivity out of our day.
Where to find inspiration and positive influence to continue inventing, creating and innovating.
How diversity can help propel innovation in your organization, university or small business
What are some of the tech challenges faced by the Latinx community and some potential solutions
Powerful stories from his book “El Salto” about many Latinos’ first steps with technology in the U.S.
Popular Hispanic Heritage Speeches
Hispanic Inventors have contributed immensely to our society. What would the modern world be without color television, artificial hearts or concrete buildings? Not an easy place to imagine. What do these modern advancements have in common? They were all the brainchildren of Hispanic inventors. Each and every one of them has amazing stories of overcoming
Why a speech or workshop about diverse innovators and creativity? It’s important to reflect on our past roots to appreciate the present and embrace our future. Diversity and creativity, combined with execution, are the most powerful forces in any enterprise and if you look around carefully, it’s everywhere. There are many misconceptions around innovations, inventions
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Customizing a speech or workshop to fit your event is extremely important for us. We work with many event professionals and we can unequivocally say that every keynote speech or workshop Coro delivers is customized to meet their requirements.
We take a great amount of care and pride in making sure that every presentation resonates with your audience, that’s why we schedule a pre-event call with you or your team to ensure we understand your objectives. We prepare slide decks specifically for each client presentation and submit them for pre-approval if required.
You may request a speech or workshop from Coro’s most frequently requested topics or you may also contact our team if you need something specifically tailored to your audience or communication objectives. Click below to answer a few questions that will help us customize a speech for your organization.
Recent Speaking Engagements
Coro was the keynote speaker this week for the 3rd annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Barclays. The speech was a combination of Coro’s personal story of overcoming adversity and achievement, combined with tech trends in the financial industry and useful advice for participants. “Ariel was a great speaker – very engaging and funny. I
Personal technology may be taking a turn for the worse. For many years, I’ve been a loud cheerleader for technology. I’ve experienced its benefits firsthand, after all, my livelihood has and is intertwined with tech every step of the way. But, what has changed? This was the central theme to my Hispanic Heritage Keynote Speech
We live in a globally connected economy. Thanks to the accessibility of technology worldwide, an unknown company can disrupt established organizations. Innovation and creativity are more important than ever, especially when combined with a vital ingredient – Diversity. Last week, I presented the keynote speech for CDW’s HOLA BRG Hispanic Heritage month event. It was
Frequently Asked Questions About Hispanic Heritage Month
The Latin American community is known for its huge contributions to the nation. From the 15th of September to the 15th of October, America observes National Hispanic Heritage Month. It is the time of year that people come together to commemorate the legacy of the Hispanic people – a group known for their lively conversations, tireless diligence, soulful music, vibrant art and flavorful cuisine.
The 15th of September has been chosen as a date of significance to start off the celebrations as it falls in line with the anniversary of independence for several Latin American Countries, which include Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico declared its independence on the 16th of September.
Hispanic Heritage month was originally a week-long affair inaugurated by President Lyndon Johnson, back in 1968. The special event was an observance of the significance and accomplishments of the Latino and Hispanic communities.
Over time, the nation realized that the annual celebration was too short to sufficiently honor a community known for its rich culture of sincerity and artistic expressions. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan officially extended the annual affair to a month-long celebration - a practice that continues to this day.
National Hispanic Heritage Month is annually celebrated nationwide in the United States, with organizations holding art festivals, conventions, conferences, and community gatherings to promote the timeless contributions of diverse cultures that form the Hispanic & Latino community. The occasion is celebrated by anyone who wishes to recognize the outstanding contributions of the Latino & Hispanic community.
Hispanic Heritage refers to the diverse yet closely-knit culture of the Latino & Hispanic communities in America. The heritage is rich in history, achievements and influences, which form an integral part of modern American Society.
Hispanic Heritage refers to the diverse yet closely-knit culture of the Latino & Hispanic communities in America. The heritage is rich in history, achievements, and influences, which form an integral part of modern American society.
There are many meaningful ways to celebrate the eventful month. For starters, employers may consider conducting seminars or conventions on inclusiveness, which raises awareness on the fascinating and diverse heritage within the Hispanic community. This will open up inclusive conversations and opportunities throughout industries.
Spanish is the cultural language of Hispanic and Latino communities. As such, an educational language event or series of Spanish lessons conducted during the month is perfect for promoting the harmonic beauty of Hispanic and Latino conversations. These lessons may be promoted as a means of bonding with Hispanic & Latino neighbors and better understanding their vibrant culture.
The food of the Latino & Hispanic community are known for their palatable spices and assorted flavor - reflective of its rich culture and diversity. Arranging for a potluck with Latino Neighbors, relatives and friends or attending a culinary event is an interesting way to get acquainted with Latino & American culture. Ideally, search for an event with a keynote speaker who can provide an informative journey through the history and meaning behind each dish.
• More than half of the Latino population live within 4 states: California, New Mexico, Texas & Florida.
• The community takes pride in the Spanish language, with over 35 million members aged 5 and above speaking Spanish at home.
• Oscar Hijuelos is the first Hispanic writer to win a Pulitzer Prize.
• About 59% of the community value religion with great importance.
• The Hispanic population is predicted to reach 110 million by 2060.
The term “Hispanic” is often used interchangeably with “Latino” but they have different meanings. Hispanics refer to any person who speaks Spanish and/or is descended from a spanish-speaking community. This is a broad listing that includes large groups of people beyond the continents of the Americas, which include citizens of countries such as Spain and Portugal.
“Latino” on the other hand, refers to the descendants of the Latin American people. This term includes individuals from countries like Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Chile and Puerto Rico. A newer term, “Latinx”, refers to Latino people in a gender-neutral manner and has been used by journalists, reporters and academics in recent years.
Although the term Hispanic has been traditionally applied in describing the community as a race, this is inaccurate as the term includes a diverse group of people with varying ethnicity and heritage.
Hispanic and Latino communities have contributed to various fields over the years, both within and beyond the Media industry. Some notable names over the years include:
Doubtlessly, the strong culture and principles of hard work, discipline and sincerity exhibited by the Hispanic and Latino people will continue to propel the nation forward for years to come.
Coro is an accomplished Hispanic Heritage Speaker and his keynote speeches run from 45 minutes up to an hour depending on the client’s requirements and are filled with vivid examples, useful case studies and delivered with Coro’s signature enthusiasm and humor. Workshops usually run from 4 to 8 hours and are interactive, hands-on and designed to increase team cohesion.
Contact Coro’s team below to check his availability for your organization’s Hispanic Heritage Event.
While in Cuba, Coro was one of the first people to build his own computer out of scrap parts and he even engineered a makeshift satellite dish from spare parts of Soviet-era radios to access channels forbidden by the government such as HBO and CNN. This resourcefulness allowed Coro to eventually move to the United States. Coro arrived in the U.S. with very little knowledge of English and a high school education but with the will to succeed and to continually educate himself.
These Hispanic Heritage speeches are full of motivational and compelling stories about the will to succeed and ingenuity under tough circumstances.