Tom Lightning

Global Keynote Speaker

Disrupt yourself: Riverhike

Sometimes you have to Disrupt Yourself. Last summer a couple of diehards and myself did a river hike, Business Class. In the river Do Mondego in Portugal, five km ice-cold water. It was all about mindset. Was great!. #riverhike #mindset #disruptyourself #disruptionland #tomlightning #keynotespeaker #keynote #catapultman

Content Keynote Speech

We make more than 30.000 decisions every day.

Most of them are subconscious.

But even with the most critical questions, we tend to go for the easy answers.

For better answers, you have to Disrupt yourself.

How? I want to demonstrate that with this bottle of wine.

You have your daily funnel of 30.000 questions and a bottle with all the answers.

Sometimes, if you want better answers… It’s ok to spill. To Disrupt yourself.

That’s what I call Dig Deeper, you know why? 

 This is why,

By digging deeper you will find better solutions and more significant opportunities. Bigger opportunities.

So, if you have a meeting and you are looking for a keynote speaker,

And you don’t want to talk about change, but you want to make a difference, you want action, energy, and laughter?

My name is Tom Lightning, global keynote speaker.

Please, find out what the Keynote speech Welcome to Disruptionland can do for you.


No beamer in front of the stage

An emergency call to all event organizers.

Please, no beamers in front of the stage. 

The stage is for a speaker; They use the whole stage and need professional sound AND lighting. 

I hear often; there is no light. Otherwise, the audience can not see the beamer. Stop that!

Put the beamer at the side of the stage. Or above. Never in the front.   You know why? See the video. 

Please share this message.


Drie sprekers PSA Holland bij AFAS

Drie sprekers van de PSA Holland waren te gast bij AFAS voor de masterclass Keynote Spreker van de Toekomst. Gijs Hillmann, Hans Bassing en Tom Sligting aka Tom Lightning deelden hun kennis en ervaring met een groep enthousiaste professionals. 

Robot as a Doctor


If you feel ill, would you go to a robot doctor?


There is a robot in China, Xiao Yi,  that has passed China’s medical licensing exam by 96 points.

researchers filled its brain with medical textbooks

It also learned clinical  experience and case diagnoses from experts

ok, It is not a qualified doctor yet, but,  that will be a matter of time.

So, if you are ill, would you listen to Dr. robot for advice?