Here are 5 of the most sought-after keynote speakers to build buzz at your event.
Your keynote speaker can make or break the opening session and is your best weapon for keeping people around until the end of the meeting. Here are 5 keynote speakers that come highly recommended for 2018:
ita group calls Mel Robbins “one of the most sought after motivational speakers to deliver business expanding, life-changing, interactive keynotes that inspire change, challenge thinking and accelerate personal and professional growth. Her TEDx Talk on “How To Stop Screwing Yourself Over” has over 10 million views across 37 countries, and her book on the brain and productivity, Stop Saying You’re Fine, has been translated into four languages.
The Huffington Post calls Andrew Davis “one of the most entertaining speakers you will ever hear. Andrew will make you believe that you can ignite conversations around your brand and build moments of inspiration for your customers.” Davis, who made their annual list of top business speakers, is the author of Brandscaping and Town Inc. and is usually booked as an opening keynoter to get the event off to an energized start.
A member of the meetings industry, Paul Axtell, founder of Designing Conversations That Work and author of Meetings Matter, made Inc. magazine’s list of the top 100 leadership speakers of 2018. His keynote focuses on specific strategies to facilitate effective, engaging meetings.
Global media platform The Drum named ethnographer Paula Zucotti one of the Top 50 Female Speakers of 2018. As a student of culture and society, Zuccotti uses her knowledge to forecast trends. Her book, Every Thing We Touch, is a telling visual account of the relationships humans have with the world and themselves. She has spoken at Dubai Design Week and the AIGA design conference, among others.
Looking for a more political speaker? Top speakers bureau Leading Authorities featured 10 of its hottest speakers at Inspire, a February event for meeting planners. Among them was acclaimed broadcast news anchor and journalist Gretchen Carlson, the former host of The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson. One of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2017, she offers candid speeches on the day’s biggest news as well as women’s leadership and empowerment