Hiring the best professional speaker available in your area requires research. You will pour over websites, TEDx talks and more to find a public speaker who will truly inspire your audience and ignite your event. But a great speaker’s website gives you more than biographical data, sample videos and a list of publications.
Free content such as actionable advice, informational e-guides and helpful worksheets let you know that the keynote speaker is passionate about spreading their message. From there, you can be assured that the speaker’s enthusiasm will carry over into your corporate or fundraising event. With that in mind, let’s look at ten of the best professional speaker websites available today.
Are you ready to restore sanity to the workplace? Cy Wakeman wrote the book on it! As best-selling author of Reality-Based Leadership: Ditch the Drama, and Restore Sanity to the Workplace, Wakeman offers the same enthusiasm and knowledge you find in her keynote addresses on her website. Her YouTube vlogs are among the most interesting in the industry with special guests, travel and the great takeaways that can only come from Wakeman. On top of that, her resources area contains one of the largest and most practical libraries of free tools available. She provides worksheets, exercises and even useful templates for business, all in ready to download and easy to use PDFs.
Entrepreneur, public speaker and star of ABC’s Shark Tank, Daymond John knows brand marketing strategies. One strategy is to pull people in with a smile, and then to hold them there with great information. This shines through on his website with an abundance of useful, free to download resources. These resources address important topics such as effective strategies for goal-setting, email and social media campaigns and sales. John even currently provides free access to several of his premium online courses.
Global resilience expert and motivational speaker Anne Grady built her website around the kind of information you need for your business, your employees and for yourself. That is, building and maintaining utmost resilience. Grady’s authenticity and humor shine through in the huge library of YouTube videos she shares on her site. While most speakers provide a blog on their sites, hers stands out for its direct, actionable advice. Finally, this Mind Over Moment author goes another step above and beyond by offering a library of book recommendations. The authors include those who have influenced Grady and will help build your business output, too.
If you are considering hiring a world-renowned business speaker, New York Times best-selling author Rory Vaden makes it easy for you to get to know him. His easy to navigate website provides a video introduction that quickly encapsulates his leading work in defeating procrastination and achieving results. What truly makes his website stand out is the wealth of free and useful information Vaden makes available. You will find numerous free trainings including “Trends in Personal Branding Research Study,” “Multiply Your Time,” “The Influential Leader” and more. Plus, his data-rich blog provides the best of all worlds with both articles and videos covering topics of current relevance to business leaders, managers and others.
As a digital marketing and social media expert, it’s no surprise Erin King makes our top professional speaker website list. The moment you land at her home page, she offers a free “Perfect Post” cheat sheet you wished you never lived without. This You’re Kind of a Big Deal best-selling author also provides free blogs, a helpful podcast and a simple form for booking. On top of that, her site is colorful, easy to read on mobile and uplifting at every turn. While you’re there, be sure to check out her courses. For a reasonable fee, she provides lifetime access to all her social media spas plus other perks.
Lee Marie Jacobs specializes in yoga, nutrition and holistic well-being. But along with her degree in biomedical toxicology, she also attained an MBA and is a master of entrepreneurialism and sustainable leadership. Her amazing website provides plenty of free tools to improve your life, proving that this highly sought public speaker truly cares about her audience. Her health and well-being blog, “Auric Living,” features ongoing guest experts, numerous videos and a podcast. Best of all, choosing “Tools” from her menu takes you to Insight Timer, a free app featuring 130,000 guided meditations.
Think Like a Monk best-selling author Jay Shetty knows marketing, and his website reflects the best of it. This keynote speaker and entrepreneur provides you with a very useful and surprisingly detailed business readiness assessment upon completing a simple form. He also offers a free webinar for budding entrepreneurs called “Learn 12 Steps to Turn Your Passion into a Business.” A renowned public speaker and coach, Jay Shetty also provides one of the most fun and informative podcasts around, featuring celebrity guests who talk candidly about the ins and outs of success in branding and entrepreneurship.
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