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Business Speakers, Celebrity / Entertainers, Health & Wellness, Personal Development

Book a Speaker for Your Holiday Event

The holiday season often includes events, seminars and retreats for your corporate teams. Alongside the excitement of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and other holiday celebrations, the coming new year reminds us to leave old habits behind and mindfully embrace healthier lifestyles. It’s no surprise that this is the perfect time of year to book a motivational speaker.

But whether hiring a speaker for a virtual appearance or booking them for a live presentation, you’ll want someone with a message that hits the right tone for both your company and for the season. Let’s explore some ideal speaker categories from the Success Speakers Bureau that will motivate your teams and bring out their best over the coming year.

Personal development

Along with good cheer, the holidays can bring a lot of stress. After all, many people are trying to juggle both work and family planning, and others are coping with sadness or loneliness. Even those of us who love the holidays will admit they can be overwhelming!

Personal development speakers empower your employees with the confidence that comes with resilience. TEDx speaker alum Anne Grady quite literally wrote the book on resilience—several, in fact, including Mind Over Moment and Strong Enough. Motivational speaker Dan Thurmon, on the other hand, entertainingly teaches employees the path to success through facing and coping with their fears. And youthful influencer and best-selling author Jay Shetty, always a hit with the crowd, endows your corporate audiences with a message of inner peace that is so welcome during the holidays.

Health and wellness

New Year’s resolutions usually involve working on our health and well-being. Whether that means eating more nutritious foods, achieving greater wellness through exercise or practicing meditation for improved mindfulness, the new year provides an opportunity for growth. But we also know that our resolutions seldom remain fulfilled. Much of that has to do with the fact that we simply don’t have the skills or best practices for sustained health and wellness.

With employee wellness programs growing in popularity, the holidays provide the perfect opportunity to jumpstart your workplace health initiatives. Motivational speaker Mo Brossette, for instance, knows the power of nutrition and movement in helping us keep focused and accomplishing our dreams. Likewise, Shawn Stevenson improves your corporate culture with an inspiring message of the power found in fitness and nutrition. And Karen M. Allen provides the tools needed to feel and live better through a more positive mindset. Trusted by Google, The Women’s Foodservice Forum and many others, Allen’s talks are always personal, captivating and informative.

Personal finance

Holiday cheer usually comes at a (literal) cost. Gifts, travel and meal expenses not only affect your employees’ personal lives, they can impact employee performance. Many of your employees may lack proper money management skills, and no time brings that home quite like the holidays.

Better personal finance skills provide a holiday gift for your employees that lasts year-round. Not only that—by preventing employees from being distracted or depressed by debt, it also helps corporate culture, unity and productivity. Financial expert and professional speaker Anthony O’Neal has helped more than a quarter million readers with his book Debt Free Degree, plus another 15 million with his The Table with Anthony ONeal podcast. Similarly, financial literacy expert and best-selling author Sharon Lechter brings her exciting and personally empowering message of better money management to every event. And guest financial speaker Tom Corley never misses with his insights on the habits that separate the wealthy from those struggling financially.

Celebrity speakers

When considering a guest speaker for your corporate holiday event, you might also consider booking a celebrity speaker. They bring a sense of excitement to your event that is ideal as you close out the year. It’s a wonderful gift to your employees to keep the mood up. Plus, their range of expertise and topics makes it simple to find the perfect speaker to suit your corporate messaging goals.

Mindset coach and social media influencer Natasha Graziano always entertains and lights up a crowd with her transformational message of personal growth. Likewise, Shark Tank host, author and entrepreneur Daymond John brings headliner star power to your event, as well as a motivational message of self-empowerment and success. Meanwhile, crowd-pleaser and memory champion Ron White shares the secrets of a better memory with an exciting presentation honed from appearances on Good Morning America, Superhuman on Fox and, of course, countless speaking engagements. 

Booking your speaker for the holidays

We’ve barely begun to scratch the surface of the top-name speakers available to book through the Success Speakers Bureau for your company holiday event. With more than a century of experience building relationships with leading coaches, trainers and entrepreneurs, SUCCESS has leveraged our contacts to bring you a growing list of the top speakers in the world.

Best of all, booking your next speaker during the holidays—or at any time—has never been easier. We handle the logistics for both live and virtual guest appearances so you don’t have to. Simply drop us a note with your speaking engagement needs or questions, or contact us via email. With just that step, you’ll be well on your way to making your organization’s event as fun and memorable as you dreamed!

Speaker Spotlight: Anne Grady
Business Speakers, Personal Development

Speaker Spotlight: Anne Grady and the Power of Resilience

Every person and organization faces setbacks, many of which are beyond our control. But it’s how we face personal and professional challenges that makes all the difference between a happy, dynamic and prosperous organization and one which is perpetually caught off-balance.

Successful enterprises are built on mindfulness, personal development and team cohesion, and resilience lies at the heart of each. That is why motivational speakers such as Anne Grady have become so popular among leading organizations and brands such as ADP, Dell and MasterCard. Hiring a top motivational speaker for your next event provides the catalyst you may need to add energy and enthusiasm to teams that seem to be lagging, overwhelmed or simply unmotivated.

So why hire Grady for your event? And what about her experience and background set her apart from others on your short list of professional speakers?

Anne Grady’s name and style capture audiences from the start.

Booking Grady for your event creates buzz and excitement, and adds a sense of trust and authority to any event. Her reputation as a two-time TEDx speaker and global expert on resilience lets prospective attendees know that your event is worth their time and effort. Plus, her notoriety as a leading resilience consultant, trainer and author make her a major draw whether you book her live or for a virtual address.

Audiences will know her from such best-selling, personally-empowering books such as Mind Over Moment and Strong Enough. But just as importantly, they will find that same clarity and life-changing wisdom in every one of her deliveries. Grady moves flawlessly between deeply moving stories, humor and the brilliance of “Aha!” moments that audiences will never forget. Bigger than life yet intimately relatable, Grady’s ability to capture and hold an audience’s attention has made her one of the world’s most popular motivational speakers.

Her corporate addresses empower individuals with resilience.

Improved personal resilience builds happier individuals, stronger teams and better-functioning corporations. Rather than avoiding challenges or adversity, resilience cultivates the means to meet challenges—and even benefit from them.

Globally recognized as a personal development and growth mindset expert, Grady empowers individuals through her proven methods in harnessing resilience. The Anne Grady Group, in fact, has built its reputation on assisting corporations and organizations—and the individuals within them—to harness the power of resilience. The result is a happier, more energized, adaptable and productive organization.

Ready to help your executives, managers and staff better handle challenges, setbacks and adversity? Booking Grady for your event preps them with the right mindset to meet your long-term goals!

Anne Grady offers unique insights as a lifelong learner.

As a lifelong learner with an innate curiosity and the resolve to face challenges with knowledge, Grady embodies what we look for in our best employees, from new hires to executive leadership. When her son was diagnosed with autism and severe mental illness, she delved into neuroscience. Just as immediate, her own tumor diagnosis again challenged her to learn and cope, ultimately adding to her personal growth.

This approach to adversity, resilience and growth did not end with personal wellness. Grady continues to learn daily as a speaker and entrepreneur—but she also has the maturity and experience to never succumb to the latest fad. Rather, the new knowledge she acquires daily augments and builds upon her approach.

Top corporations trust her for the best resilience addresses.

Top brands trust Grady’s live and virtual presentations as well as her resilience training programs. As one recent client said, “We left Anne’s presentation with new skills, new tools, and a plan to use them!”

So who are these clients? Some include Walgreens, Microsoft, Google and United Healthcare—amongst many, many more.

Additionally, if you seek to book a woman speaker, Grady brings the bona fides of commitment to empowering women in the workplace. Her entrepreneurial work has been certified by the WBENC—the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council—which is “the most widely recognized and respected national certification for women-owned businesses in the U.S.”

How can I book Anne Grady for my event?

Booking mindset growth and resilience expert Grady for your event is now simpler than ever. The Success Speaker’s Bureau will handle the logistics so you can get back to empowering audiences through an event as great as you imagined.

Simply contact us with a few details, and we’ll get started in providing Grady or other top professional speakers.

And if you are a speaker ready to join the ranks of Grady, Daymond John and Jay Shetty, plus dozens of other thought leaders, learn how to become a Success speaker.

Top Personal Development Keynote Speakers [2022]
Business Speakers, Keynote, Personal Development

Top Personal Development Keynote Speakers [2022]

Seeking to hire a personal development speaker to improve the health, resilience, creativity and interpersonal skills of your organization’s teams? Look no further—SUCCESS Speakers Bureau presents nine of our top picks for inspiring personal and organizational transformation.

Jay Shetty

World-renowned speaker, podcaster and motivational coach Jay Shetty didn’t always know success. The former monk has experienced corporate rejection, career dissatisfaction and even financial instability. Yet Shetty not only endured—he thrived. Today, the lessons he learned in finding peace and purpose infuse his every keynote presentation, and he has assisted countless top organizations including Google and NASDAQ. His wisdom, charisma and humor shine through in every presentation with topics including innovation, mindfulness, creativity, branding and more.

Natasha Graziano

Personal development can be transformative. Most often, it is not so much about changing yourself as it is finding yourself. Celebrity speaker and mindset coach Natasha Graziano knows this process intimately. Once homeless and broke, the Be it Until You Become It author and trending celebrity speaker experienced transformation at the grassroots level. Now, Graziano has delivered timeless addresses alongside speakers like Mark Cuban, Gary Vaynerchuk, Grant Cardone and Tony Robbins, and has worked with top brands including Estée Lauder, Nord VPN and BetterHelp. 

Anne Grady

Personal development requires proven methods in building resilience. Recognized as a leading resilience expert, Anne Grady has inspired hundreds of thousands of people across industries to take ownership of their lives and improve performance. As both a virtual and in-person keynote speaker, she draws equally from her personal research in neuroscience and her master’s degree in organizational communication. This combination, along with her mastery in connecting with audiences at a personal level, has made her one of the most in-demand professional speakers today.

Sam Silverstein

Understanding the keys to personal accountability resembles planting a seed. It not only grows individually, it also has the power to change the environment around it. Sam Silverstein leads as an expert in personal accountability, and the transformation he inspires can lead to a better work culture and lasting growth and sales throughout your organization. Called an “accountability guru,” Silverstein has authored such books as The Success Model, Making Accountable Decisions and No More Excuses, among others. Always engaging, his keynote addresses take on topics that include leadership, healthcare, personal development and accountability.

Karen M. Allen

Better individual health and an improved mindset transforms individuals, teams and entire corporations. Karen Allen, keynote speaker and founder of 100% Human™, has more than proven her expertise in the transformative power of mindfulness and positive mindsets. She has worked with Google, AT&T, Lockheed Martin, Experian and many other top corporations to showcase proven methods in building positive psychology and better overall well-being. Her resilience-building addresses build upon two frameworks: “Stop & Shift” exercises to build resilience and “100% Human” guideposts to create a human-centric professional culture.

Neil Pasricha

Living intentionally seems as though it should come naturally, yet the circumstances we experience—and how we cope with them—can lead us to just “going along” with life as though we are in a dream. Neil Pasricha wants you to reclaim intentional living and experience your life with purpose. A leading authority in intentional living, Pasricha helps individuals in your organization cope with failure, build resilience, experience gratitude and reclaim their most mindfully aware lives. Author of The Happiness Equation and You Are Awesome, Pasricha speaks at institutions ranging from Shopify to Harvard. His Ted Talk, The 3 A’s of Awesome, has been viewed over three million times.

Mo Brossette

Mind, body, movement and nutrition are more than connected. They make up who we are, and these intricate connections impact our overall well-being and performance in every aspect of life. Four-time Ironman Triathlete and nutritionist Mo Brossette not only speaks about feeling better—he helps audiences live better. The clarity of mind that comes with better health and nutrition assists teams and entire organizations to achieve peak performance, creativity and functionality. With a strong, healthy mind, communications improve, along with overall well-being. As a keynote speaker, Brossette helps get you there.  

Dan Thurmon

Better health and wellness improve our focus, creativity and even overall productivity. Always energetic, Dan Thurmon lives what he teaches. He has assisted corporations like Google, Microsoft, Chick-fil-A and Firestone in achieving optimal performance even at times of transformation. Thurmon has provided thousands of presentations worldwide, helping employees embrace success and achievement in the face of their personal fears and inhibitions. As founder and current president of Motivation Works, Thurmon coaches major brands, educators and even world leaders in purposeful leadership.

Why Hire Simon T. Bailey for Your Event?
Business Speakers

Why Hire Simon T. Bailey for Your Event?

Booking a professional business speaker provides lasting benefits for your organization. Whether speaking virtually or in-person, a professional keynote speaker will motivate teams with powerful, proven messages of success. 

Simon T. Bailey, recognized as one of the most influential motivational coaches of our time, brings that rare ability to electrify any audience in any profession to every event. His entertaining delivery and warm style impart messages and takeaways that enhance business and lives. 

So what exactly makes Bailey a standout motivational speaker for your next event?

Bailey brings prestige to your event.

No matter how great the message, it won’t help if it doesn’t grab your audience’s attention—or if you don’t have an audience.

Bailey elevates the seriousness and importance of your event. Hiring him as your speaker tells those in your organization and beyond that you have something special planned. Widely-known for his televised Spark You talk show, Bailey has also authored seven influential books on business, personal brilliance and leadership. Online, his presence spans from the professional LinkedIn courses he developed to his viral Goalcast video with 90 million views.

Booking Bailey is like reaching for the top shelf wine at a dinner party: with him as your speaker, guests know this event is something special.

Bailey reaches audiences at a personal level.

Getting your audience’s attention is just the first step. The second is booking a professional speaker who delivers. 

The value of hiring a motivational speaker doesn’t rest in repeating a corporate line or providing the platitudes your associates want to hear. It lies in inspiring positive change. And for real, lasting change to take place, you need to reach your audience at a personal level. Bailey is an expert at understanding people at this depth. A professional success coach for much of his career, he provides widely popular online courses such as Shift Your Brilliance and How to Find a Sponsor while providing one-on-one coaching for leaders. Likewise, his latest book, Ignite the Power of Women in Your Life, speaks to his understanding of people, relationship-building and success.

Bailey brings that level of honesty and mastery of personal motivation to every keynote address.

You get an expert in business and sales.

Delivery is one thing. But you also need a keynote speaker who understands business, sales, branding and overall accomplishment because they have been through it. They started at the ground floor, they worked their way to the top, and they know every twist and turn on the road to lasting success.

That is, you need someone who knows what they are talking about.

Bailey could not afford college tuition, dropped out in his first year, divorced at age 25 and was soon thereafter diagnosed with cancer. And still, he built a successful career, one which includes 30 years of work in hospitality that led to his becoming sales director for the Disney Institute. He has worked with more than 2000 organizations in 50 countries and—if his level of education concerns you—has finished his degree and been awarded 3 honorary doctorates.

Bailey knows sales, branding and entrepreneurship intimately. More importantly, he knows what it takes to find your brilliance and elevate from surviving to succeeding.

Count on utmost professionalism every time.

“It was terrific to have Simon as the host and a keynote speaker at our virtual annual conference. His positivity, joy and sense of humor are contagious. He’s an energizing speaker with a natural curiosity and he set the perfect tone for our conference.”

Wylecia Wiggs Harris, PhD, CAE

Chief Executive Officer at American Health Information Management Association

Skill, relatability and experience matter. But professionalism matters, too, when booking your next speaker. You need someone who delivers dependably every time. Your reputation depends on delivering the best. So let’s get to the bona fides that ensure professionalism and are coveted by speakers worldwide.

Bailey has been honored as:

  • Top 12 Business Speakers by Washington Speaks Bureau
  • Top Inspiring Black Voice by Atlanta Daily World
  • Top Sales Kickoff Speaker by Big Speak Speakers Bureau
  • Top 20 Motivational Speakers by Direct Selling News in 2021

Bailey has also been inducted into the National Speakers Association’s CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, among other honors and awards. It seems there is no holding him back, and he can help your organization do the same.

How do I hire Bailey?

Whether you’re seeking your next keynote speaker for a virtual or in-person presentation, Success has connected the right business speakers with the right leaders since 1987. Just as importantly, we have built lasting, empowering relationships for more than 100 years.

When you book Bailey for your event, the simplest way is to connect with the Success Speakers Bureau. We’ll make bringing Bailey to your stage the easiest part of your next company event.

Business Speakers, Sales

10 Best Sales Speakers to Inspire Your Teams and Increase Revenue

Whether hiring a sales speaker for an in-person or virtual keynote address, you and your organization deserve the best. You want someone with entrepreneurial experience and proven business savvy. But you must also demand someone who captivates, motivates and entertains your sales and marketing teams. Plus, unforgettable takeaways are a must! With these requirements in mind, we present the Success Speakers Bureau’s top picks for the best sales speakers in 2022 and beyond.

Justin Owens

Business speaker, author and entrepreneur Justin Owens has generated more than $30 million in sales over the course of his career. As founder and CEO of New Age CEOS International Inc. and Run the Play Inc., he knows how to build multimillion-dollar organizations from the ground up. His motivational presentations inspire people to build meaningful relationships that help them create powerful teams and company brands. Considered a business visionary, his book Run The Play Playbook: Leadership 101 and keynote addresses provide powerful strategies to enhance relationships and increase sales.

Jeffrey Gitomer

Sales and customer loyalty expert Jeffrey Gitomer brings more than 40 years of successful experience to every podcast, online course and keynote address he delivers. Known as “The King of Sales,” he brings attention-grabbing insight and humor to every presentation. These skills have earned him the designation of Certified Speaking Professional and induction into the Speaker Hall of Fame. Gitomer has worked with major brands including Apple, USAA, Comcast and many others, garnering him a vast social media presence and more than 3 million podcast downloads.

Erin King

As an author, branding expert and business speaker, Erin King knows the value of personal persuasion in sales and entrepreneurship. She has assisted companies such as ABC, Disney, Merck, SUCCESS magazine and Forbes in building their strongest possible digital brands. Her best-selling book, Digital Persuasion: Sell Smarter in the Modern Marketplace, provides valuable insights and practical lessons in using digital platforms more persuasively and to their fullest benefit. As a speaker, King brings these same skills of persuasion to every sales and marketing address, motivating your sales staff with her enthusiasm, accessible lessons and sharp wit.

Chris Widener

Chris Widener is one of the world’s best-known business speakers and motivational coaches. After founding the publishing company American Community Business Network in the 1990s, he transformed it into Made for Success and began selling personal development programs to major retailers including Costco, Sam’s Club, Target and others. As a speaker, he brings these same sales insights to every presentation. His addresses provide the humor and wisdom you’d expect from one of the world’s most in-demand speakers.

Ricky Mendez

Can you create an amazing corporate culture while also increasing revenue? Business speaker and corporate culture expert Ricky Mendez knows you can! His easy to understand and simple to implement strategies have assisted corporations such as ARS, Costco and Home Depot. As a coach and motivational speaker, he teaches audiences how to build a dynamic and prosperous company culture, create strategies for action and develop effective sales skills through a system he calls “Mindset Fitness.”

Grant Cardone

Business expert and celebrity speaker Grant Cardone is one of the world’s top sales trainers. In fact, his sales education platforms have assisted more than 350,000 individuals and Forbes 100 clients. Popularly known as the creator of the 10X Rule, he teaches and inspires people to increase their income, business and life success tenfold. Cardone built a $5 billion portfolio of multifamily properties from scratch, becoming a top real estate mogul and earning him the No. 1 spot on Forbes Marketers to Watch list.

Terri Sjodin

Author of the New York Times best-seller Small Message, Big Impact, Terri Sjodin brings particular expertise when it comes to increasing sales. She founded Sjodin Communications with a vision of assisting others in the art and science of both public speaking and sales training. With more than 20 years of experience as a coach and speaker, she offers personal stories of lessons learned and valuable sales performance insights to every keynote presentation. She is a popular guest on television and radio shows including The Today Show, CNN and CNBC, making her one of the most recognized and desired sales speakers available.

Daymond John

Shark Tank celebrity business and sales speaker Daymond John knows every aspect of entrepreneurship. Having begun his career by setting up shop in his mother’s basement, he has gone on to build an empire that includes global lifestyle brand FUBU, the five best-selling books he has authored and, of course, fame as host of Shark Tank and founder of the marketing firm Shark Group. His more than 35 awards include Brand Week Marketer of the Year, Advertising Age Marketing 1000 Award for Outstanding Ad Campaign and Ernst & Young’s New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Simon T. Bailey

Ready to unlock your own potential and that of your associates and staff? Simon T. Bailey can help. His inspirational message begins with the belief that you are brilliant, and that you are designed to share that brilliance. It’s more than a slogan—Bailey himself has worked with more than 2000 companies across the world. His skills have even earned him a position as Sales Director with the highly-respected Disney Institute. As a speaker, author, television host and entrepreneur, Bailey delivers entertaining, practical lessons that begin with overcoming limiting mindsets to unlock your fullest potential.

Dr. Daren Martin

Sales and relationship-building have a lot to do with understanding thought processes and needs. Armed with a PhD in psychology, Culture Architect Daren Martin provides forward-thinking strategies that transform both teams and entire companies. Transformative companies such as Concentric, VeriSign, Office Dynamics and many others have trusted his consultation services. Martin also serves as CEO of Global Company Culture Association, a company he founded.

Why You Should Hire a Personal Branding Speaker for Your Next Company Event
Branding, Business Speakers

Why You Should Hire a Personal Branding Speaker for Your Next Company Event

Personal brands aren’t so different from corporate brands—both encompass all that people think of and feel when they hear your name. As with a company brand, you want people to think of positive aspects such as honesty, integrity, readiness and even comfort.

Personal branding speakers hired from a reputable agency may be available in-person or to speak virtually. Top speakers such as Erin King, Michelle Poler and Richard Janes bring both authority and excitement to any company event. They can also enhance your corporate image while augmenting any professional development programs you already have in place. Let’s consider some of the benefits of hiring a personal branding keynote speaker:

Your employees will better represent your corporate brand.

With the rise of social media, we’ve made aspects of our lives public in ways unknown to decades past. Even our personal social media accounts often list our places of employment or profession, and as such our personal image or brand affects that of our company. And with any post just a screenshot away from being made public, strict privacy settings provide no solution.

Unfortunately, when online, people can easily come across as complainers rather than problem solvers. Even when intended jokingly, stray posts and comments can build a brand of someone people would choose not to do business with. Personal branding speakers guide audiences to understand their brands more holistically, and to better present themselves for success. In doing so, audiences learn to better see themselves as others may see them both online and off. The end result is that in hiring a speaker, you assist your employees and coworkers in building a positive reputation to better represent themselves.

Personal branding techniques work in corporate branding, too.

Personal and corporate branding lack much distinction today. In fact, they are utterly intertwined in the digital era of hybrid work and social media. Our private and professional lives don’t flip on and off like a switch. As such, people learning to develop their personal image will find themselves applying those lessons in the workplace too.

As an example, sales representatives can apply the lessons learned in reputation building to their next sales call. And with tips to build a strong personal brand, their solid reputation may very well precede them. After all, few things are as persuasive as a great reputation for honesty, timeliness and problem-solving. From marketing to customer service, the best branding and motivational speakers help your staff to build their best corporate reputation.

Personal branding speakers help employees succeed in their careers.

The best branding speakers frequently built their careers as entrepreneurs, salespeople and entertainers. That is, they know what it’s like to have virtually no distinction between their company and personal brand. One builds upon the other toward greatness. As public figures, they provide powerful, memorable, often funny and always engaging lessons on developing your best brand. In fact, beyond having strong reputations, they actually know what it’s like to see their names trend online.

And wouldn’t you like to be trending in your profession?

Having a solid reputation at the office improves job satisfaction as well as overall happiness and performance. Often, individual employees may mean well, but they simply lack the tools to improve their reputations and standing in the workplace. Personal branding speakers provide the tools, tips and strategies to build success.

You can improve team and cross-team communications.

Personal brand development also assists in overall team cohesion and corporate culture. That is because much of personal branding boils down to how we communicate with others. We are not simply projecting an image. Rather, we interact with others either face-to-face or through email, through messaging systems such as Slack or project management systems like Asana. Workplace from Meta/Facebook, our videoconferencing account profiles and other professional platforms each present opportunities to develop our brand. But the main feature in that development is in how we communicate when using them.

Communication is a minefield. We know to listen, yet being too quiet can come across as disinterested or aloof. Neither of those attributes contribute to a positive personal brand. Personal branding speakers help your staff learn the skills needed to develop a positive brand not only in presentation, but in interaction. It’s no surprise that many personal branding speakers have solid, real-world experience in communication architecture and strategic development.

How do I find the best branding speaker for hire?

Understanding how to hire a speaker for your event requires that you define the needs of your event, the message and its audience. That’s always been the case, but logistics such as making connections, booking and even travel arrangements can be equally tricky. Thankfully, the best booking agencies for speaker talent make the process simple.

Backed by a reputation of personal development, leadership growth and connection building, Success offers customized booking services through the Success Speakers Bureau. Not only do we provide access to top keynote speaker talent, but we provide the logistical support for both on-premise and virtual addresses.

Find the best personal branding, celebrity, real estate, personal finance, or sports and adventure motivational speaker for your event. Browse our available speakers now!

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Celebrity Speaker?
Celebrity / Entertainers

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Celebrity Speaker?

Celebrity speakers include the most in-demand keynote speakers available for hire, motivational speakers known for marketing, investing, personal branding, real estate and so much more. We recognize them from their trending social media presence, best-selling books, guest appearances on popular networks, and even their podcasts and TEDx talks. Whether hiring for an in-person address or a virtual keynote speaker, celebrity speakers deliver the goods. So, how much does it cost to hire a celebrity speaker?

Celebrity speaker fees depend on a range of factors.

Celebrity speakers bring the star power and tested delivery style needed to make your event a success. That professionalism and name recognition may come at a higher price than other speakers. A relative newcomer not yet of celebrity status may price at only $1500 to $5000 for your event. To hire a trending celebrity speaker can mean a fee of $200 thousand or more. But a median fee range may be only $50-$60 thousand. Depending on the timing of your event, your needs, and their personal interests and goals, the fee for a celebrity speaker can vary widely.

Is a star speaker worth the price?

A celebrity speaker grabs attention at multiple levels and across industries. A top-tier star speaker can get the notice of:

  • Your employees
  • Local media
  • Bloggers
  • Investors
  • Local businesses and industry allies
  • Local or regional politicians

Ultimately, the choice of whether to book a celebrity speaker will depend on your budget and goals. But looking long term, it is wise to book someone who will make your event more memorable. Hiring a celebrity speaker will add social virality to your event that goes beyond immediate goals and even expectations.

Can I save money booking a celebrity speaker remotely?

Some of the top celebrity speakers are available for hire virtually. That is, they can speak for your event through remote, digital means. Hiring a speaker virtually has both benefits and drawbacks.

On the downside, you may feel some of the benefits mentioned above to a lesser degree. While we have become accustomed to remote meetings, in-person visits receive more attention—especially for celebrity or brand names.

On the plus side, a virtual address can save on the speaker fees. There are multiple things you can do with those savings. For instance, if there is a particular speaker you want who is out of your price range, you may find you can afford them virtually. Cost-reduction may be applied toward another speaker or toward events or services you otherwise would need to trim. And in some cases, depending on the size of your facility, many would have been watching the presentation from a screen—large or small—already anyway. Some may even be watching the event remotely! Just be sure to plan ahead with your team for logistics such as broadcast services across devices and live feedback such as Q&A sessions in real-time.

Book your next celebrity speaker.

Among the options you find, we suggest that you look at the Success Speakers Bureau before hiring your next celebrity speaker. From trending influencers such as Natasha Graziano and Mally Roncal to television stars like Daymond John and author Grant Cardone, the Success Speakers Bureau brings you some of the hottest celebrity speakers to make your corporate event stand out.

Just pick your perfect speaker, and we can handle the booking and logistics from there. It’s almost as simple as having a celebrity delivered to your door. Best of all, you’ll have the confidence of knowing that Success is backed by more than a century of legacy, networking and a reputation of forward-thinking business progress.

Get started browsing our speaker lineup today! And if you have questions, simply contact us!

Trending Celebrity Speakers to Hire for Your Event
Business Speakers, Celebrity / Entertainers

Trending Celebrity Speakers to Hire for Your Event

Hiring a top celebrity speaker means you get more than a great business leader—you get an entertainer. The best celebrity speakers offer wisdom and knowledge, but they also bring a sense of excitement that truly engages and inspires your audience. Let’s look at our picks for 10 of today’s hottest celebrity speakers available to hire for your corporate event.

Natasha Graziano

Mindset coach and motivational speaker Natasha Graziano has taken “trending” to a new level. Named the number one motivational speaker under 40 by Forbes Magazine, Graziano hosts the popular Law of Attraction podcast and has reached more than 15 million social media followers. Her brand promotion includes names such as NORD VPN, Betterhelp, Estée Lauder and others. As creator of the Meditational Behavioral Synchronicity method, Graziano is passionate about helping people change their lives through both science and ancient wisdom. Her speaking topics include achieving goals faster and accelerating your online authority, among others.

Jon Gordon

Author of 26 books including 12 best-sellers, celebrity speaker Jon Gordon has a passion for developing positive leaders, organizations and teams. In fact, he created The Jon Gordon Companies for that purpose. With his team, Gordon has helped Dell, Publix, The Los Angeles Dodgers, Northwestern Mutual and many other top brands and Fortune 500 companies to achieve their goals. Gordon frequently appears on media outlets including The Today Show, CNN, and CNBC to promote his vision of building leadership and developing stronger teams.

Daymond John

No stranger to celebrity, Shark Tank host Daymond John earned his business acumen through hard times, experience and ultimate success. From co-founding hip-hop apparel company FUBU to starting The Shark Group, a brand management and consulting firm, John’s approach to personal empowerment has made him a renowned celebrity business speaker worldwide. He has also authored five best-selling books including Rise and Grind and Powershift. Previously named No. 2 in LinkedIn’s Top 20 voices, John offers that same public recognition and trust with every keynote address. 

Grant Cardone

Few entrepreneurs have achieved the levels of success or name recognition as Grant Cardone. With seven privately-owned companies to his name with assets in the billions, Cardone is also recognized as one of the top crowdfunders in the world through his expertise in social media. His book The 10X Rule grew from a publication into a business and cultural call to scale your ambition, work and success by 10X. Available both in person and as a virtual motivational speaker, Cardone has inspired audiences in the hundreds of thousands around the world.

Mally Roncal

One of the best female speakers in the world, makeup artist and entrepreneur Mally Roncal provides celebrity, excitement and fun like no one else can. As founder and president of Mally Beauty, Roncal combined her passions for both personal beauty and care with a deep business sense. The result is a thriving business with celebrity clients including Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and Heidi Klum. A rescue advocate, author, dreamer, mother and wife, motivational speaker and preacher of positivity, Roncal brings an air of excitement and fun to each and every speaking engagement.

Ron White

Do you wish you could better remember names and faces? Would a more acute memory help you in meetings or to better manage your business affairs? Memory expert Ron White won the USA Memory Championship two years in a row. The feat required memorizing a deck of shuffled cards in under a minute and a half. Going far beyond some trick, White’s technique for a better memory has made him valuable as a one-on-one coach and celebrity keynote speaker. He shares both the tools and strategies needed for a more acute memory that assists leaders and team members in every area of business.

Waldo Waldman

Celebrity speaker Waldo Waldman is both the best-selling author of Never Fly Solo and an inductee in the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame. Waldman knows the grit, focus and teamwork it takes to succeed in any situation. He also brings experience as a decorated Air Force combat pilot, having flown 65 combat missions. His publications include work for SUCCESS Magazine, Harvard Business Review, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and others. As both an in-person and virtual keynote speaker, Waldman helps companies build productive work cultures through accountability, teamwork and trust.

John Salley

Wellness advocate and celebrity speaker John Salley entertains audiences and leads by example as he helps individuals reinvent themselves for success. A former NBA player for the Los Angeles Lakers, Salley continued to remain in the spotlight by transforming himself into an actor and talk show host. He advocates for healthier lifestyles, largely through corrections in diet. A vegan himself, Salley frequently speaks for VegFest and has partnered with the Vegan Vine label with Clos LaChance Winery.

Robert Herjavec

Celebrity and entrepreneur Robert Herjavec founded the technology company Herjavec Group in 2003 and hasn’t looked back since. Popularly known as executive producer for ABC’s Emmy-award-winning show Shark Tank, he is also the author of Will to Win, Home Based Business and Driven: How To Succeed In Business And In Life. As a speaker, Herjavec delivers keynotes custom-tailored to the objectives of each individual client. He has delivered his entertaining brand of celebrity addresses for the Manufacturer & Business Association, JD Power, Fast Technology and many others.


How to Make Money from Public Speaking
Business Speakers

How to Make Money from Public Speaking

Now is a great time to learn how to make money from public speaking. Speakers’ fees have increased with demand, and median income for public speakers stands at nearly double the national average. Expertise, a personal brand and strong speaking skills pay. So how do you get started in a public speaking career?

First, your big leap forward might require a step back. Even if your public speaking experience has won over audiences, turning it into a career requires sober reassessment. Here are some tips from the Success Speakers Bureau to help you get started making money as a public speaking professional:

Define yourself, your niche and your brand.

When seeking financial backing for a new product or service, the first questions investors often ask you include:

  • How is it useful?
  • What outcomes do buyers gain from your product?
  • How is it different from others like it on the market?

To make money as a public speaker, the questions are nearly the same. The difference is, the product is you.

To make money as a public speaker, think of yourself as a full package. You are the product, the brand, the packaging and even the company history. It’s not enough to have excelled in business or to be a guru in sales, communications or well-being. You need to develop your niche, too. What is your angle? How does your path to success differ from others? Did you face unusual obstacles along the way, and how did you overcome them? Relatable, funny and relevant anecdotes come in handy for any public speaker by helping to define and set you apart as unique and engaging.

Have the logistics ready to earn money as a public speaker.

As with any venture, starting out can take time. But when you finally gain traction, your vehicle may seem to leap miles ahead all at once. Be ready for it!

Don’t wait until your first event before building out your social media, website and other digital channels. Put everything out there that you can, and keep it aligned with your vision and brand. Not only will it help you develop your brand, but you’ll also learn what audiences respond to most. Starting out, you may consider taking time- and cost-saving shortcuts. Resist that temptation whenever possible. Presentation doesn’t just matter onstage, but on your website and social media, too. 

Additionally, be ready with a trusted agency to handle your booking and logistics. Handling these yourself takes time away from money-earning work.

Take every opportunity to hone your craft as a professional speaker.

The role of a paid, professional speaker in some ways resembles that of a comedian. You will write, edit and rehearse your material. You will spend time on the road, too. But most importantly, you will work out your presentations in front of live audiences. Even the most famous celebrity comedians play small clubs. It’s not because they need the money. They are honing their craft—getting it just right—before the next HBO or Netflix special.

Likewise, a novice professional speaker-for-hire needs to work out the kinks of their presentations. No opportunity is too small to better understand what audiences respond to and what falls flat. Appearances on podcasts and local radio or at graduations, club dinners and brunches each provide an opportunity to hone your craft. Even voice-overs for radio and animated digital ads help you develop your pacing, cadence and confidence as a professional speaker.

What can you earn as a paid public speaker?

Income for paid public speakers seems limitless. Top speakers can earn tens of thousands of dollars from a single booking. But that’s not where they started. Experience builds on itself, and you need to constantly aim higher and improve. Greater demand for your services equals not only more speaking opportunities, but higher rates, too. Growing your demand may include starting your own podcast, developing downloadable eBooks, blogging and accepting guest appearances that fit your niche. It may even mean writing your own book. Each of these can help build on demand and increase revenue.

A novice speaker may earn $1,500 to $5,000 per event while celebrity speakers can charge $25,000 to $100,000 per event. From there, earnings largely depend upon your time, drive and ambition. If you are truly passionate about starting a career as a public speaker, now is a great time to get started as demand strengthens across the industry.

Get started on your public speaking career.

As with any venture, a career as a public speaker requires keeping the consumer in mind. Yes, the booking process should be simple for you. But it also needs to be simple for those seeking to hire you. That’s where the Success Speakers Bureau makes starting your career as a speaker easy. We are more than a trusted resource for top business professionals—we are also a full-service bureau for event professionals with a vast relationship network. Our engagement process handles the booking logistics for you and for your clients. That way, you can focus on what you do best knowing that your clients receive equal care and ease of booking. Join in-demand speakers such as Anne Grady, Erin King, Jay Shetty and dozens more of our top corporate speakers.

See be a Success Speaker to get started on your next and best career!

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10 Best Financial Speakers for Hire
Business Speakers, Personal Finance

10 Best Financial Speakers for Hire

Hiring a professional financial guest speaker offers benefits you may not yet know. Yes, you encourage your financial team and top brass to consider new, better approaches to wealth management. But education in personal finance benefits not only your employees—it benefits your company.

Lack of money management skills among staff can lead to financial hardship. This financial stress results in job and wage dissatisfaction, distraction on the job and even substance abuse. Hiring a financial expert to speak at your next corporate event provides associates with the inspiration to take charge of their own lives, and educates them on the real-world tools required to do so. With that in mind, let’s look at 10 of the most influential financial keynote speakers now available for hire:

Sharon Lechter

Understanding your finances begins with financial literacy. No one delivers the goods quite like keynote speaker Sharon Lechter. This five-time New York Times best-selling author of Think and Grow Rich for Women and Three Feet from Gold has pulled audiences to their feet at more than 1000 keynote presentations. Most importantly, Lechter’s expertise in finance has made her world-recognized as a foremost financial speaker, having delivered addresses for companies such as IBM, American Express and The California Women’s Conference. If you seek to hire a woman speaker, or simply want one of the best financial literacy speakers available today, Lechter needs to be on your short-list.

Anthony O’Neal

Financial debt affects individuals and corporations alike. Finance speaker Anthony O’Neal knows that debt means more than interest payments. It impacts growth, risk management and the ability to successfully leverage your top assets. When not writing best-selling books such as Destroy Your Student Loan Debt and Teen Entrepreneur, O’Neal has helped millions overcome their debt with his podcast, The Table. His actionable message of living debt-free offers a complete shift in both your mental and spiritual mindset, and the results have made him one of the most popular speakers today.

Grant Cardone

Crowdfunding has evolved from a short-term debt management or startup solution to a means of massive long-term growth. World-renowned author of The 10X Rule, keynote speaker Grant Cardone has assisted millions to better leverage, manage and defeat debt. His crowdfunding solution, Cardone Capital, leverages crowdfunding options to help real estate investors and others live their best debt-free lives. Cardone has been featured in Forbes, Fox Business and MSNBC as a leading authority in portfolio development and value creation.

James Whittaker

The best financial planners minimize risk in cool markets and maximize profits during hot times. Slow and steady wins the race, but keeping your team enthusiastically on board can be difficult. Financial planner and tech guru James Whittaker knows firsthand how to navigate every inch of these confusing financial waters, bringing a 10-year career in financial planning to every keynote address. Also a best-selling author, entrepreneur and former Google engineering director behind Google Chrome and Google Maps, Whittaker has engaged audiences at companies including Success and Yahoo Business.

Tom Corley

Individuals and teams each develop habits, both good and bad. In turn, those habits contribute greatly to your health, happiness and financial success. Internationally-recognized speaker, author and CPA Tom Corley has devoted his career to the study of habits that contribute to—or detract from—accumulation of wealth. His books, including Rich Habits Poor Habits and Change Your Habits: Change Your Life, stem from five years of research on both the wealthy and the impoverished. As with his books, Corley’s keynote addresses change lives by helping people understand the common practices that drive financial success.

Leanne Jacobs

Holistic wealth creation coach and professional speaker Leanne Jacobs wants you to be both wealthier and happier. A devotee of both physical and spiritual fitness, she doesn’t believe that we need to sacrifice our health to obtain and manage wealth. Her book Beautiful Money: The 4-Week Total Wealth Makeover invites readers to achieve wealth by connecting their inner selves with clear, external actions and goals. A former executive working with L’Oreal, Nike, Johnson & Johnson and others, Jacobs’ presentations provide energy and clarity that captivates audiences and changes perspectives.

Steve Burns

One big piece of your finance management may include trading in stocks. Yet for many, navigating the regulations, taxes and understanding the best values may seem imposing to some. And an error can be costly. Stock trading expert Steve Burns makes the complexity of the stock market understandable for new investors. A trader since 1995, Burns founded New Trader U in 2011. Burns has also written numerous best-selling books with his wife Holly as co-author, including New Trader Rich Trader and The Ultimate Guide to Technical Analysis.

Suze Orman

A widely recognized celebrity speaker, author and former television host, Suze Orman provides expertise in finance including wealth growth and management. Among her many best-selling books, you will find useful financial advice from titles including The Road to Wealth and The Ultimate Retirement Guide. Orman also hosts the popular podcast Women & Money. As one of the top speakers in the world today, Orman provides leadership and knowledge in financial topics such as home ownership, student debt management, credit card debt and more.

Nicole Lapin

Guest speaker, podcaster and author Nicole Lapin advises on personal savings, wealth management and financial issues of particular interest to women. She is widely recognized as a former anchor for CNN, Bloomberg and CNBC. Her best-selling books Boss Bitch and Miss Independent: A Simple 12-Step Plan to Start Investing and Grow Your Own Wealth advise readers at a practical level on how to understand and make the best financial choices. At a broader level, she inspires readers and listeners alike to live their best lives with greater financial freedom

Peter Ricchiuti

Investment advisor, radio host and best-selling author Peter Ricchiuti has a powerful history in finance. He has worked with some of the best, including Kidder Peabody in Boston, and managed the state of Louisiana’s $3 billion investment portfolio. He has spoken worldwide with both honesty and humor, engaging audiences with laughter as they learn the financial habits that lead to success. His books, including Being Your Own Boss Is Terrific and Stocks Under Rocks: How to Uncover Overlooked, Profitable Market Opportunities, assist novices and advanced investors alike in better planning for a better, more prosperous future.

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