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Tasha Eurich Delivers Success Through Self-Awareness
Business Speakers, Keynote, Personal Development

Tasha Eurich Delivers Success Through Self-Awareness

Can enhanced self-awareness empower leaders, motivate teams and increase corporate productivity? Keynote speaker and executive coach Tasha Eurich, Ph.D., has proven that the answer is yes. Trained in organizational psychology, she’s a New York Times bestselling author whose methods have led to two acclaimed books and a wide range of media appearances.

Eurich arrives with a 20-year background of excellence.

With a doctorate in industrial-organizational psychology, Denver native Eurich brings a science-based approach to emotional intelligence and talent management.

In her groundbreaking research published by Harvard Business Review, Eurich sets herself apart as a self-improvement thought leader. “What Self-Awareness Really Is” distinguishes internal and external self-awareness and how to cultivate both. She further explores self-awareness myths and unlocks the secrets of effective leadership and how game-changers can be hindered by power, past experience and even introspection.

But don’t expect a lecture when you book Eurich for your event. This self-described “theater nerd” knows how to present, engage and entertain your audiences. You and your team will come away with the skills needed to improve personal and professional growth, put mindfulness to work and supercharge corporate innovation. In fact, Eurich has assisted thousands of top and emerging leaders throughout the world while influencing many more through popular media.

Media appearances bring self-awareness science to vast audiences.

Eurich appeals to vast and diverse audiences through guest appearances, feature writing and interviews. Her pragmatic approach to self-awareness has been featured by SUCCESS magazine, Fast Company, Well+Good and other top publications for innovators and executives.

She’s also made television and video appearances on Cheddar News, Business Insider and TEDx. Always ready for lively discussion, Eurich joins podcasts and radio with guest spots on NPR and the HBR IdeaCast, among others. Named a top “40 Under 40” by the Denver Business Journal, Eurich’s impact as a leader in emotional intelligence and organizational psychology is as boundless as her knowledge and energy. Yet, she still has more to offer in the realm of popular media.

Eurich’s first book, Bankable Leadership : Happy People, Bottom-Line Results, and the Power to Deliver Both, debuted in the top ten New York Times best-sellers list. In it, she lays out her research-based methods for driving workplace results while also building lasting relationships

In her follow-up, Insight, one of Business Insider’sbest business books of 2017,” Eurich dives deeper into the mechanisms of enhanced self-awareness. Here, Eurich’s background in psychology assists readers in developing their internal and external self-awareness while overcoming the common roadblocks to success.

What does Eurich deliver as an executive coach and keynote speaker?

Every company is different. That’s why Eurich provides customized speaking and coaching sessions to address your unique pain points and goals. You come away motivated and armed with the knowledge necessary to implement lasting gains for both you and your organization.

Executive coaching

Institutions ranging from the National Institute of Health to Google have relied on Eurich’s high-impact executive coaching sessions. Designed for senior-level executives and high-potential leaders, the customized programs target long-term behavioral change for current and emergent leaders. In the process, Eurich helps you to accelerate team collaboration, with the goal of higher stock prices and greater stakeholder engagement. In fact, her focus on measurable results led her to be named the “No. 1 Self-Awareness Coach in the world” by the Thinkers50/Marshall Goldsmith Coaching Awards in 2019.

Keynote addresses

Eurich’s public addresses dive into techniques to help audiences discover how to positively transform themselves and others, using a blend of scientific data, Eurich’s storytelling prowess and a set of actionable tools. Designed for sales professionals, customer experience teams and others in both public and private sectors, you will learn to crush sales quotas while enriching overall company culture. Companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Walmart and Gerdau have benefited from Eurich’s methods proven to harness greater self-awareness.

Eurich’s most popular keynote speaking topics are:

  • “The Power of Insight: How Self-Awareness Helps Us Succeed”
  • “Leading with Insight: How Self-Awareness Helps Teams Work and Win Together”
  • “Influence with Insight: How Self-Awareness Ignites Sales”

Whether you lead an emerging startup or a Fortune 100 corporation, Eurich delivers the measurable results you need. As an audience member of The Art of Leadership for Women said:

“In a room of thousands of powerful and busy women, Tasha held the audience captive for over an hour. Her content was fresh and her advice, pragmatic.”

Book Eurich for your conference, kickoff or other event.

The self-awareness required to build stronger sales teams and inspire innovation probably isn’t what you think it is. Myths, misunderstanding and roadblocks stand in the way of the most effective leadership development possible. But you can change that: Booking Eurich is surprisingly easy with the SUCCESS Speakers Bureau.

Simply drop us a line. Or explore other top leadership development coaches and keynote speakers. At SUCCESS, we’ll put our century of experience in relationship building to work for you to ensure you get the event you want at the booking fee you need.

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How to Become an Authentic Speaker in 7 Steps
Business Speakers, Keynote

How to Become an Authentic Speaker in 7 Steps

Guest and keynote speakers need to deliver addresses that are warm, engaging and authoritative. Authenticity makes all the difference between a forgettable speech and one that leaves a lasting impact. And as with any performer, you as the talent are inseparable from the message itself. After deciding that you have what it takes to be a professional speaker, learning how to come across as genuine is paramount. Here, we will explore seven steps required to become the authentic speaker your audience will never forget.

Begin with your authentic passions and lived experience.

Authenticity begins with focusing on topics you know. You need speaking topics where your lived experience has led to deep familiarity. Just as importantly, you need to be passionate about your subject. Audiences will pick up on any lack of enthusiasm. 

First, develop topics where your personal and professional life provide interesting insights, amusing anecdotes and transformational outcomes. But make sure to avoid embellishment of your knowledge and experience. In the digital age, your true history will be discovered. You can likely think of several examples of politicians being caught in misrepresentations. Plus, question-and-answer periods will certainly test your credibility.

Define how your speaking topics benefit your audience.

Yes, you are the person at the center stage. But ultimately, public addresses are not about you. The best public speakers have just as much passion for improving the lives of their audiences as they have for their speaking topics. The best motivational speakers truly want to empower people and transform lives.

To get started, define who your audience is and how your keynote address will benefit them. Know exactly the key elements you want your audience to remember. Likewise, provide clear calls to action so that people know how to get started. Without taking these steps, you can come across as inauthentic in your desire to advocate for change.

Don’t try to be someone else in your speaking address.

This is the most challenging step in some ways. Yes, it’s important to learn from the great public speakers such as Kindra Hall, Jay Shetty and Simon T. Bailey. You want to watch videos and learn from the top TED speakers of today. But learning from the best public speakers does not mean impersonating them.

In developing your stage presence, be sure to make it an extension of your personality, not an alter-ego. Be yourself as much as possible without putting on an act to establish your credibility and gain your audience’s trust.

Redirecting your nervousness.

There’s nothing wrong with being nervous—it’s a normal and common reaction to public speaking. With time, you will learn how to channel your inner confidence and let it shine through. 

So what do you do with all that anxiety and nervous energy? The answer is to redirect it. Psychology Today recommends a distracting exercise—singing the first song that comes to mind, and following that with “a song lyric that contains the last word sung from the previous song.” Keep going until you cheer up or start to feel ridiculous, then take stock of how you feel. 

Additionally, Inc. magazine compiled a list of three ways to “harness your nervous energy,” including meditating and labeling your emotions

Rehearse your speech delivery.

It may sound counterintuitive, but speaking with authenticity requires rehearsal. Lack of proper familiarity with the beats of your public address will only add to the unnatural pauses and “ums” that result from a lack of preparation. Even if you know your subject inside and out, unpreparedness can make you appear inauthentic.

To prepare, record your delivery both in rehearsal and at events. Test your speech with family, friends or associates. You may consider starting a YouTube channel or podcast. Local events, fraternal organizations, graduation ceremonies and churches each provide opportunities to hone your message. Then, you are better prepared for the next step for becoming an authentic speaker: focusing on your audience.

Focus on and engage your audience to build a personal connection.

Many public speakers quickly establish a personal connection with their audiences. That is why so many speakers begin with a joke or amusing personal anecdote. In doing so, they immediately move from action to interaction.

But that level of engagement should not end after the first few seconds or minutes. To maintain rapport and attention, speakers must continually reestablish and build upon the connection they created. Sprinkle your delivery with moments of levity even if your topic is serious or somber. Establish eye contact across various segments of your audience. Ask questions and invite feedback such as polling by applause. Remind your audience continually that you are listening to them as much as you want them to listen to you.

Mindfulness means a willingness to improvise.

Improvisation, in this case, does not mean going off on tangents. But it does mean being situationally aware and mindful of your audience and your surroundings. As an authentic speaker, you should have both the familiarity with your topic and rehearsal time that allows you to respond to situations as they occur.

Unforeseen questions, audience reactions, technical difficulties or a commotion such as crashing plates in an adjacent dining area should not throw you off. Rather, they provide an opportunity for you to let your charisma shine through. Don’t appear robotic by ignoring the situation or—worse—becoming flustered. Embrace the opportunity to share the moment with the audience with wit and grace.

Are you considering a career as a public speaker?

Are you an author, business leader, social media influencer or simply someone with a great and motivational story to tell? Public speaking allows you to inspire others both in-person and virtually while following your dreams. You can make great money, too!

Though top booking agencies such as the SUCCESS Speakers Bureau have stringent requirements for talent representation, there’s no harm in investigating. Often, those with the most to offer hold themselves back unnecessarily. Take a look at our Future Speakers page to see if becoming a SUCCESS speaker is right for you.

Motivational Speaker Nick Santonastasso Leads Teams to Dominate Their Goals
Business Speakers, Personal Development

Motivational Speaker Nick Santonastasso Leads Teams to Dominate Their Goals

Motivational speaker, author and social media influencer Nick Santonastasso has faced challenges few of us will ever know. Born with a rare genetic disorder, he developed a positive attitude and personal resilience to become a success and a leading motivational talent. Now, Santonastasso shares his message of mental toughness with major corporations and other institutions.

So who is Santonastasso? And how can this youthful professional speaker help supercharge leadership development and team-building at your next corporate event?

Santonastasso’s background inspires others with a message of resilience.

Santonastasso is one of only four living people born with Hanhart syndrome, leaving him with only one arm and no legs. Yet, not only did he persevere with a positive mindset, but he excelled. He learned that lasting success takes perseverance and a champion mindset. He even defied the odds and met the challenges of high school varsity wrestling, willing himself to stardom as a bodybuilder, fitness model, author and keynote speaker.

Today, his message of self-improvement, goal setting and diversity and inclusion has launched him to unexpected heights. He has transformed himself to become one of the most highly-sought keynote speakers in the world. Universities, professional sports teams and Fortune 500 companies laud his stage presence and inspiring stories that set a higher bar for self-improvement and personal grit. Even Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said of Santonastasso:

“Life deals us cards on a daily basis, but we always get to decide how we’re gonna play ’em. Keep crushing life my man and inspiring all those around you. And thank you for helping frame my perspective on life just a little bit more.”

His social media draws vast awareness with a purpose.

When you book Santonastasso, you get more than a motivational keynote address—you get a youthful celebrity who knows audiences of all ages. And as a digital native millennial speaker born at the cusp of Gen Z, he knows the power of harnessing social media for growth and influence.

Santonastasso has cultivated more than 600,000 followers on Instagram. He also maintains a strong presence on TikTok and YouTube. On each platform, he posts inspirational stories, photos and videos of his workouts and clips from his engaging speaking events. Using these platforms to their full advantage, he is a creative spark for persons with disabilities.

Santonastasso’s book creates victors from victims.

Santonastasso may be a social media star, but he’s no stranger to traditional authorship. His 2018 book, Victim to Victor: How to Overcome the Victim Mentality to Live the Life You Love, invites the reader to follow his life journey and lessons that lead to growth and happiness.

Part memoir, part self-help guide, Victim to Victor shares his painful experiences of being bullied in his youth. He describes the feelings of victimhood, anxiety, depression and how he overcame them. While his life is inspirational in itself, Santonastasso also offers clear, practical help for every reader. He provides exercises and lessons in goal-setting and ways to defeat self-limiting thoughts.

Santonastasso’s honest and authentic message has gained the praise of its readers, earning him a 4.7-star rating at

His keynote addresses motivate others to dominate their goals.

You want motivated, resilient corporate teams who meet their goals. But what’s even better? Teams who will dominate their goals and lead your company to total victory. And Santonastasso can help get you there. His powerful speaking topic, “Victim to Victor: Annihilate Excuses to Effortlessly Dominate Your Goals,” delivers exactly the captivating punch you need.

His well-honed keynote addresses provide the practical strategies and step-by-step tools necessary to transform your audience and lead them to victory. Your teams come away understanding the top self-motivational tools necessary to become stronger, more resilient leaders, both at work and in their personal lives.

That is why Santonastasso has been trusted by eXp Realty at EXPCON, Keller Williams, GoBundance and many other major institutions including universities and professional sports teams. In each case, he delivers exactly the keynote address needed for success.

As author, motivational speaker, blogger and entrepreneur Rachel Hollis says:

“It’s impossible to hear Nick Santonastasso speak and not be inspired by the determination and excellence he approaches life with.”

Book Santonastasso today!

Booking Santonastasso is now easier than ever with the SUCCESS Speakers Bureau. Simply visit his page to learn more about him. Along with a biography and video reel, you’ll find a simple form to check his speaking availability.

Or learn more about us, and explore our other top speaking talents. With every motivational keynote speaker or executive coach we offer, we also handle all speaker negotiations and booking logistics to help ensure your best, most memorable event.

Speaker Spotlight: James Whittaker Shares the Secrets to Success
Business Speakers, Motivational

Speaker Spotlight: James Whittaker Shares the Secrets to Success

Motivational keynote speaker James Whittaker wants you to succeed. He knows the secrets of success through gaining influence and winning at every pursuit. And he has dedicated himself to sharing the secret sauce to help your business thrive to its fullest potential.

Born in Australia and based in Los Angeles, this bestselling author and keynote speaker has a gift for helping others achieve success. He helps audiences gain clarity and resilience in the face of financial challenges and both business and personal setbacks. 

To achieve that level of acclaim, Whittaker developed a deep understanding of the tools and methods used to help the world’s leading entrepreneurs build lasting relationships, develop goal-setting skills and grow their companies. As a gifted speaker, he knows how to articulate these messages in a way that motivates audiences across the entire spectrum of commercial fields.

Whittaker’s background makes him a top business speaker across industries.

When people think of James Whittaker, they think of financial success. He built a 10-year career as a financial planner, and his journey did not end there. With an unceasing entrepreneurial drive, he gained a wealth of knowledge in industries including film, publishing and marketing.

Whittaker further explored the secrets of success by interviewing hundreds of entrepreneurs. From top business moguls and television personalities to thought leaders and athletes, he unlocked the mindsets and behaviors that led these individuals to success. He learned the formula for optimal motivation as well as goal-setting strategies, growing a circle of influence and the value of anticipating challenges through planning. Collectively, this knowledge developed into his Win the Day® strategy for success.

Whittaker supercharges your event as a financial icon.

As a bestselling author and popular podcaster, Whittaker brings excitement to your event. In fact, he is a well-known speaker in the realms of motivation, business relationships and financial well-being. Booking James Whittaker creates buzz and improves attendance as a widely-recognized business planner and entrepreneurial success story.

He is a co-author of Andrew Carnegie’s Mental Dynamite: How to Unlock the Awesome Power of You released in 2020 in conjunction with the Napoleon Hill Foundation. Mental Dynamite features the often unlikely and always inspiring success stories behind some of the world’s leading entrepreneurs and thought-leaders. Whittaker also wrote the bestselling Think and Grow Rich The Legacy. This masterpiece of motivation and personal finance also offers a rare introduction by Bob Proctor, who was named one of the “Top 10 Motivational Speakers of All Time” by SUCCESS magazine.

Whittaker also hosts the immensely popular Win The Day® podcast, further exploring the stories and secrets of success behind some of today’s most interesting leaders. He’s appeared on television shows such as The Today Show, as well as in top publications including SUCCESS magazine, Entrepreneur, The Sydney Morning Herald and others.

Whittaker provides impactful keynote addresses.

Even the most knowledgeable people can give a lifeless keynote address. To motivate audiences and transform minds, you need someone gifted at capturing and holding their attention. You also need topics that matter at a personal level across diverse populations.

James Whittaker delivers. His confident delivery style engages audiences with passion and humor, interweaving inspiring stories with lasting takeaways.The result? His crafted style captivates audiences and leaves them with a sense of purpose and a desire to take action.

While Whittaker has a list of speaking topics, they remain versatile across industries and audiences. He will even tailor his message for your specific needs. His current speaking topics are:

  • “Win the Day™️: How the World’s Most Successful People Win the Day Every Day … and How You Can Too”
  • “Win the Influence: How to Create, Manage, and Leverage High-Level Relationships”
  • “Win the Business: How to 10x Your Influence, Income, and Impact”

Now you can book James Whittaker with confidence.

With so much riding on your live or virtual event, you need a talent agency you can trust. SUCCESS provides a 125-year history in building connections among entrepreneurs, thought-leaders and top motivational talent. By booking James Whittaker with the SUCCESS Speakers Bureau, you can be confident in working with a legacy brand. You also receive logistical support and professional guidance.

Still not sure who is the best keynote speaker or professional coach for you? No problem! Explore our wide range of top speaking talent including motivational, business, finance, women’s leadership and professional development, or simply contact the SUCCESS Speakers Bureau with your needs. Our experts will work with you to find exactly the right speaker at a price to best fit your goals and your budget.

Jess Ponce III Knows How to Amplify Your Brand
Business Speakers, Celebrity / Entertainers, Corporate Culture

Jess Ponce III Knows How to Amplify Your Brand

When you think of brands that have transformed our culture, names like Warner Bros., Disney or Lucasfilm come to mind. And they each have someone in common: Jess Ponce III.

Ponce has worked with numerous celebrities, Fortune 500 company executives and other professionals. In each case, he trains individuals and companies to build better teams internally while increasing external reach, value and recognition. He’s even assisted TEDx speakers in strengthening their own communication skills while working with more than 1,500 television hosts, spokespeople, authors and experts. You might say Ponce is the influencer of influencers. The benefit of his work lies in teaching others how to break through in a noisy world.

An entrepreneur, author and keynote speaker, Ponce knows communications, personal branding and how to build, manage and amplify your brand and message in ways no one else can.

Ponce mentors influencers through coaching, training and workshops.

Ponce knows the talent business from end to end. He’s as knowledgeable and experienced in coaching as he is with guiding creative talent. Ad executives and public relations teams each benefit from his keynote speeches, personalized talent training and workshops.

You and your teams will learn to:

  • Own your role as a brand spokesperson
  • Equip your talent with the tools they need to stand out
  • Build the most memorable strategic branding initiatives
  • Pitch creative concepts and close deals

Self-promotion and corporate brand strategies matter to your future. But “fake it until you make it” usually comes across as inauthentic. With his A Factor® methodology, Ponce guides you and your team to be at your genuine best for greater recognition by teaching you his A Factor® formula: “Define your Audience, Create an Agenda, Call for Action, Maintain Authenticity.” 

Ponce knows the business of amplifying your brand.

Ponce doesn’t just tell you how to build your brand and increase visibility. He’s done it himself. As an entrepreneur, Ponce co-founded and owns Media 2X3, a U.S.-based creative agency. With Media 2X3, Ponce and his team “strengthen individual brands through negotiating sponsorships, producing media opportunities, and booking speaking engagements,” according to his website. Whether online, on-air or onstage, Media 2X3 trains talent in navigating the difficult terrain all media personalities face.

Ponce also co-develops training programs for The Awesome Group, a personal and professional development firm based in Taiwan. Similarly, Ponce customizes programs for TWP Hong Kong, a “provider of high-impact experiential learning and consulting services to businesses and government agencies worldwide,” according to his website. He also puts his vast experience to work producing programming for top networks including ABC, Fox, E! Entertainment and many others.

Check out Ponce’s books to get started.

If you consider booking Ponce as your next keynote speaker or media coach, consider familiarizing yourself and your team with some of his outstanding work. Ponce provides many of his lessons in personal brand development in his book, Everyday Celebrity: A Personal Branding Guide from a Hollywood Media Coach. Thoroughly enjoyable and informative, Ponce guides the reader through best methods in creating opportunities, growing a professional network and becoming profitable. For a look at developing your skills as a public speaker, see A.W.E.S.O.M.E.: 7 Keys to Unlock the Speaker Within, co-authored with Emily Liu.

You need a keynote speaker with impact.

With such a winning background in personal branding and coaching trending celebrity speakers and influencers, it’s no surprise that Ponce has become a top speaker himself. He delivers keynote addresses and breakout programs both in-person and virtually. In each case, he provides custom solutions to amplify your brand online, in person, on camera and even in corporate presentations and meetings. Speaking topics include:

  • “The A Factor: The Art of Authentic Self-Promotion”
  • “Everyday Celebrity: Personal Branding Secrets from a Hollywood Media Coach”
  • “A.W.E.S.O.M.E.: Unlock Your Speaking Potential Within”

Ponce delivers his keynote addresses with all the skill you’d expect from a strategist who influences the influencers. Dynamic and engaging, he captivates audiences and always leaves them empowered with better tools for communications, networking and brand amplification.

We make booking Jess Ponce III easy!

The SUCCESS Speakers Bureau makes booking Ponce easier than ever.

Simply visit the Jess Ponce III page and drop us a note to check availability. You’ll find his bio information there too, including a video reel to learn more.

Or explore our dozens of other top keynote, motivational, celebrity and business speakers. In each case, we’ll put our 125 years of trust and experience behind the SUCCESS name to work for you to make booking easy and fun!

Ricky Mendez Implements Prosperous Mindset Strategies
Business Speakers, Personal Development

Ricky Mendez Implements Prosperous Mindset Strategies

Keynote speaker and mindset fitness coach Ricky Mendez doesn’t see himself as an inspirational speaker. Though highly motivational for you and your team, he instead describes himself as an implementational speaker. He helps you establish a systematic process for building prosperous mindsets throughout your corporate teams. These healthy mindsets foster positive habits that lead to sustained, positive growth. Major corporations and thought-leaders agree: Top brands such as Home Depot, Costco and American Residential have partnered with Mendez to implement his strategies for lasting success.

Why should you consider booking Mendez as a keynote speaker for your next conference or major institutional event? And how does he help you move from modest sales growth to the top of your industry? There are many reasons. They begin with gratitude, listening and the willingness to embrace never-ending improvement and daily learning.

The Mendez approach to positive mindsets

Mendez’s approach to building prosperous mindsets began with his own experience in sales. With humility and gratitude, he knows the value of his mentors in guiding his success. They taught him lessons in discipline, leadership and willingness to make the most positive impact possible. With a commitment to lifelong learning, he asked his mentors questions, further learning the benefits of daily self-improvement, listening to others and sharing. While these lessons helped him in sales, he found that they applied to any profession and in all aspects of life.

Today, Mendez acts as a mentor himself. As a speaker, consultant and coach, he guides clients and audiences on how to defeat their fears. He guides them out of self-inhibiting habits such as procrastination and replaces them with proactive behaviors required for success. Rather than advocating for dependence of willpower alone, Mendez prioritizes building the overall mental fitness of his clients. 

Mendez aims to “shift paradigms and change the way people think,” a practice that includes setting clear goals and building an overall enthusiasm for life. The ability to embrace change with unlimited excitement becomes infectious. It improves both personal and professional relationships. It engenders success, but more than that, it creates happiness. “When we condition the mind with prosperity habits we shift paradigms and facilitate a change in behavior,” Mendez believes, “the body will follow.”  Just as a negative mindset can lead to poor habits, a positive one helps build positive habits.

But remember, Mendez is, above all else, an implementational speaker. He comes to his presentations and coaching sessions with clear, instructive strategies and processes. His goal is to help you build your own happiness in all aspects of life. And he delivers results.

The benefits of working with Mendez

Bottom lines and lasting outcomes drive the Mendez approach to building prosperous mindsets. He asks questions such as “Does your sales team completely exhaust every sales opportunity?” and “What is the price you pay when you fail to take action?” Yes, Mendez has big ideas. Just as importantly, he guides you through the systematic procedures required to implement change. Clients and audiences alike improve their performance in real, measurable ways.

Mendez has collaborated with billionaire entrepreneurs and thought leaders such as John Assaraf and Tom and Lisa Bilyeu. He achieves his outcomes by first focusing on the best practices required to create the most productive, profitable and happiest person. Through this process, he comes straight at tangible issues of procrastination and negative mindsets that lead to mediocre sales and self-defeating thoughts. The results? A happier and healthier workforce, enhanced corporate culture and wellness, increased sales and greater profits.

Corporate consulting, speaking and coaching

Mendez provides keynote addresses and coaching services that are relatable, actionable and energizing. He enhances the professional lives of his clients, and—just as importantly—their personal lives and well-being.

His keynote topics are:

  • “A Winner’s Mindset and Prosperity Planning”
  • “Be the Best Version of You—Feel the Vitality”
  • “The Art of Earning the Sale: Explode Your Revenues”

Some recent clients of Mendez’s include EXIT Realty, lululemon, Keller Williams Realty and Compass Real Estate. The result of Mendez’s motivation to inspire a dynamic work culture? Personnel who are ready to charge forward. Overall, he delivers better sales strategies and empowers staff to accomplish more than they previously knew they could. 

Booking Mendez

Join Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs and game-changing thought-leaders who have shifted their thought paradigms by booking Mendez. It’s now simpler than ever to improve your teams, work culture, profits, sustainability and even your own personal and professional growth.

Check booking availability for Mendez to get started. Once you have determined that his services are right for you, you can let the SUCCESS Speakers Bureau handle the rest. We’ve got you covered from start to finish, including fee negotiation and booking logistics to help ensure that your event is a success!

What Preparations Are Needed Before and After Booking a Speaker?
Business Speakers, Keynote

What Preparations Are Needed Before and After Booking a Speaker?

Booking the right guest or keynote speaker for your event requires careful preparation. As an executive event planner, you should know the actions to take both before and after your talent booking is finalized. Missing even a single component of speaker preparation can cause confusion, cost money and lead to less-than-desirable outcomes. With this guide, you’ll have a head start to ensure a flawless event for maximum impact. 

How do I prepare before booking a speaker?

1. Define your audience and desired outcomes.

First, consider your target audience. What topics and style will best engage them? What do you want them to learn? What actions do you want your employees or other guests to take afterward? What are the desired, long-term benefits?

These are high-view questions that require that you step back from the logistics of planning and consider long-term outcomes. If you are booking a keynote speaker, consider someone who can engage everyone from financial and sales teams to web and marketing personnel. But if you are hiring a guest speaker for select company segments, look for engaging subject matter experts who speak the language at an operational level.

2. Determine your speaker budget.

Know your budget limits. Items such as venues, materials and catering each raise the overall price tag. The cost of hiring a professional speaker is no exception, so you need to remain adaptive and willing to juggle priorities.

Top speakers may run anywhere between $5,000 to $35,000 according to Foundr, but the results can transform entire corporate cultures for the better. Knowing your budget will help you narrow down your options and focus on speakers who fit within your financial constraints. In some cases, booking a virtual speaker may reduce costs. On the other hand, a celebrity speaker will generally come at a higher price. Remain flexible in this early stage. For instance, maybe the celebrity speaker you want has a cost-effective option for virtual or pre-recorded delivery of the keynote address.

3. Online research can deliver your best (and unexpected) public speaker.

Once you have a clear understanding of your event goals, target audience and budget, you can start researching potential speakers. Look for speakers who have expertise in your event’s topic, as well as those who have a reputation for engaging and inspiring audiences like yours.

Even if you have a speaker in mind, perform due diligence by researching potential alternatives. Visit their websites. Know their areas of expertise and look at past clients and reviews. Watch their TEDx addresses or speaking reels. As objectively as possible, consider who best suits your budget, desired outcomes and event theme. Then, narrow down your top choices to just a few potential professional speakers.

4. Check speaker availability and negotiate terms.

Checking the availability of a professional speaker may seem simple at first. After all, they are either available for your event or they are not. But then you go to make the call or send the email, and it gets complicated. That’s because you’re not simply hiring them, but trying to entice them, too. You want them to know you are easy to work with and that your event fits and can even enhance their reputations. It’s easy to take a misstep, and negotiating terms gets even more complicated.

This is where working with a trusted and reputable booking agency such as the SUCCESS Speakers Bureau makes event planning so much easier and stress-free. Such talent agencies will know the speaker’s interests, motivations and, of course, availability. On top of that, they will negotiate the booking terms to your advantage.

What should I do after booking my event speaker?

Once you’ve booked your speaker, the hard work is done. You can enjoy a deep breath. You might even consider a three-day weekend or a spa day to celebrate!

But you’re a perfectionist, too. You want your event to go exactly right, and there are still post-booking details to consider. Here is a quick list of preparations to make after booking your guest speaker.

1. Confirm logistics through your booking agency.

Details matter. Confirm date, time, location and accommodation requirements. Ensure that there are no errors. A simple typo may lead to your speaker showing up at the wrong date or time, missing a flight or having the wrong reservation. It’s not necessarily an error on your part, of course. Hotels, travel companies, car rental agencies—they all can and do make mistakes, so double-check and confirm at every step.

2. Share event details with materials you develop.

If you planned wisely, you likely booked your speaker at least three months in advance, and in some cases, up to a year. Things change in that time. Provide your speaker or booking agent with an updated overview of the event, including the agenda, the audience profile and your overall goals and objectives. Be clear about the speaker’s role and expectations for their presentation, including any specific topics or themes they should cover.

3. Coordinate technical requirements.

Whether booking a speaker for an in-person presentation or a virtual keynote address, technology is involved. We’ve all planned or attended enough events to know that technical problems often throw off the pacing and impact of even the most professional conferences. Confirm all technical and related necessities of your speaker including audio-visual equipment, microphones, Wi-Fi, accessibility considerations and the like. Your IT department will help greatly.

Follow up with your speakers post-event.

Lastly, don’t neglect the post-event opportunity to follow up with your speaker or speakers. Express gratitude. After all, these are passionate, committed people. Showing appreciation is not only the right thing to do, but it will help ensure your event was an overall positive experience for everyone. Professional speakers are a tight-knit community. Proper respect will help ensure they put out a good word for you and your company.

And while expressing gratitude, consider a few brief follow-up questions as you would with any client. Find out what they enjoyed most about the experience, and how you can improve the experience for your next speaker. This will help you ensure that you didn’t miss anything, and that your events will continually improve.

Questions? Contact us at the SUCCESS Speakers Bureau. While you’re there, be sure to explore our extensive lineup of top speaker talent. 

What Is a Health and Lifestyle Speaker and Why Should I Hire One?
Business Speakers, Health & Wellness

What Is a Health and Lifestyle Speaker and Why Should I Hire One?

Has your staff faced issues of low morale, reduced productivity or even a rise in workplace disputes? These incidents have a way of spreading unnoticed. Many companies turn to health and lifestyle speakers for assistance as part of an overall corporate wellness program. These keynote speakers, guest speakers and executive coaches provide guidance to revitalize your teams and breathe new life throughout your company.

But how does hiring a health and lifestyle speaker create long-term benefits? To answer that question, it helps to understand what such a wellness professional actually is.

What is a health and lifestyle speaker?

The best health and lifestyle speakers blend two major areas of expertise. First, they have proven experience in areas such as health, fitness, nutrition, personal development and related fields. Second, as seasoned speakers, they know how to convey their knowledge to corporate teams in a way that is engaging and transformative.

This blend of expertise is rare, creating high demand for the best health and lifestyle speakers. Proven in their ability to educate audiences, they deliver their speeches at conferences, seminars and workshops either in person or through virtual addresses. In each case, they help others develop positive mindsets. They enhance your work culture through improved wellness, helping you skyrocket your productivity.

What are the benefits of hiring a health and lifestyle speaker?

You trust your directors and managers to hire only the best and most motivated.

But the world is dynamic. Life happens, both for your team and in your corporate directives. Some employees may develop closed mindsets due to lack of confidence or fear of change. A few may even lose control of their health and personal lives. These circumstances lead to burnout, absenteeism and reduced productivity that affect the entire organization.

Health and lifestyle speakers address these issues by providing the tools necessary to build positive habits and growth mindsets throughout your organization. They provide motivational talks, yes. But for long-term gain, they also educate your teams with practical means to manage stress, set meaningful goals, live mindfully, improve their health and to grow both personally and professionally.

The results include reduced absenteeism and conflict while fostering better overall health and well-being. And these benefits alone make these speakers invaluable. Yet, beyond that, they also improve overall productivity and creativity. They enhance team cohesion and happiness, creating a stronger, healthier and more dynamic work culture.

What kinds of personal development speakers are there, and who should I hire?

Health and lifestyle speakers each have their own specialized areas. While individual speaker specialties overlap, choosing the right keynote speaker to meet your objectives is important. We’ve provided categories for niche areas of personal development speakers and links to a few leaders you may want to investigate further.

Healthy living and nutrition

Exercise, proper nutrition, stress management and an improved mindset go hand-in-hand for overall better well-being. Experts in these areas deliver the inspiration and guidance needed for your associates to gain confidence, increase productivity and develop better leadership skills.

Consider booking these top healthy living and nutrition speakers:

Mo Brossette
With over two decades of experience in health and nutrition, Brossette specializes in human behavior, movement and the mindset required to overcome fear. As a corporate speaker, he uses proven methods to help individuals overcome self-limiting beliefs.

Anne Grady
Recognized as a top resilience expert, Grady’s knowledge of neuroscience helps teams build strength and overcome adversity. An author and keynote speaker, Grady brings an engaging personal story plus plenty of wit and humor to her presentations.

Shawn Stevenson
Creator and host of top health podcast The Model Health Show, health and fitness expert and author Stevenson has helped people to change their story and begin to live healthier.

Focus and productivity

Focus and productivity speakers approach health and lifestyle from a different angle. They also help improve mindset and lifestyle, but with emphasis on time management, goal-setting and professional development.

Consider booking these top focus and productivity speakers:

Cy Wakeman

Bestselling author and global thought leader Wakeman helps companies “restore sanity” by “ditching the drama.” She has assisted major corporations such as Google, Facebook and NASA build better work cultures and increase focus and productivity.

Allison Graham

Health, wellness and personal development speaker Graham engages audiences with lively, dynamic keynote addresses. Her science-based methods help her audiences better manage stress, gain resilience and focus on what matters most.

Dan Thurmon

Speaker Hall of Fame inductee Thurmon brings expertise in business, health and workplace performance. With topics such as “Perform-Ability” and “Leading Others Through Change,” he helps companies and their teams evolve and succeed during dynamic and often unpredictable circumstances.


While businesses thrive from the creativity of their employees, many team members become inhibited by self-doubt or past critiques. Creativity speakers help rejuvenate your teams’ innovative spirits while enhancing their mental health and wellness.

Consider booking these top creativity speakers:

Naveen Jain

Serial entrepreneur and author Jain knows that creativity and technology drive innovative solutions. His speaking topics include “The Most Dangerous Person in Any Industry: How being a non-expert is actually an advantage” and “Mindset of Abundance: Instead of focusing on conservation, focus on creation.”

Michael Gelb

Author and keynote speaker Gelb is an authority on “the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development,” according to his website. Companies seek his talents to improve workplace culture and nurture innovative leaders. His speaking topics dive deep into the topics of innovation, creativity and team-building.

Dewitt Jones

Jones perfectly blends topics of creativity and mindset. A renowned photographer for National Geographic for 20 years and a TEDx speaker, he inspires audiences to find joy, grow creatively and “Celebrate what’s right with the world.”

Find the best health and lifestyle speaker for your event.

The speakers mentioned above get you started, but the list is by no means exhaustive. The SUCCESS Speakers Bureau provides a long list of expert speakers and coaches in the realms of health, nutrition, mindset, well-being and lifestyle.

Explore our growing roster of professional speakers by topic. We provide biographical information, speaking topics and even video to help you choose exactly the right speaker. Checking talent availability is as simple as dropping us a note through the speaker page. Or contact us with your event needs. We’ll help you get started and even handle all the booking logistics from start to finish!

What Is a Keynote Speaker and How Do I Find the Best One?
Business Speakers, Keynote

What Is a Keynote Speaker and How Do I Find the Best One?

You want your event to be a lasting success, and part of making your webinar or conference truly memorable means finding the best keynote speaker you can. A lot rides on your decision, and success begins with understanding what a keynote speaker really is. In some cases, a guest speaker, emcee or panel moderator may be more appropriate. Understanding the different kinds of speakers and what they do helps you better plan your event while avoiding confusion and saving time and money. 

What is a keynote speaker?

In some ways, a keynote speaker plays the most important role in your event. Their address sets the tone and introduces the theme of your conference, seminar, webinar or symposium. In fact, the term “keynote” itself derives from music, referring to the key in which singers or other musicians will perform their musical number.

Similarly, a keynote speaker introduces the style, theme and major points that your event will address. As such, this speaker typically provides the first major speech following only their own introduction. In some cases, they may also provide the closing address as a summary of the proceedings.

Most importantly, keynote speakers are your main attraction. They provide exciting, motivational speeches that connect all areas of your event in a meaningful way. Professional keynote speakers bring name recognition and even celebrity status, raising interest and awareness for your event. By booking a top keynote speaker, you signal to prospective attendees that you are serious and that your event carries weight.

How does a keynote speaker differ from a guest speaker?

Guest speakers typically speak on a specific topic later in your event. That is, they provide an opinion or guidance for your guests but in narrower subject areas. Keynote speakers, on the other hand, may be specialists in a certain area, but they provide a broader, motivational overview. Many are top thought leaders and widely recognized achievers. As professionals, they bring an ability to tie all of the other speakers’ subtopics together thematically.

As an example, a guest speaker may discuss the latest trends in email marketing or how to build an effective personal brand. A keynote speaker, on the other hand, would offer a motivational speech covering transformative digital marketing trends overall.

How do I choose the best keynote speaker for my event?

Knowing how to choose the best keynote speaker helps you ensure the most successful event possible. Consider these three steps every event planner should take.

1. Consider the big-picture outcomes you want your event to achieve.

Planning an event can be stressful. It includes knowing all the details and logistics from catering to welcoming guests. But for the moment, step back from all that. Get in a workout, meditate or whatever it takes to clear your mind of daily stress. Then, look at your event from a mile-high vantage point. Consider the overall objective you wish to achieve and why. You may even consider using top goal-setting strategies and worksheets.

Once you’ve taken that time, consider what you need most from your keynote speaker—maybe it’s someone with the ability to inspire, empower and motivate every department and every attendee. The best speaker will leave your guests transformed and ready to engage with everything you have planned.


  • Who will inspire your guests not only tomorrow but for years to come?
  • Who can tie your event together in a way that every attendee regardless of department will understand?
  • And who has the engaging, dynamic presence to transform the leaders of tomorrow?

2. Spend some time looking at what top keynote speakers deliver.

Once you have a clear idea of theme and outcomes for your event, it’s time to begin investigating specific speakers. As you search, keep in mind the terms describing what you want from your keynote speaker. For instance, you may use “sales,” “motivational,” “personal finance,” “millennial” and “corporate culture” among other similar search terms and queries. And don’t be afraid to combine these words as many speakers fall under several categories.

Once a few prospects interest you, dig a bit deeper. Visit some top speaker websites. You’ll find speaker biographies and get a sense of their general message and tone as well as speaking topics. Most professional speakers have videos, including TED Talks, on their pages, or you can search for them on YouTube. Note their past clients and customer testimonials. One great place to start is the speakers page on the SUCCESS Speakers Bureau website. There you’ll find all of that information with easily searchable speaking topics.

3. Work only with a reputable booking agency.

With so much effort put into your event, you don’t want to leave booking to amateurs. Booking a keynote speaker through a reputable booking agency ensures that you have access to the most experienced and reliable professional speakers. These talent agencies can also guide you through the selection process, recommending speakers you may not have considered but who may be a perfect fit.

Reputable agencies can save you time and money, too. They will work with you to understand keynote speaker booking rates and negotiate the best price for your preferred keynote speaker. They even handle the booking logistics for you, freeing your time while also ensuring top professionalism and experience in the process.

Consider booking your speaker with the SUCCESS Speakers Bureau.

When it comes to reputation, the SUCCESS brand is unmatched with more than a century of history and experience. From founder Orison Swett Marden to author and publisher Napoleon Hill, SUCCESS continues its mission of connecting visionary professionals and empowering audiences.

The SUCCESS Speakers Bureau further expands this mission by providing top keynote speakers, guest speakers and motivational coaches for major corporate and institutional events. Explore our top motivational and business talent, including speakers such as Erin King, Anthony O’Neal, Anne Grady and dozens more.

Still not quite sure who you’re looking for? No problem. That’s where the vast experience of SUCCESS helps most. Along with handling negotiations and booking logistics, we can assist you in finding exactly the right keynote speaker for your event or cause. Simply contact the SUCCESS Speakers Bureau with your needs, and we’ll put our wealth of connection-building knowledge to work for you!

Speaker Spotlight: Mally Roncal Brings Glam to Entrepreneurship
Business Speakers, Influencers

Speaker Spotlight: Mally Roncal Brings Glam to Entrepreneurship

Celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal made her mark as a beauty expert for the stars. Through television appearances and her gift as a social media influencer, she became a celebrity in her own right. Her dedicated followers attest to the pride, confidence and empowerment they attain from her beauty tutorials and tips. As an entrepreneur, Roncal took the road less traveled and beat the odds. She found lasting success with Mally Beauty, her own brand of premium cosmetics and quality skincare products.

But in many ways, fame and fortune were only the beginning of Roncal’s journey. As a wife and mother, she finds the fulfillment needed to remain resilient. And as a public speaker, advocate and philanthropist, she helps others by sharing her journey. 

Dreams change—and so can you!

Born in Middletown, New York, Roncal may have known her true calling at an early age. She loved experimenting with makeup, including trying new things with handy family members and friends. From the start, her parents instilled in her the understanding that we each find value in our uniqueness. Difference is beauty, a knowledge that lies at her core.

Ever passionate and resourceful, Roncal first followed in her parents’ footsteps. Like them, she pursued dreams of becoming a doctor. But healthcare just wasn’t the right fit. In fact, she found working at a makeup counter more fulfilling. She learned both networking and makeup skills on the job and soon gained the experience needed to build her own client list.

Roncal’s patron list grew. So did her talent in beauty and cosmetics. For more than a decade, she traveled the world as the makeup maven to the stars. Her A-list celebrity clients included Beyoncé, Rihanna, RuPaul and Jennifer Lopez, among many others. 

Roncal thrives as an entrepreneur with Mally Beauty.

The trick for entrepreneurs lies in exploring new territories while also leaning on learned strengths. For Roncal, that meant founding Mally Beauty. The makeup line succeeded brilliantly through her knowledge of personal branding, enjoyment of networking and electrifying personality. Her products soon became top-sellers for names such as QVC, Ulta Beauty, AS Beauty and others.

Throughout her entrepreneurial journey, Roncal still had dreams to pursue. She remained grounded by her desires to help others discover their own beauty and to give back her gifts through charity. Beyond the glam, this gratitude and love for others are part of what make Roncal such a popular public figure and keynote speaker today.

Roncal wins as a social media influencer, author and philanthropist.

With more than 136,000 followers on Instagram, Roncal is always in reach of her adoring fans. She shines perpetually with her message of positivity, advocacy and—of course—stunning beauty tips. Most recently, she hosted her very own limited-time talk show on QVC. Premiering in February 2023, Over 50 and Fabulous featured a new topic and celebrity co-host each week, with Roncal sharing both advice and some spicy discussion with her fans.

Roncal’s book, Love, Lashes, and Lipstick: My Secrets for a Gorgeous, Happy Life, further seals her fame as a ‘positivity preacher.’ With the humor and grace only Roncal can achieve, her pages provide everything from entertaining insider stories to step-by-step makeup and beauty guides.

With such an enormous platform, Roncal also recognized her ability to spread love and joy in other ways. A believer in “God & Family first,” she uses that positivity as an advocate for LGBTQ+ communities and is a proponent of animal rescues. 

Roncal emerges as a favorite keynote speaker and guest.

Roncal furthered her role as a speaker with guest appearances on popular television, appearing as a guest on shows such as The Wendy Williams Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Rachael Ray and TODAY. She widened her audience with interviews and even guest editorials in The New York Times, SUCCESS, Huffington Post and others.

Roncal’s personality, fame and her motivational and empowering message have made her an exciting and in-demand guest speaker. She’s appeared at events such as RuPaul’s DragCon and Beautycon in Los Angeles. Given her dynamic and engaging style plus her philanthropic endeavors, we’ve even named her a top “Keynote [Speaker] for Charity Events and Causes.”

You can now book Roncal for your event!

The SUCCESS Speakers Bureau has made booking your next keynote speaker, motivational author or guest expert easier than ever. Check booking availability for Roncal.

Or browse our growing list of nearly 100 top health, business and motivational speakers. The SSB will handle all of the booking logistics for you. Plus, we’ll even put our 100-plus years of experience with the SUCCESS brand to work by helping you find exactly the right speaker for your conference or virtual event. Simply contact us to get started!

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