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Tasha Eurich Delivers Success Through Self-Awareness
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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
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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.

What Preparations Are Needed Before and After Booking a Speaker?
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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 Keynote Speaker and How Do I Find the Best One?
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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: Trent Shelton Builds Better Mindsets
Business Speakers, Keynote, Motivational

Speaker Spotlight: Trent Shelton Builds Better Mindsets

Finding success in the face of adversity sometimes requires reinventing yourself, which may mean a change of career or taking on new opportunities for personal growth. But whatever your path, true prosperity will always challenge you to be more resilient, improve your mindset and be personally accountable in all that you do.

Keynote motivational speaker and author Trent Shelton has embodied each of these attributes while experiencing hardship and ultimate success. Best of all, he knows how to convey this message to vast audiences, building better mindsets for tomorrow’s leaders.

Shelton’s story

Shelton had big dreams while growing up in New Orleans and Fort Worth, Texas: he wanted to play pro football. Enrolling at Baylor University as a speech communications major helped him realize that dream. He excelled as a wide receiver for the Baylor Bears to wide acclaim. In 2007, he began his career in the NFL as a free agent, eventually becoming a wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts, as well as the Seattle Seahawks and the Washington Commanders. But that NFL career ended abruptly. Plagued by injuries, Shelton did not make the next draft. Worse, this abrupt change led to depression and a loss of self-worth.

Home again in 2011, Shelton took an opportunity to speak at his church. His inspiring message immediately connected with the congregation. He soon took this gift online, making short YouTube videos with a curriculum for resilience through inner strength and personal responsibility. For Shelton, creating these videos served as a form of therapy. But for audiences, the videos served as deeply emotional and timeless motivational lessons. Shelton had found his true calling.

Known for his signature closing, “It’s Rehab Time,” Shelton soon founded the RehabTime Organization, a Christian-based 501(c)3 nonprofit. Here, he serves audiences worldwide with an empowering message of faith, mindset development and self-care.

Shelton’s inspirational podcast and books

With more than 800,000 subscribers on YouTube alone, the Straight Up with Trent Shelton podcast inspires millions with straight talk. Supercharged by his powerful voice and inner strength, physical fitness and reducing stress for greater well-being lie at the heart of his energetic message of personal motivation. Some of his most popular video titles include “Not Everyone Is Your Friend” and “Time to Move On: How to Change Your Life,” alongside topics including overcoming your fears and self-harm. You can find his weekly message of positive well-being and the role of fitness on platforms including Apple, Spotify and iHeart.

Shelton’s dynamic voice translates to the written page flawlessly with the same energy, style and personal assistance to achieve a healthier mindset. The Greatest You: Face Reality, Release Negativity, and Live Your Purpose and Straight Up: Honest, Unfiltered, As-Real-As-I-Can-Put-It Advice for Life’s Biggest Challenges have each gained him acclaim as an author, as well as just under five-star Amazon reviews.

With personal stories and solid advice, he guides his readers through relationships, depression and ultimate achievement as only Shelton can. Most of all, he helps his audience achieve the ultimate accomplishment: being all that you can be. And for an even deeper dive into romantic relationships, don’t miss You’re Perfect: for the heart that is meant to love you.

Keynote speaker for personal growth

Shelton’s message reaches more than 60 million people weekly through impactful videos and social media engagement, but there’s nothing quite like seeing him live at a corporate or institutional event. His energy exists in the moment and it’s irresistible. His stamina as an athlete and rhetorical gifts have led him to pack stadiums worldwide in cities including New York City and London.

Plus, as an internationally recognized motivational speaker, the mention of his name alone draws interest. A true professional, he never disappoints. He provides lasting benefits for audiences by creating a more positive work culture and inspiring every attendee to overcome challenges, develop healthier mindsets and be their best selves.

Booking information for Shelton

Booking your next motivational keynote speaker should be easy. To make your next corporate, institutional or fundraising event a success, you want professionalism and a trusted name you can rely on. The Success Speakers Bureau checks each of those blocks for you. We provide more than the best mindset speakers and executive coaches available today—we connect the businesses of today with the leaders of tomorrow.

Check booking availability for Shelton, or browse our menu of available speakers and coaches including categories such as motivational, personal development, training, celebrity and much more. You’ll find biographies, speaking reels and even bestselling book links to help you get started.

And if you’re still undecided on the best speaker for your next event, simply drop us a line. We’ll put our expertise and connections to work to make your next live or virtual event a game-winning touchdown!

Top Faith-Based Keynote Speakers Today
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Top Faith-Based Keynote Speakers Today

Spirituality has served as a driving force for some of the top motivational speakers in history, including Susan B. Anthony, Martin Luther King Jr. and countless others. But don’t expect a Sunday sermon from faith-based keynote speakers. Rather, their spirituality and sense of calling provides a center for them, building their personal resilience, confidence and drive to succeed.

It also helps instill a sense of purpose in assisting others. This is where public speakers and executive coaches come in. 

Our list of top faith-based keynote speakers includes people who motivate your audience in building winning teams, finding financial independence and cultivating more positive mindsets. Most of all, they help both current and future leaders find their spark and live their best lives.

Here are five of our favorite spiritually-based keynote speakers. Each has a stellar background in helping people transform their lives, both inside and outside the corporate world.

Anthony O’Neal

What does spirituality have to do with living debt free? For faith-based motivational speaker Anthony O’Neal, the two are inseparable. Debt binds millions of people to an existence where they don’t truly own their own property or labor. The journey to a debt-free existence means not only financial freedom, but the power to pursue prosperity and happiness both professionally and personally. But the journey is not easy. It requires mental fortitude, clarity, an inner strength and certainty in oneself. That’s where faith comes in.

Anthony O’Neal is the No. 1 national bestselling author of Debt Free Degree and its follow-up, Destroy Your Student Loan Debt. As a financial speaker, educator and podcaster, he has reached more than 15 million people in 15 countries through his podcast The Table. Additionally, his YouTube show, The Table with AO, has gained more than half a million subscribers. Here, O’Neal and his guests cover financial topics including money tips and building wealth, but also personal issues such as relationships and mental health.

O’Neal’s keynote addresses are at once passionate, relevant and relatable. He keeps it real with a sharp wit, resounding authority and an inner strength. At every engagement, he lives up to his pledge to “serve ambitious and purpose-minded people who are on a journey towards mental, spiritual and financial freedom.”

Live debt free.

Check speaking availability for Anthony O’Neal!

Simon T. Bailey

Inspirational messaging and limitless energy are the hallmarks of every one of Simon T. Bailey’s keynote presentations. An author, success coach and philanthropist, Bailey is, above all, someone who believes in you. Best of all, he has the passion and skills to help you believe in yourself.

At each event, Bailey’s inspirational messages achieve more than just improving the happiness and health of your employees—they assist audiences in creating a healthier work culture overall. Bailey has more than 30 years of experience in helping employees find their spark, having worked with more than 2,000 companies including Enterprise Fleet Management, Labcorp and Liberty Military Housing. He draws from his inner faith to help audiences move past their uncertainties and inhibitions to take full advantage of their talents and abilities. That is, to find their spark.

His dynamic and wholly engaging speaking style has earned him recognition as a top motivational speaker by Direct Selling News and SUCCESS. His boundless energy and passion for helping others have also led him to sit on the board of both the U.S. Dream Academy and Orlando Health Foundation. Bailey’s business and self-help books include Success is an Inside Job, Shift Your Brilliance and Be the Spark.

Find your spark.
Check speaking availability for Simon T. Bailey!

Patrice Washington

Most people don’t make an immediate connection between personal finance and faith. But that’s part of why Patrice Washington stands out as a keynote speaker. Of course, there is still a financial aspect to wealth in Washington’s model, but it is made up of so much more. It includes a spirit-guided quest for purpose, empowerment and well-being. Rather than chase money, she knows that personal growth and fulfillment in work and life lead to true wealth and prosperity. And that includes the monetary kind!

Washington’s message and financial expertise have gained her devoted audiences and critical acclaim. An author, podcaster and keynote speaker, she encourages and guides people to claim prosperity as a birthright. Additionally, media outlets including SUCCESS magazine and Forbes have highlighted her Redefining Wealth podcast. 

Known as “America’s Money Maven,” Washington’s keynote messages serve as a shining light in the fog of self-doubt. She speaks with passion and clarity to help you “shift your mindset, earn more using your God-given gifts and live your life’s purpose.”

Know your purpose.

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Kelly Cardenas

The pulse of any organization lies in its humanity. To build an iconic brand, you need people. With faith in the right people, you can create a corporate culture of excitement, trust and enrichment. From there, your team will work together to build a company that defies the odds in hard times and grows to amazing heights in good ones.

Few inspirational speakers understand these timeless principles as well as Kelly Cardenas. A Forbes contributor, podcaster and author, he built his own multimillion-dollar brand as founder of Kelly Cardenas Salon. A master of building people and teams, his faith-based message of developing people first reaches all audiences at their very core.

For Cardenas, faith does not mean blind trust in anyone around you. Rather, it is a process you grow from the ground up. With the right choices of associates, you can create a corporate culture that refuses to lose. You need a team that can meet the challenge in bad times as well as good. Cardenas shows you how to build that team.

Create a winning team.

Check speaking availability for Kelly Cardenas!

Thomas Blackwell

Perhaps better than anyone, inspirational keynote speaker and coach Thomas Blackwell understands the connection between language and success. In fact, he serves as founder and CEO of Say Do Achieve, a company committed to improving results and mindset through language. His book, The Liberty of Our Language Revealed, explores how the words we use alone, in conversations and in our prayers impact our mindset, success and, ultimately, our overall happiness and well-being.

Blackwell’s background includes a music and voice scholarship as well as tennis and soccer competitions while in college. These pursuits helped him hone not only his captivating stage presence, but also his stamina. As a business leader, he owned and operated a successful insurance agency with more than 100 agents in three locations.

As a speaker and coach, Blackwell has delivered his impassioned message more than 1,000 times to corporations, sales teams, athletes, religious groups and students. Speaking topics include “We Bring About What We Talk About,” “The Liberty Of Our Language Revealed” and “Performance Pep Talk” among others.

Cultivate a better mindset.

Check speaking availability for Thomas Blackwell!

Keynote Speakers for Charity Events and Causes
Health & Wellness, Keynote, Women's Leadership

Keynote Speakers for Charity Events and Causes

Today’s top keynote speakers include the most diverse, dynamic and creative people on the planet. These are experts with passion. Their unique life experiences have led them to hold deep commitments to advocate for causes and charities close to their hearts. Nonprofit organizations, foundations and companies seeking genuine advancement of community missions each benefit from booking public speakers committed to their goals of societal improvement.

Mental health awareness, veterans advocacy, women’s leadership and LGBTQ+ equity and inclusion can each play a role in our professional and personal lives. Whether fundraising for a foundation or simply raising awareness to build a stronger workplace, you want the best keynote speaker possible. Let’s look at some of the top professional speakers certain to bring real, lasting value to your event.

Mental health advocacy expert speakers

Employers have made employee mental health and well-being a high priority in recent years. Fortune 500 companies such as Google, Salesforce and Microsoft have implemented their own mental health programs. Similarly, the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General includes workplace well-being on its list of “priority areas.” Better mental health in the workplace has a positive, cascading effect that includes higher productivity, fewer sick days taken and lower employee turnover.

Bestselling author of Mind Over Moment and two-time TEDx speaker Anne Grady delivers the goods from lived experience. Grady’s journey began when her son was diagnosed with severe mental illness and autism, leading her to study neurodevelopment and the human brain. Companies including United Healthcare, Liberty Mutual Insurance and Univision have used her speaking services to build stronger, more resilient leaders.

A true mental health advocate, Grady allocates portions of her book proceeds to the National Alliance on Mental Illness Central Texas. Whether seeking to raise mental health awareness for a charitable event or to improve resilience within your corporate ranks, Anne Grady stands out among mental health advocates and speakers.

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Veterans advocacy keynote speakers

Business and personal development speakers who served in the military bring unique perspectives. More than that, they embody rigorous training and experience in team building and decision-making under intense pressure. Keynote speaker Carey Lohrenz, for instance, served in the U.S. Navy as the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter pilot. The fundamental leadership and risk assessment skills she learned while working on an aircraft carrier have led her to work with companies such as Dell, Paypal, Cisco and many others.

But veterans face unique challenges, too. Post-traumatic stress disorder and other difficulties adapting to civilian life have left many veterans in the cold, sometimes literally. Health and wellness motivational speaker Mo Brossette made veteran assistance his personal cause. Prior to his departure from the company this January, he championed for veterans as the director of mindset at the Adaptive Training Foundation. There, he assisted disabled veterans through his “Redefine” program, a nine-week mental and physical training program. 

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Women’s leadership & empowerment advocates

Women are rising in the business world. This is great for them and for companies: Research published in Financial Innovation shows that more women serving on board positions benefits the price-to-earnings ratio, and that an increase in board diversity “may enhance productivity, creativity and innovation” within the company.

Women’s leadership and empowerment keynote speakers leverage these facts to create stronger, healthier and more dynamic leaders within your company ranks and your community. Consider keynote speaker and women’s leadership advocate Suzy Batiz.

As an entrepreneur and empowerment advocate, Batiz has been featured on publications including CNBC and Fast Company, and was named by Forbes as one of “America’s Richest Self-Made Women.” But that wealth and celebrity did not come easily for her. Not so long ago, she faced poverty, bankruptcy, and sexual and domestic abuse. She also survived a suicide attempt. Her transformational journey to successful founder of Poo~Pourri and supernatural required resilience, grit and determination. As a keynote speaker, she knows the hard road to personal empowerment and ultimate wealth. Her emotional, dynamic and always uplifting presentations inspire women to channel their creativity and brilliance.

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The benefits of LGBTQ+ advocacy guest speakers

Over the past decade, the LGBTQ+ population in America has doubled to just over 7%. Some estimates are even higher. But even if LGBTQ+ represented fewer people, it would not matter in terms of individual rights in a free, individualistic-driven nation. Minorities of any size produce some of our most inspired perspectives, innovations and cultural advancements. Yet LGBTQ+ individuals face difficulties not so different from our veterans. Years of exclusion and worse have led to symptoms of depression and anxiety and acts of self-harm

Enter Mally Roncal. She’s a celebrity keynote speaker, makeup artist and LGBTQ+ community ally. As the founder of Mally Beauty, she’s also a highly successful entrepreneur who went at life in her own way and with her own style. A mother of three and author of Love, Lashes, and Lipstick, Mally loves all things glam. Her career as a makeup artist to the stars has led her to travel the world and practice her art with the likes of Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez. She has made it her mission to help all people see the beauty in themselves. In this way, she builds confidence, resilience and purpose for everyone she meets. Collaborations with celebrities including RuPaul have brought Roncal and her company into the spotlight in bold new areas, including drag culture and leadership. Booking “positivity preacher & spiritual cheerleader” Mally Roncal guarantees that everyone at your event will feel good about themselves and each other. 

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Find the Best Sales Keynote Speaker for Your Event
Business Speakers, Keynote, Sales

Find the Best Sales Keynote Speaker for Your Event

What is a keynote speaker?

You may have heard singers, such as a barbershop quartet, play a single note before singing. That establishes the key for the next song. Similarly, a keynote speaker sets the tone for your conference, convention, seminar or other event. For that reason, they typically speak first following an introduction. A second keynote speaker may speak last, effectively bookending your event.

Guest speakers, on the other hand, more often go into deeper detail regarding the substance of your event. The top sales speakers on this list and offered for booking by the Success Speakers Bureau may serve either or both of these roles.

How does a motivational sales speaker benefit my event?

Perhaps more than any other team in your company, sales departments require two very different skill sets. First, they require the ability to remain motivated. Salespeople, such as real estate agents or industrial marketers, may experience prolonged “dry spells.” The best motivational sales speakers have been there. They are masters at both reinvigorating your team and providing them the tools they need to gain resilience in the face of obstacles.

Second, salespeople require skills that go beyond conventional training and product storytelling. Time-tested best practices in communication, influence and knowing when to listen and when to “close the deal” come into play. Keynote sales speakers have both the background experience as sales leaders themselves and the gift for conveying their talk compellingly while entertaining your guests.

Who are the top sales keynote speakers to book today?

The Success Speakers Bureau provides dozens of the world’s top sales, real estate, financial and motivational keynote speakers. Browse our extensive speakers list to find the best fit for you. To get started, here are some of our top keynote sales speakers today.

Jeffrey Gitomer

Sales trainer Jeffrey Gitomer provides some of the most riveting and in-demand sales keynote addresses of the 2020s. In fact, he has earned the titles of Certified Speaking professional from the National Speakers Association and was inducted into the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame. With a message of “Disrupt and Dominate,” he provides addresses that your teams can immediately turn into money.

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Justin Owens

Atlanta-based sales speaking and training superstar Justin Owens brings the experience you need in a keynote address. In fact, Owens himself has generated more than $30 million dollars in sales. A thought leader, author and entrepreneur, Owens has become an in-demand keynote speaker by sharing the sales and exemplary leadership strategies that brought him to lead multimillion-dollar organizations. 

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Mel Robbins

International bestselling author of The 5 Second Rule, Mel Robbins has earned her spot as one of the most booked keynote speakers in the world. Namely, she provides your audience with actionable, science-backed tools to achieve their sales goals. Plus, her engaging style has led to her hosting the No. 1 education podcast in the world, The Mel Robbins Podcast. A master motivational speaker, Robbins has worked with top brands such as Microsoft and JP Morgan Chase.

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Grant Cardone

Keynote speaker Grant Cardone is the bestselling author of 11 business books, including The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure. He built that success on solid experience through his real estate investment firm, Cardone Capital, which has raised over $1 billion in total funds. With experience in both the real estate and automotive industries, Cardone knows sales like no other. His 10X Growth Conference has grown into the “world’s largest business training event for sales and marketing,” according to the website. A master speaker and sales educator, he also founded the Grant Cardone Foundation to assist underprivileged youth in gaining financial literacy.

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Simon T. Bailey

Former Disney Institute Sales Director Simon T. Bailey has used his more than 30 years of experience to assist more than 2,000 companies in achieving their goals. His award-winning speaking style engages audiences while challenging them to achieve their dreams through self-actualization and personal empowerment. In fact, he joined the ranks of Tony Robbins, Oprah Winfrey and Brené Brown in SUCCESS magazine as one of the top 25 people to help you change your life. When not delivering jaw-dropping keynote addresses, Bailey serves as a board member with the U.S. Dream Academy and the Orlando Health Foundation.

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Bob Burg

Keynote sales speaker and bestselling author Bob Burg stands as a leading authority on relationship marketing and gaining influence. His book, Endless Referrals, is considered a timeless sales classic. A member of the National Speakers Association and inductee into their Speaker Hall of Fame, Burg delivers his keynotes with a unique balance of force and wit. Clients include real estate and financial firms, direct sales organizations, franchises, national trade associations, insurance companies and more. In each case, he helps build an effective sales approach in an entertaining, impactful style for every client.

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How can I book my next sales keynote speaker?

You have a lot riding on your sales event. Beyond simplicity in booking, you need reliability, confidence and professionalism. You need a booking agency with a history in working with the best and most reliable business leaders.

For more than 125 years, SUCCESS has worked with and connected the top thought leaders, motivational planners and business leaders. Along with the keynote sales speakers listed above, we also work with Jim Cathcart, Terri Sjodin, Chris Widener and many, many others. Just drop us a note, and we’ll connect you with the best available, professional speaker for your event. And if you decide we have the right, nationally-recognized speaker for you, we’ll handle all the booking details.

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Why Hire a Motivational Keynote Speaker
Business Speakers, Keynote, Motivational

Why Hire a Motivational Keynote Speaker?

When hiring a motivational keynote speaker, your goal is the motivation of your audience. You want a professional speaker who kicks off your event in the best possible way, of course. But the long-term goal is one of transformational growth.

Consider the data. Statistics on workplace engagement show motivated employees are more engaged, while “low engagement teams endure turnover rates that are 18% to 43% higher” than their highly engaged counterparts, according to Gallup. Above all else, motivational keynote speakers enhance that engagement and increase the sense of purpose among your audience. That means activating deep, personal engagement not only during your corporate event, but for years to come.

But is it worth it to hire a motivational speaker? To answer that question, we’ll look at the role they play, the types of motivational speakers available and when (and how!) to book one.

What is a motivational keynote speaker?

A keynote speaker does more than kick off your event. Like a musician or singer in a troupe, they set the key or tone of your conference, convention or virtual event. Unlike a guest speaker who may dig into the nitty-gritty of highly specialized topics, a professional keynote speaker provides an overarching message.

This ability to introduce and frame the theme of your event in a message that uplifts the audience makes motivational speakers especially valuable as keynote speakers. Like the opening theme of a great movie, they excite and invigorate everyone in attendance. They open minds through wisdom, performance and humor, preparing your audience to receive more information.

What kinds of motivational speakers are there?

As with any profession, motivational speakers develop areas of expertise. This expertise includes learning and training, but it goes beyond that. They often develop wisdom based on deeply personal, transformational experiences, which may include anything from personal tragedy to intense military training and service. Additionally, backgrounds in overcoming poverty, severe health issues and even abuse often play an equally important role in their motivational keynote speeches by providing deeply personal and emotional narratives.

Just a few of the many types of popular motivational keynote speakers include:

Women’s leadership

Cultivating women’s leadership within your organization makes bottom-line sense, and women’s leadership keynote speakers such as Suzy Batiz bring out the best in your female workforce. Drawing from their personal experiences of working and fighting for success, women’s leadership motivational speakers encourage your leaders of tomorrow.

Self-care and well-being

Motivational speakers with specializations in self-care and well-being understand human performance. That is, we cannot perform optimally when we don’t care for ourselves—without care, we break down. Motivational speakers such as Karen M. Allen and Shawn Achor open your event with motivational messages of finding happiness in ourselves and in our work.

Health and fitness

Getting motivated to eat well and stay healthy may be one of life’s most difficult challenges. It’s also one of the most important. Fitness makes us feel and perform better in every area of our lives. Keynote speakers specializing in nutrition and health have the knowledge of what it takes to take your team to the next level. Nutrition experts such as Mo Brossette and Trent Shelton do more than deliver motivation to stay fit. They provide high-impact changes in mindset and lifestyle that amplify teamwork.

Personal development

Resilience, creativity and communication skills each involve—in fact, require—personal development. High-demand keynote speakers such as Jay Shetty and Anne Grady embody the importance of that development. Their messages of continual growth in the face of adversity drive audiences to become better, stronger people, which in turn creates a happier, more productive work culture. Suitable for nearly any live or virtual event, personal development speakers stimulate your audience to learn more while cultivating maximum engagement.

Motivational keynote speakers have other specialties, too. Sports, sales, real estate and financial speakers—among others—can each meaningfully help you kick off your event with humor, deep truths and excitement.

When should I book a motivational speaker?

We are all familiar with keynote speakers kicking off live, in-person conferences, conventions and corporate celebrations such as groundbreakings or product kick-off events. But motivational keynote speakers assist with virtual events such as client product education programs and prospective sales outreach events, too. Just as a keynote speaker kicks off your live event in a booked convention area, they serve the same important purpose for your virtual event. And with the popularity of hybrid events, some speakers may appear from remote locations to tie together multiple, regionally-based events.

Whatever your needs, the most important aspect is that you research and book your motivational keynote speaker in advance. We recommend starting the process up to a year in advance and—when possible—no later than six months prior to your event. This guarantees choices for access to your preferred professional keynote speaker.

Is it worth it to hire a motivational keynote speaker?

Booking a motivational speaker absolutely adds value to your event. Yes, their keynote addresses are uplifting in and of themselves. Yes, they provide emotional impact and add critical takeaways. But just as importantly, they make your ensuing presentations more memorable by providing an overarching context. Professional keynote speakers open your audience’s minds, better enabling them to receive important messages throughout your event.

From there, your decision to book a motivational speaker is one of cost-benefit analysis. We have provided data on the price of professional keynote speakers and the cost of virtual speakers specifically for a deeper dive. In either case, the most important thing you can do to get started is to work with a reputable booking agency such as The Success Speakers Bureau. That way, you are not only assured of a wide choice of keynote speaker experts, but you will also save on your time-benefit analysis, too. That’s because SUCCESS will handle all of the booking details and arrangements for you.

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Speaker Spotlight: Erin King Delivers “Yes” with Digital Persuasion
Business Speakers, Keynote, Sales

Speaker Spotlight: Erin King Delivers “Yes” with Digital Persuasion

What word do you most want to hear from customers, prospects, colleagues or even your boss? In each case, the word is “yes.” That single syllable affirms that you got the sale, the appointment, the cooperation or even the raise. Yes = Success.

But getting to “yes” requires more than a compelling communication style that holds people’s attention and drives outcomes. To successfully influence others to the point of action, you need a combination of clarity, brevity and purpose. Most people find this mix a challenge both personally and professionally. That’s where sales expert and master of digital persuasion Erin King comes in.

Booking King as your next event speaker or virtual trainer means that you get more than a sales and digital communications expert. You get someone whose dynamic presence and actionable message transforms audiences. In fact, Plexus Worldwide lauded her by stating, “Erin’s session had the highest engagement of any speaker at our global summit.”

So who is King? And why might she be the best keynote speaker to book for your next event?

King’s mastery of digital sales

As a world-renowned professional speaker, sales trainer and author, King helps audiences learn the “gift of gab” through the science of digital persuasion.

King’s background includes her former position as CEO and founder of the marketing firm Socialite Agency and current position as the chief digital officer of Strikepoint Media. She also authored the Amazon bestsellers You’re Kind of a Big Deal: Level Up by Unlocking Your Audacity and Digital Persuasion: Sell Smarter in the Modern Marketplace, in which she details her “PUB method” of digital sales and communications. King knows that in the online world, you have less than three seconds before someone forms an opinion about you and your message. Not only does she tell you how to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of digital marketing, but her methods teach you to grab and hold the attention of prospects and clients alike.

King’s talents, however, reach far beyond a monitor and keyboard. As a top keynote speaker and trainer, she draws upon her very public—and very physical—background competing in World Irish Dancing Championships and playing NCAA Division One lacrosse. Kristen Montgomery, vice president of Global Events at Younique Products, raves, “I’ve hired Erin for multiple conventions over the years and she kills it every single time.” As an event or marketing director, you can be assured that King’s delivery and professionalism will come through with every workshop, virtual training session or keynote address.

Topics covered in King’s keynote addresses

King’s expertise in digital sales and online engagement transforms audiences through classic humor one moment and deeply motivational anecdotes the next. Her addresses are customized too, fitting your company’s branding needs and desired outcomes.

Her presentations assist your audience in developing several key mindset components adaptable to any rank and position. These include:

  • Audacity: facing the world with a certainty of who you have been, who you are, and who you are destined to become
  • Courage: building the resilience required to overcome defeats and challenges while remaining resolute in your goals
  • Leadership: developing concrete goals and the steps needed to achieve them through proactive and informed decision-making

The result? “Our global sales force began using the PUB method for immediate, measurable results,” says George Pla, an executive director for Merck Pharmaceuticals. “Erin’s like a modern Dale Carnegie.”

King’s media appearances and notable clients

Widespread media appearances—including NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, CNN and ESPN—as well as King’s own On Your Terms podcast with SUCCESS, make her both exciting and familiar to audiences, and speak to her professionalism under pressure. 

Likewise, major national and international brands have benefited from King’s live keynote addresses, virtual training sessions and workshops. Some of these major clients include Adobe, Disney, the Oscars, the U.S. Navy and Zyia Active, alongside many more.

Booking King as your next keynote speaker

Are you ready to learn exactly how to communicate in the digital marketplace? If so, there has never been a better time to book King. From world-renowned and customized live keynote addresses to virtual training and full-day workshops, King will assist you and your team in achieving the sales and digital reach you need to compete.

Hear more “yes” in your life from your prospects and clients, both online and off. Simply contact the Success Speakers Bureau with a short note about your keynote speaking or leadership training needs. We’ll put our 125 years of experience to work helping ensure your event is the success you need it to be!

Or, browse our full list of live and virtual speakers. From motivational and productivity speakers to top hosts and emcees, we provide the best business speakers for your convention, conference or other event.

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