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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.

Book now, or learn more about Gitomer.

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. 

Book now, or learn more about Owens.

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.

Book now, or learn more about Robbins.

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.

Book now, or learn more about Cardone.

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.

Book now, or learn more about Bailey.

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.

Book now, or learn more about Burg.

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

Business Speakers, Sales

10 Best Sales Speakers to Inspire Your Teams and Increase Revenue

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

Justin Owens

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

Jeffrey Gitomer

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

Erin King

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

Chris Widener

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

Ricky Mendez

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

Grant Cardone

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

Terri Sjodin

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

Daymond John

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

Simon T. Bailey

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

Dr. Daren Martin

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

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