Top Ten Booked Speakers

It’s hard to believe we are already in the last quarter of the year, and many of our clients are contacting us for their 2017 events and beyond.  We were recently asked which of our speakers were booked most frequently in 2016, as they are booking quickly for 2017 as well.  These are some of our top keynote speakers who are in high demand due to their topic expertise, or exceptional keynote delivery.  Be sure to plan ahead and secure a top booked keynote speaker for your next event, their calendars are filling up quickly!

Here are the ten most booked speakers from 2016:

Motivational business speakers, Bert and John Jacobs have an inspirational story of turning their dream into a socially conscious business. Bert and his brother John launched their business, Life is Good, with $78 in their pockets, selling T-shirts in the streets of Boston. Today, Life is Good is a $100 million positive lifestyle brand sold by over 2,000 retailers across the US and Canada.

Fredrik is the #1 Real Estate Broker in the nation. He is the star of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York and wrote the NYT Bestseller, The Sell: The Secrets of Selling Anything to Anyone.  His charming personality and incredible sales acumen have made him a social media sensation with millions of followers. He has set record sales in Manhattan and is frequently featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and New York Magazine as a real estate expert.

If business is like swimming with sharks, BigSpeak is challenging entrepreneurs out there to jump in the deep end with the stars of ABC’s hit frenzy Shark Tank. With fine-tuned business acumen and self-made success, our Shark Tank Speakers will captivate and inspire as top-tier keynote speakers during your next big event. We promise they won’t bite.

Peter is a hugely successful business keynote speaker and leader in innovation and commercial space. He is Chairman and CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation, Co-Founder of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), Co-Founder of Singularity University, Co-Founder of Planetary Resources, and Co-Founder of Space Adventures. Peter has authored the #1 New York Times bestseller Abundance – The Future Is Better Than You Think.

Dubbed “The Dean of Innovation,” Jeff is a world-renowned innovation keynote speaker, business speaker, thought leader, author and professor. He is Founder of the consulting services center, Innovatrium; and Clinical Professor of Management and Organization for the University of Michigan. He has authored successful books on innovation, including Creativity at Work, Leading Innovation, and Innovation You: Four Steps to Becoming New and Improved. Some of Jeff’s past clients include Eaton, American Airlines and Microsoft.

While both speakers have taken different paths since being on the founding team of executives at Netflix, both are extremely successful entrepreneurs who have valuable lessons to share with any business.  Marc is an adventurous Silicon Valley entrepreneur who values traveling and work-life balance, while Mitch is a personable business executive who has gone on to run several successful companies both in the movie industry as well as several other industries.  Netflix’s stock has continued to rise in recent months – find out how you can have one of its founding executives at your next conference or event.

Matthew Luhn, one of the original story creators at Pixar, has heard thousands of great ideas while working at Pixar, The Simpsons, and ILM, but how is it that some of these ideas make great movies and TV shows, while others don’t make the cut? The answer: the best innovators and directors have developed a process that focuses their team’s creativity into not only creating great ideas but also fleshing them out – something Matthew has experienced firsthand.

Tan is a telecommunications entrepreneur and CEO of bioinformatics company, Emotiv. She was a TED talk guest speaker and has been named one of Australia’s 30 Most Successful Women under 30 and Young Australian of the Year.  Tan was listed on Forbes’ 50 Names You Need to Know in 2011 and has been honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader.  Her keynote topics vary from her immigration story, to showing a mind-reading headset demonstration right in front of the audience!

Brigadier General (Ret.) Tom Kolditz is an expert on crisis leadership and serves as Professor in the Practice of Leadership and Management and Director of the Leadership Development Program at the Yale School of Management. He is a sought after keynote speaker and has presented leadership insights to 150+ organizations worldwide. He has been featured on various media outlets, including ABC 20-20, NPR and the New York Times.

Geopolitical Strategist Peter Zeihan is a global energy, demographic and security expert.
With a keen eye toward what will drive tomorrow’s headlines, his irreverent approach transforms topics that are normally dense and heavy into accessible, relevant takeaways for audiences of all types.

Be sure to inquire about our top booked speakers while they still have availability for the upcoming year.  If you are interested in having any celebrity, business expert, or motivation speaker at your conference or event, be sure to contact BigSpeak Speakers Bureau at (805) 965-1400 or

The content writers at BigSpeak Speakers Bureau are Experts on the Experts. They hold doctoral, masters, and bachelors’ degrees in business, writing, literature, and education. Their business thought pieces are published regularly in leading business publications. Working in close association with the top business, entrepreneur, and motivational speakers, BigSpeak content writers are at the forefront of industry trends and research.