Now, more than ever, businesses are turning to keynote business speakers to gain valuable insights on industry best practices. Keynote speakers are proven experts who can energize an audience, have a story to tell, and are the best of the best in their respective topics, such as, leadership, customer service, sales, business strategy and innovation. They’re also a valuable way to educate and inspire your business’s employees and emerging leaders to dream big and achieve their goals.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled the top 10 keynote business speakers you should know in 2016 who are sought after sales experts, customer service experts, IT experts, bestselling authors, motivational speakers and passionate entrepreneurs represented by BigSpeak Speakers Bureau. Read on to learn how these keynote business speakers are improving the way we do business!
Top 10 Keynote Business Speakers of 2016
1. Bert Jacobs and John Jacobs
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.
2. Ben Casnocha
Ben is a successful entrepreneur and executive who developed an e-government software company, Comcate. He has co-authored several books, including #1 New York Times bestseller The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career (with Reid Hoffman). He is has appeared on Charlie Rose, CNN and served as a business keynote speaker across the world.
3. Jeff DeGraff
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.
4. Marc Randolph
Marc Randolph is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, advisor and investor perhaps best known as the co-founder of Netflix. His message is a blend of inspiration (overcoming adversity / anyone can do it / etc.), stories drawn from the starting and growing of Netflix, plus dozens of concrete suggestions taken from his 4 decades as an entrepreneur on how people can bring innovation back to THEIR companies.
5. Tan Le
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.
6. Thomas Kolditz
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
7. Matthew Luhn
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
8. Fredrik Eklund
Fredrik is a top real estate agent in New York and Founder of the renowned Scandinavian real estate agency, Eklund Stockholm New York. 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. Fredrik is the star of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York and is a respected keynote speaker for his leadership and sales expertise.
9. Shark Tank Speakers
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.
10. Peter Diamandis
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.
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