What is a corporate guest speaker? A guest speaker is who you call when you need some entertainment, a fresh face, and a new perspective at your corporate meeting or workshop. And below we’ve listed the top ten guest speakers that you need to know about if you’re booking a corporate meeting or workshop anytime soon.
The Afterburners, Inc.
The company was founded in 1996 by former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot James D. Murphy when “Murph” realized that the tools he learned in the zero-tolerance-for-error world of military aviation were applicable and imperative to business success. Since its creation, Afterburner has trained over 1.5 million managers and executives in the simple, scalable, continuous improvement processes of Flawless Execution℠– a combination of business experience and strategic and tactical military execution. An Afterburner guest speaker is ideal for customized corporate training workshops or meetings, team building events and peak performance seminars.
Hailed as a “meeting planner’s dream”, Adam Christing has become a favorite guest speaker, emcee, and after-dinner entertainer for hundreds of the top companies and organizations in the world, including Toyota, Microsoft, Stanford University, and scores of others. Adam is a unique entertainer that blends comedy, magic, and leadership all into one highly customized presentation. BigSpeak personally experienced the pleasure of having Adam speak at one of our meetings, and it was the best meeting we ever had!
Juliet Funt is the CEO of WhiteSpace at Work, a training and consulting firm that helps organizations, their leaders and employees flip the norms of business in order to reclaim their creativity, productivity and engagement. Juliet helps attendees learn the pivotal difference between activity and productivity. She teaches them a streamlined method for personal process improvement–leading to more creativity and engagement. She also helps executives, managers, and teams answer the critical question “What thoughts deserve my full attention today?” Booking Juliet as a guest speaker at your next corporate meeting will be a game changer, plus she’s really funny too!
Peter Sheahan is the founder & group CEO of Karrikins Group. Peter is known internationally for his innovative business thinking and thought leadership and has advised leaders from companies as diverse as Apple, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Hyundai, IBM, Pfizer, Wells Fargo, and Cardinal Health. As a guest speaker at a corporate meeting Peter will advise your company on matter such as, finding opportunity in disruption to create more value, how to turn a challenge into opportunity and disruption into competitive an advantage, and building organizations and teams capable of sustaining growth through a culture of innovation, courageous leadership, and aligned individuals.
Robert Richman is a culture strategist and was the co-creator of Zappos Insights, an innovative program focused on educating companies on the secrets behind Zappos’ amazing employee culture. Through his work, Robert has been helpful for improving the employee culture at hundreds of companies like Google, Toyota, Eli Lilly, and Inuit. He has pioneered a number of innovative techniques to build culture with group engaging activities, such as bringing improv comedy to the workplace. Robert’s culture hacking presentation is a must for any organization looking to bring a guest speaker in to help enhance their company culture and learn from the famous Zappos culture.
Jeff DeGraff ‘s creative and direct take on making innovation really happen have made him a world renowned thought-leader and have earned him the moniker “The Dean of Innovation”. Jeff is a Clinical Professor of Management and Organization at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross Business School. He is also the founder of leading innovation institute, the Innovatrium, a laboratory for experimenting with new ideas and creating tangible prototypes that has labs in Ann Arbor and Atlanta. As a guest speaker on innovation, Jeff is a natural performer and with his extensive experience you will get an exciting presentation that will propel any company to innovate. Jeff is a great guest speaker to bring into your organization to provide your people with tips and tricks to boost innovation and creativity rom how you structure your business model to how you set up your office space.
Chester Elton & Adrian Gostick (AKA “The Carrot Guys”)
Gostick is a global workplace expert and thought leader in the fields of corporate culture, leadership, and engagement. He is the founder of the training and consulting company The Culture Works and the co-author of The Carrot Principle. His co-author Chester Elton has spent two decades helping clients engage their employees to execute strategy, vision, and values. More than half of workers surveyed say they are unhappy in their jobs. The ideas that these two authors and guest speakers present in their book and keynote of the same title–The Carrot Principle–have been vetted with their consulting clients from American Express to Procter & Gamble to AT&T, and are shown to increase levels of employee motivation, engagement, and productivity. This is a vital message for leadership teams, employee groups, or association audiences.
Taylor Hughes has it all as a guest speaker for your next meeting. He is a magician, comedian, host/emcee, and speaker. Taylor is a popular guest speaker, entertainer, and emcee for corporate organizations including Home Depot, AT&T, and The American Heart Association.Taylor has been inspiring and encouraging audience across by combining humor with his years of organizational leadership–his presentations are truly unique! Your team will never laugh harder and learn more in a meeting.
Simon T. Bailey
Simon T. Bailey is one of America’s top 10 most-booked corporate and association guest speakers on change, leadership, and customer experience. Simon is the CEO of Simon T. Bailey International, a premium education company specializing in creating learning and development content for individuals and organizations. His keynotes focus on bringing out your brilliance, and will teach you how to make something happen instead of just playing it safe. A Simon T. Baileys keynote will inspire and invigorate your team with his brilliant message.
Jason Womack is a bestselling author, performance expert, and advisor/consultant on productivity, business performance, and managing through rapid change. With over 20 years of operational experience, Jason Womack has been involved in the creation and transformation of leadership programs, company learning, and “think-tank” style discussions focused on prioritization and engagement in the workplace. Guest speaker Jason Womack’s presentations center around sparking momentum, organizational cultural change and empowering teams and leaders.