Top 11 Keynote Business Speakers in 2015

Now, more than ever, businesses are turning to keynote business speakers to gain valuable insights on industry best practices. Keynote speakers are proven experts on various topics, including 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 11 keynote business speakers you should know in 2015 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!

1. Stan Slap

Stan is a thought leader and author of many bestselling books that offer top business leadership insights, including the New York Times bestseller Bury My Heart in Conference Room B and Under the Hood. He is the President of SLAP, an internally renowned consulting firm that has helped top businesses improve their manager, employee and customer culture.  Stan is available for provocative motivational keynotes.

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. Lisa Kay Solomon

Lisa is an advisor and innovation strategist to Fortune 1000 companies, including ING, Citrix and PBS. She is a top woman business speaker on leadership and recently delivered a TEDx talk. She coauthored the Wall Street Journal Bestseller Momebts of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations that Accelerate Change.

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. Aaron Ross

Aaron is a sales expert and bestselling author of Predictable Revenue: Turn Your Business into a Sales Machine With The $100 Million Best Practices of He is founder of consulting firm, Predictable Revenue and advises top businesses, including Oracle, SalesForce and Acquia. Aaron is a respected business speaker who teaches modern business strategies that yield results.

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.

11. Blake Masters

Blake is a lawyer, entrepreneur, leader in innovation, and top keynote speaker on leadership and start-up success. He co-authored the New York Times bestseller, Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future, with PayPal founder, Peter Thiel. Blake also co-founded Judicata, a legal research technology startup and was named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2014.


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Julia is an expert writer, editor and partner of BigSpeak who helps communicate the great work and results of BigSpeak Motivational Speakers Bureau. She writes about expert keynote speakers and Motivational Speakers, as well as tips for corporate meeting planners.