Last updated on August 22nd, 2019 at 06:25 am
The power to inspire, educate and entertain is a winning formula we’re pretty sure any event planner is seeking when deciding on their guest panel at corporate events.
Professional speakers are called ‘professional’ precisely because they’ve managed to find a formula that helps them stand out. They’ve also worked on improving it continuously.
The best keynote speakers have great stage presence and insightful content.
They also know precisely how to present their ideas, so they keep their audience engaged throughout their presentation. They make themselves liked and leave the audience feeling energized and inspired.
You’re about to read about 7 of these certified professionals in the art of keynote speaking and understand why you need someone of their caliber to elevate your event.
These Professional Speakers Will Delight and Energize Your Audience
1. Todd Cohen
A seasoned keynote speaker, Todd specializes in helping companies create a successful sales culture to increase client retention and boost revenue.
However, unlike traditional “sales coaches” who only focus on sales teams, Todd’s dives deep into the mindset and behavior of selling and shows how “Everyone’s in Sales.”
Your guests will learn how everything they do impacts the customer’s decision-making process – and how they can contribute to the growth of the organization by acknowledging every action they take is a new selling opportunity.
Plus, by skillfully using humor and real-life examples which are easy to grasp, Todd manages to captivate guests’ attention and keep them engaged through the presentation.
Check out the video below to get a better sense of Todd’s style as a speaker – as well as the kind of value he can add to your event:
A physician, executive coach and former CEO, Margaret is internationally-known as a motivational speaker who brings forward the latest research in leadership development through highly-interactive keynote presentations.
One of the things which make her stand out from other professional speakers is her incredible ability to connect to her audience through:
- Real-time coaching. It’s not uncommon for Margaret to engage the audience and help them work through some of the challenges they experience in their life – right there and then.
- Powerful storytelling.
- Humor (just the right dose of it).
See how all of these elements come together to create a compelling, engaging presentation by watching the video below.
If you enjoyed that, then you can learn more about Margaret’s available programs and workshops here.
Barbara has spoken to over 75,000 employees and executives throughout 10 countries, making her one of the most experienced professional speakers you can book for your events.
She is a leading expert on Customer Service, helping companies from all over the world identify their most significant customer service mistakes and create exceptional customer experiences by:
- leveraging the power of effective leadership
- employing the right attitude
- learning to communicate effectively.
Barbara is also well-known for her “high energy/high impact” delivery and her incredible wit – making her an instant hit with audiences from around the world.
If you’re curious to see what some of the people who sat in the audience had to say about her performance on stage, click play on the video below:
A Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) distinction is a guarantee that the female keynote speaker can deliver excellence in their speeches.
Carolyn Strauss holds a CSP, but with that said, it’s worth having a look at the reasons why.
First of all, she’s a sales specialist, with 18 years of experience on The Home Shopping Network. Secondly, she hosted her radio show, which further helped her improve her flow as a speaker.
Carolyn’s talks are aimed at sales reps, managers, organizations, and any group of professionals who needs to develop a more proactive mindset.
Leadership is one of those skills that’s hard to teach because it mostly depends on the ‘learner’s’ willingness to discover an extra layer of inner resources.
The way professional speakers like Philipp Van Hooser approach this is by equipping leaders with the right tools for addressing workplace challenges.
With over three decades of speaking experience (a CSP and a CPAE certify that), Philipp is also well-acquainted with the Fortune 500 top-tier companies with whom he collaborated with over the span of his career.
Philipp Van Hooser is the man you want if your audience needs to:
- Assemble better-performing teams.
- Ensure sustained leadership growth.
- Create better conflict management policies.
- Build healthy multi-generational interaction.
Leadership doesn’t only mean ‘inspiring’ or ’empowering’ employees; it also implies that someone in a leadership position approaches their role from other perspectives, such as inclusion and diversity.
Fortunately, to do this, they can choose a professional speaker who is an expert on the issue. One such speaker is Lenora Billings-Harris.
As one of the Global Thought Leaders on Diversity and Inclusion, and former president of the National Speakers Association, Lenora Billings-Harris is an authority in this aspect of thoughtful and inclusive leadership.
NASA, Toyota or Marriott International are just a few of the top-tier companies that adopted her views.
Most professional speakers are not just masters of public speaking. Willie Jolley brilliantly illustrates this profile, being at the same time, an acclaimed author, charismatic media persona and award-winning speaker.
Upon hiring him, you’ll understand why he’s been designated as one of the ‘5 Outstanding Speakers in the World’ by the Toastmasters International members.
He’ll bring a highly energetic stage presence and deliver insights into how one can build a change-embracing mindset. Willie’s discourse is structured on his patented VDAD formula – vision, decision, action, desire – which aims to marry excellence with forward-thinking.
Discover Even More Professional Speakers in Our Portfolio
In case you’re looking for more options, we’ve got you covered.
We want to conclude by noting an important aspect: the 7 speakers highlighted in this article are in high demand (and not just cross the USA). So if you’re reading this article and would like to book one of them for your event(s), make sure you head over to the contact form here and specify all the necessary details.
Side note: don’t miss out on other great professionals on The Grable Group list – you might find an unexpected fit for your event. We’re always happy to hear from you and help you bring the best entertainment on stage at your events.