Recommended Professional Speakers

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Discover Popular Motivational Speakers

Selecting the right speaker (or speakers) is one of the most important tasks that an event organizer and / or planning committee will do in producing an amazing live event. Keynote speakers set the tone for the whole conference and there is more to a great presentation than filling slots on the agenda.  Finding popular motivational speakers who will deliver the “wow” on stage is key to the success of a conference. This page has some great recommended professional speakers. 

Creating a strong “short list” of potential presenters is the first step in discovering the best fit for your meeting.

There are all kinds of speakers that are needed for events. No two meetings are the same. A speaker is not a commodity.

Types of speakers:

What is Popular?

When people think about hiring a popular motivational speaker they usually think of celebrities. Names of motivational authors and others with fame come to mind: Oprah Winfrey, Les Brown, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tony Robbins, Zig Ziglar, Robin Sharma, Suze Orman, Jim Rohn, Eric Thomas, Brian Tracy and countless others are the first on the list.

Yet those who I would consider the top 10 motivational speakers in the world are not those whom are known to everyone. The best speakers inspire people to be more and do more. It is not about having an IMBD page or a best-selling books.

Thom Singer’s Recommendations

The world of professional speakers is more than a job to Thom Singer, CSP.  The meetings business is his life-long passion. Having attended hundreds of conferences over thirty years, and having worked as a professional speaker for more than 600 meetings, he has developed an eye for speakers that can captivate an audience while providing powerful content.

Yes, Thom Singer wants every meeting planner to hire HIM as a speaker for their events.  He is an experienced association and corporate speaker with over 800 presentations. However, he also knows that he is not always the right fit for every conference audience.  Additionally, after serving a convention audience as their keynote speaker he is aware the hosting company or association will have another event the following year, and most likely they want variety in their speaker line-up.  Thus, Thom as made it his goal to not only promote himself, but to assist meeting organizers identify other great speakers.

Below is a list of recommended professional and popular motivational speakers who are amazing on-stage and off.  This list is always growing, so check back often to find inspiring speakers who will make your next event spectacular. (Click on name to visit their website).

Popular Motivational Speakers

Jessica Pettitt, CSP – Diversity / Hard Conversations

Gerry O’Brion – Branding Expert

Eliz Greene – “The Trouble with Busy”

Patrick Henry, CSP – Team Building / Customer Service

Jon Petz, CSP- Peak Performance

Todd Cohen – Sales

Ty Bennett – Leadership

Brian Fanzo – Embracing Change and Technology

Phil M Jones – Sales

Drew Tarvin – Humor at Work

Neen James,CSP – Thought Leadership / Attention

Beth Zeisenis – “Your Nerdy Best Friend”

Sara Canaday – Leadership

Stacey Hanke – Communications

Ron J West – Leading Teams

Judson Laipply, CSP- Inspirational Comedian

Manley Feinberg – Adventure Speaker

Jim Pancero, CSP – Sales / Sales Training

Marny Lifshen – Personal Branding

Patti DeNucci – Networking

Jim Comer – Care Giving (Aging)