10 Speakers with Upcoming Book Releases (Actually, 11. Bonus!)

Posted: August 4, 2014 in Speaker Ideas

A lecture agent predicting the next “hot” business speaker is similar to an economist forecasting the next recession; the good ones are able to predict “nine out of the last five” (apology to Paul Samuelson). In other words, this stuff is not science and there are no certainties when it comes to looking into the “hot” speaker crystal ball.

If you are attempting to capture lightening in a bottle, one good place to start is with established high-impact speakers who have upcoming book releases. The key is to make sure you are looking at individuals who have a proven track record as speakers in order to negate risk.

    1. If you guess correctly and the book becomes a best-seller, you will have an in-demand speaker scheduled at a below-market fee when the speaker is getting a ton of publicity.
    1. If you guess incorrectly, and the book does not gain traction, you still have a great speaker.
    1. You want to avoid taking a shot on an author that does not have a speaking background; you might get lucky but it is not sure thing.

Here are ten high-impact speakers who have books coming out in the near future. These are all world-class speakers with years of experience on stages all over the globe.

Release Date - September 30, 2014

Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton – Best-Selling Authors of The Carrot Principle
 Release Date – September 30, 2014

 

 

Jason Jennings - Business Thought Leader and Best-Selling Author Release Date - TBD

Jason Jennings – Business Thought Leader and Best-Selling Author
 Release Date – TBD

 

Release Date - October 7, 2014

Susan Ershler – History-Making Mt. Everest Summiteer and Business Executive
 Release Date: October 7, 2014

 

 

Release Date - January 2015

James Canton – Futurist, Digital Entrepreneur, and Author
 Release Date – January 2015

 

Release Date - February 3 2015

Susan Packard – Founding executive behind CNBC, HGTV and Food Network
 Release Date – February 3 2015

 

 

Release Date - TBD

Jim Knight – Culture, Branding, and Customer Service Catalyst
 Release Date – TBD

 

David Meerman Scott - Marketing and Sales Strategist Release Date - August 2014

David Meerman Scott – Marketing and Sales Strategist
 Release Date – August 2014

 

 

Scott Stratten - President of UnMarketing Release Date - September 2014

Scott Stratten – President of UnMarketing
 Release Date – September 2014

 

Release Date - October 7, 2014

Clyde Fessler – Retired Vice President of Business Development for Harley-Davidson Motor Company
 Release Date (paperback) – October 7, 2014

 

 

Thomas Koulopoulos (CEO, Delphi Group) and Dan Keldsen (Senior Business Strategist, NFP Health) Release Date - November 11, 2014

Thomas Koulopoulos (founder of the Delphi Group) and Dan Keldsen (Senior Business Strategist, NFP Health)
 Release Date – November 11, 2014

 

Chef Jeff Henderson, America's Most Inspirational Culinary Star Paperback Release Date - November 3, 2014

Chef Jeff Henderson, America’s Most Inspirational Culinary Star Paperback Release Date – November 3, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course no matter how good the speaker is or how well the book is received, not every speaker is right for every group. We have provided direct links to the website of the speakers listed above, but check with your IASB member speaker bureau to determine if one of these speakers is a good fit for your organization.

Gary McManis & Jay Conklin

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