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The Speaker Experts have fired up their Commadore 64 and dusted off their slide rule in order to determine the 10 most “booked” corporate and association speakers in the United States. These thought leaders all eclipse or come very close to the magical number of 100 presentations per year. To the average person on the street, these speakers have little name value BUT to those in the meeting planning and speaker bureau industries, they are legendary and almost mythical celebrities who are asked for by name. Despite a travel schedule that keeps them on the road hundreds of days out of the year, these speakers will never miss a speech and deliver world class presentations under any conditions.

  • We have provided a direct link to every speaker’s webpage where you can view steaming video and gather background information. We strongly suggest you work with an IASB-member speaker bureau to determine the right speaker from this list for your audience with the one exception being Jason Dorsey, who does not work with speaker bureaus.
  • Eric Wahl and Mike Abrashoff are holdover speakers from last year’s list. The already high demand for their speaker services has increased in the past year along with their speaking fees.
  • Robert O’Neill is exclusive with Leading Authorities; they would be your direct and best source to secure his speaking services.

 

Jason Dorsey
The Authority on millennials and Gen Y

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Even though he does not work with speaker bureaus, we still like him!

Seth Mattison
Trendspotter and workforce strategist

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A 4th generation farm kid striving to make the work world more humane, empowering and engaging.

Alison Levine
Team captain of first American women’s Mt. Everest expedition

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An expert on leadership in extreme environments.

Robert O’Neill
Decorated Seal Team Six Operator

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If you have seen Zero Dark Thirty or Captain Phillips, you will recognize his team’s work

Carey Lohrenz
The first female U.S. Navy fighter pilot

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Her office is an F-14 Tomcat

Simon Bailey
Former Sales Director for the Disney Institute
at the Walt Disney World Resort®

Brings the magic of Disney to your meeting kingdom

Walter Bond
Peak-performance expert

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Good NBA player, Hall of Fame professional speaker

Erik Wahl
Internationally-recognized graffiti artist

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The value of his paintings and presentations has increased since last year

Mike Abrashoff
Former Naval Commander and Author of It’s Your Ship

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His ship comes in well over 100 times a year

John Foley
Former Lead Blue Angel Solo Pilot

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Teamwork, trust, and high performance innovation

It is impossible to truly determine the 10 most “booked” corporate and association speakers in America. However, we have based our observations on market demand, inertia, internet research and interactions with thousands of meeting professionals over the past twelve months.

Check back next week when The Speaker Experts gaze into our magic crystal ball and identify 10 trending speakers who are candidates to make the most-booked list next year!

Gary McManis & Jay Conklin

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The Speaker Experts have assembled their list of the top ten most-booked speakers on the corporate and association speaking circuit (this list does not include the college or civic markets). There are no “Moneyball” type analytics or sabermetrics to determine the 10 most-booked speakers in America. This list is based on information gathered after interacting with thousands of meeting professionals, speakers, and speaker bureaus, along with market research (The Speaker Experts peruse a lot of websites) conducted throughout the year. Many of these speakers eclipse the magical 100 events a year figure, and the rest come pretty close to it.

A few notes:

– If the speaker below has an exclusive agency relationship, we have provided that bureau’s webpage address.

– If the speaker does not have an exclusive allegiance to an agency (otherwise known as “non-exclusive”), we have provided a direct link to the speaker’s  webpage. However, The Speaker Experts strongly suggest you work with your preferred bureau partner in scheduling one of these speakers.

Our Top 10 (in alphabetical order):

Mike Abrashoff

He has been on circuit for years, but his lessons are timeless.

 

 

 

Mike Abrashoff – Leadership Expert and author of New York Times Bestseller “It’s Your Ship”

Contact: www.glsworld.com 

 

 

 

Charlie Cook Head SHot

A first stop speaker for Fly-In & Legislative Conferences.

 

 

Charlie Cook – Editor and Publisher of “The Cook Political Report”

Contact: www.leadingauthorities.com

 

 

 

 

Still not sure which one is which, but they give so many speeches that the Speaker Experts feel there is actually a third Heath.

 

Dan and Chip Heath – New York Times Bestselling Authors of “Made To Stick” and “Decisive”

Contact: www.brightsightgroup.com 

 

 

 

 

Sally Hogshead

Check out her website; the tagline is priceless.

 

Sally Hogshead – Brand Innovation Expert, New York Times Bestselling Author, and Creator of the “Fascination Test”

Contact: www.sallyhogshead.com 

 

 

 

Daymond John

Don’t worry, it’s okay to get in the water with this shark.

 

Daymond John – Shark Tank Judge, founder of FUBU, and author of  “The Brand Within”

Contact: www.daymondjohn.com

 

 

 

High energy, high impact and fluent in Spanish!

 

Kelly McDonald – Multicultural Marketing & Consumer Trend Expert

Contact: www.mcdonaldmarketing.com

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Pink

His calendar is closed for the remainder of 2014 to focus on new projects – contact WSB for details about securing him for 2015.

 

Dan Pink – One of the world’s leading business minds and New York Times Bestselling Author

Contact: www.washingtonspeakersbureau.com 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Sheahan

Don’t let the laid back Australian accent fool you – Sheahan presents some of the most “tailored” presentations on the circuit.

 

Peter Sheahan – Business Transformation Expert and New York Times Bestselling Author

Contact: www.petersheahan.com 

 

 

 

 

Simon Senak

Cool eye glasses and an edgy message.  He makes the list.

 

Simon Sinek – Leadership Expert and New York Times Bestselling Author of “Start With Why”

Contact: www.caa.com 

 

 

 

 

Erik Wahl

The values of his paintings are rapidly approaching his speaking fee!

 

Erik Wahl – Internationally Recognized Graffiti Artist, New York Times Bestselling Author of “UnThink”

Contact: www.theartofvision.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are these really the 10 most “booked” corporate and association speakers in America? We can’t say for sure, but they’re pretty darn close. Of course, being on this list doesn’t make any one of these speakers the right speaker for your meeting or event. The Speaker Experts will address finding the right speaker in an upcoming post titled “The Perfect Speaker for Your Next Event…..Has No Name”

Gary McManis & Jay Conklin