When it comes to hiring celebrity guest speakers for corporate conferences and special events, the term “celebrity” could mean many things. Most importantly, our clients are looking for a keynote speaker with name recognition and someone their audience can relate to and resonate with. Below is our list of the top trending celebrity guest speakers for hire right now for your next conference, business summit, industry trade show or annual event:
Al Roker: The world’s most lovable weatherman and one of the top celebrity guest speakers for hire Al Roker is up to his old tricks again with his annual Turkey Trot across the United States. Last week, Al traveled around the country accompanied by top celebrity chefs to spread the love of Thanksgiving and special recipes to home chefs who were nominated by their friends and families. The Turkey Trot is just another example of Al’s inspiring and caring spirit on and off camera that makes him a truly impactful keynote speaker for audiences of all ages, industries and backgrounds.
Dara Torres: 12-Time Olympic Medalist, mother and motivational speaker Dara Torres has inspired millions around the world with her incredible story of perseverance, self-belief and will to achieve. At 41, Dara defied the odds to become the oldest U.S. swimmer ever to compete in the Olympic Games. Today, she serves as a motivational keynote speaker for business and leadership summits, women’s conferences and other special events. Most recently, Dara spoke to a group of executives as a part of the exclusive Summit at Sea networking event that takes place on an international cruise each year.
Jay Leno: Comedian and car aficionado Jay Leno was in Oregon last week, providing the feature keynote at the Simon Benson Awards Dinner held by Portland State University. He entertained attendees with inspirational stories from his career as a TV host as well as his life away from the cameras. Jay has also just been announced as the featured celebrity guest speaker for the American Rental Association’s popular trade show and networking event, The Rental Show next February. He has been praised for his impactful keynote speeches, weaving in his signature humor that helps him engage and connect with his audiences.
Ashley Judd: Actress Ashley Judd is now one of the top requested celebrity guest speakers for humanitarian events, fundraisers and leadership conferences. Outside of her successful career in Hollywood, Ashley has traveled the globe speaking to government leaders, special interest groups and decision makers to raise awareness for social and environmental issues including poverty, global health concerns, the safety of wildlife and environmental sustainability. Ashley represents a strong, empowering celebrity figure who revels in the opportunity to use her voice to inspire others and bring about positive change.
Rand Fishkin: This week, Raleigh, N.C. played host to Internet Summit 2016 where industry leading brands and executives shared ideas for the future of business online. Accomplished internet guru and MOZ CEO Rand Fishkin served as the featured keynote speaker along with the likes of award-winning documentarist Morgan Spurlock and Chief Content Officer of Marketing Profs, Ann Handley. Rand is an expert in all things content, search, & social on the web having created a service that specializes in SEO software and tools for better online marketing strategies. He makes a great keynote speaker for organizations looking for the inside track on successful marketing in the ever-evolving digital world.
Erin Brockovich: Erin has continued her crusade for environmental justice as a successful legal advisor and counsel since her story was first immortalized in the hit 2000 film, Erin Brockovich starring Julia Roberts. She has also hosted her own TV series on ABC and Zone Reality. This month, Erin was chosen as one of the featured celebrity guest speakers sharing thoughts at the 2016 Summit at Sea sailing from November 9-12. Her unique story inspires audiences to challenge the status quo, fight for what you believe in, and build your own pathway to success in work and life.
Kimbal Musk: Also aboard the Summit at Sea this year was entrepreneur, venture capitalist and restaurateur Kimbal Musk. Kimbal and his brother Elon have been two of the most creative and inventive business minds of the past few decades after creating successful startups such as PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX. Kimbal also has a special interest in the food industry, having opening a string of restaurants under the umbrella of The Kitchen Café in addition to his own non-profit The Kitchen Community which brings outdoor gardens to schools and learning centers to nurture childhood education.
Sallie Krawcheck: Empowering female entrepreneur Sallie Krawcheck joined a host of business leaders and professionals in New Jersey this week for the annual Leading Women’s Entrepreneurs celebration. She inspired the audience of top female entrepreneurs to set bigger goals for themselves and highlighted the opportunities women have to continue to advance and invest in corporate America. Sallie has a diverse business acumen stemming from her roles as the CEO of her latest endeavor Ellevest, a digital investment platform for women, and head of wealth management for companies including Citi and Merrill Lynch.
Trevor Noah: Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show successor Trevor Noah was recently chosen as a featured celebrity guest speaker for Hubspot’s Inbound 2016 Conference. Trevor’s role as a leading comedian on major network television has made him a very recognizable and relatable keynote speaker for corporate conferences and special events. His diverse cultural background and career in the entertainment industry has given him a unique perspective on the future of technology, social media and how it will continue to enhance and affect our lives for years to come.
Will. I. Am.: Will.I.Am is perhaps best recognized for his work as a talented singer and producer with The Black Eyed Peas but in the business world, his reputation precedes him as a savvy entrepreneur and creative director. Will.I.Am has worked as a director of creative innovation for Intel, providing input on the development of the latest smartphones, tablets and laptops. He is also in the final development stages of his own smartphone camera add-on called i.am+ that will give users additional megapixel capabilities. Given his appeal as a music artist and businessman, Will.I.Am is a unique keynote speaker great for startup and entrepreneurial conferences and innovation summits.
Would you like to hire one of these top celebrity guest speakers for your next event? Contact Celebrity Speakers Bureau today via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212)410-2853 to discuss your event and talent needs with one of our experienced speaker booking agents.