When booking top motivational keynote speakers to headline your events, we know finding a keynote speaker with name recognition and celebrity clout is often paramount in your search. The element of celebrity brings an extra special buzz to your event that increases attendance and ultimately creates a more memorable experience for you and your audience. But not all celebrities are great keynote speakers! At Celebrity Speakers Bureau, we help you navigate the speaker circuit and find the best celebrity public speakers in your budget range who can deliver on your desired message and event theme. To get your search started in the right direction, below are the top 10 trending celebrity public speakers who are currently starring on popular TV series and reality shows:
Ashton Kutcher: Ashton is perhaps one of the most intriguing and charismatic celebrity public speakers on the speaker circuit having enjoying overwhelming success as a popular actor and savvy tech investor. Away from the TV and movie sets, Ashton has invested in companies including Uber, Spotify, Airbnb, Skype and Foursquare just to name a few. As a keynote speaker for corporate conferences and special events, Ashton provides a unique blend of celebrity influence and business acumen that makes for a truly engaging keynote speech or moderated Q&A.
Kerry Washington: This Emmy-nominated actress and mother of 2 is currently starring as Olivia Pope in ABC’s hit drama series Scandal. Kerry celebrated the birth of her second child in October and has perfected the art of work-life balance! Earlier in 2016, she was a featured keynote speaker at the SXSW Film Conference & Festival where she spoke on a panel discussing the future of entertainment. Kerry is an intelligent, well-rounded celebrity keynote speaker who appeals to audiences at women’s conferences, entertainment industry events and other corporate functions.
Marcus Lemonis: Entrepreneurial success is not new to investor and Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis, but his public persona as a thought leader in better business practices has grown exponentially since he first appeared as the host of his own business TV series called The Profit on CNBC. His experiences building businesses in many different industries gives him a diverse knowledge base from which he can offer advice on how your organization can grow, adapt and improve in 2017. Marcus is one of the top celebrity public speakers available for industry events and business conferences heading into next year.
Martha Stewart: Martha’s celebrity influence has transcended the culinary industry and made her one of the most visible and well-known TV personalities and celebrity figures on the planet. Her latest VH1 cooking show with hop-hop legend Snoop Dogg is just another example of her ability to appeal and connect with audiences of different ages and backgrounds. In terms of personal appearances, Martha is open to a variety of different opportunities including keynote speaking, moderated Q&A sessions, live cooking demonstrations, event hosting duties and more.
Jon Taffer: If you’ve ever seen an episode of Bar Rescue on Spike TV, you know celebrity speaker Jon Taffer knows how to command a room! Jon is a bar and restaurant consultant with over 30 years of experience in the food & beverage industry. He makes regular appearances on major news networks and media outlets discussing tips for small business and entrepreneurs as well as commenting on breaking news in the food & beverage industry. Jon’s universal solutions for business success make him a top choice for organizations looking for celebrity public speakers who can relate to the corporate challenges they are facing on a daily basis.
Viola Davis: Beloved actress and motivational keynote speaker Viola Davis is the star of How to Get Away with Murder on ABC. In 2015, she became the first black woman ever to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She has been named one of Time Magazine’s most influential people in the world and she takes every opportunity to use her platform as a celebrity to address ways our society can change for the better. As a keynote speaker, Viola has a vested interest in using her own experiences to encourage audiences to face adversity, fight for their future and leave a positive impact on all those around them.
Tilman Fertitta: Tilman is a multi-faceted businessman and reality TV star who is the host of Billion Dollar Buyer on CNBC. He is perhaps best known as the owner and CEO of Landry’s restaurant corporation but has also invested in professional sports teams, hotels and other real estate ventures. Tilman’s fascinating story of growing up in his father’s restaurant and eventually building his own career as a restaurant mogul inspires audiences to follow their passions and take hold of their future.
NeNe Leakes: NeNe is an empowering female presence in pop culture who is best recognized as one of the original cast members of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta series. She kicked off 2016 as a co-host of NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly and has appeared as a featured keynote speaker for several events throughout the year including the Ultimate Women’s Expo in Atlanta. NeNe has built a successful personal brand outside of acting that includes her own fashion line and a growing online community called The Fab Gab.
Bethenny Frankel: Bethenny rose to fame as fan-favorite cast member on the Real Housewives of New York City before launching her own lifestyle brand SkinnyGirl in 2011. The brand started as a line of health-conscious cocktails but has since expanded to sweeteners, snacks, kitchen appliances and other household items. Food, lifestyle, business, you name it! Bethenny’s personal experiences as a reality TV star and entrepreneur give her a unique perspective on ways your audience can build a successful life and career.
Taraji P. Henson: Last, but certainly not least on our list of trending celebrity public speakers is award-winning actress Taraji P. Henson. Taraji is the star of the TV drama series Empire on FOX and will be appearing in the upcoming film Hidden Figures set to open on Christmas Day. This year, she was named one of Time Magazine’s most influential people in the world. Taraji will certainly be a highly sought-after speaker for women’s conferences and special events heading into 2017.
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