During this time of global conflict, unpredictable markets and rising costs, it’s often difficult to keep morale up. Business speakers are a great way to communicate an impactful message, impart new techniques and provide an alternative perspective to a workforce. And while there are many good speakers available, you’re going to want to secure the best in the business to make it worthwhile. Here’s a look at the top seven business speakers.
7 of the best international business speakers
1. Simon Sinek
If you’re looking for an uplifting and engaging business speaker, then Simon Sinek is it. His first TED Talk in 2009 entitled ‘Why’ put him on the map, becoming the second-most watched TED talk of all time and remaining in the top five today. His interview on millennials in the workplace clocked more than 80-million views and he’s also penned five books, including the global bestseller, Start with Why. Sinek is an unshakeable optimist, a visionary thinker and a rare intellect who leaves audiences feeling inspired.
2. Malcolm Gladwell
The author of five New York Times bestsellers and co-founder of audio content company, Pushkin Industries, Malcolm Gladwell has become one of the globe’s most sought-after speakers. He’s renowned for his unique perspective on popular culture, treading the boundary between populariser and intellectual. Gladwell has been included in the TIME 100 Most Influential People list and touted as one of Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers.
3. Bruce Whitfield
Drawing on his experience as a radio, TV and print journalist, Bruce Whitfield shares his refreshingly non-conformist, optimistic view on the world with engaged audiences. His unique take and inspirational insights have seen South Africa’s most awarded financial journalist a highly sought-after business speaker. He tells compelling stories about the political economy in a creative, engaging way that connects with the audience at a deeper level. Adept at reading a room, his wit and honesty allow for spirited conversations around sometimes difficult topics.
4. Marc Randolph
The co-founder of Netflix, bestselling author and veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur is another top business speaker to consider. He hosts a top-10 Apple podcast That Will Never Work, where he works directly with entrepreneurs to provide one-on-one mentoring. His inspirational message draws on stories from the starting and growing of Netflix, through to dozens of concrete suggestions taken from his four decades as an entrepreneur.
5. Steve Wozniak
As co-founder of Apple, Wozniak has become a cult icon and an in-demand virtual business speaker with his story told in his bestselling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon. Wozniak, who designed Apple II, was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame in 2000 for his contribution to technology. He’s an enchanting speaker who recalls his early days in Silicon Valley and draws on teachable stories as a philanthropist for the past 30 years.
6. Robin Sharma
Considered one of the world’s best speakers on leadership and personal mastery, Sharma has shared insights to world-class corporations, including Nike, GE, Microsoft, FedEx, PwC, HP, and Oracle to NASA, Yale University, and YPO. His books have topped the international bestseller lists while his social media posts reach more than 600-million people a year. Sharma holds the rare ability of captivating an audience while delivering original and useful insights that drive individuals to do their best.
7. Robert Kiyosaki
The internationally renowned author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad, is able to communicate complex financial ideas in a simple and accessible manner. His book series have been translated into 51 languages and sold over 27 million copies worldwide, and it’s this message of business and financial success that he communicates with audiences the world over. Kiyosaki is an entrepreneur, educator, and investor who believes business needs both a spiritual and a business mission to succeed, especially at the beginning.
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