Perfect Speakers For Your Next Sales Meeting
Securing an energetic and dynamic sales kick off speaker is one of the best ways to make sure your meeting is memorable and well-reviewed. Sales kick off speakers boost motivation, get your audience buzzing, talk through case studies that showcase tactics for success, and help your team to rethink their strategies. Plus it's always great to consider sales speakers that leave your audience with clear takeaways so they are ready to sell with fresh ideas when they are back at their desks. The best keynote speakers for sales teams are able to share energetic stories while offering practical takeaways for achieving goals. Check out some of our top sales kick-off meeting speaker recommendations below.
Top Speakers For Sales Meetings
If you’re looking to book a strong sales speaker for your next sales meeting or sales kick-off event, here is a list of some of our most in-demand sales speaker options we are recommending to clients now.
- Sarah Robb O'Hagan, CEO of Flywheel Sports, Former President of Gatorade, & Former GM of Nike
- Colin O'Brady, Pro Endurance Athlete, 4x World Record Holder, and First Person to Cross Antarctica Solo, Unsupported and Unaided
- Laila Ali, Mom, Wife, Boxing Champion, Elite Athlete, Fitness & Nutrition Expert, TV Host, Cooking Enthusiast, Beauty & Lifestyle Brand CEO, Actress, Advocate for Children, and Author
- Lisa Sun, Founder & CEO, GRAVITAS, Former Associate Principal in McKinsey’s Global Fashion Practice
- Mark Bowden, Expert in Body Language, Human Behavior & Communication
- Ben Saunders, Record-Breaking Explorer & Repeat TED Speaker
- Rear Admiral Scott Moore, Expert on Building and Leading “No-Fail” Teams and Retired United States Navy SEAL Rear Admiral
- Joby Ogwyn, World Record-Holding Mountain Climber and Legendary Wing-Suit Pilot
- Jonah Berger, Best-Selling Author and Expert on Why Things Catch On
- Erik Weihenmayer, World-Class Blind Adventurer
- Christopher Voss, Former FBI Lead International Kidnapping Negotiator and CEO of Black Swan Group
- Robert O'Neill, Former SEAL Team Six Leader, Naval Special Warfare Development Group, and New York Times Best-Selling Author
- Adam Sharp, Former Head of News, Government, & Elections at Twitter
- Ryan Estis, Business Performance Expert
- Crystal Washington, Technology Marketing Strategist & Futurist
- Molly Fletcher, Pioneering Female Sports Agent & CEO
- Peter Sheahan, Best-Selling Author and World-Renowned Speaker on Exploiting Business Trends & New Market Opportunities and Founder & CEO of Karrikins Group
- Kaihan Krippendorff, Renowned Business Strategist, Best-Selling Author of Outthink the Competition, & Popular Fast Company Blogger
- Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Global Wealth Management and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley
- David Nour, CEO of The Nour Group, Inc., Senior Management Advisor, International Speaker, & Best-Selling Author
Keep reading for more information on each of these incredible sales speakers below and their speaking topics:
Former CEO of Flywheel Sports, Former Global President of Gatorade, Former Marketing Director at Nike, Author of Extreme You: Step Up, Stand Out, Kick Ass, Repeat
Executive, activist, and entrepreneur, Sarah Robb O'Hagan is described by the media as everything from “Superwoman undercover” to the “Queen of the Jocks” to the ultimate example of where fierce business woman, mother, and fitness fanatic combine. Named among Forbes “Most Powerful Women in Sports” and recognized as one of Fast Company's “Most Creative People in Business,” Sarah's career includes leadership roles at some of the world's most iconic brands like Gatorade, Nike, and Virgin. She is the founder of Extreme Living, a consultancy focused on bringing the best out of individuals and organizations. She shares practical takeaways, including how to make failure your fuel, discover your most competitive playing field, get out of line rather than always following conventional wisdom, and bring out the “extreme” in others. Check out more about Sarah Robb O'Hagan here.
Pro Endurance Athlete, 4x World Record Holder, and First Person to Cross Antarctica Solo, Unsupported and Unaided
Colin O’Brady is professional endurance athlete and a foremost expert on mindset. He is a four-time world record holder and former professional triathlete, Yale University graduate, and highly sought-after public speaker. Incredibly, his world records only came after his life was tragically derailed by a fire in Thailand, leaving him so badly injured that doctors warned he might never walk again normally. As one of America’s most experienced endurance athletes and an inspiring entrepreneur, O’Brady embodies what it means to overcome obstacles, dream big, set goals, conquer mindset, unlock potential, and never give up. Read more about Colin O'Brady here.
Mom, Wife, Boxing Champion, Elite Athlete, Fitness & Nutrition Expert, TV Host, Cooking Enthusiast, Beauty & Lifestyle Brand CEO, Actress, Advocate for Children, and Author
Laila Ali is a world-class athlete, fitness & nutrition expert, TV host, cooking enthusiast, founder of the Laila Ali Lifestyle Brand and mother of two. The daughter of late beloved global icon and humanitarian, Muhammad Ali, she is a four-time undefeated boxing world champion, whose stellar record includes 24 wins (21 of which were "knockouts") and zero losses. Laila is heralded as the most successful female in the history of women’s boxing. Find out more about Laila Ali here.
Founder & CEO, GRAVITAS, Former Associate Principal in McKinsey’s Global Fashion Practice
Lisa Sun, founder and CEO of GRAVITAS, seamlessly blends stories from her data-driven insights from 11 years at McKinsey & Company and from her experience as an entrepreneur launching an innovative retail brand to offer talks that encourage audiences to choose self-confidence, work to harness their “superpower,” and use gravitas to advance personally and professionally. Sun explores why it’s vital to push past your potential, how to transform an idea into a movement, and why you’ve got to bet on yourself every single day. Sun has always had a passion for style, for inclusivity, and for helping people look and feel their best and was named one of Washingtonian Magazine's Best Dressed Women. Explore more about Lisa Sun.
Expert in Body Language, Human Behavior & Communication
Mark Bowden is the keynote speaker for organizations worldwide whose work depends upon winning the hearts and minds of others. Mark entertainingly trains any audience in the most cutting edge techniques to stand out, win trust and profit every time they speak. His keynote presentation takes everyone on an exciting and humorous journey to understand how, with the right body language “It’s often not what you say—but how you say it, that gets results!” Expert in human behaviour and body language, keynote speaker Mark Bowden is the creator of TRUTHPLANE®, a communication training company and unique methodology for anyone who has to communicate with impact to an audience. Mark’s highly entertaining keynote speeches and training seminars teach audiences around the world how to use the most influential verbal and nonverbal language to stand out, win trust and gain credibility every time they speak. Find out more about Mark Bowden.
Record-Breaking Explorer & Repeat TED Speaker
Polar explorer, TED speaker, and record-breaking long-distance skier Ben Saunders fuses the spirit of adventure with impressive technical ingenuity. He has five North Pole expeditions under his belt and is best known for leading one of the most ambitious expeditions in a century. Humble and self-effacing, he is an explorer of limits and his message is one of inspiration, empowerment, and boundless potential. He explores the dichotomy between ideas and action and urges audiences to consider carefully how to spend the “tiny amount of time we each have on this planet.” Discover more about Ben Saunders.
Former Deputy Commander Of Naval Special Warfare
Moore shares what it takes to build “no fail” teams, covering leadership, trust, communication, and culture. He hammers home that SEALs do the impossible by tapping into the three keys of no-fail teams: Strong leadership, demonstrated trust, and dedication to peak performance. Scott’s presentations are action-packed and fast-moving. He weaves memorable lessons into unbelievable stories, sharing what it was like to serve as the negotiator during the Captain Phillips rescue, and how he felt as he oversaw the rescue of hostage Jessica Buchanan in the Horn of Africa—a life-or-death mission he knew was almost impossible. If you have a sales meeting focused on leadership, motivation, or teamwork this year, we encourage you to look at Scott—the former number two leader in the entire Navy SEAL organization. with years of experience in leadership and teamwork, Scott is perfect for your next annual sales presentation. Learn more about Rear Admiral Moore here.
World Record-Holding Mountain Climber & Legendary Wing-Suit Pilot
Joby Ogwyn shares hair-raising stories about how to set a goal, create a plan, and take concrete steps toward achieving it. With gripping stories and jaw-dropping visuals, Joby explains how he overcomes fear and takes calculated risks. He also shares the business behind what he does—how he pitches projects to NBC, National Geographic, Discovery, and Sony Pictures and gets executives to buy into an $8 million idea. He’s an engaging storyteller whose tales and visuals of jumping from mountaintops leave audiences spellbound, energized, and can motivate your team at a sales training to tackle any goal. With his experience, Joby is perfect for your next annual sales meeting. Learn more about Joby here.
Best-Selling Author & Expert On Why Things Catch On
Jonah Berger offers salespeople a practical toolkit for selling anything and communicating ideas so that people find them irresistible. His high-energy speech on culture offers practical strategies for encouraging buy in and driving results, paired with incredible research-based anecdotes about human behavior. Jonah runs through how executives can reinvent their business model and incentivize innovation plus what disruptors do differently that makes them so successful. Drawing on success stories from companies including Uber, Gillette, and Chobani, Jonah offers a playbook for surviving and thriving in today’s marketplace. With years of experience leading businesses and speaking at sales meetings nationwide, Jonah is perfect for your next annual sales presentation. Learn more about Jonah here.
World-Class Blind Adventurer
Erik Weihenmayer motivates salespeople to lead a “no barriers life,” and shares insights on using adversity to their advantage and shattering expectations. Erik has built amazing teams to help him get through barriers and obstacles to the life he envisioned for himself. He has an amazing gift for connecting with audiences, and shares his messages of getting beyond negativity and seeing past limitations by recounting his personal experiences of climbing Mt. Everest and kayaking the Grand Canyon. He’s a speaker who has really “walked the walk,” and builds up audiences who need a boost. If you want to increase your team’s motivation, Erik is perfect for your next annual sales meeting. Learn more about Erik here.
Former FBI Lead International Hostage Negotiator Who Shares 9 Principles For Effective, Persuasive Sales & Negotiations
A top FBI negotiator turned business consultant, Chris Voss blends gripping anecdotes with lessons in negotiation. He shares the real stories behind high-profile international kidnappings and bank robberies and uses them to illustrate how to get ahead in any conversation or negotiation. Chris talks reading people, the art of persuasion, and protecting against your own vulnerabilities. He shares lessons about preparedness, calculated risk, why you want to get your counterpart to say “no,” and negotiating “as if your life depended on it.” For a fascinating take on how to negotiate successfully with anyone, we highly recommend Chris Voss for your next sales meeting. Learn more about Chris here.
SEAL Team Six Leader, Best-Selling Author, & Motivational Speaker Who Lives By The Mantra, “Never Quit”
For a talk that will make your audience want to push harder, face down big challenges, and live the motto “Never Quit,” bring in Rob O’Neill. Rob shares stories from his missions around the world, and shares with audiences how he found the internal motivation to achieve greatness. Regarded as one of the most impactful speakers on the lecture circuit today, he constantly receives top reviews. Learn more about Rob here.
Former Head Of News, Government, & Elections At Twitter & Expert On How Technology Is Transforming The Way We Connect With & Sell To Clients
Adam Sharp was Twitter’s first Washington employee, tasked with growing the platform into the news powerhouse it is today. He was also the longest-serving member of Twitter’s global media partnerships team and the brand’s most visible spokesperson. He talks about the impact of technology on incumbent industries and how to take advantage of new media to stay relevant and get ahead. Learn more about Adam here.
Peak Performance Expert & Authority On The “Era of the Customer”
To Ryan Estis, creativity and innovation are the lifeblood of all human progress, and as such, he’s spent his career harnessing the spirit of creative disruption. The five‐time successful tech entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and CEO delivers a clear call to action—it’s better to innovate and disrupt your organization before your competition does. The riskiest move companies can make today is hugging the status quo—believing the future will be like the past is the fast road to obsolescence. Learn more about Ryan here.
Social Media Marketing Strategist Who Helps Businesses Capitalize On The Practical Applications Of Future Trends
Crystal Washington works with organizations that want to leverage technology to increase profits and productivity. When powerful companies want their teams to take action online, they book technology strategist and dynamic speaker, Crystal Washington, who has worked with Google, Microsoft, GE, and others in the USA, Africa, and Europe. For this comprehensive knowledge on social media, she has been interviewed by ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, and numerous radio stations and magazines around the globe. Learn more about Crystal here.
Pioneering Female Sports Agent Who Speaks To Forging Relationships & Breaking Through Barriers To Success
Molly Fletcher is a trailblazer in every sense of the word—a rare talent of business wisdom, relationship brilliance and unwavering optimism. As a CEO, she shares her unconventional and unique techniques that made her one of the first female sports agents in the high stakes, big ego world of professional sports, and now a successful entrepreneur. Learn more about Molly here.
Best-Selling Business Author, CEO, & Expert On Exploiting Business Trends & Identifying New Market Opportunities
Peter Sheahan is the founder and CEO of Karrikins Group, a global growth-oriented consulting firm focused on elevating their clients to be the obvious choice in the hearts and minds of their customers, communities, and employees. Peter is known internationally for his innovative business thinking and thought leadership. With staff in more than 23 cities across seven countries, he knows firsthand the challenges of growing a business in these rapidly-changing times. Learn more about Peter here.
Renowned Business Strategist & Best-Selling Author Who Helps Companies Rethink Strategies To Outpace The Competition
Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff is a top business strategy speaker and the best-selling author of multiple business books, including his most recent book, Outthink the Competition. A former consultant with McKinsey & Company, he is the founder of Outthinker, a popular blogger who authors of one of the most read columns on FastCompany.com, and a sought-after strategic advisor to a growing roster of leading businesses and corporations including ABC, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal, and Citibank. Learn more about Kaihan here.
Managing Director At Morgan Stanley, Best-Selling Author, & Creator of “Carla’s Pearls” Of Wisdom For Succeeding In Work and Life
As the first African American to join Morgan Stanley’s management committee, Carla Harris truly embodies a no-excuses persona. A well-established powerful voice in finance, Carla has practiced what she preaches for three decades. In keynote talks, Carla energizes audiences with grace and humor as she espouses the evergreen wisdom known as “Carla’s Pearls. Learn more about Carla here.
CEO of The Nour Group, Inc., Senior Management Advisor, International Speaker, & Best-Selling Author
David Nour is a thought leader on the quantifiable value of business relationships. He offers an inspirational way to identify, build, nurture, and leverage relationships that drive growth. Learn more about David Nour here.
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