Perfect Speakers For Your Next Sales Meeting
Are you planning a kick-off 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 these sales motivational speakers that leave your audience with clear takeaways so they are ready to sell with fresh ideas when they are back at their desks. Motivational meetings for sales teams are a safe bet to inspire your workforce! 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 training speaker options we are recommending to clients now.
- Sarah Robb O'Hagan, CEO of Flywheel Sports, Former President of Gatorade, & Former GM of Nike
- Cal Ripken, Jr., Legendary "Iron Man" of Baseball
- Sekou Andrews, Grammy-Nominated Creator of "Poetic Voice" & Inspirational Speaker
- 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
- Nick Friedman & Omar Soliman, Co-Founders of College Hunks Hauling Junk
- Chris Fussell, Former US Navy SEAL officer, best-selling author, and managing partner at the McChrystal Group
- Dustin Garis, Former Chief Troublemaker at Procter & Gamble (Global Brand Innovation Leader, P&G FutureWorks)
- Susan O'Malley, Former President Of The Washington Capitals & The Washington Wizards & First Female President Of A Professional Sports Franchise
- Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Global Wealth Management and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley
- 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
- 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
- Alex Hunter, Former Head of Online Marketing for Virgin Group
- Trevor Moawad, Legendary Mental Conditioning Coach to top athletes and CEOs
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.
Legendary "Iron Man" of Baseball
One of the true legends of baseball, "Iron Man" Cal Ripken, Jr. broke several professional records during his 21 seasons, but none is as sacred as his consecutive-games-played record. Shattering Lou Gehrig's streak of 2,131 games by more than 500, Ripken displayed perseverance, endurance, and an everyday work ethic that endeared him to fans, transformed him into a national icon, and some argue, even saved baseball at its darkest moment. Check out more about Cal Ripken, Jr.
Grammy-Nominated Creator of "Poetic Voice" & Inspirational Speaker
Sekou Andrews is the Founder/CEO of SekouWorld, Inc., innovator of “Poetic Voice,” and one of the most successful spoken word poets in the world. On any given day, this schoolteacher turned artist and entrepreneur, who built a 7-figure company on poetry, can be found keynoting at a Fortune 500 company, inspiring thousands at a concert, or performing for Barack Obama in Oprah’s backyard. Check out more about Sekou Andrews.
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.
Co-Founders of College Hunks Hauling Junk
Over a decade ago, childhood best friends, Nick Friedman and Omar Soliman, were just twenty-two when they co-founded the now iconic junk removal and moving company, College Hunks Hauling Junk. Starting as an idea to earn some extra money over college break in a beat-up cargo van, the duo has grown College Hunks into a 150-million-dollar, national franchise with more than 100 locations – truly demonstrating what it means to be both bold risk takers and modern leaders. The company and founders have been widely recognized and acclaimed for their world-class culture and service, as well as their progressive approach to doing business in the 21st century. Learn more about Nick Friedman & Omar Soliman here.
Former US Navy SEAL officer, best-selling author, and managing partner at the McChrystal Group
Chris Fussell is a former Navy SEAL Officer and President at McChrystal Group, an elite advisory services firm that improves the performance of organizations by building adaptable teams capable of solving the world’s most complex leadership challenges. Fussell leads the McChrystal Group Leadership Institute, where he leverages his Special Operations experience and expertise in cross-functional collaboration to train leaders and build effective teams within large, dispersed organizations. Learn more about Chris Fussell here.
Former Chief Troublemaker at Procter & Gamble (Global Brand Innovation Leader, P&G FutureWorks)
Throughout his disruptive career at some of the world’s most respected companies, The Coca-Cola Company and Procter & Gamble, Garis has become known as “Chief Troublemaker” for his innovative approach to brand-building, customer experience, and change leadership. Learn more about Dustin Garis here.
Former President Of The Washington Capitals & The Washington Wizards & First Female President Of A Professional Sports Franchise
As the first female president of a professional sports franchise, Susan O’Malley is a pioneer in two fields: Sports and business. She knows what it takes to be a leader in a tough business environment and how to create an organization from the ground up. Learn more about Susan O'Malley 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.
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 meeting 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.
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.
Former Head of Online Marketing for Virgin Group
Alex Hunter is a branding and customer experience expert. He is also the creator and host of Attaché, a new style of online travel show, aimed at showing business travelers all they need to know in a very short film before visiting a city on company business. Learn more about Alex Hunter here.
Legendary Mental Conditioning Coach to top athletes and CEOs
Trevor Moawad is a renowned mental conditioning expert and strategic advisor to some of the world’s most elite performers. Named the “Sports World’s Best Brain Trainer” by Sports Illustrated, Moawad partnered with NFL’s Russell Wilson to form Limitless Minds, whose mission is to both optimize performance and enrich culture within some of the world’s top organizations and elite performers. Check out more about Trevor Moawad here.
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