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Local Keynote Speakers in Austin, Texas

Planning a special event, corporate meeting, or annual summit in Austin? No matter the occasion, there’s sure to be an Austin-based speaker that’ll “wow” your audience. Trust us, we represent a bunch of them! Not to mention, booking a keynote speaker local to the area of your event can save you a lot of time (and money!) on the logistics. Check out our extensive roster of speakers in Austin, Texas below and click on individual speaker pages for more information on each speaker.

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Former Counselor to President George W. Bush and Current EVP of Corporate...

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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
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  • Europe: $35,001 - $55,000*
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Dan Bartlett, the former counselor and key advisor to President George W. Bush, was responsible for strategic communications, policy formulation, and the implementation of the administration’s agenda. His experience serving in the highest levels of state and federal government and helping lead two successful presidential campaigns gives him a unique perspective in shaping public opinion and reputation management. Currently the executive vice president of corporate affairs for Walmart, Bartlett addresses politics, strategic communications, and life in the West Wing.

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Business StrategyPoliticsMediaPolitical Analysts

Medal of Honor Recipient & New York Times Best-Selling Author

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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
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Sergeant Dakota Meyer is a Marine Corps veteran and the recipient of the Medal of Honor, the military’s highest honor. He is the first living marine to have received the medal since 1973 and is also one of the youngest. Through five successive missions, he helped save the lives of 13 American and 23 Afghan troops. President Barack Obama awarded Meyer the medal on September 15, 2011. Meyer was also inducted into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon. He addresses motivation, courage, leadership, believing in yourself, doing what is right, and what happened that day in Afghanistan.
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Inspiration & MotivationLeadershipTeamworkOvercoming AdversityRisk-TakersMilitary LeadersAuthors

Chief Political Analyst for ABC News; Author of Best-Selling Applebee’s...

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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
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Matthew Dowd is Chief Political Analyst for ABC News and a Columnist for National Journal. For 30 years, he has helped shape strategies and campaigns for CEOs, corporations, foundations, governments, and presidents. He was the chief strategist for the 2004 Bush-Cheney campaign, earning the title “strategist of the year.” He is also the author of the best-selling Applebee’s America. Dowd addresses politics; running winning campaigns; and demographic, commercial, and political patterns.

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PoliticsPolitical Analysts
Author and Customer Loyalty Expert
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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
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Jackie Huba has been researching the effects of word of mouth on customer loyalty since 2001. Forbes calls Jackie Huba's work in this field "the word of mouth gospel."
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Customer ExperienceMarketingFemale Speakers
General Vincent Brooks

Former Commander, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United...

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Vincent K. Brooks is a retired four-star general who was in command of all US Forces in Korea, where he concurrently commanded United Nations Command as well as the Republic of Korea. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, he led the 4,000 cadets as the cadet brigade commander or “First Captain.” A history-maker, Brooks is the first African American to have been chosen for this paramount position. He is also the eighth African American in history to attain the military’s top rank—four-star general in the United States Army. Widely respected as a speaker and leader of cohesive, innovative organizations, within and beyond the military, his areas of expertise are: leadership in complex organizations, crisis leadership, and building cohesive trust-based teams, national security, policy, strategy, international relations, military operations, combating terrorism and countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, as well as diversity and inclusion.
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ChinaDiversity & InclusionNational SecurityLeadershipMiddle EastTeamworkGeopoliticsCrisis ManagementMilitary LeadersAfrican American Speakers

Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures & New York Times Best-Selling...

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Dr. George Friedman is an American political scientist and author and the founder, and former CIO of STRATFOR, a leader in the intelligence industry. The author of two best-selling books, Friedman is a noted expert and frequently appears on major news programs and in top publications. Previously, Friedman had spent almost 20 years in academia, teaching military strategy and political science and philosophy at Dickinson College and other universities. He addresses geopolitical intelligence and analyzes and forecasts trends in world affairs, warfare, military strategy, and energy.

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Economic OutlookFinance Policy & RegulationGeopoliticsAuthors

Chairman of The Futurist Institute and the President of Prestige Economics

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Mr. Schenker is the President of Prestige Economics, and he is one of the most accurate financial forecasters and futurists in the world. Mr. Schenker is the President of Prestige Economics and Chairman of The Futurist Institute. He has been ranked one of the most accurate financial forecasters and futurists in the world. Bloomberg News has ranked Mr. Schenker a top forecaster in 43 categories, including #1 in the world for his forecast accuracy in an astonishing 25 categories, including for his forecasts of the Euro, the British Pound, the Swiss Franc, the Russian Ruble, the Chinese RMB, crude oil prices, natural gas prices, gold prices, industrial metals prices, agricultural commodity prices, US new home sales, and US jobs.

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Economic OutlookFinance Policy & RegulationFuture TrendsAuthors

One of America’s Most Prominent Energy Journalists and Authors

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A leading thinker on global energy, power systems, and innovation, Robert Bryce is one of America’s most prominent energy journalists. He's renowned for his analysis of industrial trends and the future of energy in his five books, where he skillfully explains the scale, physics, and math behind our energy and power systems while exposing the myriad myths about energy.

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Energy
Golf Legend
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  • Local: $55,001 - $75,000*
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Ben Crenshaw is an American professional golfer who has won 19 events on the PGA Tour, including two major championships: the Masters Tournament in 1984 and 1995. After thirty-five years on tour he remains one of the most popular and talented players on the grueling PGA circuit.


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