Contact Us
Call us on: +44(0)1332 810 481

Essential Toolkit: How to select business keynote speakers that resonate

For over two decades, The Speakers Agency has been a leading speaker bureau connecting organisations and conferences worldwide with the perfect business keynote speakers. We understand the transformative power of a captivating keynote speech, and we pride ourselves on partnering our clients with speakers who can make that happen.

Top Business Keynote Speakers of 2024

The Speakers Agency is proud to represent a distinguished roster of business keynote speakers who can make your event a resounding success. Here are a few of our talented speakers:

  • Jo Fairley, co-founder of Green & Black’s chocolate, is a pioneer in organic and fair-trade practices, and a leading voice in ethical business. Her expertise lies in sustainable business and entrepreneurship.
  • Chris Barton, founder of Shazam, the music identification app, brings unparalleled insights on innovation and disruption in the tech industry.
  • Dan Cobley, former Managing Director of Google UK, offers a wealth of knowledge on leadership, navigating change, and building high-performing teams.
  • Holly Tucker MBE, co-founder of online retail giant, is an advocate for female entrepreneurs and building a successful online business. Her areas of expertise are e-commerce and entrepreneurship.
  • Jamil Qureshi is a leading expert in the field of performance-enhancing psychology and building high-performing teams. He is one of the world’s most sought-after business keynote speakers.
  • Kanya King, CEO and founder of The MOBO Awards. One of the most recognised faces in the music industry, Kanya is an excellent speaker on innovation, resilience and diversity in business.
  • Lord Seb Coe, double Olympic Gold medalist and former President of the International Association of Athletics Federations, is renowned for his leadership in sports management and business.
  • Stephen Attenborough, who leads on all commercial activities for Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, is a captivating speaker. He is a leading voice on Customer Service, innovation, technology and Leadership.

The Role of Business Keynote Speakers in the Corporate World

Lord Seb Coe business keynote speakerWe all know that business is a competitive landscape, but our business keynote speakers are willing to share their stories of success and failures to help others grow. They play a vital role in corporate events, inspiring and motivating audiences through powerful storytelling and proven strategies. They provide actionable takeaways specifically designed to propel businesses forward.

How to Choose the Right Business Keynote Speaker for Your Event

Selecting the ideal business keynote speaker requires careful consideration of several factors. First, experience and expertise are crucial. Look for speakers with a proven track record of success in a field relevant to your event’s theme. Audience alignment is equally important. Consider the demographics and interests of your attendees. Choose a speaker whose style and message will resonate with them and leave a lasting impression. Finally, speaker fees and budget must be taken into account. Business keynote speaker fees vary depending on experience and demand. Determine your budget early on to narrow down your options and ensure a successful outcome.

The Speakers Agency can help you navigate this process seamlessly. We will work closely with you to understand your specific needs and recommend speakers who are the perfect fit for your event, ensuring both audience engagement and alignment with your overall goals.

Why Choose The Speakers Agency for Your Business Keynote Speaker

With over 20 years of experience, The Speakers Agency has been a trusted partner to many clients in securing the perfect business keynote speaker. Our team has extensive knowledge of the speaking circuit and can expertly match your needs with the ideal speaker. We take pride in personalised service, working closely with you to understand your event’s goals, target audience, and budget to ensure a seamless and successful experience.

Call us on +44(0)1332 810481 or email to discuss your business keynote speaker requirements today.

FAQs about Business Speakers

What are the different types of business keynote speakers?

Business Keynote Speakers cover all kinds of topics including resilience, change management, leadership, risk management, sales, marketing, branding, growth, innovation, future of work, communication, company culture and many more.

What occasions are best suited for business keynote speakers?

Business keynote speakers can enhance a variety of events including conferences, corporate training, away days, Sales kickoff events, industry specific events, tradeshows, internal events, networking events and many more.

How far in advance should I book a business keynote speaker?

Popular speakers can book up well in advance, especially for major events. It’s advisable to start your search 3-6 months in advance to secure your preferred speaker.

What additional expenses might be involved?

Speaker fees are the primary cost, but there may be additional expenses such as travel, accommodation, and audiovisual requirements. The Speakers Agency can provide a comprehensive quote that factors in all potential costs.

Do I need to handle any special technical requirements for the speaker?

Some speakers may have specific technical requirements for their presentation. The Speakers Agency will communicate any requirements well in advance and work with you and your venue to ensure these are met.

How much input should I provide the speaker regarding the presentation content?

The level of input you provide depends on your preferences. You can discuss the event’s theme and desired outcomes with the speaker, but they will typically come prepared with a tailored presentation based on your brief and the information you provide.

How can I ensure the speaker's message aligns with the overall event goals?

The Speakers Agency will work closely with you to understand your event’s goals and objectives. We will then recommend speakers whose message directly aligns with those goals, ensuring a cohesive and impactful experience for your audience.

We would love to hear from you

Enquire here

Please don't hesitate to get in touch today and one of our experienced agents will get back to you.

Contact Form [CTA]

The Speakers Agency
Steven Bartlett, entrepreneur and keynote speaker
Browse By


Helen Lederer, comedian, awards host and actress who is best known for starring in Ab Fab.
Browse By

Annual Events

Simon Reeve, adventurer and after dinner speaker
Browse By


Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, diversity campaigner, keynote speaker and human rights activist
Browse By


Proudly Supporting
An image of the logo of Child Bereavement UK, the chosen charity supported by The Speakers Agency
Read More About Our Support

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

Our former Managing Director Sylvia Tidy-Harris is one of their national Ambassadors and we are proud to support this great charity.

Stay In Touch

To stay up to date with the latest news and developments at The Speakers Agency please subscribe with your email below.