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How to choose the right conference speaker for your event

The term ‘conference speaker’ is pretty broad to say the least. Since conferences can be focused on virtually any theme, topic or field, a conference speaker can refer to any person who can deliver a keynote speech within their specific field of expertise. As such, many of the speakers on our roster here at The Speakers Agency are available as conference speakers.

In a day (or series of days) which usually consists of networking, workshops and lengthy PowerPoint presentations, a conference speaker is often the highlight of a conference. This is especially true if you hire an outstanding speaker who can really resonate with your audience.

Ensuring that your speaker can profoundly impact your audience is achieved most often by marrying the theme of your event with what your audience are going to want to hear. Regardless of the subject matter, audiences want to be inspired and excited by their conference speakers. Some speakers achieve this by recounting their own personal stories of success and overcoming adversity within a specific field. Others will share their expertise on a specific topic. They usually leave your audience with actionable points that they can implement in their work or everyday lives.

Below are just a few of the many conference speakers we are proud to offer at The Speakers Agency. Some are household names because of their achievements and expertise, while others are well-known experts within a specific field. All are guaranteed to leave your audiences feeling both informed and motivated. You can view an extensive list of our conference speakers.


Shivvy Jervis

Shivvy Jervis is a technology and innovation speaker and is one of the most trusted voices on human-centred innovation. From AI to neuroscience, cybersecurity to the metaverse, Shivvy is an expert at helping to businesses and society more widely to become ‘future ready.’ Shivvy Jervis is renowned by the World Economic Forum and TED Talks for being able to expertly “demystify complex topics.” Her research is trusted by over 200 organisations, including the likes of Microsoft, the United Nations, Salesforce, Lenovo and the UK Government’s digital division.


Steven Bartlett

Steven Bartlett is as a speaker, investor, author and content creator, hosting one of Europe’s biggest podcasts, ‘The Diary of a CEO’. Steven recently released his debut book ‘Happy Sexy Millionaire’ which is a Sunday Times best seller. Steven Bartlett is the 29-year-old Founder of the social media marketing agency Social Chain. From a bedroom in Manchester, this university drop-out built what would become one of the world’s most influential social media companies when he was just 21 years old, before taking his company public at 27 years old with a current market valuation of over $600M.


Christopher Lemons

Chris Lemons is a deep-sea Saturation Diver who was involved in a catastrophic accident in 2012. Stranded 300 feet below the surface of the treacherous North Sea, with no light, heat or breathing gas for 35 minutes, his miraculous survival is the subject of the hit Neflix/BBC documentary ‘Last Breath.’ As a conference speaker, Chris’s main focus is on leadership and his speeches are renowned for being spellbinding and massively inspirational.


Dame Katherine Grainger

Dame Katherine Grainger DBE is Chair of UK Sport and Britain’s only female Olympian with five medals from five consecutive games. As well as being a conference speaker, Katherine is also a highly sought-after keynote and after-dinner speaker. At conferences, she excels when talking to businesses about teamwork, overcoming challenges, motivation, winning and the importance of communication.


Karren Brady

Baroness Karren Brady CBE is a highly regarded Business Speaker and the former Managing Director of Birmingham City FC. Now Deputy Managing Director of West Ham Karren is also Lord Sugar’s right hand woman in the Apprentice. As a world-class conference speaker, Karren covers subjects such as Motivation, Goal Achieving, Leading a Team, Delivering Change, Marketing, Business, Entrepreneurship and Management Skills.


For more information on booking a conference speaker, or if you would like any speaker suggestions to fit your conference brief, give us a call on +44(0)1332 810 481, email or fill in our enquiries form today.

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