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How to choose the right corporate speaker for your event

The phrase Corporate Speaker covers a plethora of genres.  And sometimes the phrase can confuse as many ask whether it refers specifically to the Speaker’s corporate background or simply to an outstanding, first-class speaker who is suitable for a specific corporate audience.

The most important point when choosing a speaker for any event is to consider who the audience is and what the company booking/the audience want from the speaker’s delivery.

For example, a company wanting to motivate their sales force are likely going to require someone who has a background in selling.  However, if the company wants to inspire their workforce in general then someone who doesn’t necessarily have a corporate background would be equally suitable. For example, a sportsperson or a speaker who has overcome adversity in some form could have a huge impact on a corporate audience.

On the other hand if the event is to reinforce a company mantra or mission statement or encourage leadership to a group of company executives, then both corporate experience and leadership skills obtained outside of a corporate environment will both fit the brief.

Another aspect to consider is the physical event – is it going to be ticketed or a free to attend type of function. How many people will be in the audience and when are you going to use the speaker. To kick of the morning, end the morning on a high, rouse the audience after the lunch break or leave them this a lasting message as they close off the conference or event with an inspiring and impressionable speech.

Whatever the requirements are, The Speakers Agency welcomes all inquiries and our experienced agents appreciate all opportunities to discuss the event in detail via email or in a telephone or virtual call so they can offer the best recommendations.


Our Corporate Speakers include but are by no means not limited to:


Steven Barlett

Steven Bartlett is Dragon’s Den’s newest investor as well as the 29-year-old founder of the social media marketing agency Social Chain. From a bedroom in Manchester, this university drop-out built what has become one of the world’s most influential social media companies. He recently floated his company and it now has a current market valuation of over $600M.  Steven is a phenomenal speaker, investor, author, and content creator as well as being the host of one of Europe’s biggest podcasts, ‘The Diary of a CEO’. He recently debuted his first book ‘Happy Sexy Millionaire’ which was a Sunday Times best seller.


Jo Fairley

Jo Fairley is instantly recognisable as one of the  UK’s leading motivational speakers. And that is because she is also one of the UK’s most successful Entrepreneurs. Jo captivates her audiences with her massively inspiring story of how she and her husband Craig Sams created the global ethical brand Green & Black’s. Her delivery offers a real insight into how to create, launch, and grow a brand. A brilliant and  highly skilled speaker Jo’s business insights are invauable and she has deliovered speeches in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and USA. A wonderful bonus is she is often able to supply chocolate for guests and delegates.  Not only is she is the co-founder of Green & Black’s, Judges Bakery and The Wellington Centre (wellbeing and integrated health), but she is also editor of the bestselling The Beauty Bible and her latest business is The Perfume Society.


Nicky Pattison

Nicky is noteworthy and sought-after speaker whose insights into business communication charisma, presence and confidence for professionals are pretty impressive. A former shoe shop assistant and a most successful lady market trader, Nicky now works with clients ranging from Tesco to large law firms and software companies teaching them how to disarm, connect and be remembered by anyone, anytime. Crucial skills in today’s crowded, working world.


Jo Malone

Jo is often described as an ‘English scent maverick’ because she is undoubtedly most famous for creating some of the world’s most-loved fragrances. Starting out as a facial therapist she discovered she had a instinctual talent for creating scented product. She did this by hand in her kitchen launching her first and iconic brand, Jo Malone London in 1994. An international speaker and renowned entrepreneur. She is best known for creating one of the worlds’ luxury fragrance brands Jo Malone which she subsequently sold to Estee Lauder and has in recent years created a new fragrance brand called Jo Loves.


Alex Alley

Alex is a Multiple World Record and World Champion sailor, Round the World Yachtsman. He has also co-authored Boat to Boardroom and the Seven Racing Rules. He now shares his impressive tenacity and resilience skills, acquired over the course of his career, with companies and their employees to develop strong ‘can-do’ attitudes in their working and personal lives.  He also encourages management teams to thrive. A natural born leader Alex shares his stories leaving the audience on the edge of their seats.

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