Best Virtual Speakers — The Top 12
Virtual Keynote Speakers are in demand. The world has changed and so has the world of events. There are countless motivational speakers worldwide, but there are only a select few that make a lasting impact. Through our research and first-hand experiences, we have updated our list of top motivational speakers to fit the current state of our world. Virtual speakers are becoming a thing of the present and we have listed the top 12 virtual keynote speakers in alphabetical order.
1. Amanda Gore
Admired in America and Australia alike, Amanda Gore transforms peoples’ perceptions of relationships and connections through managing change, leadership and innovation. She gives audio and video training programs and inspires people to explore the mind-body connection to better themselves.
2. Brene Brown
Dr. Brown is one of the most renowned speakers in America. Her TED Talk, The Power of Vulnerability, is one of the top 5 most viewed TED talks ever, with over 30 million views. Her work focuses on human connection. She considers herself a researcher and storyteller who likes to include personal stories in her keynote performances. She continues to supply her audience with virtual offerings in the form of virtual commencement speeches, webinars, and more. She has even launched her own podcast titled Unlocking Us.
3. Daymond John
Daymond John is an entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and highly sought-after motivational speaker. He is the founder, president, and CEO of FUBU and is known for his role as an investor on ABC’s reality television series, Shark Tank. Appointed as Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship by President Barack Obama, Daymond promotes entrepreneurship and business tips on a global scale.
4. Erik Qualman
Virtual Keynote Speaker Erik Qualman is a #1 bestselling author and motivational speaker. He has performed in over 55 countries and has reached 35 million people. As a keynote speaker, he uses a unique and pioneering video–storytelling approach to educate his audiences on Digital Leadership, Digital Transformation, Innovation, and Focus. He was voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling. He is the owner of an animation studio (Equalman Studios) so his virtual performances are industry-leading and as a result, he has worked several times with Disney.
5. Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary Vaynerchuk, AKA “Gary Vee,” is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and a prominent virtual personality. Gary is one of the most highly renowned speakers in the nation, his best work is featured throughout digital marketing and social media, leading to his company VaynerMedia. He empowers his audiences to create their own destiny.
6. Jamie Turner
Jamie Turner, CEO of 60 Second Marketer, is a top keynote speaker and CEO who shares inside secrets of what works and what doesn’t work in marketing. Jamie shares his new marketing techniques with audiences across the globe through blogs, newsletters, keynotes, books, and webinars on his Youtube channel.
7. Jason Dorsey
Jason Dorsey is the world’s leading expert on researching and speaking to Gen Z and Millennials. Known also for writing his best-selling book at age 18, he is the President of the Center for Generational Kinetics and advises CEOs, corporate boards, and more on his generational insights on technology through virtual conferences.
8. Mel Robbins
Mel Robbins, an expert on leadership and defeating doubt, is one of the top motivational speakers alive today. Her Ted Talk, How To Stop Screwing Yourself Over, has over 10 million views spanning 37 countries. She delivers life-changing digital messages to her audiences and urges them to challenge their way of thinking.
9. Michelle Obama
Former First Lady Michelle Obama is a lawyer and a writer who has dedicated her attention to social issues like poverty, healthy living, and education. From her memoir Becoming she discusses her upbringing and what shaped her to be who she is today. She has dedicated her life to community outreach and speaks virtually to reach audiences worldwide. Watch Michelle Obama Commencement Speech
10. Kevin O’Leary
Kevin O’ Leary is the second richest Shark on Shark Tank and the co-founder for O’Leary Funds and SoftKey. O’Leary got his nickname ‘Mr. Wonderful’ from season one of Shark Tank. He continues to be an icon many can look up to when in need of business advice.
11. Sara Blakely
Sara Blakely is the founder and owner of Spanx—the shapewear brand. She was at one time the youngest self-made billionaire and even co-owns the Atlanta Hawks basketball team. Sara found her way into being featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show and many others and continues to give keynote addresses digitally through her success.
12. Seth Godin
Seth Godin has spoken to audiences and reached millions of people at public events and companies including Disney, Cadillac, eBay, Google, and Amazon. He has ranked in the top 1% of all of the speakers at every event he attends. He focuses on marketing, respect, and how ideas are spread. He continues to spread his insight virtually through platforms such as Facebook Live Q&A’s.