Top Virtual Keynote Speakers for 2021
If you had asked anyone a year ago what 2021 would look like, no one would’ve imagined that our lives would have gone almost completely virtual. Working from home, online school for all grades, and social distancing is now a normal people are used to. Another area of life that has changed is public speaking. No longer are we seeing huge auditoriums packed with people, but now Zoom rooms are full and YouTube videos are played.
We have complied a list of our favorite virtual keynote speakers for 2021. After all, virtual is the new in-person.
#1 – Tan Le
Tan Le is a keynote speaker, entrepreneur, author, and CEO and founder of EMOTIV. She has won awards such as for Most Influential Women in Technology. by Fast Company in 2010, Young Australian of the Year in 1998, and Forbes 50 Names You Need to Know in 2011.
Le focuses on tech and business with her 2021 programs such as Entrepreneurship: Embracing Your Inner Outsider and The Neurogeneration: How the New Era in Brain Augmentation is Revolutionizing the Way You Think, Work, and Lead.
#2 – Erik Qualman
Erik Qualman is a motivational speaker and five-time bestselling author who was voted The Second Most Likeable Author in the World. He is the founder of Equalman Studios that strives to educate while also entertaining. He has performed in over 55 different countries and reached over 50 million people. As a virtual keynote speaker and digital leadership speaker Qualman infuses animation into his presentations.
Qualman’s newest book, The Focus Project, provides answers and solutions to the challenge of focusing on achieving your goals in an unfocused world. The book focuses on how to do less to achieve more.
#3 – Brené Brown
Brené Brown is a professor, author, speaker, and podcast host. Host of the Unlocking Us podcast, her episode “The Power of Vulnerability” is one of the most viewed TedTalks in the world and she is also a five-times New York’s Bestseller author.
Brown’s talking points in 2021 have included Words, Actions, Dehumanization and Accountability, which you can see in her “On My Mind” series on her podcast.
#4 – Simon Sinek
Simon Sinek is an internationally celebrated keynote speaker who is an expert on leadership. In 2021 he is focusing on discussing how to lead during a crisis, which is something that is prevalent in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
This British-American author and inspirational speaker has written five books, including best-seller Start With Why.
#5 – Jade Simmons
Jade Simmons is an experienced top motivational keynote speaker, classical concert pianist, and won Best of SXSW in 2014. She is the author of #1 Amazon Bestseller Audacious Prayers for World Changers and discussed how to put words and actions to readers’ biggest dreams.
Simmons creates a mind-blowing experience for her audience and encourages people to follow their dreams.
While there are many incredible keynote speakers out there, we narrowed this list down to our personal favorites for the year 2021. Let us know in the comments who your favorite speaker is!