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Top 5 Keynote Speakers For Your Company’s Next Event

  • By Noah Schwartz
  •  Jul 20, 2021

The Keynote speaker is the cornerstone of your event, and their time will have a huge impact on the tone of your audience throughout the entirety of your event. When you are looking to pick a Keynote speaker, Engage has all of the options you could dream of, with speakers in every field you could possibly think of. While the sheer number of great options on Engage may be overwhelming, you can’t go wrong with the talent that you see on our platform. To give you a place to start, take a look at the Top 5 Keynote Speakers on Engage:

5. Austin Jackson

Austin Jackson is an NFL player, playing as an offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins. Before being drafted in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft and beginning his career as a professional football player, Jackson played college football for USC. During his time as a Trojan, Jackson won numerous awards, including First-Team All PAC-12 Honors. While at USC, Jackson missed part of the summer going into his junior season because he decided that family comes before everything, and he risked his chance at a career in the NFL in order to help his family. Jackson’s little sister Autumn suffers from Diamond-Blackfan anemia, and Jackson stepped forward to donate bone marrow to his sister, which ultimately saved her life. Jackson managed to return to playing shape before the season and stunned NFL scouts and fans with his performances throughout the year. Jackson played in every single game of his USC career and was an example of sacrifice and leadership throughout his career. If you are looking to please sports fans and any audience member who is looking for an inspirational story, Jackson is the perfect Keynote speaker for you.

4. James Franklin

James Franklin is the current head football coach at Penn State University, and he has held the position since 2014. Before his time at Penn State, Franklin coached at Vanderbilt for two years, as well as multiple other Division I institutions. Franklin’s career has not been lackluster by any means, as he is only one of four current FBS coaches to lead their team to a bowl game in their first nine seasons as a head coach. In 2016, Franklin led the Nittany Lions to a Big Ten championship, the team’s first win in that game in over 8 years. When he is not busy coaching, Franklin is a philanthropist and spends his time doing charity work involving children’s hospitals. Franklin is also heavily involved in “Be the Match,” which encourages individuals to join the national bone marrow registry. Franklin’s philosophy is to wake up every day and try to make his Mom proud, and his stories of both mental and physical toughness, as well as sacrifice, will stick with your audience long after your next event.

3. Dr. John Demartini

Dr. John Demartini is a specialist in human behavior. Dr. Demartini has spent his career as a researcher, author and global educator in the field of psychology. Not keen to simply study humans, Dr. Demartini has developed a curriculum that allows people to make the most of themselves, no matter where they are from, what age they are, or what their life goals are. The curriculum he has created consists of corporate empowerment programs, financial empowerment strategy, self-development programs, and relationship and social transformation programs. Dr. Demartini helps individuals to determine their unique hierarchy of values that will allow them to figure out the most important place to start in terms of empowerment in their life. He has appeared on Larry King, Oprah and FOX News to talk about how to lead the most fulfilling life possible. Dr. Demartini is the Keynote speaker to not only inspire and captivate your audience, but the one to give them actual action steps to take away from the event and implement in their lives.

2. Marc Forgione

Marc Forgione is a chef and restaurateur, and since the age of 16, he has been creating masterpieces in the kitchen. As the child of culinary legend Larry Forgione, who revolutionized the American style of cooking in the ‘70s and ‘80s, young Forgione learned by being inside the kitchen with the absolute best. Fiorgione went on to become the youngest winner of Food Network’s “The Next Iron Chef,” and subsequently completed as one of seven Iron Chefs on “Iron Chef America.” He is now the chef and owner of Restaurant Marc Forgione and Peasant, and is the co-owner of Khe-Yo, all critically acclaimed restaurants in New York City. In addition to his culinary passions, Forgione is passionate about many important causes and charities, including Chefs for Kids Cancer, City Harvest, and Feeding America. They say that the way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach, so you can’t go wrong with Forgione’s mouth watering stories of great food, competition and perseverance.

1. Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade is a former NBA player with an illustrious career filled with notoriety for his heroics on and off of the court. Wade was drafted to the Miami Heat as the 5th pick in the 2003 NBA Draft out of Marquette University, and he spent most of his career with the Heat. Wade also played for the Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers throughout his career, and all in all, he appeared in 13 NBA All-Star games. Wade is the owner of three NBA championship rings and one Olympic gold medal, and since his days winning hardware, Wade has spent his time as a family man, author, and philanthropist. His book “A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger than Basketball,” is a touching story of his entrance into fatherhood. Wade’s charity, The Wade’s World Foundation, supports community-based organizations that aim to promote education, health, and social skills for children living in underserved and at-risk communities. A champion both on and off of the court, Wade and his commanding presence will have your audience laughing, crying, and looking forward to your next event before they even leave the building.

Should I book a speaker for my event?

In today’s age, our attention span is dwindling. A technological era in which we can get rushes of dopamine to our brain in a couple seconds by scrolling on a variety of social media platforms has created an atmosphere where we quickly become uninterested by something if we are not immediately curious to hear more. In an event, this means being able to grab your audience’s attention immediately and pull them in, wanting to hear more. This is where hiring a speaker for an event comes into play. The speakers that are on Engage’s website are some of the most high-class, interesting stories you will ever hear. From Dwayne Wade talking about all the challenges he has faced on his rise to stardom in the NBA, to Ron Garan discussing what it’s like to be an astronaut, Engage has the stories and speakers that will hold your audience captive with interest. 

To learn more about Engage, its talent, and how to book your next speaker contact us at info@letsengage.com or visit https://www.letsengage.com/.