As corporate clients, industry associations and governments pivot to virtual meetings, conferences, summits and events we thought we’d put together this list of 21 top virtual keynote speakers for 2021.
Inviting a top virtual keynote speaker to present at your next virtual meeting, conference or event can be a highly effective way to inspire, inform and educate your people. However we’ve all sat through too many boring virtual meetings, conferences, summits, webinars and events. Hiring top virtual keynote speakers can ensure your virtual events engage your attendees and achieve your event objectives.
Here are twenty-one of the world’s top virtual keynote speakers for 2021. You can also find more information on how to choose the best virtual keynote speaker at this related article.
Top Virtual Keynote Speakers Overview:
- JAMES TAYLOR
Top virtual keynote speaker on creativity, innovation and artificial intelligence
- PETER DIAMANDIS
Top virtual keynote speaker on exponential technologies
- DAVID AVRIN
Top virtual keynote speaker on customer experience
- ERIN KING
Top virtual keynote speaker on digital selling
- JIM CARROLL
Top virtual keynote speaker on future trends
- ROBYN BENINCASA
Top virtual keynote speaker on teamwork
- JASON HEWLETT
Top virtual keynote speaker for adding humour to your event
- GERD LEONHARD
Top virtual keynote speaker on futurism
- TAN LE
Top virtual keynote speaker on technology
- JAY BAER
Top virtual keynote speaker on marketing
- BRIAN FANZO
Top virtual keynote speaker on influencer marketing
- CLINT PULVER
Top virtual keynote speaker on employee retention
- TASHA EURICH
Top virtual keynote speaker on leadership
- ERIK QUALMAN
Top virtual keynote speaker on social media
- JOSHUA SETH
Top virtual keynote speaker on influence
- DAN THURMON
Top virtual keynote speaker on peak performance
- STEPHEN SHAPIRO
Top virtual keynote speaker on innovation
- VINH GIANG
Top virtual keynote speaker on communication
- FREDRIK HAREN
Top virtual keynote speaker on global creativity
- JOSH LINKNER
Top virtual keynote speaker on disruption
- BERNADETTE SMITH
Top virtual keynote speaker on diversity and inclusion
Here Are The Top Virtual Keynote Speakers For 2021
1. JAMES TAYLOR
James Taylor – who started his career managing high profile rock stars – is now a top virtual keynote speaker, virtual event emcee, and internationally recognized leader in business creativity and a global innovation expert.
For over 20 years, he has been advising CEO’s, entrepreneurs, educators, governments, leaders, writers and rockstars on how to build innovative organizations, unlock creative potential, and increase productivity.
He has delivered virtual keynotes for clients including IBM, Red Hat, Visa, TATA, Globant, Accenture, Cisco, Saudi Telecoms Company, and GSK to name just a few. His work as a top virtual keynote speaker and virtual event pioneer have been featured by the BBC and The Wall Street Journal.
Peter Diamandis is a top virtual keynote speaker, futurist, Chairman/CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation, and the New York Times bestselling author of Abundance and BOLD. Diamandis is also the Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy human lifespan.
Peter can deliver his keynotes virtually or via hologram and his clients include Coca Cola, Cisco, Deloitte, Microsoft, DELL and State Farm.
3. DAVID AVRIN
One of the top virtual keynote speakers on Customer Experience in the world today, David Avrin delivers profound wisdom to clients and audiences around the world from his virtual studio. With a surprisingly relatable, conversational and very entertaining style, David delivers profoundly insightful and hard-hitting content to business audience across a broad range of industries and categories.
His clients include Harley Davidson, Remax, Johnson & Johnson and Vistage.
4. ERIN KING
Erin King is an award-winning entrepreneur, best-selling author, digital persuasion expert and top virtual keynote speaker. She is the Amazon best-selling author of Digital Persuasion: Sell Smarter in the Modern Marketplace.
Erin is the Founder and CEO of Socialite Agency, which elevates digital communication styles to attract attention, increase influence, and sell smarter. Socialite’s clients include the The Oscars, The United States Navy, ABC/Disney, Nelson Mandela’s Legacy of Hope, VISA, Siemens, Hilton Worldwide, Johnson and Johnson, Hitachi, Mutual of Omaha, Merck, Abbott Laboratories, Synchrony Financial, and dozens of others.
5. JIM CARROLL
Jim Carroll is recognized as the world’s top virtual keynote speakers on future trends, with a massive global blue chip client list. For more than 25 years, Jim has shared his insight with more than 2 million people in attendance at his in-person and virtual events.
Jim’s global client list is extensive and covers virtually every industry sector, including the World Bank, Volvo, NASA, the PGA of America, the Walt Disney Organization, the World Government Summit in Dubai, the Swiss Innovation Forum, the Wall Street Journal, National Australia Bank, WorldSkills, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, DuPont, The GAP, the US Air Force Research Laboratory, Godiva, SAP, Pfizer, Mercedes Benz, and hundreds more.
Robyn Benincasa is a top virtual keynote speaker on teamwork, author, and Adventure Racing World Champion. One of the highest-rated, female motivational speakers in the world, she regularly shares the stage with world leaders and business icons, her customers include many Fortune companies like Starbucks, Deloitte, Aflac, Boeing, and more.
Jason Hewlett’s speaking career began following the performance of his popular One-Man Show at a corporate event. The client was so impressed with the powerful messaging Jason included in his act that he was asked to be the keynote speaker for their Management & Leadership Conference the following year. Jason’s customized presentation and content, combined with music and comedy, was so well received it has turned into multiple speeches for nationwide clients.
8. GERD LEONARD
Gerd Leonhard is a top-rated and constantly innovating futurist, keynote speaker and presenter, both in real-life and on actual stages as well as in virtual or digital-only environments such as Zoom. Presenting online or remotely is an entirely different cup of tea – and one that Gerd has been practicing since 2013, long before the Corona-Crisis and the global shift to ‘remote everything‘.
9. TAN LE
Tan Le is a top virtual keynote speaker, technology entrepreneur, author, and founder and CEO of EMOTIV. During her life she has won many awards, including Young Australian of the Year in 1998, Australia’s 30 Most Successful Women Under 30, Most Influential Women in Technology by Fast Company in 2010, and Forbes 50 Names You Need to Know in 2011.
10. JAY BAER
Jay Baer is a top virtual keynote speaker, Hall of Fame Speaker, New York Times best-selling author of six books, internet pioneer, entrepreneur, and expert on marketing, word of mouth, and customer service.
11. BRIAN FANZO
Brian Fanzo is a top keynote speaker on digital futurism who translates the trends of tomorrow to inspire change today. His customized and personalized programs showcase real-world stories and examples of forward-thinking people and businesses. He teaches companies of all sizes how to leverage technology in real-time in order to engage their customers at the right time. Brian has a gift for bringing people together online and offline. He has worked in 76 countries, highlighting his passion for change, collaboration, and technology.
12. CLINT PULVER
Offering a variety of options to maximize your next virtual meeting, Clint Pulver and his team can partner with you to bring a unique and engaging experience for your remote meetings or conferences. In this educational and entertaining virtual experience, Clint can provide your team his top virtual keynote presentations, workshops, coaching, and tailored content through any virtual platform.
13. TASHA EURICH
As an organizational psychologist and sought-after virtual keynote speaker, Dr. Tasha Eurich gives leaders around the world the tools they need to succeed in an ever-changing world. Her audiences don’t just walk away inspired and entertained—they are ready to transform.
14. ERIK QUALMAN
5x Bestselling Author and Virtual Keynote Speaker Erik Qualman has spoken in over 55 countries and has reached over 50 million people. He is the #1 bestselling author of five books on digital leadership and was voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling.
15. JOSHUA SETH
Joshua Seth is a celebrity voice actor turned top virtual keynote speaker who shows people how to speak with influence, authenticity, and confidence. He’s known to millions as the voice of over 100 animated TV shows and movies and is a leading expert on vocal communication skills for remote workers.
16. DAN THURMON
Dan Thurmon’s top-rated virtual keynotes, corporate workshops, custom virtual experiences, and executive coaching has brought him across 32 countries and six continents. Always passionate about doing his homework, he takes the time to truly understand what is going on in every organization long before he ever steps on stage or delivers a top virtual keynote.
17. STEPHEN SHAPIRO
Stephen Shapiro is a top virtual keynote speaker on the topic of innovation. He cultivates innovation by showing leaders and their teams how to approach, tackle and solve their business challenges. Applying the knowledge he has accrued over decades in the industry, Stephen is able to see what others can’t: opportunities to improve innovation models and the cultures that support them.
18. VINH GIANG
Vinh Giang is a top virtual keynote speaker, magician, and an award-winning entrepreneur. Giang left his degree in commerce and law to become an online magic teacher ultimately building a hugely successful online business, 52kards, which now serves over 800,000 students all around the world. Vinh and his team have set up a state-of-the-art home studio so he can continue to provide clients with keynotes and workshops.
19. FREDRIK HAREN
Fredrik Haren has delivered 2,000 presentations in over 60 countries on 6 continents in addition to being a top virtual keynote speaker. He was voted Speaker of The Year in Sweden as well as selected as one of the “The Best Swedish Speakers Ever”. He is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), one of 700 globally, as well as Global Speaking Fellow, one of only 30 globally.
20. JOSH LINKNER
Top virtual keynote speaker Josh Linkner passionately believes that all human beings have incredible creative capacity, and he’s on a mission to unlock inventive thinking and creative problem solving to help leaders, individuals, and communities soar. He has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million and is the author of four books including the New York Times Bestsellers, Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention.
21. BERNADETTE SMITH
Bernadette Smith has been an in-demand keynote speaker, thought leader and consultant for years. Her candid and practical, yet humorous, approach has made her popular with diverse business audiences around North America. Simply put, she cuts through the bull yet her timely messages of gender, boundaries, anti-harassment, and diversity and inclusion can be directly tied to a company’s improved bottom line.
How do you define top virtual keynote speakers anyway?
You often hear the phrases virtual keynote speaker and virtual motivational speaker and virtual inspirational speaker used interchangeably. Is there a difference between these terms?
In this video from top virtual keynote speaker James Taylor explains the difference between the different types of speakers.
In this video you’ll discover about:
- Virtual Keynote speakers
- Virtual Platform speakers
- Virtual Motivational speakers
- Virtual Inspirational speakers
- Virtual Professional speakers
- Virtual Hybrid speakers
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