Commencement Speaker Alex Banayan and his book The Third Door
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The Top 9 Best-Selling Author Speakers: 2024 Events & Conferences

Best-selling author speakers offer something truly unique. They don’t just deliver speeches; they share stories. They weave together words in a way that engages the audience, drawing them into a world of ideas and insights that linger long after the event has ended. These authors have honed their storytelling skills through years of writing, and they bring this expertise to every keynote speech they deliver.

These individuals are not just writers; they are New York Times best-selling authors, internationally best-selling authors who have captivated readers around the globe with their riveting narratives and insightful perspectives. Their books have topped charts, broken records, and most importantly, touched lives. Now, they are ready to bring their wisdom and expertise to your event.

Why Book a Best-Selling Author as a Keynote Speaker?

Booking an author keynote speaker is an investment in your event’s success. It’s an opportunity to provide your audience with a unique experience – one that educates, inspires, and entertains. Whether you’re organizing a corporate conference or a community event, an author speaker can add significant value.

In the world of conferences and events, the power of a compelling speaker cannot be underestimated. The right speaker can inspire, motivate, and educate, leaving audiences with a renewed sense of purpose and a fresh perspective. Among the most impactful speakers are those who have not only mastered the art of communication but have also achieved significant success in their respective fields. In this regard, best-selling author speakers stand head and shoulders above the rest. 

But these speakers offer more than just engaging narratives. They bring with them the lessons from their works – lessons about life, success, resilience, innovation, and so much more. These are lessons that have resonated with millions of readers worldwide and can now inspire your audience.

Alex Banayan

Alex Banayan holds the distinction of being the youngest bestselling business author in American history. His seminal work, “The Third Door,” chronicles Banayan’s seven-year quest to decode the principles of exponential growth. It has not only topped international bestseller lists but has also been translated into more than a dozen languages, underscoring its global appeal and relevance.

Banayan’s insights and teachings have not only earned him accolades in literary circles but have also made him a highly sought-after keynote speaker. Organizations across various sectors seek his expertise to cultivate mindsets of exponential growth within their teams. His ability to distill complex concepts into relatable narratives makes him an effective communicator and teacher.

Keynote Speaker Alex Banayan in a blue shirt with his arms folded, smiling.

Tara Schuster

Before her foray into writing, Tara Schuster was a formidable force in the television industry. As the Vice President of Talent and Development at Comedy Central, she oversaw critically acclaimed shows such as Key & Peele, which went on to win an Emmy Award.

Her debut book, Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies, was met with widespread acclaim upon its release in 2020. The book’s candid exploration of mental health and self-care resonated with readers worldwide, earning Schuster a spot on best-seller lists and features in esteemed publications such as Cosmopolitan, Real Simple, and Publishers Weekly.


In addition to her writing endeavors, Schuster has also made a name for herself as a keynote speaker. Drawing from her experiences in both television and literature, she delivers transformative presentations that inspire audiences to prioritize their mental health and well-being.

Stuart Diamond

Best-selling author, keynote speaker, and negotiation expert par excellence, Stuart Diamond has carved a niche for himself in the global corporate landscape. His groundbreaking book, “Getting More: How You Can Negotiate to Succeed in Work and Life,” is not just a New York Times bestseller but also a veritable bible for those seeking to master the art of negotiation.

Getting More is not just a theoretical construct; it is a practical tool that has been adopted by some of the world’s most influential organizations. Google, the tech behemoth, uses Diamond’s model to train its employees worldwide. This is a testament to the efficacy and universal applicability of his negotiation strategies. But it’s not just in the corporate world where his model finds relevance. The U.S. Special Ops, tasked with promoting stability worldwide, also trust and utilize Diamond’s negotiation model – a clear indication that his strategies can be effectively applied even in high-stakes, high-pressure situations.

Stuart Diamond in a black jacket and red tie.

In conclusion, Stuart Diamond is more than just a best-selling author or keynote speaker; he is an influencer who has redefined the way we approach negotiations. His work continues to inspire and guide individuals and corporations around the globe, making him an unparalleled figure in his field. 

Meathead Goldwyn

In the realm of culinary arts, few names resonate with the same authority and expertise as Meathead Goldwyn – one of only 36 living Barbecue Hall of Famers. His passion for barbecue transcends the grill, permeating every facet of his illustrious career – from his best-selling cookbook to his insightful columns and beyond.

Yet it is perhaps in his role as an author where Goldwyn truly shines. His New York Times bestseller, “Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling,” is more than just a cookbook. It is a testament to Goldwyn’s deep understanding of the science behind great barbecue, offering readers not just recipes, but a comprehensive guide to mastering the art of grilling. 

Meathead Headshot

For those seeking a more personal interaction with this barbecue maestro, Goldwyn is available for corporate and private events. Whether it’s sharing his secrets to perfect grilling or offering expert advice on wine pairings, his presence is sure to elevate any occasion.

Scott Hamilton

An Olympic Gold Medalist, New York Times best-selling Christian author, cancer survivor, and sought-after keynote speaker, Scott Hamilton‘s story is one of resilience, determination, and unyielding spirit. His journey from the ice rink to the podium of life’s most challenging battles has inspired millions worldwide, making him one of the most recognized male figure skating stars globally.

Hamilton’s rise to fame began in 1984 when he clinched the Olympic Gold Medal in figure skating. His athletic prowess earned him a place in both the Olympic Hall of Fame and World Figure Skating Hall of Fame, further solidifying his status as a sports icon.

As a New York Times best-selling author, Hamilton has penned multiple books that offer an intimate look into his life and experiences. His autobiography is not just a chronicle of his sporting career but also an inspiring narrative about overcoming adversity from the perspective of a Christian.

Jay Shetty

Jay Shetty is a two-time New York Times best-selling author, top-booked keynote speaker, and host of the world’s #1 health podcast. His profound insights and transformative teachings have earned him a global following, making him one of the most sought-after speakers and executive coaches of the decade.

Shetty’s meteoric rise to prominence is largely attributed to his two critically acclaimed books: “Think Like a Monk” and “8 Rules of Love”. Both titles have not only topped the New York Times best-seller list but have also profoundly impacted millions of readers worldwide. His unique ability to distill complex concepts into simple, actionable steps has made his books a staple in personal development literature.

Keynote Speaker Jay Shetty in a green-grey t-shirt, smiling.
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Paul Epstein

A former executive in both the NFL and NBA, Paul Epstein straddled the worlds of professional sports and corporate leadership with an ease that is both inspiring and instructive. His journey from the boardrooms of major sports franchises to the bestseller lists of business literature is a testament to his relentless pursuit of excellence, his unwavering commitment to personal growth, and his deep understanding of what it takes to succeed in today’s competitive landscape.

Epstein’s credentials are impressive by any measure. As a two-time bestselling author, his books – “The Power of Playing Offense” and “Better Decisions Faster” – have become essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the dynamics of decision-making, purpose, and sales in the modern business environment. 

Paul Epstein Headshot

But Epstein’s influence extends far beyond the written word. As a keynote speaker, he has captivated audiences around the world with his compelling narratives and actionable insights. His focus on closing the Confidence Gap – that critical chasm between self-perception and reality that can often hinder personal and professional growth – has been transformative for countless individuals and organizations. Whether speaking at corporate events or private gatherings, Epstein’s message is clear: with the right mindset, tools, and strategies, anyone can achieve their full potential.

Dr. Yossi Sheffi

A best-selling author, entrepreneur, and esteemed professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dr. Yossi Sheffi is a luminary in his field, renowned for his expertise in systems optimization, risk analysis, and supply chain management. His insights and perspectives are sought after by leading enterprises across the globe, making him a highly respected figure in both the corporate and academic arenas.

Dr. Sheffi’s impressive portfolio includes nine award-winning books that have made significant contributions to the understanding of complex business systems and strategies. Industry professionals, academics, and business leaders read his critically-acclaimed works. His writings regularly grace the pages of prestigious publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, Bloomberg, Sloan Management Review, and Supply Chain Management Review.

Yossi Sheffi Headshot
Yossi Sheffi Headshot

As a keynote speaker, Dr. Sheffi delivers engaging and insightful presentations. His expertise in systems optimization, risk analysis, and supply chain management makes him a sought-after speaker for businesses seeking to navigate the complexities of today’s rapidly evolving business landscape.

Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins is a force to be reckoned with in the world of personal development. Her storied career as a lawyer, television host, author, and motivational speaker is a testament to her versatility and commitment to inspiring change. Whether she’s delivering a powerful keynote speech or penning an insightful article, Robbins continues to inspire individuals around the world with her unique approach to personal growth and success.

Robbins is the author of “The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage,” an international bestseller that has transformed countless lives. The book encapsulates Robbins’ philosophy of personal development and serves as a testament to her expertise in the field

Keynote speaker Mel Robbins in a black shirt, leaning against a wooden beam.

Robbins’ entrepreneurial spirit led her to co-found 143 Studios, a digital media company that partners with Fortune 500 brands. As CEO of the company, she continues to influence the digital landscape with innovative content strategies.

Hiring Bestselling Author Speakers

If you’re looking for a best-selling author speaker for your next event or conference, look no further than the Mollie Plotkin Group. With our extensive roster of acclaimed authors who are also seasoned speakers, we can help you find the perfect fit for your event. Contact us today to book an author keynote speaker who can truly make a difference.

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