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Top 16 Celebrity Keynote Speakers of 2024: Take Your Event to the Next Level

The Power of Celebrity Keynote Speakers

Celebrity keynote speakers have the power to captivate audiences, inspire attendees, and leave a lasting impact. They are also your secret weapon in boosting your attendance of in-person events in 2024, following the remote work exodus in 2020. 

Attendees still value in-person events greater than virtual events for their access to experts and VIPs, according to a 2022 study by Kaltura. Furthermore, according to the same study, attendees seek in-person events that offer entertainment value and immersive experiences over virtual events.

Celebrity keynote speakers bring a level of fame and recognition that significantly enhances the overall experience for attendees. Therefore, they’re the perfect incentive to boost audience engagement, attendance, and retention.

Barbara Corcoran

  • Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank
  • Founder of The Corcoran Group
  • Top-booked International Keynote Speaker

Barbara Corcoran is a renowned Keynote Speaker, Author, Podcast Host, Entrepreneur, Founder of The Corcoran Group, and Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank. 

Barbara’s incredible journey began with a loan of just $1000, which she used to build her real estate empire. Despite facing tough times and economic depressions, Barbara persevered and eventually sold her company for an astounding $66 million. She firmly believes that there is always an upside to staying in the game and can guide individuals and companies through difficult financial circumstances through her keynote speeches.

Barbara gained international recognition for her starring role on ABC’s Shark Tank. Leveraging her global television platform, she became a highly sought-after media personality. With her wealth of experience and expertise in entrepreneurship and business, Barbara Corcoran continues to inspire audiences worldwide with her captivating keynotes.

Danni Brooke

  • Most deployed female undercover operative of the British police
  • Professional cybersecurity consultant
  • Author and television personality
  • Advocate for women within male-dominated fields

Danni Brooke is an internationally renowned subject matter expert in intelligence and a strong advocate for women within male-dominated fields. With over 10 years of experience as the most deployed female undercover operative of the British police, Brooke has an extensive background in high-profile investigations involving all forms of criminality. 

After her successful career with the Metropolitan Police, Danni Brooke transitioned into private security consulting. She currently serves as the co-director of Fortalice Solutions LLC and previously held the position of Head of Intelligence Services for RGI Solutions. 

Danni Brooke has also become a prominent figure in the field of cybersecurity, specializing in personal and social media security. She has shared her expertise on various talk shows, including ITV’s This Morning. She has become a popular choice as a celebrity keynote speaker for conferences that focus on national security and cyber security. 

Mike Rowe

  • Host of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs and Somebody’s Gotta Do It
  • Founder of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation and supporter of Future Farmers of America
  • 3-time named Most Trustworthy Celebrity by Forbes
  • TED Talk Speaker

Mike Rowe is a multi-talented individual known for his work as a TV host, writer, narrator, producer, actor, and spokesman. He gained widespread recognition as the creator of Discovery Channel’s hit show Dirty Jobs.

Fortune 500 companies turn to Mike Rowe as a keynote speaker to inspire and empower their workforce with a blue-collar perspective. He has also formed partnerships with renowned brands such as Ford, Walmart, Lee, and many others.

As the founder of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, Mike Rowe is dedicated to supporting students pursuing careers in the skilled trades. His close association with organizations like Future Farmers of America, SkillsUSA, and the Boy Scouts of America highlights his commitment to promoting vocational education. In recognition of his integrity and trustworthiness, Forbes named Mike one of the country’s 10 Most Trustworthy Celebrities for three consecutive years.

Mike Rowe is available for bookings at corporate and private events where he delivers captivating keynote speeches that often go viral. His TED talk and speeches to organizations like SkillsUSA have reached millions of viewers.

To inquire about booking Mike Rowe for your event, please contact the Mollie Plotkin Group today.

Seth Godin

  • 20-time best-selling author and leading innovator in online direct marketing
  • Host of a top 1% worldwide podcast
  • Keynote speaker with over 1000 presentations to organizations of all sizes
  • Marketing Hall of Fame inductee and Marketing Hall of Fame inductee

Seth Godin is a renowned keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and author. With 20 best-selling books under his belt, Godin is a leading innovator in online direct marketing. He is also the host of a highly popular podcast that ranks in the top 1% worldwide.

Throughout his career, Seth Godin has delivered over 1000 presentations to organizations of all sizes, ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. His expertise spans effective marketing strategies, leadership development, the power of ideas, and transformative change. With thirty years of experience in marketing, Godin’s insights are highly sought after. He is recognized as a Marketing Hall of Fame inductee.

Seth Godin’s keynote speeches have motivated and inspired countless audiences around the world. His unique blend of knowledge, creativity, and passion make him a captivating speaker. Whether it’s marketing, innovation, or creativity, Godin delivers impactful messages that leave a lasting impression.

If you’re looking to book Seth Godin for your corporate or private event, or if you’re interested in his keynote and motivational speaking services, reach out to the Mollie Plotkin Group today. They can provide you with more information about Seth Godin’s availability and fees.

Tom Brady

  • 7-Time Super Bowl Champion
  • 3-Time NFL MVP
  • 5-Time Super Bowl MVP
  • 15-Time Pro Bowler

Tom Brady is widely regarded as the Greatest Quarterback of All Time. His numerous accolades and records speak to his exceptional talent and dedication to the sport. Throughout his career, Brady has achieved unparalleled success, winning seven Super Bowl championships and earning three NFL MVP titles. He has also been named the Super Bowl MVP five times and has been selected to the Pro Bowl 15 times.

Brady’s achievements on the football field have made him a sought-after keynote speaker. Industry leaders and Fortune 500 companies value his expertise in team building, wellness, and achieving top-level success. Brady’s motivational speaking engagements inspire audiences to reach their full potential and excel in their respective fields.

While Brady has retired from professional football, he continues to make an impact through his business ventures. He has shifted his focus towards companies such as TB12, Autograph, BRADY, and 199 Productions. These ventures allow him to share his knowledge and passion for wellness, sports performance, and entertainment with a wider audience.

David Kwong

  • Celebrity Magician and World-Class Illusionist
  • New York Times crossword puzzle constructor
  • TED Talk favorite and illusion expert

David Kwong is a renowned magician and New York Times crossword puzzle constructor. He has captivated audiences worldwide with his mind-bending illusions and puzzles. As a TED Talk favorite, Kwong has shared his expertise on the principles of illusion and the science behind why our brains can be easily fooled. In addition, he delivers powerful keynotes on diversity and inclusion, drawing from his personal experiences as an Asian-American entertainer.

During his keynote speeches, David Kwong reveals the secrets behind magic and explains the science that makes illusions so compelling. He has also authored the book Spellbound: Seven Principles of Illusion to Captivate Audiences and Unlock the Secrets of Success, where he shares strategies to enhance persuasion and influence. However, Kwong’s presentations go beyond magic, as he collaborates with his audience to create a truly unique event.

David Kwong is available for corporate and private events, as well as keynote speaking engagements. To inquire about booking David Kwong and his fees, please contact the Mollie Plotkin Group today.

Dan Harris

  • Former Good Morning America and Nightline co-anchor
  • #1 New York Times Best Selling Author
  • Mediation Specialist, and Health & Wellness Keynote Speaker

Dan Harris is an Emmy-award winning journalist and meditation specialist. He is best known as a co-anchor for Good Morning America and Nightline. Harris leads corporate workshops on mediation and mindfulness, supported by his bestselling book, 10% Happier. 

He is internationally recognized for his coverage of both historical and hot-button issues in America. Harris covered the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, the U.S. criminal justice system, and religious culture. Eventually, all of his hard work began to take a toll, as Harris was not maintaining proper work-life balance. Following an on-air panic attack during a live broadcast, Harris realized he was pushing himself way too far past his limit. 

Harris authored 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works. Harris has taken a step back from his career in journalism, and is now a work-life balance and meditation specialist. 

Organizations hire Dan Harris to give keynote speeches on workplace wellness, secular meditation, and work-life balance. Harris also leads meditation workshops and leadership retreats. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group today to inquire about Dan Harris’s fees.

Carla Hall

  • Celebrity Chef, Television Personality, and Cookbook Author
  • Co-host of ABC’s Emmy award-winning series The Chew
  • Keynote Speaker on Success, Authenticity, and Facing Fears

Carla Hall is a renowned celebrity chef, television personality, and cookbook author. She gained fame as the co-host of ABC’s Emmy award-winning series The Chew. Throughout her successful culinary and media career, Hall discovered her passion for keynote and motivational speaking. Her keynotes focus on sharing her secret to success, finding one’s authentic self, and achieving personal growth through facing fears.

Carla Hall is highly sought after for corporate and private events. She is known for her engaging and inspiring keynote speeches. To book Carla Hall for your event, please contact the Mollie Plotkin Group to inquire about her fees.

For seven years, Carla co-hosted ABC’s Emmy award-winning lifestyle series The Chew. Currently, she can be seen on the Food Network in shows such as Thanksgiving Baking Championship, Holiday Baking Championship, and Halloween Baking Championship.

Pauline Brown

  • Former Chairman of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton North America
  • Regional Leader for over 70 luxury brands in fashion, watches, jewelry, and cosmetics
  • Keynote Speaker on branding, customer loyalty, and financial planning

Pauline Brown is a highly accomplished business leader with over 30 years of experience in the luxury industry. Throughout her career, she has provided regional leadership for over 70 prestigious brands in fashion, watches, jewelry, and cosmetics, including Estée Lauder, Bain, and The Carlyle Group.

As the former Chairman of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton North America, Pauline Brown brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her keynote speeches. She specializes in topics such as branding strategies, building a loyal customer base, and long-term financial planning. Her insights are invaluable to Fortune 500 companies seeking to enhance their market position and drive sustainable growth.

Pauline Brown is available for corporate and private events where she delivers engaging and inspiring keynote speeches. Her motivational speaking style captivates audiences and leaves a lasting impact. To book Pauline Brown for your next event, please contact the Mollie Plotkin Group for more information on fees and availability.

Scott Hamilton

  • Olympic Gold Medalist, Olympic Hall of Fame and World Figure Skating Hall of Fame inductee, and Emmy nominee
  • Best-selling Author and Sports Commentator
  • Founder of Stars on Ice and Advocate for Cancer Awareness

Scott Hamilton is a legendary figure in the world of figure skating. As an Olympic Gold Medalist, Olympic Hall of Fame and World Figure Skating Hall of Fame inductee, and Emmy nominee, Hamilton has left an indelible mark on the sport.

Scott Hamilton rose to fame with his breathtaking performances that earned him the Olympic Gold medal in 1984. His grace, precision, and artistry captivated audiences around the world.

After his illustrious Olympic career, Hamilton continued to captivate audiences through his sports commentary, production work, and best-selling books. He became a prominent figure in figure skating commentary for CBS and later NBC. Additionally, he hosted the popular show Skating with Celebrities on FOX.

In a remarkable display of resilience, Scott Hamilton overcame a brain cancer diagnosis and launched the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation. Through this foundation, he has dedicated himself to raising awareness about cancer and supporting survivorship programs.

Today, Scott Hamilton is sought after by Fortune 500 companies for his notoriety as an Olympic champion and his activism in the cancer community. He delivers powerful motivational speeches that inspire and empower audiences.

John Roesch

  • Legendary Foley Artist and Keynote Speaker
  • Co-founder of Audible Bandwidth Productions
  • Over 45 years of experience in the industry

John Roesch is a renowned Foley Artist and highly sought-after keynote speaker. With his captivating stories and insights from behind the scenes in Hollywood, Roesch engages audiences in client and employee engagement programs, inspiring them to find joy in their everyday lives and discover their true passions. He also shares his extensive knowledge about the art of sound production in movies and video games, providing a fascinating glimpse into the world of Foley.

As the co-founder of Audible Bandwidth Productions, Roesch is actively involved in producing films, television shows, and live foley demonstrations. His expertise and creativity have contributed to the success of numerous projects throughout his career.

With over 45 years of experience as a Foley Artist, John Roesch recently retired from his position as Lead Foley Artist at Skywalker Ranch. His impressive list of credits includes iconic films such as ET, Empire Strikes Back, Toy Story, and many more. In a recent interview with The New Yorker, Roesch highlighted the rarity of his profession, stating, There are more astronauts on earth than there are working Foley artists.

Mel Robbins

  • Former lawyer, CNN correspondent, and reality TV host
  • One of the most booked speakers in the world
  • Keynote and motivational speaker

Mel Robbins is a highly sought-after speaker, known for her

dynamic and engaging presentations. With a background as a lawyer, CNN correspondent, and reality TV host, Robbins brings a unique perspective to her speaking engagements. She is available to be booked for corporate and private events, as well as keynote and motivational speaking.

Mel Robbins has had a diverse career, starting as a criminal defense attorney before transitioning into television hosting. She has hosted shows such as Cox Media Group’s The Mel Robbins Show, A&E’s Monster In-Laws, and Fox’s Someone’s Gotta Go. Her TEDx talk, Stop Saying You’re Fine: Discover a More Powerful You, went viral and propelled her into the world of keynote speaking.

In addition to her television work, Robbins has written for Success Magazine and served as a commentator for CNBC. She is also the co-founder and CEO of 143 Studios, a digital media company that partners with Fortune 500 brands.

To inquire about Mel Robbins’s fees and availability for speaking engagements, contact the Mollie Plotkin Group today.

Annie Duke

  • Best Selling Entrepreneurship Author
  • World Series of Poker (WSOP) Gold Bracelet Winner
  • Consultant in Decision-Making/Behavioral Science

Annie Duke is a renowned author, corporate speaker, and consultant in the decision-making/behavioral science space. She gained recognition for her best-selling book, Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts, which quickly became a national sensation in 2018. Prior to her successful career as an author and speaker, Duke was a professional poker player, winning over $4 million in tournament poker and becoming the only woman to win the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions and the NBC National Poker Heads-Up Championship.

In 2022, Annie Duke released her latest book, Quit: The Power of Walking Away, which was featured as one of Entrepreneur’s best business books of 2022. The book explores the virtues of quitting and provides valuable insights into making difficult decisions. Furthermore, Duke’s expertise on this topic has been widely recognized, with her article Why Quitting is Underrated published in The Atlantic.

As a corporate speaker since 2002, Annie Duke combines her experience as a professional poker player with advanced thinking on decision-making. She integrates psychology, economics, game theory, and neuroscience to provide unique and tailored speeches to business and professional groups. Duke’s speeches are continually updated and refined, incorporating examples from popular culture, sports, politics, current events, social-science research, business, financial markets, and entrepreneurship.

Jon Dorenbos

  • 14-year NFL professional athlete
  • Finalist on America’s Got Talent
  • Regular on The Ellen Show
  • World-class speaker on Fortune 500 stages

Jon Dorenbos is a magician and keynote speaker who shares his inspiring journey from tragedy to self-discovery. With 14 years in the NFL as a professional athlete, Dorenbos has overcome unfathomable obstacles and emerged as a symbol of resilience, forgiveness, and purpose.

Dorenbos seamlessly incorporates your company’s message through storytelling and world-class magic, leaving your audience motivated and aligned with your organization’s mission.

Jon Dorenbos is available for corporate and private events, as well as keynote and motivational speaking engagements. So, contact the Mollie Plotkin Group today to inquire about Jon Dorenbos’s fees.

Jessica Yellin

  • Award-winning political journalist and former Chief White House Correspondent for CNN
  • Founder of News Not Noise, a news publication dedicated to combatting sensationalism
  • Recipient of Peabody, Gracie, and Emmy awards for her work with CNN, ABC, and MSNBC

Jessica Yellin is a highly acclaimed political journalist and the former Chief White House Correspondent for CNN. She gained recognition for her groundbreaking work with News Not Noise, a news publication that aims to counter the sensationalism prevalent in modern media outlets.

Throughout her illustrious career, Jessica Yellin has been honored with prestigious awards such as the Peabody, Gracie, and Emmy. She began her national broadcast news journey on MSNBC’s Good Morning America, where she covered the Bush White House.

During her tenure as CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent, Yellin conducted interviews with influential figures including President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and First Lady Michelle Obama. Her exceptional work at CNN earned her a place among the top 10 most powerful women in Washington D.C.

Despite reaching the pinnacle of her career at CNN, Yellin’s true passion lay in engaging more people in politics rather than simply increasing viewership. Recognizing that partisan politics and public outrage were hindering her goals as a journalist, she made the bold decision to launch her own media outlet, News Not Noise.

News Not Noise swiftly gained popularity among modern audiences who yearned for a departure from the negativity and partisanship prevalent on cable news. Today, Jessica Yellin is sought after for her keynote speeches on Women in Leadership, Technological Disruption, and Workplace Wellness.

Vince Papale

  • The real-life subject of Disney’s Invincible
  • Former professional football player for the Philadelphia Eagles
  • Oldest rookie in NFL history to make a team without playing college football

Vince Papale is a former professional football player who achieved fame by making the Philadelphia Eagles at the age of 30 in 1976, becoming the oldest rookie in NFL history to do so without playing college football. His remarkable journey was later turned into a movie called Invincible, starring Mark Wahlberg.

Papale’s story goes beyond sports, as he has overcome colorectal cancer and become an advocate for regular check-ups. His resilience and determination have been evident throughout his life, making his story applicable to anyone facing challenges.

In addition to his football career, Papale used his degree in marketing and management science to take on a higher-level role at Sallie Mae in higher-education marketing. Inspired by his own journey, he has authored books such as Be Invincible!: A Playbook for Reaching Your Full Potential and The Last Laugh: Vision to Victory, offering guidance to others on their path to success.

Papale’s experiences have shaped him into an engaging keynote speaker who can inspire audiences to live in the moment and embrace the unknown. His lessons can help individuals and organizations remain resilient and invincible in the face of uncertainty.

The Benefits of Hiring a Celebrity Keynote Speaker for Your Event

In addition to increased attendance, hiring a celebrity speaker can also generate significant media coverage for your event. Media outlets are more likely to cover an event that features a well-known celebrity, as it adds an element of excitement and interest. This can result in valuable publicity and exposure for your event, reaching a wider audience and potentially attracting more attendees.

Furthermore, celebrity keynote speakers bring a unique perspective and can draw on their personal experiences to deliver a memorable and impactful speech. Speakers with one-of-a-kind careers such as the former Lead Foley Artist of Skywalker Sound, or the most deployed undercover female operative of the UK, are sure to draw in the attention of your audience.  Additionally, their fame and success can inspire and motivate attendees, leaving them with a lasting impression long after the event is over. Celebrity keynote speakers such as Barbara Corcoran, Tom Brady, or Mike Rowe, will certainly have your audience asking for autographs. These big names create a sense of excitement and anticipation among attendees, making your event stand out from others.

Hire a Top Celebrity Keynote Speaker for Your Next Event

Are you searching for the perfect keynote speaker to take your event to the next level? Look no further than the experts at our agency. Our team represents top-rated speakers who specialize in every aspect of personal development, from overcoming obstacles to achieving success in all areas of life. Contact us today to learn more about our speakers and how we can help you plan your next event, conference, or retreat.

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