Hire an Engaging Business Keynote Speaker for Your Next Event

Keynote Speaker for Hire2023-07-27T08:49:16-04:00

Hire a Top Keynote Business Speaker for Your Next In-Person or Virtual Event

Hiring the right keynote speaker can make all the difference for your conference or other event. Professional keynote speakers help entertain, engage, and set the right tone for your event. Whether you’re looking for a motivational speaker, a corporate speaker, or a leadership speaker for an upcoming or live virtual event, we can help!

Our business keynote speaker, Greg L. Thomas, has extensive experience as a professional speaker, having presented at events all over the world for more than 30 years. He specializes in topics such as leadership, communication, personal development, motivation, and more. Presentations are tailored to meet the needs of your organization and the goals you have for your event. I’m also available for live virtual events and programs to engage audiences remotely. Please contact me to discuss how I can help you create an unforgettable experience for your event.

Professional business keynote speaker and business coach / consultant
Greg L. Thomas, professional business keynote speaker for hire, at an event

Greg L. Thomas – Professional Business Keynote Speaker

Greg L. Thomas has spoken to hundreds of audiences throughout the USA and worldwide including in Costa Rica and Italy. Some of his most popular speeches include:

  • The 12 Principles of Personal Leadership (The title and theme of his book.)
  • Servant Leadership – What it is and why it works!
  • Building Healthy Relationships
  • Your 3 Options: Change, Grow or Die
  • The Power of Choice
  • Why Attitude IS Really Everything?
  • Transforming Your Life

Greg holds a master’s degree in Leadership from Bellevue University with specialties in personal leadership development, enhanced productivity, organizational leadership, time management and sales strategies. He is also the Founder of weLEAD, a non-profit leadership development website that archives over 1000 leadership tips, articles and other free leadership resources, including a professional academic leadership journal. Greg is also President of Leadership Excellence, Ltd.

Greg is an engaging business keynote speaker in Cleveland, Northeast Ohio and the United States whose experience, wit, and candor help him to entertain, motivate, and inform any audience! He has provided presentations or keynote speaking for organizations as diverse as:

  • Ramapo College
  • FirstMerit Bank
  • Health Management Systems
  • American Society for Quality
  • Shelby County Tennessee – District Attorney General’s Office
  • Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers 
  • Pennsylvania Governor’s Institute
  • Villanova University
  • Ohio Parks and Recreation Association
  • Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers
  • Century Heritage Credit Union
  • Central Ohio Patient Account Managers (COPAM)
  • Many others!

Searching for Keynote Business Speakers? Book Our Virtual or In-Person Business Keynote Speaker for Your Next Event

Searching for the top keynote speakers for hire in your area? Finding engaging, dynamic keynote business speakers for your next event can be a challenge, but our experienced professional speaker has the expertise to strike the right tone with your audience.

Fill out the form below, including all of the relevant details for your upcoming meeting or conference, and we will be in touch with you with a quote and availability. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your upcoming event with Greg, please give us a call at 330-722-8764.

When you decide to host an event, we can help you find the most suitable keynote speaker for it. Our speakers will make it a success with their experience and insights.

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Why Hire a Professional Business Keynote Speaker?

Better Engagement

Your event’s keynote speaker can help establish the tone and talking points to follow across all of your guests and sets the right environment for them to have a successful experience. Finding an expert who can strike the right tone is the first step in finding a great speaker.

Higher Registration Numbers

Hiring an engaging business keynote speaker can attract larger numbers and encourage increased engagement in your upcoming event.

Be sure to communicate the message you are trying to get across to your speaker in advance, so that person can tailor their message to meet your specific goals. Don’t forget to highlight your business keynote speaker when promoting your event, including what they will be talking about. Oftentimes, the keynote presentation is one of the highlights of the event, so market it well!

More Credibility

Audiences can usually sniff out a presenter who doesn’t understand their industry, at which point they will tune out. Be intentional in choosing a business keynote speaker that has some expertise in your industry. This will contribute to both the credibility of your speaker and your event. For example, if you are in a trade industry, you will want a keynote speaker who has some experience in the trades so that person appears credible and can connect with event goers in a way that other speakers would not be able to.

Provide a Memorable Experience

When you book one of our top keynote business speakers, you will ensure that your guests have an enjoyable experience that they won’t forget. They’ll share it with their team, which will increase the reach of your message and improve your company’s reputation.

Business Keynote Speaker for Hire

At Leadership Excellence, our keynote and event speaker makes it his mission to engage, entertain, and deliver an impactful message that will benefit your business and your audience. His vast speaking experience, leadership background, and expertise in the business and manufacturing sector make him a great fit for many events! Fill out the form below or contact Greg today with questions or to book your event.

Business Keynote Speaker FAQs

Can you have two keynote speakers?2023-01-26T10:59:59-05:00

Of course, you can have two or more keynote speakers at an event. The benefit of this is that attendees may find one particular speaker, or topic, of interest and that prompts them to attend the event. As the old adage goes, “variety is the spice of life.”

Why use keynote speakers for business events?2023-01-26T10:58:31-05:00

Professional keynote speakers bring a unique expertise and presence to an event. They typically have a level of knowledge and presentation skills that most people lack. Their education, experience, or achievement can draw more people to a public event. Finally, they have the ability to stimulate thought or action after the program has ended. Get a Quote/Book a professional keynote speaker here for your next event.

When do keynote speakers speak?2023-01-26T10:57:07-05:00

This can vary depending on the convention or event. Often, the keynote address begins the event, and this pulls all of the attendees together to hear the main theme and any other announcements. Sometimes it is in the middle of the event, and sometimes the last part of the program! It all depends on the organizers of the event.

How do I book a keynote speaker?2023-01-26T10:55:20-05:00

How to book a keynote speaker varies greatly. The best way is to contact them directly by phone or email with your event date and location. Speaking to them directly allows you to ask any questions that may come to mind. Click here to get a quote on a professional keynote speaker for your next event.

What are the different types of keynote speakers?2023-01-26T10:53:34-05:00

There are four types of keynote speakers.

1) Motivational – the ability to motivate or inspire the audience to think differently or take action on a topic or problem.

2) Generalist – they will craft a speech exclusively for your topic or theme.

3) Internal – a high ranking executive, or technical speaker with inside knowledge of the organization or industry.

4) Celebrity – A big “name” speaker that will draw a lot of attention or interest to your event.

What is a business motivational speaker?2023-01-26T10:52:33-05:00

A business motivational speaker is an individual who has the ability to motivate, inspire, or encourage an audience to take action on a particular topic or the need for change.

What are keynote speakers?2023-01-26T10:51:48-05:00

Keynote speakers are individuals who have an impressive education, or experience, or achievement to present valuable information to an audience. A professional keynote speaker has excellent presentation skills to engage the audience during the entire presentation.

Why is it called a keynote speaker?2023-01-26T10:50:53-05:00

A “keynote” speaker provides a talk that establishes or discusses the main underlying theme of an event. The purpose is to bring all the attendees together to hear a message about the central topic from a reputable source.

How much do you pay a keynote speaker?2023-01-26T10:47:41-05:00

First, you need to establish a budget for your event including the range you can afford according to your budget. Most business keynote speakers have a range they use to determine their expected fee depending on the length of the speech and location. Some may have a flat fee, but expect all of their expenses to be paid like travel, lodging, and food.

How do I find the best small business speakers?2023-01-26T10:48:05-05:00

The most common method today is to use an internet search targeting your industry or interest. YouTube is also a good way to do a search and see the person speaking on camera. LinkedIn is another fine resource. Many people go through a “speakers bureau” to locate a speaker for their event.

How much should you pay a keynote speaker for hire?2023-01-26T10:44:59-05:00

Depending on the venue, size of the sponsor, and audience, the fees vary greatly. For example, a small non-profit may offer an honorarium of a few hundred dollars. For-profit organizations and conventions can pay fees from $4,000 to $15,000, depending on the authority and notoriety of the speaker. Celebrity speakers such as noted business executives, political figures, influencers or athletes can command fees well over $100,000 for a speech.


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