So Today I decided to do something different and post the Top 30 Motivational Speakers in the World.
Many of you are wondering:
How can I make my life better? How can I live my dreams? etc etc.
Well these speakers specialise in helping you solve that problem. Notice I said ‘Help’ because no one and I mean NO ONE can solve your problem for you – only you can do that. All someone can do is HELP to solve your problem – ultimately though its down to you. Throughout this list are some of my favourite speakers. I am going to be like them – if not better when I decide to become a professional speaker.
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James Malinchak mixes enthusiasm and humor with motivational stories to deliver a high content message that empowers audiences to achieve extraordinary results! James began his award-winning sales career as a stockbroker with a major Wall Street investment firm. While in his 20s, he became a partner in a company that handled the investments for many famous entertainers, authors and professional athletes. James currently owns three businesses, authored eight books, and is a popular speaker worldwide. He teaches people how to become professional motivational speakers.
2) Les Brown
As a renowned professional speaker, author and television personality, Les Brown has risen to national prominence by delivering a high energy message which tells people how to shake off mediocrity and live up to their greatness. It is a message Les Brown has learned from his own life and one he is helping others apply to their lives. Utilizing powerful delivery and newly emerging insights Les’ customized presentation will teach, inspire, and channel your audience to new levels of achievement. Les Brown and James Malinchak and Stephen Pierce are three of the very best in my opinion. Les also teaches people how to become great motivational speakers.
Known as Tony Robbins, suffered many hardships in life when his mother divorced and remarried twice. He took on the last name of his second father. Later in life he was diagnosed with a tumor of the brain, thus resulting in abnormal growth spurts and his large hands and feet. His bestselling books like ‘Awaken the Giant Within’ are a tribute to this legend. Tony Robbins is like my second Dad! He’s had a huge impact on my life and my values. One of Tony’s core messages is ‘The secret to living is giving’.
One of the most Influential Internet Marketers out there. Stephen is both a HIGHLY Successful Internet Marketer and Motivational Speaker. His talks really grip his audiences and leave a lasting impact on people who listen to him. Apply what Stephen teaches and your life WILL change, its that simple! He’s changed my life because I practice what he preaches! One person I would absolutely love to meet – a true Genius.
5) Greg Jacobs
Greg Jacobs’ message is to get the f***ing cow out of the f***ing way!
He is a Highly Successful Internet Marketer known for his straight talking no nonsense approach.
From a video I watched of him – his personal development messages are unique and powerful.
6) T Harv Eker
He is the best man to go to for transforming your beliefs about money. His flagship seminar Millionaire Mind Intensive, which I attended and met him at, really was life changing for me because it got rid of my Limiting Beliefs about Money and my fears around Money. Go to T Harv Eker if you want to be motivated, break through your barriers and get on the road to living your life to the max!
7) Chris Howard
Internationally acclaimed lifestyle and wealth strategist, Christopher Howard is a best-selling author, prominent speaker and the owner of the Academy of Wealth and Achievement and Christopher Howard Training. For almost two decades, Chris has researched the success strategies of the world’s greatest business, philanthropic and spiritual minds. His extensive knowledge is shared through his books, home study courses and public seminars worldwide. As a result, Chris Howard has helped hundreds of thousands of individuals create the wealth and engineer the lifestyle they truly desire. With operations in the United States, Australia, England, Ireland, New Zealand, China and further expansion scheduled for Europe, Canada and South East Asia. The Academy of Wealth and Achievement has become one of the fastest growing personal development training companies in the world. I have been to his Seminar Breakthrough To Success and it is life changing!
8 ) Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley is “The first American ever to simultaneously host signature talk shows on both public television and public radio.” I first saw Tavis when he infamously interviewed Will Smith. From 1996-2001, Smiley hosted BET Tonight on the Black Entertainment Network. Smiley is known for his energetic frank talk about race and politics; an African-American himself, he often interviews other black leaders and thinkers on his shows. He’s also the author of books including How to Make Black America Better: Leading African Americans Speak Out (2001) and the 2006 memoir What I Know for Sure: My Story of Growing Up in America. His company, The Smiley Group, manages his various efforts in broadcasting, exhibits, websites, films, and speeches.
Marshall Sylver, a world-renown hypnotist and master of interpersonal communication, has been harnessing the power of the human mind since he was a child. Sylver’s journey started on a Michigan farm where a mother, who worked three jobs to support her ten children, raised him. As a child, he experienced such hardships as no running water, no electricity, and no telephone. Through his mastering of the subconscious mind, Sylver turned his world around. He is a respected business consultant sought by Fortune 500 companies and also the creator of the number one personal development program worldwide. Today, Sylver is recognized as the #1 leading expert in subconscious reprogramming & the master of persuasion and influence. Marshall’s speeches are electrifying go watch them!
10) Brian Tracy
Brian Tracy is a leading authority on success. His fast-moving talks on leadership, sales, managerial effectiveness and business strategy are loaded with powerful, proven ideas and strategies that people can immediately apply to get better results in every area. Brian has had successful careers in sales and marketing, investments, real estate development and syndication, importation, distribution and management consulting; he is an author and the most popular producer of audio and video learning programs in America. I have many of Brian’s programs – they are a MUST if you’re serious about continual growth!
11) Hilary Hinton ‘Zig’ Ziglar
Ziglar is one of the most successful motivational speakers in America. When at a tender age, his father, a successful businessman, passed away, Ziglar was in terms ‘a reborn Christian’. An ardent football fan, he also teaches students in a Baptist Church apart from his main business of being one of the most successful speakers of America. I particularly like one of his speeches which i did a blog post on here.
12) Dr. John Demartini
Inspirational speaker, teacher, author, philosopher, and star of The Secret. Dr. Demartini is a world leading behavioral expert, speaker and author at the forefront of the burgeoning personal and professional development industry. His scope of knowledge and experience is a culmination of 34 years of research and studies of more than 28,000 texts into over 200 different disciplines ranging from psychology, philosophy, metaphysics, theology, neurology and physiology. John speaks 300 days a year in 50 countries across the globe and is the author of over 40 books. You need to study his stuff!!
13) Deepak Chopra
A celebrity doctor whose specialty is the healing ways of his native India. Real fame came with the publication of his best-selling books Ageless Body, Timeless Mind (1993) and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success (1995). He became a successful Motivational Speaker, with a series of multi-media programs for healing mind, body and spirit. His other books include Grow Younger, Live Longer (2001), Life After Death: The Burden of Proof (2006), and Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment (2007). He is the founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California.
14) Wayne Dyer
Dr. Wayne Dyer is a 1958 graduate of Denby High School; he received his D.Ed. degree in counseling from Wayne State University. Dr Wayne Dyer is an internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development. He’s the author of over 30 books, has created many audio programs and videos, and has appeared on thousands of television and radio shows.
15) Dan Millman
A successful gymnast, an instructor at the Stanford University and author of 13 self help books, his most famous book and his path to recognition was his autobiography ‘Way of the Peaceful Warrior’. He is also known for his Human Potential movement alongside Anthony Robbins.
16) Alvin Law
Born without arms due to a complication arising out of his mother taking some drugs during pregnancy, he was put up for adoption and raised by Hilda and Jack Law. At a very early stage in life he learnt to do things with his legs that a normal human would do with his hands. His famous book Alvin’s Laws of Life: 5 Steps To Successfully Overcome Anything is a bestseller, and he even featured in an X-Files episode!
17) Nick Vujicic
Has one of the most depressing childhoods anyone ever had. Born limbless, the laws of Australia had to be changed to grant him admission in school. Bullied by everybody he contemplated suicide by age 10. That is when he realized that his story was an inspiration to many and he proceeded to go to college and by the age of 21 began his travails as a motivational speaker.
18 ) Bill Cosby
An avid basketball player and class president in school always had the qualities required to be a confident and successful speaker. Host of the show, ‘Kids Say the Dandiest Things’, has given him recognition across America as a speaker and stand up comedian. He is famously referred to as ‘America’s Black Dad’. He has been one of the world’s most respected and well-known entertainers and comedians. After tenth grade, Cosby joined the Navy and completed high school through a correspondence course. He later took up an athletics scholarship at Temple University, supporting himself during his studies by tending bar, where his easy-going style and witty joking with the clientele prompted suggestions that he try stand-up comedy. This he did and was soon to be discovered by the legendary Carl Reiner.
19) Stephen Covey
Stephen is famous author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. He co-founded Franklin Covey Company that provides businesses with leadership training and productivity tools. His books focus on leadership, management, productivity in the workplace, and the values of family and a happy home life. Stephen R. Covey studied at the University of Utah, received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the Harvard University, and a Doctorate degree from the Brigham Young University. Covey also worked as a professor of business management and organizational behavior at Brigham Young University.
20) Bob Proctor
Bob Proctor is widely considered one of the greatest speakers in the world on the topic of getting rich. He teaches people how to understand their hidden abilities to do more, be more and have more in every area of life. His teachings are based on Napolean Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, and his delivery is second to none! For more than 40 years, Bob Proctor has focused his entire agenda around helping people create lush lives of prosperity, rewarding relationships and spiritual awareness. As one of the world’s most highly regarded speakers on prosperity, he is internationally known for his inspirational and motivational style.
21) Delatorro McNeal II
For over a decade, Delatorro L. McNeal, II has been transforming the lives of people from all walks of life. As an internationally renowned Professional Speaker and Best Selling Author, Delatorro has spoken in 45 of the 50 US states, and has delivered well over 1000 presentations to major corporations, colleges and universities, professional associations, conventions, churches, and leadership conferences. If he looks familiar, it’s because Delatorro has been featured on national and worldwide television networks like Fox News, NBC, BET, TBN, Daystar, Oxygen, and The Word Network as well as syndicated radio shows all across America.
22) Jack Canfield
Jack Canfield is America’s Success Coach and the originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® book series. Jack Canfield is best described as an understanding, compelling, empowering and compassionate coach who has helped hundreds of thousands of people achieve their dreams. As he speaks, Jack masterfully weaves messages of being more loving, nurturing and responsible with the importance of having a dream, setting specific goals and overcoming obstacles.
23) Chris Widener
Chris Widener, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Amazon.com Best-Selling author is a seasoned businessman, author and speaker. He has for nearly twenty years been involved in leadership in the business community, the non-profit world, and as a speaker and author. He has learned what he shares through his own experience and his interaction with and observation of the most successful people in the world.
24) Randy Gage
For more than 15 years Randy has been helping people transform self-limiting benefits into self-fulfilling breakthroughs to achieve their dreams. Randy is recognized around the world as the pre-eminent expert on the direct-selling industry. His dynamic, totally customized and compelling programs are dead on, tailored exclusively on how to break through to sell more and build confidence. No other person can bring Randy’s industry experience, knowledge and passion to the table. Randy speaks from experience of a high school dropout, who became a self-made millionaire. He does thorough pre-event research and customizes the program for your company, products and situation. People receive a program that’s fast-paced, fun and relentlessly packed with usable information on how to achieve more.
25) Dan Pena
Former Chairman of various US/European companies including venture capital, IT, internet, property, insurance, food distribution, health care, manufacturing, pub and restaurants, financial services, construction, telemarketing, publishing, amongst others; high level negotiator with many governments and multinational firms including equity providers, insurance companies, investment banks, international law firms and all “Big Four” accounting firms. He is engaged as a consultant to senior executive management of Global 50 companies and organizations in the world, including the Onassis Group, Exxon Mobil and The Vatican.
26) Mark Victor Hansen
In the area of human potential, no one is better known and more respected than Mark Victor Hansen. For more than 30 years, Mark Victor Hansen has focused solely on helping people and organizations reshape their personal vision of what’s possible. His powerful messages of possibility, opportunity, and action have helped create startling and powerful change in thousands of organizations, and millions of individuals worldwide.
27) Shishir Srivastava
Shishir Srivastava is a motivational speaker and peace educator. He is currently serving as the Head of the Department of Personality Development and Career Counseling of City Montessori School (CMS), Lucknow, India. He joined the CMS team on 1st January 2000 and since then his ongoing commitment and concrete activities in support of the culture of peace at the local, regional and international levels have demonstrated unflagging determination and devotion.
28) Jim Rohn
Jim Rohn is a philosopher, motivational counselor, business executive, and best-selling author. He has been recognized as the greatest motivational speaker of all time. He is one of the world’s most sought-after success counselors and business philosophers with some of his most thought provoking topics being: sales and entrepreneurial skills, leadership, sales and marketing, success and personal development.
29) Robin Sharma
Robin Sharma is one of the world’s most highly respected leadership experts. He is devoted to the mission of helping organizations develop people who Lead Without a Title so that they win in this period of intense change. His clients include Microsoft, GE, FedEx, IBM, Nike, NASA, Yale University, and The Young Presidents Organization. Sharma’s books, such as The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari and The Greatness Guide have topped bestseller lists across the globe and have sold millions of copies in more than 70 languages. They have been embraced by rock stars, royalty, and many celebrity CEOs.
Sharma is also the co-Founder of 960vets.com, an innovative online support resource that helps U.S. veterans successfully reintegrate into civilian life.
30) Willie Jolley
Willie Jolley is America’ s Premier Celebrity Speaker- Singer- Author…Inspiring Millions with Music & Motivation! He is truly a renaissance man, who is an award winning speaker, singer, a best selling author, a national media personality and national columnist…all in one person! In 1999 Willie Jolley was named “One of the Outstanding Five Speakers in the World” by Toastmasters International. Less than 50 speakers worldwide have been bestowed that honor! Former winners include Nelson Mandela, Christopher Reeve, Margaret Thatcher and Colin Powell! Willie Jolley holds the two top designations that the National Speakers Associations bestows to the best of the best. The first designation is the CPAE/ Speaker Hall of Fame Award, which is a lifetime award for speaking excellence and professionalism. The other designation is the CSP, which is the Certified Speaking Profession designation, which is an earned honor for being a person who has made his mark on the speaking industry with presentations to a wide range of groups and audiences.
Bonus 31)Joan Lunden
Joan Lunden is one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities. As host of Good Morning America for almost two decades, she helped millions of American families start each day. The longest running host ever on early morning television, during her tenure she reported from 26 countries, covered four presidents, five Olympics, and two royal weddings. An award-winning television journalist, best-selling author, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and mother of seven, Joan Lunden defines “today’s working mother.” Lunden has been a constant and reassuring presence in American homes for over 25 years, keeping viewers informed on the latest information to care for their homes and families.
Bonus 32) Tom Hopkins
Tom Hopkins started in sales at age 19. He failed miserably until he figured out that success in sales is a learned skill. After making the study of selling his hobby, his career soared. He became a sales millionaire by the age of 27. Tom has been teaching his proven-effective selling strategies world wide for over 30 years. Tom Hopkins is a sales legend. Many believe that natural ability is enough to make you successful in a selling career.
So now you’ve seen the list, Are you ready to change your life and learn the success principles of the rich and famous? Are you ready to stop making excuses and live your greatest life? If you are then you will need to get yourself on my FREE 5 day Video Bootcamp where I will be teaching you the exact same things that have changed my life in 6 short months. Make a change TODAY!