Keynote Speakers

Running through a keynote speech is easy – delivering a compelling keynote speaking address is something altogether different. That’s where we come in. A keynote address sets the underlying tone and summarises the core message of your event, while the right keynote speaker will raise awareness of your event and potentially attract more delegates.

Our keynote speakers invigorate their audiences, effectively and in an entertaining way. They are the ideal way to deliver your conference theme and event message. As Australia’s most significant Speakers Bureau, our expert staff can manage the sometimes complicated decision-making process to discover key note speakers that completely satisfy your brief. The keynote speaker you select can make a significant difference to the outcome of your event. We have a huge selection of top keynote speakers that will provide the impact you need.

Discover more about our Speakers Bureau at our definitive guide to selecting keynote speakers, or for personal assistance on selecting the right keynote speaker for your event, call our expert staff on 1300 884 485.

The world is in a continuous state of change. Seasons of great success may be followed by seasons of frustration. A journey marked by innovation can rapidly become plagued by stagnation.

With each transition from mediocrity to prosperity comes a moment where vision is needed. Leaders must rise to provide stability as your organization survives the changes inevitable in our ever changing world.

While every keynote speaker on our team is a well-known personality, not every well-known personality can be a keynote speaker. Our assembly of keynote speakers are equipped to provide you with timely solutions and much -needed insight.

For expert advice on speaker selection, topic choice and effective implementation, speak to one of our consultants on 1300 884 485 today. Discover more about our Speakers Bureau here.

“Gravitas” is a good way to explain an important trait of a keynote speaker. They have a commanding presence which catches the interest of the crowd, when she or he takes the podium. We have chosen our keynote speakers for expertise as well as their experience, but also for the excitement and self-confidence they exude when they take the stage.

There are moments where, regardless of how experienced your leaders are, you’ll need an external perspective to bring life and motivation to your own team. Our keynote speakers choose personal narratives and experiences tailored directly to your needs.

Our keynotes are also well-known in the world of business, leadership, the media and sport worldwide for their popularity. Their name alone will attract interest from managers and workers who might otherwise remain uninspired by unknown speakers.

For further reading, visit Keynote Speakers: The Definitive Guide, discover our Australian Speakers Bureau, or for personalised service on the proper selection of a speaker for your event, call us on 1300 884 485 today.

Deciding on the best keynote speaker could be the difference between a mediocre year or excellent one, where staff and supervisors embrace the energy of a renewed vision.

Through their expertise in an unmatched breadth of industries, our keynote speakers offer methods to rejuvenate and revitalise your mission and focus. They bring a depth of knowledge brimming with actionable events.

As Australia’s favourite Speakers Bureau, we invite you to browse our list of keynote speakers below to find the right style to provide the spark to achieve the greatness you deserve.

Or call 1300 884 485 to get expert advice from our experts on correct speaker selection at your next event.

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award winner    has video    author

Recognised as a Living National Treasure, John Bell is a trailblazer in the development of Australian theatre, with leadership lessons to share of Shakespearian magnitude. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. A trailblazer right from his very beginnings, John launched his own radical brand of Shakespeare in 1990, founding the acclaimed Bell Shakespeare Company. His productions include over 15 of Shakespeare’s greatest works, which have been played to almost 2.5 million Australians.
  • Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
  • Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
  • Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)Helpmann Award (2002) - Best Male Actor in a Play
  • Australian Living Treasure
  • Bell Shakespeare

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award winner    has video    theatre productions

Todd Sampson is an articulate and captivating keynote speaker who engages listeners with his humour, and his insights into advertising, marketing, creativity, management and personal achievement. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. Todd started as the CEO of Leo Burnett, a company which has been awarded as the 7th most creative advertising agency in the world. In his time as CEO, the company won Agency of the Year an impressive 12 times. Todd has now stepped back into a role as non-executive chairman.
  • Titanium at Cannes
  • Yahoo Chair for Innovation (2008)
  • Redesign My Brain (TV Program)
  • Earth Hour Initiative
  • ABC TV
  • Gruen Transfer (TV Program)
  • Gruen Planet (TV Program)
  • The Project (TV Program)
  • BodyHack (TV Program)
  • Network Ten

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Highly in demand as a public speaker Nigel Marsh travels the globe regularly giving speeches to major corporations on both his business and personal views. His TED speech on work/life balance remains the most viewed ever given outside America with well over two million hits. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. Nigel is best known for his creative pursuits. As well as the author of three books – Fat, Forty and Fired, Overworked and Underlaid and Fit, Fifty and Fired-Up – he is also the co-founder of Earth Hour and the founder of the Sydney Skinny. His first book is currently being developed into a major TV series in America.
  • Earth Hour Initiative
  • The Sydney Skinny

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   stars in movies    author event host and MC

Anh Do has played to sell out crowds at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and The Sydney Opera House. As one of Australia's most sought after stand-up comedians, Anh is an accomplished comedian and MC as well as a talented writer, actor and producer. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. After bagging all the comedy awards around town, including the Sydney Comedian of the Year, and appearing on all the TV shows that feature comedians, including “Thank God You’re Here” and “Rove Live”, Anh finally realized that those regular gigs at Rooty Hill bikers club would one day get him killed, so he has supplemented the income with acting, film producing and writing.
  • The Footy Show (TV Program)
  • Good News Week (TV Program)
  • Independent Grocers of Australia (IGA)
  • The Footy Show (TV Program)
  • Anh Does Brazil (TV Program)
  • Anh Does Iceland (TV Program)
  • Anh Does Scandinavia (TV Program)
  • Anh Does Britain (TV Program)
  • Anh Does Vietnam (TV Program)

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award winner    documentary    author

Matthew Mitcham is well known as an Olympic Gold Medallist and recognised as one of Australia's greatest athletes. He is also an author, popular television personality, a social media guru, and a captivating and inspiring corporate speaker. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. In the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, Matthew executed the greatest dive in Olympic history, and became the first Australian male to win an Olympic Gold medal since Dick Eve’s plain high diving win in 1924.
  • Medal of the Order of Australia
  • 2008 Australian Sports Performer of the Year
  • Funky Trunks
  • Foxtel

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Dr Clio Cresswell has established a diverse career as a mathematician, author, writer and presenter. Dr Cresswell is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Sydney. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. Clio is author of Mathematics and Sex (published through Allen and Unwin); and features regularly on television, radio and press. You may have seen her recently as a member of The Brains Trust on The Einstein Factor, ABC TV.
  • Applied Mathematics Research Group

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Natasha Pincus BSc (Hons), LLB (Hons) is a leading Australian creative. An internationally renowned storyteller, Natasha's work has been embraced by millions. Her music video for Gotye's Somebody That I Used to Know has been viewed by over half a billion people around the world. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. A multi award-winning film director and writer, Natasha is also a qualified and experienced lawyer and scientist.

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award winner    has video

Bob Geldof is an influential and inspirational speaker. He is highly entertaining and has great insight into the socio-political arena and is highly sought after by companies who wish to benefit from his sensational presentations. Passion is undisputedly one of his strengths, but so too is the vitality of his message. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. A self-styled campaigner, Bob Geldof is tremendously well informed on a broad range of global humanitarian and political issues. His presentations are highly provocative and he uplifts and inspires audiences as he motivates through his own personal experiences and the lessons learned from Live Aid.
  • World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates Man of Peace 2005
  • Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
  • Man of Peace Award 2005
  • Beacon Fellowship Prize 2005
  • The Freedom of Dublin City 2006
  • Nichols-Chancellor's Medal from Vanderbilt University 2008
  • The Freedom of the City of London 2013
  • Live Aid
  • Band Aid
  • ONE CampaignLive 8
  • Polydor
  • Atlantic (US)

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It was at the control of the worlds largest and most advanced commercial jetliner when Richard de Crespigny was faced with his greatest challenge. The date was November 4 2010. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. Melbourne born and educated Richard de Crespigny got his first taste of a future flying career as a fourteen year-old when his father organised a tour of the RAAF Academy at Point Cook in Victoria.