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

When Bill Gates visited Australia, he requested to see two people: the Prime Minister and Tony Wheeler, co-founder of Lonely Planet Publications. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. Tony wrote his first guidebook Across Asia on the Cheap in 1972 and since then he has written and contributed to over 20 Lonely Planet guides. From those early guidebooks Lonely Planet Publications has grown to become the worlds largest independent guidebook publisher with more than 500 titles in print, over 400 staff and offices in London and Oakland as well as the head office in Melbourne.
  • Officer of the Order of Australia 2014
  • Lonely Planet

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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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Through his appearances on ABC1's hugely successful show 'The Gruen Transfer' Russel has become the very public face of brand marketing and advertising in Australia. In fact according to media mogul, Harold Mitchell, Russel Howcroft has become a brand himself. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. Indeed Harold Mitchell awarded Russel a much coveted Charlie Award on the basis of personal brand creation. And while Russel was pleased to be recognized in such a fashion, his mum was particularly pleased, as she is a Huge Harold fan!

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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    stars in movies

Film director, screenwriter, and teacher Khoa Do is one of the funniest and most moving speakers in Australia. His presentation topics range from tapping into inherent creativity, following your passions, and harnessing natural talent to reach success. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. Khoa arrived in Australia as a refugee from Vietnam and, since then, has specialised in working with marginalised communities, including at-risk and homeless youths, former convicted prisoners, and fellow refugees. He was the youngest film director in Australian history to be nominated for an AFI Award for Best Director for his film The Finished People, which was also nominated for 2 other AFI Awards, 3 Film Critics’ Circle Awards, 2 Australian Writers’ Guild Awards, and an Australian Screen Director’s Award. The Finished People was also shortlisted for a 2001 Academy Award.
  • 2005 Young Australian of the Year

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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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award winner    has video    author event host and MC

Steven Bradbury was the first Australian to win a gold medal in the 2002 Winter Olympics after winning the 1000m short track speed skating event, and was also a part of the short track relay team who won a bronze medal in 1994. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. His career was forged by his perseverance and determination to succeed, and Steven uses that same mindset as a motivational speaker. He doesn’t like to use the term motivational speaker, as he believes it sounds “un-Australian”, instead preferring to call himself a real life speaker. Steven speaks from the heart using his real life experiences of injury, willpower and achievements to motivate and inspire others.
  • Medal of the Order of Australia 2007Sport Australia Hall of Fame 2011
  • Nine Network

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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.