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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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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Carolyn Creswell, the founder of Carman's, is a perfect example that it is indeed possible to run a multinational business, and still have a healthy work-life balance. She is an inspirational leader who has achieved great success both in business, and in her home life. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. Carolyn manages to raise four kids under eight and maintain a great relationship with her husband, while at the same time growing Carman’s to be the number one muesli brand on supermarket shelves throughout Australia.
  • Network Ten
  • Recipe to Riches (TV Program)
  • Carman's Fine Foods

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Associate Professor Duffy is an astronomer at Swinburne University creating baby universes on the nation's most powerful supercomputers to understand how galaxies like our own Milky Way form and explore nature of the hidden universe, dark matter and dark energy. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. He is a regular on ABC TV’s Breakfast News, Network Ten’s The Project and has recently appeared in Stargazing Live: Back to Earth with Brian Cox and Todd Sampson’s Life on the Line.
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • The Project (TV Program)
  • ABC TV's Breakfast News (TV Program)

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Gill Hicks is considered to be one of the most thought-provoking, powerful and life affirming female speakers in Australia and the UK. She is globally known as a survivor of the London terrorist Bombings on July 7th, 2005. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. There are few people who have endured such unimaginable trauma and are able to rejoice and celebrate just being alive. Equally there are few people who can speak about a tragic event in such an engaging and uplifting manner. Her appreciation and gratitude is infectious and offers a brilliant reminder of just how precious our lives are.
  • Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
  • UK's Australian Woman of the Year 2009
  • M.A.D for Peace

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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)
  • Life on the Line (TV Program)
  • 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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award winner

Benjamin Roberts-Smith received his Victoria Cross in 2011 for his heroic and selfless actions on his fifth tour of duty in Afghanistan, as an SAS soldier. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. As one of just 9 living recipients of the VC worldwide and the most decorated soldier in the Commonwealth, Ben is without a doubt a selfless leader, and his real-life stories provide inspiration and an insight into true leadership.
  • Victoria Cross for Australia
  • Medal for Gallantry
  • Commendation for Distinguished Service
  • Australian Active Service Medal
  • Afghanistan Medal
  • Iraq Medal
  • Australian Service MedalUnited Nations Medal
  • Australian Father of the Year 2013
  • Australian Army
  • Australian Army Reserve
  • Special Air Service Regiment
  • RS Group Australia

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Bob Brown was elected to the Senate in 1996, after 10 years as an MHA in Tasmania's state parliament. In his first speech in the Senate, Bob raised the threat posed by climate change. Government and opposition members laughed at his warning of sea level rises and it has taken 10 years for them to finally begin to acknowledge the causes and effects of climate change. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. Since 1996, Bob has continued to take a courageous, and often politically lonely, stand on issues across the national and international spectrum. Some of the many issues that Bob has raised in the Senate include petrol sniffing in Central Australia, self-determination for West Papua and Tibet, saving Tasmania’s ancient forests, opposing the war in Iraq, justice for David Hicks, stopping the sale of the Snowy Hydro scheme and opposing the dumping of nuclear waste in Australia.
  • IUCN: Packard Award (1984)
  • UNEP Global 500 Roll of Honour (1987)
  • National Trust Australian National Treasure (1998)
  • Australian Peace Prize 2009
  • Australian Humanist of the Year (2010)
  • Australian Greens (Political Party)

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award winner    author    stars in movies

The real life star of Mao's Last Dancer Li Cunxin was born into utter poverty in Mao's communist China. Areas of speciality include Keynote Speakers. In extraordinary moment of chance at the age of 11 he was selected to train in Madame Maos Beijing Dance Academy never having ever heard of let alone seen ballet performed. And so began Lis journey. The 7 years of harsh training regime at the Beijing Dance Academy taught him discipline, resilience, determination and perseverance. Lis astounding drive and relentless hard work made him one of the best dancers China has produced.
  • Australian Father of the Year (2009)
  • Australian Book of the Year - Mao's Last Dancer
  • Queensland Ballet
  • Houston Ballet
  • Australian Ballet
  • Penguin Books Australia

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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)