Having a keynote speaker at your event serves many purposes: it entertains the audience, forms a focal point for the event and creates a lasting impression that resonates with the audience to such an extent that it keeps them talking. A keynote speaker needs to grab the attention of the audience, inspire them and leave them with a message that lasts. They need to share that message with others – which of course means exposure for your event!

There are some really impactful speakers in the world today. Today we will look at some more of the keynote speakers most famous across the world, and why they make such an impact.

Jim Rohn

Known for his powerful speeches and passionate delivery, Jim Rohn is one of the world’s favourite keynote speakers. Speaking to both the mind and souls, he manages to cut to the chase and communicate directly to where it matters.

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”

Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas was a high-school drop-out and homeless person. Yet as keynote speaker, today he inspires millions across the world with his story. But why? He’s intense. He’s passionate. He is honest to the point of being blunt. And his story inspires – if he could rise from the ashes; from nothing – then so can you. It may take years of hard work and sacrifice, but at the end lies success – if you are willing to work for and sacrifice for it.

“If you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful”

The right keynote speaker can make or break your event. Make sure you choose a keynote speaker that not only speaks to your brand and the key message of your event, but also resonates with your audience and grabs their attention from the get-go.

Born with no arms or legs, you would expect Nic to be less public. After all, few of us can even grasp the way such a disability can hold a person back. But not Nic – he is funny, optimistic and lives every second of his life joyously. He has an amazing sense of humour that allows him to poke fun at himself. His message is one of never giving up on yourself – in fact, never, ever giving up at all. An accomplished writer of multiple motivational books, he has inspired thousands of people as a keynote speaker.

“The challenges in our lives are there to strengthen our convictions. They are not there to run us over.”

The right keynote speaker can make or break your event. Make sure you choose a keynote speaker that not only speaks to your brand and the key message of your event, but also resonates with your audience and grabs their attention from the get-go.

Look out for Part 2 of this blog for more world-famous keynote speakers and what makes them so good!

South Africa is blessed with an abundance of inspirational and motivational keynote speakers. No matter the event, contact UP A TONE EVENTS today for the perfect keynote speaker.