Ten Top Speakers

by Productivity

Are you a meeting professional, event organizer, or team leader looking for a speaker or trainer who can wow your audience, give results, and, frankly, remove the stress of hiring? Here are ten top speakers to allay your fears!

Certified Speaking Professional® is a designation granted by the National Speakers Association. Approximately 450 speakers in the US and 850 worldwide are bestowed with this honor. Out of the 226,000 people on LinkedIn that consider themselves professional speakers, that's the top 1%!

Why does this matter to you? 

Partnering with a CSP® mitigates risk and provides peace of mind for your event because they've met the requirements it takes to receive this special honor.

Why does this matter to me? Speaking is a craft of continuous improvement, and achieving this allows me to be part of a reputable group to mastermind and learn from.

Requirements for the CSP®:

  • $50k+ in income for speaking in at least five of the last ten years
  • Ethics courses
  • 250+ paid presentations
  • Positive assessments and reviews by 20+ clients
  • Critique of two recent speaking videos of 45-60 minutes in length
  • Board of Director approval

Here are ten top speakers in alphabetical order (because I could never rate one my absolute favorite!) and a brief description of their area.

Wally Adamchik

Learned leadership as an Officer of the Marines, perfected it in business, and now teaches others. Notre Dame Leprechaun. Accomplished author. High ROI.

Nanci Appleman-Vassil

The Human Connection Expert – International speaker, trainer, consultant, and author helping your audience build awareness by uncovering blindspots in their virtual, hybrid, or in-person workplace. 

Lenora Billings-Harris

Award-winning Diversity Strategist and author who helps organizations make diversity & mitigating unconscious bias a competitive advantage.

Bill Cates

Communicate compelling value, increase client engagement, and leverage that engagement to Acquire More Clients/Customers through Word of Mouth, Referrals, and Introductions.

Amy Climer

Amy's motto is “be deliberate to be creative.” She uses research-based practices, engaging stories, and proven processes to teach teams and organizations to innovate on demand.

Patricia Fripp

When Your Message Must Be Memorable, Your Presentation Powerful, and Your Sales Successful…call Fripp

Justin Jones-Fosu

Inspire your participants with humor, high energy, and practical content in a dynamic and memorable presentation. Motivate them to ACTion to be more Productive, Better Leaders, and Change Agents!

Stan Phelps

Engaging in-person and virtual programs designed to drive customer loyalty and increase employee engagement by Forbes contributor, TEDx speaker, and best-selling author of the Goldfish Series.

Marcey Rader (me!)

Solving problems with health-powered productivity. We'll banish burnout and overwhelm by creating sustainable habits for real people. Declutter your mind, body, and life – one habit at a time.

David Rendall

A stand-up comedian with a doctorate in leadership who entertains and educates audiences with surprising strategies for personal growth, employee engagement, teamwork, and differentiation.

To engage with my Speakers With Impact mastermind members, please visit www.speakerswithimpact.com. You can't go wrong with any of the speakers listed here or in my group. Let us give you peace of mind and make your next event successful!

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