Top 10 influential speakers from Azavista

1. Joel Cohen

Joel is a former executive in the corporate world, who ended up becoming an Emmy-winning writer for The Simpsons. He can teach your employees about creativity, innovation, teamwork and the value of a diverse workforce. Cohen’s experience as both a “creative” and a “suit” has not only left him with a puzzling resume, it also gives him a unique perspective to discuss creativity and its place in business.

Booking info:

1. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/joel-cohen/5/681/864
2. Twitter: @TheLavinAgency
3. Agency: http://www.thelavinagency.com/

Location: Los Angeles (US)

2. Barbara Corcoran

She is an American businesswoman, investor, speaker, and television personality. Barbara is a brilliant identifier of opportunity and talent, often invisible to others. Barbara built The Corcoran Group, New York’s largest real estate company and became an expert in the art of leading a team to success.  Barbara shares her unique and winning strategies and she’s among our Top 10 inspirational speakers.

Booking info:

1. LinkedIn: linkd.in/W0PdaT
2. Twitter: @BarbaraCorcoran
3. Website: http://barbaracorcoran.com

Location: New York (US)

 3. Steven G. Foster

Steven G. Foster, CMP, CTA, is a speaker and writer on topics of Influence, Leadership, Strategic Planning, and Team Success. Named one of the most influential people in Meetings and Events, Steven has produced award-winning leadership programs, team experiences, and brand events for more than 20 years.

Booking info:

1. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevengfostercmp
2. Twitter: @StevenGFoster
3. Website: http://www.foster-fathom.com/

Location: Dallas (US)

4. Stedman Graham

Stedman Graham is chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates, a management and marketing consulting firm that specializes in the corporate and educational industries. He advocates the Nine-Step Success Process, a learning management system designed to organize your life around your identity. Stedman’s mission is to transform people from followers to leaders and change the way they think and learn.

Booking info:

1. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/s-graham-&-associates
2. Twitter: @OfficialStedman
3. Website: http://stedmangraham.com/

Location: Chicago (US)

 5. Susan Harrow

She helps talented entrepreneurs clarify their messages, set up their systems, craft their signature and get media exposure. For the past 23 years, she has been the brain and the heart behind Harrow Communications, a marketing agency based in Northern California. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Psychology Today.

Booking info:

1. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susanharrow
2. Twitter: @soundbitesiren
3. Website: http://www.susanharrow.com/

Location: Northern Carolina (US)

6. Jill Konrath

Jill is a sales strategist, speaker and the author of the sales books “Selling to Big Companies” and “SNAP Selling”. She helps entrepreneurs increase sales in the corporate market. Jill shows them fresh sales strategies and helps business professionals speed up sales cycles & win bigger contracts.You’ll find her speaking at annual sales meetings and kick-off events.

Booking info:

1. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jillkonrath
2. Twitter: @jillkonrath
3. Website: http://www.jillkonrath.com/

Location: Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area (US)

7. Joel Zeff

He is one of the most sought after humorists in the corporate domain; his comedy blends a spirit of improvisation with his unique take on the corporate life; corporations seek him to motivate their employees on topics such as creativity, communication and teamwork. Joel’s interactive exercises illustrate that organizations should celebrate every day successes to increase collaboration.

Booking info:

1. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joelzeff
2. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thejoelzeff
3. Website: http://joelzeff.com/

Location: Dallas (US)

8. Miguel Neves

Miguel has produced meeting and events worldwide. Since August 2011, Miguel has held the title of Events and Projects Planner for the IMEX Group and as an active member of MPI, Miguel is the current Director of Online Marketing for MPI United Kingdom. He is a passionate social media advocate. He speaks at events on Social Media, Generation Y in the event’s industry and Return on Investment.

Booking info:

1. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/miguelseven
2. Twitter: @IMEXMiguel
3. Website: http://www.imexexhibitions.com/

Location: Hove (UK)

9. Jonathan Bradshow

Jonathan combines his personal experience in human performance with over 17 years in the international meetings industry. His career in the meetings industry includes over 7 years with the prestigious IMEX Group where he was Director of Business Development and currently he is the CEO of The Meetology Group. This organization specialises in exploring the fascinating science behind face to face communication and human interaction and has trained, presented and undertaken research in over 30 countries. 

Booking info:

1. LinkedIn: http://linkd.in/W2FUH8
2. Twitter: @meetology
3. Website: http://meetology.com/

Location: Hove (UK)

10. Ruud Janssen

He is a bespoke new media and online collaboration specialist, co-founder of Event Camp Europe and curator of TEDx events in Basel, Switzerland. Ruud is a veterean Global Conference Organiser and Marketing Coach. As an association volunteer he has been an active board member on the International Board of Directors of MPI and on the board for the Meeting Support Institute. He is an emerging technology speaker, and a serial entrepreneur at @TNOC.

Booking info:

1. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruudwjanssen
2. Twitter: @RuudWJanssen
3. Website: http://www.tnoc.ch

Location: Basel Area, Switzerland

If you want to know more on this topic, you can also check this article on Azavista: Tips when hiring a professional inspirational speaker for your event