If you are planning an event (or planning to attend one) you want to go where speakers resonate. You want speakers that entertain, inspire and educate. We get it. So we compiled this quick list of some of the best speakers we have seen over the last 2 years. This list is NOT comprehensive (there are lots of great speakers out there) but it’s a fun start! Kirby Hasseman: Forgive us for the shameless plug, but it’s true! Kirby has been in demand lately as a speaker! He has given talks on Marketing, the Give First Economy and Building a Business “on Purpose” and more. He has even just written a new book called “Fan of Happy.” If you want to laugh and cry, find out about Kirby speaking here. Bill Petrie: Bill is a rock star when it comes to providing value to an audience. As CEO of Brandivate, Bill works with companies from around the country to help them raise their game through differentiation, process improvement and even social media. He brings this experience with him to the stage. Real stories. Real takeaways. Learn more about Bill Petrie here. Paul Keiweit: There was not a dry eye in the house at a recent SkuCon event where Paul was a featured speaker. Paul gives real talk about the ups and downs of life and business…and how to succeed. In addition, Paul is just a really great guy! Learn more about Paul speaking here. Jason Lucash: Speaking of SkuCon, Jason was another speaker at that event and he brought down the house. Jason is funny, irreverent and relevant and a true entrepreneur. He does a great job telling the “entrepreneur journey” through his own eyes. Combine that with the fact that he is a “Shark Tank Survivor” and a business builder and you have a home run. Learn more about him here. Dave Ramsey: Dave is a ball of energy and a true teacher and leader. Though he is probably most well known for his Financial Freedom program and his syndicated radio show, he Entre-Leadership talk is valuable for any entrepreneur or business owner. If you want to have a better company and be a better leader, it’s worth listening to Dave Ramsey. Jon Acuff: Of all the speakers we have seen over the past several years, Jon Acuff has been the most pleasant surprise. We knew he was a great writer (Start, Do Over, and more), but wow! Combine his message with funny delivery and you have a rock star on the stage. If you are speaking to entrepreneurs or employees that need to find their mojo, Jon can dazzle. Learn more here. Seth Godin: Let’s keep this simple. Seth Godin is one of the most influential people in marketing in the last 20 years. If you can afford him and he will agree, you should hire him. Go! Gary Vaynerchuk: Brash, unapologetic and real. Gary Vaynerchuk (or GaryVee) is a business builder, best selling author and host of the Ask GaryVee show. He has become the simple of the “hustle” entrepreneur. In addition, Gary changes his talk to his audience and loves Q & A sessons. He really brings it. Learn more about hiring him here. Let’s face it. Most of these folks do not need our endorsement. But it does make for fun discussion. Who have we left off? Let us know! Want to keep up all the time? Make sure to join our VIP List! Our VIP’s get an email with the latest content…and other special offers as well. Join here.