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PrintVisitors at SPEAKING.com vote speakers into the Top25. Votes are dynamically tallied so the Top25 changes according to live votes throughout the year. You can vote for as many different speakers as you like (a vote button is located on each speakers’ profile webpage). Just one vote per speaker.

The final vote tally will be counted on New Year’s Eve 2017 at midnight (Pacific time). At that time, speakers who have received the most total votes during the course of the year will be distinguished as 2018’s Top25 speaker honorees.

Thank you for voting and helping your favorite thought leaders reach the Top25!

Click here for a list of the Top25 speakers for 2017.

Here are the speakers currently in the running for 2018’s Top25 status:

  1. Kevin Abdulrahman

    Better known as “the man inspiring millions,” international author, speaker, coach, and mind nutritionist Kevin Abdulrahman is the new voice of motivation around the world. Hailing from the Middle East, but raised in New Zealand, he brings an eclectic mix of cultural knowledge that he’s leveraged to relate to people across five continents in the past 10 years. His target audience ranges from teenagers to athletes, executives, managers, CEOs, sales…

  2. Roberto Carlos (RöC)

    One of Latin America's most influential leaders in innovation, Roberto Carlos (RöC) is the creator of Factor WOW, a methodology that is revolutionizing the way organizations do business. Twice voted one of Mexico's most promising entrepreneurs, RöC has helped hundreds of companies stand out by creating unforgettable customer experiences. His clients include Nissan México, Cemex, Bioderma, Gruma, Banorte, Afirme, CFE, Sigma Alimentos, Coca-Cola, and many more. RöC is the founder…

  3. Michael Steele

    "One of the nicest, most congenial guest speakers we have ever had and extraordinarily easy to work with. Mr. Steele was a pleasure."     Newington Cropsey Foundation Michael Steele is President and CEO of The Steele Group, a company he formed in 1999. The Steele Group works with institutional and individual clients to design overall business development, investor, networking, and communications strategies. Presently, Mr. Steele is a political analyst…

  4. Kevin Harrington

    Known as the original Shark on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank Kevin Harrington is an internationally acclaimed speaker, coach, celebrity entrepreneur and one of the most successful business experts of our time. He has launched over 500 products and businesses, generating more than $5 billion in sales worldwide with iconic celebrities such as: Jack Lalanne, Tony Little, George Foreman, Billy Mays, the Hilton Family, the Jenner Family and the Kardashian…

  5. Allison Massari

    After surviving two horrific car accidents, artist and entrepreneur Allison Massari braved an excruciating recovery that forever changed the way she viewed life and happiness. She has since then become one of North America’s leading speakers in “personal development” and “motivation,” teaching hundreds of audiences the self-disciplinary techniques she implemented to manage change, find inner peace, and come alive again. In 1998 Allison’s car was hit at 60 MPH damaging…

  6. Terry Jones

    Founder of Travelocity.com, Terry Jones has a proven track record of leading companies that have revolutionized their industry. The former travel agent practically put travel agents out of business with Travelocity.com before moving on to co-founding and building Kayak.com and Wayblazer.com. With over three decades of experience as an entrepreneur, Jones has accumulated a wealth of knowledge from his successes and failures. As a consultant he’s used the lessons he’s…

  7. Sam Richter

    Sam Richter is an internationally recognized expert in sales intelligence and online reputation management. He is the founder and CEO of the Social Selling Institute and SBR Worldwide/Know More, through which he has built innovative programs for start-up companies and some of the world’s most famous brands. He is also SVP/Chief Marketing Office at the software company, ActiFi. Previously, Sam was the president of a not-for-profit business library, and he…

  8. Carey Lohrenz

    The first ever female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, Carey Lohrenz brings her experience of fast-moving, dynamic environments, where poor decision-making can lead to catastrophe, to the world of business strategy. Carey combines fascinating stories of her time in service with messages about high-performing teams and a culture of learning that is based on the very best industry practices. Audiences from Fortune 100 businesses have reveled in…

  9. Jim Cathcart

    One of the most recognized motivational and sales speakers in the world, Jim Cathcart was named one of the “Top Sales Influencers” by Top Sales World Magazine. He has been inducted both into the Speaker Hall of Fame and the Sales and Marketing Hall of Fame in London. His TEDx speech is one of their most viewed videos of the year, ranking in the top 1%. As the author of…

  10. Jennifer Moss

    Honored as the 2016 Canadian Business Innovator of the Year, Jennifer Moss and her groundbreaking work on the power of happiness are transforming hundreds of schools and companies. Moss is the Cofounder of Plasticity Labs, a tech company that provides organizations with the tools to tap into employee sentiment and increase workplace happiness. Moss is the author of Unlocking Happiness at Work and also the Cofounder of The HERO Generation,…

  11. Dr. Mark DeVolder

    Known as “The Change Specialist,” Dr. Mark DeVolder has guided some of the most high-stake transitions of recent history, preparing Colombian business leaders for the NAFTA Free Trade Agreement, aiding in the wrap up of the NASA space shuttle program, and coaching multiple companies through mergers and acquisitions. While studies show that approximately only 30% of change initiatives reach their stated goals, DeVolder has a 95% success rate as a…

  12. Chip Conley

    Chip Conley's incredible business success story has been based upon transformational leadership practices and an innovative design formula. Chip's methodology has been featured in TIME, Fast Company, Fortune, People and the Wall Street Journal. His unique blend of psychology and business expertise has been distilled into a number of bestselling publications, the latest of which is Emotional Equations: Simple Truths for Creating Happiness + Success, which uses math to help…

  13. Vicki Hess

    Vicki Hess, RN, is your go-to resource for improving employee engagement in healthcare. Whether you work in a hospital, health system or your members or customers work in healthcare, Vicki brings a unique view and powerful tools to transform engagement, one employee at a time. She has more than three decades of experience in business and health care that she brings to her keynotes on workforce and leadership development. Vicki…

  14. Daymond John

    Marketing and branding expert Daymond John drew his inspiration and his first successes from the hip-hop scene in his native community of Hollis, Queens, New York. Starting out simply making hats for himself and his friends, he has become a fashion icon, branding expert and one of the most in-demand motivational speakers in North America. Realizing that his community's lifestyle was not well represented in the marketplace, Daymond started FUBU…

  15. Robert Richman

    Robert Richman is a culture architect and the founder of Zappos Insights, the Zappos Family company that helps business leaders, managers and entrepreneurs discover how a workplace can help people grow, inspire amazing service and drive revenue. Zappos.com currently helps over 1,000 people every month. Robert began his career developing digital marketing strategies for brands like Tony Robbins, Sony, Billboard and best-selling business authors. He co-founded Affinity Lab, a collaborative…

  16. Kevin Surace

    Deemed "A Tech Pioneer who Will Change Your Life" by Time magazine, Kevin Surace has delivered disruptive technologies across a broad landscape including software, manufacturing, environment and consumer products. With 28 patents, Kevin is the inventor of the first mass-produced high R value windows, Ecorock drywall, the first cellular data smartphone, and many other innovations that have become fixtures of everyday life. As a serial entrepreneur, Kevin has built companies…

  17. Tim Sanders

    Referred to by TIME magazine as a “Public Consultant” due to the intensive pre-presentation research and highly customized nature of his speeches, Tim Sanders is highly in demand as a public speaker. One-time Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo, a company at which he was also Leadership Coach, he is the CEO of the tech start-up Minds and founded the research firm Deeper Media Inc. Tim has a unique background in…

  18. Duncan MacPherson

    Professional branding and client acquisition expert, Duncan MacPherson has been coaching financial professionals for over 20 years. His company Pareto Systems is at the forefront of improving productivity and practice management in financial advisors. As CEO of Pareto Systems, Duncan travels extensively throughout North America and around the world, conveying dynamic and fact-rich presentations that have made him a popular spokesperson for the knowledge-for-profit sector. Along with his team of…

  19. Simon Mainwaring

    Simon Mainwaring is the founder of We First, a leading brand and leadership consultancy that provides purpose-driven strategy, content, and training that empowers businesses and associations to lead, shape culture, and better our world. Simon shows companies and associations how to define, frame and share the story of their good work in ways that build their brand reputation, customer community, employee engagement and social impact. We First training includes keynote…

  20. Nick Vujicic

    Few speakers have a better claim to be regarded as inspirational than Nicholas Vujicic. Born without arms or legs, he has overcome his disability in the most astonishing ways, setting a true example of inspiring success to any who have ever doubted their ability to achieve their goals. During his childhood in Melbourne, Australia, Nick had to cope with feelings of loneliness and depression as he questioned just what purpose…

  21. Joseph Stiglitz

    Winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, Joseph E. Stiglitz is one of the world's most noted economists and a thought leader on globalization and international business. In addition to his individual Nobel Prize, he was lead author of the Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the Nobel Peace Prize. He is the current president of the International Economic Association and has been named by TIME…

  22. George Dom

    As a former naval officer and flight leader, George Dom knows how to bring the best out of people. During a decorated 26-year military career, he has had the honor and privilege of serving as commander of the air wing on the USS John F. Kennedy and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, overseeing 2,500 personnel and 70 tactical aircraft. Additionally, he has been the commanding officer and flight leader of the…

  23. Joe Folkman

    Thought leader and one of the most respected psychometricians in the USA, Joe Folkman's keynote speeches on leadership, employee feedback and managing change are in demand around the world. Joe has developed a database that holds more than half a million assessments of almost 50,000 leaders, a tool that he uses to focus on successful change management. His expertise in survey design and data analysis has made him much in…

  24. Lance Allred

    Born hearing impaired and raised in a polygamous commune, Lance Allred started playing organized basketball later than most future pro-athletes; he was in the eighth grade the first time he touched a basketball, the same year he and his family left the sect that had defined every detail of their lives. Throughout high school, people told him that he didn't have what it took to be a professional basketball player,…

  25. Marshall Goldsmith

    Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is a world authority on leadership and employee relations, demonstrating how good management of human resources can achieve positive, lasting change in the age of globalization. Dr. Goldsmith has authored or edited thirty-one books, including MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There, both of which made the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. The latter title won the Harold Longman Award…