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Celebrity Speakers

The benefits of using a celebrity to present at your event are to increase attendance, build cachet, drive media and PR hits and/or increase overall interest in the event. Usually celebrities are best for ticketed events, trade shows, customer appreciation events and public conferences. Most internal company events – such as leadership meetings – won’t really benefit from the content a celebrity speaker will provide. The content of a celebrity keynote will most likely be around topics the celebrity is interested in – a social cause or personal life stories. The program format will usually be a combination of a short speech (5-15 minutes), with the rest of the time being a moderated interview and/or Q&A session.

Booking a celebrity speaker is usually a more involved process than booking other types of keynote speakers. There are many variables to consider, including providing a “glam team” for make-up and hair; needing to specifically detail every time commitment upfront; and any marketing materials you use featuring your celebrity will need to be approved before publication.

Celebrity keynote fees start at around $25k and run up to the six figures for well-known names – plus first class travel for 1-2; occasionally a private jet is required. We have direct access to many of the world’s greatest celebrity speakers; and can help negotiate and navigate complicated rider, contracting, program, travel and scheduling issues.

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Celebrity Speakers

George Takei

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

George Takei is a social justice activist, social media superstar, Grammy-nominated recording artist, New York Times bestselling author, and pioneering actor. He has appeared in more than 40 feature films and hundreds of television roles, most famously… Full Profile


Erin Foster

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Erin Foster is a comedic actress, writer, producer and director, best known for the VH1 cult hit series BARELY FAMOUS, created and produced alongside her sister, Sara Foster. They are both currently in an overall… Full Profile


Sara Foster

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Comedic actress and producer Sara Foster is best known for co-starring with sister Erin Foster in the VH1 parody reality series Barely Famous. The sisters created and produced the series which ran for two seasons.… Full Profile


Mike Tyson

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM Nevada, USA

Mike Tyson is a larger-than-life legend in and out of the ring. With nicknames such as “Iron” Mike, Kid Dynamite, and The Baddest Man on the Planet, Tyson’s legacy is undisputed. One of the most… Full Profile


Nick Offerman

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Celebrity speaker Nick Offerman is on the rise as a budding comedic presence in today’s entertainment world.  Offerman has created a name for himself with his stern emotionless face that allows him to deliver punch… Full Profile


Sylvester Stallone

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Sylvester Stallone has established worldwide recognition as an actor, writer and director since he played the title role in his own screenplay of Rocky, which won the Academy Award© in 1976 for Best Picture. Since that… Full Profile


Arnold Schwarzenegger

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

The world first knew Arnold Schwarzenegger as a famous bodybuilder and a Hollywood action hero, then and as California's 38th Governor, an environmental crusader, a successful businessman and a generous philanthropist. Arnold Schwarzenegger is one… Full Profile


Gordon Ramsay

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Gordon Ramsay is a highly renowned British celebrity chef. He is probably best known from the Channel 4 series Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, a series of one-hour programmes, which proved hugely successful and was awarded a BAFTA. Shortly after… Full Profile


Wayne Brady

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Actor, improviser, singer and dancer, renowned for his work on television, film and the stage, multi-Emmy winner Wayne Brady is a true Renaissance celebrity of the modern entertainment world. Wayne's television credits include guest spots… Full Profile


Bill Nye

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Mechanical engineer and television personality Bill Nye got a generation of Americans hooked on science. A master of “edutainment”, Nye became a household name in the 1990s thanks to his fast-paced PBS children’s show Bill… Full Profile


Adam Savage

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Best known as the co-host of the long-running show Mythbusters, Adam Savage made liking science "cool" for members of every generation. The top-notch prop designer, creator, machinist, and professor drew millions of viewers to the… Full Profile


Chris Santos

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Chris Santos is an award-winning chef, best known for appearing as a judge in eleven seasons of the Food Network series, Chopped. He’s been named “Rising Star Chef” by Star Chefs Magazine and his food… Full Profile


Scott Conant

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Scott Conant brings a deft touch and unwavering passion to creating singular dining experiences with soulful food and a convivial atmosphere. His career spans nearly 30 years, including multiple restaurants, an enthusiastic following of fans,… Full Profile


Cat Cora

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Cat Cora is a world-renowned chef, author, restaurateur, contributing editor, television host and personality, avid philanthropist, health and fitness expert, lifestyle entrepreneur and proud mother of six. The Jackson, Mississippi native, who trained at the… Full Profile


Curtis Stone

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Curtis Stone is an internationally known chef, restaurateur, TV host and New York Times best-selling author. His philosophy to cook as Mother Nature intended inspires Curtis to cook with local, seasonal and organic ingredients and pay homage… Full Profile


Howie Long

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM Virginia, USA

Howie Long, former Hall of Fame Defensive End for the Los Angeles Raiders, is currently best known for his position of in-studio analyst for the Emmy Award winning Fox NFL Sunday team. A multi-talented performer, Long launched… Full Profile


Padma Lakshmi

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Emmy-nominated Padma Lakshmi may be best-known for her role as host on Top Chef, but offscreen she has had far reaching influence as a societal changemaker. Lakshmi is the co-founder of The Endometriosis Foundation of… Full Profile


Mark Cuban

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM Texas, USA

The owner of 150 companies, Mark Cuban is best known for his straightforward entrepreneurial advice on Shark Tank and his incredible turn-around of the Dallas Mavericks, the NBA basketball team which he has owned since… Full Profile


Eva Longoria

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Well known for her breakout role in the long-running TV series Desperate Housewives, the multi-talented Eva Longoria is a passionate philanthropist and activist for expanding opportunities for Latinos, raising awareness of ovarian cancer, and protecting… Full Profile


Shaquille ONeal

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM Florida, USA

Shaquille O’Neal first attracted attention for his towering physique on the basketball court, but it was his down to earth personality and effortless humor that helped him amass one of the most loyal fan bases… Full Profile


Savannah Guthrie

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Savannah Guthrie is the co-anchor of the Today show and NBC’s News Chief Legal Correspondent. Guthrie got her start in local news before transferring to WRC-TV in Washington D.C., where she covered major stories such… Full Profile


William Shatner

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Actor, director, author, singer. Born on March 22, 1931, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Perhaps best known for his roles on Boston Legal and Star Trek, William Shatner is one of the most recognizable stars working… Full Profile


Sigourney Weaver

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Sigourney Weaver is a successful actress and film producer who is best known for her starring roles in the movies Ghostbusters and the Alien trilogy. One of Sigourney's many memorable roles was playing renowned primatologist… Full Profile


Mike Rowe

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Mike Rowe is best known as the host of the ground breaking television hit Dirty Jobs, in which each week he took on the tasks and responsibilities of difficult, strange, and often messy jobs such… Full Profile





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