Top Sales Keynote and Sales Kickoff Speakers for 2020

That’s right, it’s Fall, so now’s the time when meeting, event and conference planners are booking sales speakers for January and February events. That might be your annual sales kickoff, or your regularly quarterly sales meeting. So, let’s talk about some of the hottest sales speakers today…

Right on the back of our first annual top keynote speaker survey (we reached over 37,000 people for over 1,200 responses), we’re taking a look at both veteran and new speakers who sales audiences love:


Jeffrey Gitomer is an American author, professional speaker, and business trainer, who writes and lectures internationally on sales, customer loyalty, and personal development. Gitomer has written fifteen books. He has given more than 100 presentations annually for the past 19 years, including public and corporate seminars, annual sales meetings, and keynote addresses.


Garrison Wynn With talents that established him as a Fortune 500 leader and professional stand-up comedian, Garrison Wynn, fuses comic timing and research to deliver motivational business expertise. For 20 years, he has given keynote presentations to clients (such as American Express, Wells Fargo, Oracle and NASA) at corporate and association events. He is the author of the Amazon bestseller The Real Truth about Success, the Amazon #1 bestseller The Cowbell Principle, has been a weekly contributor to the Washington Post and featured in Forbes and Inc. Magazines. In his teens he debuted the world’s first video gaming system (Odyssey) with baseball legend Hank Aaron and as a young man spent 6 years touring comedy clubs with the top names in the business. He went on to become the youngest department head in a Fortune 500 company’s history where he researched and designed processes for 38 company locations nationwide and developed & marketed products still being sold in 30 countries.


Brian Carter is a bestselling author, sales expert, keynote speaker and comedian. He has 20 years of business experience working with companies of all sizes including Microsoft and Salesforce. Brian’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, Bloomberg Television, Forbes, Mashable and the U.S. News & World Report. His hands-on business experience, cutting-edge insights, and background in improv and stand up comedy culminate in a keynote speaker who leaves every audience not just entertained, but armed with powerful strategies and tactics.


Grant Cardone is a real estate sales speaker, the best-selling author of “The 10X Rule” and CEO of seven privately held companies. He also travels the world consulting Fortune 500 companies, small business owners, startups and governments on business expansion. In 2017, he was included in Forbes’ list of 25 Marketing Influencers to Watch.


Liz Strauss is the CEO and founder of SOBCon, a highly successful business bloggers conference. She is also the author of the popular, as well as a speaker who works to help businesses become irresistible to their prospects and customers.


Jill Rowley is a social selling evangelist, keynote speaker, and workshop leader. She was one of the earliest employees at Salesforce and Eloqua. She has spent 20 years in SAAS, and her work keeps her focused on the changing B2B buying environment and what revenue teams need to do to evolve their culture, skills, processes, data, and tools.


Mark Eaton is a successful motivational speaker, entrepreneur and best selling author of The Four Commitments of a Winning Team. He is a former NBA player with the Utah Jazz and still holds an NBA record. He has spoken to numerous world-class organizations including IBM, FedEx, Phillips 66, Caesars Entertainment, T-Mobile, LG, and businesses, government agencies, and universities at every level.


Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour is a former United States Marine Corps officer who was the first African American female naval aviator in the Marine Corps and the first African American female combat pilot in the US Armed Forces. She created a “Zero to Breakthrough Mentality” to ensure success in business and in life and is the author of the book, Zero to Breakthrough: The 7-Step, Battle-Tested Method for Accomplishing Goals that Matter. Frequently appearing on Oprah Winfrey, CNN, Tavis Smiley, and NPR among other outlets, Vernice’s fresh style and presentation methods have inspired, motivated, and energized hundreds of organizations and individuals to see obstacles as opportunities and conquer them at full speed. Through her keynote talks, executive and group coaching, seminars, and executive retreats, she impacts organizations and individuals with an understanding of the passion and leadership required to excel.


Marcus Sheridan has been dubbed a “web marketing guru” by the New York Times, is the founder and president of The Sales Lion and author of They Ask, You Answer. The book chronicles how Sheridan’s company, River Pools and Spas, used content marketing to recover from being on the brink of bankruptcy during the 2008 economic crisis. He is also a speaker, a voice in digital marketing and consultant to brands and companies trying to make a mark in their respective spaces.


Ruben Gonzalez is a 4x olympian and motivational speaker. He is the only winter Olympian to have competed in four Olympics across four different decades. Today he shows major companies how to develop the “Olympic Mindset,” a strategic way of thinking that makes people more productive, and organizations more profitable in ANY economy.