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Watch the replay of the Live Opening Party here

Time Stamps:

1) Introduction about the Speaker Awards: 00:00 - 04:00

2) Why enter the awards and case studies: 04:00 - 12:10

3) How to submit a winning application (Maria Franzoni): 12:10 - 17:30

4) The Judges and Judging Process: 17:30 - 23:00

5) Categories and How to apply: 23:00 - 31:00

6) FAQs and Q&A: 31:00 - 53:00

"The Speaker Awards were created to recognise excellence and spotlight the incredible impact speakers are making in the world."

What are The Speaker Awards?

The Speaker Awards are our way of celebrating the talents of top class speakers who know how to engage and inspire people, whether online or face-to-face.

We created these awards to give a well-deserved standing ovation to those who work hard to share their knowledge and stories, making a real impact on their audiences.

It's not just an awards ceremony; it's a chance for speakers to connect, share experiences, and grow together in their craft, fostering a supportive community that values the art of speaking.

Who is The Speaker Awards for?

The Speaker Awards are all about celebrating excellence in speaking.

They're designed for speakers who stand out in their field, showcasing exceptional skills and delivering messages that truly resonate with their audience.

No matter your background or expertise, if you strive for excellence and impact in your speaking, these awards are for you.

It's our way of recognising and honouring those who elevate the art of speaking to new heights, inspiring others to do the same.

Why Enter?

Visibility

The Speaker Awards will give you incredible exposure to our database and following of more than 100,000 people so you will expand your reach and get known faster. When you win or are shortlisted make sure you maximise PR exposure and update your marketing materials with the award logo including business cards, website, literature, email and sales material.

Credibility

An award win, short-listing or nomination can act as a 3rd party endorsement for your business. A win can give you as a speaker the approval from your peers and people in the industry, it will show you that your activities are valued and is a sign of quality for potential bookers, events, conferences and for your customers. It can be part of your sales pitch and help you stand out from the other people in your space. It can also help relationships with people in your industry.

Opportunities

You will be able to leverage the Speaker Awards to get higher paying gigs. The Speaker Awards is not like any other fake awards. It is a testament of your skills, passion and dedication to your craft and the clients you serve with your talks. The awards will push your Speaking forwards. Increase morale, get you doors and exposure you have always wanted.

Kudos

Awards celebrate hard work and success and are great PR opportunities. It’s fantastic to be recognised so it’s important to make sure that people know what you as a speaker have achieved. Winning a speaker award can open doors to new contracts and those that might have been shut in the past.

Reflection

The process for entering a speaker award can often make you stop and look at your speaking from a different perspective, how far you have come and in a friendly way compare yourself to other speakers. You’ll need to make sure that you stand out from others. This will help you think about ways you could be doing things better, identify areas for improvement and is one of the ways your speaking and you could benefit. That could be more valuable than the prize itself.

Motivation

Awards recognise the hard work, the time invested and achievements you have gained as a speaker. Winning one can help boost your morale and improve motivation, it can help you find that extra motivation. It will shine a light and get you focused on what’s great about the work you do and you can feel proud to be a part of it.

The Award Categories

Best Virtual Speaker 2024 

Our judges will be looking for speakers who excel on the virtual stage, delivering engaging talks, skillfully utilising technology, and leaving the online audience with a memorable experience.



Best TEDx Speaker 2024

We focus on the 2023/4 TEDx presentations by the speakers. The judging primarily centres around the originality and significance of the content, as well as the effectiveness in conveying the idea worth spreading.

Best Speaker Showreel 2024 - Sponsored by ShatterMedia

You will be evaluated primarily on how effectively your showreel highlights your expertise and content, considering the visual aspect, technical quality, overall production, and professionalism.



Newcomer of the Year 2024 

This category is designed specifically for newcomer speakers in the year 2023/4. The evaluation will primarily consider how the submitted video showcases your expertise and content, with a focus on your delivery, emotive communication, audience engagement, and connection.

Best Live Speaker 2024 

In this category, we focus on the live speaking event footage submitted by applicants. The evaluation considers your live delivery of content, delivery techniques, energy, emotive communication, audience engagement, and the establishment of a clear connection with the in-person audience.

Speaker of the Year 2024

This category is determined by our panel of judges, who assess the winners and highly commended speakers from all categories in the year 2023/24.

Their entries will be evaluated based on the scores they received for each category they won or were highly commended for.

Best Technology Speaker 2024

This category is created for standout speakers in the technology space—thought leaders, innovators, and educators. Our judges are looking for applications from individuals whose ideas and contributions are shaping the technological landscape.

Best Speaker Storyteller 2024

Our judges will evaluate 5-minute video story submissions, which can be either filmed specifically for the application or from a previous event. You will be assessed on your ability to captivate, evoke emotion, and enthrall your audience as a speaker.

Booker's Choice
2024

These judges will evaluate the bookability of each speaker based on their submissions. You will be assessed on the quality of your showreel, video footage submitted, your stage delivery, and the judges' assessment of how likely it is for you to secure paid speaking engagements.

Positive Impact &
Sustainability 2024

This category is created for standout speakers in the Positive Impact and Sustainability space—thought leaders, innovators, and educators. Our judges are looking for applications from individuals whose ideas and contributions are shaping the future of sustainability. Your evaluation will be based on the relevance and flow of your content, your effective delivery, the authority you bring, and the impact you have on your audiences.

Lifetime Achievement
Award

The recipient of this award is someone who has played a significant role in shaping the landscape of speaking, whether through mentorship, innovation, advocacy, or by establishing new standards of excellence. This award stands as a testament to a lifetime of dedication, influence, and inspirational leadership, honouring an individual who has not only achieved personal milestones but has also uplifted the community of speakers, setting a benchmark for future generations.

What You Will Be Judged On

Content
  • Structure: The talk is well structured and well communicated
  • Engaging: The content was engaging and held your attention
  • Message: The content is clear, concise and easy to follow
Delivery
  • Stage Presence: The speaker has stage presence, is credible and commands attention.
  • Tonality: Excellent use of tonality, voice, variety and articulation.
  • Body Language: Effective use of body language that adds to rather than distracts.
Bookability
  • Marketable: You can clearly see a market for the speaker and it's clear what they are known for.
  • Client Ready: You have a client in mind for the speaker. You would book or promote the speaker today.
  • Memorable: The speaker has a talk or stage presence you'll remember days after seeing them.
Technical - Showreel & Virtual Speaker Categories Only

Production Quality: The video submitted has high quality sound, video and editing.

TEDx - TEDx Category Only
  • The Idea Is Worth Spreading: The idea worth spreading is clear - The talk is well structured and the content is engaging.

Enter The Speaker Awards 2024

Before the 21st April 2024

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Meet The Judges

Meet our speakers and experts for the event. Learn from them how to grow and elevate your speaking business.

    BOB STRANGE

    He is the founder and director of The Closer Speakers' Consultancy Ltd. Entertainment/Speaker Consultant and corporate event professional with 30 years of experience running venues, touring with artists and staging live events; consulting with businesses and working with a diverse range of Artists, Keynote Speakers

    KAYE FREEMAN

    Founder of Andromeda Talent manages and books Speakers, Actors, Presenters and Experts for all kinds of Events including but not limited to Conferences, Seminars, Awards Ceremonies and Comic Cons but also working across opportunities in Film, Radio, Television and other Screen media.

    MAC ATTRAM

    As a professional speaker & trainer for almost 2 decades, Mac has had the pleasure of teaching 100,000s of people in over 50 countries. He has worked with & shared the stage with some of the world's greatest speakers & thought-leaders.

    MICHELLE RAYMOND

    Michelle is the Founder of The Diverse Business Summit, bridging the gap between corporates and small business owners, a non-executive director of two boards and sits on the Lloyds Bank Black Advisory Board. She has delivered keynotes to FTSE 250 organisations including Amazon, BT and Deliotte and has been featured on the BBC, ITV and Sky.

    MATTHEW FISHER

    Matthew Fisher has been working in the speaking industry for over 23 years. He launched Scamp Speakers in 2019 and works primarily now with inspirational and motivational speakers. From 2016 to 2018 he was Chairman of the European Association of Speaker Bureaus, and is highly respected in the industry by both speakers and speaker agencies alike.

    HELEN CHORLEY

    With a track record in both property and television, Helen's experience as a dynamic speaker shines through. Her on-screen charisma translates seamlessly to the stage, making her an ideal judge for The Speaker Awards. Whether she's dissecting pitches on Property Elevator or sharing insights from her own journey. With her keen eye for impactful presentations get ready for a judge who knows the power of effective communication and has the charm to match.

    CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE JUDGES

Location & Contact

This event is going to take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton London - Docklands Riverside, UK. For any query you may call or email us at the below mentioned contacts.

  • DoubleTree by Hilton London - Docklands Riverside
    265A Rotherhithe St, London,
    SE16 5HW,
    UK


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