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We are excited to announce the brand new Speaker Awards
which will be happening live in
London on the 18th of November

Hilton London Tower Bridge
5 More London Place
Tooley Street

"We are doing this to recognise and shine a light on the incredible work many speakers are doing, and to acknowledge this with a prestigious award."


In partnership with Rethink Press and August Recognition, we celebrate the work of Speakers who have impacted their industry and/or market by sharing their knowledge, experience and expertise through speaking.

Following the last two years, we decided it was time to celebrate an industry that has supported and helped millions of people, and which often is underestimated.

We are doing this because we want to help shine the light on the incredible work a lot of speakers are doing out there; recognise it and award it. We have put together a brilliant lineup of judges who will cast their vote on who should be a leading speaker in their category.


Here is what you will benefit from by entering the Speaker Awards


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.


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, conference 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 with relationships with people in your industry. 


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.


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 getting contracts and open doors that might have been shut in the past


The process for entering a speaker award can often make you stop and you to look at your speaking from a different perspective, so 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.


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.


These are the 6 awards categories

Best Live Speaker

3 to 5 minute excerpt (consecutive, not highlights) of your best live speaking event in 2022.

Best Virtual Presenter

3 to 5 minute excerpt (consecutive, not highlights) from your performance at an online speaking event in 2022.

Best TEDx Speaker

3 to 5 minutes edited highlights of your 2022 TED/TEDx talk. Must include start and finish.

Best Showreel

2 to 3 minutes. Your complete professional speaker showreel. Must include minimum 60 seconds of you speaking live.

Newcomer of the Year

If you have started speaking professionally in the year 2022, please let us know on your application.

If your entry is shortlisted, it will automatically be judged in this category too.

Speaker of the Year

The winner will be picked from the category winners

Which Area Of Expertise Does Your Talk Fall Into?


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Wellness & Wellbeing





  • - The talk is well structured and the content is clear (we aren’t left guessing what you are talking about)
  • - It is well communicated
  • - Makes sense
  • - Powerful in its own right, gets the point across
  • - Appropriate to audience


  • - Clear
  • - Confident
  • - Audible
  • - Understandable
  • - Personal style
  • - Appropriate to audience.


  • - Personal presentation
  • - Setting Background
  • - Lighting
  • - Videography
  • - Good use of the stage
  • - Colours
  • - Props (if used)


  • - Sound quality
  • - Video quality
  • - Editing
  • - Start and finish
  • - Smooth transitions

Technical Speaking

  • - Use of body
  • - Use of tone
  • - Clearly structured
  • - Pacing
  • - Use of language  

Once you submit your application. The judges will create the shortlist. 

Then announced live online on the 30th of September - which you will be notified of.

Everyone who is shortlisted will be expected to attend the live evening awards event in London on the 18th of November.

Please note you will only be judged on the information submitted in your entry/ies and application form/s.

Entries Completed


Who can enter?

A: The awards are open to anyone who meets the criteria of the related categories.

Is there a cost to enter?

A: Yes. The cost to enter the awards is £25

How do I enter?

A: It’s very easy. Complete the online application form, upload your video and pay the entry fee for each entry. You’ll get an on-screen notification and an email to confirm we’ve received your entry.

Can I enter more than one category?

A: You are welcome to enter more than one category, however, you will need to complete, submit and pay for a separate application for each entry. The criteria for the categories will often vary, so you may need to tailor your nomination form according to the category you are entering.

What is the entry deadline?

A: Entries close on September 4th.

What happens after I submit?

A: Sit back and wait, in the meantime we will:
- Review all submissions against the set criteria (if you’ve missed anything important, we’ll contact you to clarify)
- Send all submissions to the judging panel for assessment
- Decide on the category shortlistsLet you know if you’ve been shortlisted
- Announce the shortlists on the Speaker Awards website and social media channels (Riverside/YouTube/LinkedIn) on September 30th. 
- Announce the winners at the awards ceremony. 


    Founder of Rethink Press and Founder of the Business Book Awards

    She is a speaker, author and mentor, and has written 13 books including Bookbuilder (with Joe Gregory) and A Book of One’s Own – a manifesto for women to share their experience and make a difference. Lucy has worked in publishing, television and journalism, and is the UK’s most experienced business book mentor, having supported hundreds of expert entrepreneurs and business owners to write and publish their books.


    Founder & CEO of MindSpace Coaching

    He is a leading business growth expert, widely-regarded as one of the most sought after Business Coaches and Trainers for Entrepreneurs.

    He is an entrepreneur who has developed and sold several profitable companies. He is also a multi-award winning business coach and author, and has been featured as an "expert advisor" in TV, newspapers and magazines. He was previously awarded the 'Executive Coach of the Year' & ‘Global Man of the Year’ in the UK.


    Founder & Managing Director of August Recognition - a global awards agency & part of the Dent Global group

    Named one of the world’s Top 25 Customer Experience Influencers and an award-winning national and international awards judge, Donna has helped hundreds of businesses, brands, entrepreneurs, and leaders across the world to raise their profile by achieving valuable awards and recognition for their achievements. 

    She is renowned for achieving an outstanding success rate in the most highly regarded awards such as The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise and The Queen’s Honours List.


    Multi-award winning creative entrepreneur, personal brand coach and publicity expert

    Tru has over 15 years in enterprise, the arts and events, and is very passionate about supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs to get visible and build their personal brands.

    Tru is passionate about building the creative entrepreneur community and is therefore the Founder of the Creative Entrepreneurs Podcast, Clubhouse Club which has reached 20,000 members and Facebook group where entrepreneurs can share and network with like minded people. 


    2 x Global Entrepreneur 'Big Impact to Business' Award Winning Keynote Speaker

    In the past 10 years, Jay has either bought, acquired or set up 4 of his own businesses, employing more than 30 people, before exiting to concentrate on his speaking career.

    A professionally published business author of the books 'Battleeld2Boardroom', 'The Road2Utopia' and the Amazon Number 2 Best seller: #ADDAZERO, he spent almost almost 7 years studying BUSINESS FAILURE! to understand what causes it, and how to avoid it!


    Multi-award winning, International speaker, Speaker Coach, Bestselling Author, TEDx Speaker

    Having spoken on stages worldwide alongside leaders like Carrie Green, Lewis Howes, UK Dragons Den and Social Media Moghul Steven Bartlett, Deenita understands exactly how the skill of Public Speaking can elevate an individual’s Personal Brand and position them as the expert in their niche.

    Deenita has trained and coached 1000s of entrepreneurs on how to POSITION, PROMOTE & PROFIT from speaking; many have gone on to make 6 & 7 figures selling from stage. 

Entires Completed


4th August - Speaker Awards are announced and entries open

4th September - Entries close

30th September – Shortlist announced over Riverside/youtube/Linkedin 

18th November - Awards Presentation Event,
Hilton London Tower Bridge
5 More London Place
Tooley Street

We can’t wait to see your application!

Entries Completed

*there is a non-refundable £25 admin fee for each entry

For Any Questions email [email protected]

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*there is a non-refundable £25 admin fee for each entry