Saturday, May 15, 2010

Best Business Speaker?

Who are the best business speakers you've heard and why?

My votes go to Professor Charles Handy, Tom Peters and Professor Gary Hamel.


I've been lucky enough to see all three perform live - they are inspiring in different ways.

13 comments:

Dave Wheeler said...

Tom Peters...excellence personified!

His "stories", his presentation style, his rants, the obvious passion and enjoyment for what he does! But most importantly, the actionable nature of what he writes and talks about.

ANSHUL GUPTA said...

My favorite are:
TOm Peters, C. K. Prahalad, & Chales Handy.

Trevor Gay said...

Thanks Dave - with you 100% unsurprisingly

Anshul - thanks for your comment. I would love to have seen C. K. Prahalad - how sad that he died recently and we will all now miss out on his great wisdom. He leaves a wonderful legacy

J.KANNAN said...

Hi Trevor,

My choice as follows:-

1.Tom Peters..... Always on Top of the World in his writings.

2.Bill gates.... Wide opens the gates in his presentation.

3.CK Prahlad............Sky was not the limit for Prahlad for his talents & writing skills, and according to me a person is yet to be born to match his talents & skill that bears always an extra ordinary touch and feel.

Trevor Gay said...

Thanks JK - thats a superb top three!

JOHN O'LEARY said...

Here's cool clip on Gary Hamel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVX8XhiR1UY

Trevor Gay said...

Wonderful thanks John - Professor Hamel is a brilliant speaker. When I saw him deliver a 2 hour speech I was immensely impressed. I love the common sense and simplicity. Energy, enthusiasm backed up with solid extensive research - a magic formula - and of course he is very charismatic.

Marilyn Jess, DTM said...

Ok, maybe these two aren't business speakers per se, and they have a lot to offer anyone who does business.

Your fellow Brit Patricia Fripp--she is an executive speaking coach. She is also a brilliant communicator. Patricia will convince anyone in business that communication is the #1 skill they need, and why.

Denis Waitley--always consistent with his message, and it applies not only to business, but also to life. He is a top platform speaker, and uses simple words to say profound things.

Trevor Gay said...

Thanks Marilyn - they both sound excellent. I hadn't heard of either of them.

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Cindy said...

I've a chance to attend a business event in Australia, the speaker was Paul Vittles, and so far he's the best business speaker I've seen so far.

Trevor Gay said...

Thanks Cindy - good to know people still read my Blog! - Best wishes from England

AML said...

I'm not sure if Bill Gates can considered Business Speaker, I think he's one of the best around.