Hire Motivational Speakers
The Financial Times has described JLA as “The UK’s leading speaker bureau.” We provide keynote and motivational speakers, presenters and performers for over 2,500 audiences each year.
We work with business leaders, tech pioneers, entrepreneurs, achievers and motivators from every walk of life. We host breakfasts to introduce the latest inspiring names to join the circuit; and we publish The Index – Europe’s only speaker and talent directory for corporate events. But most importantly JLA has the biggest and brightest team of specialist agents to help you inspire your organisation.
Motivational speakers should be one of the highlights of any conference, when performance targets make way for real life role models. As a general rule their task is to engage, energise and give delegates the confidence to reach their own potential.
We are all familiar with the stereotypical motivational speaker. The most hackneyed imitate American evangelists (think David Brent), add a dollop of self-help wisdom and point to the riches available if you steadfastly follow their step-by-step guide to success.
But that isn’t what we call a motivational speech. At JLA we believe in speakers who have ‘been there and done it.’ They might have coached a winning team or overcome appalling physical or mental adversity. In some cases they save lives or campaign to give others a better chance. Or perhaps they’re pushing boundaries and developing innovations from which we might all one day benefit.
So how do you home in on the right motivational speaker, how much should you expect to pay and why should you come to JLA?
Firstly think about the message you want to send and how your people tend to respond. Are you more likely to grab everyone’s attention with an adventurer or a soldier, a sports icon or a sporting psychologist? What are the key values the speaker has to reflect?
As a broad guide, the best ‘non-name’ motivational speakers command fees between £3,000 and £8,000. Unsurprisingly fees are dramatically higher for well known names. While £5,000 will secure a proud Olympian (with medals on show), a current household name can set you back up to £25,000.
Why JLA? We are the market leader for inspiring speakers.