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Top 10 Virtual Speakers Available for Your 2021 Event

Virtual events have become a staple of the business calendar. When the Covid-19 pandemic forced many workplaces to adapt to remote working, corporate leaders turned to webinars for their accessibility and cost-effectiveness. Despite the end being in sight, virtual events are certainly here to stay.

Discover the top virtual speakers available to book for your 2021 event below.

Tim Peake

1st British Astronaut to Complete a Space Walk

During his visit to the International Space Station, Tim Peake presented the #CosmicClassroom video series, an experience that sharpened his ability at virtual events. Tim often talks about the value of teamwork, in both space and the workplace:

“We are a team, and we work hard together. We are equal to each other.”

Tim Peake

Potential Speaking Topics for 2021 Events:

  • Dealing With Isolation
  • Adapting to Change
  • Persevering Through Adversity

Derek Redmond

British 400m Athletics Record Breaker

Derek Redmond changed Olympic history at the 1992 Barcelona Games when he proved the value of determination in the face of failure. His virtual events explore this topic, teaching Derek’s important message:

“It doesn’t matter how hard it is, but you must finish what you started.”

Derek Redmond

Potential Speaking Topics for 2021 Events:

  • Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Dealing With Disappointment
  • Workplace Culture & Teamwork

Nicola Adams

1st Female & LGBTQ+ Boxer to Win Olympic Gold

Boxing powerhouse, Nicola Adams, is a defining Olympic athlete. She has shattered glass ceilings to achieve sporting fame, a feat that she reflects upon at virtual events:

“Just imagine if women’s sport was on the TV all the time – how many more female athletes we would have?”

Nicola Adams

Potential Speaking Topics for 2021 Events:

  • LGBTQ+, Gender & Racial Equality
  • Setting World Firsts
  • Performing Under Pressure

Ann Daniels

World Record Holder for Polar Exploration

Ann Daniels reached the North and South Poles as part of an all-female team, a staggering achievement considering the personal adversity she had to overcome. She reflects on the importance of perseverance at events:

“Your future is your own responsibility and staying a victim is not the answer when there are other options. You can be a good mother and still have a full and varied life.

“Don’t let fear of failure stop you having a go at anything. Even if you don’t get the result you want, you will have experienced something unique to you and will have learnt something.”

Ann Daniels

Potential Speaking Topics for 2021 Events:

  • Female Empowerment
  • Climate Change & Sustainability
  • Perseverance

Tanni Grey-Thompson

11-Time Paralympic Gold Medallist

With 16 Paralympic medals to her name, Tanni Grey-Thompson is an inspiring spokesperson on disability in sport. At virtual events, she reveals the damaging assumptions people made about her capabilities:

“The biggest barriers I’ve faced have been from people who make assumptions about what I can’t do, who assume that because I’m in a wheelchair I can’t be an athlete, or I won’t be competitive.”

Tanni Grey-Thompson

Potential Speaking Topics for 2021 Events:

  • Disability Awareness
  • The Winning Mindset
  • Inclusion in Politics

Andrew Neil

Founding Chairman of Sky TV

Andrew Neil is a staple of British television and an exciting addition to webinars. Regularly booked for events, he supplies valuable insight into the relationship between journalism and politics, and how political perception is influenced:

“That’s the only time when newspapers have some influence, when they are pushing the British public in a direction they are already minded to go.”

Andrew Neil

Potential Speaking Topics for 2021 Events:

  • British Politics
  • TV, Media & Entertainment
  • Economics

Matt Lindley

One of the First-Ever Openly Gay RAF Pilots

Since coming out as one of the first openly gay pilots in the RAF, Matt Lindley’s commitment to inclusion makes him a powerful webinar speaker:

“Being gay at the time, and being in the military, were totally incompatible. There was a ban on anybody being gay in all three services… and this was a major problem.”

Matt Lindley

Potential Speaking Topics for 2021 Events:

  • LGBTQ+ Inclusion
  • Peak Performance
  • RAF Experience

Mr Motivator

Popular GMTV Fitness Instructor

On-screen, Mr Motivator entertained British audiences with his bright personality and high-energy workout routines. However, behind the scenes he experienced racism from casting directors – audiences of his virtual speeches hear this story first-hand:

“I’d spoken to the guy on the phone, I walked in and he asked me ‘why didn’t you tell me you were black? And I said to him… ‘because you didn’t tell me you were white.”

Mr Motivator

Potential Speaking Topics for 2021 Events:

  • Fitness & Nutrition
  • Racism in Entertainment Industries
  • Workplace Wellbeing

Kelly Holmes

Double Gold Medal Winning Olympian

Kelly Holmes is one of Team GB’s most recognisable athletes. With multiple Gold medals to her name, she proves to virtual audiences that anything is possible with a positive mental attitude and wellbeing support:

“I was 12 when I started and 34 before I achieved my dream, that should give people hope.”

Kelly Holmes

Potential Speaking Topics for 2021 Events:

  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • 2021 Olympic Games
  • Managing Immense Pressure

Suzie Imber

Associate Professor of Space Physics at the University of Leicester

Suzie Imber was the 2017 winner of Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes, hosted by Chris Hadfield. The only UK member of NASA’s Messenger Science Team, she uses her humble beginnings to inspire virtual attendees:

“Follow what you are most interested in and don’t give up. I wasn’t great at science when I was at school, but I worked really hard at it and ended up here, so perseverance pays off.”

Suzie Imber

Potential Speaking Topics for 2021 Events:

  • Space Exploration
  • Coding & Computer Science
  • Female Representation

Book a Virtual Speaker

The Online Speakers Agency caters to all types of virtual events, including internal corporate meetings and public webinars. We book some of the best webinar speakers for clients across the globe, making us one of the UK’s leading virtual speaker agencies.

For help finding webinar speakers for your virtual event, either contact a booking agent via phone, on 0207 1010 553 or complete our online contact form and a member of a team will get back to you shortly.

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