For those of you who have attended a major sporting event at least once in your life, you are well attuned to what we’re about to say. For those of you who have not, you must go – at least once in your life. Then you’ll understand why hiring sports speakers for your next event will be a slam dunk.
How a Sports Speaker Correlates to Business
From an experience standpoint, the energy produced by an arena full of elite professional athletes and coaches going toe-to-toe with one another is like no other. It is electric and, without fail, leaves you feeling energized, motivated, and inspired.
From a business standpoint, this experience is important. Why? Because the way you feel when you leave an arena – energized, motivated, and inspired – is precisely the way your audiences will feel when you hire a sports speaker for your next event.
According to the University of Washington and numerous other sources like Entrepreneur magazine, the Huffington Post, and The Chronicle, successful company cultures and organizations manifest a distinct set of characteristics. Teamwork, employee engagement, and strong leadership are just a few.
Engage your Audience with the Best
Sports speakers can help you create a highly-charged, dynamic, and memorable experience for your attendees. Whether you strive to energize and motivate your conference attendees or instill confidence, creativity, leadership, teamwork, and tenacity, WSB’s extensive list of sports speakers are adept at engaging your audience.
The Washington Speakers Bureau is proud to represent an impressive roster of some of the best sports keynote speakers that have the ability to explain how the lessons learned on the playing field can impact your company’s culture, and, ultimately, – your bottom line.
Below is a preview of some of WSB’s top sports speakers – ranging from professional athletes and coaches, to famous broadcast personalities, Olympic athletes, and sports analysts.
Featured Sports Speakers:
Director of Basketball Development and Analytics, Miami Heat; Member of the 2012 and 2013 NBA Championship, Miami Heat; Captain of the 2001 NCAA Championship, Duke Blue Devils; “No-Stats All-Star”
Dubbed the “No-Stats All-Star” by author Michael Lewis, Shane Battier shows audiences how to identify and cultivate the intangibles of life that winners possess—and how sports and technology are converging to give anyone the tools to become a champion.
Co-host and Analyst, FOX NFL Sunday and NFL Legend
Terry Bradshaw, with amazing humor and down-home common sense, looks at attitude, adversity and relentless competition as to what makes us successful.
Legendary Hall of Fame Head Men’s Basketball Coach, University of Connecticut (1986-2012), Winner of Three National Championships (1999, 2004, 2011) and ESPN College Basketball Analyst
An exceptional leader and one of the most successful coaches in college basketball history with three national titles and 873 wins to his name, Jim Calhoun delivers a passionate and powerful message on leadership, building effective teams and establishing a winning culture that can put any organization on the road to success.
Former Head Coach, 2007 Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts and Football Analyst, NBC Sports
The first African-American head coach to lead his team to a Super Bowl championship, Tony Dungy shares with us the importance of goals, integrity, discipline and overcoming adversity.
Legendary Football Coach and Analyst, ESPN (2004-2015)
He is called “the greatest motivator of our time,” “the best sports speaker ever,” “the best football coach in 50 years” and “a modern-day Will Rogers.” Lou Holtz is all of these things.
Role Model, Sport Legend and Successful Entrepreneur
Magic Johnson inspires audiences with the story of his stunning ascent, his philosophy for success, and his vision for a bright and promising future.
Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Duke University and “Winningest” Coach in NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball History
“Coach K” reveals life’s lessons taught by his parents and his own proven principles of learning, which make his college and Olympic teams inspiring examples for other organizations.
Boxing Legend, Successful Entrepreneur and Author, The Big Fight: My Life In and Out of the Ring
An Olympic athlete and world champion boxer, Sugar Ray Leonard shows us how to set our fears of the unknown aside with preparation, focus, discipline, determination and attitude.
America’s Most Well-Known Olympian
One of the most admired Olympic athletes of all time, Mary Lou Retton inspires us with the characteristics of real-life champions including sacrifice, dedication, attitude and hard work.
World Champion Quarterback, Broadcaster and Entrepreneur
Losing his successful football career at 35 to a serious injury, Joe Theismann learned firsthand how to think, analyze and reinvent in the face of adversity and change.
College Basketball Analyst, ABC Sports and ESPN
Probably no one can inspire an audience with enthusiasm and energy and teach us lessons of life and business that transcend athletics better than the inimitable, one-of-a-kind Dick Vitale.
2012 Paralympic Gold Medalist
Mallory shares her incredible story of her amazing abilities by winning gold and setting a Paralympic Record in the 50m freestyle. It has been deemed one of the most memorable moments of the London Games, and it inspired many across the world.
Want a different sports keynote speaker to help you motivate your team? Explore more sports speakers on the WSB website or contact us to inquire about availability.