Kids around the nation are back in school and many institutions are considering how best to enhance their classes and inspire their students to further success. Our team here at Worldwide Speakers Group has worked with and represented some of the leading educational speakers in the country and in this latest post, we’ll present our guide to three of the top speakers available for school speaking engagements.
Niall Ferguson is considered one of the world’s most influential commentators on issues relating to geopolitics and the economy. He’s the author of several internationally acclaimed works, including The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World and Civilization: The West and the Rest. Ferguson has been called the most talented historian of his generation. He can inspire students with his sometimes controversial views on topics relating to finances and political movements.
Ferguson is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, at Stanford University, and he’s a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University, in Beijing, China. Ferguson has experience guiding students on challenging economic theories and providing engaging insights into the modern marketplace and the future of the world economy. Watch one of Ferguson’s speeches titled, The Leaders of Our Time.
A man of multiple talents, Ben Stein is both an educator and an entertainer. You might know him best from his acting role in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. He’s the winner of seven Emmys for his popular show Win Ben Stein’s Money and his financial acumen has been cited in the efforts of Nobel Prize winner of Economics, George Akerlof. Stein has also written several highly accredited novels and has experience as a presidential speechwriter for Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Ben Stein’s broad experience base can help inspire students of all ages in various areas of their life and drive home important lessons learned from his multi-faceted career.
Few people have as much access to historically important information as Lady Fiona Carnarvon. She is the current Countess of Carnarvon, and currently resides in Highclere Castle, the filming location of Downton Abbey. Lady Fiona is the eighth countess of Carnarvon, and has used the previous countess’ letters, diaries, and photos to create the real-life story of Highclere Castle.
Lady Carnarvon’s speeches reflect her extreme interest in historical documents and uncovering their truth. For example, the Countess started her career in historical writing by creating a guidebook to Highclere Castle. Her passion of diving into historical correspondence, diaries, and other primary sources to truly understand the past is conveyed in her keynote speeches. You can plan on the Countess of Carnarvon sparking a historical interest in her audience.
Five-time winner of the Fast Company Magazine’s Social Capitalist award, John Wood is a man of fascinating insights. His award-winning memoir Leaving Microsoft to Change the World, tells the story of how he moved away from an executive position in the tech sector to raise over $200 million and develop one of the fastest growing non-profits in history. John left Microsoft at age 35 to form his Room to Read initiative, which works to transform the lives of millions of children around the globe by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.
John Wood’s experiences and his choice to make a lasting difference in the world can help students understand the importance of perseverance and how to effect change in challenging business environments.
Each educational speaker highlighted here will help captivate, inspire, and motivate your students. We’ve seen keynote speakers provide a platform for growth that could change students’ lives forever. To discover more on our guest speaking services and how to plan a guest-speaking event, click here.