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Storytelling Speakers

Popular storytellers from a wide variety of industries, among these leading storytelling keynote speakers are bestselling authors, writers, famous filmmakers, inspiring activists, technology futurists, and social impact entrepreneurs. Stories have the power to inspire, educate, motivate, and entertain the masses, and can therefore be a powerful tool for persuasion and engagement in education, activism, marketing, business, politics, and much more. From oral tradition and literature to film and generative AI, as one of the most versatile ways to connect with audiences, storytelling makes up an essential part of our personal and collective identities.

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Kristy Tillman

Product Design Leader, Visual Systems at Facebook; Former, Head of Communication Design at Slack

Amanda Knox
(3 ratings)

Writer and Activist Wrongfully Convicted of Murder in Perugia, Italy; Inspiration Behind the Netflix Documentary "Amanda Knox" and Host of "The Scarlet Letter Reports"

Molly Bloom
(3 ratings)

Entrepreneur & Best-Selling Author of "Molly’s Game"

Afdhel Aziz
(4 ratings)

Leading Expert on Corporate and Brand Purpose, Conscious Leadership & How Business Can Be a Force For Good

Amy Purdy

Former "Dancing with the Stars" Contestant & Paralympic Professional Snowboarder

Ed Viesturs

Mountaineer, Known as One Of the U.S.'s Foremost High-Altitude Climbers

Curt Schilling

Former Pitcher & 6-Time MLB All-Star; World Series MVP & 3-Time Champion; Video Game Developer & Radio Personality

John Ratzenberger

Emmy-Nominated Actor, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

Vince Papale
(1 rating)

Former NFL Player & Inspiration for the Movie "Invincible"

Jim Morris
(7 ratings)

Known for His Brief MLB Career & Subject of Disney's "The Rookie"

Peter Diamandis
(2 ratings)

Founder & Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation; Author; Named One of The World's 50 Greatest Leaders

Milton Chen

Former Executive Director of the George Lucas Education Foundation; Author of "Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in Our Schools"

Kari Byron
(6 ratings)

Former Host of Discovery Channel's "Mythbusters" & Author of "Crash Test Girl"

Rocky Bleier
(12 ratings)

Former NFL Football Player, Wounded Vietnam Veteran & Purple Heart Recipient

Ed Begley Jr.
(1 rating)

Environmental Activist & Emmy Award-Nominated Actor

Jim Abbott
(3 ratings)

Former One-Handed Major League Baseball Pitcher

Ashley Fox

ESPN, Sports Illustrated NFL Journalist & Reporter