After dinner speakers are known to entertain when making public speeches. Despite focusing on physical comedy, this kind of public speaking also covers serious and current social issues. In Australia, rich & famous after dinner speakers are in demand, mostly because of their ability to convey wisdom while bringing humor and the ‘wow’ factor at the audience.
Just recently, City A.M. made a profile of former politicians and prominent business figures on how much they make in the after-dinner speaking circuit. Interestingly, their speech fee is twice or thrice their annual salary while they were in position. For instance, Tony Blair’s speaking engagement in the Philippines back in 2012 costs £400,000. No wonder that the former Prime Minister has top of the line kitchen cabinets in his mansion.
Rich & Famous After Dinner Speakers
There are a lot of excellent after dinner speakers in Australia. Some of these rich & famous after dinner speakers are in the world of media, business, entertainment, sports and of course, politics. Let’s get to know some of them:
- James O’Loghlin
Some of you may know James O’Loghlin for his role in The New Inventors. Notorious for his witty, but insightful remarks, O’Loghlin is among the most sought after dinner speakers in the country. He has the knack in telling funny stories that are full of lessons, and in maintaining a discussion entertaining, lively and on topic. Moreover, O’Loghlin’s keynote speeches usually revolves around innovation, as it is his interest and passion. According to Ovations, O’Loghlin’s speaking rate ranges from $5,000 – $10,000.
- Jeffrey Kennett
Jeffrey Kennett is well-known in the country’s political scene. He served as the Premier of Victoria and became a Member of the Victorian Parliament for two decades. Aside from his established political career, his influence spans in the country’s corporate world as he chairs several organizations. Kennett is a favourite for giving visionary and inspiring speeches. There is something about him that engages and captivates his audience. According to Crikey, you can hear Kennett talks about the government and social issues for $20,000 – $25,000.
- Peter Costello
Peter Costello is the former Treasurer of Australia. His tenure started from 1996 to 2007 during the Howard Government. Costello also became a Member of the Australian House of Representatives and served as the Deputy Leader of a political party. Right now, he is a recognised boutique financial advisor, chairing some of the country’s financial institutions. Some of his presentations revolve on ethical leadership and social issues. As per Crikey, Costello’s speaking rate ranges from $20,000 to $40,000.