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After Dinner Speaking: Selecting Entertaining Speakers for Memorable Events

After dinner speaking forms an entertaining and engaging end to a well-planned event, delivering laughs, inspiration and food for thought to your attendees. At Kruger Cowne, we are experts at identifying the best after dinner speakers to enliven your event, captivating your audience with their wit, wisdom and distinctive charisma. With our unparalleled network and personalised approach, we are committed to pairing you with top-tier after dinner speakers who have the ability to deliver memorable performances and transformative experiences.

After-Dinner Speakers

Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

Versatile TV & Radio Presenter

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Afua Hagan

Afua Hagan

TV & Radio Presenter

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Air Marshal Black Robertson

Air Marshal Black Robertson

Air Marshal, Former RAF Pilot

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Akala

Akala

Artist, Writer & Social Entrepreneur, Founder of the Hip Hop Shakespeare Company

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Alan McGee

Alan McGee

Scottish Businessman & Music Industry Executive

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Lord Sugar & Piers Morgan

Lord Sugar & Piers Morgan

Renowned Businessman & Host Of BBC TV's The Apprentice | Renowned Journalist & Presenter

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Alan Titchmarsh

Alan Titchmarsh

Gardener, Author and Presenter

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Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell

Communicator, Writer and Strategist

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Aldo Kane

Aldo Kane

World Record Setting Adventurer

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Aldo Zilli

Aldo Zilli

Restaurateur, Award-winning Celebrity Chef & Presenter

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Alexey Moiseenkov

Alexey Moiseenkov

Futurist, AI Expert, Technology Chameleon

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Ali Borhani

Ali Borhani

Strategist, Chief Contrarian Officer & Storyteller

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Alun Cochrane

Alun Cochrane

TV Presenter & Comedian

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Amanda Wakeley OBE

Amanda Wakeley OBE

Fashion Entrepreneur

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Amy Cappellanti-Wolf

Amy Cappellanti-Wolf

Chief Human Resources Officer at Cohesity

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Anders Indset

Anders Indset

Business Philosopher & Author

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Andrew Maxwell

Andrew Maxwell

Stand-Up Comedian, MC, Host & Compere

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Andrew Neil

Andrew Neil

Publisher, Broadcaster & Company Chairman

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Angelica Cheung

Angelica Cheung

Founding Editor of Vogue China, Fashion Guru, Futurist

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Angharad George-Carey

Angharad George-Carey

Filmmaker & Writer

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Anna Nixon

Anna Nixon

Robotics Pioneer

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Armando Iannucci OBE

Armando Iannucci OBE

Comedy Performer & Writer

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Arne Elias Corneliussen

Arne Elias Corneliussen

International Collaboration Expert, Founder of NRCI

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Arthur Smith

Arthur Smith

Comedian, Compere & Playwright

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Ash Dykes

Ash Dykes

Adventurer, Extreme Athlete and World-Record Holder

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Dr. Asha De Vos

Dr. Asha De Vos

Marine Biologist, Environmentalist & Whale Conservationist

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Ashish Thakkar

Ashish Thakkar

Founder of Mara Group & Mara Foundation

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Ashley Edwards

Ashley Edwards

Mental Health Expert, Technology Innovator, Startup & Corporate Advisor

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Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd

Actress, Humanitarian & Global Ambassador for YouthAIDs

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Ayo Sokale

Ayo Sokale

Civil Engineer & BBC Presenter

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Azeem Azhar

Azeem Azhar

Expert on AI & exponential technologies | Best-Selling Author of Exponential | WEF Co-Chair, Global Futures Council on Complex Risks | Startup Investor and Advisor

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Babita Sharma

Babita Sharma

Broadcaster, Journalist & Award-winning Author

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Barbara Serra

Barbara Serra

TV News Presenter, Journalist & Author

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Baroness Arlene Foster

Baroness Arlene Foster

Broadcaster, Writer & Political Commentator

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Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls

Adventurer, Survival Expert & Author

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Ben Brown

Ben Brown

BBC News Anchor, Correspondent & Author

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Ben Fogle

Ben Fogle

The Accidental Adventurer, Writer & Presenter

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Benjamin Zander

Benjamin Zander

World-Famous Conductor

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Bertrand Piccard

Bertrand Piccard

Explorer, Psychiatrist & Environmentalist

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Bjorn Lomborg

Bjorn Lomborg

One of the World’s 100 Most Influential People by Time Magazine

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Sir Bob Geldof

Sir Bob Geldof

Legendary Musician, Entrepreneur and Political Activist

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Brenda Emmanus OBE

Brenda Emmanus OBE

Television & Radio Broadcaster, Journalist

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Buki Mosaku

Buki Mosaku

Leading International Business Consultant And Founder Of Diverse-City Think Tank

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Cara de Lange

Cara de Lange

Burnout Expert, Author, Wellbeing consultant

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Carlos Alomar

Carlos Alomar

Musician, Writer, Producer, Educator & Entrepreneur

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Caroline Rush CBE

Caroline Rush CBE

Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council

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Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer

Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer

Historian, Author, Public Speaker

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Charlie Dimmock

Charlie Dimmock

Celebrity Gardener

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Charlie McMurdie

Charlie McMurdie

Senior Cyber Crime Adviser

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Charlie Stayt

Charlie Stayt

BBC Breakfast Presenter, Journalist & Broadcaster

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Chris Cox

Chris Cox

Celebrity Mind Reader - Broadway & BBC TV Star

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Chris Gledhill

Chris Gledhill

Global FinTech Influencer & Disruptive Business Developer

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Chris Jagger

Chris Jagger

Modern-day King of Bluegrass, Cajun & the Fiddle

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Chris Kamara

Chris Kamara

Football Pundit & Former Footballer

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Chris Moon MBE

Chris Moon MBE

Master of Self Motivation & Overcoming Adversity

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Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell

World-renowned Futurist

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Chris Robshaw

Chris Robshaw

Former England Rugby Captain

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Christiana Figueres

Christiana Figueres

Former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

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Claudia Schiffer

Claudia Schiffer

Supermodel & Entrepreneurial Businesswoman

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Claudia Winkleman

Claudia Winkleman

TV Presenter, Radio Host, Film Critic & Writer

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Find the perfect after-dinner speaker

In today’s fast-paced world, crafting memorable events that leave a lasting impression is more crucial than ever. After dinner talks offer a unique platform to entertain, inspire and engage your audience, regardless of whether it’s a grand corporate gathering, a casual industry meetup, or a private dinner party. At Kruger Cowne, we appreciate the significance of selecting the ideal after dinner speaker who can connect with your audience and deliver a memorable performance. Consequently, we meticulously choose our speakers, ensuring they not only have a wealth of experience but also the magnetic personality, storytelling abilities and stage presence necessary to enchant diverse audiences.

Our international network encompasses a diverse array of after dinner speakers, including successful business figures, renowned academics, creative innovators and compelling entertainers. We collaborate closely with you to comprehend your event’s objectives, themes and expected outcomes, enabling us to suggest the most suitable speakers who can cater to your audience’s particular interests and expectations. With our attentive approach and focus on detail, we aim to exceed your expectations, providing a flawless speaker selection process that harmonises perfectly with your event goals.

By partnering with Kruger Cowne, you gain access to a stellar line-up of after dinner speakers known for delivering engaging presentations that both entertain and enlighten. Our speakers have a comprehensive understanding of the art of after dinner speaking and are familiar with the latest trends, humour styles and themes pertinent to your audience. They offer an array of engaging stories, insightful experiences and delightful humour that can captivate the audience, stimulate conversation and transform an ordinary dinner event into an unforgettable experience.

 

Engaging Audiences with After Dinner Speakers

After Dinner Speakers are engaging, entertaining professionals known for their ability to captivate audiences during post-meal events. Whether they are comedians, motivational speakers, or renowned experts in a particular field, these individuals infuse their presentations with lively anecdotes, insightful stories and a perfect blend of humor and intellect. With their unique delivery styles, After Dinner Speakers can transform an ordinary event into an extraordinary experience, keeping guests entertained, engaged and eager for more.

One such example from the Kruger Cowne roster is Gyles Brandreth, a celebrated British author, broadcaster and former Member of Parliament. Gyles has an exceptional talent for storytelling, sprinkling his speeches with humour and wit that keeps audiences entertained throughout. Also on the Kruger Cowne line-up is Ruby Wax, a famous comedian and mental health advocate. Known for her vivacious personality and insightful commentary, she brings a delightful mix of humour and thought-provoking content to every event.

 

The Value of After Dinner Speakers in Events

After Dinner Speakers are a pivotal element of many events, including corporate functions, charity dinners and awards ceremonies. They provide a perfect balance of entertainment and substance, ensuring that audiences stay engaged and the event remains memorable. The speakers’ ability to blend humour with valuable insights allows them to resonate with a broad spectrum of audiences, sparking interesting discussions and creating memorable moments.

Jo Brand, a popular British comedian and television personality, is another excellent After Dinner Speaker from the Kruger Cowne roster. Known for her witty humour and keen observations, she can instantly connect with audiences and create a relaxed, entertaining atmosphere. Similarly, Loyiso Gola, a celebrated South African comedian known for his incisive social commentary, offers a unique comedic perspective that engages and entertains diverse audiences.

Including an After Dinner Speaker at your event can be the difference between a good event and a great one. With their knack for captivating audiences, weaving intriguing narratives and delivering unforgettable performances, After Dinner Speakers can significantly enhance the overall experience of your event, leaving guests with an evening to remember.

 

Why After Dinner Speakers Matter

After dinner speakers play a crucial role in making events memorable, entertaining and impactful. Through their witty presentations, intriguing stories and insightful advice, these speakers enliven events, inspiring attendees and sparking lively conversations. They bring fresh perspectives, entertaining anecdotes and a wealth of industry knowledge, enabling audiences to enjoy a fun-filled evening while gaining insights into various topics.

 

Topics Covered by After Dinner Speakers

  • Inspirational Stories:

After dinner speakers often share inspirational stories from their careers or personal lives, motivating audiences and providing valuable life lessons.

  • Business and Entrepreneurship:

These speakers delve into intriguing aspects of business and entrepreneurship, sharing their experiences, insights and humorous anecdotes from their journey.

  • Celebrity Experiences:

Celebrity speakers often share entertaining stories from their careers, giving audiences a glimpse into the world of fame and fortune.

  • Humour and Wit:

A significant part of after dinner speaking revolves around humour and wit. Speakers use their comic timing and storytelling abilities to deliver entertaining speeches that leave the audience in splits.

Some after dinner speakers provide humorous insights into current affairs and trends, making their talks relevant and thought-provoking.

  • Personal Development:

These speakers often include elements of personal development in their talks, sharing inspirational stories of overcoming challenges and achieving success.

Why Choose Kruger Cowne for Your After Dinner Speaker Needs?

With over 25 years of experience, Kruger Cowne is a trusted provider of top-tier speakers for brands, businesses, conferences and private venues worldwide. When you choose Kruger Cowne for your after dinner speaker, you benefit from:

  • Extensive Roster:

Our network includes after dinner speakers from diverse industries and backgrounds, ensuring a wide range of expertise and perspectives. From business leaders and celebrities to motivational speakers and humourists, we have the perfect after dinner speaker to entertain and inspire your audience.

  • Personalised Service:

We prioritise understanding our clients’ objectives and preferences to find the ideal match for their events. Our experienced team works closely with clients, offering tailored recommendations and assistance throughout the booking process. From initial inquiry to event delivery, we ensure a seamless and personalised experience.

  • Quality Assurance:

As an accredited member of the International Association of Speaker Bureaus, we maintain the highest standards of quality and professionalism. Our after dinner speakers are carefully selected based on their expertise, presentation skills and ability to engage and entertain audiences. When you choose Kruger Cowne, you can expect exceptional presentations that resonate with your audience.

  • Global Reach:

With a global network of speakers, we cater to clients across diverse industries and regions. This international scope allows us to provide speakers with deep knowledge of regional markets and cultural nuances, enhancing the relevance and impact of their performances.

  • Pricing and Booking:

We offer competitive pricing based on factors such as the speaker’s profile, experience and event requirements. Our team provides transparent and comprehensive information about fees and works closely with clients to ensure a smooth booking process, taking care of logistics, contracts and speaker arrangements.

Choose Kruger Cowne as your trusted partner in sourcing the perfect after dinner speaker for your event. With our exceptional speakers and personalised service, we are committed to helping you create an entertaining and memorable experience for your audience. Contact us today to discuss your after dinner speaker requirements and let us assist you in finding the ideal speaker who can elevate your event to new heights.

 

How Much Does It Cost to Hire an After Dinner Speaker and How Do I Book One?

The cost of hiring an after dinner speaker varies depending on factors such as their expertise, reputation, event duration, location and travel requirements. Contact our team at Kruger Cowne to obtain accurate quotes and streamline the booking process. We will work closely with you to understand your event requirements and connect you with the perfect after dinner speaker to deliver an entertaining and memorable performance.

Whether it’s a formal dinner, charity ball or business conference, our after dinner speakers will be the crown jewel of your event.

Our speakers know how to plan a world-class talk that is far from generic; they make full use of their platform and will elevate your event to even greater heights. Their ability to hold attention and fully engage an audience will leave each and every guest thoroughly impressed, so you can be safe in the knowledge that your event will be a success.

Contact us today for more details or to discuss finding the right after dinner speaker for your event.

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