International Keynote Speaker Duncan Stevens

MOTIVATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER CHICAGO
Motivational Speaker in Chicago

KEYNOTE SPEAKER CHICAGO

Duncan Stevens, the most popular keynote speaker in Chicago, and is renowned for presenting bespoke, engaging, highly interactive, actionable speeches that leave his audiences with a positive, can-do mind-set. 

Duncan is a global authority on building and sustaining high-performing teams and leaders and his thought provoking ideas and new perspectives, means that audiences members will leave any event with tips and tools they can apply immediately to transform themselves, their teams and ultimately their organisation.

Duncan’s specialist topics focus on high-performance leadership, building high-performing teams, collaboration, influence and navigating change effectively. Duncan has over 15 years experience as a professional behavioural psychologist and performance coach and helps teams and leaders move from good to great. Watch the sizzle reel above or extended reel below to get a feel for his speaking style and if he may be a good fit for your event. To learn more, check Duncan’s availability below:

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As a motivational speaker in Chicago, Duncan inspires audiences with a range of different topics including high-performance leadership, building high performing teams, collaboration, influence and persuasion and navigating and embracing change. Learn more about his topics here:

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“It is evident that Duncan has a passion for delivering outstanding results and look forward to partnering again!”

- Jenny Tsimpouka -
Events Co-Ordinator CEO Clubs

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“His speech was very motivational and inspirational and the entertainment part was just mind-blowing!”

- Sylwia Pawełczyk-Maśluk -
Senior VP Accor

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“I would undoubtedly recommend him to anyone looking for an amazing speaker!”

- Natasha Amurao -
Event Organiser Abu Dhabi

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“His content was delivered perfectly. Exactly what we were looking for! Actionable takeaways for everybody!”

- Ashleigh Goodchild -
Director - PM Collective

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CHICAGO FOR DELEGATES AND EVENT PLANNERS

CONFERENCE CENTRES AND EVENT VENUES IN CHICAGO

McCormick Place 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616

Naval Port Assembly Hall 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Chicago Marriott Downtown Grand Mile 540 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Hyatt President Chicago 151 E. Upper Walker Dr., Chicago, IL 60601

Chicago Cultural Center 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago 221 N. Columbus Dr., Chicago, IL 60601

Field Museum 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

Venue SIX10 610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY

Chicago, commonly referred to as the Windy City,; is a bustling metropolis located within the heart of the Midwest vicinity of the USA. As one among the most important cities inside the united states of america, Chicago is famend for its wealthy history, various culture, and iconic architecture.

Situated at the seashores of Lake Michigan, Chicago offers stunning waterfront perspectives and a wealth of leisure opportunities. The town’s skyline is dominated with the aid of architectural marvels like the Willis Tower (previously known as the Sears Tower), the John Hancock Center, and the enduring Chicago Theater marquee.

Chicago is likewise regarded for its colourful arts and culture scene. The city is domestic to international-class museums together with the Art Institute of Chicago, which houses an in depth collection of impressionist and post-impressionist works, and the Field Museum of Natural History, recognised for its dinosaur fossils and historical artifacts.

In addition to its cultural sights, Chicago is well-known for its culinary scene. From deep-dish pizza to Chicago-fashion warm dogs, the city offers a numerous array of scrumptious dishes that reflect its multicultural background.

Furthermore, Chicago is a hub for sports activities fanatics, with passionate fans cheering on groups like the Chicago Cubs (MLB), Chicago White Sox (MLB), Chicago Bulls (NBA), and Chicago Bears (NFL).

Overall, Chicago’s combo of history, way of life, and concrete energy make it a vibrant and thrilling vacation spot for visitors from round the arena.

CHICAGO AS A CONFERENCE AND EVENTS CITY

Chicago, positioned in central America, is the one of the most popular destinations for conferences and events. Renowned for its rich history, vibrant culture, and iconic skyline, the city offers the perfect backdrop for conferences of all sizes and scales.

One of Chicago’s main draws as a conference and events city lies in its world-class venues. From the sprawling McCormick Place, one of the largest convention centers in North America, to historic landmarks like the Palmer House Hilton, there are facilities to suit every conference organiser’s requirements

No only that but Chicago boasts a thriving hospitality industry, with an abundance of hotels, restaurants, and entertainment options to accommodate conference attendees and support your conference or event. Whether it’s exploring the dynamic neighborhoods of the city or taking in panoramic views from the Willis Tower Skydeck, there’s no shortage of activities to enjoy outside of conference hours.

Additionally, Chicago’s central location and excellent transportation infrastructure make it easily accessible for attendees traveling from across the country and around the world. With two major airports, an easily accessible public transit system, and a good motorway or highway network that means that getting to and around the city is both convenient and efficient.

Overall, Chicago’s combination of world-class venues, rich culture, and ease of accessibility make it a top choice for conferences and events. Whether attendees are drawn to the city’s architectural wonders, cultural attractions, or culinary delights, Chicago promises an unforgettable experience for all who participate in any conferences or events organised there.

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PLACE TO EAT IN LAS VEGAS

Alinea: A Michelin-starred restaurant known for its incredible multi-sensory dining experiences. Address: 1723 N. Halsted St IL 60614.

Girl and Goats: Restaurant offering fresh small plates and a cozy atmosphere. Address: 809 W Randolph St, IL 60607.

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria: A Chicago institution known for its deep, buttery pizzas. Address: Multiple locations, including 439 N Wells St, IL 60654.

The Tax Collector: A European-inspired brewery and gastropub serving delicious food and an extensive beer selection. Address: 837 W. Fulton Market, IL 60607.

Portillo’s: A beloved chain known for classic Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches and chocolate cake shakes. Address: Multiple locations, including 100 W Ontario St, IL 60654.

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse: An iconic steakhouse serving USDA Prime meats and classic American cuisine in an upscale setting. Address: 1028 N. Rush St., IL 60611.

Au Cheval: A popular spot known for its delicious burgers, fine dining and craft cocktails. Address: 800 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607.

The Purple Pig: Mediterranean-inspired communal restaurant offering communal plates and a variety of wine selections. Address: 500 N. Michigan Ave., IL 60611.

SIGHTS AND ATTRACTIONS IN CHICAGO

Chicago, also referred to as the “windy city” is a cosmopolitan city, full of sights and attractions. One of its most famous landmarks is Millennium Park, with its iconic Cloud Gate sculpture affectionately known as “The Bean,” reflecting the city’s skyline on a landscaped Visitors nearby can enjoy free concerts and events in the interactive Jay Pritzker Pavilion or Crown Fountain – you can be cooled off in the water.

The city’s architectural wonders are worth seeing, the Chicago River provides the perfect place for boat tours of architectural skyscrapers, including the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), where visitors can pop out the sky tower has gone with a beautiful view of Lake Michigan.

For cultural interests, the Art Institute of Chicago has an extensive art collection spanning centuries and continents, including iconic “American Gothic” paintings by famous artists such as Vincent Van Gogh and Grant Wood among

Jutting out over Lake Michigan, Navy Pier offers fun for all ages, with attractions like the Ferris Wheel, IMAX theatre and boats that depart from its pier now home to Wicker Park, Lincoln Park and the historic Pullman District Chicago neighbourhoods vibrant neighbourhoods with cultural diversity and rich architectural heritage.

With its blend of stunning architecture, world-class museums and entertainment options, Chicago promises to be an unforgettable experience for visitors looking to explore the heart of the Midwest.

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6 ALTERNATIVE MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS IN CHICAGO:

Tony Robbins is possibly the most famous motivational speakers in the world and his events, “Unleash the Power Within” and “Date with Destiny,” are popular globally both in-person and virtually. He has authored a number of books including “Awaken the Giant Within”
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TONY ROBBINS
Globally renowned motivational speaker, hosting large events.
Brene Brown is a leading authority on the power of vulnerability and and is a visiting professor in management at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. Her TED talk, “The Power of Vulnerability,” is one of the most viewed Ted Talks, online.
BRENE BROWN
Inspiring Keynote Speaker on Vulnerability.
Simon is perhaps one of the most watched speakers online with his online videos racking up millions of views. He is also a best-selling author with his books, “Leaders Eat Last” and “The Infinite Game,” books and his “Golden Circle” concept receiving wide acclaim.
Simon Sinek, Top Motivational Speakers In Chicago
SIMON SINEK
Of YouTube fame, his keynotes are bound to inspire audiences.
Lea Brown is a Former Ohio State Representative and energetic and imapctful keynote speaker in Chicago. His most popular talk is the 7 steps to pwoerful storytelling. His impactful message are sure to leave your audience inspired.
LES BROWN
Former Ohio State Representative
Molly Fletcher is a former sports agent and now a professional keynote speaker. She spent years representing top athletes like Hall of Famer Mia Hamm. Her best-selling books include Fearless at Work and the Energy Clock. She is currently the host of a popular podcast.
Molly Fletcher, Keynote speakers Chicago
MOLLY FLETCHER
Former Sports Agent and Best-selling author.
Seth Godin is a well-known speaker on the subject of marketing and his books include “Purple Cow” and “Linchpin,” have reached best-seller status in a number of countries. Seth has a background in business and is the founder of Squidoo and Yoyodyne.
Seth Godin, best keynote speaker in Chicago
SETH GODIN
A marketing guru and accomplished author & speaker.

FAQ's Before Hiring A Chicago-Based Speaker

A keynote speaker can deliver his or her services for free or equally celebrity speakers charge several 100,000 dollars for their attendance at your event. The fee of a professional keynote speaker in Chicago is often determined by several factors including their level of experience their body of work their authority within their particular space their background and the length of time that they will spend delivering their presentation for you other factors may include how much customization they need to do to deliver a keynote for you. Typically a keynote speaker charges between 10 and $50,000 for a professional keynote speaker who is not famous like Barack Obama or Oprah Winfrey.

 

Often the difference between a motivational speaker and a keynote speaker is simply semantics. They both deliver talks to large and small audiences with the underlying theme for both being inspiration. I good motivational or keynote speaker should mix education, inspiration, and entertainment into their presentation.

Perhaps the biggest difference between a motivational speaker and a keynote speaker is that a motivational speaker often has a profound story to tell such as how they overcame adversity or embarked on a difficult adventure. This is an often emotionally charged story and inspires teams to do better.

Whilst A keynote speaker still weaves personal stories into their speech they also deliver insights that will have a positive impact on your bottom line and leave the audience with actionable takeaways.

There are typically 2 routes to hiring a keynote speaker or motivational speaker in Chicago. The 1st is contacting a speaker agency or speaker Bureau or the National Speakers Association. These often have a selection of speakers on their books and they can advise you On who to choose.

That said it is likely you will pay more for the speaker because a Bureau will take a large Commission on the top. That said they can give you independent advice on the best speaker for your event. However, be aware that not every speaker is featured on their site or their books so you may be overlooking the most suitable speaker for your event in Chicago.

The second route is to contact a speaker directly. You can find a keynote speaker who speaks in Chicago online through a simple Google search or I referral or word of mouth from another company or you could search for them on LinkedIn. If you search for them on LinkedIn this is a good place to see the independent reviews and recommendations that they have often at the bottom of their LinkedIn profile

 

Chicago is an ideal destination for international events and conferences as it is centrally positioned in the United States of America it also has some large conference venues such as McCormick Place not to mention some luxurious hotels great transport links and a thriving nightlife not to mention world Chicago Bulls basketball.

There were several large cultural centers institutes and conference venues all over Chicago with McCormick Place being North America’s largest convention center it’s a perfect place for trade shows conferences and events and boasts over 2.6 million square feet of exhibition space. The Chicago Cultural Centre is a beautiful building with incredible architecture and again perfect for conferences and events. Other event spaces and conference halls of note include Wrigley Field, the Field Museum Navy Pier and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Duncan has been a prominent speaker in Chicago for over a decade. He helps teams and leaders cultivate a mindset for success with his inspirational educational and actionable keynotes. He is a specialist in high performance in both teams and leadership Ann is the go-to guy when it comes to collaboration and managing change. Duncan has an affinity with Chicago making him the perfect choice as a motivational speaker or keynote speaker in Chicago.

Duncan has never delivered the same keynote twice. All of his keynotes are customized to his audiences. Have a look over his website to see some of the focus areas you can choose from.

Duncan is regarded as the leading motivational speaker in Chicago due to his Expertise in developing high-performing teams and leaders. His hundreds of reviews and connection with Chicago and American organizations together with his global perspective give unparalleled insights to help elevate your team business and ultimately make a positive impact on your bottom line

Chicago offers a wide range of exciting attractions. Clear the field museum where you can explore Natural History and its most iconic piece is the most complete T Rex fossil ever discovered. You could also visit Shedd Aquarium which has a range of whales Penguins dolphins and sharks or if outdoor life is more your thing then you can take a stroll along the Chicago River walk, experience boat tours, picnicking, art installations and a range of other outdoor activities. If shopping is what you come to Chicago for then the Magnificent Mile will provide you with the restaurant’s department stores and shops to meet all of your needs finally if you want to take in the skyline of Chicago then the Willis Tower Skydeck gives you incredible views with glass-floored ledges and his position on the 103rd floor of this iconic skyscraper.

With Dubai being such a popular destination for conferences and events, there are of course a number of keynote speakers and motivational speakers in Dubai and the United Emirates to choose from.

Duncan offers 100% satisfaction guarantee, which he emphasizes in being an easy to work with speaker and delivers all of his work through a high degree of professionalism, punctuality, reliability, and his ability to mix those three crucial ingredients which are so rare to find: These are inspiration, education, and entertainment. But it’s not just keynote speaking where Duncan excels. Duncan has also spent time touring parts of the United Arab Emirates with his mentalism show and its part of this which he uses to add the entertainment factor to his keynote, w hang the bigger message of the keynote on to make it really memorable and stand out from all the others you may have experienced. 

You can watch some of these snippets on some of his show videos that are shared on his YouTube video, or on this website.

To put it into context, Duncan usually bookends his keynote with a five minute mentalism piece at the start or the end, dependent on the time to really break down barriers and get people interested in what he’s about to share.