SPEAK!’s Top 10 Under 10 – Updated!

Whether you’re a growing franchise system with a moderate speaker budget, OR one interested in utilizing additional speakers for specific session objectives, SPEAK! is often asked about the quality of speaker available for an investment of $10,000. There are some terrific options! Presenters with relevant, actionable content, engaging delivery, authentic inspirational messages AND not a sniff of Diva!

So below is our SPEAK! Top 10 for Under 10, in no particular order.  🙂 

Headshot of Andy CoreAndy Core

Work- Life, Productivity & Wellbeing Expert

Andy can help your franchise system:

  • Improve their ability to be more productive under stress
  • Energize their faith, trust in and commitment to “the system”
  • Motivate & equip them to embrace change
  • Provide a program focused on professional & personal success, showing them that “We’re all in this together”

Fees start at: $7,500


Craig Zablocki

Transformational. Engaging. Hilarious.

Craig brings about real change. He does this in a direct, compassionate, hilarious and absolutely engaging manner. His most popular keynotes are:

  • BE ALL IN…. Getting to 100%
  • The Intelligence of Fun! (Culture transformation for productivity, motivation, employee engagement & compelling customer service!)
  • Radical Leadership (True leaders serve others.)

Fees start at: $9,500



David Lewis

Successful Franchisee, Author & DYNAMIC Presenter!

Expert on workplace dynamics and how they impact the bottom-line.

He speaks on “The Emerging Leader”, based on his best-selling book, has a millennial keynote entitled, “Kids These Days” (which is absolutely fantastic from his young, fresh perspective) and discusses the future in “The (Not So) Future Workplace”. And he has instant credibility as a franchisee—creating immediate connection with the audience.

David is an incredible value, his fees will not stay in this range for long.

Fees start at: $6,500



Kevin Brown


Kevin Brown

“Bring your best stuff to the present moment and pour it into the lives of others.”

Kevin’s unconventional path from a franchisee at age 17 to franchise executive at a Top 10 franchise company, allows him to connect with a franchise audience from the first sentence. He’s authentic and passionate. His “The Hero Effect” message is highly inspirational and hits a bulls-eye for leadership, culture, teamwork and customer service learning objectives.

Fees start at: $8,000



John Francis

Franchise Insider: franchisee, multi-unit franchisee, area developer, franchisor, supplier, investor, board member

John’s breadth of experience makes him an expert on the franchise lifecycle and he’s passionate about it! Franchisees walk away with a new understanding, and with techniques and tools to grow to the next level, faster and with less drama and pain! John is fantastic in either a keynote or workshop setting.

Fees start at: $5,000




Alice Heiman

Sales Strategist, Networking Guru, Author

Alice makes a profound difference in the way her audience approaches networking, lead generation, and sales. She entertains and engages while delivering valuable, tangible tools that work. With over 20 years of experience, she consistently leads her clients to increase their sales by 30% or more!

Fees start at: $7,500



Todd Woods Headshot


Todd Woods

Guerilla Marketing for Franchisees!

With 20 years as a business owner and 10 in the franchise industry, Todd will speak to your group as an expert and a peer. He’ll offer, through humor, high energy, and frankness, what it actually takes to change a failing mindset to one of success. Todd will take them on an emotional rollercoaster resulting in a renewed commitment to succeed—as well as the tools to do it!

Fees start at: $5,000




TJ Schier

Successful Multi-Unit Franchisee who has used his franchise restaurants as a ‘social lab’ to test theories and practices to find which are truly effective. TJ is passionate about: guest service, hiring, training and retention of extraordinary teams! His keynotes and workshops combine, business principles, real world stories and an exceptional sense of humor to deliver tangible results. Engaged franchisees return home with the ability, tools and confidence to create measureable change!

Fees start at: $7,500




Evan Hackel

Building Teams, Energy, Excitement & Collaboration!

As the founder of Ingage Consulting, Evan’s life’s work focuses on franchisee performance by improving franchise system relationships. His presentations are a mix of powerful storytelling, interactive activities and information that inspires and reenergizes franchisees. Evan is perfect for a keynote with a dive deeper breakout session(s) to follow.

Fees start at $10,000




Franchise Speaker Ford Saeks


Ford Saeks

Franchisee Success, Generational Leadership & Sales, Local Marketing Reputation, 5-Start Customer Experiences

Ford’s powerful speaking and training presentations are perfect for franchise groups who want to increase the performance of their revenue-generating efforts, follow your systems and help the franchisee’s take personal accountability for their own success. All keynotes and presentations are highly customized and engagingly interactive. Ford is an absolute pro who listens well before he speaks!

Fees start at $9,700




Rick Lewis, Professional Misbehaver

Rick Lewis

Professional Misbehavior – Entertaining, Hilarious & Powerful Message

Rick believes every member of your organization is a leader waiting to happen. In response to the unique needs of franchise systems Rick has designed a presentation that uses the power of theater to surprise, delight and completely engage attendees before they even realize that they are being trained for new action. By the time Rick hits his keynote, the audience is in the palm of his hand, hungry for the tools he has already demonstrated. He’s awesome as dinner entertainment!

Fees start at $9,500.


If you think any of these speakers could hit the mark for your next convention, let’s talk. And FYI, our list of more under $10K (or over) goes on and on. The bottom-line is that we’d just LOVE to help you find the perfect fit—it’s our passion.

More soon…


P.S. For those of you who were counting, yep, I listed 11 rather than 10…and could rattle off another 5 to 7 more. I just get a bit enthusiastic about the speakers standing by to knock it out of the park for your franchisees!

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