11 After Dinner Speakers Who Will Win Over Your Guests

17 November 2017

It's 9:30pm, knives and forks are clattering as dinner draws to an end, and the restless chatter has started as guests at your event look around for some entertainment to accompany their fourth glass of bubbly.

This is where an after dinner speaker steps in, ready to reinvigorate the room with humorous insights and stories that will win over attendees and leave them feeling like they've experienced that extra special something.

Whether sports, adventure, politics, comedy, television, or top-level business, check out our 11 After Dinner Speakers Who Will Win Over Your Guests!

Jenny Eclair

Jenny Eclair was the first women to win the coveted Perrier Award. Her TV appearances include ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here’, ‘Loose Women', and ITV reality show 'Splash'. Jenny’s quirky personality and witty sense of humour make her an ideal after dinner speaker  for corporate events.

Martin Bayfield is a Former British Lions and England rugby player, a former policeman, and even starred as Hagrid's body-double in Harry Potter! It's not surprising, then, that he has a treasure trove full of brilliant quips and stories that make him an excellent after dinner speaker for all kinds of events.

Adam Kay

A musical comedian and trained doctor, Adam Kay has been shaking up the corporate world with his delectable combination of stand-up and songs. Adam's wealth of experience in the corporate sector makes him a regular fixture on the corporate circuit. 

Considered ‘The World’s Great Living Explorer’, the inspirational Sir Ranulph Fiennes has truly tested the limits of human endurance while breaking world records and leading legendary expeditions for over 2 decades. He also uses great photos to illustrate his points and captures the audience attention from start to finish."

One of the UK's most famous comediennes, Jo Brand is reknown for her acerbic wit. For any audience looking to be entertained by her biting humour, and sharp observations, choose Jo for your next event!

Chris "Kammy" Kamara

Former footballer, football manager and current pundit Chris 'Kammy' Kamara's is an exceptional after-dinner speaker. His highly excitable nature, propensity for comical gaffes and tendency to come out with unusual sayings makes him a hit with audiences on screen and off!

Penny Mallory is the first woman to compete in a World Rally Car and one of the most successful women Rally Drivers. She inspires and entertains as an engaging after dinner speaker and awards host who makes the impossible possible and has since dedicated her life to helping others do the same!

Charismatic and engaging, Michael Portillo has made the successful move from politics to TV and journalism and is perhaps best known for five series of Great British Railway Journeys and two series of Great Continental Railway Journeys on BBC 2. As one client told us, "his speech is a perfect balance of humour and informed interesting comment - it's not easy to hold the audience's attention with political issues after 10pm but Michael managed it with aplomb!"

From the world of business, Steph McGovern has been one of the most recognisable faces on TV, reporting from the worlds of international business and finance, and is also a former champion Irish dancer, which means she has a host of anecdotes and experience to draw on.

Dudley Stokes

Dudley ‘Tal’ Stokes was the founding member of the Jamaica Bobsleigh Team, immortalised in the film ‘Cool Runnings’. A successful serial entrepreneur, Dudley is an expert in logistics and shares his wealth of knowledge in an easily understood way that audiences can understand.

Sanjeev Bhaskar

Sanjeev Bhaskar rose to fame as the creator and lead actor in the hit BBC series 'Goodness Gracious Me'. Awarded an OBE in 2006, Sanjeev's unique brand of humour makes him a stand out after-dinner speaker and awards host who makes a real difference to the atmosphere at corporate events regularly receiving impeccable feedback!

For further information or to book a speaker, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070  or email  info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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