Your Keynote Speaker Better Have the Polish, Power, Performance and Pizzazz that Defines Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a great convention destination. The best hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and shopping. The good news is... you are certain to get your largest convention attendance. The challenge is... how do you guarantee that those who COME to your conference actually GO to your meetings?

You are in luck; when you hire these six speakers you are NOT gambling! Your winning hand is to hire one or all of these fabulous six Hall of Fame winning speakers!

These top business, keynote and convention speakers are all residents, or part-time residents, of Las Vegas. They know their way up and down the Las Vegas Strip and have enthralled the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide. Read their impressive credentials and contact their offices directly.

Consider a few of their credentials: all Hall of Fame winning speakers, two Past-Presidents of the National Speakers Association, best-selling authors, media personalities, and successful business owners. Most importantly, once you hire any of these proven platform professionals, you can relax and work on other aspects of making your Las Vegas convention a wild success.

Las Vegas Convention and Keynote Speakers

Patricia Fripp

Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE

Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE is a CPAE Hall of Fame keynote speaker, business presentation expert, sales presentation skills trainer, and highly sought-after executive speech coach. Named “one of the 10 most electrifying speakers in North America” by Meetings & Conventions magazine, Patricia delivers high-energy, high-content, dramatically memorable presentations.

For over 25 years, Patricia has transformed sales teams and coached executives on how to deliver dynamic and inspiring presentations. She delights and entertains audiences while delivering practical, personalized content and consistently exceeds client expectations.

Patricia is a past president—and the first female president—of the over 3,500-member National Speakers Association.

Patricia is the author of Make It, So You Don’t Have to Fake It! and Get What You Want! and co-author of Speaker’s Edge, Speaking Secrets of the Masters, and Insights into Excellence.

Contact Information

Patricia Fripp
A Speaker for All Reasons

527 Hugo Street
San Francisco, CA 94122

Email: pfripp(at)
Phone: (415) 753-6556


Tony AlessandraTony Alessandra, Ph.D., CSP, CPAE

Dr. Tony Alessandra is two speakers in one... a professor and a performer, or as one client put it—he deliver college lectures in a comedy store format. Dr. Tony offer audiences the opportunity to enjoy themselves while learning practical, immediately applicable skills that positively impact their relationships with prospects, customers and co-workers. His focus is on how to create instant rapport with prospects, employees & vendors; how to convert prospects and customers into business apostles who will “preach the gospel” about your company and products; and how to out-market, out-sell and out-service the competition.

Dr. Alessandra has a street-wise, college-smart perspective on business, having been raised in the housing projects of NYC to eventually realizing success as a graduate professor of marketing, Internet entrepreneur, business author, and hall-of-fame keynote speaker. He earned a BBA from the Univ. of Notre Dame, an MBA from the Univ. of Connecticut and his Ph.D. in marketing from Georgia State University.

In addition to being president of Assessment Business Center, a company that offers online 360º assessments, Tony is also a founding partner in The Cyrano Group and Platinum Rule Group—companies which have successfully combined cutting-edge technology and proven psychology to give salespeople the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with hundreds of clients and prospects.

Dr. Alessandra is a prolific author with 27 books translated into over 50 foreign language editions, including the newly revised, best-selling The NEW Art of Managing People (Free Press/Simon & Schuster, 2008); Charisma (Warner Books, 1998); The Platinum Rule (Warner Books, 1996); Collaborative Selling (John Wiley & Sons, 1993); and Communicating at Work (Fireside/Simon & Schuster, 1993). He is featured in over 50 audio/video programs and films, including
Relationship Strategies (American Media); The Dynamics of Effective Listening (Nightingale-Conant); and Non-Manipulative Selling (Walt Disney). He is also the originator of the internationally-recognized behavioral style assessment tool—The Platinum Rule®.

Recognized by Meetings & Conventions magazine as "one of America's most electrifying speakers," Dr. Alessandra was inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame in 1985. In 2009, he was inducted as one of the “Legends of the Speaking Profession,” in 2010, 2011 & 2012 he was selected as one of the Top 5 Marketing Speakers by, and in 2010 Tony was elected into the inaugural class of the Sales Hall of Fame. Tony's polished style, powerful message, and proven ability as a consummate business strategist consistently earn rave reviews and loyal clients.

Contact Information

SpeakersOffice, Inc.
5927 Balfour Court, Suite 103
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Email: holli(at)
Phone: (760) 603-8110


Scott McKainScott McKain

Capturing the ideas that created three #1 business bestsellers, Scott McKain presents cutting-edge ideas with razor-sharp clarity for audiences around the world.

Scott McKain’s latest book, Collapse of Distinction: Stand Out and Move Up While Your Competition Fails was named one of the “Ten Best Business Books” of the year by the Miami Herald, Sacramento Bee, and numerous other major publications.

His previous books, ALL Business is Show Business and What Customers REALLY Want take a groundbreaking approach to assist organizations and professionals deliver what Scott calls the “Ultimate Customer Experience®.”

He is also the Co-founder and Principal of The Value Added Institute, a think-tank that examines the role of the customer experience in creating significant advances in the level of client loyalty. He has been honored with induction into the "Professional Speakers Hall of Fame"—and is a member of the "Speakers Roundtable," an elite group of twenty business speakers considered by many to be among the best in the world.

He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Safety Council and the National Speakers Association. He has been named as a “Hoosier Hero” in his home state because of his commitment to youth and philanthropy.

Scott McKain has made several appearances on FOX News Network as an Analyst and Commentator. His platform presentations have run the gamut from the White House lawn with the President in the audience carried live on CNN and NBC's "Today" show... to a remote outpost near the Amazon... all 50 states, seven Canadian provinces... and from Singapore to Sweden... Mexico to Morocco.

From a one-hour keynote and full-day intensive seminars—to consulting and live online events—many leading organizations seek Scott McKain to provide the critical education and insight that changes behavior and grows organizations AND people.

Contact Information

McKain Performance Group
11650 Olio Road, Suite 323
Fishers, IN 46037-7621

Email: shelley(at)
Phone: 1-800-838-6980


Jim Cathcart

Jim Cathcart, CSP, CPAE

Jim Cathcart is one of the most widely-recognized professional speakers in the world. A best-selling author, his books The Acorn Principle and Relationship Selling have both achieved bestseller status and have been translated in multiple languages. A sales and marketing pioneer, Jim Cathcart popularized the term "Relationship Selling." As author of the revolutionary book Relationship Selling, Cathcart holds decades of practical experience in exploring what works and what doesn't across multiple industries.

Jim Cathcart teaches people to motivate themselves. He considers self-leadership as the vital starting point for all leadership. Utilizing scientifically proven models, like those described in The Acorn Principle, he reveals how to achieve rapid execution, solid decision making, committed teams, self motivation and lasting business connections.

Admired by his peers, Jim Cathcart is considered one of the world's leading professional speakers and business authors. He has presented over 2,500 speeches in every US state and around the world. Cathcart is one of only 5 speakers in the world who hold all of the following honors: past president of the National Speakers Association (NSA), winner of the Cavett Award, member of the Speaker Hall of Fame (CPAE), Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), a member of the exclusive Speakers Roundtable (20 of the world's top speakers) and in the year 2001 he was the recipient of the Golden Gavel Award from Toastmasters International. An advisor to the Schools of Business at Pepperdine University and California Lutheran University, Jim Cathcart is an industry leader among convention speakers.

Contact Information

Jim Cathcart Office
115 Greenmeadow Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-4181

Email: jim(at)
Phone: (805) 777-3477


Mike Rayburn

Mike Rayburn, CSP, CPAE

Mike Rayburn is a world class guitarist, an uproarious stand-up comedian, and one of the most captivating and effective keynote artists you’ll ever experience. Mike has received standing ovations at all eight of his Carnegie Hall performances. As an innovative speaker, Mike has presented for hundreds of the world’s leading corporations and associations and has been featured in USA Today, Newsweek, Billboard, Gig, Successful Meetings, and American Entertainment magazines. Currently performing more than 100 presentations each year, Mike is also a headliner in
Las Vegas.

Mike Rayburn does what no other presenter can. Mike doesn’t just talk about what he’s studied and heard about success. Mike shares what he knows from having achieved mega-success. He doesn’t use powerpoint and tell you something works. He uses guitar and comedy and proves it right before your eyes and ears. Big difference.

In the first ninety seconds you’ll be amazed at Mike’s guitar wizardry. Another thirty seconds and you’ll realize you’re in for one of the most hilarious, musically amazing shows you’ve ever seen.

Mike Rayburn has been called, “The World’s Funniest Guitar Virtuoso” (he’d settle for Cleveland’s Funniest Guitar Virtuoso but, whatever). From Back to Rock, and everything in between, Mike’s show is an energetic odyssey of masterful guitar, outrageous (family-friendly) comedy, and musical combinations you won’t believe—Bruce Springsteen sings Green Acres; Led Zeppelin Sings Dr. Seuss; Hendrix sings Kumbaya.

This is the show that garnered eight standing ovations at Carnegie Hall, and has Mike headlining in Las Vegas.

Contact Information

Mike Rayburn
2933 Carmelo Drive
Henderson, NV 89052

Email: bookmike(at)
Phone: (310) 903-1971


Darren LaCroix

Darren LaCroix

In 2001, Darren LaCroix, the World Champion of Public Speaking, out-spoke 25,000 contestants from 14 countries to win that title. That was just a benchmark. Since that victory, Darren has traveled the world demystifying the process of creating a powerful speech. He has roused audiences in faraway places like Saudi Arabia, China, Oman, Malaysia, and Taiwan with his inspirational journey from first-rate chump to first-class champ, proving anything is possible if you are willing to work for it.

Darren may have been “born without a funny bone in his body,” but he possessed the desire to learn and the willingness to fail necessary to achieve his dream. The self-proclaimed “student of comedy” is living proof that humor is a skill that can be learned.

As a keynote speaker since 1994, he brings his incredible story to conferences around the world. He is consistently the top rated speaker at conferences. He changes the way people think about challenges, humor, and presentations... forever. His clients include IBM, Fidelity investments, and numerous associations too long to list!

His successful book, Laugh & Get Rich: How to Profit from Humor in Any Business (6th printing), contains interviews with corporate executives who share his philosophy. Now translated into three languages, it is a mainstay on business bookshelves.

As co-founder of The Humor Institute and a co-creator of The Humor Boot Camp®, Darren directs seminars that help presenters wisely use the power of humor to “lighten up” their presentations. He is also an award-winning producer of the film Healing, Hope, and Humor.

Contact Information

The Humor Institute, Inc.
7582 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Suite 144
Las Vegas, NV 89123

Email: darren(at)
Phone: (702) 612-0779