My List0

We've now made it easier for you to research and save your favorite keynotes speakers. Click on the + sign to add a speaker to your Speaker List and email your favorites to colleagues and friends.

using System.Text.RegularExpressions;
Riaz Meghji, keynote speaker

Riaz Meghji

    • Founded Every Conversation Counts:
    • Spent 11 years interviewing leaders 
    • Former host with MTV Canada, CTV News, Breakfast Television Vancouver, Bell Media, and the Toronto International Film Festival
Full Bio
Fee Range:

$15,000 - $20,000

Virtual Fee: Please Inquire
Travels From


Riaz Meghji Keynote

Riaz Meghji Keynote

With a television career now spanning over 17 years, Riaz Meghji has consistently built a personal rapport with audiences while interviewing some of the biggest names in the world including Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lopez, Salman Rushdie, and Gary Vaynerchuk.

Riaz also founded Every Conversation Counts: a platform that shares insights from leaders, celebrities, athletes, and philanthropists all with one common thread—memorable conversations that forever altered the course of their life. Taking lessons learned from some of the world’s most fascinating minds, he now reveals to audiences how we can make every conversation count and ignite a culture of meaningful connections in an increasingly isolated world—reinventing ourselves, our brand, and our purpose in the process.


Success is achieved one conversation at a time. We need to build meaningful relationships to be successful and build trust with those we live, work, and play with both personally and professionally.
In this keynote, Riaz documents the memorable conversations had by some of the world’s most fascinating figures, leading them to achieve success and— more importantly—realize their true sense of purpose. This engaging experience is a candid and far-ranging look at how creative conversations can help us reinvent ourselves, re-energize our brand, and further develop our business.

Drawing from years of experience interviewing established leaders in business, entertainment and innovation, audiences will gain the following insights:

• Transform surface conversations into influential interactions
• Tell stories that will inform, engage and motivate your audience to take action
• Overcome adversity with techniques to disagree, ‘agreeably’
• Explore the questions that create breakthrough moments in any conversation
• Learn the key criteria to deliver your message with clarity and impact
• Build trust to persuade and connect with anyone
• Master the secret to remembering names.



Looking to elevate your presence and captivate your audience the next time you speak? Riaz shares techniques honed from years of television and speaking experience to coach leaders on how to craft and deliver their own messages with clarity and impact.

Whether it be an intimate conversation, a presentation in the boardroom, or an important keynote address, Riaz will teach you how your message can move your audience to action.

Audiences will learn how to:

• Organize your speech with effective narratives, persuasion, and structure
• Craft an unforgettable personal story
• Create authentic engagement with your audience
• Present your ideas with clarity and impact
• Capture and keep people’s attention
• Overcome barriers to communication
• Master that first impression and own every room you walk into
• Connect with anyone you encounter.



Riaz delivers a highly customized experience in any setting, while connecting the entire room. He thrives on creating an open space for leaders and guests to have vulnerable conversations on stage, encouraging them to share their personal trials, transitions and triumphs in life.

Throughout his career, Riaz has spoken for thousands of people at highprofile events and leadership conferences for brands such as Rogers Communications, TEDxVancouver, Samsung and Capital One. He remains an excellent and highly sought-after Master of Ceremonies and Moderator.

Your audience will be energized from impactful panels, powerful fireside chats, and above all the facilitation of free-flowing dialogue that will make event organizers look like masterful architects.

Speaking Topics:

Related Speakers

George Brooks - Speaker

George Brooks

Americas Leader of People Advisory Services for Ernst & Young LLP (EY)

Kivi Bernhard, Attitude Speaker

Kivi Bernhard

Guiding You Towards Positive Predatory Thinking

Adam Markel, speaker

Adam Markel

Business Mentor

Anthony Romero, Speaker

Anthony Romero

Executive Director for the ACLU

Stacy Nelson, Change Speaker

Stacy Nelson

Healthcare and Leadership Speaker

Michele Borba, Family Speaker

Michele Borba


Bruce Piasecki, Going Green Speaker

Bruce Piasecki

Expert in Corporate Strategy & Social Response

Lynn Brewer, Business Ethics Speaker

Lynn Brewer

Renowned Enron Whistleblower

Jack Stack, speaker

Jack Stack

President and Chief Executive Officer

Brian Carter

Brian Carter

Motivational speaker with original comedy and practical takeaways that really work based on his daily consulting work with real businesses.

Bill Shireman, Environment Speaker

Bill Shireman

Environmental Entrepreneur

Navi Radjou

Navi Radjou

Served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Design Innovation



This was my first experience using ESB to locate and secure a keynote speaker for my Corporate event. They were extremely easy to work with a..

AngMar Medical Holdings

"Matt Meyer was really wonderful in assisting me to find the correct keynote speaker for our conference. Jenny Foreman was completely on top ..

The Anchor Group

"As always, Executive Speakers Bureau helped us execute another flawless event. It is always so reassuring to know that you have a team behin..

Texas Hospital Association

"What stands out about the times I have worked with Executive Speakers Bureau is their lightning-fast response time. ESB’s account exec..

Keynote Speaker

"I've worked with Richard and ESB for many years and he's always able to deliver for us. He works hard to meet your speaker goals within the ..

Chem Dry

"Angela is the best!!! I can always count on her honest feedback about speakers. She helps me look like a hero to my company!"

Testimonials | Medtronic | Executive Speakers

"ESB continues to deliver great options for us as we plan our event each year."

Testimonials | Arkansas Heart Hospital | Executive Speakers

“I am banging my head against the wall right now for all the times I have done this without using Executive Speakers Bureau. This ..

Clorox Client

"The conference was an immense hit – we certainly raised the bar in our company on how conferences are planned and executed. You and yo..

Testimonials | Benchmark Global Hospitality | Executive Speakers

"Johnny Cupcakes was a hit last night! Thank you both so much for all of your assistance through this process, it has been such a positi..

Johnny Cupcakes | Testimonials | Executive Speakers
Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Call to discuss how we can you help find the right speaker(s) for your organization.

Get Ideas in 1 hour or less

Executive Speakers Bureau consistently receives praises about our speed and efficiency. From the beginning of your event planning, our extensive online speaker database and resourceful staff allow us to quickly equip you with the best speaker for your event.

Need a last minute speaker? No worries. Our speed and efficiency help us give you ideas for speakers in one hour or less.

Please fill in information below