Motivational speaker Canada. Duncan Stevens is a popular motivational keynote speaker in Canada with over 10 years experience as a professional speaker. His keynote speaking engagements have taken him all over Canada including Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary and of course Toronto

Duncan has has quickly established himself as one of the top motivational speakers in Canada. His contemporary and exciting blend of education, inspiration and motivation have resulted in clients securing his services time and time again. 

So who exactly is Duncan Stevens?

Duncan is one of the worlds leading authorities on influence, persuasion and effectiveness and has helped thousands of brands, companies, teams and leaders become more persuasive and more effective through what they say and how they act. He is the founder and CEO of the Influence Association a serial entreprenueur, best-selling author of the book Effective Influence, a professional ‘Mentalist’ and a motivational keynote speaker.

Duncan has a served as an officer in the British Navy, has held senior management and coaching positions in companies around the world and created his propietary Effective Influence Model™ which has been implemented by hundreds of companies around the world to move the needle on their influencing and effectiveness abilities. The same model has been applied by leaders, sales professionals and strategists to give them the edge over the competition and make them better leaders, team players and sales people.

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Why is Duncan regarded as, perhaps the best motivational speaker Canada?

Duncan Stevens is often regarded as the best motivational speaker in Canada due to his unique and contemporary motivational speech making him relatable to many clients. Duncan’s motivational speech offers a rich blend of education, inspiration and motivation. Not only, that but all of his motivational speeches are both content-rich and within context. After all, content without context is simply noise. This means that all of the tools, tips and techniques Duncan shares are underpinned by behavioural science so you can be assured that if you implement them in your work or private lives you will see a big, positive impact.

Duncan shares over 15 years experience in the field of influence and persuasion to complement 10 years as a professional keynote speaker. As the leading authority on the subjects of influence, persuasion, effectiveness and motivation you can be assured you are securing a true professional for your event.

With a background as a professional mentalist, Duncan includes some of his act into his keynote speech to make it unique and memorable and also fun, after all people absorb more and engage more if the content is fun.

Duncan prides himself on making his content hyper-relavent to now too, focussing on delivering his content to your people using your language taking account of the current economic climate or your market opportunities and threats. 

If you have ever worked with Duncan before, you will know he is easy to work with from the inital enquiry stage, right up until the final booking and delivery of his motivational speech to your guests and delegates in Canada.

Below are just a few of the TOP REASONS why Duncan is regarded as perhaps the best motivational speaker in Canada:


Duncan has been working in the corporate sector for over 15 years and as a motivational keynote speaker for over 10 years. Not only is he experienced on stage delivering his inspiring motivational keynote speech to audiences around the world, but he has spent enough time in Canada to understand some of the cultures and traditions. Duncan has worked with a range of clients from Coca Cola to Deloitte, from Ernst and Young to Audi and from Accenture to the NHS in the UK. Not only that, but he has also worked with a wide range of event and conference planners as well as CEO’s executives, senior leaders and teams. He is just as comfortable delivering his speech on stage to 50 delegates as he is to 5,000+ delegates. 

Not only is Duncan an experienced keynote motivational speaker but he has a real the depth and breadth of knowledge and experience behind him to support and question and answer sessions. He has worked in corporate industry for several years, holding several senior management positions. He is the author of the best-selling book, Effective Influence – about influence and persuasion and is the founder of the Influence Association. In his time as a professional keynote speaker in Canada, he has helped thousands of people become more effective and more persuasive through what they say and how they act. Through over 10 years of experience working in the field of behavioural science, he has developed his highly acclaimed Effective Influence Model™ to help companies, brands, teams and leaders understand and digest his content-rich keynote much more easily.


Duncan is not just another motivational speaker in Canada. He is regarded as both unique and memorable. What makes him both of these is that he includes some things in his presentation that your guests or delegates have never seen before and are unlikely to see again. As a professional mentalist alongside a keynote speaker, Duncan includes some influence and persuasion demonstrations from his mentalist show into his speech. This ensures that there is a high level of engagement, interactivity and variety to the motivational speech. This ensures that everyone’s attention is held and makes it so much more than the one dimensional motivational speech you may have heard in the past.

These engaging demonstrations form part of Duncan’s critically acclaimed mentalist show and guarantees that not only will your audiences be motivated and inspired, but they will be entertained as well, and you of course being congratulated for organising and finding such a fun motivational speaker.

Furthermore, there are very few motivational speakers who truly focus on influence, persuasion and effectiveness and hold the same satus as Duncan. As the founder and CEO of the Influence Assocition, Duncan will share some incredible insights, some of which are cutting edge and have never been shared or put in print before. This will ensure that you are experiencing the most unique and memorable content that you apply into your company or business to give you the edge.


Another reason as to why Duncan is often regarded as the most popular motivational speaker in Canada is down to him being a leading authority on the subject of influence, persuasion and effectiveness. As the founder and CEO of the Influence Association, creator of the Effective Influence Model™, author of the best-selling influence book, Effective Influence and an in demand ‘Mentalist’ for his Influence and Persuasion show, you can be confident knowing you are hiring the absolute authority in this field. 

Fortune 500 companies, leading Canadian businesses, iconic brands and some of the most senior of leadership teams have all tapped into Duncan’s extensive knowledge and experience in the field of influence and effectiveness to move the needle on their own performance to give them the edge and motivate their team.

Alongside all of these credentials, Duncan and his team of behavioral psychologists at the Influence Association conduct regular experiments and case studies in the field of influence and persuasion so that when Duncan shares his knowledge with your clients and delegates, you can be assured you are getting the most cutting-edge, up to date knowledge and advances in beahavioural psychology, not only in Canada, but globally.


Duncan is recognised around the globe for being a stress-free speaker. With hundereds of speaking engagements to his name, both in Canada and internationally Duncan helps to guarantee the success of your event. Whether you are looking to hire Duncan as a motivational speaker in Canada, sales keynote speaker, leadership speaker or teamwork speaker, or motivational speaker for students, you can be guaranteed that Duncan will be easy to work with.

From the moment you email or call to check Duncan’s availability, pricing or to discuss more about your event and how he can be of service to you, Duncan and his team will make the process as smooth and as seamless as possible. There will be no waiting around for Duncan to come back to you – he has a strong team to support his speaking business so you can be assured of getting the highest level of service.

But Duncan’s obsession with a Gold Level Standard of Service doesn’t stop there. When he is on or off stage, there are no diva demands and Duncan arrives early for the tech rehearsals if necessary. The contracts he or his team produce are easy to understand and all pricing is completely transaparent. As a full-time keynote motivational speaker in Canada, Duncan looks to uphold his repuatation as one of the top 10 keynote speakers in Canada.


As one of top ten keynote speakers in Canada, Duncan always goes that extra mile to ensure his motivational speech is hyper-relavent. Whether he is delivering a 60 minute keynote address or hosting full day, half day or full week influence and persuaion masterclass, he tailors the content to your audience, using your company language, in keeping with your company culture. Furthermore, Duncan takes time to explore and understand your company, your market and the environment at that given time.

Each keynote he delivers is different. Not only is it unique – but it is relavent to the sitauation and time in which he delivers it. Influence and persuasion principles and techniques work differently in the different peaks and troughs of the economy and in different industries. Duncan accounts for all of this where he crafts and curates a motivational speech for your event or conference.

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Some of Duncan's past speaking clients he has represented in Canada:

Duncan has worked with a wide spectrum of global companies both based in Canada and outside of Canada. He has helped them increase their influence and effectivenes in both their work and private lives to give them the edge. His talks are both motivational and inspirational, packed with actionable, bite-size content. He has delivered his keynotes to non-profit organisations, leadership and executive teams in Canada, Fortune 500 companies, and some of the worlds most recognisable brands. 

His speaking engagements read like a whos who in the global industry world and include Procter and Gamble, Microsoft, Google, Audi, Ford, Coca Cola, Deloitte, Experian, Google, Mars and more. 

More recently Duncan has been offering virtual keynote speeches to clients all over Canada. This is in response to the global pandemic and you can secure Duncan services to deliver his motivational keynote from his professional studio. Using high definition cameras and state of the art recording equipment, there has been no better time to experience one of Duncan’s influence and persuasion masterclasses or keynotes. You can find out more here.

Duncan can help host your event as a virtual EMCEE and also deliver elements of his virtual influence and persuasion show to inject highlights of entertainment and fun into your conference too. 

He has helped companies, brands, teams and leaders become more persuasive and effective through what they say and how they act. 

Duncan has established himself as one of the most in-demand motivational speakers in Canada, and as a result is booked up several months in advance and in some cases years in advance. If you are interested in bring Duncan to your conference, sales kick off or corporate event, then get in touch with Duncan or his team to find out more:

Some of the event venues and conference centres in Canada that Duncan has spoken at or recommends:


Pan Pacific Vancouver, 999 Canada Pl #300, Vancouver, BC V6C 3B5

Canada Place, 999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3T4

Fairmont Pacific Rim, 1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9

The Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Dr., Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, 1000 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R9


The International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON L4V 1E8

Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J1, Canada

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6

The Westin Harbour Castle Conference Centre, 11 Bay Street, Toronto, ON , M5J 1A6

Markham Convention Centre, 2901 Markham Rd, Toronto, ON M1X 0B6


Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, 200 Coventry Rd, Ottawa, ON K1K 4S3

Centurion Conference & Event Center, 170 Colonnade Rd S, Nepean, ON K2E 7J5

Sala San Marco Event & Conference Centre, 215 Preston St, Ottawa, ON K1R 7R1

Infinity Convention Centre, 2901 Gibford Dr, Gloucester, ON K1V 2L9

Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2

TCC Canada – Downtown Centre, 251 Laurier Ave W Suite 900, Ottawa, ON K1P 5J6


Metropolitan Conference Centre, 333 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0H9

Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre Calgary Airport, 6620 36 St NE, Calgary, AB T3J 4C8

The Kahanoff Centre for Charitable Activities, 105 12 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1A1

White Diamond Conference Center, 130 3 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0B6

MacEwan Conference & Event Centre, 2500 University Dr NW #318, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4


Montreal Convention Centre, 1001 Pl. Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal, QC H2Z 1H5

Centre de Conférence Le 1000 de la Gauchetière, 1000 Rue De La Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC H3B 4W5

Centre St-Pierre, 1212 Rue Panet, Montréal, QC H2L 2Y7

Centre Mont-Royal, 2200 Mansfield St, Montreal, Quebec H3A 3R8

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What areas of Canada does Duncan cover as a motivational speaker in Canada?

With approximately 34 million people living in Canada, Duncan delivers his keynote presentation across all areas including the five main territories.  These are the Atlantic Provinces, Central Canada, the Prairie Provinces, the West Coast and the Northern Territories.

Duncan has delivered his motivational speech all over Canada including Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island in the Atlantic Provinces. In Central Canadahe has delivered his masterlcasses to companies in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. He has also had the fortune of delivering his keynotes either live or virtually to client from the three Prairie Provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. On the West Coast of Canada, Duncan has also motivated, inspired and educated sales professionals, leaders and teams in the Province of British Columbia. Finally, in the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut have been a couple of other more northern destinations where Duncan has inspired throusands of delegates.

Duncan is most commonly hired to speak as a motivational speaker in Ontario and in particular a motivational speaker in Ottawa. 

Duncan has helped a wide range of brands, companies, teams and leaders as a sales speaker or leadership speaker