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The Art of Picking the Perfect Keynote Speaker

The Art of Picking the Perfect Keynote Speaker

Choosing the right keynote speaker for your event can be difficult, because there are so many factors to consider: you want someone that engages an audience, holds their attention, and leaves them with actionable insights and an unforgettable experience. What’s more, you need someone who can convey their message in a clear and concise way while still maintaining the interest of your audience throughout the presentation. If you’re looking to find the perfect keynote speaker, here are some things to keep in mind while searching and hiring.

 

Determine what you want your audience to take away

Choosing the right keynote speaker for your event is difficult. You want someone that engages an audience, holds their attention, and leaves them with actionable insights and an unforgettable experience. A great keynote speaker will make your conference feel like a huge success without adding to your already overburdened workload.
It can be tempting to go with an expensive celebrity speaker when planning an event, but it’s important to consider what qualities you want your speaker to have.
The first step in picking a great speaker is considering what you want your audience to take away from the talk: Do they need new ideas? New strategies? A new way of thinking about things? How should they feel by the end of it? Once you know this, finding a perfect fit becomes much easier.

 

Find a keynote speaker who matches your brand

Finding a keynote speaker can be difficult, but you want to find someone who speaks well and gets your audience engaged in what they are saying. You also want them to leave with actionable insights that will help them become more successful in their field. Consider these three tips when choosing a keynote speaker: 1) look for someone who reflects your brand, 2) don’t try to please everyone, 3) find out what skills your event is looking for and choose based on those.

 

Consider the logistics

There are many factors to take into account when choosing a keynote speaker. You want to make sure they have adequate time in their schedule, that you can afford them, and that they align with your company’s values. The logistics can be tricky, but it’s worth it in the end for a successful event.
What’s most important is choosing a keynote speaker that is easy to work with, non-egotistical, and flexible in working with your team.

 

Ask for referrals

I love having the opportunity to speak with meeting and event planners about their goals for the event. Once I’ve established their needs, I can easily understand whether or not my subject matter and style would be a good fit for their event.
However, if I’m not a good fit, I am always happy to refer fellow high-caliber speakers that would be more aligned with your needs.
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