A great speaker can make or break your event. Imagine having a keynote speaker take the stage who doesn’t align with the goals of your conference. In this scenario, you have to deal with disenchanted conference or event goers.
On the other hand, imagine a keynote speaker who not only aligns with the purpose of the conference, but gives an amazing presentation that uplifts everyone involved.
What do I need to know about booking a speaker?
Booking a speaker isn’t something that should be taken lightly. Personally, we still believe the process should be fun. The search for your speaker should begin as early on in the event planning process as possible.
Before you dive into the search for the perfect speaker, you’ll need to have most of the logistics ironed out. Such as, the meeting date and schedule of the conference, the overall objective of your event, and the budget you’re willing to spend on your speaker.
After the planning phase, you’ll want to take some time to understand the needs of your audience and their reasons for going to the event in the first place. Think of this as conducting market research on your audience. The more time you spend during this phase the better. Ask yourself:
Why is my audience attending this event?
What are the general demographics and psychographics of the audience?
What benefits are they getting?
How can this speaker provide the most value?
Once you have a solid understanding of the audience, this will help you to determine the essentials you’ll need the speaker to satisfy. By doing all this work beforehand you’ll increase your chances at booking the perfect speaker for your event.
How can Speakers Corner help simplify this process?
Of course, you can try to contact speakers on your own and attempt to manage all the logistics, but often this isn’t the smartest choice. The sheer number of potential speakers for your event can be daunting.
At Speakers Corner, we do everything we can to ensure you have the perfect speaker to make your event a success.
The booking process is more complex than what it looks like on the surface. We can assist you at any point during your search for a speaker. For example, if you’re having trouble brainstorming the perfect speakers for your event, we can help suggest the right speaker for your event. Our team, made up of Sophie, Debbie, Jason and Tim, has years of experience in working with individual speakers as well as the events in which they were most successful.
It can help to work side by side with a team that has this insider information. Some speakers do better in smaller settings, while others understand the dynamics of working a very large room. You could have the perfect speaker in mind, when in reality this speaker would do much better in a different setting. Our intimate knowledge of our speakers can greatly enhance the quality of your event.
Another benefit of working with our team is the entire process is managed once the speaker is booked. Ensuring everything is in order, and dealing with any cancellations can be a nightmare to work through on your own.
If you were to book a speaker on your own you’d have to not only go through countless hours of research. But, also have to arrange for travel and anything else the speaker requires, as well as deal with any added stress from the planning process.
We take care of the logistics for the entire planning process. This includes, travel and hotel accommodations for the speaker, any cancelation issues, and anything else that might arise.
If you want the process of booking the perfect keynote speaker for your event to be as seamless as possible, make sure you get in touch with us soon. We love questions!
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