Our speaker agents offer some expertise on how to choose the right keynote speaker for your event, conference or function.
You should already have a good concept of the main themes, topics, and overall objectives of the event. All of these should be addressed by the speaker you choose. A guest speaker can fulfil a variety of functions. They can stimulate a gathering, motivate them, support the event’s themes, add value by giving insider knowledge, provide a fresh perspective, break up the event’s more mundane components, and entertain them. If you are clear on exactly what it is you want from your event, it is easier to pick a guest speaker that can help achieve this.
You must evaluate how vital it is for your guestspeaker to be knowledgeable about the sector. This will substantially restrict the field if you want an expert in an area that is related to your event, its core topics, and your target audience. By being highly relevant to participants, an industry thought leader delivers value. They can provide insight into emerging patterns, forecast future trends, exchange data, and recommend actions that have a meaningful positive influence on attendees and their businesses.
Another option is to hire a speaker who has little or no industry experience but will serve a different purpose. This might be a well-known author, a celebrity, or a motivational speaker who can captivate and inspire your audience. Make a list of some more general relevant topics that could be used to support the conference themes. You’ll want to identify a guest speaker that has prior experience and is ready to customise a presentation for your specific group. Whatever style of speaker you choose, you’re looking for someone who can connect with the audience. This usually entails perfect pacing, a great sense of narrative, and exceptional storytelling skills, all of which are supported by case studies and data.
It’s critical to emphasise that variety entails a wide range of viewpoints, distinct perspectives, more meaningful debate, and an overall advancement of ideas. By bringing in keynote speakers from a variety of backgrounds, whether it’s religion, sexual orientation, gender, or race, you can provide the audience a more engaging and enriching experience. When it comes to speaker lineups at events and conferences, there is simply no justification for a lack of diversity. Every event planner has a role to play in promoting speaker diversity and ending the practise of putting together all-male and all-white lineups.
You need to determine the type of speaker you want and the role they will play at your event now that you know what you want. It’s not easy to find the proper speaker among the many available. We propose you start off by checking out the MN2S Speakers Roster.