The perfect speaker briefing

Gallus Events

There is a direct correlation between how well a speaker is briefed and how good the conference will be. So how do you design the perfect speaker briefing? How are you briefing your speakers. It’s certainly been the case in my experience as an organiser and a speaker.

7 Tips to Keep Your Event Speakers Coming Back


G2 Crowd is the leading website for online business software and service reviews, where Event Mobi ranks as a High Performer on the Summer 2018 Mobile Event Apps Report. Event speakers are essential to a successful event marketing strategy. And, for attendees to learn, they need someone to learn from, aka — your speaker! When sharing her event management tips, Cathy stresses the importance of relevant and engaging speakers, saying, “Speakers are critical to the event.

7 Huge Event Planning Trends Spotted at MPI WEC 2018


After spending the past week at MPI WEC 2018 (one of the largest annual gatherings for meeting professionals), I experienced what it’s like for an organization to pull out all the stops to create a truly memorable experience for events planners (who have seen and done it all).

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Adrian Segar Speaker Tips Interview

Conferences that Work

workshop for Dutch professional moderators, I was interviewed by Otto Wijnen about speaker and presentation tips for making presentations more effective by incorporating active learning. presenting speaker tipsAfter a one-day Participate!

New Study: Almost 70% of Professional Event Speakers are Male


The report analyzed the gender diversity of more than 60,000 event speakers over a five-year period, from 2013 to 2018. Almost 70% of All Event Speakers are Male. In Canada, 32 percent of all speakers were female versus 68 percent male.

How To Choose The Right Speaker For Your Next Conference

Picatic by Eventbrite

Would you like a keynote speaker that is engaging, inspirational and entertaining, while being knowledgeable in their field and relevant to your audience? There are many things to consider when looking for a speaker for your next event.

WomenPresent to reverse speaker gender disparity

Event Industry News

Inspired by the lack of female voices at industry events and conferences, WomenPresent , a new tech platform, has launched to connect public and private event organisers with the wealth of talented female speakers that exists.

Five Reasons to Change Conferences

Conferences that Work

Here’s my article “ Five Reasons to Change Conferences “ , published in the December 2018, NSA Speaker magazine. Sue, Event design 2018 connection December just-in-time Learning lectures NSA Speaker magazine peer conferences social learning

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Top 3 Highlights from IMEX Frankfurt 2018


On May 15th – 17th, 2018, 9,000 visitors and 3,500 exhibitors from all over the world mixed, mingled, and discussed some of the hottest trends in the industry. The post Top 3 Highlights from IMEX Frankfurt 2018 appeared first on EventMobi.

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Your Conference Speaker Outreach Checklist


Conference-goers are willing to travel far and wide for the right speaker lineup. But finding and securing conference speakers isn’t always easy. Securing speakers is a lengthy process. The post Your Conference Speaker Outreach Checklist appeared first on Eventbrite UK Blog.

5 Easy Steps to Prepare Your Event Speakers for an Interactive Session


An easy way to achieve this is to introduce live polls or allow attendees to submit questions to the speakers through an event app. However, this approach means you have to get buy-in and prepare your event speakers on how to execute these tools.

28 Rewarding Speaker Gift Ideas


##abovethefold## Give your speakers a little something extra with some of these thoughtful gift ideas to show your appreciation. Don’t just give your speakers another paperweight, consider offering them something more meaningful that doesn’t have to cost a lot.

Our Best Tips to Finding Engaging Conference Speakers

Endless Events

We all want to create an event that is full of uniquely engaging conference speakers, but how do we do that? Most events no longer want basic conference speakers. A speaker standing in front of the crowd talking at them with slides is no longer enough. Speaker “Must-Haves”.

Listen Up! Smart Meetings’ Top Webinars of 2018

Smart Meetings

This year, Smart Meetings provided webinars by an amazing group of speakers. Here are some of the top picks for 2018. Smart Meetings’ Top Webinars of 2018 appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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10 Event Tech Trends for 2018

Hubilo Blog

With the technology industry at its peak, 2018 has also seen a lot of updates in event tech trends that have gained widespread acceptance and are expected to last and grow further in the coming years. The post 10 Event Tech Trends for 2018 appeared first on Hubilo Blog.

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Our Favorite Events From 2018 – #EventIcons Episode 137

Endless Events

Today our hosts are sharing their favorite events from 2018 with us. Great sessions and some really funny speakers. Check out the epic resources mentioned in this episode: Live From IMEX 2018 – #EventIcons Episode 135 A special episode of #EventIcons from IMEX 2018.

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Opinion: Your Event Speaker is Not an Entertainer


Jamie Metzl is a technology futurist and geopolitical expert, novelist, entrepreneur, media commentator, and senior fellow of the Atlantic Council

4 No-Cost Ways to Get More From Your Speakers

PCMA Convene

How do you get more bang for your buck when hiring paid speakers and recruiting unpaid speakers? The investment is significant for both — paid or unpaid, speakers cost serious time, dollars, and resources. First of all, create an agreement with all of your breakout speakers.

9 Questions to Help Find the Perfect Event Speaker


If you’re like most event planners, you’re probably starting to seek out some potential speakers for next year’s event schedule. Check out these nine questions to reflect on to help you select the right speaker for your next event.

Questions speakers should ask planners

Plan Your Meetings

Over the years, from various sources I have collected questions that many meeting professionals would welcome hearing from speakers, either those whom they have booked or with whom they are considering booking. (CC) Here are questions that I would like speakers to ask planners.

How to select the right speaker


Selecting the right speakers can make or break your meeting. The bad ones see themselves as the star-of-the-show, with little consideration for the needs of other (often non-professional) speakers on the program. REGISTER TODAY About our guest speaker, Orvel Ray Wilson, CSP.

8 Event Speakers Who Can Draw a Millennial Crowd


Millennials and Gen Z audiences crave authenticity and innovation in their interactions—and know how to leverage social media to get

18 Event Trends Poised to Shake Up Hospitality & Group Business in 2018

Social Tables

Using a combination of research and survey data, we’ve rounded up the 18 most important trends set to hit planners, hotels and venues in 2018. Make sure you’re working with your clients to host diverse panels that include a multitude of voices and perspectives at the speaker’s podium.

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Bizzabo Finds ‘Pretty Big Discrepancy’ in Speaker Diversity

PCMA Convene

Speaker diversity continues to be a hot topic in the meetings and events industry. After conducting research for the recent “Gender Diversity & Inclusion in Events” report, which reviewed 60,000-plus speakers at professional events in 23 countries between 2013 and 2018, event software company Bizzabo has shed more light on the deep divide between male and female speakers. The speakers and specific events they spoke at remain anonymous. “We

How Speaker Diversity Stacks Up

PCMA Convene

AI facial-recognition technology was used to determine how many speakers at events around the world were male and how many were female — the results indicate ‘a pretty big discrepancy.’

Planning The Perfect Incentive Travel Event: Learnings from APSC 2018

Hubilo Blog

If I were to share an ideal incentive travel event that we’ve attended that provided useful learning that can be shared with event professionals, it would be the Ancient Paints Sales Conference 2018. APSC 2018 was an incentive event held for Asian Paints’ employees.

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8 Event App Features on Your Attendee’s Wishlist


From sponsors and speakers to fellow attendees and agendas, your event app has to have it all. Your guest doesn’t have much time to find a speaker’s Twitter handle when rushing from one conference room to the next as they try to secure their seat. Speaker information.

Finding the Right Speaker at the Right Price


A keynote speaker that connects with the audience can be the difference between an event that is memorialized in tweets and snaps for years to come and one that is forgotten before the pen in the swag bag runs out of ink. If you have the opportunity, attend the sessions of potential speakers.

Keynote Speakers: Tricks of the Trade for a Seamless Speaker Experience

Coterie Spark

If you host or plan conferences and meetings, chances are you have dealt with keynote speakers. In many cases you, or a client, are paying these speakers to perform. Either way, a speaker is one part of the larger investment in your program and/or your audience.

AI Speakers in Events- Leading the Events Industry Transformation

Hubilo Blog

The speakers of any event surely comprise one of the most defining aspects of that event. Thus, as an event prof, it is very important for you to choose the right speakers for your event. The robot seems to have a smooth and simple conversation with the speaker here.

How to Book the Perfect Keynote Speaker


You’ve been working on your event for 6+ months — you’ve put in countless hours getting the venue locked down, the schedule finalized, speakers scheduled, the production design perfect. The day comes around and you wait in anticipation for your keynote speaker to step on stage. You want to make sure that your speaker sets the right tone for the whole event. Include a multiple-choice question with a handful of keynote speaker topics. Is there a speaker fee?

Podcast: Essential Rules for Event Speakers (Episode 112)


Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik. Guest: Brett Lavender In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik

Guidelines for Gifting Conference Speakers

Meeting Application

Speakers are an essential part of any conference. It makes perfect sense to show appreciation for the work they put in, so in this post, I laid out guidelines for gifting conference speakers. The post Guidelines for Gifting Conference Speakers appeared first on Blog.

Conferences Need More Sharing

Velvet Chainsaw

Shift from speakers to facilitators of learning – Sharing is best achieved in small groups. To make this shift, speakers will need coaching on how to engage the participants in meaningful dialogue. How do you coach your speakers to make education sessions more participatory?

IMEX America 2018 Continues to Break New Ground

Smart Meetings

— SmartMeetings (@SmartMeetings) October 18, 2018. Lead with a Story’ Keynote by Speaker, Trainer and Author Paul Smith. — SmartMeetings (@SmartMeetings) October 18, 2018. The post IMEX America 2018 Continues to Break New Ground appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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Speakers Are Free At Last ??? – ConnexMe 7.9


update of the Event App ConnexMe, Evenium focused on liberating the speaker and freeing up time for event profs. All the speakers who are independent, throw your hands up at ConnexMe! Instantly Manage Live Slide Streaming and Live Audio Recording Speakers can now be attributed a special access that provides them with the freedom to effortlessly engage with the audience all by themselves. The post Speakers Are Free At Last ✊🏻 – ConnexMe 7.9

Event Buyers Live reveals captivating keynote speakers

Event Industry News

Speaking of the exciting keynote announcements, Neil Fagg, event director of Event Buyers Live, said: “As you can imagine, we’re thrilled to reveal both Iain and Jason as our opening and closing keynote speakers for Event Buyers Live 2019. The post Event Buyers Live reveals captivating keynote speakers appeared first on Event Industry News.

2018 Event Marketing Trends

Endless Events

2018 event marketing trends point to video becoming this year’s content marketing juggernaut. Three Event Trends to Boom This 2018. This is definitely one of the 2018 event marketing trends to watch! Must-Go-To Conventions for #EventProfs This 2018.

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Real Results, Real Impact: EventMobi Celebrates GMID 2018


The event app also helped their speakers engage with their audience through products such as polling and Q&A. The post Real Results, Real Impact: EventMobi Celebrates GMID 2018 appeared first on EventMobi. Today is Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), which is an annual event that brings together leaders from across the meetings and events industry. It’s a time when event professionals can showcase how their events have helped shape the world we all share.

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Podcast: Nick Gold from Speakers Corner on how to book the right speaker

Event Industry News

Joining host James Dickson on this week’s Event Industry News podcast is Nick Gold, director of Speakers Corner. For many years, the company has been a leading supplier of event hosts and speakers, with a vast portfolio of clients. The company’s roster includes celebrity names, but also a vast list of specialised speakers that can be booked for sector-specific events.