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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

Need Better Speakers? You Make the Call.

G2 Planet

As event professionals know, the speaker line up at your events can make or break attendance. That's why it makes sense to exploit your event management and planning software to the fullest in helping you generate a killer "Call for Speakers" capability

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.

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.

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.

Can a conference speaker measure audience interaction?


There are different triggers that assist in the completion of this task, for instance, an expressive speaker or a physical trigger. This trick assists the speaker in guaranteeing a smooth flow of communication with the participants.

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

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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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.

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.

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.

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”.

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

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.

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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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.

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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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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Admission 2018: Some Key Quotes from Our Speakers and a Thank You

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

For those of you who couldn't join us, Admission was an intimate event featuring seven speakers who shared their triumphs and challenges from several collected decades in events. In September, we hosted our inaugural conference, Admission , in Chicago.

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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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Finding the Right Speaker at the Right Price

Smart Meetings

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.

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.

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.

Illustrations Help Speakers at Business Events Land Visual Punch

PCMA Convene

Instedt talked by email with Convene about his creative process as well as how illustrations create an experiential edge for speakers at business events. As a public speaker, you are your brand.

Call for Speakers: What Are This Year’s Hot Topics in Events?


How do you balance event security with a lively and fun environment? What's the future of event technology? Where is

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?

2018 Fall Wedding Trends

All Seated

Trending from the celestial vibe that ruled spring 2018 inspiration, iridescent details are being spotted in all types of elements throughout wedding decor, from stationery and cakes to place settings and even dresses,” Drye continues. . .

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Best in Show 2018

PCMA Convene

2018 Best in Show awardees and outstanding nominee s : "One Year Countdown to International Ornithological Congress 2018 in Vancouver," Tourism Vancouver. Nominated for its staff, leadership and facilities while hosting a legal industry conference in 2018.

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Survival Guide for a Productive IMEX Experience

Smart Meetings

Speaker Power. For those busy packing their suitcases and schedules for a week in Las Vegas at IMEX America , deciding what to include and what to leave out of both can be a challenge. Smart Meetings turned to the experts to compile a list of smart tips for this action-packed destination.

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Smart Meeting Speaker: ‘Gig Economy’ Requires Multiple Ways of Engaging People

Smart Meetings

— SmartMeetings (@SmartMeetings) November 4, 2018. — Dan Johnson (@SmartMtgsDan) November 5, 2018. The post Smart Meeting Speaker: ‘Gig Economy’ Requires Multiple Ways of Engaging People appeared first on Smart Meetings. Olga Mizrahi.

NOEA unveil speaker line up for convention

Event Industry News

The National Outdoor Events Association has unveiled further details of the speaker line up for its annual convention, taking place 21 st November at The Guildhall, Bath. The speakers will follow on from the keynote address from multiple industry award winner Dick Tee, EnteeTainment, who will share his own experiences of ‘It Could Never Happen to Me’ from across his illustrious career. The post NOEA unveil speaker line up for convention appeared first on Event Industry News.

Top tips for meeting planners on working with speakers


Finding speakers for conferences and events can be an arduous task. Are we selecting the right speaker? Is what the speaker charges a fair fee? How do we know if the speaker can deliver the right message for our audience? Is the speaker the right, strategic partner for our conference? The tips outlined here offer a high-level overview of the questions event and meeting planners need to ask of speakers as part of the hiring process.

Event Tech Live opens speaker applications

Event Industry News

Event Tech Live (ETL) is accepting speaker applications for the 2018 show which takes place 7-8 November in London, UK. Priority will be given to speakers that offer diverse global perspectives, have expert facilitation skills, promote delegate interaction and provide content aligned with at least one of the following event sectors: Brand / Corporate. All submissions must be received prior to 29th June 2018.

INBOUND 2018: Tips from 15 Veteran Attendees


INBOUND 2018 is one of the biggest marketing events of the year. Held in the city of Boston, INBOUND 2018 is a three day event filled with high energy, tons of amazing sessions and (as of 2017 numbers) 21,000+ potential networks for you to make.

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7 Tips from Smart Meeting Northern California Speaker Eileen McDargh for Partnering at Your Next Trade Show

Smart Meetings

Smart Meeting Northern California speaker Eileen McDargh says, “don’t settle for just a banner on the stage with your company’s name.” Consider sponsoring a professional speaker and get creative about partnering. Make sure the speaker is versed in your product or service.

NOEA announce awards shortlist 2018

Event Industry News

The shortlist for the prestigious National Outdoor Events Association Awards 2018 has been announced. The 2018 event themed, ‘It Could Never Happen to Me’, will see DS Louise Wilson and DCCBen-Julian Harrington, from Operation Gothic, address the subject in two of the sessions. The post NOEA announce awards shortlist 2018 appeared first on Event Industry News.

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Hiring a Speaker 101: How I Curated the Admission Line-Up

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

When Maria approached me about writing a post on how I secured the speakers for Admission I looked at her blanky, “There’s no way I can get 500 words out of that.”. Feel free to reach out to me if you want me to expand on anything to do with hiring a speaker, or other event management advice.