How do you find speakers that are a great match for your virtual event?

Eventmobi

Virtual speakers totally differ from in-person speakers. In-person speakers tend to be more personable and more engaging with the audience. If there is a technology glitch, most in-person speakers can transition to another topic while keeping the audience engaged.

The ultimate virtual event speaker brief

Gallus Events

One area we know loads of event professionals are struggling with is getting good digital content for their online events. So we have created the ultimate virtual event speaker brief. Our ultimate guide to briefing speakers to deliver virtual sessions.

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[Webinar] INFLUENCE 2020, National Speakers Association Virtual Experience

Velvet Chainsaw

Meet the brains behind the design of the highly successful National Speakers Association’s INFLUENCE 2020 Virtual in August. Understand the strategy behind transforming a 3-day event into an 8-week virtual experience that launched their new digital vault.

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Crowdsourcing Speakers

EventMB

Are you ready to crowdsource your speakers or learning sessions at your next event? The post Crowdsourcing Speakers by Christina Green appeared first on [link]. Event Management crowdsourcing speakersPeople know what they want. Or do they? Here are a few questions to ask yourself before you do. We have an ego problem. Maybe not you. Maybe not me. But other people do. One of the positive benefits of this […].

How to Write a Speaker Bio That Will Attract Attendees

Picatic by Eventbrite

If speakers contribute to the draw of your event, then their bios are essential components of your promotion. Fact is, it’s not enough to simply include educational and background information and point people toward your speaker’s latest projects.

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. I often talk about the 700 or so events I have organised. The Full Event Brief.

Getting More Value from Conference Keynote Speakers

Velvet Chainsaw

Not long ago, becoming a professional speaker was a third step in a thought leaders career path. Keynote speakers should be chosen wisely. From a conference design perspective, we believe the current best practice is to bookend your conference by opening with a strong-thought provoking speaker and closing with inspiration. Five boxes you should check before selecting a keynote speaker: Relevant – Content must align with a major problem or opportunity facing your profession.

Creating an Agenda for Event Speakers

GEVME

To run an event successfully, you need to prepare a good event program and an event speaker’s agenda—a schedule or protocol for speakers about what they will say and how they will act on the stage, etc. Before every event, it’s important to think over the agenda, determine the list of participants, and read the reports of all the speakers and other relevant materials. About an event schedule/agenda. Limit the number of event participants.

28 Rewarding Speaker Gift Ideas

EventMB

##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. Excellent speakers can be a big motivator to attracting attendees and those that work hard on […]. The post 28 Rewarding Speaker Gift Ideas by EventMB Team appeared first on [link].

New Research Finds that Event Speaker Panels Are Still Not Diverse

EventMB

The event industry must do better, and speaker selection is an easy but essential first step. We looked at 150 events to determine how diverse our speaker panels really are. Diversity and Inclusion Event Industry EventProfs eventindustry eventmanagement

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Contracting Conference Speakers

Gallus Events

By my rough estimation I’ve organised over 500 learning events. Those events have ranged from half day seminars to three day conferences. So perhaps, on average, let’s say half a dozen speakers at each event. That makes roughly 3000 speakers. Contracting conference speakers just wasn’t something I did. I know I am not alone I think it’s common that organisers don’t get round to formalising agreements with speakers.

How Speakers are Preparing for the Future of Meetings and Events

SmartMeetings

So, how are speakers preparing for the future of meetings and events ? A beast that made the meetings and events industry obsolete overnight. Then, I wondered, what my speaker friends were doing in quarantine. But the meetings and events profession will be back.

Your Conference Speaker Outreach Checklist

Eventbrite

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.

Speaker Engage Event Management Platform [Review]

EventMB

Speaker Engage consolidates event planning tasks, speaker and sponsor curation, and communications in one place. Speaker Engage: What Is It? Speaker Engage is a cloud-based event platform that aims to minimize manual tasks and automate workflows throughout the event planning process, particularly around engaging speakers and event talent. Event Management EventProfs eventindustry eventmanagement

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

Bizzabo

We analyzed event data from thousands of events over the past five years and discovered that events still have a long way to go when it comes to gender diversity. We recently released the results of our first ever “Gender Diversity & Inclusion in Events Report.”

The Ultimate Collection of Great Speaker Websites

EventMB

Whether you want to hire a speaker, be inspired or get some ideas about what a great speaker can do for your events, this comprehensive collection of great speaker websites can help. Every great speaker adds depth and dimension to an event and an incentive for your attendees to book (in some cases making it […]. The post The Ultimate Collection of Great Speaker Websites by EventMB Team appeared first on [link].

Supporting conference speakers

Gallus Events

I took to the stage as part of the content, curated by Julius Solaris and his team at Event Manager Blog at IBTM in Barcelona, in December. Supporting conference speakers. Julius asked me to do a session that would help planners better understand and better support their speakers. The conference organiser impacts the content as much as the speaker. As the conference organiser it is YOUR event and you are in charge, so you have to demand brilliant content.

How to Get Speakers to Use Live Polling and Q&A

Eventmobi

A base station would pick up the votes and feed them into the speaker’s laptop, where a plugin for PowerPoint would compile them and display them on the main screen. A simple call out on a slide to draw attention to a poll or event survey will help increase adoption. The above technology is still around and heavily used at meetings and events. The advantage of SMS voting is that event planners don’t have to rent additional hardware. Event Survey.

How to Ensure Speakers Hit Your Deadlines

EventMB

If you have speakers at your event you know how difficult it can be to get everything you need from them ahead of time. This is compounded when the speaker is famous or an executive at your company. The post How to Ensure Speakers Hit Your Deadlines by Christina Green appeared first on [link]. Event Management speakers deadlinesHow can you get your needs met without nagging and making them angry? Get out your tightrope […].

The Art of Speaker Selection. Who Does it Right?

EventMB

Are you struggling with the magic sauce when it comes to speaker selection? These nine events can help give you some ideas on how to manage the process and how to make your ultimate selections that benefit you and your audience. Speakers are often the entertainment for events. The post The Art of Speaker Selection. Tips Speaker speaker selection keynote speaker speakers keynote choosing a speaker

9 Tech Tools Professional Speakers Should Master

EventMB

More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Standing out as a professional speaker is about more than just presenting good info. Speakers today are charged with a lot of interactive and social media […]. The post 9 Tech Tools Professional Speakers Should Master by Evenium appeared first on [link]. Event Apps #eventtech EventProfs eventmanagementThis is a sponsored post by Evenium.

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.

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? What event manager doesn’t right? There are many things to consider when looking for a speaker for your next event. The post How To Choose The Right Speaker For Your Next Conference appeared first on Picatic Event Planning Blog.

Top 99 keynote speakers every event planner must know about

Hubilo Blog

Why have a keynote speaker at your event? The sole idea of organizing any business event or a conference is to engage with your audience and build a strong brand by providing value by the means of sharing knowledge, insights or present compelling stories. This where you need keynote speakers at your event or conference. Often event planners find it difficult to find an easy reference list of keynote speakers or guest speakers for various industry segments.

Top 98 keynote speakers every event planner must know about

Hubilo Blog

Why have a keynote speaker at your event? The sole idea of organizing any business event or a conference is to engage with your audience and build a strong brand by providing value by the means of sharing knowledge, insights or present compelling stories. This where you need keynote speakers at your event or conference. Often event planners find it difficult to find an easy reference list of keynote speakers or guest speakers for various industry segments.

The Speaker-To-Audience Rut: Are You In It?

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Are you ready to change the format of your event or conference? Create new event engagement that keeps your attendees active, interested and on their toes; then it’s time to get yourself unstuck from the speaker-to-audience rut! Event attendees want to engage and be engaged with; and we […]. The post The Speaker-To-Audience Rut: Are You In It? appeared first on Picatic Event Planning Blog.

Podcast: Samuel Scott reveals best practices for keynote speakers

Event Industry News

Joining the podcast from Copenhagen, Denmark, was professional keynote speaker, Samuel Scott. Particularly if the speaker is not being paid, they will attempt to gain some benefits from the session by pitching their company or services.

Can a conference speaker measure audience interaction?

Eventory

Events are meetings which have an exceptionally high level of professionalism. Audience interaction is one of the crucial factors that determines the success of an event. To put it briefly, it is beneficial for an organization that orchestrated the event as well as for the attendees.

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.

rsvpBook Speaker Management Portal

rsvpBOOK

rsvpBook is proud to announce the addition of the Speaker Manager to the Event Organizer toolbox. In addition to being able to see what workshops your speakers are currently assigned to, you also get some powerful new features for the day of your event. You can now add custom agenda items to each speakers schedule, […]. The post rsvpBook Speaker Management Portal appeared first on rsvpBOOK Blog.

5 Ways to Navigate a Speaker Panel

SmartMeetings

Panel discussions are integral to many events. But choosing the speakers, moderator and even the discussion topic can be challenging. The panel, it goes without saying, should be a valuable addition to the event you’re planning rather than a waste of attendees’ time.

AI to help speaker presentations

Gallus Events

As an event organiser, it’s not every day that you receive an email talking about Artificial Intelligence. I am sure that this will change over the coming years, but for the moment, AI and events? Speakers need all the support they can get right? Proof that event planners still have a very important role to play when supporting their speakers. Until then, event planners must use their knowledge and experience to support our speakers.

Virtual Event Speakers: The Ultimate Hacks For Success

Endless Events

You’re either a planner eager to learn how you can set your virtual speaker up for success, or you’re a speaker looking to be trained in the art of virtual presentations. You might also just be a curious person, but for the sake of purpose, let’s assume you’re either a planner or a speaker. So let’s be real here – whether you like it or not, virtual and hybrid events are here to stay. For The Speakers. #1 Virtual Events

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How To Save Money and Cut Costs on Speakers

EventMB

A keynote speaker can cost a pretty penny and sometimes you don’t get what you pay for because of a disconnect with the audience. The perfect event formula: hire a big name keynote. The post How To Save Money and Cut Costs on Speakers by Christina Green appeared first on [link]. How To Articles budget cut costs keynote speakers save money speakers

Find and Secure Memorable Event Speakers With This Free Template

Eventbrite

Your ability to find and secure event speakers is crucial to your success. Choose your speakers wisely and they will add their credibility and reputation to your event. But finding and securing speakers for events is not always easy. The post Find and Secure Memorable Event Speakers With This Free Template appeared first on Eventbrite UK Blog. Fail to attract valuable talent, however, and your attendees will question your conference’s worth.

National Association of Realtors Tackles Virtual Event Speaker Challenges

PCMA Convene

In March, like many other event organizers, Bonnie Stetz, director of conference content design for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), found herself in the position of having to convert a live event to virtual in a very short period of time — five-and-a-half weeks, to be exact.

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The Ultimate Hacks For Successful Virtual Event Speakers

Endless Events

?? The Best of the Best: Engaging Your Audience: Virtual Event Speakers – The Ultimate Hacks For Success. Anatomy Of Virtual Events: Virtual Breakout Rooms: Different Types & How They Work. ? Worried you might be missing something while planning your virtual event? We’ve got you covered with our Free Virtual Event Planning Checklist! Virtual events are using their platforms to speak out against injustice ?. Endless Events can help!

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How to Make Event Speakers

Evenium

At the end of the day, the success of an event or meeting depends largely on the delicate relationship between event planners and speakers. At first, an event planner and a speaker get to know each other to see if there is any interest. And if that goes well, next stop is meeting up in in real life at your event where you hope all those initial feelings don’t fizzle. How can planners make it easier for event speakers to love them?

How to introduce an event speaker

Eventbrite

A concise and compelling event introduction can have a really positive impact on an audience, which is why it’s so important for event organisers to prepare and practice in advance of welcoming a guest speaker onto the stage. The benefits of introducing a speaker You’ve found a great keynote speaker for your event, now you need […]. The post How to introduce an event speaker appeared first on Eventbrite UK.

9 Creative Ways to Find Great Event Speakers

Expo Logic

Speakers are a vital component to any event - and can be one of the most difficult. Finding enough speakers to fill your agenda is one thing; finding the right speakers is another. In this guide you’ll discover: 9 great sources for finding conference speakers.