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Can Virtual Speakers Meet the Expectations of Meeting Planners? 

EventMB

However, including remote speakers does not make a meeting less successful. Paul Cook Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. Event Design Alastair Greener David Hyner Graham Jones Roger Harrop Samme Allen speakers

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Invest in Your Speakers to Grow Your Value Proposition

Velvet Chainsaw

Keynote speakers and main-room experiences are pivotal for bringing the community together and sharing key messaging, but attendees expect—and deserve—transformational learning (change in ideas, attitudes and behaviors) from curated, relevant and problem-centric educational sessions.

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From Submission to Mitigation: Managing the Life Cycle of Speakers

CadmiumCD

However, content is still king, so one could argue that the most significant stakeholders are the meeting speakers themselves. Event Management Speaker & Presentation Management Hermes Speaker Ready Room Abstract Scorecard Education Harvester

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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.

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How to Treat Event Speakers

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Speakers are tired of being treated like babies and they do not want to have to promote their own sessions as that is the event planner’s job. Paul Cook Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Are Your Speakers Speaking to Speakers?

Velvet Chainsaw

We refer to these conferences as meetings of speakers speaking to speakers. If your conference has the “speakers speaking to speakers” model, the primary avenue for growth has been to make room for more speaking slots or add to the poster-board footprint. That model really goes back to the roots of scientific meetings. The post Are Your Speakers Speaking to Speakers? I wonder about the future of peer review for conference abstracts.

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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. Hear testimonials from first-hand attendees–experts in the meeting and event space–who can’t stop singing the virtual experience’s praises!

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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.

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The ultimate virtual event speaker brief

Gallus Events

So we have created the ultimate virtual event speaker brief. If you are an organiser who has never organised an online event before and you are worried about briefing your speakers then this article is for you! Our ultimate guide to briefing speakers to deliver virtual sessions.

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The Truth Dilemma: What to Do When Speakers Make Stuff Up

Skift Meetings

Motivational speakers aren’t always who they say they are. The post The Truth Dilemma: What to Do When Speakers Make Stuff Up by Vincent Alonzo appeared first on [link]. Event Management speakers selection event speaker speaker management speaker vetting process ethics sxsw SXSW 2022

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7 Tips to Keep Your Event Speakers Coming Back

Eventmobi

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. If we can’t deliver on speakers, we’re not doing our job right.”. Happy speakers lead to happy attendees. How do you keep your event speakers happy?

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Make the meeting bigger!

Conferences that Work

Most of the event industry and our clients continue to assume that if you can make the meeting bigger it’s a good thing. Online and hybrid meetings have seen less drastic reductions. The event industry unduly focuses on large meetings.

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Make Your Speaker Ready Room Command Central for Onsite Content

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Speaker ready rooms should be more than a place for your presenters to check in. As live events return, resetting your expectations of a speaker ready room can make a massive difference in the attendee experience — while also making the event planner’s job easier.

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Virtual Speaker Gear: The Backdrop Edit!

Endless Events

The Event Tech Podcast is back with its third and final installment on the best virtual speaker gear. It’s one thing in a meeting environment, in a social environment where it’s a fun thing, and it’s a social activity. Virtual Speaker Gear: Watch Your Back!

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Our top tips when finding event speakers. 

Expo Pass

Event speakers have the unique ability to inspire attendees and transform your event into a truly memorable experience. But how can organizers actually go about finding the perfect speaker for their event? If you put out an inspiring call for proposals the best speakers will find you.

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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. Reasons to create an agenda for event speakers. Prepare briefing materials for the event speakers.

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Why Your Event Needs a Keynote Speaker (And How to Find the Right One)

Best Corporate Events

If you organize corporate or collegiate events, chances are you’ve hired keynote speakers and understand their importance. Keynote speakers kick-off events and are vital in setting the tone. A competent keynote speaker will bring energy, enthusiasm, and entertainment.

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Latest Meeting Trends: 6 Observations from Speaker Bureaus

MeetingsNet

The inquiries that bureaus are receiving from planners reveal changes to meetings in the post-pandemic environment. A recent article on Forbes.com picks the brains of interesting players in the meetings and events world: talent agencies and speaker bureaus.

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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.

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4 Ways to Keep Speakers On Topic

Skift Meetings

What do you do if your speaker goes off the rails? Let’s say the speaker goes off script and says things that don’t align with your company? What questions do you ask of the speaker to prevent this from happening? The speaker was very famous.

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TED Unveils New Speakers Bureau

MeetingsNet

The roster of business leaders and creative thinkers who have spoken at TED events over the years has become a formal network that meeting planners can tap into. Our speakers have requested this type of support from TED for years, and so have event organizers.

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How to Book Your Dream Speaker Team

SmartMeetings

Ask 4 nonobvious questions to find your dream speaker for a virtual, hybrid or F2F lineup. As meeting professionals, we design and produce one-of-a-kind event experiences. In the same way that this question generates your overall event design, it’s also helpful when selecting a speaker.

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Speaker Trends in the New Business Environment

MeetingsNet

The head of a major speakers bureau provides insight on hot topics, interesting formats, and rising cost concerns for keynoters and other featured speakers. And today, our speakers on diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as environmental, social, and governance are in great demand.

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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. The above technology is still around and heavily used at meetings and events. To increase engagement and adoption, share the in-app features with your attendees and have your speakers promote the app on your behalf as well. Have the speaker introduce the poll and read the question out loud.

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Competent logistics are the new meeting minimum

Conferences that Work

My work at a pre-con is different from that of a typical meeting planner since I focus on the meeting’s design and facilitation. I’ve been convening meetings for decades, though, so I know a fair amount about meeting planning.

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Engagement Tips For Speakers and Planners at Hybrid Events

Event Age by Swapcard

Virtual Sapiens’ Rachel Cossar delivers her four top tips for maximum engagement that speakers and organizers at hybrid events won’t want to miss. This week’s guest post comes from an expert in all things visual communication, video content, and audience engagement.

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VIDEO – Preparing Speakers for Your Virtual Event

Event Rebels

Here is our video on preparing speakers for your virtual event. Event Rebels Blog Meetings Technology Speakers Virtual Events What's New live streaming Live-Stream Livestream speaker speakers video conference virtual conferences virtual events virtual meeting ZoomOur first “Virtual Events 101” bootcamp was a great success. You can also view the bootcamp recordings and experience our ER Virtual Conference software by signing up here.

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Top 98 keynote speakers every event planner must know about

Hubilo Blog

Why have a keynote speaker at your event? 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.

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HCEA Announces Keynote Speaker for January's In-Person Meeting

Exhibitor Magazine

The Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association (HCEA) announced the keynote speaker, Carla Johnson, author of the book RE: Think, for its annual m. Associations/Press, Shows and Events

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Tips for Preparing Virtual Event Speakers

Bizzabo

Setting up your speakers for success will further your partnership and ensure you host a high-value virtual event. We can’t expect our speakers to be tech experts. Securing your speakers is just the beginning of the conversation. Speaker Guidelines & Virtual Best Practices.

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Top 99 keynote speakers every event planner must know about

Hubilo Blog

Why have a keynote speaker at your event? 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.

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12 Engagement and Presentation Ideas To Give Your Speakers

EventMB

Speakers have an important role at conferences because they not only need to share learning, we need them to connect, interact and engage with attendees to make a strong impact. The post 12 Engagement and Presentation Ideas To Give Your Speakers by EventMB Team appeared first on [link]. Ideas presentation video conferences meeting design engagement speakers keynote audience participation presentation formats role play ask me anything open space unconference

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What Meeting Professionals Can Learn from the Metaverse

Smart Meetings

Just as virtual meetings can’t replace in-person events, the Metaverse won’t replicate real life. Both digital solutions bring advances that can teach real-world lessons to meeting professionals looking to improve their experiences.

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Guest Blog: Keynote & Motivational Speakers – There’s nothing like word of mouth

Event Industry News

For both IRL and virtual events, keynote sessions – and the speakers that deliver them – still play a vital role in creating engaging B2B experiences. There’s no soft-launch or slow-burn campaign build: a speaker has to hit hard and hit home from the off.

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9 Standout Keynote Speakers to Watch

Maritz Global Events

Booking keynote speakers is a high-impact event decision that’s loaded with risk. 9 Keynote Speakers You Want at Your Event. Lisa Bodell Speaker Reel. A Swedish economist, writer and speaker, Kjell provides a unique and entertaining look at global trends and their impact on us, personally and professionally. Here’s a classic post from Seth with tips for event professionals who hire speakers – The Secret of the Five Top.

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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. When you find an engaging conference speaker, you are finding someone that will connect with your attendees from the beginning to the end. Below you will learn: What makes for an engaging speaker.

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Meeting Profs Demonstrate Agility at Smart Meetings Experience Las Vegas

Smart Meetings

Where better to celebrate the resiliency of the meetings industry than in Las Vegas , where 2 million sq. of meeting space was added since the beginning of 2020? Smart Meetings had its own bubble in the meeting center amid a whopping 250,000 sq.

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

Bizzabo

The report analyzed the gender diversity of more than 60,000 event speakers over a five-year period, from 2013 to 2018. Every event benefits from having greater gender diversity and balance across its speaker lineup,” said Alon Alroy , Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer at Bizzabo. “By Almost 70% of All Event Speakers are Male. In Canada, 32 percent of all speakers were female versus 68 percent male.

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State of Virtual Meeting Tools

Smart Meetings

Even as in-person meetings continue to reemerge with a vengeance, virtual meetings have taken a primary position in the event professional toolbox. When a speaker can hear the basic human gesture of clapping at the push of a button, it is beautiful to see,” he said.

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Does Your Conference Need an Emcee?

Velvet Chainsaw

Talk to any meeting owner who has managed a large virtual event this past year using a skilled emcee and he or she will tell you it made all the difference. The right content weaver can contribute to the meeting’s design and help prepare speakers and formulate agendas.

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