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. Why do we often leave this most critical and valuable aspect of the conference experience in the hands of speakers who are not prepared to deliver an engaging learning experience?

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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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. The post Are Your Speakers Speaking to Speakers? I wonder about the future of peer review for conference abstracts.

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 […].

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.

[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. The post [Webinar] INFLUENCE 2020, National Speakers Association Virtual Experience appeared first on Velvet Chainsaw.

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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.

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?

Best Virtual Speaker Kits: The Video & Lighting Edit!

Endless Events

A couple of weeks ago, we began our mini-series on the best virtual speaker kits. What are the best microphones speakers can use to deliver top-notch presentations? And in order to correspond to said expectations, planners must support their speakers as well as possible.

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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].

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. Over half of those have been conferences (or smaller content led events like seminars and workshops) but I don’t often talk about my role as a speaker. How an organiser briefs a speaker will be one of the most important elements of any conference.

How to Write a Speaker Bio That Will Attract Attendees

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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. Resources and Tools Copywriting Event SpeakersTruly impactful bios have a certain je ne sais quoi that captures the reader’s attention and leaves […].

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! If you are a speaker who wants to deliver better content for virtual events, then this article is for you. Our ultimate guide to briefing speakers to deliver virtual sessions. So let’s get started your ultimate virtual event speaker brief.

How to Set Virtual Event Speakers Up for Success

EventMB

Planners aren’t the only eventprofs getting used to virtual events — speakers also have a steep learning curve. Here’s how speakers and planners can work to deliver it. The post How to Set Virtual Event Speakers Up for Success by Victoria Copans appeared first on [link].

Virtual Speaker Management Guide

Hubb

While speakers scramble to ready their bios, headshots and presentation drafts, you pull out your hair trying to get your speakers to deliver great content on time. virtual events Speaker Management Tips

Contracting Conference Speakers

Gallus Events

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. In fact, I haven’t come across ANY formal speaker contracts in the score or more organisations in which I’ve completed event consultancy.

How To Choose The Right Speaker For Your Next Conference

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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. The post How To Choose The Right Speaker For Your Next Conference appeared first on Picatic Event Planning Blog. Helpful Event Tips branded events event marketing event speaker events guest post Speaker

Best Speaker Kits: The Audio Edit!

Endless Events

You asked and the Event Tech Podcast delivered – it’s time to talk about the best speaker kits! Our lovely hosts have years of experience as podcasters, speakers, and technical producers. And explain what are our best speaker kits at this point”, he adds.

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! Apart from a brief introduction and closing in Dutch, the 13-minute interview is in English. Read the full article at Conferences That Work Related posts: Participate! The key to successful 21st century conferences Attend Participate!,

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].

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.

The Art of Speaker Selection. Who Does it Right?

EventMB

Are you struggling with the magic sauce when it comes to speaker selection? Speakers are often the entertainment for events. The post The Art of Speaker Selection. Tips Speaker speaker selection keynote speaker speakers keynote choosing a speakerThese 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.

Supporting conference speakers

Gallus Events

Supporting conference speakers. Julius asked me to do a session that would help planners better understand and better support their speakers. My five main points (which, when you watch the session you will see why that’s the maximum number of points any session should aim for) are: EVERY single speaker (almost without exception) needs the support of the conference organiser. The conference organiser impacts the content as much as the speaker.

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 […].

9 Tech Tools Professional Speakers Should Master

EventMB

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]. This is a sponsored post by Evenium. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. These technology tools can help you become a more effective, engaging and dynamic presenter.

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. 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. All questions you ask your audience must be relevant and the speaker must be prepared to discuss the results depending on which way the audience responds.

Speaker applications now open for Event Tech Live USA & Canada

Event Industry News

The first Event Tech Live USA & Canada – a content rich virtual show – opens on Tuesday June 8th and organiser Event Industry News is calling for speakers to join an already illustrious line-up. Speakers applications are open now and close March the 31 st.

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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. In the same way that this question generates your overall event design, it’s also helpful when selecting a speaker. Our featured speaker(s) just completed the session(s).

Conference and Event Speaker Collateral: 5 Things to Ask For

ePly

Speakers are a BIG part of many events — especially conferences. That said, you want to leverage your speakers to the best of your ability in order to attract your audience and drive registration rates. To do that, it’s important to ask your speakers for a few key marketing materials.

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.

How To Find The Perfect Speaker for Your Event

Attendease

Speakers can easily make or break an event. Conversely, if you have a speaker who has a compelling topic and knows how to deliver it with clear takeaways, you’ll have a happy crowd who will leave positive reviews for your event, and tell others. While big-name keynote speakers tend to attract registrants and attendees, sometimes it’s the lesser-known subject matter experts or people who have personal stories to share that deliver the most memorable presentations.

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

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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! The post The Speaker-To-Audience Rut: Are You In It? Helpful Event Tips change the speaker to audience event event engagement ideas event ideas new event ideas new ideas for speaking events speaker event ideas speaker to audience rutAre you ready to change the format of your event or conference?

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. It takes time and patience to build a relationship with candidates and get their commitment. But there are steps you can take to lay the groundwork for […].

Getting Your Speakers Uncomfortable Enough to Shine

Hubb

Robert was brilliant and charming and welcomed my speaker coaching expertise. Cut to all these years later, and we're still reminding speakers, "It's not about you." Here are five tips to share with your speakers to get them uncomfortable enough to shine.

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. The post Speaker Engage Event Management Platform [Review] by EventMB Studio Team appeared first on [link].

AI to help speaker presentations

Gallus 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. Maybe one day, a speaker will be able to talk for a few minutes to an interface and a wonderful presentation will pop out the other end, but that day isn’t any day soon. Until then, event planners must use their knowledge and experience to support our speakers.

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 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 speakersSo how do you make smart budget decisions while still providing your audience with the thrills and education they desire? The perfect event formula: hire a big name keynote.

Introducing Bizzabo’s Speakers & Partners Management Solutions?

Bizzabo

From streamlining event operations to delivering a branded and easy-to-use experience, collaborating with your partners and speakers just got a whole lot better. A few months ago we announced the Bizzabo's Speakers Management and Partners Management Solutions in a closed beta.

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. While 2020 has seen a major shift in priorities, the issue of systemic racism is front and center.

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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. To assist event profs with smooth event management we have curated a list with 97 best industry keynote speakers by industry. Keynote speakers in Marketing and Sales. Keynote speakers on Big Data.