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. Current – The speaker’s expertise must be fresh; not the same shtick they did 10+ years ago. Invest in Professional Speakers.

Crowdsourcing Speakers

Event Manager

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?

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The Ultimate Collection of Great Speaker Websites

Event Manager

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.

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Conference Speakers

Event Manager

In this new video, we’re talking about speaker management at conferences. The way you handle content has become one of the most important factors in how we evaluate conferences and the relationship you have with your speakers defines the outcome of your event.

How To Save Money and Cut Costs on Speakers

Event Manager

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].

Should planners engage speakers for free?

Plan Your Meetings

There are a number of instances in which engaging speakers for free makes sense and few would object to it. Waiving their fee is one way in which speakers can give back to the community as part of these initiatives. Obtain sponsors to underwrite speaker fees.

Speaker & Entertainer, Scott Hammell

Canadian Special Events

This successful stunt led to numerous television appearances for Scott and the story of facing his fear helped to launch his career as a motivational speaker. By his mid teens Scott Hammell was performing in front of thousands.

Sleuthing the right speaker

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Schwarzkopf and had the opportunity to attend one of his speeches delivered to thousands of people for a motivational symposium that featured eight speakers designed to incentivize sales professionals. We sat down with Forte to get his advice on sleuthing the right speaker.

6 Ways Meeting Planners Can Get More Value from Their Speakers


A professional speaker offers tips on how planners can optimize the experience for both speakers and attendees. Speakersread more.

Welcome to the Farm! Meet Ryan Speaker and Steph Shuff

Event Farm

There have been a lot of exciting changes at the Farm recently, and we'd like to introduce two of the newest additions to our DC office: Ryan Speaker, Customer Support Specialist, and Steph Shuff, Sales Development Representative. RYAN SPEAKER 1) What drove you to Event Farm?

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. The conference organiser impacts the content as much as the speaker. You get back the time, resources and effort you invest in a speaker.

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. Until then, event planners must use their knowledge and experience to support our speakers.

Do You Care if Your Speaker Lineup Is Diverse?


The importance—or lack thereof—of having a diverse speaker lineup was the topic of a pretty lively online conversation during a livestreamed session at the 2016 Professional Convention Management Association Education Conference. Association Meetings Resources Resources and Reports Speakers

You Value Your Speakers—So Why Are You Discounting Them?


Instead of asking speakers to discount their fee or work “for exposure,” partner with them to find ways to maximize their value while minimizing costs. Association Meetings Resources Budgeting/Cost Savings Resources and Reports Speakers

Holograms Put Keynote Speakers in Two Places at Once

Smart Meetings

Have you ever wished you could clone or duplicate your keynote speaker ? They beamed in their keynote speaker and other figures in addition to giving guests a virtual tour of hotels in the Netherlands.

Important Clauses You Need To Know in Speaker Agreements


Although you have access to the top presenters within your company, you knew it was time to book an outside speaker. If you work with a speaker’s bureau, expect to pay 2-3x the speaker fee you would pay if you… Click To Tweet. Venue Restrictions in Speaker Agreements.

Call for Speakers: What Should We Be Talking About in 2017?


5 Ways to Help Your Speakers Be More Persuasive

PCMA Convene

Author and speaker Sue Hershkowitz-Coore, CSP, is known for her dazzling presentations. Here, she offers five strategies that you can share with speakers to help them shine. They know that the speaker cares,” she said, “so they care more.” Speaker Prep.

American Marketing Association Launches Speakers Bureau

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Sad but true, the American Marketing Association previously collected data on potential speakers for events only to have that information fall into the ether. Now, through its new Speakers Bureau , AMA believes it has the proper platform to serve its members and broader audience. “We Powered by Orate, a digital market network, the bureau already has about 2,000 established speakers in its database. Non-AMA members can also use the Speakers Bureau for their events. “It’s

Fresh Picks: 18 Speakers Who Belong at Your Podium in 2017


To protect, update, and motivate your organization, the in-demand speakers for 2017 will be those who can shed light on the new administration, the changing workforce, and growing risks both online and globally. Speakers & Entertainment Association Conventions and Expos Corporate Meetings & EventsWho is apropos for your podium this year?

Top speakers join Academic Venue Showcase line-up

Event Industry News

Four leading events industry speakers have joined the education programme at the Academic Venue Showcase 2017, organiser Venuemasters today announced. The post Top speakers join Academic Venue Showcase line-up appeared first on Event Industry News.

WordCamp Behind the Scenes: Event Organizer Turns Speaker

Smart Meetings

As an organizer of WordCamp, Peshev went from event organizer to event speaker at this year’s WordCamp Europe event, presenting on a very relevant topic in an industry: remote employees. The post WordCamp Behind the Scenes: Event Organizer Turns Speaker appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Event organisers annual conference confirms keynote speaker

Event Industry News

The post Event organisers annual conference confirms keynote speaker appeared first on Event Industry News.

5 Ways to Set Your Event Speaker Up for Success

Event Farm

Finding the right speaker for your event can be difficult. Once you determine the best place to start looking for a speaker, you then have to sift through a list of potential options and determine who would best serve your event’s objective.

How Do You Find Great Speakers for Your Event?


Here's how to find great speakers for your event. The post How Do You Find Great Speakers for Your Event? Conference Content / Production Featured February Event content event speakers Keynote Speakers programmeYou don't have to spend thousands of pounds on a high profile celebrity to make your event attractive. appeared first on Eventbrite UK Blog.

20 Things Attendees Say and What They Really Mean

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Event Management attendees communication feedback guests Networking SpeakerWhat do your attendees really mean? Here are 20 things every event planner has heard and what they actually honestly mean. The feedback you receive from your attendees can provide you with very valuable information.

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15 Tips to Hack your Keynote

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There are event planners and clients among us who believe every keynote speaker must be a superstar. Tips keynote presentation Speaker tipsBut there are times budgets, delayed flights, and other life annoyances preclude this from happening.

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How to Improve Your Call for Presentations Process

Velvet Chainsaw

When Velvet Chainsaw Consulting conducted speaker research with 120 associations with research and consulting company Tagoras Inc. in 2013, we found that nearly 77 percent use a call for speakers/sessions process. Mask the speakers name and company.

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Say What? Essential Tips for Translating Multinational Events


Use these best practices for choosing a translation service and supporting your speakers in an increasingly multilingual environment. Association Meetings Resources Resources and Reports Speakers

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Event Industry Trends To Watch: Crowdsourcing Speakers, Chatbots, and Colors [Einsteins’ Favorites]


Saving on Speakers Without Sacrificing Event Quality. Keynote speakers are expensive, and yet they do not guarantee 100% effectiveness. The problem is that many events still depend on being carried by that one big-ticket keynote speaker.

Meet The Chuck Norris Of #EventProfs. Nick Borelli! – #EventIcons Episode 57


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Email Invitation Templates for Speakers, Attendees, Partners & Media


Grab these free event email invitation templates to help you with getting speakers, attendees, partners and press to say 'yes' to your event! The post Email Invitation Templates for Speakers, Attendees, Partners & Media appeared first on Eventbrite UK Blog. Conference Content / Production Entrepreneurship Event Promotion Event Type Featured February Free Resources Job Role Marketing Template email marketing email templates event email

Keynotes with Benefits


Make your speaker part of your marketing and education campaigns. Savvy meeting planners are asking speakers for additional activities before, during, and after the event to make sure their attendees get the full benefit of the speaker’s knowledge and enjoy a more memorable event.

SXSW Chief Innovation Officer announced as Keynote Speaker at Event Tech Live 2016

Event Industry News

The post SXSW Chief Innovation Officer announced as Keynote Speaker at Event Tech Live 2016 appeared first on Event Industry News.

7 Things to Consider When Choosing a Speaker for Your Event


Nick Gold, the MD of Speakers Corner, shares his experience to advise you on how to choose the best speakers for your event. The post 7 Things to Consider When Choosing a Speaker for Your Event appeared first on Eventbrite UK Blog. Conference Content / Production Event Planning Featured March content Guest post keynote programme Speakers

My Presentation Is Fine—It’s The Audience That Doesn’t Get It!

Velvet Chainsaw

So, why should speakers change how they present at your conference? The majority of your conference speakers imitate what their teachers and professors did with them. These speakers direct learning. Speakers design their presentations to facilitate participant learning.

5 Powerful Speakers to Drive Attendance

Connect Your Meetings

For planners, that means nailing down powerful speakers to drive greater attendance. The post 5 Powerful Speakers to Drive Attendance appeared first on Connect Association. Looking ahead to a new year means dreaming about endless possibilities.

Find the perfect speaker, easily

Event Industry News

Have you ever looked for a speaker for your conference, but had a hard time deciding if she/he is a good public speaker? is the fastest-growing global community of professional, independent or amateur public speakers and trainers who’d like to be found by companies, event organisers and schools around the world. The post Find the perfect speaker, easily appeared first on Event Industry News.

Working with a Seasoned Professional Speaker

Smart Meetings

While there’s no foolproof way to know, here are ten signs that the speaker you’re thinking of retaining will be just fine: 1. A professional speaker recognizes the importance of accessibility and thus offers you a direct phone line. Has a speaker agreement form ready.

How to Ask for a Raise and Other Top Learnings from IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum

Velvet Chainsaw

The speakers were entertaining, en pointe with messaging, particularly about personal improvement, and highly professional. According to the organizers of Ted Talk conferences (as well as the advice we give our clients): “Save the most gripping speakers for the end.