When it comes to organizing an event, there are many factors to consider and decisions to make. One of the most important decisions you will have to make is how to select the right keynote speaker for your event. The right speaker(s) can make all the difference in the entertainment and educational value, engagement, and success of your event, while the wrong one can leave your audience feeling disengaged and uninterested. 

Why selecting the right speaker is so important:

  • A good speaker can engage and captivate your audience. A speaker who is knowledgeable, dynamic, and engaging can keep the audience’s attention and make the event a success. On the other hand, a speaker who is monotone, uninteresting, or doesn’t have an applicable message can cause the audience to lose focus and become disinterested.
  • A good speaker can inspire and motivate your audience. A speaker who is able to inspire and motivate their audience can have a lasting impact on those in attendance. They can help to rally people behind a cause, or encourage them to take action on a particular issue. A speaker who is unable to do this may leave the audience feeling uninspired and unmotivated.
  • A good speaker can represent your brand or organization effectively. The speaker you choose will be a representative of your brand or organization, and their words and actions can have a big impact on how your audience perceives you. Choosing a speaker who aligns with your values and message is crucial in maintaining a positive image.

Choosing the right speaker for your event is essential in ensuring its success. A good speaker can engage and captivate your audience, inspire and motivate them, and effectively represent your brand or organization. Take the time to carefully consider your options and choose a speaker who will help make your event a memorable one.

Here are seven tips for selecting the right speaker for your event:

  1. Determine the purpose and theme of your event. This will help you narrow down your options and choose a speaker who aligns with your message and goals.
  2. Consider the audience. Think about who will be attending your event and choose a speaker who will appeal to them. Take into account their age, interests, and knowledge level.
  3. Research potential speakers. Look at their past speaking engagements, reviews, and any video or audio recordings of their presentations. This will give you an idea of their style and ability to engage an audience.
  4. Consider the speaker’s fee and availability. Determine your budget and make sure the speaker you choose fits within it. You’ll also want to ensure that the speaker is available on the date of your event.
  5. Take into account the speaker’s style and delivery. Consider whether the speaker’s style and delivery will be a good fit for your event and audience.
  6. Think about the logistics. Consider the logistics of the event, including the size of the venue and any technical requirements the speaker may have.
  7. Narrow down your options and make a decision. Once you have gathered all the necessary information, it’s time to make a decision. When your list is down to 2-3 speakers, you can request to have a pre-offer call with the speaker to inform your decision.

In 2023, there is a sense of excitement and anticipation surrounding events that have speakers who are well-aligned with their purpose and theme. When a speaker is a perfect fit for an event, it can make all the difference in the success and impact of the gathering. Attendees are more likely to be engaged and motivated, and the event is more likely to leave a lasting impression. As we move forward into the new year, we can’t wait to see the powerful and inspiring events that are sure to come with aligned speakers at the helm.