Organizing an event is a tedious task and for most people, the most difficult part of it is choosing a conference speaker. The speaker at an event can determine whether your event will be interesting and memorable or the one that people would want to forget fast. By hiring a wrong speaker, it is devastating because you will not only waste the money but people will be skeptic about attending the subsequent events you organize. Even though other aspects of the function are vital, most people who attend it will concentrate on what the speaker will say and thus, it has to be captivating. It is challenging to pinpoint a perfect speaker from the numerous options available but with the right considerations, it is simple. Here is what you should examine in your choice of conference speaker.
Check out the speaker’s performance. Knowing how best a speaker can perform can be difficult but you can get some clue if you check some of his latest speeches on video or attend events. Interestingly, many speakers have online videos which you can access and see how well they deliver their speeches and if you are impressed, you can consider them. Sometimes, a speaker’s performance is not judged by how well he does it but by how the audience respond and thus, be keen on how the audience respond.
Be aware of the speaker’s past audience. This way, you will know if the speaker makes a speech suitable to your target audience. Similarly, some speakers specialize in addressing specific topics and before choosing him, you should know if he is conversant with the topic. Find an experience speaker how has perfectly mastered the art of giving speaker and will not disappoint you on the big day.
Make sure the speaker is conversant with topic. Your speaker must be well prepared to deliver a speech that will captivate the audience at the event. If the speaker is not versed with the topic, then he or she should research and familiarize with it beforehand. It is a tendency by some speakers to repeat some of their past speeches and this can be disappointing if it happens in your event and thus, the speaker should bring new content.
Find out how the speaker sells. High profile speakers are popular and therefore, by hiring them, you are sure of recording a high attendance at the event. Check the past events the speaker attended and find out the attendance of the event besides the speech that the speaker delivered. You might have to spend a lot of more to hire a celebrity speaker but it is worth it because you are confident of getting high attendance.
Choose a speaker who can mingle with the audience. Most people do not consider how a speaker interacts with the audience yet it is crucial. It is not enough for a speaker to be at the podium only and he should utilize the opportunity to interact with audience. Request the speaker to arrive at the venue early so that he get adequate time to mingle with the attendants.