Pick The Right Business Motivational Speaker For Your Company
Are you looking for a powerful business motivational speaker for your next event? This article will help you determine the right speaker to bring in.
Let’s cut to the brass and tacks: you’ve got a business to run. That means the bottom line is important. Sure, you need someone who can motivate, inspire, persuade, and all that good stuff, but overall, you need someone who will boost profits by fostering better employee performance.
With that being said, business motivational speakers are large-scale strategists and coaches. They give an overview of their own experience and share what they’ve seen work in their area of expertise. By doing this, they can help your company embrace a piece of their attitude and style of thinking. They will help the organization by providing information and powerful messages of motivation, leadership, and enlightenment.
However, you can’t just grab anyone off the streets who calls himself as a professional speaker. One solution is to shell out the big-bucks and choose a high-profile corporate speaker for your event. This can be worth is to many groups as the celebrity-draw alone can be worth the additional ticket sales, attendance, and buzz around an event.
For most groups, they are looking for the best bang for their buck and want someone who can deliver a wallop of a speech and not break the bank. Here are some tips on how to pick the best business motivational speaker for your event.
Consider Your Marketing Materials
If you’ve been a meeting planner for any amount of time, you have probably received the marketing materials of motivational speakers who would like to speak at your event. Go through them and use this very simple filter:
“Does this person bug me?”
If there’s something about their approach that bothers you, toss ‘em! This is your time to NOT be nice and weed out the no-go’s. Give a call or send an inquiry email to those that remain, and put the process on repeat. If they bug you in their response, get rid of ‘em!!
Ask for recommendation from reliable sources
You’ve got many people who have been in your shoes before. Ask colleagues or people in your position in other companies for their recommendations. You could easily avoid a disaster with this approach… and similarly you could find your dream-speaker with just a few short phone calls.
Get help from speakers bureaus
Contacting a reliable speakers’ bureau can be a real delight if you work with the right company. They can help you with just about everything concerning your event.
They’ll give you several speakers you can choose from who they represent, and then the bureau will take a cut of the speaker’s fee. When you approach them, be sure that you know what you want to achieve by holding your event. Any decent bureau will make the whole process smooth and easy going.
Know before you take this option, however, that they are commission-based, so they’re going to naturally try and charge you the most that they can; they’re in business to make money as well. Some meeting planners have had better luck with pricing when they’ve done their own speaker searches. It should be noted that it’s sleazy to get all the information you need from the bureau and then bypass the bureau by booking the speaker directly. This is not only unprofessional but it causes problems between bureaus and speakers.
If you’re looking to bring in a business motivational speaker, consider John Beede!