How To Choose A Motivational Speaker
Do you need a motivational speaker for your event but find yourself having a hard time finding the right presenter?
Motivational speakers can do wonders for your event. The right one can set an amazing tone and foster an incredible atmosphere. However, there are also horror stories about speakers who didn’t pull through in a time of need. The most common would be choosing a speaker that ended not suitable for the audience’s desires and goals as a group.
This article will help you to choose a motivational speaker for your next event!
Define Your Objectives
Choosing the right motivational speaker should start from your crystal clear resolve on what you want to accomplish with the event. Once you have this in mind, your job is to connect-the-dots between those goals and the end result that a speaker will bring to your group. It can be frustrating to invest time and money, only to wind up with the wrong speaker. This problem is most easily avoided by having a clear picture, in advance, of what you want your speaker to bring to your group.
In some cases, you don’t only want to motivate but inform the audience as well about the technicalities of the industry. Therefore, you would try to look for a speaker that is not only inspiring but also an insider in the industry.
Entertain Your Audience
Next, let’s be honest. Your attendees want to be entertained. The speaker could bring the holy grail on a silver platter, but if it’s not done with some great jokes and drama, your audience simply won’t care. So, while it’s good that your speaker may jam-pack their session with great information, you need to ensure that they’re also entertaining enough to ensure that that information will stick.
Choosing wisely will always mean a successful event. Here is a guideline to help you choose the perfect motivational speaker for your event.
Professional speakers are oftentimes great marketers. This is a good thing; if they can’t motivate you to bring them in to speak, they’ll certainly not be able to convince your audience to do anything significant! So, take heart in knowing that if you’re being persuaded by a speaker, it could very well be the right fit. However, some speakers are all sizzle, no steak. It’s up to you to sort out which speakers are simply ‘talking the talk’ without having the ‘walk’ to back it up.
One of the quickest ways to combat this issue is to get recommendations from trusted sources. There are other people who have had your job before you and there are likely other people who have a similar position in other organizations. If you’re in touch with these key people, they can save you many days of time and probably several thousands of dollars by making their recommendations.
Communicate With Your Speaker
Motivational speakers want to help you out because their career is as invested in your event as yours is! This is why a quick conversation, letting the speaker know what you’re looking to accomplish can make a major difference in the product your speaker delivers.
Your motivational speaker can’t read your mind; telling them what you are looking for will go a long way in helping you both have the successful event you’re looking to have.