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How to choose the right speaker for your next conference?

Updated: Aug 23, 2019

Having the right speakers for your conference is essential in developing great content for your program – Great speakers have profound impact on your delegates and can deliver your message in a clear, concise, creative and engaging format. How do you choose one? We’ve put together a list of three key tips when deciding on booking your next speaker.

Purpose of your event

Having a clear understanding of the message that you'd like to deliver to your delegates is key in briefing your speakers. The purpose of the event will form the basis of your research in finding the right speakers. Communicating the purpose will assist them in tailoring their presentation for your delegates.

Type of speaker

Selecting the type of speaker you want for your conference or event will assist you to narrow down your search. Categorise the subjects that you'd like your speaker to deliver. To educate your delegates, search for an industry expert or professional. Or, want to leave your delegates feeling inspired, choose a motivational speaker. See this infographic from SpeakerHub for more information on different types of speakers.

Research, research, research

Once you’ve outlined your brief and potential speaker… do your research! Watch their show reel and past presentations. Find out what other people are saying about them. Doing your research will avoid any potential disappointment on their delivery at the event.

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