As seasoned professionals in the industry, we understand the importance of choosing the perfect speakers to deliver impactful messages to your audience. In this article, we present a collection of quick tips to help you optimize the corporate events through the strategic hiring of guest speakers. There are certain fundamental principles that should not be overlooked amidst the intricacies of the process and that’s why we are here to provide you with valuable guidance and expertise.
1. When selecting a speaker for your corporate event, consider their expertise and how it aligns with your event’s theme and objectives. A well-matched speaker can enhance the overall experience.
2. Communicate your event goals and expectations clearly to the speaker. Provide them with an overview of your audience, desired outcomes, and any specific topics or messaging you’d like them to address. For example, one of our clients recently had a briefing call with the speaker prior to their Symposium where they shared detailed event objectives with their selected speaker, resulting in a customised and tailored talk that precisely addressed the attendees’ needs and exceeded expectations.
3. Ensure that the speaker understands your company culture and values. Their presentation should resonate with your audience and reflect your organisation’s ethos. For instance, during one of our corporate client’s Annual Gala, the keynote speaker adeptly integrated the company’s values into his talk, creating a powerful alignment that resonated deeply with the audience.
We are drawn to leaders and organizations that are good at communicating what they believe. Their ability to make us feel like we belong, to make us feel special, safe and not alone is what gives them the ability to inspire us.”
– Simon Sinek
4. Promote your speaker and their topic in advance to generate excitement and maximize attendance at your corporate event.
5. Coordinate with the speaker to tailor their presentation to your specific audience. Share information about the attendees’ demographics, roles, and interests to help the speaker deliver a more relevant and impactful talk.
6. Encourage interaction between the speaker and the audience. Incorporate Q&A sessions, panel discussions, or breakout sessions to foster engagement and facilitate knowledge sharing.
7. Work closely with the speaker to create a well-structured agenda for their presentation. Ensure that it aligns with the overall flow of your event and allows for seamless transitions between sessions.
8. Provide the speaker with any necessary audiovisual requirements, such as slide decks, microphones, or stage setup, to ensure a smooth and professional presentation. With the advancing event technologies, one of our corporate clients provided their selected speaker with state-of-the-art AV equipment and a meticulously arranged stage setup, creating a visually stunning and technically flawless presentation that captivated the audience.
10. Encourage feedback from your event attendees regarding the speaker’s performance. Their insights can help you assess the impact of the presentation and inform future speaker selections.
11. Capture and share highlights from the speaker’s presentation after the event. This could include photos, key takeaways, or video snippets to extend the reach and impact of their message.
These tips and examples serve as evidence of how strategic speaker selection, effective communication, audience engagement, and post-event amplification can elevate the overall success of your corporate events.
Our goal is to provide comprehensive assistance, helping you overcome the challenges that arise during the speaker selection process. Our expertise extends beyond just recommending suitable speakers. We understand that organizing a corporate event involves multiple components, including communication with speakers, event logistics, and content curation. By partnering with us, you can streamline all these aspects of your event planning. Reach out to our team for more information.