What Type of Speaker is Right for Your Event?
Are you planning an in-person, virtual, or hybrid event but not sure how to choose a keynote speaker that’s the right fit? You’ve come to the right place!
Before you move forward with a specific speaker, here are some questions to consider that can help you decide what type of speaker would be the best for your specific event:
- What is the primary objective of the event?
- What personality will align with your event?
- What is the goal of the keynote speech?
- What presentation style are you looking for?
- What is your budget?
What is it that you want attendees to take away from the event? Is the event meant to be informative or motivational? Is the experience one where you would like attendees to participate and be highly involved, or would you prefer that they sit back, relax, and enjoy the presentation? Figuring out the primary objective of the event is the best starting point when deciding which speaker to hire.
Once you have decided on the primary objective of your in-person, virtual, or hybrid event, you need to decide what type of speaker personality will best align with your program. Is your event going to be light-hearted and whimsical? You may benefit from hiring a comedian to surprise and delight attendees. Is this event more serious and meant to be informative or bring awareness to a cause? Our expansive list of keynote speakers is sure to hold the perfect speaker for your next meeting.
After pinpointing the type of personality that would best align with your event, the next step is to hone in on the goal of the keynote speech. Are you looking to motivate your audience? Perhaps you would benefit from an adventure speaker, someone who has persevered through adversity to motivate your audience. Or maybe you’re looking to boost employee morale and engagement. An entertainment act would be perfect in providing a jaw-dropping performance that is not necessarily work-related, but will have your group talking about it long after the event wraps.
How are you hoping your speaker presents their topic? Are you looking for someone who speaks for a set amount of time and then opens up the conversation to the audience? Are you looking for someone who incorporates slides and videos into their presentation? Or are you simply looking for someone to share their personal life experiences in a story-telling manner? The presentation style of a speaker can impact the theme of your event and the experts at Leading Authorities speakers bureau can help you decide which speaker and presentation style is the best fit for your program.
Lastly, a question that you should consider when searching for a speaker is deciding how much you are willing to spend. If your event is in-person, things like hotel and travel accommodations for the speaker need to be taken into account. But, if the event takes place virtually, you will just be budgeting for the speaker’s time.
Another question to consider is who is producing your event? Whether it’s taking place in-person, virtually, or in a hybrid manner, LAI Live can assist in the full production of your event. Everything from help budgeting your virtual event and choosing the right virtual event platform to delivering a unique, engaging experience, the event experts at LAI have you covered.
And before, during, and after the event takes place, LAI Video can provide you with pre-event promo videos, captivating speaker intros, polished pre-records, and FOMO-inducing post-event recaps, along with many other services.
My Speaker List Feature
Luckily, our website makes it easy to search and find the perfect speaker for your event. You can compile a list of your favorite speakers with the My Speaker List feature. Simply go to a speaker profile page and click the “add to list” button to gather your top speaker picks in one place. Then, you can easily share your list of speakers with either yourself or other people that are involved in the speaker search/event planning process!
Pick the Right Speaker for Your Next Event!
Not sure where to start when looking for the perfect speaker for your next event? Are you finding yourself asking questions like “how much does a motivational speaker cost?” or “I’m not sure how to find the right keynote speaker for my event?” We’re here to help!
Contact our team for help in choosing a motivational speaker for your event. To get in touch with a member of our team right away, you can fill out the form at the bottom of this page, email us at Contact@lauthorities.com, call us at 1-800-SPEAKER, or start a live chat with us online.