The Latest Tips On Event Planning & Trends In Keynote Speakers

6 Fascinating Facts About Sanjay Gupta

Posted by WWSG Staff on Apr 22, 2015 9:11:00 AM

What You Need to Know about Sanjay Gupta...

With his hand on the pulse of the U.S. healthcare system, millions of Americans and people worldwide rely on Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent and a practicing neurosurgeon, for breaking medical news and to provide answers to top health questions.

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Mark Gordon, WWSG Speaker, Recovers 61 Tons of Silver from Ship Wreck

Posted by Austin Estes on Jul 31, 2013 10:14:00 AM

After Capturing the World's Attention by Finding 61 Tons of Silver, Mark Selects WWSG for Exclusive Representation

The world watched as famed deep sea treasure hunter Mark Gordon and his team at Odyssey Marine Exploration (Nasdaq CM: OMEX) hauled up a record-breaking 61 tons of silver, valued at more than $35 million, from the SS Gairsoppa wreck.  The discovery, made off the coast of Ireland, is the deepest and largest precious metal recovery from a shipwreck ever made.  WWSG is proud to exclusively bring Mark to our customers.

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Secretary Elaine Chao: a Powerful Keynote Speaker & Former U.S. Cabinet Member

Posted by Kelly Dieter on Dec 13, 2012 12:02:00 PM

What You Need to Know About Secretary Elaine Chao...

Speaking on strategy, the geopolitical climate and global competitiveness, Secretary Elaine L. Chao pulls from her unique perspective at the Department of Labor, her experience as CEO of United Way of America, and her service as Director of the Peace Corps to deliver compelling speeches as a powerful keynote speaker.

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Thoughtfulness is Rarely Forgotten: It's the Little Things that Count

Posted by Brittany Norris on Dec 5, 2012 4:09:00 PM

How to Make a Lasting Impression

By: Brittany, MTA, Event Coordinator, Worldwide Speakers Group

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Election Keynote Topics: Energy Policy - Will Gas Hit $5 A Gallon?

Posted by Jody Raines on Mar 30, 2012 5:44:00 PM

As gas prices continue to rise, having an insightful keynote speaker who can intelligently address the political spectrum of challenges regarding oil and energy is a draw for a high powered event.  Regardless of political affiliation, the discussion of energy can become quite lively, with pros and cons of utilizing national resources and the cost of renewable energy sources intermingling with world events and politics.  It’s a story of natural disasters, warring nations and economic forces that rises deeply from the foundation of our government with far reaching consequences.   Especially because this is a topic that everyone can relate to, whether it’s due to pain at the pump or the rising cost of doing business due to increased energy expense, this is a topic of conversation that has many CEO’s and financial C-level executive’s attention.

When selecting a keynote speaker on energy policy, some criteria may be whether the individual held key offices and/or is considered an authority on the subject matter.   Keynote speakers who are presenting at industry functions should share factual and informed information, which may be colored or presented from their perspective.  After all, the audience is yearning for some great information that may not yet be public, or which represents the perspective of the speaker.

One excellent choice is Daniel Yergin, easily one of the most influential and knowledgeable energy experts.  Whether the topic is the implications of war in the mideast or renewable energy solutions, Daniel Yergin has authored seminal books about a wide range of energy issues. His Pulitzer Prize winning bestseller The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power became a PBS mini-series.  World events including the disastrous earthquake and nuclear contamination in Japan, the killing of Osama bin Laden and political upheaval in Egypt, Libya, Iran and Iraq are all filtered into Daniel Yergin’s scholarly understanding of energy and oil, and are captured in his latest book, The Quest.

With decades of ground-breaking research and exceptional experience in the energy industry, Dr. Yergin has impeccable credentials, and is a respected lecturer and authority on the international issues of energy and foreign affairs.

Another notable speaker on topics of energy and oil is Governor Dirk Kempthorne.  As US Secretary of the Interior under George W. Bush administration, Kepthorne is known for his conservative views and strong understanding of the issues.    Organizational change occurs at all levels, including the Federal government and managing that change through practical solutions is one of Dirk Kempthorne’s most adept skills. Drawing on his unique perspective as Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, two-time governor, U.S. senator, and mayor, Dirk Kempthorne shares how to use diplomacy and insight when tackling the complex issues involved in industry and public policy.  Kempthorne understands the challenges of renewable energy and the need to balance reliable energy sources with environmental protection.

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7 Ideas for How To Hire The Best Keynote Speaker

Posted by Jody Raines on Mar 26, 2012 10:55:00 AM

Hiring a keynote speaker is challenging. You want to hire a motivational speaker who will share a message that resonates, and who has a message that inspires attendance at the event.  Here are 7 tips on how to hire the best keynote speaker for your event:

  1. Determine the type of keynote speaker you are interested in hiring.  For example, you may be interested in hiring someone who will educate the attendees about a certain topic or issue.  Or perhaps you wish to entertain the audience.  There may be a reason you want to promote a cause, raise funds or even create a shift in behavior.  Depending on your goals for the event, the keynote speaker will reflect your strategy.  If there is a core group of decision makers or a board who must approve the choice of keynote speaker, ask them for suggestions or their vision.
  2. Parameters that affect the availability of speakers include location, date and budget.  This will narrow the pool of keynote speakers who are available.  If you have a particular speaker in mind and are flexible about the other parameters, you can start with speaker selection, then build your event from there.  If you have a longstanding date and location, then the speaker selection is the variable.
  3. The type of presentation and the time of day of the presentation also enters into your selection process.  Whether this will be a morning speaker with a rousing and energizing presentation or a midday workshop, some speakers are skilled at one type of presentation more than another.  If you are looking for an after-dinner keynote, you may want someone who is more entertaining and humorous.  Not all topics and speakers are flexible for all situations.
  4. If you have had successful keynote presentations in the past, you may be able to catalog what made those speakers more successful than others.  If there is a common theme, there may be other speakers who would complement that messaging.
  5. Asking industry experts for references or recommendation is also a helpful way to narrow the keynote speaker search.  If your event is in an industry where there are other similar venues, you may want to see which keynote speakers have been popular for other organizations or trade events.
  6. The demographics of your audience will be key to determining the best keynote speaker.  Do you need a generalist, or someone who can address a particular current issue?  Is this a presentation to an audience that is a specific demographic?  Having an appealing keynote speaker who can connect with the attendees is obviously an important consideration. The ability of the speaker to identify with the audience makes a keynote presentation much more effective at conveying a message.
  7. Ask WWSG for assistance and help.  Asking a speakers group for their ideas may ultimately be the easiest and least expensive route.  With an understanding of the popularity and expertise of each speaker as well as the ability to understand who may be available within an area, time or price range, the advantage of asking the professionals for their ideas is evident. 
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