When it comes to selecting a keynote speaker, there is such a wide array of speech topics, personalities, expertise, and delivery style that selecting a speaker can sometimes be a daunting task. To make it easier, below we’ve defined some of the most common speech topics today, as well as providing a number of the most requested speakers for each of these areas.
Sometimes business inspiration comes from unexpected places. When selecting a keynote speaker for a diverse audience, finding a qualified speaker who can address the needs of business in a multifaceted manner can result in unexpected keynote presenters. One such presenter may not be someone you’d think of, although he was named by USA Today as one of the “Top 25 Influential People of the Past 25 Years”. He’s influenced fashion, music, finance, entertainment, and recently, current affairs when he met with the parents and brother of slain teen Trayvon Martin while they were in New York.
There are many ways to select a speaker and many categories of speakers from which to choose. For example, you can have a business keynote speaker who is a sports celebrity who focuses on motivation and the importance of training. Or you could have a newscaster who discusses the tenacity needed to get the scoop under pressure and relates that to sales motivation, organizational inspiration or team performance.
The trick to having the best keynote speaker is to take a comprehensive approach to your event and examine all the factors that will create a successful meeting. Here are the 5 steps to setting an effective tone with a speaker’s keynote: