Hiring the Right Conference Speaker
Conference time can be an exciting time for organizations. Hosting a successful conference requires that the theme is relevant, marketing is well planned, venue is attractive and the conference speaker is phenomenal. Each of the elements of a conference must be well orchestrated and perfectly executed. Just as there are no new ways to fail in business, there are no new ways to fail at delivering a conference. Conference organizers must be prepared for whatever challenge they may face. Anyone who has ever planned a conference knows that challenges are the norm and preparation is the expectation. One simple way to manage conference challenges that occur the day of the conference is to have a conference speakerwho is well versed in the art of conferences. A good conference speaker will be able to tailor the message to address any real or perceived service failures conference attendees may notice. Toni Teague is one expert conference speaker that conference organizers can depend on to manage mayhem from the stage.
Anything can happen just prior to a conference that will leave little time to make changes. There may be spelling errors on the final agenda. An important person’s name may be left out of the program in error. An unintended person’s name may have been erroneously included. Groups from one region may have shown up in large numbers while another region may hardly have sent delegates. The organization may have encountered a frightening blow such as reduced funding, layoffs, transition of key leadership, etc., just prior to the conference. A gremlin may have colluded with Murphy to assure that audio and visual technology will not work properly. Catering may have gotten their wires crossed about the menu or the timing. A confident, competent conference speaker like Toni Teague knows just what to do and say in the delivery of the keynote presentation to soothe the sores of the savage emotions that can arise with conference attendees, planners and event staff to help the event run smoothly.
A conference speaker like Toni Teague is savvy at meeting the needs conference planners, conferenceattendees and event staff. A knowledgeable, professional and compassionate speaker can mean all of the difference in the world in helping your conference be the inspiring and educational experience every conference attendee deserves. Producing a conference can cost an organization anywhere from $20,000 to well over $1,000,000. Attending a conference can range from $225 – $5,000 per participant. Why leave any aspect of your conference to chance? Use your conference speaker as an anchor for your conference team. When it comes to the last minute follies of conference, chances are that your conference speakerhas been there and seen that. Unless you’ve hired a high-maintenance Diva as your speaker, which is generally every meeting planner’s nightmare, your conference speaker is ready, willing and able to do their part to help you exceed the expectations of your conference attendees. After all, if your conference isn’t a phenomenal success overall, a professional conference speaker will take it to heart as their failure as well. A good conference speaker is in the business of helping you host a successful conference that people are excited to come to again next year.