You’ve been planning on making this next event better than last year’s since lunch of last year’s event. The venue was fine, but could be improved. The food was okay, but no one said it was great. The information your group had to share was shared as planned. You knew that wasn’t going to be the highlight. The keynote speaker who said they would dazzle the audience while inspiring them to be their best flopped. Don’t let that happen again.
As far as I’m concerned the keynote speaker has 4 important duties to perform:
- Deliver the message. That message varies by event, by audience and by organizer but whatever the message is, the presenter needs to be on point with it.
- Inspire or at least motivate the audience. At the end of the presentation, an effective keynote speaker will have the audience excited to take on new challenges.
- Deliver some type of education. At the end of the presentation, an effective keynote speaker will have the audience equipped to take on new challenges.
- Make it fun. I’m sure we can all agree that no one wants to listen to a dry, boring keynote speaker. This is the time to liven up the event.
Depending on the event, audience and purpose any one of these duties may be less or more important than the others. That is why I work with you to understand exactly what you are trying to convey to your audience. While I do have some most requested presentations, I also do a lot of custom presentations. Let’s work together to make your event the best it can be!