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Pitfalls with the Motivational Speaker demo Video

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Jul 16, 2019 @ 03:53 PM

Hiring a motivational speaker? Watch their Video
 
The most important tool to assess a keynote speaker for your event is hands- down their speaker demo video.
 
To evaluate a motivational speaker, you need to see them in action. Unless you can see them live, the best way to do that is through their video.
 
A demo video should show you a speakers style so you can assess whether they will be a good fit for your group. A great video should excite you and make you think; this is the kind of speaker our group needs to hear. This is the kind of speaker who will elevate our audience to the next level.
 
Unfortunately, many speakers video reels show fancy graphics, testimonials, and even media interviews with very little footage of the speaker in front of an audience. If you or your committee are assessing motivational speaker videos, insist they show at least a few minutes of them speaking in front of an audience. I have met many meeting planners who are disappointed because their video did not accurately represent the speaker they hired.
 
A great keynote is as much about speech content as it is the experience the speaker creates with your audience. What type of experience do you want to create, and will this speaker fit the bill? Do you want your audience to laugh together, feel inspired, hear a memorable, impactful story, hear from a celebrity, or hear specific industry content?

Most meeting planners ask for a motivational speaker video before hiring a professional speaker.

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Tags: motivational speaker, Convention, meeting planner, event, professional speaker, motivational speaker video

4 Keys to Confident Interpersonal Skills if you are an Introvert

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Jan 25, 2011 @ 12:42 PM

Up to half of people (by their own accord) are introverts. A keynote speaker at a recent convention suggested that being less socially expressive means you may be misinterpreted as withdrawn or cranky. She went on to assume introverts have less refined interpersonal skills. I disagree.

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Tags: interpersonal skills, guest speaker, keynote speaker, Convention

Steps for Planning a Convention, Seminar and Training Event

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Jan 07, 2011 @ 03:47 PM

Corporate and association meeting planners are busy this time of year planning their seminar, convention or training event(s).  Here is a really simple step-by-step list to consider in building effective Continuing Professional Development events.  
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Tags: motivational keynote speaker, Convention, funny guest speaker, seminar, continuing professional development, training

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