Ways To Find A Keynote SpeakerLet’s suppose you have been designated as the point of contact when it comes to finding a keynote speaker for your business or organization. Perhaps you are having an annual convention for your sales associates. Or maybe you are involved in politics, and you need a keynote speaker for your county or state convention. So what can you do in order to find the best keynote speaker for you? Here are a few tips:
Think about what you are looking for, and the scope of your budget
The scale of your budget for your keynote speaker can determine what type of keynote speaker you get. Obviously, unless you are good friends with Bill Clinton, you are not likely to be able to have your organization afford the former president as your keynote speaker for your event. So obviously, you need to keep your budget in mind when figuring out how to find your keynote speaker.
If you have a tiny budget, you may want to start your search internally. You may be able to find your next keynote speaker right within your business, company or organization. Perhaps you have a great salesperson who has a gift of the gab who would be a great keynote speaker. Maybe there is a local figure who volunteers for your non-profit, and who would be a good fit. Or perhaps you have a donor to your company who would be interested in doing it. Think about who in your company is up and coming, and could perhaps get to the next level by doing the job.
Check your community and area
If using somebody in your business or organization isn’t working for you, the next step is to try in your local area. Look in area business magazines and see which speakers are popular. Check with your local chamber of commerce to see if they can recommend somebody. Checking with Toastmasters could also be a good option for finding a great keynote speaker.
If you have a bigger budget, you might want to think about hiring somebody in your field to do the speech. Keep in mind that you will most likely need to pay for not just the speech, but for transportation to and from the event, a hotel room, and meals for the speaker. So you need to keep that in mind when it comes to your budget.
Hire a professional keynote speaker or use a speakers’ bureau
You may not be aware of this, but there are trained professionals who work as keynote speakers. They are either well-versed in a variety of topics, or specialize in one or two things. But either way, they can potentially make your event a huge hit. So you can look for professional keynote speakers who work independently, or hook up with speakers’ bureaus who can find you a speaker that is right for your organization. To learn how to do so, click here for more information on how to find a keynote speaker.
More Business articles from Business 2 Community: