How to Treat Event Speakers

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Speakers are tired of being treated like babies and they do not want to have to promote their own sessions as that is the event planner’s job.

The Truth Dilemma: What to Do When Speakers Make Stuff Up

Skift Meetings

Motivational speakers aren’t always who they say they are. The post The Truth Dilemma: What to Do When Speakers Make Stuff Up by Vincent Alonzo appeared first on [link]. Event Management speakers selection event speaker speaker management speaker vetting process ethics sxsw SXSW 2022

Best Virtual Speaker Kits: The Video & Lighting Edit!

Endless Events

A couple of weeks ago, we began our mini-series on the best virtual speaker kits. What are the best microphones speakers can use to deliver top-notch presentations? And in order to correspond to said expectations, planners must support their speakers as well as possible.

Why Your Event Needs a Keynote Speaker (And How to Find the Right One)

Best Corporate Events

If you organize corporate or collegiate events, chances are you’ve hired keynote speakers and understand their importance. Keynote speakers kick-off events and are vital in setting the tone. A competent keynote speaker will bring energy, enthusiasm, and entertainment.

Virtual Speaker Gear: The Backdrop Edit!

Endless Events

The Event Tech Podcast is back with its third and final installment on the best virtual speaker gear. Virtual Speaker Gear: Watch Your Back! ” And how does this translate to the video edit portion of the best speaker kits ?

Best Speaker Kits: The Audio Edit!

Endless Events

You asked and the Event Tech Podcast delivered – it’s time to talk about the best speaker kits! Our lovely hosts have years of experience as podcasters, speakers, and technical producers. And explain what are our best speaker kits at this point”, he adds.

TED Unveils New Speakers Bureau


TED, a non-profit organization that describes itself as “dedicated to discovering and spreading ideas that spark imagination, embrace possibility, and catalyze impact,” has launched its own speakers bureau for the corporate, association, and for-profit events market.

Make Your Speaker Ready Room Command Central for Onsite Content

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Speaker ready rooms should be more than a place for your presenters to check in. As live events return, resetting your expectations of a speaker ready room can make a massive difference in the attendee experience — while also making the event planner’s job easier.

Five Tips for Finding Keynote Speakers for Your Franchise Convention

Bishop McCann

TED and TEDx conferences around the world truly put a spotlight on how a dynamic and engaging speaker can impact audiences. They’re the speakers and topics you want to share with others because they’re informative and entertaining, leaving audiences feeling excited about ideas and concepts.

6 Strategies to Find Your Conference Keynote and Other Speakers


Your speakers and panelists are arguably the most important part of your conference. Eventbrite Facebook LinkedIn Speakers and PanelistsHere’s where to find them.

4 Ways to Keep Speakers On Topic

Skift Meetings

What do you do if your speaker goes off the rails? Let’s say the speaker goes off script and says things that don’t align with your company? What questions do you ask of the speaker to prevent this from happening? The speaker was very famous.

Virtual Event and Webinar Speaker Management and Prep: 7 Tips For Building Better Relationships


You’ve built an all-star lineup of virtual speakers for your next event. It’s time to tackle speaker management for your event. . of event organizers find it easier to enlist outstanding speakers for virtual events than in-person gatherings. Tips for Speaker Bios.

Call for Speakers Extended!

Special Events

New deadline for session proposals is October 8th, 2021

Major sponsors and dynamic speaker line-up announced for The GovTech Summit 2022

Travel Daily News

Netcompany, Mastercard and 60+ speakers - spanning 25+ countries - will convene at the premier GovTech conference at the World Forum November 1 2022

The Phocuswright Conference announces program and updated speaker roster

Travel Daily News

The program sessions focus on travel’s newest tech innovations, the future of the lodging industry, finance and investment, insights on consumer behavior, short-term rentals – as well as sharing bold predictions about the future of travel

WTTC Announces Speakers for 22nd Global Summit in Saudi Arabia

Travel Pulse

The speakers include travel industry leaders and government tourism ministry officials from around the world. Impacting Travel

Reach Out and Get Results with this Conference Speaker Checklist


Securing speakers is an iterative process. Eventbrite Speakers and PanelistsFollow these simple steps to build a relationship with candidates and get their commitment.

Our Best Tips to Finding Engaging Conference Speakers

Endless Events

We all want to create an event that is full of uniquely engaging conference speakers, but how do we do that? Most events no longer want basic conference speakers. A speaker standing in front of the crowd talking at them with slides is no longer enough. When you find an engaging conference speaker, you are finding someone that will connect with your attendees from the beginning to the end. Below you will learn: What makes for an engaging speaker.

Speaker Agreement Template for Digital and Hybrid Events

Convene by PCMA

Updating the speaker agreement to incorporate all the new digital scenarios is not any easier. Let PCMA’s speaker agreement template be your guide. Download our fillable speaker agreement template. Running digital events is hard.

A New Resource Directory of — and for — Black Speakers

Convene by PCMA

Madison Butler, founder of HR and DEI consultancy Blue Haired Unicorn, wrote a LinkedIn post that became a directory of Black speakers, the Black Speakers Collection website. Black speakers and Black speaker recommendations started flowing in.

Call for Speakers 2022 is now open!

Special Events

The deadline for speaker/session submissions is September 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm CST

Call for Speakers 2023 Now Open!

Special Events

Catersource and The Special Event 2023 is being held March 27-30 in Orlando,, Fla

Latest Meeting Trends: 6 Observations from Speaker Bureaus


A recent article on picks the brains of interesting players in the meetings and events world: talent agencies and speaker bureaus. Speakers must be skilled enough to make their sessions more of a discussion than a one-way presentation.

Finding the Right Keynote Speaker for your Corporate Event

Bishop McCann

But if you don’t remember the keynote speaker, the event hosts missed a huge opportunity. Think back to the last corporate event you attended. What was the most memorable aspect? Some may say the venue and others the food. Maybe it was the breakout sessions or the swag.

What Is a Keynote Speaker and How Do You Find One?

Social Tables

But what is a keynote speaker, exactly, and how do you go about finding the right one? In this post, we take a deep dive into what a keynote speaker is: Who they are, what they do, and where to find them. What is a keynote speaker? What is the role of a keynote speaker? .

PCMA EduCon Speaker Ryan Leak on Learning From Mistakes

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The experience sparked his USA Today ’s best-selling book and the documentary Chasing Failure: How Falling Short Sets You Up for Success and set in motion Leak’s career as leadership expert, coach, and motivational speaker.

Virtual Event Speakers: The Ultimate Hacks For Success

Endless Events

You’re either a planner eager to learn how you can set your virtual speaker up for success, or you’re a speaker looking to be trained in the art of virtual presentations. For The Speakers. #1 In-person events already demanded that speakers be energetic and engaging.

How to Set Virtual Event Speakers Up for Success

Skift Meetings

Planners aren’t the only eventprofs getting used to virtual events — speakers also have a steep learning curve. Here’s how speakers and planners can work to deliver it. The post How to Set Virtual Event Speakers Up for Success by Victoria Copans appeared first on [link].

9 Standout Keynote Speakers to Watch

Maritz Global Events

Booking keynote speakers is a high-impact event decision that’s loaded with risk. 9 Keynote Speakers You Want at Your Event. Lisa Bodell Speaker Reel. A Swedish economist, writer and speaker, Kjell provides a unique and entertaining look at global trends and their impact on us, personally and professionally. Here’s a classic post from Seth with tips for event professionals who hire speakers – The Secret of the Five Top.

The Ultimate Hacks For Successful Virtual Event Speakers

Endless Events

?? The Best of the Best: Engaging Your Audience: Virtual Event Speakers – The Ultimate Hacks For Success. One of the posts that I am sharing today is about speakers and the critical role that they play during events. Then, the first speaker takes the stage, and… they suck.

Speakers Announced for International Hospitality Women’s Day Broadcast

Convene by PCMA

Deborah Gardner, CMP, founder and host of the podcast Hospitality Today Live, will mark International Hospitality Women’s Day with a special day of broadcasts.

Oscars 2022: What Would You Do If Your Speakers Were Assaulted?

Endless Events

The Academy Awards have been the talk of the town recently. While the strictly in-person Oscars 2021 felt too exclusive, the Oscars 2022 served us some truly out-of-place drama. And where there is controversy brewing, the Brew Crew comes to discuss.

WTTC announces speakers for its 22nd Global Summit in Saudi Arabia next month

Travel Daily Media

The post WTTC announces speakers for its 22nd Global Summit in Saudi Arabia next month appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO, said: “We are delighted to have such influential speakers already confirmed for our Global Summit in Riyadh.

Aussie Speakers Bureau Launches in the U.S.


Every year there are new speakers on the circuit to consider for your conferences—business speakers, motivators, humorous keynoters, government experts, and more. And as of the new year, there’s a new bureau bringing speakers to U.S. market features 11 speakers

The Impact of New Compliance Regulations on Pharma Speaker Programs

BCD Meetings & Events

In response to HHS-OIG’s November 2020 Special Fraud Alert on speaker programs, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) has updated its Code on Interactions with Health Care Professionals, which will take effect on January 1, 2022.

PCMA EduCon Speaker Andrew Davis on Innovating for the Future of Events

Convene by PCMA

PCMA EduCon 2022 will kick off Sunday, June 5, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, where speaker Andrew Davis will take the stage. Marketing expert Andrew Davis is a featured speaker at PCMA EduCon 2022, June 5-8, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

How to Get Your Speakers to Say Yes to Your Online Event


Apart from deciding the structure of your online event and the way you’ll organize the online sessions, you also have to “sell” the idea to your potential speakers. Running an online event comes with a set of challenges.

More speakers and panels announced for the Virtual ITB Berlin Convention 2022

Travel Daily News

At, under the heading ’Open for Digital, Responsible & Resilient Solutions’ , users can find out about the latest industry trends and best practices live and free of charge from anywhere in the world

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Dynamic Speakers to Consider for Your Upcoming Event


Booking the right speaker is critical to the success of your event. If you’re wondering where to begin when it comes to how to find a speaker or just looking for some new ideas, you’re in luck!

Your Big-Name Keynote Speaker is a No Show. So Now What?

Maritz Global Events

You and your team have been trying to book a big-name, big draw keynote speaker for years. Dos and Don’ts When a Big-Name Keynote Speaker Cancels. Can the speaker be available for live streaming? Have you experienced a keynote speaker no-show at your conference or convention?

WTTC announces Ban Ki-Moon as first keynote speaker for its Global Summit

Travel Daily Media

The post WTTC announces Ban Ki-Moon as first keynote speaker for its Global Summit appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. It is a pleasure to have such an influential speaker confirmed for our Global Summit in Riyadh.

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6 Ways Meeting Planners Can Get More Value from Their Speakers


A professional speaker offers tips on how planners can optimize the experience for both speakers and attendees. Speakersread more.

Make Your Speaker a Rock Star


Janet Sperstad, CMP, faculty director, Event Management Business Solutions at Madison College, suggests planners ask themselves, “What can we do to support the speaker?”