5 Strategies to Find the Perfect Speaker for your Event

By April 2, 2020

Choosing the right speaker can make or break any event. Whether you’re looking for a motivational speaker to deliver a keynote address or an industry expert to present key insights, here are 5 strategies to find the perfect speaker.

1. Chamber of Commerce

Your speaker doesn’t have to be a national personality. Contact the Chamber of Commerce in the city of your event and see if there are any local business owners that have been speakers in the past.

2. Attendee surveys

There’s no one better to ask for ideas than the people that matter most to your event – your attendees! Using a survey, ask your attendees for ideas on topics they would like to hear about to help you pinpoint speakers. If you host an annual event, surveys can also be great tool to gauge how attendees felt about speakers and if they would like to see them return to speak at future events.

3. Databases

Databases such as the National Speakers Association can help you find the right speaker for your event. You can search by topic, keyword, location, and more!

4. Industry research

The Internet has everything! Research events similar to yours and use their event speakers as a starting point.

5. Word of mouth

Reach out to friends, colleagues, or family members and see if they have attended an event recently. They might be able to give you the name of a conference speaker they really enjoyed.

Now that you’ve found the perfect speaker for your event, it’s time to continue the planning! To schedule an in-person or virtual tour of the event space that can turn your vision into reality, contact us today!