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  • January 25, 2023
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5 Things Planners Look for When Hiring Professional Speakers

Hiring the perfect speaker for your event is essential to success. A professional speaker can help to increase audience engagement and provide valuable information. This way, you can elicit positive reactions from your audience, create better social networking opportunities and generate excitement about your event. However, hiring the wrong speaker can have the opposite effect. Here are some things planners look for when hiring a speaker.


One of the most important things to consider is the speaker’s experience. When a speaker has no experience with the topic being presented, they won’t be able to engage the audience like someone who knows the subject matter. Also, if a speaker doesn’t have any public speaking experience, they might not be able to communicate effectively to a large audience.

Efficient Communication

Your professional speaker should ideally be both technically adept and have good communication techniques—which should not be underestimated or undervalued by organizers. Because even though the ‘content’ of the speech may be stellar, how it is communicated can often make or break the event’s success.

Willingness to Help Attendees

A great speaker is always willing to answer audience questions articulately and should provide as much information as they can without appearing like a know-it-all. This means that speakers should be able to explain complicated topics in layperson’s terms and answer questions regarding complex issues and current events.


Be sure to ask your potential speaker for references from previous clients so that you can check to see how satisfied they were with the services they received. Good speakers will be more than happy to provide references, as they are proud of the work that they have completed for their clients in the past.

Social Media Presence

Social media presence is important if you want your events to be successful and attract a large attendance. Checking out the speaker’s social media profiles will enable you to see what audiences have responded well to in the past. You can also investigate professional speakers’ work and presentations and assess whether they’re fit for your social networking event.

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