Use this Checklist to find the Best Keynote Speaker for your Corporate Event.
After experiencing 1000’s of events, I firmly believe in the power that they hold. Because I have seen how with the right Keynote Speaker an event can be used as a strategic tool: transforming cultures, sparking innovation, and reenergising teams. Ultimately, Corporate Events can grow your business.
However, I have also seen the opposite: events that disrupt cultures, disengage audiences, and confuse teams. So I often hear from event organisers about the challenges they face finding and choosing Keynote Speakers. That is why I have created The BEST FIT Checklist, a step-by-step guide, to help you find a Keynote Speaker that is the best fit for your event.
The purpose of this article is to highlight how your internal corporate event can become a strategic tool by finding the right Keynote Speaker. And to help you do this you can down The BEST FIT Checklist.
Your Event is Unique
Whether you are organising your first internal management event, or if you are an experienced event organiser, when you are hiring a Keynote Speaker they must fit your event, your team, and your organisation. The emphasis here is on the uniqueness of your event.
As a friend of mine says, ‘Choose your teachers carefully.’ So it is important that your choice of Keynote Speaker in the best fit for your event. Remember, the essence of a Keynote Speaker is to set the tone (the keynote) of your event and everything that follows. So it is essential that you get it right. For more information see our article: What is a Keynote Speaker?
The Keynote Speaker must be the right fit for your event.
The ultimate purpose of an internal management event is to grow your organisation. And a Keynote Speaker can achieve this by doing two things: aligning & inspiring. Aligning your teams towards a shared vision and inspiring your teams with new possibilities for practical actions.
To achieve this a Keynote Speaker must have the right qualities: to align your teams they must deliver an empathic speech and to inspire your teams they must deliver a holistic speech. For more on this see our article: Why do I need a Keynote Speech at my corporate event?
So what is the search criteria you should use when looking for a Keynote Speaker? The answer is a Keynote Speaker must be able to align & inspire your teams by being empathic and holistic.
The Keynote Speaker must have the right qualities.
With this search criteria in mind, The BEST FIT Checklist’s is first focused on the steps you take internally before you start looking for a Speaker. These are about logistics and expectations. Because your event is unique, it is not about finding a Speaker but rather about finding the best speaker for your event. What works in one context may not work in another.
The BEST FIT Checklist is about finding the best Keynote Speaker for you based on your Budget, Environment, Stakeholders, and Time.
Use The BEST FIT Checklist to discover:
- What budget you need for a Keynote Speaker.
- Where it is best to host your event.
- How to align the key stakeholders of your event.
- When to hold the event.
The BEST FIT Checklist then focuses on the steps to find and choose a Keynote Speaker that has the right fit for your context. Not every speaker is right for your event. Instead, you can find the right Keynote Speaker by focusing on how your Find them, Identify with them, and together choose the right Topic.
Use The BEST FIT Checklist to discover:
- The best channel to find Keynote Speakers.
- How to align with the Keynote Speaker
- How to choose the best topic of the Keynote Speech.
So whether you are organising your first internal management event, or organising events as part of your job description, or if you are an experienced event organiser, download the The BEST FIT Checklist, so you find a Keynote Speaker that is the best fit for your event.
For more information on the how to chose the perfect Keynote Speaker & Speech for your internal management (corporate) event download The BEST FIT Checklist.