Note From Julie: Working Successfully with Guest Speakers

Feb 16, 2018 | Organization

coordinating all the moving parts of an eventPlanning events – from conferences to board meetings – is a big part of an admin’s job. Yet even the most experienced admins can struggle with coordinating all the moving parts of an event. One important aspect that can easily get overlooked is working successfully with your meeting presenters or event speakers.

As a professional speaker and trainer, I’ve gained an appreciation for skilled and organized event planners. I’ve had some incredibly positive, impressive experiences. And I’ve had some awful ones that made me incorporate new elements into my own event-planning checklists.

While I try to be as proactive as possible when working with an organization I’m speaking for, it’s incredibly helpful and very appreciated when the organizers are a step or two ahead of me in the planning process. It makes me look forward to the event even more!

Oftentimes a guest speaker is what gets people to your event. However, there’s a lot more to this partnership than just handing someone a check after they deliver a speech. This week, our feature article offers some tips and insights into how to best work with a guest speaker so you, your organization, and the presenter get the most out of the experience. We’re also sharing more tips and resources on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages.

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