You spend most of the year looking for them, and a sizable chunk of your budget paying for them. You rely on them to generate buzz and lure attendees. You have access to more of them than ever before — ex-presidents,
former sports stars, authors, entrepreneurs, innovators,
disruptors, and motivators.
But are you finding the very best speakers for your events?
And are you maximizing your investment in them?
For our most recent epanel survey, Convene asked planners
how they find and hire speakers, how much they pay for them,
and what their expectations are. We’ve divided the results into
three keynote topics — buttressed by interviews with planners,
speaker-bureau executives, and speakers themselves, all
discussing how they might work together more seamlessly. If
you’ll take your seat, our program is about to begin.
VOIC E S
Speakers can be the X-factor that draws
in attendees and leaves them inspired.
How are you finding, hiring, and working
with them — and is there a better way?
By Corin Hirsch
Photo illustration by Aaron Dyer
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