Are you interested in hiring a guest speaker for your event, conference or corporate event? My name is Jesse van Doren, founder of the marketing company Brize and guest speaker at various events spanning a range of topics. From partaking in these events, I have cultivated a large network of technology and innovation experts who are also practised in the activity.
My team and I would be happy to help you book a guest speaker for one memorable day. We promise to offer guest speakers who can bring your event to new heights in a professional and experienced way. Alternatively, we can organise guest speakers who can shake up your organisation with their innovative message. With a unique speaker you can guarantee your guests an event that they will remember forever. We help you to achieve your goals by introducing you to guest speakers who have the necessary skills to tell a great and compelling story, a story that can be easily adjusted to your audience and subject.
What Does a Guest Speaker Do?
One hires a guest speaker for various reasons. Sometimes you are looking for an expert in a specific field. This person will attend your event and give a detailed explanation of the chosen subject, often with examples from his or her own field. In this way, the guest speaker can inform and provide new knowledge to those listening. Inviting a guest speaker can also provide a unique insight into an unknown world to your audience. Guest speakers are often invited to showcase their expertise to an audience, by demonstrating what their daily life entails. It has been proved that by hearing stories and immersing yourself with experiences outside of your comfort zone, brilliant ideas can be born.
Hiring a guest speaker as a day-chairperson
Guest speakers are often also hired as a day chair. In this case, the speaker speaks for several short moments during the day. To hire a professional guest speaker as a day-chairperson, the speaker has to be familiar with the days topic; that way, he/she knows exactly what to relay to an audience unknown to them. A good day-chairperson should be confident, fair and interesting to your audience. Not all guest speakers are good day-chairmen, and not all day-chairmen are good guest speakers! But we pride ourselves on finding the perfect combination of these two crafts in one person.
Nowadays it is common for a chairperson to have their own clear opinion and specific knowledge about one certain theme. However, by creating your own day chairperson, you can ensure open-mindedness and it is precisely that ‘fresh look’ at a subject that your audience will appreciate.
An inspirational speaker for your event
The most common reason to hire a guest speaker is to inspire your guests. Inspiration is a valuable and unique experience. Are you organising a conference for your employees? Then a single inspiring story can yield great results for the productivity and atmosphere in your company. Success stories, and stories that involve struggles and difficulties, often provide food for thought. And a good guest speaker will always have at least one inspirational story in his/her repertoire that brings you through the highs and lows. People love unique stories about unexpected victories. By highlighting the difficulties experienced, and not just the successes, the story becomes tangible and realistic. You employees will be inspired because they see that everyone has the potential to make extraordinary things happen.
Who is the right guest speaker for you?
A good guest speaker knows how to wake up your audience with his/her first sentence. Storytelling is obviously one of the most basic skills of a good speaker. In addition, it is also essential that a guest speaker knows the type of attendee at the event; is the attendee familiar with this the topic that is about to be discussed? Can he/she enter the depth of the story immediately or must there be an introduction to the topic? Knowing this level of familiarity about the subject can help a speaker prepare thoroughly. No event is the same, so a good guest speaker will refine the story for the different audiences and topics he/she encounters. Similarly, a good guest speaker is full energy and knows how to transfer it to the room. It can sometimes be a challenge to have to listen to stories all day long, but once you hire the right guest speaker(s), you can help ensure that your audience won’t have a moment to be tired or bored!