Meeting planners and event coordinators are constantly in search of speakers who will not only inspire their audience, but also be entertaining and provide a unique experience for their group. In short, they’re looking for an entertaining motivational speaker who provides the “WOW” factor.
Finding a speaker who is not only entertaining and motivational, but who can also provide the “WOW” factor can be a challenge. However, with just a little research on the Internet, you will find a number of speakers who provide all of the above and also customize their program to your specific group.
With regard to entertainment, be careful what you choose. A trainer/speaker may throw in a joke or two or maybe a funny power point slide. If that is sufficient, that is fine, but it will probably fall short of the “WOW” factor. Instead, consider the use of comedians, jugglers and magicians who provide well thought out entertaining material that reinforces their motivational message.
To find them, do a search for keywords like entertaining motivational speakers or funny motivational speakers. You could also search for specific keywords like magician motivational speaker or mentalist motivational speakers, etc.
View their website and pay attention to their videos. Notice if they have a complete speaking presentation on their video. It shouldn’t be the whole program, but you should be able to see the beginning, their use of information, their style of entertainment and the end. How did the audience react at the end of the program? Did the speaker receive a standing ovation or just luke warm applause?
Also, examine their testimonials to see if they have worked with the same company more than once. Anyone can work with a company, a meeting planner or event planner once, but for an entertaining motivational speaker to get rebooked by the same client holds quite a bit of weight.
Finally, talk to the speaker yourself. Even if you’re use to working with agents, speak to the speaker yourself. Talking to the speaker will give you a “feeling” as to whether or not you would like to work with this person. Ask the speaker for ideas and input. After all, if a speaker has a solid reputation and has been in the business for a while, he or she will probably have some valuable input.
With regard to agents, not all speakers work with booking or speaker’s agencies. Doing a little research via the Internet with the keywords mentioned above will provide you with a source of prospects that you could hire – minus the fee tacked on by the agent.
Naturally, those who attend your meeting or event also attend other meetings and the competition for the minds and memory of your group is fierce. Obviously, providing the “WOW” factor will help you win the battle for your group’s mindshare both during and after your event and a speaker who is both entertaining and motivational will help you achieve that goal. Finding the right entertaining motivational speaker can be a challenge. Yet, through a little research, you can find a speaker who not only fits your budget but also provides a unique and memorable experience for your group.
Bob Garner is one of those rare motivational speakers who is also entertaining. Recognized as an entertaining motivational speaker who actually has something to say, Bob travels the globe on behalf of his Fortune 1000 and association clients delivering a customized program that provides usable content reinforced with amazing demonstrations of mind reading, clean humor and audience participation. To see his videos and for more information go to http://www.bobgarner.com/ .