Why should you bring a millennial speaker in for your teens and young adults? It’s a lot easier to engage and find meaningful connection with someone who understands your mindset, fears, goals, and plans. When listening to someone significantly older, it can be hard to find that common ground.
The millennial generation faces a lot of stereotypes and myths that can be damaging, especially for those newly in the workplace. Commonly seen as entitled, lazy, or needing too much hand-holding to be successful, people of this generation are fighting to be seen as the entrepreneurial, loyal workers they are. Qualtrics says 82 percent of millennials say their job is an important part of their life, a rate higher than that of older generations — so why not show this generation that their work matters by bringing in a millennial speaker who understands them?
Millennial speakers connect similarly with your teen audience, who are part of Generation Z. Known as a tech generation, they seek personal contact and face-to-face collaboration, and are poised to bring new ideas and values to the workforce. Millennial speakers know what it’s like to come of age in a world vastly different from the generations before. They tend to engage easily with younger people as a result.
The differences between Millennials and Gen Z are still fairly easy to traverse, especially when you choose the right millennial speaker for the job.
Here is a closer look at some of the top millennial speakers in our bureau, and how they can connect with your younger audiences.
Alex Sheen knows millennials well. He is the founder of Because I Said I Would, a social movement and non-profit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through making and keeping promises.
The Millennial Impact Report shows that this kind of social movement matters to young people. As the report says, “Millennials’ interest in far-reaching social issues–the greater good – is driving their cause engagement today.”
Sheen uses his own experience and focus on the greater good to talk about subjects like how people can become not just better employees, but better people. He talks about accountability in the workplace in a way that connects with millennials’ sense of being a part of that greater good and staying true to their promises, resonating with teens and young adults.
Seth Mattison is an ideal millennial speaker when you want to address the different dynamics and struggles in the workforce stemming from various generations working with one another. Mattison turns the generation gap from a struggle to an advantage, showing how the fresh perspective of young workers can combine with the seasoned wisdom of those who have been around longer.
Ben Casnocha should have a place on your list of millennial speakers if you’re trying to motivate students and other young people. Casnocha is now a successful entrepreneur, author, and executive, but it all comes back to his first company, which he started at age 12.
He has a keynote address specifically focused on students and how they can improve themselves and the world around them with a blueprint for how to take an entrepreneurial approach to life. Wherever these students end up in the workforce and in the world, Casnocha leaves them with skills, strategies, and empowerment to become tomorrow’s leaders.
These speakers are just a handful of the speakers we have within our bureau who focus on millennials in the workforce. We have someone for every event, every company, and every audience, whether you are looking for a millennial speaker or a speaker with expertise on how to make the most of generational diversity.
When you search for a speaker within our bureau, you can find great millennial speakers by filtering for college and education topics or youth issues. If you are still looking for something different or want help cutting through the extensive options to find the best presenter for your teens and young adults, we are happy to work with you to further understand your organization, your event, and what you want the younger generation to learn from your speaker.
We’re pleased to connect our clients with millennial speakers who can transform the world for your teens and young adults. Call us at 1-800-345-5607, email [email protected] or use the contact form on our website to get in touch today.
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