Here are a list of items that most professional speakers will expect from organizations that book them for conferences and conventions.
|Have introducers for ALL sessions:|
|This includes keynote and breakouts (Yes, even in breakout sessions, a quick introduction goes a long way to making the session extremely professional.).|
|Have introducers read the introduction as provided, without heir own editorial.|
|It's very easy to want to change or cut items. The speaker will often place items in their intro they feel are relevant to their presentation. The presentation also provides support as to why the speaker was the best choice to talk about a particular subject.|
|Be sure video or audio recording is cleared with speaker well in advance, not the day of the event.|
|Many speakers have spent time customizing each presentation, so it's exclusive to the group they are presenting to. This also protects their material from being spread out to other companies or being used by others without their consent.|
|Return speaker pre-program questionnaires promptly, not the week before the program.|
|Many guest speakers like to customize and plan their presentation well in advance.|
|Send the speakers ALL promo on the conference, as it goes out to the attendees.|
|This ensures that they can meet the expectations of the marketing.|
|Make speaker hotel reservations at the time of speaker booking.|
|Waiting until it is too late can force you to put the speaker in a different hotel than the conference.|
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