Worried about choosing a motivational speaker? I don’t blame you. It’s a big deal.
Here Are three easy things to do to assure you’re getting the right speaker; a speaker you KNOW can deliver.
- Ask your perspective business speaker to talk to recent (and I mean very recent) clients. For extra credit ask them to talk to clients having a similar meeting for a similar audience. If your speaker can’t come up with anything recent, ask them why not.
- Search the ‘net for a body of work. Sure, you want to see the latest video. But knowing that your speaker has been working, improving, fine-tuning, and changing their approach for years and years and years should give you comfort. Don’t worry if the video from 10 years ago is horrible. Be happy that your speaker has been at it for at least 10 years. (And of course, make sure you like the most recent video.)
- Check for referrals from the audiences of your speaker. You want your speaker to make you, the meeting planner happy. But you also want your speaker to offer value to your audience.
Call us now and we’ll happily answer all three questions.
And, since you asked (ok, maybe that was just in my head) here are some recent notes our recent client St. Elmo Steakhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana just sent. We’re proud of ’em.
Call us now and we’ll get you all the information you need.
“Our event with Brad was a huge success! Brad was very warm and easy to talk to. He was interested in really getting to know us and you could tell by the dinner conversation. The staff were so complimentary and I can’t tell you how many shared that it was so much better than they thought it would be. Brad was so engaging with the staff and he was able to get them to relax, learn about happiness and have a great time doing it. His presentation was very funny and kept the crowd listening and they had take-away’s for sure. We receive updates from the managers at closings of each night and they had so many compliments from the staff’s change in attitude after they heard Brad speak. Some of them are listed below. I also have attached the notes from his message and a facebook post from one of our staff after the event. The great thing is the message of happiness was heard and they intend to use at work and home. I would highly recommend Brad to any of your clients.” – Jennifer A
Morale was AWESOME this evening! I feel like the staff walked away with a great attitude after this afternoons University Day session! Thank you to everyone who played a part in putting this together! I would really like to keep this momentum in the coming days during preshift! One of the happiest shifts I’ve worked in a long time. Huge success in my opinion. –Sarah W.
I have to agree with Sarah that everyone was in really great spirits this evening after the meeting. Some may have been sarcastic and joking, but I think they all have definitely opened their eyes and attitudes to being happy and making others happy while here. –Amanda F.
UNIVERSITY DAY! What a great event! –Kara B.
Brad Montgomery is a business speaker who helps to get your people to Buy In. They already know what to do…he helps them WANT to do it. Because it’s good for them and good for business. And also because it can be really fun. Learn more about this motivational speaker at https://www.bradmontgomery.com//
I really like the second step you mentioned in hiring a speaker for your company. Any speaker who has had more experience in his work is probably better than someone just barely getting in to motivational speaking. That’s not to say that young, fresh speakers wouldn’t be a good option, but I think it comes down to what you mentioned – making sure you like their latest video. I will remember this anytime I am looking to hire a speaker.
Thanks Jalu. I agree…. Check to make sure you not only have a good speaker NOW, but also check to make sure the speaker has a long, long, long track record.
It was helpful when you said to look at videos of their speeches. My husband told me last night at dinner about how he needs to find a motivational speaker for an assembly coming up at his high school next month. I’ll pass this information along to him so he can know how to find the right speaker for his students.