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How to work with your motivational keynote speaker to get the most from your conference investment


Selected Posts from Brad’s Past

We found a few posts, videos and stories from Brad’s past, and thought it would be fun to re-publish them here.  So pour yourself a cup of coffee, put on some classic rock, and check out this classic blog post from a decade (ish) ago.  



Looking for a motivational speaker for your event? Contact me here.

Brad Montgomery,
Motivational Speaker, Keynote Speaker, Well Worth Your Conference Dollars


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For you folks who prefer to read rather than watch, here’s a transcript of the video:

Hey, it’s Brad Montgomery from with another idea or tip about working with your motivational keynote speaker. The main idea here is treat your speaker well so that they can deliver their very best when it counts.

So what do I mean? Your speaker is human. They have the same stress and the same problems as everyone else attending your convention or meeting. The difference between your speaker and everyone else though is that you are counting on, you are banking on your speaker being at their absolute pinnacle peak performance best for that time slot that you’ve booked them for, right? You want them to be at their absolute best. So my question is what can you do to make sure you’re speaker is at their physical and mental best at that time slot? At, you know, 10 AM or whatever you got.

Want to get the most out of your keynote speaker? It’s the little things that count!

So here’s some ideas for you. One of them is to make sure their travel’s easier. Don’t skimp on some of the little stuff. It’s not crucial, but it makes a difference. Little things like not worrying about the car services for example are great. Taxis are great. And asking your speaker to take the Super Shuttle is not worth it.

It gives your speaker a little bit of extra energy, putting your speaker in a little bit nicer room, making sure your speaker is well fed. These are tiny little things that when you add them together put your speaker at ease and at their physical best and put them in a great mood, and it kind of sounds like a prima donna thing doesn’t it? “Put them in a great mood.”

Well we’re not prima donna’s, I’d like to think I’m not a prima donna. But I’m like everybody else and I perform at my best when I’m well rested and I’m happy and I haven’t gone through a whole bunch of lousy travel.

So if you can help with little small things like that, it’s an easy way to get the most from your speaker. Just treat them really well. Let me give you another example of something you might want to do. That dinner that you invite us to is often terrific.

So for example, if I get into the convention venue the night before a morning event I like having dinner with you and the board. I like having dinner at the big awards thing. I’m very glad to be invited, and I often go, because it gives me some good jokes I can use at the next morning’s keynote.

But sometimes if we’re exhausted, the best answer we could possibly give you is, “No, I’m tired and I don’t want to go to the dinner,” and maybe a quiet night in the room with room service and a trip to the health club in the hotel would be a better way for me to be at my physical best, rather than going out and eating heavy food or whatever, you know what I mean?

Why is that important? Because you want the very best. So your speakers are not princes and princesses, but at the same time we all of course enjoy being treated well, but in this case I think it’s worth your investment. That tiny little marginal increase in your investment to make sure your speaker gets everything they need to be at their very best for that very focused amount of time where you want them to rock your audience.

All right, it’s Brad Montgomery, and I would love to be your speaker. I love to be at my very best for your audience to get you guys where you need to be. I hope you give us a call and tell us how we can get there together. Have a great day.

In health care (or any industry) make sure your speaker “gets” your audience

What is a Health Care Speaker?


Selected Posts from Brad’s Past

We found a few posts, videos and stories from Brad’s past, and thought it would be fun to re-publish them here.  So pour yourself a cup of coffee, put on some classic rock, and check out this classic blog post from a decade (ish) ago.  


Looking for a motivational speaker for your event? Contact me here.

Brad Montgomery
Motivational Speaker, Humorist, Seminar Leader

For you folks who prefer to read, here’s the transcript to the video:

Hey, it’s Brad Montgomery from with a little note to you about what is a health care speaker. I don’t know. Yeah, I do. Here’s the main point behind some of these niched phrases like health care speaker. The deal is, in the end, your audience knows if their speaker doesn’t get them. Your audience knows if there’s a huge disconnect and you can feel it.

We’ve all, I’m sure you’ve seen it too, you’ve been at a conference and there’s that speaker up there who’s just talking, bringing their speech kind of right out of a box and putting it on stage and saying, here it is, just delivering it rote. Sometimes they’ll customize it by dropping in the name of the client or a product that you’re working on or something like that.

Yeah, that’s not it. What your audience craves is a speaker that understands their needs, their joys, their sorrows, what makes them tick, what makes them stress, what they love, what makes them get up and want to go to work, the kinds of stuff they share with their workmates, the kinds of stuff they tell their spouse when they get home. Those are the kinds of things that they’re thinking about all the time and they pretty much demand in this completely overloaded media world that their speaker understands that.

So I’m a health care speaker and what that means to me is I’ve just worked so much for health care clients, I’ve worked a ton in hospice. I’ve worked a ton for different hospitals, health care associations, nurses associations, doctors associations, continuing medical education, continuing nursing education, all of that stuff.

I’ve just done it a bunch and because of that, there’s a snowball effect where at the beginning, there was a lot of research going on and now there’s still a lot of research because I do that for all my clients, but the starting place is different because I understand. Like when I’m in front of a bunch of nurses or a bunch of doctors or a bunch of health care administrators, I already know a whole bunch of what they’re dealing with. So when we talk about health care speaker, I think in this case it just means a speaker of any type, motivational speaker or inspirational speaker or even business speaker, but one of those things who gets your audience, who has experience in your industry and can deliver a guaranteed killer motivational speech.

A Motivational Speaker That Truly Understands Health Care Audience

Alright, that’s it. Health care speaker, whatever. I don’t know what the word really means, but in the end, make sure you’re booking a speaker that gets your audience. If you are a health care audience, if you got a hospital, if you’re an association, if you’ve got some sort of a health care organization and you’re looking for a speaker that’s energetic and fun and funny and who truly understands your audience and has enough testimonials to back up that, enough experience to guarantee that they’ll rock your audience, kapow, booyah, I’d love to be your guy.

Brad Montgomery, and

Looking for a health care speaker? Heck yeah, would love to talk to you.