When only a celebrity speaker will do how to choose the right one While many companies are switching over to TED style events, there are times when a famous celebrity or big name speaker is needed to reel in attendees, hook their attention, and sink in your message. From Olympic athletes to actors and authors, to superstar CEO’s and tech- legends, celebrity speakers come in all shapes and sizes. And while we know there are a number of famous celebrities that you would love to speak at your event to wow the audience, sometimes a big name alone isn’t always enough. Choosing a celebrity speaker who best suits your organization and the purpose of the event is what most often determines the success of an event. Keynote speakers do not always have to be working professionals in the exact same field as your company/event. Oftentimes a professional from another industry can bring in a fresh perspective and expertise on core principles that are necessary for success in any field. Principles such as leadership, teamwork, productivity, and overcoming adversity. Celebrity
Sports Icons and Coaches are a particularly good example of this, and their keynotes are often incredibly inspiring. A vivacious speaker who is well versed in your industry, though not necessarily an insider, can often bring that extra special element to your event. Other times, there are celebrity speakers who are the obvious match for an organization’s event. These are the celebrities who are professionals in the same field as the audience they are speaking to. Sometimes the stars align and you find a speaker that embodies your organization’s message, and it’s magical. This happens when the speaker is not only informed about your industry but additionally has something in common with your organization that is personally or professionally dear to them.When the speaker feels a deep connection, s/he feels more comfortable expressing themselves openly, and that feeling permeates the audience Be prepared laughand cry at these emotionally moving and enlightening keynotes. You will leave having learned more about the speaker as well as about yourself, and feeling all the better for it. It’s no doubt why celebrity speakers are highly sought after, their charismatic and engaging presentations tell inspiring real-life stories of success. But when looking for a keynote speaker remember that celebrity speakers come in all shapes and sizes. You don’t need to book Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk (as much as we love them!) for your event to be a huge success. What really determines the success of an event, and makes for the most affecting keynote, is when the celebrity speaker is just the right fit for you and your event.