The speaker looked me in the eye and held my attention for six seconds. As he spoke, he smiled at me and extended his hand warmly. Making a point in this brief engage, he stepped closer to me. At that moment, I felt like I was the only person in the room and yet there were 30 people in the audience. I was comfortable listening to this man speak because he seemed to be talking to me!
Besides a fellow sycophant progressive, is there anyone who does not recognize this for what it is? This is clearly the most blatant effort yet by the Usurper to plant the seeds of future FCC actions, through regulation and NOT through law, to quell the disparate voices that call him out at every turn.
Before diving further into this subject I do want to warn you that trying to bring a celebrity to your event is challenging. And, unless the Celebrity you want to contact is a die hard for your cause, odds are they will not attend your event free of charge. Keep in mind they will also require you to cover the cost of travel, meals and hotel to bring them into your city, non to mention their personal appearance fee. Can it be done? Yes, it can, but I want you to be aware of the elements involved.
Share your news and expertise with articles or speaking engagements. This may be a bit over the top for some, but if you have something unique that can be shared through a larger story where others can benefit, by all means, tell your story. Perhaps you go after and land the motivational guest speaker spot for the next industry conference or deliver the opening address at a local community function. Or you have the ability to take your news and create a full story about it, available for download on your website.
I corporate keynote speaker still fit the last one. So many different areas that interest me, I have jumped from one thing to another to another. Like many of the books on the bookshelf at home, I don’t think I have ever finished one of them all the way through.
Contacting people early is a commandment of Atlanta event management. But what about when you can’t contact people early? What if someone cancels at the last minute and you’re scrambling for a replacement? This kind of thing can be avoided if you plan for problems when you start the Atlanta event management process. Have one or two people that can fill in at the last minute. Or plan some sort of audiovisual presentation to fill in any gaps left by cancellations.
People like to know that you care about their opinion, especially during big events. It’s important to get feedback on your event. Make sure your team makes a point to reach out to attendees personally and get their opinion of the event. Not only will it help you develop a better relationship with attendees but it will help you get valuable information to plan the next event.