It can be a wedding reception. It can be a business conference. The biz conference can be arranged internally and inclusively for staff members only. Or it can be a conventional event arranged for a broad base of stakeholders, traditionally as a once in a year event. It most certainly can and should be arranged for an end of year or end of season occasion during which prizes are awarded to that year’s highest achievers.
While the prize winners gush with pride, enjoying the occasion of their much-deserved recognition, guest speakers for hire can be called upon to provide motivation to the rest of the audience. They do not need to be left wondering just what they must do next to reach the pinnacle that these prizewinners have. They do not need to slump in their chairs and wonder with envy just how they (the prizewinners) did it.
These guest speakers are not necessarily household names in the celebrity status sense, but they are inspired and professionally equipped to provide added motivation for those who could do well by it. Also, these speakers are well-versed if you will in being able to deliver presentations of a more technical or commerce-oriented nature. In the event, these speakers will be speaking on behalf of those who hired them.
Let them do the talking as opposed to you having to raise or elevate your voice in front of a large crowd, something that you are not quite used to delivering or not comfortable enough to do. Part of their skill is being able to research and develop your concept. Research and follow through on your reports or objectives for the year that is past and the year ahead. Going forward.