How To Book a Motivational Speaker
Day 1 Of Your Requested Course
4 Easy Tips for Choosing the Right Keynote Speaker
1. Book a speaker with a proven track record. Your
speaker should have a LONG list of happy clients. Ask
your prospective speaker to provide a list of RECENT
One way to assure that you’ve got a real pro is to
book a CSP. Certified Speaking Professionals
are the meeting planners mark of excellence… and
booking a CSP can be like money in the bank.
Learn why you should care about CSPs here:
Keynote Speaker Award
2. If humor is important to you when selecting
a speaker (and it should be!), make sure your
speaker is ACTUALLY funny — and very clean. The
last thing you want is a keynote speaker who uses humor
that offends people in your group. Book a speaker
who understand and have tons of experience with
humor in the professional and corporate world.
How does Brad feel about crystal clean humor?
Learn more here:
Frequently Asked Questions about Keynote Speakers
3. Learn more about your speakers RECENT clients. Make
sure that your speaker has hundreds of references. Check
for a long list of past clients.
Check references (and make sure that the references are recent.)
And check with your potential speakers’ past clients to
make sure that your speaker is as professional OFF the
platform as he is ON the platform.
Learn more about Brad’s clients here: Brad’s Partial Client List
4. It’s VERY important to ask your potential keynote speaker a ton of
questions. Why should I book YOU? How do I know
you’ll deliver? Are you easy to work with? Can
you tailor your message to my group? You say you
are an expert… how do I know for sure? How do
you approach humor? How will my group feel after
they meet you?
Don’t stop asking questions until you know you have the
Not only will the answers to these questions help you pick the
right speaker, but having a dialoge with the speaker will help you
get a “feel” for your speaker. After all, if your speaker sounds
horrible on the phone, how will he sound in front of your group?
Looking for a motivational speaker and want to ask BRAD some of those questions? Give us a call at 800.624.4280
Looking for more about motivational speakers? Visit Brad’s blog.