Establish the date, location and budget of your event. These factors will play an important role in determining the pool of keynote speakers available to you. Your date, for example, will affect which keynote speakers are available, whereas your budget will limit whom you can and can’t afford to hire.
Determine the type of presentation you want and the time of day when it will take place. Some speakers are skilled at delivering workshops, while others excel at providing keynotes. Daniel Blakeslee can deliver either a keynote or a workshop/breakout session. After-dinner speakers should incorporate humor into their talks, where morning speakers should be energizing.
Clarify why you want to hire a keynote speaker. Some common reasons include the desire to:
Initiate change or Repurpose
Promote a cause or organization
Consider which keynote speakers have been successful in the past with a group similar to yours.
Call your friends and associates. Asking for references can be a great way to narrow down your search. Booking agents can locate a keynote speaker for you. If you want to hire Daniel, you can simply contact him here.
Establish who the core decision makers are regarding a keynote speaker and tap into their vision.
Consider the demographics of your audience. Do you need a keynote speaker who will appeal to a general audience or one who will interest a specific demographic group (e.g., C Level Executives, potential donors, Christians, etc.)?