When you need an audience prepped to learn, you’ll have a hard time topping Shawn as your opening keynote. Trained by the US government to inspire audiences to action, Shawn draws upon two decades of engaging stories captured from high-performing teams to get audiences ready to learn, network and make new connections.
A DYNAMIC CLOSING KEYNOTE SPEAKER
As an inspirational closer, Shawn Rhodes sums up the lessons learned and value of conference audiences while provoking them to think of change in a new way. Full of action-packed stories from organizations around the world, audiences leave with clear action plans to better pivot in their own lives and businesses.
Selecting a keynote speaker is a difficult process, mostly because so few speakers take the time to learn about the audience they’re presenting to, understand their challenges and work collaboratively with you to ensure your outcomes are met within your budget. Some speakers say they speak for free, and others charge tens of thousands of dollars. To help you better select your speaker, we put together a simple system to guide you in understanding what’s available at different fee ranges.
WHAT ARE THE BEST SPEAKERS DOING TO ENGAGE THEIR AUDIENCES?
Many speakers have great content but don’t involve audiences in their presentations, which means folks playing on their phones, engaging in side conversations and otherwise ignoring the speaker. In this video, we explain how the best speakers weave in engagement throughout their presentations so you’ll understand what to expect from top-tier speakers and be comfortable that they’ll be talking with your audience at not at them.
ENSURING YOUR ATTENDEES HAVE A GREAT EXPERIENCE WITH YOUR SPEAKER
A lot of celebrity speakers and ‘thought leaders’ show up five minutes before they’re due on stage and then race to the airport . In this video, we explain options the best speakers make available in creating an experience for your audience that gets them excited about registering for the event, gets them ready to connect and learn before they arrive on site or log into your virtual meeting, creates an interactive experience while the speaker is delivering their content, and that lasts long after your attendees return home or log off your virtual event platform.
HOW SPEAKERS ARE CUSTOMIZING THEIR CONTENT TO YOUR AUDIENCE AND INDUSTRY
Many event organizers are concerned they’ll choose a speaker says they’ll customize but won’t do the necessary research to connect their expertise with your audience’s industry.
In this video, we’ll reveal how the best speakers customize their content to audiences like yours, so you’ll know what to ask speakers and will also be comfortable selecting a speaker who doesn’t have decades of experience in your industry.
UNDERSTANDING SPEAKER TAKE-AWAYS AND WHICH ONES ARE RIGHT FOR YOUR AUDIENCE
If you’ve have heard from past audience members that they wanted more take-aways from this year’s speaker , you may be wondering what that means – and even what’s available? This video provides an overview of the types of take-aways speakers offer and will help you understand which ones might be a great fit for your event and audience type.
WHAT IF I'M HAVING A VIRTUAL EVENT/MY LIVE EVENT GOES VIRTUAL?
As many of our live events go virtual, I’d like to share with you what you should be looking for and asking from any speaker that you’re considering for a potentially virtual event – and in today’s climate, all events are ‘potentially virtual’. By the end of this video, you’ll have a better understanding of how great speakers are managing virtual platforms and how you can ensure your audience’s experience with your speaker is still engaging and informative.
ARE BOOKS THE RIGHT FIT FOR MY AUDIENCE?
Many event organizers wonder if including a speaker’s books is the right choice for their event. Books, in a variety of formats, can be great take-aways for audience members in both live and virtual settings, but it’s important to understand the options available with books and their impact before making a decision. After watching this video, you’ll know more about how a speaker’s books might add to your event experience and what you should be asking speakers for when you’re considering purchasing a speaker’s book for your attendees.
In a world where clients have speaker choices, the competitive edge goes to speakers who can inspire and influence their audiences to action.
Working with businesses ranging from sole proprietors to the largest corporations in the world, Shawn Rhodes delivers formidable results by training organizations to have the most passionate employees on the planet. As one of the top 20 public speakers in the world in 2014, Shawn has proven that his methods work to capture the minds and hearts of audiences. Using keynotes, workshops and interactive programs on national and international stages, Shawn teaches methods no other speaker offers – the same skills used on battlefields to inspire people to massive action. That begins with filling the seats in the room and engaging audiences every minute of the presentation.
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what the directors of associations and organizations had to say about how Shawn’s keynote inspired their members to improve their businesses:
What Are Association Directors, Conference Planners And Meeting Professionals Saying About Shawn’s Keynotes?
In this signature keynote, Shawn shares what top-performing teams around the world are doing to leverage change in some of the most challenging and stressful environments on the planet. Loaded with edge-of-your-seat stories Shawn witnessed firsthand, this keynote is customized to each audience’s challenges, changes – and their results.
When everything is on the line, performance isn’t something you hope for – it’s something you plan for. Diving into the exact methods that leaders around the world are using to achieve seemingly-impossible goals, Shawn shares the tactics and insights he gathered from more than two dozen countries that allow any team to immediately boost performance.