Time is valuable and of the essence, especially when we’re creating content, researching speakers, managing speakers, and performing duties onsite. When planning and producing events, having an efficient and strong speaker management process in place is a must.
Set expectations early that include items such as time commitment, audience profiles, and event goals. A clear understanding of the full commitment to be made is imperative for not only the speaker, but the planner and organization, equally.
Strive to create a smooth and simple experience for speakers. Feelings of confidence and frustration alike, stick with us. Creating an effortless process for speakers to follow and at the same time leave room for creativity and knowledge sharing is key to an excellent experience.
Create time and space for education on the whys” and “how’s” of your speaker management process. If a speaker is aware of the overall process, not just the deliverables and due dates, they’re more likely to take the initiative to participate in all aspects of the process with minimal questions.
Collaborate with speakers on content and engagement ideas for an impactful session. While a majority of speakers can present with the best of them, they may not have a grasp on interactive elements to engage the audience even more. Maximize your collaboration efforts by assisting with the content development from an attendee perspective.
Gain insights on your process and platform by using evaluations to refine and improve, per event. Craft pointed questions that will elicit useful feedback and in turn, complete your own evaluation of your experience with a speaker to consider for future event engagements.
Sessionboard is a next generation speaker & content management platforms that simplifies the complex workflows and disjointed communications that exist around speaker and content management. From call for papers, abstract evaluation, awards, applications, agenda building, speaker onboarding and communication, Sessionboard helps event organizers work smarter, move faster, and improve their ROI.
The results? A faster-growing event, more productive staff, seamless collaboration with speakers and more time back to do what you do best—building epic experiences.