How To Book A Keynote Speaker For Your Webinar Or Online Event
Since the explosion in online streaming technology, webinars have grown in popularity, revolutionising the events industry. Evolving with the current market, many speakers have adapted their presenting style to engage with digital audiences worldwide, keeping up with current trends.
Webinars are incredibly popular - it has even been reported that a single webinar could generate over 1,000 leads for a business. With 48% of audiences reporting a "poor presenter" as the main reason that they didn't enjoy a webinar, organisers must book an engaging, thought-provoking speaker to boost their reach.
Due to their industry knowledge and pioneering influence, keynote speakers are market leaders in their respective fields. Ideal for webinars, they enlighten audiences with their knowledge and inspire with their stories, leaving a life-changing impression. If you are organising an online event, keynote speakers are the perfect headline experts.
Did you know?
29% of webinars are used by technology companies, compared to 3% used by Advertising, Marketing and PR.
57% of registrations are driven by email marketing.
60-minute webinars are the most popular, with 67% of audiences registering for a longer event.
What Is A Keynote Speaker?
In short, a keynote speaker supports the underlying theme of your online event with their experience-driven knowledge. Excelling in front of both corporate and public virtual audiences, they establish the agenda driving your event. Commonly called upon to moderate conferences, their ability to influence and engage makes them essential for events of all kinds - especially webinars.
There are many benefits to booking a keynote speaker, from their engaging presenting style to their worldwide expertise. Take a look at some of the top keynote speakers available for your online event.
1. Steve Peters
World-renowned performance and sports psychiatrist, Steve Peters, is a highly regarded keynote speaker. With a wealth of Olympic success with Team GB and even his own book, The Chimp Paradox, he has become an authority on the human mind.
When booked for events, Steve educates audiences on emotional management and optimum performance, essential for corporate audiences to thrive. Previous clients include the NHS and Team GB, with whom Steve guided them to success at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
2. Bear Grylls
Survival star, Bear Grylls is a media sensation. He is also a popular motivational keynote speaker, as he can inspire audiences and leave them starstruck with his celebrity status.
No stranger to the camera, Bear is a natural on the webinar "stage", able to effortlessly engage audiences of all demographics. Infused with stories from the wild and his military background, which includes missions with the SAS, the Emmy-winning keynote speaker bestows upon viewers essential survival tips.
3. Hazel Wallace
As a qualified doctor and YouTuber, Hazel Wallace is a popular keynote speaker specialising in health and nutrition. Evident in her videos, she interviews well-known chefs, reflecting her capabilities as an event host and keynote moderator.
Hazel founded The Food Medic, her online blog, in 2013, which teaches viewers the essential strategies for a healthier, stronger lifestyle. As a keynote speaker, the published author provides the same expertise for audiences.
4. Lord Digby Jones
Lord Digby Jones was the Minister of State for Trade and Investment, serving under former Prime Minister Gordon Brown. He witnessed first-hand several pinnacle moments in British history, making his insight as a keynote speaker invaluable.
Shifting to business, Digby was the Director-General of CBI and is the current Chairman of Triumph Motorcycles, a testament to Digby's industry-wide influence. His keynote speeches discuss competitive business and current markets, enlightening audiences.
5. Ranulph Fiennes
Renowned as the world's greatest adventurers, as defined by the Guinness Book of World Records, Ranulph Fiennes has travelled to all four corners of the world.
From summiting Mount Everest to completing seven marathons in seven days, his keynote speeches take viewers on a thrilling adventure through his life. Infused throughout are actionable strategies for personal and professional development, including managing pressure and achieving your goals.
How To Book A Keynote Speaker
1. Consider Your Requirements
When booking a keynote speaker, it is important to first reflect upon your event's specific details. Ask yourself the following questions;
Who is my target audience?
How much is my budget?
What are my central themes?
What is the purpose of my event?
What type of keynote speaker am I looking for?
The various types of keynote speakers range from industry experts, who provide corporate strategies, to inspiring individuals, whose stories resonate with audiences. From there, you can choose the ideal keynote speaker to complement your event's message or purpose.
2. Browse Our Website
At Champions Speakers, we boast hundreds of keynote speakers available to book. Each operating at the peak of their respective markets, industries or careers, they have the power to connect with audiences on a personal level.
Broken down into speaking topics, it couldn't be easier to find the perfect speaker for your unique event. Simply browse our topic categories, choose the theme that best suits your webinar's core purpose and take a look at our leading speakers. Our complete list of keynote speakers presents clearly our extensive range of experts available to book.
3. Contact A Booking Agent
The simplest way to book a keynote speaker is to contact one of our expert booking agents. Our team is dedicated to connecting industry experts with global events, furthering the potential of corporate, public and private audiences through keynote speakers.
Having spent years booking speakers for prestigious events around the world, including countless webinars and online conferences, your event is in safe hands with Champions. We will manage everything from communication to contracts, taking the hassle out of booking a keynote speaker.
Top 3 Online Platforms To Use For Your Webinar
Arguably one of the most used webinar platforms, Zoom is the accessible, easy to use software relied upon by countless businesses. With its live answer dialogue box and marketing automation systems, it is both high-powered and affordable. Zoom has a max participation number of 1,000 viewers, allowing you to accommodate a larger audience.
Skype is one of the most used video calling applications in the world, relied upon by both family members who are continents apart and businesses. For online conferences and webinars, the platform is instantly recognised by audiences everywhere, making them more likely to sign up and tune in. Easy to use and immensely popular, few can deny Skype's position as an industry leader.
Part of Google's internationally respected brand, Google Hangout is a high-powered webinar service used by many event organisers. Popular for its fast loading speed, chat function and ease of use, the integrated communication application hosts conferences and webinars effortlessly. Similarly to Skype, people gravitate towards Google as a trusted brand, making audiences more likely to attend your online event.
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