the 5 benefits for hiring a keynote speaker for your corporate event

You organize biannual corporate events each year for your company.

You want to get as many from your company to the event as possible so that you can deliver your vision, mission, and goals.

However, you’ve droned on about the direction and goals of the company for so long that your people may hear you but not listen anymore.

Know that you’re not alone.

Your voice can become “noise” when it comes to your employees, but your leadership cannot stop there.

You still need to captain the ship.

You need to find a way to get your people’s attention again.

A great way to do this is with a keynote speaker — one that can communicate your same mission and values in their own unique way.

A keynote speaker who can deliver a presentation that inspires, motivates, and challenges your company can put the wind back in your people’s sails.

If you’re looking for a unique way to reach your employees, take a look at these benefits of hiring a keynote speaker for your event.

The Benefits of Hiring a Keynote Speaker

While you may hold the title of CEO, COO, or otherwise, it can be refreshing for your employees to hear your message from a different angle.

Perspective is a powerful tool. A keynote speaker can offer perspective so that your company encounters your message in a different light, which can lead to a variety of benefits.

Benefit #1: Add Credibility to Your Mission

While you do steer the ship, a second or third voice promoting your vision, mission, and goals can be a powerful way to get your crew back on course. Even if your employees seem like they’re doing great, a keynote speaker with a story that ties into your message can engage and elevate your workforce.

It’s not enough to hope that when you talk to your people that what you have to say connects with them. You want the message to connect with them. You can do this by removing yourself from the presentation and have a speaker do the talking — especially if that speaker has a great story that shows your mission in action from a unique angle.

Benefit #2: Increase Attendance Numbers

A keynote speaker offers your employees something they’ve not experienced yet while working at your company. When you give your workforce something new to learn, they tend to listen and take note. If what you have planned for them affects their professional or personal lives in a positive way, it can boost morale and reignite commitment. The promise of “new” and “improvement” can increase how many actually attend the event.

Benefit #3: Provide Perspective

As mentioned above, perspective is a powerful tool. You may have painted your vision perfectly; delivered your vision in a tight, concise statement; and set out goals that you know can be achieved, but your workforce is deflated.

How do you fix this problem?

Granted, a single keynote speech may not be able to turn your workforce around, but it can offer perspective — a different view on the same situation, which can lead to some insights, inspiration, and motivation. You can change the trajectory of your people by one degree and make a huge difference long term.

Benefit #4: Inspire Connection

You need to connect what your workforce does on a daily basis to a larger purpose. If you do not, you will find that your people are disconnected from their work.

How are you supposed to change the world when your team isn’t connected to the mission?

A keynote speaker can help provide one of many ways your employees can connect themselves to the overall vision, mission, and goals. A speaker can inspire them to make the decision to connect with one another and produce.

Benefit #5: Foster Community Between Departments

In most companies, there are numerous departments all working toward a singular goal. These departments are typically in silos so that there is little to no interaction outside of e-mail or chat systems. While a disconnected workforce is a problem, disconnected departments can cause issues too.

A keynote speaker can bring departments together and foster community. Not only does this connect people, but it also connects people to their jobs. Remember, people want to be connected to people. A speaker can show your team where those connections exist. Then, the speaker can show your people how to make those connections in an effective, productive way.

Takeaways

Whether your corporate events are quarterly, biannual, or annual, you want your workforce to connect with the bigger vision. To do this, you must offer your people as many channels as possible to actually connect. One way to do this at your corporate event is to find and hire a keynote speaker.

If you need to sell your board room on the idea, here are the benefits of hiring a keynote speaker in short order:

  • Add Credibility to Your Mission
  • Increase Attendance Numbers
  • Provide Perspective
  • Inspire Connection
  • Foster Community Between Departments

Ready to book a speaker for your next corporate event? Platinum Speakers Agency is here to help. We work with a roster of the best keynote speakers in the industry. From inspiration, motivation, leadership, to business, and more, we have speakers that can deliver. Book with Platinum today.

5 Comments

  1. It made sense when you explained that hiring a keynote speaker to attend your corporate event will ensure an increase in attendance numbers. I would imagine that if a company is putting on a large corporate event, they would desire for a lot of people to attend. I would consider hiring a keynote speaker to ensure large attendance numbers if I owned a business.

    • Agreed! We love that our speakers are always willing to help in the marketing of their event. Promo videos, articles, etc.

  2. It would be nice to have a keynote speaker to offer people something that hasn’t been experienced at a company. Maybe getting a motivational speaker would be good to suggest to my boss. Then we could have a different experience than we have now.

    • If you can convince the boss (or I’m happy to help you), we would love to find the perfect speaker for your next event! Lot’s of amazing talent here!

  3. I like how you mentioned that perspective is a powerful tool and when it comes to listening to a message coming from your boss it might be a good idea to hear it from a different angle. Personally, I believe that motivating your staff can dramatically increase their productivity. I will share this article with my boss, so he is aware of the benefits of a keynote speaker.

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