Survival Guide for Meeting Planners and Event Organizers: Hiring Event Speakers

Whether you’re looking for an expert thought-leader or an A-list celebrity speaker for your next event, we’re here to help make the whole process as hassle-free as possible. From talent selection and contract negotiations to briefing notes and everything in between, we’ve got you covered.

Helping You Get Through Your Event
Planning an event can be overwhelming with countless tasks, extensive planning, and numerous contacts to manage. But don’t let stress take over! We’ re here to provide the support you need.
How to Hire the Right Motivational Speaker
We simplify the process by offering assistance, utilising stakeholders and audience information presented, event logistics details, and providing reliable support throughout.
How to Book a Motivational Speaker to Close Your Conference
Book the perfect closing speaker to ensure a successful and impactful conclusion to your event, leaving a lasting impression on attendees.
What Presentation Fees to Expect?
Keynote presentation fees vary based on the speaker chosen, generally covering a 50 minute speech with 10 minutes of Q&A.
What Additional Expenses to Consider?
Additional expenses may include ground transfers, return airfares, accommodation, meals, incidental expenses, and production/audio hire visual costs.
Contracting a Speaker Engagement
Once your speaker is confirmed, we will send you the booking agreement for you to review & inform us of any additional requests or requirements for the presentation.
How Far Out Should I book a Speaker?
Booking a speaker at least 6 months in advance is advisable to secure the right available speaker, however, we can accommodate tighter deadlines & place holds for different timing needs in conference planning.
Travel Arrangements for Keynote Speaker
You have the option to either have us make the travel arrangements or arrange the travel and accommodation yourself.
How to Introduce a Keynote Speaker at my Event/Conference
Keep the introduction concise by highlighting 3-4 important credits, and if desired, Keynote Entertainment can assist you with crafting the introduction.
How to Attract People to my Event/Conference
Reach out to previous attendees with early bird offers, utilise social media by creating engaging content and offering incentives for sharing, and promote the event on your website and LinkedIn.
Best Time to have a Comedian Perform
The best time for a comedian to perform at an event is typically after dinner and before dessert, when attendees have the chance to unwind and are ready for some laughter.
Event Marketing using Social Media
Optimise your event marketing on social media by creating a unique and consistent hashtag, leveraging Facebook pages for word-of-mouth marketing and engaging posts, and maintaining enthusiasm and relevance in your content.
Of course for further assistance or information please don’t hesitate to contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 661 904 or email us at