LimeLight Communications Group

Speaker Gifts – To Buy or Not to Buy?

Posted May 28, 2014

“What sort of gift can we give the speaker?” This is a question we get asked a lot.

The truth is, when you’re working with a paid speaker, gifts are unnecessary. In fact, speakers often find them wasteful or cumbersome (especially if they’ve traveled to your event). If you feel compelled to do it – make sure it’s transportable. Another idea would be to make a donation to charity on his/her behalf.

What’s more important than a speaker gift – is the hospitality you offer them when they come to the event and the feedback you provide following it. If you LOVED the speaker, be sure to tell them exactly what it was about their presence and presentation that you enjoyed via a written testimonial. Make sure they have permission to use this in their marketing- they will be very thankful!