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You Just Booked Your Keynote Speaker! 4 Tips You Can’t Miss!

By Kimberley King | Mar 12, 2024

You got the thumbs up from your executive team and committee. You just booked your keynote speaker--Whoop!  It's green light GO with your 'numero uno' keynote choice! Contracts are now fully executed and it's time to get working on the details!  Here are 4 crucial things to think about...

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Hire a Professional MC to Elevate Your Next Event – 4 Insider Tips

By Limelight Group | Jun 13, 2023

Looking to elevate your next event? Discover the transformative power of hiring a professional MC! In this blog post, Limelight Group explores the myriad benefits of hiring a skilled master of ceremonies. From captivating the crowd with their dynamic stage presence to expertly guiding the flow of the program, professional emcees bring charisma, expertise, and energy to the stage. Learn why investing in hiring a professional MC is a game-changer in event planning. Read more now!

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Crucial Conversations: The Pre-Event Call

By LimeLight Group | Mar 16, 2020

It's time to tee up a call with your speaker and your management team. This call is paramount. Allow between 30-45 mins for these calls and be prepared with solid insight about the event, theme, audience composition (Male-Female ratios, age ranges, geographic make up, whether or not spouses attend, etc) and most importantly–your desired outcomes for the session.

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Alert: Vacation in Progress!

By Kimberley King | Jun 28, 2019

My palms are sweaty and my heart is racing. I just hung up with my business coach. The topic of our conversation? It wasn’t about sales quotas, business targets or shrinking margins. It was about my impending vacation in the South of France. The reason for my anxiousness? The thought of disconnecting and not checking email. When was the last time you had a real vacation?

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How to Market Your Event When You are the Marketing Department

By Kimberley King | Apr 16, 2019

Let’s face it - one of the biggest measures of success for any event is attendance.Sure, we want amazing speakers, a great social night, on-time catering and fantastic reviews. But, first you’ve got to get bums in seats. Right?Marketing your next event when you have a team of experts is easy - not so much when YOU ARE THE MARKETING DEPARTMENT.

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How to Find a Speaker 101

By Kimberley King | Apr 1, 2019

So. You got the memo. The big team meeting is coming up and you are responsible for teeing up the keyonote. What?? You’ve never done this before. You just attend these meetings and marvel at the incredible talent on stage and all the details that are so seamlessly coordinated. Now you are in the drivers seat? Yup. And you are going to be fabulous! Just keep reading!

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Speaker Gifts – What’s the Best way to Thank our Keynote?

Posted Mar 12, 2019

“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 professional speaker, gifts are unnecessary. In fact, speakers sometime find them 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.

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How to Maximize your RSP (Return on Speakers)

By Kimberley King | Jul 5, 2018

If you are working on your 2018/2019 budgets and thinking ahead to the strategic meetings and conferences that are on the planning table, you are likely thinking about all the ways you can stretch your meeting dollar.  We see clients working hard to negotiate the best contracts with hotels, reviewing F&B budgets, scrutinizing AV orders, but not necessarily taking a look at speaker budgets.  This is an area that deserves some exploration!

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You Just Can’t Google That!

By Kimberley King | Jul 5, 2017

You can find all kinds of speaker options on the internet right? Yes. But a great speaker is good before, during and after a presentation. A great speaker does their homework. They are easy to deal with and passionate and authentic about how they approach their audience. They are low maintenance and they deliver high value.

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