You’re in charge of booking the speaker for your upcoming event? No pressure, right? Actually, there’s often a lot resting on this decision. You’ve got the whole company looking to you to come through.
I’ve made many friends in HR or who were selected to find a great speaker for their upcoming conference, meeting, training, fundraiser, or retreat. They’ve always said the biggest fear is bringing in someone who is a “dud.” Having a speaker bore your audience, make it about themselves, or go off on some tangent that doesn’t relate to your company message or values can be a nightmare!
One of my friends, Kathy, an executive assistant with a large insurance company, once said upon hiring me, “I have to tell you Tim, we have a lot riding on this. We’ve done some things in the past that were disappointing and I haven’t lived it down yet.” I’m happy to report the program I provided was a huge success and I’ve been asked back several times! Her endorsement is below…
“Tim, you were amazing! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Not only did you make me look good, people are still buzzing about your talk. Everyone is complimenting each other and you can tell they are applying what they’ve learned! We will definitely will be bringing you back for more!” Kathy Haught, Seven Corners
You’re Looking For 3 Things:
1. An expert who knows how to speak. You want someone who can bring your message and values to life! I will provide a tailor-made keynote or training that focuses on your specific message combined with 27 years of experience in rapidly shifting human behavior!
2. A FUN experience! People learn best when they are laughing and having a great time! I guarantee your attendees will be laughing, having fun, and enjoying themselves as they learn, grow, and excel.
3. A message that produces a strong ROI. Many speakers share an amazing story or personal accomplishment, but it often doesn’t provide attendees with the practical takeaways needed to succeed in their own lives. Recently, I provided a half-day training for Riverview Healthcare in Indianapolis. Ann Kuzee, SPHR, the woman who brought me in said, “I’m always concerned that people won’t get enough takeaways and you provided so many I couldn’t write them all down!”
The best way to find out if we are a good fit for each other is through having a quick conversation. When you get a chance, give me a call and let’s talk about what you have going on. The rest will fall into place!
Thanks for reading and I look forward to talking with you soon…
Tim Shurr, MA
President, Shurr ! Success, Inc.