Philip Calvert en Directors and Executives, Human Resources Professionals, Sales Author • Author of LinkedIn Secrets - The Blueprint for Growing your Business with Social Media 20/3/2017 · 5 min de lectura · +400

It’s Not All About the Presentation! How Speakers Can Support Meeting and Conference Planners Before, During and After Their Event

Every professional speaker wants to do their best to support meeting planners, so that their event will be eagerly anticipated, enjoyed on the day and remembered for months afterwards. But what else can speakers do to help that goes beyond standing on the stage?

As it happens, there’s very much more they can do than simply turn up on the big day.

Even before a meeting planner or speaker bureau contacts a speaker, subject experts can do much to help those who are organising a conference. LinkedIn is a typical place to start and speakers can make it clear on their profile how their expertise can assist meeting planners who may be looking for people like them.

Even a simple statement on your profile will help to show that you’re not just interested in the fee for speaking, but that you genuinely want to help and support the goals of the planner. On my profile, it says something along the lines of:

“As a professional speaker, I work closely with meeting planners, conference organisers and event managers to ensure delegates are educated, entertained and inspired to take action.” 

In fact, it goes a lot deeper than that.

I speak on Social Media and how organisations, their leaders and sales teams can build closer relationships with their customers. So I use my knowledge to do everything possible to support conference organisers. In ma