When you are hiring a public speaker you want someone that will really make an impact. Someone that will stand out in the minds of the audience so that they will go away with a good feeling and something that they can apply to their lives to make them better.
Some speakers are funny, others have an interesting story to tell and others have something to teach. However, finding someone who stretches the boundaries can be quite difficult. It also depends on what you consider the boundaries to be as well.
The best thing to do to make sure that you pick the right person is to do a lot of research. You need to make sure that you have an idea of the sort of person you want first and then you can start looking around. You will find that if you use the Internet you will soon come across a selection of places that you can find out information about people that do public speaking.
Often you can search for them according to the type of thing that they speak about. This can be very useful if you do have a particular topic in mind or a direction that you would like the speaker to go in. You will also be able to look at the gender and age and see whether that suits your requirements as well.
One great thing about some sites is that they have comments from people who have previously hired the speakers. This enables you to get an idea of what other people have said about them. The sites that hire them out will only publish positive comments of course. However, the more comments they have the more positive you should feel about them. The content of the comments can be useful too as it will let you know what particular features of the speakers stood out for those that hired them. This will enable you to understand more about what to expect from them.
If you go to other websites, not those that just hires out speakers, it may be possible to find less biased reviews of speakers. You could find message boards or forums where you may be able to leave a question and ask people if they have heard particular speakers and what they were like. You may even find some reviews of some of them.
It is important to remember that although reviews are useful, it does not mean that you will agree with them. This can work for positive and negative reviews. Therefore, although they are worth looking at, you need to find out about them yourself and consider whether you might agree with those reviews or not.
It can be a difficult decision to make. At least if you have done the research and given things some thought you will have a better chance of making the right decision. You will not be able to regret your choice as you will know you did the best you could to find the right speaker.
Pete is a graduate with a degree in political science from a leading university in Europe. He occasionally is invited to give motivational speech to college graduates. He greatly admires Ian Elliot for his guest speaking skills and found this website http://www.successfulspeakers.com.au/speaker/2/ian-elliot where you can get information on how to invite such prolific speakers for special even.