Speakers and facilitators
One element of conferences and live events that is often overlooked is the importance of having the right speakers with the right skills as well as the value of facilitation
Having found the perfect venue, brought in the best audio visual support available and invited your audience, it is vital to ensure that the actual content of the event is relevant, well presented and, most importantly, that it achieves your aims.
Maximillion has worked with many professional presenters and speakers for conferences and after dinner entertainment. Over the years we have become well versed in how to design seamless and professional programmes for conference, after dinner or simple event entertainment.
We will support you in:
- Recommending, booking and liaising with speakers relevant to the event
- Engaging a professional facilitator to link the day together
- Providing speaker training for internal staff to boost confidence
- Liaising with your chosen speakers to ease their attendance
- Managing the speaker's requirements before and during the event
Speakers can range from sporting stars to business gurus and adventurers to celebrities. Skilled speaker use their motivating and inspiring personal experiences to enhance and illustrate key business and conference themes such as the importance of effective teamwork and achieving your goals and dreams despite adversity.
Below is a small sample of who we have had talk at our events and why:
Sir Matthew Pinsent
In one of the classic sporting moments of all time, Matthew booked his place in history by leading the Great Britain coxless four to victory at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, just eight one hundredths of a second ahead of the Canadian Champions. After an illustrious rowing career, Matthew has turned his hand to journalism and broadcasting, and is also an extremely authoritative and accomplished motivational and after dinner speaker.
Mark cycled around the world(18,297 miles) in 194 days and 17 hours, beating the previous world record by an astonishing 81 days. He has recently returned from 'Rowing the Arctic' as a crew member and cameraman for an upcoming documentary. Adventurer, documentary maker and best selling author, Mark is also an acclaimed public speaker.
Jamie is the Scottish mountaineer who had his hands and feet amputated following a horrific accident in the Alps. Incredibly, Jamie has continued mountaineering and has completed some amazing ascents around the world, raising tens of thousands of pounds for charity. Jamie is a gifted speaker with a hugely uplifting and motivational story which provides a meaningful and long lasting boost for staff.
At the tender age of 23, Kevin Bridges has already carved out a successful career in the world of comedy. He started as a stand up comedian at the age of 17 and has gone from strength to strength, getting to the final of "So You Think You're Funny" when he was only 18 and appearing in many TV comedy shows. Kevin's natural talent and years of experience make him an ideal presenter for evening events.
Des Clarke is one of Scotland's most successful stand-up comedians and television/radio presenters. Currently Des presents the breakfast show on Galaxy Scotland. His humour and professionalism make him ideal for hosting dinners or awards ceremonies.
Read Jamie Andrew's guest blog about the value of guest speakers.
Please call a member of the Maximillion team on 0131 333 0066 or send a message for further information.
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