Managing your speaker on the day of your event

You’ve done all the hard work of organising and briefing your speaker, now make sure that things run smoothly on the day of your event.

Make your speaker feel welcome On the day of your event, you will most probably be busy managing your programme and taking care of logistics. Even if you can’t personally meet them, make sure that there is a designated person and place for your speakers to be received. It may be a good idea to have a designated speaker’s host for all events if you’re not able to play this role. The speakers should ideally be welcomed with the latest version of the event programme and shown to their seat in the auditorium. Remember to either introduce them to the AV crew or hand over their presentation to be uploaded by the AV crew.

Brief them about protocol If you’re having a big event