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Harness the Power of Speaker Events for Lead Generation

Harness the Power of Speaker Events for Lead Generation 714 474 I Need A Speaker

By Tricia Richards-Service

In the competitive world of sales, effective lead generation is crucial for success. One powerful yet often underutilized strategy for generating leads is hosting speaker events. These events can significantly enhance a company’s visibility, establish authority, and build valuable connections, all of which contribute to a robust sales pipeline.

Benefits of Hosting a Speaker Event

  • Speaker events position your company as one that is future-minded and growth focused. By hosting a speaker event, you demonstrate a desire to help others grow as well.
  • Unlike traditional advertising methods, speaker events provide an interactive platform to engage directly with your target audience. Through presentations, Q&A sessions, and networking opportunities, you can address the specific needs and pain points of potential clients. This personalized approach helps in educating prospects about how your products or services can solve their problems, fostering a stronger connection and increasing the likelihood of conversion.
  • Speaker events offer unparalleled networking opportunities. Attendees are often industry professionals and decision-makers actively seeking solutions and partnerships. By connecting with them in a more personal and direct setting, you can build relationships that might not be possible through digital channels alone. These connections often lead to high-quality leads and long-term business relationships.
  • One of the most significant advantages of speaker events is the generation of qualified leads. Attendees are typically interested in the topics discussed, meaning they are already somewhat invested in your industry. Collecting contact information through event registrations, feedback forms, and interactive sessions allows for targeted follow-ups with individuals who have shown genuine interest in your offerings.
  • Content generated from speaker events can be repurposed for further lead generation. Recordings of sessions, blog posts summarizing key points, and social media highlights can all be used to reach a broader audience. This not only extends the event’s reach but also continues to attract and nurture leads long after the event has concluded.

Speaker events are a highly effective tool for lead generation in sales. By engaging directly with prospects, building meaningful relationships, and leveraging content, businesses can significantly boost their lead generation efforts and ultimately drive sales growth.

Ready to plan a speaker event? Email info@ineedaspeaker.com for additional details and speaker recommendations. We have qualified, engaging speakers on dozens of hot topics, including (but not limited to): sales, marketing, leadership, creativity, innovation, storytelling, fintech, business, real estate, investing, communications, workplaces of the future, DEI, and much more!

 

 

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Fundraising collaboration with Rotary District 7410 underway

Fundraising collaboration with Rotary District 7410 underway 918 310 I Need A Speaker

We’re so happy to be working with Rotary District 7410 (North East Pennsylvania) to increase visibility for the organization, assist with recruiting members, and help raise funds for polio eradication!

Does your group desire greater visibility and fund development for grants, training, scholarship, community outreach, or corporate social responsibility initiatives? Talk to us about a collaboration! Here’s how it works:

  1. Agree to promote I Need A Speaker within your organization.
  2. Members and contacts of your organization join for a special promotional rate of $247* (regular annual fee is $349).
  3. For each person who completes a paid speaker registration with I Need A Speaker using your unique promo code, we’ll give your organization a promotional fee of $50!
  4. Event organizers can search the directory free and contact speakers directly, eliminating costs typically associated with traditional speakers’ bureaus.

There is absolutely no risk! If no one from your group registers, promoting I Need A Speaker won’t cost you a penny. When speakers join using the specific code we provide, everyone benefits! Consider this: if 100 of your members/contacts joined, your organization would net $5,000. If 250 of your members/contacts joined, you would receive a check for $12,500!

E-mail us at info@ineedaspeaker.com for more details. Know someone who would be interested? Pass this along!

Our most-requested topics for speaker events

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The team at I Need A Speaker is on a mission to connect speakers with audiences to share information and to amplify voices of marginalized groups.

We are proud to work with you to build a directory of credible, engaging speakers and assist event planners with developing events.

Currently, we have users in five countries, and we are excited by the potential to make a positive difference on a global level.

As we move into 2021, our most-requested topics were:

  • diversity and inclusion
  • event planning in a COVID-19 world
  • marketing
  • social media management.

What topics would you like to present or hear about in 2021? E-mail us at info@ineedaspeaker.com to let us know, and we’ll include information about that topic in an upcoming newsletter.

Academics, enhance your faculty activity report with speaker events

Academics, enhance your faculty activity report with speaker events 2560 1708 I Need A Speaker

Higher education faculty are tasked with documenting their teaching, scholarship, and service activities in an annual report.

If you’re in academia, you know that your faculty activity report is instrumental in determining rank and tenure decisions.

One way to enhance your activity report is to book yourself for more speaking events or assist in planning some.

Use our directory to promote yourself, increasing visibility for yourself and your college or university. Or use the I Need A Speaker directory to locate speakers on topics of interest to your audiences.

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