Hiring any type of speaker for an event can be a daunting task, especially when looking for a political speaker. What is the best way to go about looking for the right speaker? Is there any guarantee the speaker will talk about and promote the kind of information that will be relevant?
Finding the right speaker often means finding the right company, first. Pastorini-Bosby Talent has, well, a talent for locating the people with the stories, the skills, and the attitude to reach out to audiences all over the world. They have over twenty years of experience finding the perfect speaker. What makes a good motivational or political speaker? There are many things to keep in mind, but some of the most important are also the most basic; relate to the audience, make eye contact, and speak to the crowd, not at them.
Make it Personal
It is nearly impossible for political speakers to truly engage, inspire, or motivate an audience without bringing an element of themselves to the stage. There is little more inspiring to an audience than an extraordinary personal story. If audiences feel they can relate to a speaker, feel they have something in common, they are much more likely to get on board with the overall message. Many speakers will tell a personal story to grab the audience’s attention before going on to deliver the key message.
What is a proper speech without the help of a visual presentation? Many speakers make use of posters, power point presentations, image slide shows, and video clips to keep the audience engaged and alert. Often, such aids,and even physical props, are used, not only to keep the audience actively listening, but to help keep the speaker on track and moving quickly along. Knowing the audience is a great help in making this preparation. Age, gender, social class can play a big part in the the type of content needed to keep the audience focused on the speaker.
Make Eye Contact
One way to really connect to an audience is to make eye contact. Many good political speakers will attempt to pick several people out in their audience and speak directly to them, rather than at the back wall or to an object hovering just below the ceiling. Reading from a script is another way to stunt inspiration, and many speakers, while carrying a speech to a podium, will walk in with most of their content memorized to achieve maximum contact.
When discussing politics, as a speaker or otherwise, it is difficult not to get passionate about the content. Many political speakers believe absolutely in their message, which makes it very hard to ignore. Enthusiasm is contagious, creating an atmosphere for motivation and inspiration to grow and spread.
From big ideas to little tricks, good political speakers know how to reach out and grab the audience’s attention, nudge them into a new way of thinking, and get people inspired and excited about the topic at hand. With a little bit of research, a little preparation, a lot of heart, and the right collection of visual aids, political speakers can really help to liven up an event and rally an audience.