Tips on Hiring an Amazing Keynote Speaker

May 18, 2016 | By Annie Haynes | 1 Comment | Filed in: Speaker.

Most organizations have an annual conference, and it is likely that you would be tasked to secure a keynote speaker. At times, this speaker is not someone from the industry, but certainly a well-known individual.

This person would be the main reason delegates would want to be present in the event. The ideal speaker can motivate and inspire the audience, and has star power to persuade them to be at the conference and listen well.

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Here are the tips on hiring a presenter for the keynote speech:

1. Ask the higher-ranking individuals in your organization who they would like to deliver the keynote address. This may be someone that they admire. You may also want to check out other conferences because if someone is presenting at several conferences, they may already be overexposed. Think of the speaker circuit as holiday destinations – places and people could go out of trend quickly.

2. You must have around 10 individuals in your shortlist because half of them are probably abroad or already engaged on the date of your event. Some well-known presenters are even booked one year in advance.

3. You should verify the quality of the keynote speaker. Check Google and YouTube to make sure your potential speaker has the “it” factor or good stage presence. You may also want to check their contract to make sure you can terminate the contract if the speaker gets involved in a scandal or arrested.

4. You may not be a professional conference organizer, so you would have to book the speaker through their agent, and you would pay a speaker’s fee. This fee depends on two aspects: the current market rate, and the amount the agent thinks they could charge you. The problem is that you may not have an idea about these rates, which is why you should have 10 prospective speakers in your shortlist.

5. Just a reminder about the agent of the keynote speaker: they represent the speaker and not you. Act cool when you talk to the agent; inform them you have a fixed schedule, you are interested in a few speakers, and you have not yet decided on a budget. You can ask them for indicative pricing. Check out indicative prices for the speakers in your shortlist and negotiate.

6. Ensure that everything is in writing. Make some notes if you talk about issues over the phone, then send them an email to confirm what you have discussed.

7. Under some circumstances, some well-known people would speak free of charge. For instance, if you are a charitable institution or represent a cause that they believe in, the keynote speaker may not charge you with anything. However, even if a well-known speaker waives their fee, they would still have expenses like travel, meals, taxis, and accommodation, which you would have to pay for.

8. Remember that there should be a clear rule on who should not speak at your event. Government officials and elected politicians cannot receive speaking fees. Politicians as keynote speakers could be interested because most of them have incredible stories on their motivation to run for a public post. However, they may just discuss policy issues, which could be scripted and uninteresting.

9. Consider what you need to ask from the speaker. You would want them to present an empowering and amazing speech if you have paid them good money. If the speaker is really great, they may not need a PowerPoint Presentation.

10. Some well-known speakers would give the same presentation at each conference they are invited to. You must agree in advance what your keynote speaker would discuss – whether it would be a standard keynote presentation that everyone receives or a new topic.

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Usefulness Of Logo Lanyards

May 13, 2016 | By Douglas Austin | No Comments | Filed in: Product.

History tells that lanyards started way back in the 15th century in France. French officers and even pirates and commanders used ropes to tie around their neck their important belongings. The word “lanyard” actually came from the French word “laniere” which means a strap or thong. Before, lanyards are just a piece of rope where a soldier ties his pistol to attach in their uniform during the world war.

It was also used in the Navy during the 17th century. Navy officers used ropes to keep their important belongings in place when they tread the blue waters. From simple strings and cords, these holders evolved into strong materials we presently know as lanyards made with various materials and color. At present, people use lanyards on them to hold small items such as whistles, knives and other tools.

Most Common Uses Of Lanyards Are As Follows:

logo LanyardsLanyards are very useful nowadays. They can be used to hold IDs, keys, USBs, cellphones, coin purses and any item that can be tied. Instead of searching in pockets and bags, they are conveniently tied around your neck. They can be very eye-catching thus can be used as promotional materials. One can promote the company by having their logo printed on a lanyard.

Companies often use logo lanyards for their employees to use or for giveaways. A person may be curious on what logo and company it represents when they see it printed in a cool lanyard. A company profile often stands out when its employees and affiliates proudly wear their lanyards.

Lanyards aren’t only used for holding various things such as IDs, as they can be a form of self-expression. They can also be used to show support for various causes such as breast cancer and ALS awareness. These can also be used effectively in company events and with customized printing one can have a very striking lanyard in display. Compared to other forms of promotional materials (mugs, T-shirts, posters), logo lanyards appeal to all ages and classes of people.

Modern printing devices and right colors are needed to ensure that lanyards look presentable and professional when used to represent a company. Lanyards can also be used as part of uniform in a company or for security purposes. By providing employees with logo lanyards with a company logo, this will make workers feel more important and more distinguished in a company.

It can also attract attention to future customers or even investors whenever employees are engaged in activities outside the company. Companies also use lanyards in various corporate events such as meetings, seminars and conferences. These are used as an alternative to pins that may damage their clothes or hurt someone.

logo-LanyardsStudents are marked as the top users of lanyards. This can be used to restrict access to strangers on school premises. IDs are made to be worn conspicuously, so security personnel can easily identify trespassers. Logo lanyards can also give the students pride for their alma mater, school spirit or a bond or connection amongst their classmates and schoolmates.

Logo lanyards can also be used in large occasions such as field trips. Teachers can easily identify the students as well as other people. School principals and administrative staff also wear lanyards. Students can easily distinguish them amongst crowds especially off-school grounds activities where they are not wearing their regular uniform. It shows professionalism and neatness. Most teachers clip their pens in their lanyards for immediate use access and use.

When made by a skilled manufacturer, these lanyards more than flat strings you wear around all day to carry your stuff. They become branded, decorative and stylish items best for showing off at parties, events, conferences and meetings.

Lanyards Lanyards offers an amazing range of top-quality custom lanyards in a variety of materials, printing styles and prices.

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Restrictions and HCG

April 13, 2016 | By Harry Ball | Comments Off on Restrictions and HCG | Filed in: HCG Restrictions.
RestrictionsBeverages such as fizzy drinks and sugar juices are off limits too. It is preferable to select some kind of herbal tea or pure mineral water. These beverages are more dangerous than any other items in the restricted list. They don’t leave any visible residue (increase in weight etc.), but leave lots of sugars floating in the system.
All the beginners on the HCG diet course must take particular care to ensure that the loading days are properly utilized. Failure to do so might cause lots of stress or an early break from the diet plan. Dieters who have been on and off the plans need to be especially careful. It is one of those time ranges, where most of the people give up on the diet plan.
The process of cycling is useful for the heavy dieters. These dieters, who decide on cycling, are generally the ones who aim for long term dieting. As a part of cycling, the dieters alternate between phase two and three, without proceeding to phase four. This is done in order to increase the effects of those phases, before finishing the diet plan.
The original HCG protocol, written by Dr. Simeons directed the dieters to take daily doses of HCG as well as VLCD (very low calorie diet) as a part of Phase 2. The daily intake of HCG is stopped in between 23 to 40 days. The VLCD is stopped after 3 days of stopping the HCG. P3 is set for duration of 3 weeks, in which dieters can eat any type of food, barring the ones containing sugar or starch.
One of the best solutions to maintain this healthy lifestyle is exercise. Starting with light exercise, the dieters are advised to increase the complexity of the exercises, thus making the body self-reliant on fighting against the increase in the body weight. Aerobics or yoga is especially helpful for the female dieters to maintain their body weight.
The dieter is happy with the results produced at the end of the HCG program. The dieter is taught various procedures to help them in stopping the body from gaining the extra weight. If the body does gain a few pounds later, just fall back to the diet in phase 3 to decrease the accumulated weight and regain the previous fitness. Phase four is continuous and unending. The dieter is in a perpetual Phase 4 till he decides to ditch fitness.
Does the thyroid level in your body affect your system? Do you observe an increase in the body weight every time the thyroid level fluctuates? If the answer for both the questions are yes, then that particular person must enroll himself in the HCG diet course for weight reduction. Research has indicated that the HCG diet is a perfect remedy for all those suffering with hypothyroidism.

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