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Types of Speakers

Types of Professional Speakers

Celebrity Speakers

  • Speakers by virtue of their being either a Sports celebrity, a Politician, an Actor etc.
  • Usually get invited to speak at functions as a Crowd draw card and speak about their experiences in their own field.
  •   They also often act as MC’s at events.
  • They usually speak on a full time or part time basis and command good speaking fees for their keynote talks and breakaway sessions

Circumstantial Speakers

  • Speakers by virtue of a Circumstance such as An Accident, Traumatic Experience , Life Surviving Event etc
  • They usually concentrate on telling their story as their core speech.
  • They usually speak on a full time or part time basis and command good speaking fees for their keynote talks and breakaway sessions

Experts Who Speak

  • These speakers are usually Subject Level Experts by virtue of Academic Studies, Self Study, Work Experience and or a mixture of all of these.
  • They speak at conferences and events based on their Specialist knowledge and experience.
  • They usually speak on a full time or part time basis and command good speaking fees for their keynote talks and breakaway sessions.

Industry Speakers

  • These are mostly executives and experts inside of  business and industries who speak on their specific specialist fields.
  • They usually do not charge a fee for their services as they speak on behalf of their organisations and gain exposure as payment.
  • However of late they too are demanding a speaker’s fee or at least direct cost compensations.

Motivational and Inspirational Speakers

  • These are speakers who concentrate on the emotional upliftment and rejuvenation  of the spirit of their audiences through Motivational and Inspirational Stories, Anecdotes and Value Principles etc.
  • They are most often called on as Opening or Closing Keynote presenters at conferences, Strategic Planning sessions, management or sales meetings and the like.
  • They usually speak on a full time or part time basis and command good speaking fees for their keynote talks and breakaway sessions.

Entertainers

  • These include comedians, magicians, ventriloquists and others who use “speaking plus” to get their point across
  • They usually speak/perform on a full time or part time basis and command good speaking fees for their keynote talks and breakaway sessions.

Trainers

  • These are Speakers who provide Training Courses, Seminars and Workshops in many different fields of expertise.
  • They also often speak on their subjects of expertise at Conferences and Seminars and from time to time present keynotes on their fields at such events as well.