Tips for Leading with Confidence

Dear LWML Leaders,

Welcome back to Tips for Leading with Confidence.

Everyone is excited about the speakers for our LWML Convention in Mobile, Alabama! Here are some tips on communicating with speakers for your events.

Successful Communication with Event Speakers

Maintaining communication with your event speakers ensures a successful experience. You have their initial acceptance and the contract is signed. It is important that you continue to communicate. Send them information they will appreciate 3–4 weeks prior to the event:

  • Indicate anticipated attendance numbers.

  • Confirm physical arrangements:

    • Setting: classroom, sanctuary, auditorium, or other location;

    • Speaker placement: on stage, podium available, on floor at same level as participants, etc.;

    • Indicate, if requested, that equipment has been secured: flipchart, laptop, projector, screen, fixed or portable microphone, extension cords, other equipment;

    • If requested, supply a display table;

    • Indicate if audio or videotaping will be part of the event.

  • Share name and cell phone number of person meeting speaker and share speaker's cell number with the driver. Are they meeting at airport? Which door? Be specific.

  • Supply location and phone number where speaker will be staying.

  • If arrival is by car, supply exact address and parking instructions.

  • Request handouts or other materials; confirm who makes necessary copies.

The brochure Event Planners and Guest Speakers on the LWML Leadership Development webpage is a useful tool in providing ideas and suggestions in order to develop an effective working relationship with your guest speaker.

God's Blessings,

Susan Brunkow, Chairman
Leadership Development Committee

LWML 2017–2019 Leadership Development Committee Members
Deb Vinkemeier
Cheryl Killham
Susan Brunkow, Chairman
Debbie Larson, Vice President of Organizational Resources, Advisory

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