At live events, there is much to be learned during keynote sessions, but there is even more to learn from peers. The problem is, peers usually aren’t on the 'big stage'; they’re sitting in the audience.
Unfortunately, this goldmine of wisdom is rarely shared beyond one-on-one conversations, given the ‘big stage’ is often reserved for hired speakers, VIPs, and entertainers.
There is a place for hired professional thought-leaders. They serve a vital role in delivering inspiration, motivation, and knowledge. But shouldn’t we make room for the event community’s stories and wisdom too?
There is a way to unleash that relevant wisdom and share it with all of your attendees – Community Keynotes®. These TED-type sessions feature attendees as the keynote speakers.
Community Keynoters bring a level of authenticity, credibility and relevancy that can’t be replicated by outside professional speakers. Community Keynoters have walked a mile in the shoes of the audience and can speak precisely to their enablement needs.
Don't let fear of public speaking or lack of experience in the spotlight be a barrier for your Community Keynoters.
The 6-week Community Keynotes® Coaching program consists of virtual one-on-one and group coaching, online courses, and rehearsal support.
Melissa Majors Consulting can get them ready. Let's chat.
This video captures how MPI incorporated Community Keynotes® at the 2019 WEC. It features Melissa Majors as the 'Storytellers' coach. Video Credit: Soliman Productions and Meeting Professionals International