You know that feeling you get after listening to a great speaker? Oh the inspiration, the excitement, the drive to take back to your team what you've just learned! The best speakers engage the audience, relate experiences specific to your event or organization, and leave the room with thought-provoking statements. Most importantly, when booking a speaker, make sure their content relates to an opportunity or hardship in your organization. Also, don't book a speaker who's been singing the same tune for 10+ years. Keep looking for someone fresh, who brings a new perspective to the event. Don't forget to ask questions, get more footage from a desired speaker, or reach out to past organizations who hired the speaker. Use good judgement when vetting speakers. Find more great speaker tips at PCMA Convene magazine.