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How to Choose the Right Motivational Keynote Speaker

Choosing the right motivational keynote speaker for your event is critical to a successful event! Your event took a lot of time and effort to put together and deserves a quality keynote speaker! Follow these steps to help you pick an all-star speaker!


  • Start your search by researching speakers through the Internet. Google speakers and include the specific category that you are in need of. Example: If you are looking for a keynote speaker on leadership for an annual business summit try using the search term, Leadership Keynote Speaker.
  • Now don’t limit yourself to the first page of results. Search through the first few pages of Google or Bing and click on the websites of individual speakers that show up for that search term (not data aggregating websites). Copy and paste these websites into a word document.
  • Now that you have built a list of about 6 speakers with their websites, its time to dig into the website content to find out what speakers will be the best fit for your event.
  • If you have a budget you need to stay within, assume that a speaker will consider speaking at your event for $3,000 (your budget) even if a speakers fee is $5,000. Many speakers will negotiate their fee at least by 10% and the worst that can happen is a simple no.
  • Look for the about page for that speaker and find out his/her credentials, do they have any credentials that would give them authority on the topic(s) to be presented at your event.
  • Look for the speakers that provide clear programs on your desired topic. Also, make sure that they provide the option to customize your program through pre-program meetings/phone calls.
  • Look for speakers that have videos, this will give you the best idea as to whether or not the speakers personality and overall stage presence will be a good match for your event and audience.
  • If you can find a motivational keynote speaker near your events location with the right program, stage presence, price and credentials. This might give you a little more room in your budget due to lower travel costs.
  • Once you have found your speaker it is time to make the connection. Always have a back up speaker in mind in case your chosen speaker is already booked or cannot make it for some other reason.
  • Finally, follow your instincts! You are the judge and you have the decision-making authority. If something doesn’t seem right, move on!


Doug Dvorak, Motivational Keynote Speaker

It’s all About Goals, Not Deadlines.

Which Is More Important: The Goal or a Deadline?


When you have your own business it can be difficult Set Goalsunderstanding the difference between a goal that is set for yourself and your employees, and a deadline. Of course a deadline usually involves clients and the need to make sure you are providing great services. But of the two, which is more important? Deadlines tend to carry a serious amount of stress for people. When goals are set in lieu of deadlines, there is a more positive outcome and feeling to the entire endeavour. As a business owner you can set more goals for your employees with a few rules that will help your employees succeed and work harder for you.


Set Clear and Obtainable Goals


As an employer it is important that you keep employee morale at a higher level. It has been proven that employees work harder for their employer when they feel useful and have adequate goals set for them. This can include goals that require task completion at the end of the day, or projects that require months of attention. The idea is to set a direction and focus on goals that will help your company succeed. Employers can set goals so they feel more in control of their company’s direction too. Of course setting goals is a great idea, but setting goals that are reasonable is imperative. Some goals can take a lot of hard work in order to reach them, and every goal set is going to be different and carry varying accolades.


Set Goals That Motivate


Employers need to make sure that their staff feels motivated to complete goals. This is very important or reaching a goal can be a burdensome task that is never completed. If there is little to no interest in the outcome, the goal itself becomes irrelevant. Work goals should be set that relate to priorities that are important to the company’s success. Give employees enough time to reach goals and they will commit to them with more faith and positive attributes. In order to make goals a focus for your employees, you may even want to invite a motivation a speaker to lead a meeting for them.


Make a Goal Action Plan


In order to assist your employees when it comes to seeing the entire goal and completion of it, you should set an action plan. This outlines exactly what is expected with a soft time frame of when smaller goals are to be met in order to complete a larger goal. Making an action plan for long term goals is perfect and helps you and your employees stick with it. A goal, and setting it, is an activity that is perpetually on-going. You can keep yourself and your staff on track by making time for meetings or reviews so you can review the completion of goals.


Doug Dvorak CSP, has been a motivational keynote speaker for companies that want to positively improve their business. Learn important techniques such as it’s all about the goals, not the deadlines when you utilize his motivational services.

How to Stay Motivationally Right Side Up in an Upside Down World

It becomes very easy to blame the world for everything bad in your life from failure to ill health. Everything around you is screaming negative thoughts and everything about your life seems to be bringing you down. Or is it? For most of us, half of our life is about doing and the other half is about dreaming. The key to staying motivationally right side up in an upside down world is to flip it on your own. And the best way to flip it is to bring the half of your life that is dreaming and the half that is doing together to achieve your goals.

One Negative Thought Allowed

The only negativity you should have in life is saying no to negative thoughts. In your life you have two choices: You can go through life being negative about everything and surround yourself with friends who do the same or you can choose to go through life with a positive attitude. The first choice is self professing and negativity will promote further negativity. The second choice will give you hope and help you turn things right side up.

Take on a Healthy Lifestyle

If you are always feeling poorly chances are you are not living life in a mindful and healthful manner. It is simple. You are what you eat and bodies in motion stay in motion. If you want to be healthy, live healthy.

Friends Don’t Let Friend be Negative

When you surround yourself with people who are consumed with negativity you become consumed with it as well. If you have friends with negativity offer them the gift of positive thought and provide them with this gift whenever they poo poo your hopes and dreams or their own. If that doesn’t work consider separating them from your life because negativity begets negativity.

Rely on yourself for Inspiration and Engagement

Stop blaming the world for all things wrong in your life and become the resource that provides inspiration and engagement for yourself. Don’t expect your boss, your spouse or your friends to offer anything more than respect and support. Everything else is all you.

Make Dreaming Doing

Make your own dreams a reality by doing the things that will help you achieve them. Focus on your goals and go after them everyday to help set things right in this topsy turvy world.

Doug Dvorak is a motivational humorous and keynote speaker who empowers and motivates businesses and individuals to succeed. For more information visit http://dougdvorak.com/