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Connect with those who can help you succeed

Posted on October 12, 2016 in Conferences and Events

Successful partnerships matterIn a recent article, 'Make Your Life a Success Story', Bupa Life Insurance chose Great Expectation Speakers and Trainers as trusted advisors on the topic. We help connect organisations with motivating and inspiring guest speakers. Having effective motivation can empower and inspire people to find the strength and determination within themselves to accomplish just about anything.We source the best of the best speakers in each field for our clients, to ensure their event...More

Planning A Seminar?

Posted on June 28, 2016 in Conferences and Events

Some Seminars work better than others, but if planned and marketed well, these types of events can be leveraged to enhance your credibility, increase brand awareness and initiate sales. Here are a few items to consider when planning your own successful lead generation Seminar. Any industry can hold a seminarSeminars are ideal for businesses with a high dollar sale value, and include service firms that win business and sales, based on their industry knowledge and expertise.Professional service...More

Clarify your event objectives

Posted on September 7, 2020 in Conferences and Events

Deciding upon the ideal speaker for your event can be challenging.   It can be a difficult road for various reasons.   Obtaining your goals and having clarity around your event, is essential in the realisation of a successful event. Regardless of where you sit in the planning process, we'll always start the conversation by asking certain questions about you and your event.  Most importantly the answers will lead to determining some clarity, about what success looks like for...More

Mind your manners

Posted on October 10, 2014 in Conferences and Events

We've found some etiquette pointers for graceful dining at any global event. From a packed Tokyo sushi bar to a communal Moroccan meal, these tips will keep you in your host’s good graces, and off the waiters’ blacklist.CHINAIt may be a bit tacky to cut rather than twirl the spaghetti while you are at your Italian team development conference or leadership retreat, but in China it’s downright unlucky.  Long noodles symbolise long life, and chopping them up is akin to cutting...More

What do I look for in a professional speaker?

Posted on June 28, 2016 in Conferences and Events

EVENT SUCCESS TIP #8What to look for in a professional speakerWe often get asked, “How do I choose the right keynote speaker for my event?”It’s an easy process to book a speaker, but getting the right speaker for your conference or event can be fairly challenging. You want to make sure they have something of real value to share with your attendees as well as meet your desired outcomes. That’s why working with a speaker bureau is an essential part of your event’s...More

Why should you engage a professional MC for your conference?

Posted on July 30, 2014 in Conferences and Events

In our experience, professional conference organisers are highly aware of the benefits of engaging a professional MC for corporate events.  But for those who are new to events, or are looking toward a larger, professional event such as a two day conference, we would recommend that you explore the possibility of engaging a professional MC.Influence and entertain your audience We appreciate how difficult it can be, to keep a conference audience awake and active, during the 'graveyard' time...More

Top 5 travel tips for your next event

Posted on July 11, 2014 in Conferences and Events

EVENT SUCCESS TIP #7Our top 5 travel tips for your next eventHow would you feel about this Facebook status update from your Keynote speaker: Trying to get to 1200 people waiting for me at the conference I’m speaking at! Bad weather, flight couldn't land at my destination, so landed at another airport 2 hours away and now on a bus! Understandably you’d be feeling rather stressed out right now! One of the most important logistics to consider when organising your conference is travel....More

Why you need a speakers bureau

Posted on June 28, 2016 in Conferences and Events

EVENT SUCCESS TIP #4Find conference speakers and trainers - with the help of a bureau!As a conference organiser, you’ll know one of the most important elements of your event is the keynote speaker. The cost of a professional speaker or entertainer is only a small fraction of the total expense of your conference, but is likely to be the most important expenditure you make. They will showcase your entire event and could be what your attendees discuss before, during, and long after. You’ll...More