Why You Must Consider Getting an Athlete as a Conference Speaker

There are many reasons why people, especially organisations and companies, hire speakers for their events or functions. One reason is for them to increase their attendance. Of course, the success of such gatherings is often determined by how many people who were invited to such were able to attend. Also, another reason is for them to add a new dimension to the cause or the nature of the event or function. This is where the need to establish a proper plan (and executing it to perfection) is imperative. While it is easy to choose for a current and popular celebrity, there should factors that must be considered.

One of them is identifying the target audience. Does it involve all members of the organisation or company, or just a select few? When it comes to hiring speakers, it is also worth considering the niche or profession they are in. It would really depend on the nature of the event or function; if it involves business, then speakers could be anyone who is well-recognised in the world of finance, commerce, or in business overall. If it involves a cause, then a speaker could be anyone who is known for their respective professions but are also highly regarded for their charitable efforts and for their role in the community and society in general.

With all these things considered, hiring a conference speaker won’t be too worrisome. Indeed, organisations and companies can take advantage of the services of agencies that are capable of choosing the best speakers for them. In fact, these agencies can contact celebrity guest speakers; those who are well-known in their professions and can be invited to events or functions to spark inspiration and motivation for the people in attendance. They may be well-known in the past or in the present, but one thing is for sure; the way they convey their messages of hope and success are something that would help meet the objectives of the event or function.

There are plenty of them, in business, in entertainment, in science, and, of course, in sports. The latter, in fact, are popular choices. They could be former or current sportsmen and women from various sports. They could be former and current coaches. They could be anyone in the field of sports; even broadcasters, journalists, authors, and scientists can be chosen as motivational and inspirational celebrity guest speakers. Depending on the function or the event, they can talk about their respective careers and the achievements they garnered, as well as give inspiration through the life lessons they share to the audience. 

In Australia, there are numerous sports personalities who can serve as guest speakers in any function or event. From famous stars in their respective sports, Olympians who represented the country in their respective events, to coaches, these individuals can definitely make any organisation or companies’ event lively and successful. Here are some of them:

  • Andrew Gaze. A five-time Olympian, Andrew Gaze is regarded as the greatest basketball player in Australia. Having played professionally in the country in the 90s, he has won scoring titles in the National Basketball League (NBL), collected championships, and become league MVP numerous times. Due to his contributions to the growing popularity of basketball in Australia, he was awarded the Australian Medal.
  • Adam Gilchrist. Highly-regarded in the sport of cricket, he is believed to be the greatest wicketkeeper and batsman to have played the sport. As a wicketkeeper, he captained both Australian cricket teams in Test and International One Day competitions.

Hiring an athlete, whether retired or still active, as a conference speaker can be a lot of fun for both the audience and organizers. These professionals have the can-do attitude and have tons of experience in the competitive world of sports that can be thought to other people. In a nutshell, if you want your conference audience to feel inspired and motivated after the talk, hiring an athlete should be one of your top choices.