3 Benefits of Having a Surprise Speaker or Celebrity at Your Corporate Event

May 8, 2023 Mario Stewart

When you convince your corporate event clients to include guest and keynote speakers for their engagements, you get excited. You know that the right motivational, inspirational, or educational stage performer can take any company or brand event to the next level. But how you go about incorporating and booking your speakers requires some strategy. And there are huge benefits when you’re able to surprise corporate event guests with a big-name or celebrity figure. Below are just a few of those advantages.

1. Elements of Surprise Amplify the Energy

When you can tease any element of surprise for your event, the big reveal always amplifies the energy of the room. So, when you can build up excitement about a surprise guest appearance, keynote speaker, or celebrity performer, event attendees will show up with anticipation energy. And when the guest of honor takes the stage, watch the crowd go wild!

2. Surprise Speakers Give You Plenty of Pre-Event Marketing Material

When you have a surprise guest in the lineup, especially a celebrity, you have a TON of marketing material. Tease your celebrity appearance in every marketing message, including social media, event invitations, and press releases. Sell the celebrity surprise guest and boost ticket sales and attendance in a big way.

3. Boosts Social Sharing

When guests arrive to your event, they’ll be pumped about the big surprise reveal. And when your celebrity guest speaker appears, all those energized guests will be taking pics and selfies, sharing across their own social media profiles. That increased exposure can promote your event during and long after it’s over. The added publicity from the boost in social media coverage, including event hashtags you have in place, improves your brand awareness as an event planner.

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