How to get a guest speaker at your group
January 18, 2010 9:38 AM Subscribe
How do you entice semi-popular people to speak in front of your group?
posted by anonymous to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I am representing a campus group, and I brought up the idea of bringing a fairly famous local author to speak to our group. This person has written on their web site that they could speak to book groups in the area, and since we are within the vicinity, I thought it would be a good idea. I don't think money is involved.
The only thing is, in the past, we have invited people who are related directly in our field of interest. Even though this author deals strictly in that particular field, obviously they have made a career out of observing it. Outside the fact that many of us are fans of their work, how could we interest them in speaking to us? What rationale would be suited? I feel that it may be a stretch, since our past subjects have been mainly talked about their career choices. Still, many of us are really excited at the prospect of having the author speak to us. This also has the potential to be a campuswide event, so it could attract much more people.
For my specifics, my throwaway e-mail is email@example.com
Thanks a bunch!