Tips to Ensure Your Speakers Make it to Your Event

Posted by Kevin Iwamoto on 01/08/2014

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This winter, I’ve been watching and observing the widespread impact of Mother Nature. Her winter storms are severely disrupting the U.S. air transportation system.

With thousands of cancelled flights, stranded travelers, overcrowded airports and all the other trouble that the winter travel season brings, I was glad that a road warrior like myself hasn’t had to travel much during this year’s winter season.  As many of you know, I get a lot of speaking requests and, thankfully, advance planning and good communications with event organizers have allowed me to never miss an engagement yet (knocking wood!).

However, for those organizers out there who have upcoming meetings with speakers, MeetingsNet ran a great,concise article by Karen E. Lynn on 5 tips to consider, especially during this winter season of massive storms and flight cancellations — all of which have wreaked havoc on business and leisure travelers.

Lynn’s article advises:

1-Monitor flights in real-time
2-Rent a car, borrow a corporate jet
3-Bring the speaker(s) in a day earlier
4-Keep your agenda flexible
5-Keep the lines of communication open

In order to avoid a speaker no-show due to weather, it pays to follow these tips especially during a severe winter weather pattern like we are painfully experiencing right now.

What steps do you take to ensure your speakers get to your event — despite what’s happening outdoors?


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