Three Characteristics of Good Celebrity Speakers

As with anything, there are some good celebrity speakers and some bad celebrity speakers. The quality of your celebrity speakers can make or break your event. The primary motivation for many people’s attendance will be the pedigree of your guest. There are some qualities that the best celebrity speakers all share. Here are three characteristics you should look out for when booking celebrity speakers for your next event.

1. Raconteurs

A raconteur is a person who tells anecdotes in funny and amusing ways. It is easy to see why this is a good trait in celebrity speakers. After all, their primary purpose is to come out and entertain your guests with stories from their past. If you want to get a feel for whether or not a celebrity has good stories to tell, you might want to purchase their autobiography and give it a quick read. Failing this you could search for documentaries and television programmes about them on the internet.

2. Lilting Tones

Part of being a good raconteur involves having a voice that is both soothing and engaging to listen to. Avoid celebrity speakers who are monotonous and dull. Your speakers’ voices should be instantly recognisable to the audience. They should lure them in and keep them in the palm of their hands. Again, you can utilise the internet to do a bit of research on the voices of your celebrity speakers. Type their name into YouTube and you will be presented with videos involving their voices.

3. Body Gestures

The best celebrity speakers will make a story come alive through their hand movements. It is nearly impossible to speak in a clear and engaging manner without full use of your hands and other body movements. They help you engage with the subject you are actually talking about. They demonstrate your enthusiasm and passion for what you are talking about. Look for celebrity speakers who combine these three characteristics and you will have a winning formula for your event. Prime Performers have speakers that embody all of these features. You can contact us by telephone on 020 7251 8222 or drop us an e-mail at

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