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Trying To Get A Speaker To Address Your High School Graduation This Year? Where To Look First

So, you have been tasked with finding the guest speaker at your high school's upcoming graduation this year. That is a big task, to be sure, and one which often seems overwhelming. Who do you ask to speak? How can you reach him/her? What is your backup plan if you cannot get the first speaker you want? Slow down, breathe, and start with the following resources.

Motivational Speakers Bureau

This is a legit organization that makes it their business to collect volunteers who are willing to speak at graduations and other important events. They recruit actors, billionaires, millionaires, and all types of people from all walks of life. Make a list of ten people you think everyone would love to hear speak at the graduation, then contact this bureau to see if any of your chosen speakers on your list are available through the bureau's many contacts and references. Specific cities may also have their own bureaus, such as the Las Vegas Speakers Bureau in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Keynote Speakers Bureau

This bureau is similar to the motivational speakers bureau, but they may have an entirely different set of speakers available. That is why you should contact both to see if either of them can connect you to the speakers you are most interested in inviting to the ceremony. If your speaker of interest is not among either of these resources, there are more ways to reach out.

Message Them on Social Media

Believe it or not, a lot of famous people keep social media pages. You can direct message (DM) them and ask them very nicely if they would appear as a guest/motivational speaker, but you do have to give them a lot of advanced warning. They do not read their Facebook pages every day since they are very busy; by the time they read your messages, it may be too late. Still, if you message them in the fall, you should get some sort of answer by spring. 

Fan Mail

Fan mail used to be the "social media" of twenty-plus years ago. If you liked a famous person, you wrote him/her a fan letter. The letters were sent to specific addresses, where they would be collected and hopefully read by the famous individual. You can still send fan mail, but you may have to do some digging for the addresses to the people to which you want to send letters. Sometimes the letters go to their publishers, their agents, or their public relations managers, so do not be surprised if the addresses seem odd.

About Me

Mix Your Entertainment Up A Bit

One of the most challenging things to do on the weekend is find yet another thing to do that hasn't been tried yet. Even if you live in a big city, it can be hard to find something that everyone in your circle is interested in and that will also be fresh. There is a fine art to seeking out the finest in entertainment and experiencing everything that life has to offer. But fortunately, I'm here to help with my weblog. My name is Fernando Madoff and I hope I can inspire you to find new ways to mix it up and enjoy everything that your city has to offer.


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