Skeptics would have you believe that keynote speaking is going the way of the dinosaurs. These doomsday predictions are similar to those that have been circling for years surrounding mediums that simply refuse to die, like the radio, opera, and live theater.
The reason art forms like these are still alive and well is the same reason keynote speaking is more relevant than ever; in age where we are inundated with information, most of which is digital, being in the same room with a live keynote speaker packs a bigger punch than ever before.
Whether you’re a small business owner or part of an enormous corporation, chances are that you and your employees spend the bulk of your day sitting in front of a computer. If you’re lucky enough to get a break from the glare of your MacBook, it’s probably to join others in a conference room and shift your attention from an individual screen to a community screen, or to take part in a webinar or video call. If you happen to be away from your desk, the digital slack is picked up by the barnacle-like smartphone permanently attached to your hand.
Introducing a keynote speaker into a decidedly digital environment instantly wakes people up and makes them take notice. Your message will cut through the din of technological noise with a speaker who is engaging, energized and exciting to listen to. In the digital age, keynote speaking is the diamond in the rough in a world of rough-and-tumble technology.
Mike Hourigan is a Keynote Speaker, Author and Consultant who specializes in teamwork training. Contact Mike at 704-875-3030, 888-PRO-KEYNOTE or contact him via email.