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The Functions of a Keynote Speaker

The Functions of a Keynote Speaker

Article by John Petersons

Traditionally, singers in a barbershop began by practicing the keynote of the song they were about to sing. This set the tone for the song. Similarly a keynote speaker introduces the point of discussion or subject before any meeting, conference or public event. Political conventions, academic debates, corporate seminars as well as college and high school functions are nearly always begun in this fashion. The Keynote speaker serves a quite critical function to arouse attention and interest in the topic to be discussed. This gets the distracted minds of the audience to concentrate on the subject at hand and also sets the expectations from the impending discussion. The audience begins paying attention to what is becoming discussed and also turn into aware of the scope of the discussion. In most situations the keynote speaker also introduces the panel and main speakers, therefore sets the tone and ambience that is conducive for the discussion. One more critical function of such a speaker is to motivate the audience and create enthusiasm towards the event. A very good, clear and solid beginning will guarantee a meaningful and powerful discussion just as a weak introduction can leave the audience disinterested. It is critical to project a positive image and therefore gain audience attention by clearly introducing and heralding a meeting, event, debate or seminar.Traditionally, singers in a barbershop began by practicing the keynote of the song they were about to sing. This set the tone for the song. Similarly a keynote speaker introduces the point of discussion or subject before any meeting, conference or public event. Political conventions, academic debates, corporate seminars as nicely as college and high school functions are nearly often begun in this fashion. The Keynote speaker serves a very critical function to arouse attention and interest in the topic to be discussed. This gets the distracted minds of the audience to concentrate on the subject at hand and also sets the expectations from the impending discussion. The audience starts paying attention to what is being discussed and also turn out to be aware of the scope of the discussion. In most instances the keynote speaker also introduces the panel and primary speakers, thus sets the tone and ambience that is conducive for the discussion. Yet another essential function of such a speaker is to motivate the audience and produce enthusiasm towards the event. A very good, clear and solid beginning will make certain a meaningful and efficient discussion just as a weak introduction can leave the audience disinterested. It is critical to project a positive image and therefore gain audience attention by clearly introducing and heralding a meeting, event, debate or seminar.