Type of Organization
What is event date and title or theme? Also, what is the primary reason you desire a speaker for your event(s)?
What is the title?
What is the event history?
Are there any web sites or background materials on the host/event?
If the event has been held before, what keeps people coming back?
Is anyone else presenting at this event? If so, what will be the order of events? (i.e. what is the agenda and when would you like Alexandra to be on site, when would you like her to begin speaking?)
What are the names of other keynote speakers you have had at this event in the past? How were they received? What did you like / dislike about their presentation?
Is there a "Master of Ceremonies"? What is their contact information? May Alexandra speak with that person prior to the event?
What is the intended outcome? What are you hoping your audience will "take away" from the audience. What is the call to action?
What do you feel are the audience's most pressing concerns? (i.e. what is keeping them awake at night? What are they worried about?)
What key messages have you been sending your audience that Alexandra can help you to reinforce?
What points of discussion can Alexandra include to ensure this event is a success?
How many people are expected to attend? From which corporate / business sectors / organizations / institutions?
Is a meal or other associated event happening as well (i.e. break out sessions, entertainment, awards presentations, silent auction, etc.)
What else can you think of for Alexandra to know in order to help you create an outstanding audience experience?
City of Speech/Appearance
Where is the venue? (Address, phone #, web site please)
Room or Hall Name within the venue (if necessary)
Who is Alexandra's contact person for details ahead of the engagement? (Name, cell #, office# and email please.)
Who will be Alexandra's' onsite contact? (Name, cell #, office # and email please.)
Airport for arrival
Date and Time of latest reasonable time to arrive
Local transfer details
Time and location for first meeting with the client prior to appearance (if necessary)
Time for sound and tech check
Time for first public-facing arrival
Time for beginning of appearance
Finishing time and details
Side event and/or VIP event details
Earliest time for departure
How will travel accommodations be arranged?
The Appearance / Presentation
Describe the desired appearance and/or presentation
Is video/photographic content desired for the event?
How long will Alexandra speak?
What is the intended room layout? Theatre? Rounds? Classroom? Raised stage/risers or same level as audience? Will there be a podium? Will there be a head table? Please describe.
What kind of audio equipment will be used?
What kind of video equipment is available?
Who will be coordinating technical requirements?
Will this person be available to review the presentation and technical set-up with Alexandra?
What color is the backdrop of the stage/room?
What kind of lighting is present on stage and in the room?
Are there any other key details that the speaker should know about?