How do you customize each keynote?
Every audience is different, and my commitment to you is to offer compelling and relevant information. So, I speak with several attendees a few weeks in advance—with your help, we'll identify three who represent a cross-section of the audience. My goal during these conversations is to understand their specific challenges and opportunities, and what they hope to get out of the conference/event overall. This guides my own industry research and helps me empathize with my audiences in order to tailor my presentations to best address their needs. I'll also participate in social media campaigns and online discussion groups to help promote the event and generate additional interest in my keynote. When schedules permit, I like to arrive the day before and meet attendees socially to hear what is on their minds and get them excited about my presentation.
Ravi Hutheesing is an excellent speaker. His ability to use his very successful and eclectic background throughout his presentation was exceptional and greatly appreciated by conference attendees. He is very engaging and unusually charismatic. His preparation for the presentation was evident. He had studied our organization and knew many of the issues we are facing locally, state-wide, and nationally. In my nearly 30 years with the Texas Administrators of Continuing Education, Ravi is by far the best speaker that we've had to present. (Apr 2016)
Vernon Hawkins, Vice President, Texas Administrators of Continuing Education