Meeting Planners: What are your Speaker Pet Peeves?

According to the dictionary, a pet peeve is “Something about which one frequently complains; a particular personal vexation”. We all have them.  Pet peeves are like our personal hot buttons that once pushed, push US over the edge.   Quick!  What are your top 3 pet peeves?  My bet is it didn’t take you very long to think of them.

As Meeting Planners, I’m guessing you have your own “ Top 10 list of Speaker Pet Peeves”. Working with Meeting Planners over the years, I’ve heard them complain about some of the things that Speakers do that drive them crazy.  Here are just a few that come to mind but please feel free to add your own in the comments section below.

  1. Arrogance. These are the speakers that ask for unreasonable requests like flying first class for a 2 hour flight or requesting a suite instead of a regular room.  Who needs prima donnas? That’s why you have your celebrity Speakers!
  2. Lack of Communication.  As a Meeting Planner, you need to be kept in the loop at all times. When a Speaker doesn’t respond to your calls and emails, it creates stress and more work for you.  Who needs more stress than what you already have?
  3. High Maintenance.  You have a LOT on your plate.  The last thing you need is a Speaker who is needy, asking you tons of questions and lots of hand holding.
  4. What’s your Speaker Pet Peeve?

Well, Meeting Planners, we have some good news for you!   All the speakers that are listed on the website are seasoned professionals that know better than to push your hot buttons.  They have worked with countless Meeting Planners and have established great working relationships with them.  They know exactly what you need from them and how to ease NOT increase your stress level. When you visit, you will be pleasantly surprised to find that our speakers are experts on a variety of topics. You can rest assured that there isn’t a prima donna or high maintenance speaker in the group.

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