COVID-19 has transformed the meeting industry. Conferences, leadership meetings, customer events or company town hall meetings have all been moved to either hybrid or virtual-only events. With these new formats, it’s crucial to book a keynote speaker who is able to adapt his messages and – even more important – the delivery style of his presentations to the changed circumstances.
When you think of a live event as a theatre play, then virtual events are like Netflix. That not only requires the customisation of the content to the individual needs of the audience but also a very interactive, engaging and entertaining delivery style.
As a global keynote speaker, Ilja Grzeskowitz has not only presented on five different continents, but with his deep experience and expertise, he’s the perfect choice for your next online event. No matter if it’s a small meeting or a big conference, as your virtual keynote speaker he will make sure that you as a meeting planner will be happy with your choice and your audience delighted.
Most speakers just copy their speeches one to one into the virtual format. But this strategy never works, because online events work completely different from live ones. Ilja adapts his content and his delivery style to the requirements of a virtual conference. And he does it with a purpose: To inspire, engage and motivate the attendees.
Of course, it’s never about the tech, but always about the audience. But that means that you need to know your hard- and software by heart, so that you can focus 100% on the connection with the attendees. Ilja is a pro in the use of all known online platforms, presents from a state-of-the-art studio and always adapts to your technical requirements.
When it comes to virtual speeches, it’s crucial that the content is presented in an interactive, humorous and engaging style – without compromising the quality of the message. In his virtual keynote speeches, Ilja uses a lot of interactive, multimedia elements and frequently engages with the audience. Because of that they never feel like attending a boring lecture, but being part of a highly interactive and valuable conversation.
Despite popular opinion, preparing an online event requires a lot more time, energy and planning than a live one does. You need to customise the content, do a thorough AV check and coordinate all the people involved. Ilja sees himself as an active partner in this process and is more than happy to consult you in every possible aspect. Before, during and of course also after the event.
It’s not easy to describe, what differentiates a good speech from one, that delights your audience and where people are discussion messages and bits of content weeks or even months later. What very few live speakers are able to do is even harder in a virtual setting. With his empathetic, humorous and people-oriented delivery style, Ilja is able to inspire, engage and emotionally touch his audiences as few others can. Live. And of course also virtually.