There’s nothing worse than booking a public speaker who turns up and doesn’t quite hit the mark.
There’s a few reasons this can happen but the most common ones are:
At Mic Drop we want to remove the uncertainty of booking an unseen public speaker.
That’s why every speaker on our platform is assigned a speaker personality type. Whilst not an exact science, these personality badges give you a great indicator of the energy and style that a speaker will bring to your event.
For more information on the strengths, weaknesses and appropriateness of each personality type, see below:
The Sage is a very knowledgeable speaker, offering a logical and well research approach to a subject. They are an expert in their field and progress the audiences intellectual understanding of a topic.
One of the world’s most knowledgeable experts on the energy industry
Brian Cox is a Royal Society University Research Fellow based in the Particle Physics group at the University of Manchester, where he holds the chair in Particle Physics.
The Jester is an entertaining speaker who excels at bringing a smile to the audience. Their performances often consist of storytelling, humour and high energy.
Formerly a special advisor to the Labour party, Ayesha spent 9 years guiding senior party leaders in Government and the Opposition.
The Monarch is a polished, confident speaker who commands respect on the stage. They have often built their confidence through a position of authority (e.g. Business Leader, Politician, Military).
Lord Hogan-Howe is the most senior police ofﬁcer in the UK
Named as one of the “100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century”, Billie Jean King won 39 Grand Slam titles during her tennis career, and has long been a pioneer for equality and social justice.
The Wizard is a charismatic speaker, who excels at charming an audience and encouraging transformation. They tend to be from a change management or sales background.
25 years of real-world business experience as a senior leader
The Lightbulb sparkler is a highly engaging speaker, who helps audiences shift their mindset. They leave the audience pondering big questions, rather than any specific idea.
Audience Feelings/Emotions: Creativity, Revelation, Ideation, Motivation.
Alex Panayotou helps professionals
The Peacemaker is a loveable pacifying force, who aims to make everyone feel good. They promote collaboration and often turn the spotlight on the audience.
Audience Feelings/Emotions: Empathy, Connection, Warmth, Happiness.
TV presenter Alex Jones is the co-host of the BBC’s flagship programme The One Show.
Household name Ben Shephard is a sports fanatic and television presenter.