While this was only a 45 minute sample, I felt like I have a decent understanding of what makes Hunter successful as a keynote speaker.
Positive Characteristics of Hunter Lott
He exhibited many great characteristics that we see at my company Museum Hack being used to engage the audience. Hunter did these things as a business keynote speaker very well:
- Uses character voices
- Moves around, fast-paced
- Vocal pacing and select word emphasis
- Not afraid to call people out and poke fun
- Gets laughs
- Does improv to riff off of audience answers
- More voices! Example: Takes the character of a hard-line “old timer” to exemplify the “back in my day” approach to business
- Intense theatrical performance: Dives into a character, then snaps out of it
- People remember the stories. He uses stories a lot
We all received a informative and helpful 10 page packet which I will share a couple of images of here:
Videos of Hunter Lott speaking
This video I believe shows off some of Hunter Lott’s speaking skills. He called on me during his speech for the $5,000 bonus question (as seen in the video above of him presenting in Dallas).
More Notes from his Presentation
Don’t think job interview-think job audition.
“Millennials have it figured it out. The best way to get a raise is to quit.”
Action: Take one of your A players out to lunch. Ask them “why are you here?” Find out why they work for you.
Why work here? We will give you the skills to get your next job.
Action: Add testimonials from our team to the jobs page on our website.
Look for the best matched, not just the best qualified.
Hunter Lott was a very engaging, funny and an informative speaker. I especially appreciated that he delivered what is typically a very dry, boring, complicated subject matter in a funny, smart way.
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