Dr. Gregory Brammer often attends seminars where they rely on his ability to set the tone as a keynote speaker. As someone who has given several dozens of keynote speeches and listened to even more from other colleagues, he has noticed a couple of common elements and qualities in those who generally performed well.
One of the most important aspects of a good keynote speech is being able to spark the interest, and hopefully the curiosity of the audience. A good speaker can achieve that with a short speech, given that they know their listeners.
Confidence and Credibility
Just like any type of speech, it is very important to have confidence. A good keynote speaker possesses that poise, or at the very least is comfortable enough to deliver. Credibility is also crucial. People are generally more willing to listen to somebody who they know and respect, especially in the medical community.
The Speech is a Vehicle
A good keynote speaker also understands that the convention or meeting is not about them. They are not the main attraction, but rather the middleman who fully understands that the meat and potato comes after they have finished their speech. At the same time, they must be able to sell the main act, even if it is an otherwise legitimately interesting subject on its own merits.
With many keynote speeches under his belt, Dr. Gregory Brammer has the art of keynote speaking down to a science, and he hopes that he will have the honor of delivering many more in the remainder of his career.