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|Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:52 pm Post subject: What is a Guest Speaker?
|The guest speaker is a person who is asked to speak at an event. The person is usually not deeply connected with the event or running it in any way. Instead the guest speaker may add to the event by sharing knowledge, indicating support, entertaining others, or dong a little bit of all of these things. Speakers may expound at dinners, give a special address at commencement, praise the efforts of community workers, or engage children or college students in an educational or informative endeavor. In each case, they are defined by the fact that they will speak or otherwise communicate, and they have been invited to do so.
Some people are lecturers who make their livings appearing at speaking events, and these may occasionally be the guest speakers at different functions. The term can get a little confusing here, because though an invited guest, the speaker may also be a paid guest. Through some small to large offer of payment, even small organizations may be able to attract high profile speakers, with whom an audience is familiar.
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