When do you need the pep talk?

A motivational speech is an excellent addition to any event’s lineup. It can set the tone for the whole program and serve as an introduction to the rest of the event’s happenings. A good keynote speaker can also help bring in the audience, especially if he or she is famous and easily recognizable.

But not all seminars, workshops, and conferences require the presence of an inspirational speaker. Sometimes, no guest is needed. The organization’s directors, bosses, and executives will be able to handle the speeches.

So how exactly does one know if an external speaker needs to give the pep talk for an event? Here are some tips that will serve as a guide.

Ask, “What is the purpose of the event?” If the purpose of the seminar or workshop is to build camaraderie within a set of groups, a person from without the company will be a better choice for a motivational speaker. In this way, he or she will be able to introduce the teams to new stimuli, such as games and other activities, which can help improve internal relations. If the event is being held in light of an issue within the company, hiring a keynote speaker is probably not the best choice. Most executives would rather keep an important issue within the confines of the offices. Getting someone from outside to give the pep talk might set the rumor mill rolling.

Motivational SpeakerAsk, “Will hearing about other people’s experiences help the audience?” A graduation ceremony would usually call for a keynote address. Commonly, the school or university would ask a former student, or even a big personality, to grace their event. In this kind of rite, a keynote speaker is an absolute must because the audience (in this case, the students) will be embarking on another journey in their life. They will be getting further studies or even a job to widen their horizons. New experiences can be scary, which is why students would need to be motivated. Getting an inspirational speaker is an excellent way to do that. But if the seminar harps on improving employee skills, getting the head of a specific department to speak about his or her work experience might be a better fit. They have the skills, plus it will save the organizer money and time.

Ask, “Is it worth the money and time?” In connection to the point above, determine if hiring a keynote speaker for the event is worthwhile. If the company already has the resources in the form of experienced staff and directors, the organizer may want to rethink the idea of getting someone else to talk. Especially if the event is being held because of an internal dispute, letting someone from the company speak to the employees would be a better decision to make.

Ask, “Who is the best person to talk about this particular topic or issue?” Industry experts have specializations, and some may fit the event’s theme. A marketing executive, for example, will be able to elaborate on the advantages and disadvantages of multi-level marketing. An acclaimed physicist will be able to profoundly discuss the elements that make up a successful scientific career. But if the person who is the most capable to talk about the issue is already inside the organization, the event organizer no longer needs to hire an external speaker. Again, it will save money for the event – money which can be put to better use elsewhere.

Although a keynote speaker is a good addition to a program, hiring one is not always needed. Always remember that considerations have to be made when deciding, because these decisions can make or break any event.

Shopping for Misters

Plenty of people get lost and confused when they start looking at misters for their home or business. People are starting to make the shift to using mist fans to beat the heat as they abandon their use of air conditioners.

Using air conditioners is starting to take a toll on most people’s bank accounts given by the fact that the price for electricity has risen, and will continue to rise, over the past few years. People are also concerned about the planet’s health as air conditioners have had a negative impact on the environment.

misterUnfortunately, shopping for a mist fan can be a difficult task for some people. Generally, the issue most people have is that they have no clue how to separate the right mister from the wrong one. Sure, every now and then a few people make a good decision, but there is still a difference between a good choice and the right choice.

Luckily, getting the right mist fan from all the different misters out there does not have to be difficult. A person can simply arm themselves with the right kind of information in order to avoid a potentially disastrous and costly mistake.

Below are a few rules and guidelines that can help people with getting themselves a good mist fan.

Going with plastic or metal mist fans

mistMist fans are built using either metal or plastic. This is true for all fans. Either kind of building material has its own pros and cons.

The good thing about getting a plastic mist fan is that they are cheaper than metal models. Plastic mist fans present a good option for those who do not plan on spending much for their mist fan. The downside to plastic mist fans is that they were never meant for outdoor use. The plastic materials are incapable of withstanding the devastating effects of the outdoor elements.

Metal mist fans are the best option for those who plan on using their mist fan for outdoor applications. These are built to last and are capable of withstanding brutal punishment from outdoor elements. The downside to metal mist fans is that they are significantly more expensive that their plastic counterparts. The reason for the price difference is that metal is much more expensive to produce.

Misters and selecting the right pressure

fanMist fans come in three different pressure levels. The pressure depends largely on a person’s needs as higher is not always better. A lot of people think that mist fans with high pressure water pump systems are better than the rest. This can be a mistake equivalent to trying to water a potted plant with a fire hose. People need to match their needs with the mist fan’s pressure system.

High pressure mist fans are the mist fans people usually see in large outdoor events. These are ideal for cooling a large area, especially outdoors as they generate the most amount of pressure. The large pressure allows the mist fan to cool a larger area that most mist fans cannot. They are expensive, but performance justifies the cost.

Medium pressure mist fans are ideal for those who just want a mist fan for their house. These give the right kind of performance who want something indoors, but can still be used for moderate outdoor use. These do not cost as much as a high pressure mist fan, but are more expensive than a low pressure mist fan.

Finally there are the low pressure mist fans. These are uncommon. The people who buy these are those who are on the lookout for a mist fan for personal use. These misters offer the lowest performance at the lowest price.