Suitable and appropriate guest speakers can contribute to the success of a dinner. Word of mouth is invaluable - talk to your fellow institutes and your RMM for information on speakers who have been a success - or a failure. Contact details for speaker agencies can be found on the Speakers List. In recent years local institutes have tended to move away from the traditional 'comedian' to speakers such as their charity representative, motivational or inspirational speakers, historians or people well-known to the local community. Or no speaker at all! Don't be afraid to think outside the box and ensure your dinner is modern and relevant!