Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why book with Speakers.com? There are many benefits of trusting your event with us:
  

1. Before you book, we begin to save you time and money!

  • Our Speaker Consultants at Speakers.com stay up-to-date on top speakers and hot topics in the industry.  You do what you do best, so let us do what we do best! With over 25 years experience, we know exactly what’s going on in the market and on the circuit.  We maintain a detailed database of customer feedback, and we give our clients unbiased and informative inside information on any speaker on the circuit today.
  • Speakers.com has the ability to research and find almost anyone you are looking for. Don’t see a particular speaker at our website?  We have access to an expansive database of speakers and we can access almost any speaker you want – which saves you hours and days trying to track people down. Instead of spending time and energy wading through information and Web sites, getting fees and availability and setting conference calls, let one of our knowledgeable Speaker Consultants find the speaker you are looking for.
  • Our agents can get you the information you need to make an informed decision.  In addition to all of the information on our website, our Speaker Consultants can access more testimonials, speaker video, possible program topics suited to your groups needs, and even conference calls to ensure you are choosing the right speaker for your event. We can make suggestions for you based on what your theme and topics are, and we can navigate our expansive database to help you make the perfect choice.
  • Our Speaker Consultants have experience getting “fast responses’ from speakers (especially “celebrity” speakers) because we have 25 years of experience and direct relationships. Because we do multiple dates with celebrity speakers, we have inside knowledge to negotiate the best opportunity for you.

2.  After you book your speaker, we help with every detail to make sure your event is a success!

  • Our Event Coordinators work hand-in-hand with you and your Speaker Consultant to arrange conference calls, travel and program details.  Our Event Coordinators are here for you from contracting to the day of the event to help facilitate smooth communication between clients and speakers during the program planning stage.
  • Our Speaker Consultants and Event Coordinators are here for you to help resolve any issues that might arise between you and your speaker. Occasionally, there is confusion over travel expenses, presentation taping or other issues – we help settle things quickly and amicably.

3.  Speakers.com is here for you in the years after your first event!

  • After your first successful event with Speakers.com, your Speaker Consultant has a good idea about your audience, organization goals and needs.  They can help you build upon your first event and bring complimentary talent to future events.

Other frequently asked questions:

What types of events does Speakers.com book?

  • Speakers.com handles all types of public and private speaking engagements. Our speakers deliver keynote lectures and workshops for every kind of client - schools and universities, corporations, private clubs and associations, community programs, large conferences, and beyond. In addition to our standard lectures, our speakers present breakout sessions at conferences, moderate and sit on panels, hold student workshops, and we can even arrange for Skype / video conference events when travel is not an option. No matter what you’re looking for, we can help create an event experience custom fit to your needs.  No matter the event, if you need a speaker, we can help.

How does a speaker’s bureau actually work?

  • Speakers.com (and other accredited lecture agencies) represents our clients for paid speaking engagements. If you have a budget to bring in a speaker, contact us and we will help you find a speaker in your price range. Once you’ve decided on a speaker we will work with you every step of the way from discussing the speaker’s fee and travel terms, to issuing the contract, to booking travel arrangements, to coordinating book sales.

Do you handle international events?

  • Yes.  Speakers.com has booked events on over 50 countries all over the world.  We are committed to the growing business of quality programs in the expanding global marketplace. Our Speaker Consultants specialize in planning events with foreign companies and for American companies in international venues, from Europe to South America to Asia. 

What do I need to know about my event in order to book a speaker?

  • First, you will need to determine the objective of your event. Do you want to motivate your audience? Are you looking for a well-known speaker that will attract more attendees? Do you want the audience to leave with a specific message? Next, analyze your audience’s needs, wants, capacities, and attitudes. What did they like about your last speaker? Will they respond better to a female or male speaker? What level of education do they have? Are there any sensitive issues that should be avoided?

When do I need to start looking for a speaker?

  • It is best to start looking for a speaker as soon as you know you are going to have a meeting. Many speakers book engagements up to a year in advance.

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