Q and A For Speakers
Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions we receive from speakers:
How long have you been in the speaker industry?
We've been in the speaking industry for 15 years as a Speakers Bureau.
Are there any fees to join?
No - never. No legitimate Speakers Bureau charges speakers to join their Bureau. We do have some websites that allow speakers to pay for advertising their services. However, those websites are for speakers who are not on our Active Speaker Roster.
What is your commission?
For all bookings over $10,000 we receive 25% of the gross speaker fee - not including travel expenses.
For bookings under $10,000, we refer them out for 15% - paid to us by the speaker should they book the engagement.
What information will you want from me?
Here's what we'll need:
Can I follow up with clients?
In most cases yes. Some of our clients specifically request that no speakers contact them - and we'll simply let you know if one of our clients has made a request. For referral bookings, we want you to follow up with our client right away and do all you can to book the engagement.
What should I know about working with you?
Here are some things that especially help us:
How many speakers do you represent?
We currently have over 2800 speakers on our active speaker roster.
However, we drop speakers from our roster almost every week because they are not responsive enough. Nothing is worse than having a client with money in hand, ready to book a speaker, ready to pay . . . only to have the speakers we select not get back to us for 3 or 4 days. Our client ends up wondering what's taking so long and we end up losing the booking.
We're constantly culling through our roster and weeding out the speakers who are either too busy or who simply don't care enough to respond promptly - within 24 - 48 hours.
We're always interested in adding new speakers to our roster. Any professional speaker consistently earning over $2,500 per speech is more than welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org about getting on our speaker roster.
Who are your clients?
Our clients range from small local organizations and government groups to some of the largest organizations in the world. Microsoft has called us for speakers, and we've booked speakers for the US army. The largest budget request we've received was for a $50,000 speaker.
Who should I speak with in your office?
Ask for one of our account executives or simply ask our administrative coordinator to be directed to the right person.
How can I be one of your preferred speakers?
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