Any Topic. Any Budget.
Often within minutes!
We specialize in emerging speakers. What's that mean? It means we help you find business professionals, authors, and other subject-matter experts who have knowledge and a message to share — but they don't earn a full time living doing it.
How It Works
With that said, we can give you some pretty good guidelines:
- Although some speakers will speak for free, understand they are spending time preparing their talk for you and traveling to your event, even if it's only a few miles away. Many speakers have books, products or services to offer. If you don't pay a speaking fee or buy materials up front, at least provide a table for the speaker at the back of the room and allow for at least a minor "pitch".
- For any event, it might help to think of a speaker as entertainment. A good rule of thumb is to budget the cost for a speaker (including expenses) at $10-25 per attendee. The smaller your event, the more you should budget per attendee. This range can vary significantly for seasoned professional speakers, celebrities, and in-demand personalities. Only the top 1% or so of speakers make more than $10,000 for an hour speech.
- We recommend finding at least $300 for each hour of a speaker time if at all possible. Maybe charge attendees, get a sponsor, or ask for donations? Note that some speakers already have sponsors that will foot the bill or help to defray your costs.
- Videography services (for the speaker's demo reel)
- Booking multiple events at the same time
- Media exposure (press releases, articles, radio, and tv appearances)
- Buying products and services from the speaker (books, courseware, consulting time)
- Products or services from your organization
- Sponsorship opportunities
- Booking workshops or training with the speaker
- Donations to a speaker's favorite charity
- Travel perks (airfare for spouse, additional hotel days, spa treatments)
What Clients Say
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