We Are SpeakerMatchSpeakerMatch has made the task of finding expert motivational speakers and other speaking talent so easy and so fast that you won't want to plan another event without us.
Our free online system helps you easily manage all the responses you get.
Local SpeakersYes! We can find speakers in your area!
The easiest way to find a speaker is by using our FREE Speaker Management Tool. Just click the button below, enter some basic information about your event, and speakers will begin responding via our online system — sometimes within minutes!
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)
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