Why Use a Speakers Bureau?

Posted on : March 15, 2016  By  PBTalent When businesses small and large, non-profits and charities, institutions of higher education, political action societies, religious groups, and other entities plan a major speaking event, they often resort to a professional speakers bureau to help them select the ideal speaker. What Is a Speakers Bureau? A speakers bureau is an organization that specializes in matching paid, high-demand speakers with the topics, event-types, and clients they are best able to serve. Some speakers bureaus will focus on one particular type of speaker or one special theme, but most have access to a large and diverse speakers’ list that covers a wide swath of personal backgrounds, speaking styles, and topics. Fields covered by speakers bureaus include: motivational or keynote speakers, political speakers, comedians and entertainers, celebrities, sports-event speakers, business experts, economists, educators, science and tech speakers, marketing strategists, and more. Events commonly sourcing speakers through a speakers bureau include: business conferences, training seminars, awards events, after-dinner events, celebrity appearances, building project fundraisers, religious outreach programs, and much more. Speakers bureaus also generally assist their clients with all of the logistical details of arranging a public speaker. This includes such things as: Scheduling introductory meetings between …

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