5 Reasons Why You Should Use a Speakers Bureau — Direct From The Source

There are many ways to book a speaker but by far the most efficient way is through a speakers bureau.

You’re deep into the event planning process, a time-consuming task, the last thing you need is the added stress faffing about trying to find a speaker that not only matches your events’ objectives but is within budget. So, a speakers bureau is for those of you who like to work smarter, not harder (like me!).

I have been working at a speakers bureau for a few weeks now and, although you may think I am bias, I wanted to share 5 reasons why I believe you should use a speakers bureau through my first-hand experience and research.

Let’s face it, we know what we’re doing when it comes to booking speakers (its literally want we do) so save yourself the hassle and come straight to the expert. With years of experience we can give knowledgeable recommendations to help guide you towards a suitable speaker quickly and efficiently.

Speaker searching can be quite an overwhelming task, with such a diverse range of speakers available, it is hard to pinpoint exactly who will suit your events goals and objectives. But worry not, our expertise enables us to present you with a variety of appropriate options to perfectly fit your events theme.

We are transparent about our pricing throughout the process, so there are definitely no hidden costs (I know- I hate them too). We usually charge commission to the speaker and not the business or organisation they are speaking for, so you are essentially getting a personalised, professional service at no extra cost.

We also understand the importance of sticking to a budget when event planning, so we offer a speakers price list to ensure you get the best speaker for the best possible price.

With an extensive range of speakers who come from a variety of backgrounds, we have access to a whole load of talented, inspirational, and motivational speakers that you may not have even considered yet.

A speaker can make or break an event — the difference between a memorable event and a boring one, so it is important you think about your audience’s expectations and the events purpose in order to guarantee engagement, and ultimately, success. Why risk a yawn-filled affair when you can literally assure audience engagement through a speaker that not only fulfils your events intentions but also tailors their own content to your audience.

As a stress-head peace of mind is invaluable, and so for me this is the most convincing reason to use a speakers bureau. Why put yourself through unnecessary stress when you can just hand it over to us. Fully equipped and experienced, we eliminate not only the major stresses but also minor issues like the speakers travel and accommodation arrangements, ensuring the audio equipment is set up, we take care of the contract negotiations and everything else in between.

We can also provide peace of mind through regular communication and insurance. If for any reason your speaker cancels, we provide a suitable back-up speaker at no extra cost.

With our extensive knowledge we can eliminate speakers that don’t suit your event straight away. We have all the resources in place to make for a smooth booking process, as well as strong relationships with our speakers through regular communication. Cutting out the complexities of booking a speaker, we save you time and therefore allow you to focus all your energy on other aspects of your event.

Planning an event is no easy task, so let us do the hard work. We are with you every step of the way, saving you time and reducing your stress levels, we aim to make this process hassle-free.

Studying BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism at Bournemouth University. Currently working as a Celebrity PR Content Creator on my placement year.