Having run The Speakers Agency for the last 17 years and fielded speakers and event hosts to clients across the globe, our Founder and MD Sylvia Tidy-Harris is extremely well placed to advise on the best way to book a speaker.
“We always recommend that the client consider a speaker or host who is most appropriate for the audience rather than someone they personally would love to meet. This happens a lot and it doesn’t always work out in the long run. They may be a stunner and a talented speaker or host too, but will he or she be the right one for the event you are holding. We work hard to recommend the very best speakers and hosts, moderators and facilitators, and specifically tailor all our suggestions to the brief supplied.
Most importantly for us is that we fully understand your exact requirements. So please share as much information with us as you can. Are you looking for an inspirational message, a motivational boost or a specifically focused speech that marries with something important happening within your organisation? Are you organising a sales conference or a product launch, do you need a host to hand out awards or a keynote speech from an expert in a particular field? Do you have a panel which needs to be expertly moderated or a conference facilitated a top-class presenter? All vital information because your event matters to us and we want you to book the most appropriate person for your event.
Other helpful information includes what the event is about, the date you intend to hold it on, the venue, the time and required length of speech, the make-up of the audience, and very importantly we need an idea of your budget (a bracket of x to x will suffice). We are not asking about the budget so we can max out the speakers’ fees; we only require a guideline so that when you contact us we only recommended speakers whose fees sit within the remit of your available budget. And finally, please don’t forget to factor vat and travel costs into your budget!
We understand you may not have all the details in hand at the time of your inquiry but whatever you can share will help us find the perfect person for you.