Speakers can be the second highest budget item after venues, and are crucial to drawing attendance. There are more speakers than ever with more places to find them, lower budgets and shorter lead times. Decision makers are demanding financial justifications for hiring speakers as never before. Understanding today’s evolving speaker marketplace, how to search for, negotiate with and prepare speakers are critical to making the best choice.
Learn insider strategies from someone who has booked hundreds of speakers and is constantly reviewing talent. Find out how to plan your search, judge a speaker’s suitability, guide the decision-making process internally and minimize your risks. And learn the crucial steps to maximize their performance once speakers are booked.
Filmed on location at 24 Fifth Banquet Facility, courtesy of the Glazier Group.
- Understand today’s speaker marketplace, who you can get for your budget
- Understand the Pros and Cons of major types of speaker suppliers/achieving the right mix
- Have the ability to determine the best ways to judge a speaker’s fit for your event
- Learn tips for negotiating with your speaker.
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