The Speakers Bureau Myth

Speak and Deliver

If a bureau actually gets you a gig you weren't on track to get without them, they've earned their commission - generally 25%. But if you're paying a bureau just for the right for them to market you, you're most likely spending good money just to feel like you're marketing.

Public Speaking: Bureau Tips to Remember

Great Public Speaking

The bureau must please their clients. Their aim is to have the client use the bureau for speakers on a regular basis. If you please their client, the bureau will use you again and again. The client belongs to the bureau forever. You pay the bureau when they get you a job.

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What is the future of journalism?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Panelists include: Wendy Benjamin (AP Washington Assistant Chief of Bureau) Ellen Shearer (Bureau Chief, Medill News Service & Medill Washington Program) Marisa Jean Endicott (Medill News […]. I look forward to attending “The Future of Journalism” panel at next week’s NAGC Communications School in Washington DC. This panel is being organized by NAGC’s current president, John Verrico.

3 Strategies for Getting Speakers’ Bureaus to Notice You

Speaker Launcher

Ah… the elusive Speakers’ Bureau. Why aren’t they calling? Why aren’t they sitting up and taking notice of the fabulous work you are doing in your field? Well, let me explain why and give you a little insight into their world by sharing a few facts that you may not be aware of: Most bureaus […]. The post 3 Strategies for Getting Speakers’ Bureaus to Notice You appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Most Recent Post Speakers Bureaus, Vendors, etc.,

What about Bureau Fees?

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A Speakers’ Bureau That Gets It When Many Don’t

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

    Thanks to the Internet, meeting planners can find speakers directly and easily, and a number of the planners are doing just that – going straight to speakers, cutting out the middleman bureau.    What does all this mean to you if you're a bureau, a meeting planner, or a speaker? The world of speakers’ bureaus in 2010 – after the economic crash – is a perilous one. 

Perelmuter Live at the Public Words Speaker Forum 2010: a Speaker Bureau Chief Speaks

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Now you can hear the bureau guy speak on the record on the state of the industry, how to launch or improve your own career, and the secrets of the industry.  Ever wonder how you can launch your own (paid) public speaking career or take your existing practice up to the next level?    Here’s your chance to get the straight story from one of the best:  Martin Perelmuter. 

[Podcast] eSpeakers, What have you done for me lately? With Joe Heaps

Speaker Launcher

5:59 What is the “Bureau Blast”? eSpeakers started years ago as a calendar and event management tool but has since evolved as a digital hub for speakers. Joe Heaps, Chief Marketing Officer for eSpeakers, drops by to talk about some of what’s new and what’s coming soon with eSpeakers. This is episode is all about making sure that you get as […]. The post [Podcast] eSpeakers, What have you done for me lately? With Joe Heaps appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

The Competitive Landscape of Speaking

Speaker Launcher

A few years ago, my very wise friend Brian Palmer of the National Speakers Bureau in Chicago said, “Clients seem to be steering away from hiring someone who describes themselves as a speaker… preferring, instead, to engage a smart person who happens to speak.”

Public Speaking - What to Know About Speaker's Bureaus

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The bureau must please their clients. Their aim is to have the client use the bureau for speakers on a regular basis. If you please their client, the bureau will use you again and again. The client belongs to the bureau forever. The bureau looks not only for talent and content, but also for a speaker who is a pleasure to work with. The bureau spends thousands of dollars in direct mail, advertising and telemarketing to find a client that wants to book you.

11 Killer Tips to Stop Saying UM Forever

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Why you must rehearse: To avoid a public speaking disaster like this one

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  He got in touch with a speaker bureau, and asked it to book him.    The bureau counseled him to go small – to begin with a modest venue and a small audience.    He persuaded the speaker bureau to get him a large audience – 6,000 people – and a high fee for his first time out.    So the bureau called us in to help write the speech. 

Short and sweet

Speak Schmeak

I'm a big fan of Elizabeth Warren, the consumer advocate and Harvard professor who is heading up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. I've written about her here as well. In her typical folksy style, Ms.

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Who is Your Website About?

Speaker Launcher

As my friend Brian Palmer of National Speakers Bureau says “clients no longer want to hire “speakers,” they want to hire smart people who happen to speak.”

@andreaskluth on the best thing an introvert can do 15 minutes before a talk

The Eloquent Woman

Last week, Andreas Kluth , Berlin bureau chief for the Economist, wrote about hearing this from me right before his talk at the European Speechwriter Network conference in Amsterdam.

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Famous Speech Friday: Sarah Winnemucca's San Francisco lectures

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Army generals, to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The last time the Malheur region of Oregon made the national news, it was the 19 th century, and it was yet another story of armed occupation and mistrust.

"The Whistler" by John Grisham - Don't Start Reading Unless You Have All-Day to Finish Book

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Florida Bureau of Judicial Conduct is used to investigating drunk lawyers. That will result in one of the Bureau's lawyer's deaths, another one's severe injuries and the wiping out of the Coastal Mafia by the FBI. Neither do members of the Bureau.

Rajaratnam: He cites public-relations circus, but will Judge listen

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In August, only 100 new jobs were created in the legal sector [Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics]. The whole Galleon Hedge Fund trial, featuring its head Raj Rajaratnam, was one of the best shows on earth, at least since Phil Spector's two trials. 

Public Speaking - Woman Presenters by Lilly Walters

Great Public Speaking

Lilly Walters, Speakers Bureau Owner: Excerpt from Wake 'Em Up Business Presentations I am a female who speaks and owns a speakers bureau. She is the Executive Director of Walters International Speakers Bureau.

What America Reads…

Matt Eventoff

Source: Audit Bureau of circulations figures for six-month period ending 3/31/09. I found this post from Brian Solis very interesting – a list of the top media outlets, by circulation, as well as the 25 most popular blogs in America, as compiled by BurrellesLuce. . Marshall McLuhan is famous for stating “the medium is the message&# and with the introduction of a newer medium (online, web) there is constant debate as to its effect on older mediums (print, broadcast).

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I once had the best job in America!

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Sociological Images reports that, based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data rating the best jobs in America, an I.T. industry Systems Engineer (SE) comes out in first place! Click to enlarge) Who woulda thunk. I spent six years as an SE with Sun Microsystems from 1992 - 1998 working in Pleasanton, CA and Minneapolis, [.]. occupations

I once had the best job in America!

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Sociological Images reports that, based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data rating the best jobs in America, an I.T. industry Systems Engineer (SE) comes out in first place! Click to enlarge) Who woulda thunk. I spent six years as an SE with Sun Microsystems from 1992 - 1998 working in Pleasanton, CA and Minneapolis, [.]. occupations

I once had the best job in America!

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Sociological Images reports that, based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data rating the best jobs in America, an I.T. industry Systems Engineer (SE) comes out in first place! Click to enlarge) Who woulda thunk. I spent six years as an SE with Sun Microsystems from 1992 - 1998 working in Pleasanton, CA and Minneapolis, [.]. occupations

Relevant Resources: Holiday Gifts

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The December edition listed a variety of gifts suitable for clients, speakers’ bureau contacts, colleagues, friends and loved ones. I help edit SPEAKER Magazine for the National Speakers Association (NSA). Each month I curate the Relevant Resources column – a list of time-saving tools and technologies. whether the recipient is a foodie, science geek, chocolate [.]. Culture Shock! Marketing Holiday gifts National Speakers Association

Top Ten Ways to Make Money Speaking

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SPEAKERS BUREAUS A speakers bureau is a for profit organization that locates speakers for paying clients. The speakers bureau normally takes a percentage of your gross fee. SPEAK AS PART OF YOUR JOB Many companies have their own speakers bureau.

Gig Economy Workers - Getting Paid, Options When That Doesn't Happen

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Alert watchdog organizations such as the Better Business Bureau about what is transpiring or has transpired. Right now, we gig economy workers represent 34% of the U.S. workforce, calculates Intuit. By 2020, that will be 43% - or almost half. The phenomenon is becoming global.

Famous Speech Friday: Ida Tarbell's 1916 "Industrial idealism"

The Eloquent Woman

The speakers'' bureau advertising you on the lecture circuit says "there is no name which speaks more eloquently of careful and painstaking research, keen analysis, open mindedness, fairness and constructiveness, than does the name of Ida M.

Gratitude for an Industry

Speaker Launcher

The bureau I worked for in Dallas was a phenomenal wealth of experience. At age 25, I lacked direction, focus, and ambition. It was the early 90′s and I was working as a temp at 3M and waitressing at night.

Do Ads Enrich Internet Content? - That's What Marissa Mayer Claims

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She made that statement at the annual meeting of the Interactive Advertising Bureau. There have been and always will be cult ads which create value for the content associated with them. Classic were the Ronald Reagan commercials tied to General Electric Theater.

Brand Part I: Is Your Brand Memorable?

Speaker Launcher

This was effective 5-10 years ago, but as my good friend Brian Palmer of National Speakers Bureau says…… “clients no longer want to hire ‘speakers’, they want to hire smart people who happen to speak” What’s your brand, and do people remember it?

RIFs go on in mainstream media: US NEWS & WORLD REPORT cuts 30

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

bureau. The pain continues in mainstream media.    On Mediabistro.com, Betsy Rothstein reports that sources tell her that 30 were let go at US NEWS & WORLD REPORT.    About 20 of those were in the Washington D.C.

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Technology Bonanza: Must Have Apps for Speakers

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However, they’ve expanded way beyond this to Bureau and PR blasts, profile integration, streaming video and much more. Whether you are a new speaker, or someone who has been around awhile, there’s always some new technology that you haven’t heard about.

11 speaker bureaus open doors for women

The Eloquent Woman

Ask the women's committee, a local university or state agency, or put out a call for submissions targeted to women speakers, to spread those opportunities around: Legal issues are covered by the American Bar Association's Women and Minority Speakers bureau is a national U.S.

FTC Leadership In Play - Maureen Ohlhausen Could Be Out, Joseph Simons In

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Simons, now a Paul, Weiss partner, had been the head of the FTC's competition bureau during the George W. Yes, the meme of the Trump Administration is America First. And the policies which eventually are created could harden into protectionism.

June Jobs Report Crushes Estimates - Political Implications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Frank Hague political machine became the unofficial job bureau. In June, 222,000 jobs were created. Those are a lot more than the 178,000 some experts were predicting.

Communication Styles: When to Shut the Pie Hole

Speaker Launcher

Years ago when I worked in the speakers bureau, we complained that speakers would call and keep us on the line for 30 minutes – whether we had interest or not.

Famous Speech Friday: Ida B. Wells's 1909 "This Awful Slaughter"

The Eloquent Woman

And if your organization is looking for scholars on the African-American experience to speak about Wells, Blackpast.org has a useful speakers' bureau for that purpose.

High-Level Government Jobs - Pay Relative Peanuts, But Gives Access to Revolving Door

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the Obama Administration LeBlanc headed the Federal Communications Commission's Enforcement Bureau. Even in a high-level government post, you make peanuts. Relatively speaking. But that gives you access to The Revolving Door.

The Public Words 2012 Top 10 Holiday Gift Guide for Public Speakers

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  The idea is to have all the necessary backups of presentations, videos, marketing information and so on easily portable and safely replicated – and ready to give away to curious speaker bureau reps. I first ran this list a few years back.    Here it is again, updated for 2012:  what to get your favorite public speaking family member or friend.