The Ins and Outs of Working with a Speakers Bureau to Build Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

A common area I see many people working to build their speaking business explore is working with a speakers bureau to get more gigs. While for some, this can prove to be highly effective, it isn’t for every speaker. Today I’m going to share the ins and outs of working with a speakers bureau so […]. The post The Ins and Outs of Working with a Speakers Bureau to Build Your Speaking Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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The Speakers Bureau Myth

Speak and Deliver

Upcoming speakers like this myth. The even harder truth is what I'm going to tell you now: Speaker's Bureaus are not there to help you. They are a business, after all, and if you aren't already easily bookable, they lose money with every minute they spend on you vs. a proven speakers. The bottom line is this - Speaker's Bureaus won't help you until you don't need their help. Known speakers give them both higher commissions and a more reliable result for their clients.

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

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

The world of speakers’ bureaus in 2010 – after the economic crash – is a perilous one.    Speakers’ Spotlight of Toronto is doing quite well, thank you – indeed, it’s growing – and the firm founded by husband and wife team Martin and Farah Perelmuter looks well-positioned for the future.      That hit the speaking business hard, and so of course speakers’ bureaus suffered too.    It’s focused on a reasonable number of speakers

Is Your Speaker Website Getting You Gigs?

Speaker Launcher

Your speaker website can either do one of two things. A decision-maker identifies that they need a speaker. They may call the speaker’s bureau. The post Is Your Speaker Website Getting You Gigs? Emerging Speaker Rising Superstar Speaker Seasoned Speaker Speaking Business Strategy finding speaking gigs marketing speaker website speaker's bureau speaking business. It can get you into the “maybe” pile.

Alum news: author signed to speakers bureau

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Suzanne now has exclusive representation through the Harper Collins Speakers Bureau. Congratulations to Suzanne Loebl , author of the acclaimed new book, America’s Medicis. You can learn more about booking Suzanne for lectures and author appearances by visiting: [link]. Suzanne has attended a number of my speech writing workshops and offers stellar credentials as an author

high-tech women get a speaker's bureau

The Eloquent Woman

Here's a site that uses technology to help women working in high-tech get closer to speaking opportunities : GeekSpeakr allows you to post a profile, including your topics and expertise, to help event organizers identify women speakers. The site also includes a graph showing the top 25 topic tags for registered speakers.

3 Strategies for Getting Speakers’ Bureaus to Notice You

Speaker Launcher

Ah… the elusive SpeakersBureau. The post 3 Strategies for Getting Speakers’ Bureaus to Notice You appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Most Recent Post Speakers Bureaus, Vendors, etc., Relationships Speaking Business Strategy direct book business getting noticed by speakers bureaus speakers bureaus speaking business tipsWhy aren’t they calling? Why aren’t they sitting up and taking notice of the fabulous work you are doing in your field?

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Staying Ahead of Change in the Speaking Industry with Brian Palmer

Speaker Launcher

Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by The Wealthy Speaker Book & Journal Bundle. This bundle includes The Wealthy Speaker Daily Success Planner and Journal, plus The Wealthy Speaker 2.0 Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by The Wealthy Speaker Book & Journal Bundle. This bundle includes The Wealthy Speaker Daily Success Planner and Journal, plus The Wealthy Speaker 2.0

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11 Killer Tips to Stop Saying UM Forever

Executive Speech Coach

Practical tips to minimize your use of "UM" and other filler words in your presentations and conversations - courtesy of London Speaker Bureau Presentation Tips on Twitter Presentation Skills Club on Facebook Executive Speech Coach , Business presentation tips from George Torok , the Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com.

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.” Most Recent Post Speaker Marketing Speaker Product Development Speaking Business Strategy mark sanborn speaker strategy

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How to Book Repeat Business with Sarah McVanel-Viney

Speaker Launcher

Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by the Inner Circle Mastermind. Let me share some of what I learned after 12 years as a booking agent, 6 under the roof of a speakers bureau and recently, 12 […]. Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by the Inner Circle Mastermind. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking about how to book repeat business. Greg Schinkel on The Wealthy Speaker Podcast.

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ON THREE SECRETS

Sandra Schrift - Executive Speech Coach

When I ran my speakers bureau, I was often asked if greatspeakers are born or made? Now that I am a coach to speakers,I see how successful many speakers become with some training and coaching. Here are the three secrets that make them sought after speakers: 1. They focus on the audience because it is about their audience and not the speaker. They are conversational, not scripted.

Making it Easy for Speakers Bureaus to Book You with Gina Davilla

Speaker Launcher

Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by The Wealthy Speaker Focus 40 Session. The post Making it Easy for Speakers Bureaus to Book You with Gina Davilla appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by The Wealthy Speaker Focus 40 Session. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking about how to make sure speaker bureaus can easily find and book you. E Speakers .

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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.    The stakes were high and the speaker inexperienced. 

Best Speaking-Expert Website Contest

Speaker Launcher

First prize wins the title of Best Speaking-Expert Website which includes announcement to Jane’s list of 5000+ speakers and bureau agents (ie: exposure). The person who nominates the winning website (even if it’s their own) will receive either a one hour marketing makeover coaching call with Jane Atkinson OR 5 copies of The Wealthy Speaker to “pay it forward&# to other speakers. Brian Palmer, Owner, National Speakers Bureau.

11 speaker bureaus open doors for women

The Eloquent Woman

Even if you don't know of talented women speakers in your organization, you can consult with the vast number of women's speaker bureaus. 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.

Big fish or little fish. what's right for you?

Speak Schmeak

This was the case with a group I trained in September 2016, called Lived Experience Advocacy Development (LEAD), a speakers bureau comprising clients of Transitions-Mental Health Association who have mental health diagnoses and have been homeless. It's a powerful feeling to listen to a speaker who is 100% fired up, committed to their message and committed to making a real impact. It's a new year, and with a new year comes lots of marketing hyperbole.

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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.” Unless you are an entertainer, if I come to your website and it says “hire me, I’m a speaker”, you may be missing out on business. See you soon Wealthy Speakers!

Brand Part I: Is Your Brand Memorable?

Speaker Launcher

The brand that I think used to work but no longer does is the “speaker based” brand. i.e.: John Doe, Leadership Speaker. 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? See you soon Wealthy Speakers!

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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. Lilly Walters is a best-selling author, a business executive, and a professional speaker. She is the Executive Director of Walters International Speakers Bureau. As much as I dislike the reality of it, audiences still tend to prefer men.

50 Ways to Leave Your Lover… but Only Three to Grow Your Speaking Business

Succeed Speaking

It doesn’t matter if you’re a speaker selling speaking engagements or a hardware store owner selling screws. If you’re a $4,000 speaker and you raise your fee to $7,500, will you no longer be affordable to some of your clients? But now you will be affordable to a new group of clients — those who spend $7,500-10,000 per speaker — who would have never considered you at your previous fee.

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Have You Done Your Marketing Flip Flop

Speaker Launcher

Many speakers I run across don’t realize their positioning needs a flip flop. Well, they are either positioned as a speaker first, expert second. If I come to your website and it says “hire me I’m a speaker” then you might lose my business. You’re positioning as a speaker first. See you soon Wealthy Speakers! ps: The Wealthy Speaker 2.0 Have you done your marketing flip flop?

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Top Ten Ways to Make Money Speaking

Great Public Speaking

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. It is very difficult to start with speakers bureaus unless you are a bonafide celebrity and your fees are substantial. SPEAK AS PART OF YOUR JOB Many companies have their own speakers bureau. You still might want to do it to continue to become a better speaker.

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FAQ-What is the NSA?

Speaking Of...

The National Speakers Association (NSA) was founded in 1973. Its mission is to teach professional speakers, those who speak for a fee, the business of speaking. In other words, to build successful professional speaker-entrepreneurs. Speakers who belong to NSA come from throughout the USA. Although they do not offer a speakers' bureau they do include a a free online speaker search tool, Find a Speaker. National Speakers Association NSA

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How To Make Money With Public Speaking

Great Public Speaking

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. It is very difficult to start with speakers bureaus unless you are a bonafide celebrity and your fees are substantial. SELL YOUR KNOWLEDGE This is my overriding principle that came from years of hard knocks trying to get people to hire me to speak.

Public Speaking : RAISE YOUR FEE AND GIVE AWAY YOUR PRODUCTS

Great Public Speaking

You always want to add extra value for the people hiring you as their speaker. This technique also makes you more attractive to speakers bureaus because your fee is higher. If you create the products yourself and keep the unit cost low, you still come out ahead after paying for the product and the speakers bureau commission. I started using this tip the moment my latest book came off the presses, but you can use any kind of product to make it work. Here*s how it works.

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Public Speaking Audience Tips

Great Public Speaking

I got the basis for mine from Dottie Walters at Walters International Speakers Bureau. You can't catch many fish by using food you like for the bait. You must give them what they like. You must absolutely, positively know your audience. You should know what the members of the audience have in common (interests, enemies, competitors, etc.). You should know what the hot topic of conversation is, but be sure they are joking about it themselves. It may be too hot.

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. Many professional speakers are blessed with the gift of being likeable. See you soon Wealthy Speakers! Tags: Most Recent Post Communications for speakers Speaker Marketing Working with Clients

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

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Great speakers are able to focus in the moment on the audience and the message – not themselves.    And nothing improves a speaker’s ability to focus on that all-important moment like a year of Improv lessons.  The best way to improve your craft as a speaker – besides hiring a coach like me – is to record yourself speaking and then review the tape thoughtfully and honestly.    A new speaker video. I first ran this list a few years back. 

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How to be a Great Speaker

Sandra Schrift - Executive Speech Coach

Did you know that great speakers are often nervous with butterflies in their stomach before giving a presentation? My 13 years as a professional speakers bureau owner allowed me to hear several thousand speakers give their presentations. One speaker suggests that you curl your toes and get rid of your adrenalin. Your mantra might be - “I am a relaxed, confident speaker.” This is what every great speaker wants! (C)2008

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How to develop a paid public speaking career – III: Where do you find gigs?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Most speakers starting out think that their best move is to find a speakersbureau and sit back and wait for the bookings to roll in.    Speakers’ bureaus get a cut from their clients – corporations, associations, and the like who put on conferences – of the speaker’s fee, usually 25%.    A speakersbureau will only reach for your DVD out of their enormous pile for two reasons. 

6 Effective Ways to Make Money As a Professional Speaker

Pivotal Public Speaking

In reality only a small percentage of people earn a living as a professional speaker. If you believe you have what it takes to among that elite group then get ready to make money as professional speaker by using the six strategies described below: 1. Make money as a professional speaker by hosting teleseminars. Make money as a professional speaker by using the Internet. Make money as a professional speaker by seeking speaking opportunities within your current job.

How to develop a paid public speaking career – II

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  A speakersbureau CEO I was talking to recently told me he had a database of 18,000 speakers.    Roughly a third were “leadership” category speakers – the category that most people starting out fancy themselves part of.    How does the bureau even remember ten percent of that number? 

Geat Public Speaking - Know Your Audience

Great Public Speaking

I got the basis for mine from Dottie Walters at Walters International Speakers Bureau. Tags: seminar training tomantion Tom Antion public speaking get paid to speak free speaker tips Tom Antion You can't catch many fish by using food you like for the bait. You must give them what they like. You must absolutely, positively know your audience. You should know what the members of the audience have in common (interests, enemies, competitors, etc.).

Public Words Speaker Forum 2010

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

I’m very excited to announce our first annual Public Words Speaker Forum (2010) for June 11-12, 2010.    The professional speaking world is changing rapidly, the book business (speakers need published books) is changing even more rapidly, and we need to get some smart minds together to sort it all out.    The second day will feature a showcase of some of the most interesting speakers currently on the circuit. 

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Public Speaking: Audience

Great Public Speaking

I got the basis for mine from Dottie Walters at Walters International Speakers Bureau. Tags: seminar training tomantion Tom Antion public speaking free speaker tips Tom Antion tom antion business You can't catch many fish by using food you like for the bait. You must give them what they like. You must absolutely, positively know your audience. You should know what the members of the audience have in common (interests, enemies, competitors, etc.).

Public Speaking: Know Your Audience

Great Public Speaking

I got the basis for mine from Dottie Walters at Walters International Speakers Bureau. Tags: tomantion Tom Antion public speaking presentation skills free speaker tips Tom Antion public speaking You can't catch many fish by using food you like for the bait. You must give them what they like. You must absolutely, positively know your audience. You should know what the members of the audience have in common (interests, enemies, competitors, etc.).

Public Speaking: Raise Your Fee And Give Away Your Products

Great Public Speaking

You always want to add extra value for the people hiring you as their speaker. This technique also makes you more attractive to speakers bureaus because your fee is higher. If you create the products yourself and keep the unit cost low, you still come out ahead after paying for the product and the speakers bureau commission AND the client gets added value too. Get A Full 30 Days Of Speaker Training For $5.00!

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Interview: Jane Atkinson - The Wealthy Speaker

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

NSA/NC September Meeting September marks the start a new year of meetings for the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA/NC). It kicked off with a “Wealthy Speaker Seminar&# conducted by Jane Atkinson, who promised to share a “Proven Formula for Catapulting You To The Top 3%&# of the speaking business. [.] Jane reported that top speakers earn over $1 million annually. Clients no longer want to hire speakers.

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Interview: Jane Atkinson - The Wealthy Speaker

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

NSA/NC September Meeting September marks the start a new year of meetings for the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA/NC). It kicked off with a “Wealthy Speaker Seminar&# conducted by Jane Atkinson, who promised to share a “Proven Formula for Catapulting You To The Top 3%&# of the speaking business. [.] Jane reported that top speakers earn over $1 million annually. Clients no longer want to hire speakers.

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Twitter helps get women on program?

The Eloquent Woman

Along with other women interested in public speaking, I've sometimes wondered "Where are all the women speakers?" We started following each other on Twitter after airing similar issues about women unable to get speaker slots at professional conferences.) It's a twist on what other women speakers have done--like create their own "speakers' bureau"-- in order to get visible in hopes of getting more women placed on conference program.

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. Readers of the blog know well that negating the gender and sexuality of women speakers --labeling them as men, as neuters or as androgynes--has been going on since the first century in Rome, and continues to this day.

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