Event Planners: Tips For Hiring Influential Keynote Speakers



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How Can Meeting and Event Planners Work With A Speakers Bureau?

It is a very common practice in the daily duties of meeting and event planners to hire or book motivational keynote speakers for their client’s special event or conference. Most event and meeting planners understand the importance that they become very well versed in the content and core of their client’s next event to make sure the headlining keynote is delivered flawlessly and in line with the event theme.

At the core of executing a world class program for your event is making it into an educational and experiential event that your audience will never forget. Consider this… 91% of business event planners believe it’s valuable to work with their clients on making the event they are planning into something unique and special. This is a field that requires creativity and a passion for creating unforgettable moments.

The key objective for meeting and event planners is to obtain the best value for their customers. Many turn to a search engine and a prayer. At Celebrity Speakers Bureau, we can deliver on that prayer you want answered! Celebrity Speakers Bureau was established to assist the needs of our event and meeting planners searching for top keynote speakers and influential figures who can speak to a variety of topics. Whether you’re in the market for top business speakers such as Jack Welch, Guy Kawasaki, Sir Richard Branson, motivational sports speakers such as Peyton Manning, Cal Ripken Jr., and Kobe Bryant or women’s conference speakers such as Lori Greiner, Joan Lunden, Robin Roberts and Giuliana Rancic, the team of speaker booking agents at Celebrity Speakers Bureau are well-versed in impactful motivational speakers fit for any industry conference, fundraiser or special event.

Celebrity Speakers Bureau also has a “Code Red” feature offered to meeting and event planners working under a serious time crunch looking to hire or book a celebrity motivational speaker in a hurry. You will simply need to provide the following information and we can determine speaker fees on just about 100% of the keynote speakers on the speaking circuit:

  • When is the exact event date? What time will the event take place and how long is the desired keynote speaker needed?
  • What is your actual budget? Never ask how much is “so-and-so”. Instead, ask what level of world class speaker can I get for “X” amount of dollars? We will assist you on level setting and negotiations!
  • What are your goals for the event? What is the event theme and desired message you would like to get across to those in attendance?
  • Where will the event take place? This will determine the additional travel costs and availability of your desired keynote speaker.
  • What is the speaker’s scope of work (SOW)? Is this a keynote speech that you are hiring them for or a moderated Q&A? Will you be holding a meet & greet with the talent after? Book Signing? Would you like them to post on social media to promote the event?

If you are currently considering working with a speakers bureau to be your partner on an upcoming event and executing a search for a top keynote speaker, Celebrity Speakers Bureau is well suited to fit all your needs! From handling all aspects of speaker contract negotiations, to logistics, run of show planning and day of event support, our team is dedicated to simplifying the keynote speaker booking process and helping you create the perfect event for your client and their audience.

Contact us today via email at booking@celebrityspeakersbureau.com or call (212)410-2853 to speak with a representative about hiring keynote speakers for your next corporate conference, internal meeting, leadership summit, fundraiser, banquet ceremony or other special event.

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CSB does not, nor claim to, represent the Speaker as the exclusive booking agent, speakers bureau or manage of any Speakers list on this website. CSB acts only as a buyer’s agent for meeting and event professionals, companies and organizations to book speakers for corporate and private events, paid commercials engagements and appearances. Speakers listed on this site are for informational purposes only and are intended as a resource for our clients to provide ideas.



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