February 27, 2023

If you’re an event planner or professional keynote speaker, a relationship with a good speakers bureau could be very beneficial. Speakers’ bureaus are the matchmakers of the events industry. The top speakers’ bureaus can match the perfect speaker with the right event to create an exciting, memorable, and successful experience. 

It’s important to note that not all speakers bureaus are the same—finding the right speakers bureau for you depends on the type of speaking you do or the speaker you need. Some bureaus only work with university professors, retired politicians, or published authors. Other bureaus focus on celebrities and business speakers. 

Once you find the perfect bureau for your needs, they can provide many benefits. Here we are going to show you the benefits of working with speaker bureaus as a Keynote Speaker or as an Event Planner/Coordinator.

Benefits for Event Planners and Coordinators

It doesn’t matter whether your event is virtual or in-person. A top speakers bureau can provide you with benefits like expertise, extensive networks, logistical experience, and a safety net.

Expertise: Top bureaus have extensive experience pairing the needs of an event with an expert speaker, ensuring the keynote always resonates with your audience. There are many talented keynote speakers, but each speaker excels in different settings. For example, do you need a celebrity to build excitement, a thought leader to stimulate ideas, or a motivational speaker to inspire?

Extensive Networks: Top speakers bureaus have relationships with many high-quality and famous speakers. Ever had trouble contacting the speaker you want? They can help you get a timely response and exact fee quotes. You may even find an ideal keynote speaker you were unaware of.

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Logistical Experience: Top speakers bureaus have seen and done it all. A keynote address can be surprisingly complicated, whether it’s in-person or virtual. While proper audio equipment is required for any event, in-person events also require coordinated travel, hotels, per diems, contract logistics, and more. A top speakers bureau can provide a hands-free experience so you can rest assured the speaker is prepared, on time, and delivers.

Safety Net: Ever have an emergency? Top speakers’ bureaus provide a safety net in case of a crisis. Speakers can get sick, miss flights, or have weather delays. A top speakers bureau can often reach out to its network of speakers to provide a high-quality substitute speaker at a moment’s notice.

Benefits for Professional Keynote Speakers

Forming a successful relationship with a speakers’ bureau can improve almost every aspect of a professional keynote speaker’s career. 

Services: Speakers bureaus handle almost everything for a speaker, including marketing, branding, negotiation, book deals, speaker coaching, making sales/booking, logistics, contracts, and billing.

For example, when an event planner has an “open canvas” search, the bureaus pitch you. When your proposal hasn’t been replied to, they follow up. When someone is slow to pay, they chase them down. And when you need to make a connection, they know who to call.

Being Exclusive: Moreover, when you are an exclusive speaker with a top speakers’ bureau, you get the best terms, fees, and other considerations possible. Bureaus can increase your business because they have relationships with event organizers, conferences, and Fortune 1000 companies.

Shop Around: However, not all speakers’ bureaus can provide you with every service. When looking for a speakers’ bureau, remember to shop around. Ask for references. Talk with your fellow speakers before working with a bureau. There are many private speaker forums where they candidly discuss the pros and cons of various bureaus and managers. For instance, LinkedIn is a great professional community for this. 

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Generally, if you want to put on a great event or improve your speaking career, forming a relationship with a top speakers bureau can be the answer. A top speakers bureau has the knowledge and experience of putting on many events and has connections with the top speakers.

As an event planner or professional keynote speaker, a relationship with a good speakers bureau could be very beneficial. Speakers’ bureaus are the matchmakers of the events industry. The top speakers’ bureaus can match the perfect speaker with the right event to create an exciting, memorable, and successful experience. 

It’s important to note that not all speakers bureaus are the same—finding the right speakers bureau for you depends on the type of speaking you do or the speaker you need. Some bureaus only work with university professors, retired politicians, or published authors. Other bureaus focus on celebrities and business speakers. 

Read Also: Navigating the World of Professional Speaking: Guide for Event Planners

 

 

Reviews & Ratings

Waldo Waldman
Waldo Waldman
May 19, 2024
I’ve been Speaking professionally for 21 years and work with the largest agencies in the world. I’m a Hall of Fame keynote speaker and a New York Times best selling Author. I have can honestly say in full confidence that Seth Dechtman and his team at Keynote Curator is the best agency I have been honored to work with. I’ve witnessed Seth’s client focused relationship skills On multiple occasions. His clients love him and he’s detail oriented and has great communication skillls. But most importantly, I’ve been on the receiving side of his servant, focused leadership style. He treats me like a valued partner and emulates everything a wingman is.
David Allison
David Allison
May 17, 2024
Seth and the Keynote Curators team are tenacious and determined to do right by their clients and their speakers. I appreciate our relationship so much, and highly reccomend this group to anyone looking to book a speaker for an event.
Meir Statman
Meir Statman
May 10, 2024
It is wonderful to join Seth in helping people reflect on their financial and life well-being and enhance them.
Trevor Wilde
Trevor Wilde
April 24, 2024
This was an amazing experience. the Keynote Speaker we had was perfect for our event and will definitely be having another for our next one!
Sandro Forte
Sandro Forte
March 22, 2024
Brilliantly hosted, with great content. An absolute ‘must add’ to any podcast list!
Jon VanDeventer
Jon VanDeventer
November 18, 2023
I've been working with Seth at The Keynote Curators for over 3 years. I always look forward to our meetings because of both his professional expertise and his enjoyable, engaging personality. We have fun during our virtual meetings while developing innovative strategies and accomplishing goals. It's obvious from working with Seth over a number of years that he is always making event planning and booking services an easy process and providing responsiveness that sets him apart. He's an excellent partner who gets invested in your business and collaborates through every step of a process that can sometimes feel overwhelming.
Jason Galaska
Jason Galaska
November 7, 2023
Seth and his team were fantastic to work with in 2023 and we look forward to working with Keynote Curators to find potential speaker matches for our events in the future. Thank you, Seth, for your professionalism!
Hailey Wilson
Hailey Wilson
October 23, 2023
A Treasure Trove for Anyone Involved in Speaker Selection! As someone deeply involved in the intersection of marketing and technology at AImpact, I find the process of selecting the right keynote speaker to be a critical part of any successful event. Seth Dechtman's "The Keynote Curators" podcast is nothing short of a godsend for anyone facing the challenges and opportunities that come with this task. Seth brings an almost poetic understanding to the power of words, acknowledging that a speech isn't just a scheduled event but a transformative experience that can change the dynamics of an entire room. His enthusiasm for the craft is contagious, making each episode a joy to listen to.
Nicole
Nicole
September 14, 2023
Seth is super knowledgeable about the needs of meeting planners to have a successful event and partners with you to find just that right fit!
Duncan Sigurdsson
Duncan Sigurdsson
August 28, 2023
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Working with Seth Dechtman and The Keynote Curators is always true partnership. In the three plus years that we have been involved in various projects, I can tell you that they always deliver. We have done some really cool stuff together. Any meeting professional, conference planner or event producer will greatly benefit from partnering with The Keynote Curators. High praise to Seth and his team.

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