How does a speakers bureau work?
Speakers bureaus are designed to provide event planners with instant information on speakers and to help them select and secure the right speaker for their conference. RockStar Keynote Speakers will help you find the most appropriate speaker for your audience, assist with details of travel arrangements, and provide you with the information needed to make sound decisions quickly and within your budget.
What are the benefits of using a speakers bureau?
Working with a bureau to secure talent for your events ensures that booking speakers, programs and entertainment for your event is the easiest part of your planning process. From developing creative programming ideas to securing the speaker to managing contracts to arranging logistics and travel plans, our highly-experienced staff will be there with you at every step in the process.
Does it cost more to book a speaker when using a speakers bureau?
No, the speakers bureau is paid by the speaker, not the client. As a leading speakers bureau (not a booking agency), we actually know our speakers personally. This means that we know each speaker’s preferences and the factors that influence them to be more flexible in their fee requirements. These factors include type of organization, audience or event, the location of the event, and promotional opportunities for book sales, just to name a few. And, as we work with speakers on a daily basis, we are able to help you save on travel by tying into existing travel plans.
Do I need to manage travel arrangements?
As part of our speaker management service, we can assist with logistics and travel arrangements. Terms vary between speakers, so we will work closely with you and your choice of speakers to arrange for the most convenient and cost-effective travel arrangements available.
What if my speaker has to cancel because of an emergency?
At RockStar Keynote Speakters, we’re pleased to boast an extremely low cancellation rate among our speakers. When the occasional cancellation does occur, it is generally attributed to something that is out of both our and the speaker’s control – such as a sudden emergency or unforeseen circumstance. Otherwise, we have a thorough process in place when planning speaking engagements that ensures accordance with our speakers’ schedules to prevent any hiccups or cancellations.
In the highly unlikely case that an emergency does arise and a speaker must cancel, we will work with you to find an appropriate replacement. Our worldwide network of speakers offers countless options in the case of an emergency, and our 24/7 staff is more than ready to handle any last minute complications.