What are the benefits of using a speakers and trainers bureau?
Working with a speakers and trainers bureau makes your job as a meeting planner, event organizer, or training head a lot easier. We match your training or speaking needs with our large roster of speakers and trainers. And we handle a lot of the nitty-gritty of selection, negotiation, and coordination.
What types of speakers and trainers do you represent?
We represent a wide range of speakers and trainers: executives, entrepreneurs, best-selling authors, training professionals, consultants, marketing gurus, financial experts, and HR practitioners, you name it.
How much does it cost to book a speaker or trainer?
The speaker’s or trainer’s fee will depend on six factors: the length of the presentation or program, the size of the audience, the number of engagements, the type of audience or organization, the location of the event, and the demand for the speaker or trainer. That is why you will need to provide us with details on your requirements before we can provide a quoted fee.
Does it cost more to book a speaker or trainer when using a speakers and trainers bureau?
No, you pay the same fee whether you go directly to the speaker/trainer or work through the speakers and trainers bureau. We get paid by the speaker or trainer, not you the client, in the form of commission on his or her gross fee.
Do you require a deposit?
To protect our speakers and trainers, we require a non-refundable deposit, upon signing the contract. This deposit guarantees the date will be reserved for you on the speaker’s or trainer’s calendar. That means he or she has to turn down other speaking or training opportunities for you. In the event of a cancellation by your organization, the deposit will be forfeited.
Does the speaker’s or trainer’s fee include food, transportation, etc.
For engagements within Metro Manila, there are no additional charges. However, outside Metro Manila, you will need to cover additional expenses such as airfare, ground transportation, hotel accommodations, meals and incidental expenses. You may also negotiate with the speaker or trainer on these expenses.
What audio-visual equipment do we need?
Some speakers and trainers bring their own audio-visual equipment. But most of them don’t. So you need to provide for an LCD projector, projection screen, wireless or handheld microphone, etc. These details will be included in the contract.
Can we meet the speaker or trainer prior to our event?
Yes, definitely. While you may book a speaker or trainer without meeting him or her, as in the case of well-known and established speakers, more often than not, you will likely need to meet the speaker or trainer in person to discuss program requirements or conduct a short demo, if necessary.
Can presentations be recorded on video or audio?
It depends. For documentary purposes, the speaker/trainer may allow partial recording. But in most cases, there are copyrights, time limits, and other issues that need to be discussed and agreed upon in writing with the speaker/trainer prior to the event.