What is a 'speakers bureau'? A speakers’ bureau is a placement service for professional speakers. We assist associations, corporations, and other organizations in the selection of professional speakers for events, conferences, conventions, and workshops.
MGM Speakers Bureau is your 'go to' resource to assure a successful outcome of your event.
Are the fees higher if I use the bureau's service rather than contact the speaker directly?
Speakers bureaus do not charge an up-front fee for their services. MGM Speakers Bureau is compensated by the speaker you select. Therefore, our services remain complimentary to the event organizer! Our keynote speakers, training consultants, and business coaches value saving time, less paperwork, and we are nice to work with!
The speakers' fees are not higher because you choose to work with a Bureau.
If there is travel involved, are the expenses included in the quoted fees? Some speakers add a flat flee to their speaking fees that includes the airfare. Usually, travel expenses are not included in the quoted fees. Travel Expenses normally will include: • Airfare • Hotel Accommodations • Meals • Transportation - to/from departure airport and to/from arrival airport
Who arranges the audio-visual requirements? Any requirement for audio-visual equipment, i.e., projector, projection screen, wireless lavaliere microphone, etc., will be specified on a booking-by-booking basis. The contract will define who is responsible for each audio-visual item.
Will I be able to talk with the speaker before the event? Yes, you should and you will. After the deposit has been received and the date has been blocked-in, arrangements are made and a phone call is scheduled with the Decision Maker and the Presenter. At that time, the speaker will learn any additional information from you so they can customize their motivational keynote, workshop, or break-out session to your specific needs.