Frequently Asked Questions

Does it cost more to book through SPEAK! ?

No. You will not pay more to use SPEAK! to help you find just the right speaker.  There is never an additional charge for using our bureau service.  Fee integrity is very important to us. We quote the speakers’ fees and travel expenses just as each speaker would. We will negotiate on your behalf for a commitment to engage a single speaker for multiple presentations.

What is the cost range of speakers listed with SPEAK! ?

Speakers’ fees generally range from $3,500 -$10,000 for a half-day training or breakout session.  Keynotes range, from $4,000 – $15,000. Longer presentations may require a higher fee.  In addition to the fee, you can expect to pay for all travel expenses, which include coach airfare, ground transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, and incidentals such as parking, tips, and tolls. Some costs can be divided between multiple venues in the same city.  For example, Liz Ryan’s Career Bound™ seminar fee could be split between two locations in the same city, booked for the same day.

What should I be looking for when booking a speaker?

Results. You want your audience to walk away with information they can use immediately.  You want information that is grounded in experience, research-proven concepts and nationally recognized expertise.  You want a speaker who engages the audience on many levels, not the least being that they stimulate ideas, generate questions and leave the audience excited to impliment what they just learned.  SPEAK! carefully screens and selects our speakers to ensure that we deliver just these key qualities each and every time.

Equally important is the match between the culture of your audience and the speaker you select.  Will this speaker really connect with my team?  SPEAK! is keenly sensitive to helping you select the best content and the best professional to deliver that content.

Through an engaging pre-event dialogue, we’ll help you quickly identify exactly what you are looking for.  Don’t know what you do want?  We can help you figure it out by getting clear on what you DON’T want.  Call us– we’re ready to help!

How do I get started?

Take a moment to review the profiles of our carefully selected speakers. Your next step would be to submit a request form on-line or give us a call directly to discuss your event.  We love the opportunity to speak in person so please give us a call.  A short conversation will give us a better understanding of what your requirements are.  We would be happy to suggest speakers, answer any questions you have, and send you any additional materials you may need.

I am a professional speaker. How do I find out about joining the SPEAK! team?

We are always interested in adding new speakers to our database.  In order to offer the very best possible service to our clients we carefully screen all possible candidates.  Please visit our contact page where you will find an option for speakers to contact us.  A list of requirements is included.