WHAT MAKES SPEAKERS CANADA DIFFERENT? THE SPEAKERS BUREAU OF CANADA HAS A DISTINCTIVE FOCUS TO CONNECT CANADIAN TALENT FROM OUR BUREAU FOR CANADIAN ORGANIZATIONS. WHAT KIND OF SPEAKERS ARE ON OUR LIST OF MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS & VIRTUAL PRESENTERS? We represent Canada’s top keynote, workshop, and Masters of Ceremonies.
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WHY WORK WITH SPEAKERS CANADA? You can find all kinds of speakers on the internet, right? But how good are they? Are they fitting to your event? Speakers Bureau of Canada is a motivational speaker bureau & talent agency with experienced team members who know that the speaker you select can either make or break your event.
I ONLY NEED THE SPEAKER FOR 30 MINUTES…IS IT CHEAPER? Whether you book a speaker for 20 minutes to 60 minutes keynote/virtual session or a 90/120-minute workshop session, the fee generally will stay the same. If you book a speaker for sessions that extend past the 90–120-minute (depending on session format) time frame, the speaker’s rates will slightly increase as they consider this to be an additional presentation or a half-day/full-day session, depending on your session requirements.
HOW DOES A SPEAKER BUREAU WORK? ARE THERE ADDITIONAL CHARGES IN WORKING WITH A SPEAKER BUREAU VS WORKING WITH A SPEAKER DIRECTLY? Bureau commissions come out of the speaker’s fee and our services are free to the organization that books a speaker. We provide a value-added service with no hidden agency costs to speakers or clients.
WE ARE NOT LIMITED TO OUR BUREAU MEMBERS AND CAN ACCESS ALMOST ANY SPEAKER FOR ANY EVENT. We work collaboratively with other bureaus across Canada and the World to get you speakers. We have a stellar reputation in the industry. We have the experience, know-how, contacts, and research capability to get you any speaker you want.
SPEAKERS BUREAU MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS REQUEST OUR SUPPORT AND WILL WANT TO KNOW HOW YOU FOUND THEM. You can contact a speaker directly, however, if the speakers are listed on a bureau website, they will ask how you heard about them or how you found them. We have strong relationships with speaker bureau members, and they will often have us step in to manage the logistics, negotiations and contracting.
Speakers Bureau of Canada has spent years curating a roster of speakers that are popular with different organizations on trending topic themes. Through our “ground up” strategy, we have speakers for any topic within most budgets. We look for speakers that can offer each client and the audience members progressive ideas on their approach to their work and home lives.
How does SBC survive? It takes 15% to 25% of the speaker fee for any bookings it books from the speaker’s end. Speakers are generally happy with receiving 75% of their usual fee because the engagements we book for them are presentations that they would not normally get, provide insights on their careers, support their busy schedules, market them to our clients, and give the speaker credibility as a speaker.
There are no extra costs to organizations when working with Speakers Bureau Canada – Our services are complementary when booking a speaker through a speakers bureau. Our speakers charge the same to clients whether they are booked directly or with another agency. Our speakers are happy to offer us a small commission for our services as we include them when marketing credible and reputable speakers for event opportunities with our clients.
CAN I BOOK A SPEAKER DIRECTLY FROM SPEAKERS BUREAU CANADA? IS IT EASIER & CHEAPER TO CONTACT THE SPEAKER ONLINE?
Many of our speakers are exclusive relationships to us and we work in transparency to get them bookings and so that they can help us find them more bookings. If you are planning an event and require a quick response, it will usually take more time for them to respond to you than to us. We can put you in touch with a speaker as soon as you request the Speakers Bureau to contact them about your event.