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. We Co-Broker deal with the right speakers and agents to guarantee the right presentation.
SBC has many strategic partnerships in Canada and the United States. We have often worked on behalf of our clients to contact any speakers outside of our roster or their agents to check availability, confirm fees and negotiate their rates. We protect your identity in this process which most clients enjoy, and we can also usually leverage our relationship to try to negotiate a lowered rate.
This service is provided at no extra cost to you as we always take our commissions from the speakers’ end. We also enjoy doing this work as it always gives us new insights for speakers we may not know about or can work with in the future. We already have a list we can send you of fees from some of the most popular and current speakers booked for larger events and can send you over some options to get the conversations started.
CAN’T I JUST CONTACT A SPEAKER DIRECTLY VS CONTACTING THE SPEAKERS BUREAU? HOW DO I REACH A POTENTIAL SPEAKER?
In some cases, you can, in others not. Most professional speakers and motivational keynote speakers prefer to work through a bureau. There are no extra costs involved in booking a speaker directly and since they all work busy schedules travelling between events, they trust us to manage the logistics and present them with each opportunity after gathering all the event details from the host organization. Speakers’ bureaus have direct access to the speaker’s agent and have a preference in their communications since we have worked with them in the past. We can usually receive a response or establish contact within one or two business days. Since most motivational speakers are very popular or could be celebrity speakers we play a strong role in being able to contact their agent directly which avoids a long-drawn-out process to connect with the speaker’s team. Contacting the Speakers Bureau of Canada will enable a smooth and efficient process in getting a hold of and booking the speaker for your event. Learn the benefits of working with a Canadian speakers bureau here.
WHAT IF I AM LOOKING FOR A SPEAKER BUT I DO NOT SEE THEM ON YOUR WEBSITE?
While we aim to represent Canada’s top motivational speakers and engaging thought leaders, we can’t represent them all. We have reciprocal arrangements and partner with many agencies to book speakers that do not appear on our website. We can also conduct research to locate and book a speaker for you. Just let us know if you have someone in mind, and we will secure them at the same fee as you would book them directly or through another bureau.
Speakers Bureau Canada has many industry partners with talent agencies and speakers bureaus in and outside of Canada that we can contact to find speakers that are a good fit for the event. We are always recruiting and trying to find interesting speakers that offer unique insights for audiences to walk a way with and implement in their lives after each presentation. If you provide Speakers Canada with any keynote speaker or virtual speakers name, we have strategic ways to contact them about your event to check availability, learn their costs and to book them for your event.
WHAT IF THE SPEAKER IS EXCLUSIVE TO ANOTHER SPEAKER BUREAU OR TALENT AGENCY, CAN SPEAKERS CANADA STILL BE MY AGENT OR DO I HAVE TO WORK WITH THAT AGENCY DIRECTLY?
Many of the bureau partners and agencies we collaborate with in Canada have aim to hire exclusive speakers through their deep routed connections to media outlets or political networks. Speakers Bureau of Canada is a newly formed bureau and working from the ground up to establish we as a major resource to find celebrity, astronauts, and top sports motivational speakers. Because we have extensive relationships throughout the industry, we can “co-broker” speakers with other bureaus at no expense to you.
If a speaker is exclusive to another agency, we can contact that agency as we usually have direct access to their CEO and can learn more about the speaker you are interested in, gather their fee schedule, and check their availability. Many of the organizers we work with request us to source out options that are on other bureaus and through keeping industry standards, and strong relationships, we are able to find the right speaker for any event. You can keep Speakers Bureau Canada as your trusted supply for motivational keynote speakers and virtual speakers and let us do all the work to find you the best speaker for your organization and audience at each event. We work collaboratively with other bureaus across Canada and the World to get you speakers that are not represented on our website, and we find you the perfect motivational speaker for your event.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF WORKING WITH SPEAKERS BUREAU OF CANADA VS WORKING WITH ANOTHER BUREAU IF THE SPEAKER IS EXCLUSIVE WITH THEM?
Relationships. We work to find you the perfect keynote speaker or virtual speaker for any event on any topic. Speakers Canada aims to continue to serve Canadian organizations through our strong relationships of Canada’s top motivational keynote speakers and online speakers for events. Through building a trusted relationship with us we maintain the standards, conditions and represent the needs of the organization at each of their events. We are often asked to source out specific speakers or topic themes on behalf of our clients, and in working on thousands of events, we are able to understand industry trends to match guest speakers that meet the host organizations needs at each of their events. By building a relationship with us and our speakers, we are able to offer you exclusive discounted rates, and more importantly, are able to improve and expand the audiences’ experiences after each event. We have an extensive database and network of contacts not available online or the general public, and we can usually book the person you are interested in or at least tell you if they do speak engagements and what their fee schedule is. Through our trusted and ongoing relationships, we keep, organizations continue to build off each event in a unique way, while maintaining and exceeding the audiences’ expectations.