HOW CAN I PREVIEW A SPEAKER BEFORE I MAKE A DECISION?

SPEAKER’S VIDEOS

While videos are the fastest and most efficient way to preview potential speakers, they may not always give full insights into topic themes or showcase the full speaking ability of the speaker. Event hosts, motivational keynote speakers, virtual speakers, guest speakers & professional speakers will all have different commitment levels and approaches to the video content they post online. Videos are a great way to learn the speaker’s ability to speak as an authority on a topic or deliver a motivating presentation, however, we do not recommend that videos are the only thing you consider to finalize your speaker selection since the content of their presentation is tailored for each audience. Some videos may also be outdated, and speaking ability, content and topics can change over time.

Our speaker bureau talent will have videos on our website and other videos on their YouTube channels. Please call us and we can direct you to their top videos of them speaking and provide additional insights about a particular speaker about the topics they address, their ability to address your audience, and their approach to customizing the content of their presentation to best address the topic themes, event theme and learning objectives to meet the session requirements for in-person and virtual events.

ATTEND AN IN-PERSON EVENT OR A VIRTUAL EVENT WITH A DIFFERENT ORGANIZATION

We can often request and arrange for organizers to preview a speaker at another in-person or virtual speaking engagement they have with a different organization. We must seek out permission from the speaker as well as the organization, so it is not always approved by our working partners however since we manage their schedules, we do our best to make this possible.

Previewing a speaker at another event, or if you attended the speaker’s session at a previous event is one of the best ways to see the speaker in person, gauge the audience’s reaction and meet the speaker and establish a connection. As speakers customize the content for each presentation for each audience and organization, it is important to remember that the presentation they deliver at the event you saw them speak, is not the same presentation they will deliver to your organization.

SPEAKER CANADA’S VIRTUAL SHOWCASES & CLIENT EVENTS

As we grow our speaker bureau to become the top speakers bureau in Canada, we hold free online events to showcase speakers in different topics. We encourage audiences from all over the country to attend these events which will not only provide organizations the opportunity to meet our speakers, but to provide useable information regarding a current event, trending topic or celebration awareness day in Canada.

These sessions are interactive and will have 3-5 speakers that specialize on a specific topic to build off one another and work together to drive impact for attendees. The Speakers Canada showcases our top talent, leading experts and unique motivational speakers that are passionate to create change across our nation through their presentations. You will have the opportunity to interact with our showcase speakers that you can take back to your team to create new ideas for the events that will impact the people and direction of the organization.

ALL THAT SAID, WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO KNOW IF THE SPEAKER IS A GOOD FIT FOR MY AUDIENCE AND WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GET TO KNOW A SPEAKER BEFORE I SELECT THEM FOR AN EVENT?

Call us “old school” but we still believe that having an intimate, strategic, and progressive conversation with the speaker directly is the most effective way to know if a speaker is going to be successful with your group. We work with “hands on speakers” who are able to represent and showcase their ability themselves to each organization. Virtual meetings have enabled speakers to attend a video conference call where you can have any leaders or decision makers participate on the call so that your planning team can all get to know the speaker, ask them any questions, and make a team decision on which speaker will be able to educate and motivate the audience.

As experts on industry trends and knowing what organizations require to implement change in their people, our bureau is able to share unique insights, present new ideas and give expert advice in which speakers will be the best fit and put you in touch with them directly at an early stage. By contacting one of our talented agents, we become a major resource for each event organizer that is planning an event. We recommend that you contact us upon submitting a request so that we can learn more about the event and what you hope to achieve.

We can then ask you questions, share our opinions and provide strategic advice for best practices in the approach to your planning and the speaker you work with. We also recommend that once you have shortlisted your speaker, that we arrange a video conference call or conference call with the speaker directly before making a decision. We notice that this is the best way to learn more about the speaker since you and your team can get a full understanding of their offerings, speaking ability and if they are aligned with the organizational needs and session requirements. Whether a short notice booking for an annual general meeting or if your conference is coming up next year, Speakers Bureau Canada connects you directly to the top motivational speakers and virtual keynote speakers in Canada.