DOES SPEAKERS CANADA CHARGE MORE FOR THEIR SPEAKERS?
No. 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. We also act in support of all processes in managing the booking process. It costs a client no more to book a speaker through the Bureau. Our service is free to clients. We act as brokers for our speakers and clients and secure speakers for events as an independent contractor.
WHY IS THE SPEAKERS CANADA IN BUSINESS?
We work closely with multiple provincial and national organizations for their events and are familiar with all processes before, during, and after the event. This allows you and your organizing team to be confident in the success of the speakers’ session and to be able to focus on other moving parts of your organizing. Clients and prospective clients like the arrangements because the Bureau can offer several speakers at different price ranges, and they benefit from sound objective advice from our Bureau.
Clients are also pleased in dealing with the Bureau because we cover all speaking engagements with an agreement, protect them from cancellations, have a large network of speakers on all topics, are constantly hiring new talent, have a unique understanding of industry trends, manage the agreements and act as a mediator for support last-minute changes or concerns. We also guarantee that a speaker will have a professional approach to the event and discuss the engagement with the client beforehand to ensure that he/she tailors his/her presentation for each audience at each event. We have long-term relationships with our speakers, and we can reference strong points of negotiating to lower their fees depending on the unique circumstances of each event.
HOW DOES THE SPEAKERS BUREAU OF CANADA WORK FOR EACH UPCOMING OR POTENTIAL EVENT?
We support each stage of their decision process, protect clients for the booking, secure the investment and maintain industry standards with our speakers. We offer strategic advice, personal insights and know the Canadian speaking industry trends to offer clients unique perspectives when they are searching, hiring, or booking a speaker. In the process of booking a speaker, a client would contact our bureau about a specific speaker, speaker requirements, event context, presentation format, and what they hope to achieve at the event. We then provide you with information about each speaker, their presentation(s), their availability, and their speaker fees. We work to ensure the success of the speaker is the right fit for the right event and guarantee the session will have usable information for the audience. We then allow clients to make a final decision on whether they want to book a speaker out of our roster. We also work with exclusive speakers in which we manage all their requests outside of their everyday work on their behalf and manage their schedules. We support clients and speakers for the negotiations, contracts and invoicing process while assisting in the promotion of the event. Most importantly we match organizations to Canada’s top motivational keynote speakers and virtual speakers so that they have the perfect speaker that will that drive positive impact for Canadian audiences at each event.
WHAT MOTIVATES OUR SPEAKERS BUREAU OF CANADA’S TALENT AGENTS, SPEAKERS, AND TEAM MEMBERS?
We aim to offer Canada’s most engaging speakers to motivate, educate and active the audience to inspire them to make better decisions and change their behaviours. We are set to continue to create life changing experiences for Canadians through our motivational speakers presentations. We bring new opportunities to our team members to sharpen their skillsets and gain new knowledge for their abilities and capabilities. We play an important role for speakers and host organizations and although we are not participating directly in the event, out talented agents and speakers bureau staff members know that in order for us to be successful, we must be trusted, dependable and accountable to each event that has hired one of our speakers. We take pride in the important work we do, and continue to learn, grow, and shift with the speaking industry to maintain our strong resources, network, and high-quality service that we offer. We are committed to the grow of our employees, the growth of our network of speakers and the impact we can bring to each organization at each event in Canada.