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FAQs

How does a speakers bureau work?

I've never booked a speaker before. Where do I begin?

Why should I choose Speaker Solutions as my speaker source? 

Is there a charge to do business with Speaker Solutions?

Can I preview speakers?

How much do speakers cost?

Does it cost more for a longer presentation?

Can Speaker Solutions provide speakers for executive briefings and consulting services?

Do I have to arrange travel for the speaker?

What is Speaker Solutions recovery plan in the event of a problem?

Is it possible to record the speaker's presentation?

Will the speakers do more than just a presentation? For example, will they attend a dinner or reception as well? 

Can Speaker Solutions help me secure books written by a speaker?

Will I be able to communicate directly with the speaker prior to my event?

 

How does a speakers bureau work?

Speakers bureaus act as a resource for people who plan meetings, conferences and special events. Bureaus have content experts on staff to bring speaker expertise to the attention of event planners and decision makers. Speaker Solutions works with thousands of speakers who address a myriad of topic needs. We'll find the right one for you.

After you have decided on a speaker and the speaker has accepted your invitation, Speaker Solutions handles all the details. We issue the contract to the speaker and coordinate all of the details, including, if required, travel and accommodation requirements. It's as simple as that.

When you work with us, you don't have to worry about any unexpected problems - we are available to assist you 24 hours a day. Working with Speaker Solutions ensures that you will have the best speaker and that you will get the best service.


I've never booked a speaker before. Where do I begin?

Call Speaker Solutions. With our years of experience and extensive knowledge of speakers, topics, and what works, we will help you every step of the way. First, we work closely with you to identify your exact needs. Our portfolio of speakers and enormous database of exceptional experts provides a wide range of subject areas - including business, sports, motivation, politics, media, technology, and more. We work hand-in-hand with our clients. We will help you find not only the right speaker on any given subject... but the best speaker for the type of event you are organising and your audience. Our experience enables us to give you proven, expert suggestions on subject areas and topics to consider, and techniques for assembling a high-quality, successful speaker appearance.


Why should I choose Speaker Solutions as my speaker source?

Speaker Solutions works with the best speakers in the world. We stake our reputation on each and every engagement. We partner with our customers to guide them to new levels of success, resulting in an extraordinary level of trust, care and commitment. Throughout the entire process - from selecting your speaker to the day of your event - you can take comfort in, and count on, a dedicated professional service, making your job easy and your program a success.


Is there a charge to do business with Speaker Solutions?

It costs nothing to speak to us or to receive advice and information on any speaker. Our fee is contained in the speaker's honorarium which will be quoted to you initially and outlined in the booking agreement should you decide to proceed with a speaker. This agreement must be signed by both parties to ensure the speaker is confirmed.

Can I preview speakers?

Some speakers do have online videos. Contact us and we will advise whether or not this service is available for your chosen speaker.

How much do speakers cost?

Speaker Solutions works with speakers of all price ranges ranging from €1,000 to €75,000.

To find a speaker that fits your budget call us today to get recommendations and detailed information about an individual speaker's fees.

Please note: Speaker fees vary widely and typically do not include expenses. Expenses often include 1st class airfare, hotel accommodations, ground transportation, meals, and any out-of-pocket expenses. Fees for international events are often subject to an incremental increase in cost.

Does it cost more for a longer presentation?

Generally, yes. Because each speaker has a unique fee structure, we recommend that you contact us at (+353) 1 6190243 if you have a specific question.

Many speakers charge a base fee for 1-hour presentation and keynotes. This fee often increases incrementally depending on your requirements from half to full day seminars. In some cases, a speaker will charge the same fee for a presentation regardless of whether it's an hour or a full day seminar.

Can Speaker Solutions provide speakers for executive briefings and consulting services?

Yes, you name the challenge. Leadership, organizational resilience, ethics, government relations, innovation, strategy - regardless of the task at hand, we can help. We can find the perfect person to meet with your organisation's leaders to provide insights on key challenges to your industry. Our experts will provide a greater context, and provoke a new level of inquiry to reach the heart of the issue and find meaningful solutions.

Do I have to arrange travel for the speaker?

It depends in the speaker. When required we will assist you with all travel plans, and will book many of the logistics for you. We can work with you to ensure that the arrangements suit your timeline and event needs. 

What is Speaker Solutions recovery plan in the event of a problem?

We are as committed to the success of your program as you are. As a result, no matter what the problem might be - weather, changes in travel schedules, airport delays, on-site problems, etc. - we bring all of our resources and expertise to bear on immediately, completely and efficiently resolving the problem.

Is it possible to record the speaker's presentation?

Most speakers approve recording for archival purposes, but every speaker is different, and some are sensitive about taping. In all cases, you need to ask permission from Speaker Solutions before recording of any kind. Please contact us if you have a specific need in mind. 

Will the speakers do more than just a presentation? For example, will they attend a dinner or reception as well?

Most speakers will participate in functions beyond the speech, but the extent varies by speaker. That said, all arrangements for signings, photo opportunities, Q&A sessions, etc. must be included in the signed contract which we will send to you for sign off. We are happy to work with you to design a program that fits your needs and those of the speaker.

Can Speaker Solutions help me secure books written by a speaker?

Yes. Speaker Solutions will work with you to ensure you have access to the most cost-effective source for securing large quantities of books authored by our keynote speakers. In some circumstances, we can put you in direct contact with publishers and wholesale book providers who can fulfill your order at a discount. Other times, it is less expensive for you to order from a major online dealer like Amazon. In either case, we will help you select the best source for your event.

Will I be able to communicate directly with the speaker prior to my event?

Many of our speakers are available to speak with you directly - both prior to your choosing them as your speaker as well as after the selection has been made. In any case, we will work with you to best plan and communicate your programme needs to the speaker.



If you have a question that we have not answered above then please call us on (+353) 1 6190243 and we will do our best to assist you.

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