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Why you need a speakers bureau Posted on June 28, 2016 in Conferences and Events


Find conference speakers and trainers - with the help of a bureau!

As a conference organiser, you’ll know one of the most important elements of your event is the keynote speaker. The cost of a professional speaker or entertainer is only a small fraction of the total expense of your conference, but is likely to be the most important expenditure you make. They will showcase your entire event and could be what your attendees discuss before, during, and long after. 

You’ll also know that it’s crucial to get the right speaker to meet your unique requirements. That’s why you need to engage the services of a speaker bureau or agency. 

One common myth is the belief that fees will be less if you go direct to the speaker. What most people don’t realise is that a bureau is paid a percentage of the speaker’s standard fee. So you are in essence paying the same price as if you went direct to the speaker.  So it makes sense to engage the services of a bureau to not only help you find the right speaker, but leave you with one less thing to worry about.  

Another good reason to use a bureau is the reliability guarantee. They’ll have thousands of speakers, trainers, facilitators, MCs, comedians and entertainers on hand to act as a replacement should your presenter have to withdraw at the last minute due to an emergency.   This is your risk management policy.

They also have very close relationships with high profile celebrity speakers and can often contract these personalities for you at a substantial discount than approaching them directly. Experienced bureaus have also spent a great deal of time developing close, on-going partnerships with world-class speakers. This means as they get to know your needs better, they are in a better position to recommend precisely the right person for your company's events. 

Here's why working with a bureau will ensure the success of your next event!

  • Bureaus represent the world's top keynote, business and motivational speakers and continuously screen the marketplace for the best and brightest new speakers so that they bring you only top performing experts.
  • They focus on the corporate world's needs by specialising in the areas of leadership, organisational transformation, change management, and the creation of high performance teams and high satisfaction work environments to name just a few. A bureau provides experts who will dramatically improve the way you do business and bring about lasting change for your organisation.
  • A bureau will have the tools, experience, partnerships and networking capabilities to get you any speaker, whether a celebrity, CEO, sportsperson or best-selling author.
  • Great Expectation has a proven process that ensures that we'll find the right speaker for your event. Our team will listen carefully to your needs, research availability, and identify the right speaker for you. We have speakers for every budget, and every topic.
  • Bureaus will handle all the details, saving you time and energy. They’ll attend to the logistical details of your event to make your life easier. The Great Expectation team is with you every step of the way, from the initial planning of your event and theme development to the final event review. We’ll handle all arrangements to get your speaker there. We’ll handle any emergencies that may arise. If in the event a speaker cannot attend your event, we provide an equal or better speaker for your event.

We only work with the best in the conference and events industry

It's recommend your find a respected leader to assist you in providing professional speakers, trainers and entertainers.   

Marg Booth has been in the industry for many years and has worked with some of Australia’s biggest events.  Actually, with over 10 years’ experience working with the best in the business, Marg is an expert in helping create a WOW! event. Being an independent bureau, Marg and her team have access to a huge variety of speakers, both locally and overseas.

Find out how your next event can exceed your expectation and call the team on 07 3844 2277 or email