How do I book an After Dinner Speaker?

Booking a speaker is a stress-free experience with our expert team. Able to provide unique and exciting talent suited to your budget and brief, we can work with you every step of the way.

STEP 1: Browse our website to find the ideal speaker for your event. There are multiple categories on our website, so you can find a desired speaker more easily than ever.

STEP 2: Get a quote on the price and availability of the speaker you choose. Alternatively, ask us for a shortlist of recommended speakers for your event.

STEP 3: We will invoice you for the speakers services and once you have arranged payment for a deposit, we will secure the speaker for your date, sorting out all contracts, communication and travel arrangements to minimise stress.

STEP 4: We will provide support up to and after the day of the event, ensuring your motivational, keynote or after dinner speaker arrives in plenty of time, and delivers their presentation to your exact specifications. In the unlikely event of your speaker being unavailable ahead of the event, we will endeavour to find you a replacement speaker of equivalent value that meets your every requirement.

STEP 5: If our team exceeded your expectations and you’d like to work with us again, you can enjoy a multi-booking discount which can be used for all of your corporate entertainment needs. Whether you’re booking a band, a famous comedian, magician, DJ, event host or a keynote speaker – we can help you find the right act no matter the occasion.

How Much Does an After Dinner Speaker Cost?

Offering thousands of speakers suitable for a vast range of budgets, we pride ourselves on being able to source the right speaker for any occasion. Speaker prices can vary from the hundreds to the hundreds of thousands depending on demand, the experience, the location of the speaker, the length of time you want the speech to last and any media duties you want your speaker to perform.

Each quote is bespoke to your event, and with our many years of experience, we can cater for every eventuality. Whether you want an industry-leading expert or an award-winning mentor, a hilarious event host or a lesser known but equally experienced after dinner speaker to impress at your conference – we can help you find the perfect speaker for your price-bracket.

Does Booking with a Speakers Bureau Cost More?

Like most good speakers agencies, we ordinarily charge a commission to the speaker and not your business, meaning you are essentially getting our expert service free of charge. While there are a number of things to think about that can drive the price a little higher as we mention in the section below, you can rest assured that it won’t be us doing so. We have been trusted by major organisations, institutions and corporations around the globe and offering good value to our clients is at the heart of the stellar reputation we enjoy today. 

What Does the Fee Include?

The fee will include the services of the speaker for the agreed amount of time. It will normally feature a keynote speech of 30-45 minutes, followed by a Q&A or meet and greet, but this is entirely dependent on your needs and can be discussed further at the time of booking. Travel and accommodation for the speaker are separate to the speaker fee and can be organised by us also.

How Far In Advance Can I Make A Booking?

All speakers have a different approach when it comes to booking. Some diaries are filled up from the beginning of the year. If you have a specific name in mind or are looking to book a big-name speaker, you should aim to book 6-12 months in advance of your event, unless you are flexible on the date, in which case you should be able to sort something at shorter notice. You can book at any time, and we pride ourselves in being able to arrange top talent at short notice. But we would recommend booking over a month ahead to ensure you have everything you need.

Why Book with a Speakers Agency?

There are many reasons why corporations use a speaker agency to book their entertainment. And it comes down to a number of key reasons. Since it is clear that you don’t pay more for the services of an agency – you can enjoy a handful of benefits without worrying about extra expenditure.

  • Practicality: By taking up the time of our team, your event organisers are able to get on with finetuning all other areas of an event, spending their time and your money on using their specialist skillset rather than searching for speakers and drawing out contracts.
  • Refinement: Another wonderful reason for using a speakers agency is knowing that you can explore each and every avenue with an agent that knows the ins and the outs of the industry. They know who the best motivational speakers and industry experts are and enable you to discover inspirational stories and topics that are completely new to you, yet capture the vision you have for your conference perfectly.
  • Free of Theatrics: The last thing you need is for a speaker to drop out days or hours before your event. It doesn’t only ruin your plans but can cost you a fortune. With a speakers agency, in the unlikely event that a speaker drops out prior to the big occasion – a good agency will be able to step in to find a replacement speaker. That’s us!
  • Risk-Free: Some venues have stringent regulations, and some speakers have specific requirements, in addition to your own requirements. We take care of all of this, ensuring transparency in the booking process. We schedule communication and draw up contracts free of jargon for your peace of mind.
  • Free: Did we say this already? While you will have to fork out to see your desired speaker in action, you won’t pay us – the speaker pays us. Though we will handle all the payments for you.

What Do You Do For Us After We Book?

In addition to arranging travel and accommodation for the speaker, we work to make sure that you have all you need for the technical side of your events as well as the publicity needed. This can include approved topics, photographs and other media to support the keynote presentation. We are right with you from beginning to end and are on hand to answer any further questions or requirements you have ahead of the big occasion.

Why Choose Champions?

Our management team offer years of experience working with internationally renowned speakers and know what and who can make your event one to remember. Make the most of our unbiased recommendations and advice today! In addition to the offerings of our expert booking agents, we like to thank our clients properly for their custom. With a free bottle of Moët & Chandon champagne from our partners for every booking, as well as ‘multi-booking’ and recommend a friend’ discounts – booking with us is an experience rather than a chore.

Who Have We Worked With?

Here at the Champions Speakers agency, we work with all manner of businesses, organisations and individuals to give their event the authority and entertainment they require. We have worked with countless blue-chip corporations, universities, festivals and awards around the world, covering 43 countries to date. You can see what our clients have said about us today.

Who Are We?

We have been handpicked by Sir Richard Branson as 57th in The Sunday Times’ Fast Track 100, have featured as one of the London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain and the Telegraph 1000: Britain’s Brightest Businesses. Recognised around the world as a leading speakers agency, trusted by big-name brands and institutions, as well as top speakers and the European Association of Speakers Bureaux (EASB) – we are the one-stop shop for all your speaker needs. You can meet our team today!

I Don’t Know Exactly What I’m Looking For…

No trouble – we do. Following a short conversation, our team are able to build a picture of what you are looking for. Their heads will be overflowing with speakers suited to your conference and they will be delighted to share with you their thoughts. Having worked with household names and niche speakers covering a broad range of areas, they are aware of top-class speakers that you are unlikely to uncover if you scratch the surface of a speaker agency’s database.

From those who have summited Everest to those who have negotiated hostage scenarios; from stunt drivers to plane crash survivors; musicians to CEOs, consumer behaviour specialists to trauma experts; explorers to famous Olympians; frontline journalists to astronauts; world leaders to environmental innovators – we open up a wide world of opportunities to inspire your team.

How Do We Brief a Speaker?

Years of experience has taught us that the better your speaker is briefed on your conference aims the better return you achieve from your speaker. This extends beyond ensuring they arrive in good time and arranging travel. Ordinarily, we will set up a call with a member of our team, the speaker and yourselves 4-8 weeks prior to the event to iron out the fine details and ensure the speaker is tapping into the themes you wish to weigh in on most. We can, of course, arrange a face to face meeting if it is beneficial to all parties.

Do You Offer Speakers Outside Of What is on the Website?

Yes! We have built up contacts with the leading international speakers in a range of fields, covering all manner of topics as well as budgets. The 3000+ speaker profiles on our website are provided to offer a sample of our offerings. We are constantly adding new speakers to our database of talent and are able to negotiate with speakers outside of the listed names.

If you can’t find who you are looking for, let us know and we can quickly establish the availability and fee for the speaker in question. Simply get in touch with a member of our team and they can help ensure you get the ideal speaker for your event.

Do You Deal With International Speakers & Events Outside of the UK?

Of course! The Champions Speakers agency has worked in over forty-three different countries, and our booking agents are regularly arranging speakers for events in London, Europe, India, USA, Dubai and many more leading financial and business centres throughout the world. 

Can I Become a Speaker & Get Representation from Champions?

If you are a professional speaker or an aspiring speaker with inspirational stories, personal and professional experience to share, we would love to hear from you and discuss a mutually beneficial partnership. To discuss details, you can get in touch with a member of our team today.

What Is My Next Next Step Now?

If you would like to take advantage of the numerous benefits we offer our clients, including details of free showcase events at some of the UK’s most prestigious venues or book a speaker for an event you can get in touch with a member of our management team. Simply call us on 0207 1010 553 or visit our booking form today!