Whether you wish to inspire or enlighten, educate or entertain, public speakers have the professional experiences and passion for motivating audiences to leave a lasting positive impression.
But, how do you book a speaker in the first place? We understand that the sea of speakers available can make finding the perfect addition time-consuming, so have devised a comprehensive booking service that manages every stage of the process.
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Is booking a speaker the best option for you?
Booking a speaker for an event can add a sense of refinement, creating a source for attendees to build upon their expertise - allowing audience members to establish a fresh perspective.
Ultimately, the intent of your engagement dictates whether booking a speaker is best for your event, but here are some instances when hiring a speaker is a great option.
- You are looking to share specialist advice and insight
- Deliver a specific message to your wider team
- Want to utilise the power of storytelling to inspire
- Motivate your workforce
- Have over £1000 to spend on a speaker
The Process of Booking a Speaker
Finding the perfect speaker can be hard work. Searching through thousands of options can be frustrating, not to mention maintaining contact with the presenter while you try and organise other elements of your event.
At Champions, we are well versed in dealing with speakers each and every day, and have built strong relationships internationally, which have allowed us to flourish as a leading speaker agency both in the UK and overseas.
We can advise on where to start and finish your search, allowing you the freedom you need to make the best decision for your event. Here is our suggested process for sourcing talent for your event:
Browse our website. Click through our categories and read the personal stories and testimonials of our speakers, as well as watch videos of them in action.
Decide on a shortlist of speakers that you feel are well-suited to your event. Send us your list with details of your brief and budget. Alternatively, call us right away and we will get to work on your request.
We will get back to you right away with speaker prices and an overview of their abilities of a speaker, allowing you to gauge whether they are the ideal speaker for you. We can also provide alternative speakers across a range of prices to help you to choose the best option.
Once we have clarified the possibilities for your event - and you are happy with the qualities of the speaker you have chosen - we will finalise the booking with you, liaising with all parties to make sure everything is in place for your event.
Why use a speaker agency?
A good speaker agency offers added value. Let's explore the resources that go into finding, deciding on and booking a speaker for an event, and show you why a speakers bureau is the easiest, most time effective and cheapest solution available.
Access the best
Thousands of incredibly talented professional speakers makeup Champions' handcrafted roster. From those who have thrived under pressure to others who have turned adversity into their very own advantage - our speakers are able to capture the imagination of event-goers every time.
You can rest assured that our dedicated team of booking agents have been around the world experiencing our speaker's first-hand. Knowing how to find a public speaker who suits your event needs is not usually something that comes for free. Except...with us, it does.
No Hidden Fees
At Champions Speakers, we charge our commission to the speaker, meaning you are getting our expertise completely free. You could spend days, weeks even, arranging the ins and outs of a territory that may be unfamiliar to you, or you contact a booking agent who will find a speaker for you - free of charge.
Contracts & Specifics
Contracts can be long-winded, nonsensical and plain boring. We only draw up contracts that make sense; ones that don't overelaborate and only say what is necessary. We don't hide behind walls of A4 but put everything on the surface for you to see. We arrange everything, meaning you can relax in the knowledge that we have you covered.
Resolve Problems Quickly
If in the unlikely and incredibly unfortunate event that your dream speaker cancels for any reason ahead of the engagement, with Champions Speakers you don't have to stand to lose thousands. Champions can arrange an alternative speaker without delay, taking the stress of managing issues out of your hands, and into the control of an industry professional.
Will an agency cater to my budget?
Many agencies will be able to offer you a shortlist of speakers under a range of prices - though much of this depends on the contacts available to them. Here at Champions Speakers, we pride ourselves on our supply of talent ranging from £1,000 to £500,000.
Having worked with globally-renowned entrepreneurs and business figures, international sports stars as well as television presenters and industry experts, we are confident in our ability to provide speakers for any event, from the smallest to the biggest budget.
What kind of speaker will appeal to your audience?
Using their own experiences, know-how and research, a motivational speaker is able to design a structured speech that taps into the message you wish to express at your event.
A keynote speaker is a credible resource of information on a certain subject. Having worked in the upper echelons of a specialist field they are well-placed to make observations and impart advice that can drive a business closer to their goals.
Entertainment lies at the heart of an after dinner speech. Through carefully crafted anecdotes and stories, an after dinner speaker is able to offer a speech that merges human interest with humour to create memorable corporate engagements.
An event host's role is to intertwine all aspects of your event, to create a flowing presentation of your event agenda. Often with charm and wit, they are able to expertly introduce each segment of an evening to ensure guests remain entertained.
Want to learn more about finding the perfect speaker? Read our step-by-step guide on How To Choose the Perfect Speaker for your Event, to discover the different types of events and which speakers are best suited.
Should you hire a household name or a specialist speaker?
When booking a speaker for an event, there is always a question mark over who's best? Do you want a famous face or a specialist? Should you be in a financial position where you can choose between a household name and a specialist speaker - you need to consider your corporate event goals.
- Can attract a wider audience
- Instant respect and recognition
- Can bring media attention
- When weighing in on a specific topic
- Delivering on message
- Sharing industry insight
Specialists can cover a number of different topics. At Champions, we work with experts in areas including:
- Big data
- Artificial intelligence
- Health and wellbeing
- Peak performance
- Consumer behaviour
Not sure what you're after? Take a look at our complete list of speaking topics for some inspiration.
Who are Champions Speakers?
Champions Speakers is an established family business that has risen to become a leading international speaker agency, dedicated to providing world-class talent suited to the exact specifications of our clients. Putting the needs of our clients first has allowed us to excel ahead of the competition, and grow exponentially to the position we are in today.
- Acts and speakers arranged for 3500+ events every year
- Booked in 43 countries around the world
- 4000+ acts available to browse
- 50+ categories on our website from peak performance to politics
- 100+ members of our team
- Award-winning British business
- Recognised in The Sunday Times, The Telegraph & London Stock Exchange awards
- 100s of testimonials from our clients
- Offices in London and Loughborough
- Celebrity management service and dedicated booking agents
Whether you are an event planner or a forward-thinker, a CEO with a mission or an HR executive short on time - we are here to make booking a speaker for an event the easiest thing you'll do this week.
Go ahead, find a UK speaker or international authority that suits your requirements and we can build a shortlist of talent surrounding your every need. Get in touch with one of our agents on 0207 1010 553 or fill in our contact form to book today.