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The Speaker Finder!

John Simonett is The Speaker Finder!

A unique bespoke service for organisations looking for speakers on any business topic – including (but not limited to) keynote speakers on sales, marketing, leadership, creativity, innovation, customer service, teambuilding, networking, social media or any other business area! We can also source trainers, workshop leaders, entrepreneurs and thought leaders.

Plus – motivational speakers including Olympians, world cup winners, gold medal winners, athletes, explorers, mountaineers and other “achievers”!

Plus – Celebrities, Conference hosts, facilitators, MCs, Link Presenters, Awards hosts, after-dinner speakers, and entertainers including comedians, magicians, singers and bands!

How it works:
One call does it all! We then save you the leg-work and valuable time spent trawling Google to find a suitable speaker. Just tell us your requirements – the event details, budget and what sort of speaker you are looking for – and we do the rest!  We provide you with a list of options to choose from, and a breakdown of their fees and expenses. The Speaker Finder TM is run by the Membership Chair of the Professional Speaking Association who has vetted many speaker applications and has extensive contacts throughout the speaking industry!

We issue duplicate contracts to the end client and to the speaker (or his/her management) so that the booking is confirmed in writing. We also check that the speaker is fully briefed and understands the requirements of the client so he/she can customise their talk. We also confirm as the date approaches that the speaker is au fait with all arrangements. Conference calls can be arranged so the client and speaker can discuss the event in detail.

Speaker unavailability: should a speaker become indisposed or unavailable at short notice – we will undertake to find a replacement of similar – or better – standing.

After 35 years speaking on the conference circuit we have seen many speakers and know from personal experience who are the best in their subject areas. Not only that but we have an extensive network including all of the UK’s main speaker agencies – so there is no speaker in the UK that we cannot reach within minutes!

Pricing: our pricing is transparent and clear.

Some speaker bureaux operate a ”buy and sell” model – i.e. they ask a speaker what fee they want – then add a mark-up on top of that fee in order to “sell” the speaker to the client. This can often double the cost – and more. The other model – generally operated by “agents” is to charge the speaker a commission – which is paid by the speaker out of their fee after the event to the agent.

We operate by asking all our speakers what their “commissionable fee” is – most speakers are happy to pay a commission out of their standard fee – though some may choose to add on a supplement to cover the commission. This is up to the speaker and will depend on their status and availability.  Please note we do not add any mark-up to the speaker’s quoted fee to the end client!

So all we need from you is a brief to include the event details: date, time, venue, industry, audience size and description, event aim plus the topic or type of speaker required – and an indication of budget – and we do the rest!

Contact us today!
Office: 01453 828568
Mobile: 07774 675222