Booking Services for Speakers
The JW Speakers Agency is the only company of its kind. Unlike speakers’ bureaus that represent professional speakers, we only represent local business owners who use free speaking as a way to build their business.
And rather than relying on advertising, social media, email blasts or even our own website to generate speaking opportunities, we find opportunities for you by reaching out to selective groups by phone and email and making personal contact with the individuals responsible for booking speakers.
We work on commission, not retainer, so if we don’t produce bookings for you, you don’t pay. Our job is to bring you as a free speaker/local expert together with the kinds of local groups mostly likely to include people who would be interested in your services, such as:
- Business groups
- Chambers of Commerce
- Moms’ groups
- Rotary, Lions, Exchange and Kiwanis Clubs
- Seniors groups
- Women’s groups
- Women’s business groups
We handle all aspects of the booking process, including:
- Writing your booking email and professional bio
- Customizing a venue list tailored to your targeted audience and geographic area
- Identifying and contacting key individuals at these groups, and
- Consistently following up with them until we get a confirmed date for you
You will be copied or blind copied on every email that has your name on it so you will know who we are talking to on your behalf. Once you get set up in our system and we start finding speaking opportunities for you, all you’ll have to do is approve a date, show up and do your talk.
We’ll issue a written confirmation to you and the group with both your and their contact information so you can deal directly with each other from that point on. It’s that simple.
Booking Services for Organizations
If your organization needs a professional speaker for a keynote address, seminar, workshop, fundraising dinner, church retreat or the like, The JW Speakers Agency can help you find the right one.
Unlike free speakers who don’t get paid to speak, professional speakers can command fees ranging from $500 to $5,000 because of their years of training, expertise and experience on the podium and in their field.
Just like a headhunter in the business world, The JW Speakers Agency will act as a speaker recruiter for your organization and find local, qualified, professional speakers who meet your criteria and fit within your budget.
Once you select a particular speaker, we will act as their agent for your event and handle negotiations with you on their behalf. Our commission will be paid by the speaker from the fee they will receive from you.
You will get the speaker you want, the speaker will get a great local opportunity to share their gifts and we get to put the two of you together. It’s win-win-win all the way around.