Many questions arise when considering a speaker for any type of special event. Even seasoned buyers, of any product, has questions about the company with which they are working. Damon Brooks Associates is entering it’s 4th decade of business. Many are long time returning clients. Most of our speakers have been with us between fifteen and those thirty years. We like to think that we know our buying clients as well as our family of speakers. Following are the questions that have been most asked by perspective buyers.
Q: What is a speakers bureau and how does a speakers bureau work?
A: A speakers bureau is a company which traditionally represents professional speakers. Sometimes referred to as third-party brokers, some bureaus represent their speakers exclusively or they have access to speakers who work with many bureaus.
Q: How does Damon Brooks speakers bureau work?
A: Damon Brooks works a bit differently than traditional speakers bureau, because we choose to remain small so we can give personalized service and serve as a non-profit 501(c)(3). We have a very defined subject matter, sometimes referred to as a boutique style speakers bureau. We work personally with each of our speakers. Because of our long time relationship with the disability community, we are able to personally secure many other speakers with a disability who are not listed on our site. We also consider you as our client, as well as our speakers.
Q: How much do speakers cost?
A: Traditionally, speaker fees start at $1,500 for a virtual talk and $5,000 for in-person but it differs for each speaker. However, because all of our speakers have a disability, they are sensitive the needs of flexible pricing. Additional expenses will include air and ground travel, accommodations, and meals, which may be included in the speaker fee or purchased independently. DBA always confirms approval with the buyer, prior to any expense.
Q: Is there a fee to booking through Damon Brooks speakers bureau?
A: No, all of our expenses are absorbed within the speaker’s fee.
Q: What services does Damon Brooks speakers bureau provide?
A: Damon Brooks speakers bureau has always, in it’s long history, been most recognized for it’s personal and professional service. It is our goal, to talk personally, with each organization. We pride ourselves on returning calls within the shortest period of time. Because of our long history, we are able to share our resources on how others have financially and programmatically benefited by securing one of our speakers, performers, or trainers. As meeting planners and as a former association executive, we know your needs. We insure that our communications remain open from the first call to the follow-up phone call on each event.