In this episode of eSpeakers TV, Shawna joins our host Terry Brock CSP, CPAE, and producer Gina Carr to talk about the meetings industry. Shawna shares her perspective on the business of speaking, the state of the meetings industry, and how eSpeakers has been instrumental to her success. Hire Shawna to speak at your next event, you can find her on eSpeakers Marketplace.
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In this episode of eSpeakers TV, Christa shares surprising insights from the point of view of a bureau, speaker, speaker management company, and meeting planner. Christa manages 20+ speakers at the See Agency. She refers to eSpeakers as the “central nervous system” of her business.
In this episode of eSpeakers TV, Delatorro shows you how he built his successful speaking business in just 15 years. He also shares the motivation behind creating his reality TV show “The Keynote,” and how he uses eSpeakers to manage it all. Hire Delatorro to speak at your next event on eSpeakers Marketplace. Delatorro McNeal II, CSP is a peak performance expert, keynote speaker, and creator of the reality TV show “The Keynote”.
Attention Meeting Professionals: The Main Reason Your Panels are Boring
This year at IMEX America in Las Vegas, I was speaking about how to make your panel discussions go from boring to bravo. Before the session began, a meeting professional said, “I’m not a big fan of panels. They are just too boring.”
My dear meeting professional. One of the main reasons your panels are boring is that YOU have not set your panel up for success. Sure, you identified a slot of time, selected a topic and wrestled up a moderator and some panelists. You consider your job to be done.
Celebrating 53 years of the “I Have A Dream Speech” Infographic
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
53 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. gave one of the most famous and influential speeches in American history. The “I Have a Dream” speech was effective not just for its words, but also for Dr. King’s impassioned delivery. It represented the feelings of millions of people fighting for civil liberties. The speech, given by a lesser man in a lesser setting may not have earned the same attention. Dr. King knew if he were to truly help bring about change, he would need a speech and setting that would inspire. The March on Washington and “I Have a Dream” speech caught the attention of a nation, and brought it closer to the much-needed change.
Getting the biggest bang for your buck? What meeting planners expect from professional speakers.
While preparing my presentation set-up for a keynote at a recent conference, the meeting planner ran toward me in a panic, apologizing for being pulled in ten different directions, simultaneously. She explained that there were several items demanding her immediate attention. Her committee were in a time crunch, trying to locate the whereabouts of one of the panelists due to appear in a morning breakout session. In addition, tensions were building amongst attendees as the registration software was inexplicably malfunctioning, resulting in lengthy line-ups and delays at the welcome booths. Boxes containing sponsors’ promotional materials were missing and presumed lost en route, as the conference facility’s shipping and receiving department and the planner frenetically exchanged text messages. Meanwhile, the banquet manager was waiting for her at the back of the room, needing approval to add seating for the luncheon, in order to accommodate a number of special guests who confirmed their attendance that morning.
Do you want to look good in front of your boss when the speaker you selected for your meeting gets a standing ovation? Do you want to impress the team by saving money… without all the guesswork, struggle, and those long hours of staying up late to find the right speaker for your next event? The answer is called speaker piggybacking, and it’s now easier than ever with eSpeakers Marketplace.
Speaker Piggybacking is the concept of maximizing a speaker’s schedule to include multiple speaking engagements in the same city. If the speaker is already traveling to a particular destination, then it is possible to add on an additional speaking engagement with another event.
We live in a social media tsunami – wait one week and another wave of latest-greatest comes calling.
Periscope snagged 10 million followers in just four and a half months, Pinterest is now for men, and Twitter wants your advertising dollars.
Despite all the bright lights of social media, nothing trumps the staying power of email. Definitely not sexy (or new for that matter) – email should be your most valued marketing channel and list building should be a top business goal.
Here are five reasons why you need to invest more resources in growing your mailing list and learning how to use email to grow your business.
An interview between SPiN Chairwoman, Shawna Suckow, CMP, and Joe Heaps, VP Sales & Marketing at eSpeakers. Shawna gets to the bottom of just what it is that makes the eSpeakers Marketplace a different and better way to hire a speaker.