“No planner ever lost their job over dessert.”
With ever growing concerns about budgets, rising costs for F&B, Wi-Fi, and increased competition for hotels, it may seem like worrying about getting the right speaker has been pushed down the event prof’s worry list.
As part of PCMA’s 28th Annual Meetings Market Survey, respondents reported spending only 6% on speakers and entertainment.
This is compared to a whopping 31% on food and beverage.
But be honest: planners rarely get high-fived for having enough leafy green vegetables with lunch.
While disproportionate in costs and budgetary allocation, speakers tend to be one of the most talked about high points or low points in an event – and one of the biggest headaches.
When attendees talk, they talk about the speakers. Like it or not, speakers have the spotlight both on stage, impacting attendee engagement and satisfaction on a massive scale.
To keep attendee ratings high and your stress level manageable, make sure you’re avoiding the pitfalls of booking speakers and performers with this course that answers these questions:
What can I expect to pay for a seasoned, professional speaker?
Where do we find fresh, reliable talent?
What ‘extras’ can we ask speakers for to help engage the audience?
Can we get price breaks when contacting speakers and performers directly?
Where are the land mines in booking celebrity talent?
Who can we really trust when it comes to speaker recommendations? (the answer may surprise you)
In this session, industry veterans from different corners of the speaking industry will answer these questions and many more. They will share insider information from decades of booking thousands of speakers, with a few highly entertaining cautionary tales and hair-raising speaker horror stories sprinkled in.
Attendees will learn:
Plan See is in the Business of Demystifying the Talent Sourcing Process for Event Professionals.
We plan live programs where attendees:
Our half-day events include:
CMP-IS CE credit earning sessions:
We offer these programs to our Events Industry colleagues in support of the EIC's continuing education goal to maintain and enhance the professional competency of CMP professionals.
Educational content is top-notch with top-of-mind concerns for planners, presented in conversational and interactive formats.
Our Subject Matter Experts possess significant practical experience and industry accolades, most having contracted countless speakers into thousands of events over two or three (even four) decades.
Our hand-picked Professional Speakers and Performers are proven talent, offering a range of speaking fees for a variety of budgets. From authorities on the hottest topics to jaw-dropping marquee names, all are industry influencers with extensive networks.
Not only is the content of the very highest caliber based on current trends and research, our programs satisfy CMP-IS credit hours.
Plan See: Connect With Colleagues. Tackle Some Issues. Clock A Few Hours.
Plan See/See Agency is a CMP Preferred Provider. The program(s) identified with the CMP Preferred Provider logo meet the requirements to receive continuing education (CE) credit for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential. All qualifying activities also indicate how many CE credits attendees will receive for participating. In order for these records to be accepted by the Events Industry Council (EIC), the email used for your Plan See registration MUST match (case sensitive) the email provided to the EIC for your account. The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Pre-Check logo is not an endorsement by the Events Industry Council of the quality of the session. For more information about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visit www.EventsCouncil.org.