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WCP Communications® Speakers Bureau books some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment and brings them directly to you. Our comedians and performers hail from every kind of background with every type of material, allowing us to match you with the perfect person for your event!

WCP Communications® Speakers Bureau is the number one choice for many meeting planners seeking reliable professional speakers. WCP Communications® Speakers Bureau offers professional consulting and direct access to a broad range of speakers including keynote speakers, motivational speakers, business speakers, after dinner speakers, celebrity speakers, sports stars, coaches, media personalities, political leaders, industry experts, authors, technology speakers, sales trainers, seminar leaders, moderators, consultants, dignitaries, trade experts, economic forecasters, and international leaders. WCP Communications® Speakers Bureau also offers the best in corporate entertainment. If you want a professional speakers bureau that offers world-class service as well as direct access to many of the world’s best professional speakers, contact WCP Communications Speakers Bureau® TODAY.

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WCP Communications® can help meet your speaker needs for: 
Conventions 
Church Services 
Camp Meetings 
College/University Lectures or Assemblies
High-Profile Events & Keynote Speech

 
 
 

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What is the advantage of working with professional  speakers and presenters from WCP Communications Speakers Bureau®?

We have a devoted and loyal rapport with the best professional  and motivational speakers in the field. Our speakers bureau team of planners has a passion for educating our clients and planners with important details to make them efficient and successful. Our clients at WCP Communications Speakers Bureau® trust us to consistently deliver what they want and need - we provide great results with professional public speakers of all types including motivational speakers, keynote speakers and others.

By carefully serving the planners and exceeding their expectations, our motivational and professional speakers bureau has built a very loyal and faithful following of meeting professionals.

We invite you to join this elite group of meeting and event professionals from around the world.  Let WCP Communications Speakers Bureau® be your resource for inspirational speakers, business experts, motivational speakers, professional speakers, and public keynote speakers.

 
 

10 tips for finding the right speaker
Your speaker selection is one of the most important elements in a successful meeting. Selecting the right speaker for your meeting can be a daunting task, as speakers are available in every fee range and specialty topic. These tips will help to make your meeting a success.

1. Determine the needs of your audience
Thorough knowledge of the needs of your group is essential in selecting the right
speaker. Does your meeting require that the audience leave with specific or technical information? Do you need someone to motivate the group to sell? Are you looking for after-dinner entertainment with a message?

2. Establish your date, time and budget
• Start looking for a speaker as soon as the date for your meeting is set. Many
speakers book engagements up to a year in advance and you will want to get on their calendar as soon as possible. Consider how much time you have to fill and where that time falls in your overall program. If your time slot is flexible, a professional speaker can often provide you with a projected amount of time for your workshop or event. A professional can also make recommendations about the order of topics/speakers if one presentation will follow another. (You may not want to follow a humorist with a detailed educational presentation.)
• Factor in the fee you are willing or able to pay for a speaker. Your search for a speaker can be narrowed or broadened based upon your budget.

3. Identify the type of speaker who will best match the needs of your audience
A speaker's expertise in a given field may be the big draw, but a well-known name
does not guarantee a professional presentation. High prices don't always mean high quality. Will your audience and the overall program benefit most from a celebrity; an expert in the field; a popular sports personality; a best-selling author; or a professional speaker who has a thorough knowledge of the appropriate topic?

4. Locate your resources
• Personal referrals are a great way to narrow your search. Ask colleagues for
recommendations.
• Speakers bureaus locate and book speakers according to your specifications and
needs. A bureau can locate speakers and quote fees. Many bureaus specialize in
particular speakers such as celebrities, authors or athletes, or just go to
WCP Communications® Speakers Bureau for an extensive listing of the world’s most requested speakers.

5. Review your options and interview your speaker candidates
• A professional speaker will be a real partner in this process. Often they will ask
questions about the needs of your audience and what they can accomplish for you.
Ask your candidates for references and, if they are speaking in your area, ask if you can attend the program and observe them in action.
• Assure that a potential speaker has addressed groups similar to yours. Talk with
them about their experience. Ask for a biography, testimonials and/or videos of their presentations, preferably before a live audience.
• Find a speaker who will tailor his or her presentation to your group.
• Ask the speaker if they belong to professional associations. Also ask what awards or certifications they have earned. 

6. Select your speaker
Hire a professional and you'll hire an ally. Professional speakers understand that your reputation is riding on their performance. Their experience with hundreds of
audiences can add to your peace of mind and to the success of the event.
• When selecting your speaker, consider that you are not only paying for the time the speaker is on the platform but also for the hours spent researching, preparing and customizing the presentation. Some speakers may negotiate their fees when they are doing more than one program for you or when they are allowed to sell their products. Ask about your options.

7. Get it in writing
You should have a letter of agreement or contract that clearly outlines the
expectations of both you and your speaker. Consider:
• travel arrangements and transportation;
• accommodations and meals;
• fees, reimbursements and payment terms;
• whether you want the speaker to attend social events;
• if the speaker may sell products and if so, how this will be handled;
• an agreement on any audio- or videotaping of the presentation;
• cancellation policies;
• audio/visual requirements;
• and legal implications, if any, your contract may contain.

8. Work with your speaker
Share information about your group or company. This will help the speaker become familiar with your organization, while facilitating a customized presentation.
• Send your newsletter or anything which would include key people, buzz words or
insider news and views.
• Give the speaker a clear outline of what you expect.
• Be specific about the size and demographics of your audience.
• Let the speaker know in advance about other speakers on the program. This gives the speaker the opportunity to build on (and not duplicate) what the other speakers say.

9. Set the stage
• Make sure the room is set up for optimum impact. Consider the number of chairs and how they are arranged. Also consider room temperature and lighting.
• Stay on schedule. Although a professional will be able to "make up" time or slow
things down if needed, keeping your program on schedule will allow your audience to get the full impact of the program you have created for them.
• Your speaker should be able to provide you with a good introduction of themselves and their topic. The introduction should be short, energizing and create positive expectations.

10. Evaluate the results
• Have your audience complete evaluations on the speaker and his/her presentation. This will allow you to gauge your results and plan for future programs. Send copies of the evaluations to WCP Communications® Speakers Bureau.

 
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