Tips for Event Planners: Trends in the Meetings Market

Tim Magwood, Business Management and Organization Speaker, Profile Image

This year’s report on The Use of Professional and Industry Speakers in the Meetings Market, compiled by Tagoras & Velvet Chainsaw Consulting, shows some interesting trends to consider as you plan your next conference or event. Here are three thoughts to consider, based on the collected data from over 170  meeting and event planners across the United States: 1. Hire … Read More

Hebert, deVos & Friedman Weigh In On This Week’s Happenings

Jason deVos, Sports Speaker, Professional Soccer Player, Profile Image

This is a busy and eventful week in Canadian sports & politics, and our speakers are in the midst of dialogue on what the recent events may mean… Jason deVos weighs in on the new head coach situation for TFC: Being a successful coach requires a deep understanding of the game – that is simply a given. More importantly, being … Read More

10 Steps to Finding the Right Speaker

Speaker selection is one of the most important elements in a successful event and can be a daunting task, as speakers are available in every fee range and specialty topic. Here are 10 steps to finding your best fit: 1 – Determine the Needs of Your Audience Thorough knowledge of the needs of your group is essential. Does your audience … Read More

Frances Cairncross to speak in Athens, Greece

The Professional Speakers’ Bureau Inc. has just arranged for Frances Cairncross, Management Editor of The Economist in London, England to speak to the international Hay Consulting Group’s Thought Leadership Forum in Athens, Greece.