Professional representation is a game changer for a speaker, when it works. Often it doesn't work out well simply because most speakers don't know the inner workings of bureaus, agents and managers. In this session you'll learn what bureaus really want from speakers, how to get their attention, and once you have it how to get them to book you.
Maria Franzoni is an established and recognised speaking industry expert and one of the most experienced speaker bookers in Europe. She has 23 years of Speaker Bureau experience, having held senior positions at CSA Celebrity Speakers; London Speaker Bureau and having run her own international speaker bureau for 14 years. She is a founding member and former co-chair of the European Association of Speaker Bureaus, host of the Speaking Business Podcast and founder of Speaking Business Academy a training company teaching speakers to apply the strategies and tactics of speaker bureaus.
Maria has worked with the great and the good of the speaking world, including first man on the moon Neil Armstrong; Body shop founder and environmentalist Anita Roddick; survival expert Bear Grylls; business magnate Richard Branson and F1 and NASCAR racing champion Jacques Villeneuve …. to name (drop) a few.
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