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Join the International Association of Speakers Bureaus (IASB) as they go behind the scenes with some of the most knowledgeable trusted experts in the meeting planning and speaker bureau communities. They will address the challenges and rewards of speaking at, planning and producing great events.

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Join the International Association of Speakers Bureaus (IASB) as they go behind the scenes with some of the most knowledgeable trusted experts in the meeting planning and speaker bureau communities. They will address the challenges and rewards of speaking at, planning and producing great events.

    Embracing and Encouraging Creativity to Eliminate Fear

    Embracing and Encouraging Creativity to Eliminate Fear

    In this episode, Jennifer Lier, Josh Linkner discuss: 
    Driving outcomes for growth by embracing creativity. Reimagining the way we interact with our customers and come out of this challenge stronger. Adapting in real time rather than overcorrecting.  Mistakes are the portals to discovery.   
    Key Takeaways: 
    Are we behaving in a way that embraces and encourages creativity or in a way that prohibits creativity and creates fear? Build rituals and rewards that bring about our desired outcomes.  Create different ways to interact with customers and team members. Change the person’s role in the meeting to let the creativity flow. Create an Imbizo group that gains an outside perspective to help solve a problem. That collaboration leads to a creative solution. Look ahead rather than be disappointed with the current state of the world. Don’t overcorrect, adapt instead. Stay with your area of expertise and apply it to today’s challenges.  Mistakes help us to grow. Leaders can create a safe environment where all ideas are welcome in order to boost confidence and allow for more creativity.   
     
    “Creative confidence doesn't come from knowing you’re gonna play it perfectly, it comes from knowing for sure you’re gonna screw it up, but then having the confidence to course correct.”—Josh Linkner
     
      
    Connect with Josh Linkner
    Website: JoshLinkner.com
    Podcast: Creative Trouble Makers
    Three Ring Circus: Helping Speakers to Build Their Speaking Practice
     
    Connect with IASB:
    Twitter: @IASBWEB
    Facebook: International Association of Speakers Bureaus
    Website: IASBWeb.org
    LinkedIn: International Association of Speakers Bureaus
     
     
    Show notes by Podcastologist: Kristen Braun
      
    Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 
     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Evolution of Virtual Events in the Age of Covid-19

    The Evolution of Virtual Events in the Age of Covid-19

    In this episode, Jennifer Lier, Richard Schelp, and Nick Gold discuss: 
    Reacting and connecting day to day. Providing counsel to your clients. Virtual events still and their role when live events return. In the face of change, embrace the new opportunity. Management of virtual events.   
    Key Takeaways: 
    Reassure your clients that they are cared for and build their confidence in hosting virtual events.   In the future incorporate virtual packages into in person packages to create hybrid events. When clients are frustrated with not being able to meet with clients, encourage them to embrace the environment we are in, get creative, and understand the door to opportunity is here to make creative solutions for their clients. When managing the virtual event you are in charge of all aspects from scheduling to fees. Aide the client in determining and value of their brand.   
      
    "We’re giving them solutions. We always claimed we were in the education business, because we were putting key notes out there,  now we’re in the education business.it’s referrals and relationships. You do a great job at one event, and. Hopefully, that produces the next couple." —  Richard Schelp 
     
     
    Connect with Richard Schelp Co-Owner and President of Executive Speakers Bureau and Immediate Past President of the IASB Board: 
    Website: Executive Speakers.com
    Email: Richard@executivespeakers.com
     
     
      
    Connect with Nick Gold Managing Director of Speakers Corner and 2020-2021 President of the IASB Board:
    Website: Speakers Corner
    Email:  nick@speakerscorner.co.uk
       
     
    Show notes by Podcastologist: Kristen Braun
      
    Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 
     

    • 51 min
    A Sneak Peek Into How a Non-Exclusive Speaker and Speaker Bureau Relationship Works

    A Sneak Peek Into How a Non-Exclusive Speaker and Speaker Bureau Relationship Works

    In this episode, Stephen Kirkpatrick, Ryan Estis, and Brian Palmer discuss:
    The definition of a non-exclusive relationship The pros and cons of having a non-exclusive relationship First hand experience navigating the industry Tips and great assets that have proven successful with bureaus and customers.  
    Key Takeaways: 
    Each speaker has their own individual needs, and the decision to be a Non-Exclusive Speaker vs. an Exclusive Speaker is really based on those individual needs and how your business is structured. There is no right or wrong way.  However one decides to conduct their business, it is important to try and cultivate a good, working relationship with a bureau as these partnerships are invaluable. Every speakers bureau and the agents that work within them all work a little different.  IASB was, in part, founded to foster cooperation between bureaus.   
     
    "In this business, it’s referrals and relationships. You do a great job at one event, and hopefully, that produces more business." —  Ryan Estis
      
     
    Connect with Brian Palmer with National Speakers Bureau: 
    Twitter: @brianpalmer 
    Website: NationalSpeakers.com 
    LinkedIn: Brian Palmer, CMM 
      
    Connect with Ryan Estis with Ryan Estis & Associates: 
    Twitter: @RyanEstis 
    Facebook: Ryan Estis 
    Website: RyanEstis.com 
    YouTube: Ryan Estis & Associates 
    LinkedIn: Ryan Estis 
    Instagram: @ryanestis 
       
    Connect with Stephen Kirkpatrick with Executive Speakers Bureau: 
    Twitter: @ExecSpeakers 
    Facebook: Executive Speakers Bureau 
    Website: ExecutiveSpeakers.com 
    YouTube: Executive Speakers Bureau: Book Keynote Speakers 
    LinkedIn: Executive Speakers Bureau 
      
     Connect with IASB: 
    Twitter: @IASBWEB 
    Facebook: International Association of Speakers Bureaus 
    Website: IASBWeb.org 
    LinkedIn: International Association of Speakers Bureaus 
      
    Show notes by Podcastologist: Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie 
      
    Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 
     

    • 36 min
    Booking a Speaker and Why it Makes Sense to Use a Speakers Bureau

    Booking a Speaker and Why it Makes Sense to Use a Speakers Bureau

    Questions to ask to find the right speakers bureau for you. How working with a Speakers Bureau can improve your process and efficiency. The changing landscape of meetings and events.

    • 37 min
    Building Relationships & Showcasing Speakers at IASBtalks

    Building Relationships & Showcasing Speakers at IASBtalks

    In this episode Stephen and Brittanny discuss: 
    What IASBtalks is all about and how speakers can benefit from participating  The IASBtalks vetting process and how to make the best first impression  How to utilize your 20 minutes on stage wisely  What bureau agents are looking for when viewing videos and supplemental materials to book their next event  IASBtalks success stories!    
    Key Takeaways: 
    IASBtalks is an opportunity for speakers to showcase their content in front of an international audience full of some of the biggest influencers in the bureau world  Bureau agents may only listen to first 60 seconds of a video, skip the fancy intro and get right into the primary content  Maximize your time on stage by tailoring the content to your audience  Networking at IASBtalks is invaluable and those in-person conversations will likely land you a future speaking engagement.   
    "When you are an IASBtalks speaker you are going to be in front of bureau owners, bureau agents, managers and other people in the industry and speakers. You've got the crème de la crème of the bureau world." —  Brittanny Kreutzer 
       
    Join us April 16-19th, 2020 in Miami, Florida at our annual convention. For more info about attending and applying to speak visit https://www.iasbweb.org/showcasehome. 
     
     
    Connect with Brittanny Kreutzer with Speaker Exchange Agency: 
    Website: SpeakerExchangeAgency.com 
    LinkedIn: The Speaker Exchange Agency LLC 
    Facebook: Speaker Exchange Agency 
    Twitter: @AgencySpeaker  
     
    Connect with Stephen Kirkpatrick with Executive Speakers Bureau: 
    Twitter: @ExecSpeakers 
    Facebook: Executive Speakers Bureau 
    Website: ExecutiveSpeakers.com 
    YouTube: Executive Speakers Bureau: Book Keynote Speakers 
    LinkedIn: Executive Speakers Bureau 
     
    Connect with IASB: 
    Twitter: @IASBWEB 
    Facebook: International Association of Speakers Bureaus 
    Website: IASBWeb.org 
    LinkedIn: International Association of Speakers Bureaus 
     
     
    BRITTANNY KREUTZER, Speaker Exchange Agency 
    Brittanny Kreutzer started The Speaker Exchange Agency with a background in sales and a love for the speaking industry. She was given a taste of the speaking industry while interning in college for Nancy Lauterbach, a past speakers bureau owner.  Upon graduation from college she began a successful career selling radio space and developing radio campaigns for CBS Radio in Kansas City; however, after a few years the excitement of the speaking industry drew her back-in.  
    After working at a speakers bureau for several years and becoming one of the top sales executives, she took a break to spend time with her newborn baby Madison. The love she has for this industry struck again and after only a short months break, Brittanny combined forces with her past colleague and friend, Julie Homsey, to create The Speaker Exchange Agency, LLC.  With a passion for the speakers in this industry, she looks forward to growing SEA and connecting her clients with the amazing speakers she has grown to know and love. She is known for her “bubbly” personality, quick response times, and willingness to go the extra mile for her clients. Being able to finally know what she “wants to be when she grows up” is truly a blessing, and she feels honored to work with such an amazing team of people every day. 
    Brittanny graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S in Journalism. She lives in Lenexa, KS with her husband Michael, daughter Madison, son Hudson and 4 lb dog Winston. When she’s not booking speakers she enjoys spending time with family, cooking, reading and being a mom to her two small and adventurous children. 
     
     
    STEPHEN KIRKPATRICK, Executive Speakers Bureau 
    Stephen Kirkpatrick joined Executive Speakers Bureau in 2015. He serves in a dual role as an Account Executive and as head of  the

    • 30 min
    Speakers Bureaus 101

    Speakers Bureaus 101

    In this episode, Stephen, Tim, Richard, and Kelly discuss: 
    How to define a speakers bureau.  Various types of speakers bureau models, how they work, and why they are advantageous for both planners and speakers.  Advantages for working with a bureau who is a member of IASB.  How the speaker industry has changed over the last 10 years, and where it is going in the next 10 years.    
    Key Takeaways: 
    Speakers bureaus work a lot like sports agencies, managing the logics and details for you.  Have a feel for the group for whom you are looking for a speaker – that needs to be formulated up front.  The internet is not the best place to start your search for a speaker – working with an IASB bureau brings credibility and ease to booking your speaker.  As a speaker, get the experience – do your 10,000 – that’s how you’re going to get noticed.    
    "For a meeting planner, I would advise reaching out to a bureau. Not only to save your time, but also, this is one small part of what you do. The goal is to make it as easy and seamless as possible, because when a meeting planner puts up a speaker for an event, it’s their reputation on the line within their own company. And our job is to make them look like the hero." —  Kelly Eger 
      
    Connect with Stephen Kirkpatrick & Richard Schelp at Executive Speakers Bureau: 
    Twitter: @ExecSpeakers 
    Facebook: Executive Speakers Bureau 
    Website: ExecutiveSpeakers.com 
    YouTube: Executive Speakers Bureau: Book Keynote Speakers 
    LinkedIn: Executive Speakers Bureau 
      
    Connect with Kelly Eger at The Harry Walker Agency: 
    Twitter: @hwaspeakers 
    Facebook: The Harry Walker Agency 
    Website: HarryWalker.com 
    YouTube: HWASpeakersBureau 
    LinkedIn: The Harry Walker Agency 
      
    Connect with Tim Mathy at SpeakInc.: 
    Twitter: @speakinc 
    Facebook: Speak Inc. 
    Website: SpeakInc.com  
    YouTube: speakinc 
    LinkedIn: SpeakInc 
      
    Connect with IASB: 
    Twitter: @IASBWEB 
    Facebook: International Association of Speakers Bureaus 
    Website: IASBWeb.org 
    LinkedIn: International Association of Speakers Bureaus 
     
    Guest Bios:
    Stephen Kirkpatrick, Executive Speakers Bureau
    Stephen Kirkpatrick joined Executive Speakers Bureau in 2015. He serves in a dual role as an Account Executive and as head of  their Speaker Management Division. Before joining the ESB team, Stephen worked as the Senior Director of Development at Christian Brothers University where he also worked with the baseball team. 
    Prior to his time at CBU, Stephen worked with an entertainment consulting firm in Los Angeles, California where he worked with clients like: Debbie Allen, Kathy Ireland, Ray Romano, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
    Stephen was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and graduated from Ole Miss, where he played college baseball, with a major in English and a minor in Spanish. He now lives in Olive Branch, Mississippi, with his wife, two children and his pets---an ornery cat and a hyper bulldog . He enjoys spending his time bettering his community through involvement with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, his college fraternity and his church.
     
    Richard Schelp, Executive Speakers Bureau
    Richard Schelp is the President and Co-Owner of Executive Speakers Bureau. Richard has been with Executive Speakers Bureau for 15 years, and during that period of time he has helped lead the organization to an unprecedented level of growth. Known as a true expert in the industry, speakers and organizations from all over the world contact Richard for his insight on future trends and directions. In addition, Richard handles some of the bureau's largest and most significant accounts, including all of the state hospital associations, State Farm Insurance, American Rental Association, Chase Bank, Boston Scientific Corporation, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Allscripts, and Ameri

    • 35 min

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