This episode was recorded live at Influence 2022. The seismic shifts brought by the pandemic tested the bonds of the bureau and speaker relationship. But what are the new rules for speakers and bureaus now that the speaking industry has settled into new norms? Successful partnership with a bureau can be a boom to your business, but is it right for you? What should you expect and does a bureau relationship fit your speaking business model?
Find out what bureaus want you to know. Gail Davis, President of GDA Speakers, Shawn Hanks, CEO of Premiere Speakers Bureau, and Tim Mathy, Senior Partner at SpeakInc, will answer your questions and there are no “off limits” topics.
Don’t call us, we’ll call you
We don’t sell speakers, we sell expertise
Play the long game
Who are Shawn Hanks, Gail Davis and Tim Mathy?
Shawn Hanks serves as CEO of Premiere Speakers Bureau. With over two decades of experience in the bureau industry, his key focuses are to lead the Premiere team, provide direction to speakers, and build and strengthen strategic relationships.
Gail Davis’ decades of experience in corporate marketing and event management served as the launch pad for GDA Speakers. Before establishing the company in 1999, she spent 20 years managing the events of the Dallas-based global technology conglomerate Electronic Data Systems (EDS).
Tim Mathy is a Senior Partner of Speak, Inc. Speakers Bureau, which over the last twenty five years has become the largest and fastest growing non-exclusive bureau in the country. He has been with Speak Inc. for over 20 years.
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