Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Here you can take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions that The Motivational Speakers Agency get asked around booking speakers, hosting events and other speaking related topics. Got one that isn't on here? Contact us today.

If you have a question about booking a speaker or the logistics of organising an event with a speaker, then this is the place for you. Take a look at the below frequently asked questions and if your query hasn't been answered, contact us today and a booking agent will be able to give you the relevant information.

How do I choose the perfect keynote speaker?

In order to choose the perfect keynote speaker, it is important to address the themes that your occasion revolves around, so you have a strong understanding of the event's intention. From there, it is easier to choose the perfect keynote speaker dependant on their field of expertise and style of public speaking.

Similarly, by identifying the type of audience you have it is easier to choose a keynote speaker that will consistently engage them. The average keynote speaker talks for around 45 minutes, so it is beneficial for you to hire someone who can capture the audience's attention for that long.

Reflective of keynote speakers quality and experience, how much they charge can vary drastically. One of the easiest ways to identify which speaker is perfect for you is to address your own personal budget, and disregard the speakers that don’t fall within that bracket. It is relatively simple to narrow down your options and find the perfect keynote speaker for your event, when you take into account the event’s topic, target audience and your personal budget.

How far in advance can I make a booking?

Every motivational speakers’ diary is different. Whether you have a last minute corporate event, or a conference in the following year, we’ll be able to assist in the process of finding the perfect speaker for your function every step of the way.

Can you book speakers for events in other countries?

Of course! The Motivational Speakers Agency has worked in over forty different countries, our booking agents will be more than happy to arrange an event abroad. We can count India, The Arab Emirates, Switzerland, Poland and the USA amongst the countries of events we have serviced.

Do you work with other names other than those featured on the website?

Yes absolutely, The Motivational Speakers Agency work with over 1800 speakers and this website provides just a sample of those you can book for your event. If you can’t see the name of your ideal speaker listed, get in touch with one of our booking agents and find out if your desired speaker is available for your event.

Why book with The Motivational Speakers Agency over other agencies?

Our event's team run an event almost every week of the year, meaning that we understand the pressures surrounding you and your speaker. We are on hand to answer any questions, ranging from what time should the speaker start, to what different entertainment you can put on to raise the most money for a charity event. No matter your enquiry, our in-house experts have the experience and know-how to ensure you have everything you need.

For each and every speaker that you book with us, you will receive a complimentary bottle of Laurent Perrier Champagne delivered straight to your office or home.

Why Book with a Speakers Agency?

There are a number of reasons to book with a speakers agency, we like to think we have encapsulated the key reasons in our blog post, Why Should I Use a Speakers Bureau to Book a Speaker? We look at 5 key benefits of doing so, which include:

  • Using Our Time, Not Yours
  • Not Paying More
  • Gaining Access To The Best Speakers in the Business
  • Handling the Fine Details
  • Eliminating the Drama
How Do I Book a Speaker?

The process of booking a speaker can be an easy one and relies on your budget and brief. A speaker agency's role is to help you find, book and organise the administration for the talent so they can stand on stage at your event. Firstly we recommend browsing our website to establish clarity on what you are looking for.

The appropriate speaker might jump out at you, and from their you can simply get in touch to discover the availability and price of the speaker chosen. Alternatively, you might see the benefit of some of the speakers on our website but are not convinced you have found the ideal speaker, in which case you can get in touch with a member of our team and they will draw up a shortlist of top candidates to speak at your event, providing you with prices and availability for the speaker's services.

From beginning to end, our expert team will make sure you have all the information and advice you need to pick the right speaker to impress at your event or conference. With years of experience working with international speakers, we pride ourselves on our ability to know what works at all events.

How much does a speaker cost to hire?

The cost of a speaker can differ drastically dependent on experience, whether they are a keynote speaker and category of event that they are being booked for. Furthermore, if the speaker is a recognisable figure, then it is common for them to charge more taking into account their social status.

Here at The Motivational Speakers Agency, we are confident that we can find the perfect speaker for you taking into account the range of prices for our speakers, without compromising on quality. Each quote is bespoke dependent on the nature of our event, as our years of experience has taught us that no two occasions are the same.

The best way to determine which speakers fall within your price budget is to inquire and let our team take the difficulty, confusion and worry out of booking a speaker.

Who coordinates the speakers' travel arrangements and how much are their expenses?

Here at The Motivational Speakers Agency, we take the confusion out of the booking process. A speaker booked through us, thanks to our experienced and capable Administration and Logistics department, is easy and stress-free. We take on the responsibility of organising the speakers’ arrangements, leaving you to focus on planning the best event possible. Hiring a speaker for an event can be complicated, taking into account organising a car, booking a hotel and liaising with the speaker -  rest assured that we would do this for you.

The logistical cost of hiring a speaker can be greatly affected by external factors, resulting in a necessary case-by-case analysis. Depending on multiple variables, including how far the speaker will need to travel, whether it is international or local and the commitments of the speaker the day before and after the event, the expenses can differ. Ultimately, The Motivational Speakers Agency will guide you through the process.

What is the difference between a keynote and motivational speaker?

A keynote speaker is the backbone of an event. Responsible for leading the proceedings to providing the expertise to a specific theme, they have the knowledge, confidence and engaging speaking style to draw attention to the topic of the occasion. Often, a recognisable celebrity or an independent expert in a certain field will be the keynote speaker for an event, using their status to increase their authority over a subject. It is common for a keynote speaker to be followed by the events guest speaker, who can explore their experience from within a related industry.

Differing from the keynote speaker, a motivational speaker aims to open the minds of the audience, encouraging them to address the improvements that can be made in their own professional and personal lives. Whilst a keynote speaker is an independent expert in a field or industry, motivational speakers rely on their own stories of trials and tribulations to inspire the audience - attending an event with a motivational speaker is commonly more personal and enlightening.

Any Other Questions?

For any further questions, please get in contact with us here at The Motivational Speakers Agency agency by filling in our online contact form or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.