How to Book a Keynote Speaker

Posted by DaisyMae VanValkenburgh

The day has come where the brainstorming is over and it is time to make your event a reality. The venue is booked, the details are set and the last thing to do is book a speaker.

Whether you have a small event planned or a big sales kick-off, Eagles Talent is sure to help book a speaker for your needs.

Why should you book through our bureau? Going through a speaker’s bureau means that a sales agent will do a lot of the legwork for you. We listen, find topics your audience may be interested in, understand your budget and give you several great speaker choices. You will then look through all the information and make your decision. 

Book A Speaker

We can help you book a speaker and be ready to go in 5 steps:

  1. Call us at 1.800.345.5607
  2. Tell us about your event
  3. We prep you to meet your sales agent
  4. Meet your new sales agent
  5. Our sales team tailors to your event needs

The Phone Call

The quickest way to get in contact with us is by phone. Even with all of the advances in technology, nothing has replaced the personal touch of a phone call. With a staff ready to answer all of your questions, the answers are just moments away.

Call us today at 1.800.345.5607

All about your event

You will speak with one of our Eagles Talent representatives who will gather the information about your event. In this phone call we will take down dates, location, availability and what you want your audience to get out of your event. We want to get to know your company or organization. Any details you have, we want to hear. 

As a bureau, we listen closely and really work to make a connection. We want to see what you see for your event, and make it happen. What is the theme for your event? Are there specific topics you want covered? What are the criteria for your event?

Sales agent prep

Before meeting with your sales agent, they will already know your main objectives so they can move the process along and begin to recommend our best entertainers or speakers.

In this step we make sure that we have all the details correct, get a little more information on your event and gather any last minute details from you. If you have any specific speakers in mind, we will jot them down and pass them along to your sales agent.

Meet your new sales agent

With your sales agent you will break down your event, discuss budget and really give a detailed explanation of who you are picturing for your event. This is where we ask you to be as detailed as possible. We know what these speakers can do, but you know what your audience needs. We will work together to find you a list of speakers that are sure to make your event a memorable one, no matter which one you choose.

This is a collaboration between us and your event. We want you to tell us what you want to see and experience. You know your audience, and our sales agents know who your audience may like. 

Tailoring to your event needs

One of our sales agents will discuss with you what speakers we have available that best fit your event’s needs. They will have available videos to review with you and give you any information you might need to answer your questions. 

Our sales agent will create a proposal with a web link to videos, testimonials, reviews, biographies and anything else that you might need to help make your decision. We are here to help, not just to hand you a speaker. Your event is important and we want you to have all the information you need to make the best choice. 

After you choose a speaker, we will verify everything and move onto the paperwork. We will stay in constant contact to make sure that everything is going as planned. Your sales agent will hold conference calls with you, our sales team and the speaker a few months before the event to make sure everyone is on the same page. 


We advise you to start your booking process at least 7 months out from your event. This ensures that we can make sure everything is perfect and ready to go on time. 

Don’t feel like making a phone call just yet? That’s fine. Our website is always up for you to look through our speakers. If you can wait for a reply, you can always contact us by email: [email protected]

The connection doesn’t stop there. You can use us every time that you need to book a speaker. We are here to help. 


Posted by DaisyMae VanValkenburgh
DaisyMae VanValkenburgh is the Marketing Copywriter & Content Creator at Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau and writes about Expert Keynote Speakers and Motivational Speakers, as well as tips for booking through a bureau.

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