The world has become a more complicated place. The meetings industry is no different.
Thirty years ago, when Keynote was new, speakers bureaus had a lot of power. They had control over information needed to book a speaker – how to find a specific person, their standard fee, who was the best in their price range.
Not true anymore. Event planners can go online, access peer recommendations, watch TED videos and YouTube videos, or follow speakers on any number or social platforms. No more gatekeeper. It's the age of open access.
The problem is, anyone can hang out their shingle and say they're the 'premiere world-class internationally-sought-after thought leader,' and it's hard to know who's telling the truth.
Keynote used to provide the information a planner needed to make a choice. Now, Keynote provides the planner with the ability to discriminate. Make an informed choice. Is that speaker's fee consistent? Is that book really a bestseller? What extras will be provided? Who's a prima donna backstage? And, most importantly, is this speaker really any good?
Let us do the heavy lifting. You can use the wealth of detail at our disposal, the vetting process we use to determine who's really a great speaker, and the discriminating eye our experienced agents have to offer. You can have the security of knowing you picked the right person.