Working with the Speaker as Author to Promote Your Event

Working with the Speaker as Author to Promote Your Event

You’ve done your research and have contracted the expert to speak at your next event. Now you would like to focus on building excitement and registration numbers. Consider asking your speaker to write an article related to the presentation topic. As the speaker...
Speaker Arrangements Checklist

Speaker Arrangements Checklist

Once you have a verbal agreement with a speaker for your event, paperwork will need to exchange hands.  We recommend using a Speaker Arrangements Checklist to ensure that important details are not missed. Your Speaker Arrangements Checklist could contain some of the...
Creating Effective Speaker Agreements

Creating Effective Speaker Agreements

There are occasions where organizations would like to utilize an agreement to confirm a verbal agreement with a speaker. Consider the following points when you create an agreement. You don’t need to be fluent in “legal-ese”. Use simple, friendly and...
Finding the PERFECT Speaker for Your Meeting

Finding the PERFECT Speaker for Your Meeting

Choosing the speaker(s) for your meeting can be one of a meeting planner’s most important (and challenging) tasks. Locating speakers to choose from, sorting through long lists of topics, trying to find a match in your fee range… What’s a planner to do?! The following...
Stretching Your Speaker Dollars

Stretching Your Speaker Dollars

Many meetings have seen lowered meeting budgets over the past few years. Let’s focus on creative ways to stretch the dollars allocated for the speaker(s) at your next meeting. If you would like a speaker to consider accepting a lowered honorarium, consider what...
Securing Sponsorships

Securing Sponsorships

Honorariums continue to grow, while budgets seem to increase at a slower rate! What’s a meeting planner to do? This month, Directory of Dental Speakers (d.d.s.) takes a look at securing sponsorships:   Where, oh where, can I find a sponsor?  Check In With Your...
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