new speakers | September 05, 2013

How to Choose the Best Speakers Bureau: David Lavin Shares His Insight

If you're a keynote speaker looking for representation, how do you choose the best speakers bureau? What questions do you need to ask to determine if an agency truly is the best fit for you? The Lavin Agency has developed a short video to help you make that important decision. In the video, our President, David Lavin, explains the way our agency operates, how we're doing things differently, and the benefits of our unique approach to managing speaker events. What's the Lavin Agency's philosophy to speaker representation? "We just want to represent smart people, find them interesting venues, and work with buyers who get it."

Here's a few key points to keep in mind if you're a keynote speaker looking for representation. Or, if you're a meeting or event planner who's debating which agency to work with:

  • What kind of people have they signed recently?
    Check out our list of "new speakers" to get an idea of the movers and shakers we've brought on board recently. You can also search our entire roster of speakers on our website, listed either by the ideas they speak about, or, by their name.
  • How have they been marketing their speakers?
    Check out our Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tumblr, YouTube, and Google+ to get a taste of our marketing presence online. We're always working on new and innovative techniques, so keep an eye out for what we'll be doing next!
  • How do they differentiate themselves within the industry?      
    "Everybody else is in the business of giving their clients what they ask for," Lavin explains in this candid Q&A. "I'm in the business of trying to anticipate the zeitgeist. We've been told that we revolutionized the industry. We changed all the rules."

If you're interested in working with a progressive, cutting-edge speakers bureau, contact The Lavin Agency.