Speakers Bureau

Is your organization hosting a fundraiser, conference, workshop, corporate training or other type of event that requires experienced, knowledgeable subject matter experts?

Our Speakers Bureau boasts a wealth of dynamic, engaging speakers who can deliver corporate training classes, workshops, keynotes, panel discussions and joint presentations, as well as a variety of digital options such as web events and promo videos.

What is a Speakers Bureau?

A Speakers Bureau is a service that connects companies and other organizations with talented individuals who can deliver quality, entertaining and engaging professional presentations on a myriad of topics to their audiences.  The choice of speaker for an event can be one of the most important decisions made in the planning process due to the fact that the speaker is often one of the most memorable aspects for attendees. Since this is such a big decision it is nice to have the advice and guidance of an expert on your side.  The Building Bridges Chicago Speakers Bureau is a collection of experienced small business leaders who will share their experience and expertise at your event.

What makes the Building Bridges Chicago Speakers Bureau different from other speakers bureaus?

The Building Bridges Chicago Speakers Bureau is unlike other bureaus in that we ensure each of our speakers are gifted in delivering quality content in fun, thoughtful, educational, entertaining and often humorous ways and our focus is on small businesses and entrepreneurs in Chicago.

How much will this cost?

It is completely FREE for you to use our speaker search services.  We receive our compensation from our Speakers Bureau members.  Once you have selected a speaker, you will be responsible for negotiation with and direct payment to the speaker to cover their honorarium plus any additional travel and incidental event expenses (i.e. training  manuals).  Average speaker fees range anywhere from $250 to $2500 for a 90-minute workshop and $1000 to $15,000 for a keynote presentation.  Fees typically vary depending upon the speaker’s experience and popularity, size of the audience and nature of the event.  We have speakers to fit every budget.

How do I request a speaker?

Requesting a speaker is easy.   Just contact us with information about your event, desired topics, speaker budget and requirements for your speaker(s).  We will respond within 72 hours with up to three speakers profiles who match your criteria.  Once you have selected your event speaker(s), we will assist you in booking.  Please make your request at least 3 weeks prior to your event date.