As the economy changes, associations and corporations booking their special events, meetings, and conferences for 2008 and 2009 know they need to bring in keynote speakers and outside motivators, but may not be sure how to ensure their low budgets will bring in top-notch talent. That’s where speakers bureaus come in- often with decades worth of experience with thousands of speakers from a wide variety of backgrounds and price points, speaker specialists will help you stay on-budget and have the knowledge to back up their recommendations. Here are a few motivational speakers currently available at $10,000- or less.
Former college football coach Terry Bowden is also an on-air analyst and corporate motivational speaker. He covers topics such as teamwork, motivating benchwarmers, and self-confidence.
John Powers- the classic motivator, with a variety of topics, and he customizes to each audience.
Scott Waddle is the former commander of the USS Greeneville. After a scandal that his name in headlines, he became a shining example of ethics and leadership under pressure, and he now brings his message to groups.
Christine Cashen is a keynote motivator whose specialty is workplace improvement- and her presentations are also highly customizable.
Steven S. Little addresses perhaps the most important issue facing groups in today’s economy: how to grow your business.
Frank Miles is a professional clean comic whose message of overcoming fear is presented with insights from his own experience. Great option for the corporate or association audience looking for comedic entertainment, and a takeaway message, too.
Steve Uzell is an award-winning photographer who blends his talk with stunning pictures, giving insights into the creative process as a metaphor for possibility.
Mike Rayburn is a very popular corporate guitar virtuoso whose on-stage performance is a mixture of keynote speech and customized entertainment.
Finally, Anthony Galie’s logic defying programs are a showcase of his skills as a licensed psychotherapist and master hypnotist, but they also teach tangible skills in focus and goal-setting that are applicable to any audience.
Because speakers bureaus have worked with both small associations and Fortune 500 companies, they have a ready database of professional speakers and content speakers suitable for your event. There is never a charge for their research services, so you can consider them a totally budget-friendly addition to your meeting planning resources.