Macmillan Speakers is designed to help event planners select, coordinate and secure the ideal speaker for their event. We represent key figures in a wide variety of fields and work with them to craft informative, inspirational talks that will engage audience members.
From the selection process to travel accommodations, Macmillan Speakers is able to assist you in preparing the speaking portion of your event.
WHY SHOULD I BOOK WITH MACMILLAN SPEAKERS?
Macmillan Speakers offers the speaking services of prominent thought leaders in a variety of topics—from prize-winning authors to politicians, from great names in sports to ground-breaking business leaders. We offer the unique ability to access some of the great minds of our time.
When you book with us, we have the ability to help you obtain books for your event—often at a significant discount. After all, we are one of the world’s premiere publishing houses, and we have the inside track into what next season’s, and next year’s, groundbreaking books will be. They are our authors. And we can help you book them first.
We can easily provide speaker bios, book jacket imagery, and ancillary material that will help you promote your event.
In many cases, our speakers are experts on cutting edge issues and newsworthy events. In all cases, our speakers are insightful, inspiring, and though-provoking. We are committed to working with you to find the perfect speaker for your event—with your needs, expectations and budgets in mind.
WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR SPEAKERS?
Macmillan Speakers is pleased to offer a roster of prestigious talent in a wide scope of subject areas. By browsing ourlist of speakers, you can determine the speaker who will be best for your event. If you need assistance in procuring the best speaker for your needs, pleasecontact us and we will be happy to assist you in this process.
WHAT IF A MACMILLAN AUTHOR IS NOT LISTED?
Please contact us directly—Macmillan Speakers is able to assist you in booking any Macmillan author for you event.
HOW DO I CHOOSE A SPEAKER?
Our website is a useful tool for finding authors who will be able to speak at your event. We offer a variety of search functions so that you can search our database for the perfect speaker. By browsing through thetopic categories on the right hand of the page, you can view a wide roster of authors who can speak on a variety of material in that particular field. We also offer the ability so search for speakers based on their geographiclocation. Our goal is to connect you with the perfect speaker to meet your budget and needs. If you are having difficulty in this process, you are invited tocontact us at any time for assistance and direction in choosing your speaker.
HOW MUCH DO SPEAKERS COST?
Speaking fees are determined with many criteria in mind, including travel needs, notoriety of your speaker, the length of the speech/event and a variety of additional factors. Typical speaking fees can range from $5,000 to $100,000. However, we represent speakers in the below $5,000 range. We are committed to working with you to find the best speaker within your budget. Travel and accommodation expenses are not included in the speaking honorarium.
CAN YOU HELP ME PROCURE BOOKS FOR MY EVENT?
Absolutely. Because of our role as publisher, we are able to offer comprehensive assistance in helping you obtain books for your event. In many cases we are able to offer them for a significant discount. We can also help you work with our event coordinators to bring in a local bookseller.
WILL I BE ABLE TO TALK WITH THE SPEAKER PRIOR TO THE EVENT?
In most cases, our speakers will be happy to discuss event specifics with you prior to the speech—so that you can communicate your goals, and work with the speaker to achieve them. Macmillan Speakers will work with you to make sure you and your speaker have the aim of your event in sight.
WILL THE SPEAKER PARTICIPATE IN OTHER ACTIVITIES SUCH AS SIGNINGS, LUNCHES OR PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES?
Many of our speakers will consider participating in other activities based on their timeline and work restrictions.
WILL I BE ABLE TO RECORD AUDIO AND/OR VIDEO CONTENT FROM THE SPEECH?
The ability to record video or audiotape of the speaker’s presentation is determined by the speaker. Should you desire such material, we ask you tosubmit a written request that we will forward to the speaker for approval and agreement of terms. Please submit this request in the early stages of planning your event.
WHAT DOES IT COST TO WORK WITH THE MACMILLAN SPEAKERS?
It’s free! Our fees are inclusive in the speaker’s honorarium, and all of our services to you are provided at no cost. We are pleased to assist you with promotional materials, booking travel, facilitating communication with the speaker, and many other services that will help make your event a success.
AM I RESPONSIBLE FOR ARRANGING THE SPEAKER’S TRAVEL AND ACCOMODATIONS?
Macmillan Speakers will work with you or your staff in coordinating the travel and lodging requirements of our speaker.