Episode 26 – Tim Mathy – Speakers Bureaus / audio

Episode 26 - Tim Mathy - Speakers Bureaus

Tim Mathy, partner at Speak Inc. speakers bureau, offers up a true reality check for speakers wanting to get involved with a bureau. From incessant calls to unsolicited mailings, Tim dispels myths many speakers have about bureaus and let’s Craig know exactly what he’s looking for in a speaker (hint: What the Client wants!!) and how he prefer’s speakers contact him (Answer: He doesn’t.) Craig somehow manages to avoid being blacklisted from Tim’s Bureau (he thinks so anyway) while asking honest questions. A great interview for new speakers breaking in or looking to get into the business.

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Lenny Laskowski - 18. Feb, 2012 -

You made a comment that the client pays the commission to the speakers bureau; however, it is the speaker that pays the bureau. The commission comes out of the speakers fee not the clients.

Craig Price - 18. Feb, 2012 -

This is somewhat true Lenny,although one of the things bureaus ask is “Is your fee commisionable” this way they can deteremine if they need to add their commission to the fee proposed to the client. Sorry we didn’t clarify this in the podcast but I appreciate you taking time to comment here. You made a great point. Thanks for listening!

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