Frequently Asked Questions
What is Bespoken Bureau?
We are a full-service keynote speakers’ agency. We connect incredible speakers with the right audiences to make conferences and events unforgettable.
Who are you?
Our founders are Amanda Dawson and Petar Josic. You can find out more about them and why they’re so passionate about the speaking industry here.
What kind of speakers do you represent?
We only work with speakers whose ideas light us up. We believe that the right speaker has the power to change the lives of the right audience—and we only represent speakers who we believe can do just that. To get a better idea, take a look at our roster.
Why should I book a keynote speaker for my event?
A good keynote speaker can provide variety in your event, inform your audience about a particular topic, or fill a gap in programming. A great keynote speaker can change lives. When you book a speaker through Bespoken, you’re booking a changemaker. You’re booking someone who will work with you to provide your audience with an unforgettable experience and a wealth of new skills and knowledge.
I have a specific speaker in mind for my event, but I don’t see them
on your website. Can you help me book them?
Absolutely. Get in touch with us and tell us who you would like to book.
I need a moderator or MC for my event. Can you help me?
Yes! The importance of a good moderator or MC is not to be underestimated. Many of our speakers love to act as moderators or MCs—get in touch with us and we can help you find the perfect fit.
How much does it cost to book a speaker?
Speaking fees vary. Please get in touch with us and we will work within your budget to find you an incredible speaker.
Who manages the speakers’ travel and accommodations?
Our events team books our speakers’ travel. Travel costs and airfare class differ depending on the speaker in question, and how far away they live from your event. We book the travel and invoice you for the exact amount we paid—no markups or hidden fees. We do ask that, should the speaker require a hotel stay, the organizers book a hotel room under their master account, in the speaker's name. The number of nights required depends on flight schedules and how far away from home the speaker has travelled.
Who do I call if my speaker’s flight is delayed or I encounter
some other unforeseen problem?
Please contact email@example.com right away and we will assist you.
I’d like the speaker to stay for dinner, cocktail hour, or a meet-and-greet.
Is that possible?
Yes. In many cases, our speakers are willing to participate in an additional events, given that they are made aware during the initial booking process. Please let us know your exact requirements and we’ll do our best to make it happen.
What kind of A/V or technical requirements do your speakers have?
Every speaker is different. Some are happy to bring their own laptops and connect with the conference centre’s A/V system, some prefer to bring their presentation on a USB key, some might not need anything but a mic and a glass of water. We will make sure you know exactly how to set up your event space for your speaker well in advance.
Um, this is embarrassing. My event is next week.
Can I still book a speaker?
Yes! Contact us now and we will help you find the perfect speaker, even at the very last minute.
I have more questions.
Great! We would be happy to chat. Please contact us.