So I’ve filled up the SpeakerTunity® You Tube Channel with tons of useful content for speakers, leaders and authors seeking to use speaking as a way to attract clients–and to get booked for those gigs.. Yet, I still have more tips for you! So we’re going to cover them from A to Z, short tips which pack a big wallop!
Today’s Tip is …..
M is for Meeting Planners. Meeting planners are often on staff or hired as outsourced experts when a company or an association is putting on a regional, national or international conference. But they are hard to reach, and often shield themselves from directly talking to speakers. Most often you apply for their events on a website or through a “call for speakers.” But if you are able to talk directly to a meeting planner, you can start building a relationship. Many planners work for multiple companies and if you’re not right for one, you might be right for another. There are actually several national associations of meeting planners, and you might explore attending one of their local chapter meetings to network. You can buy lists of meeting planners, but in my experience those lists tend to be very outdated. Better to see if you can locate them through LinkedIn. Alternate names for these professionals are conference planners, event managers, event coordinators, director of events, education directors.
So this one in a series of 26, presented by SpeakerTunity Cities Regional Speaker Lead Directories. If you like this tip, please subscribe to the SpeakerTunity® You Tube Channel so you can get the other 25, and see all of the more extended segments we’ve posted to help you get booked locally and across North America.