The Truth about Speakers Bureaus

I could write a novel on the subject of working with speakers bureaus. Here are the questions I hear most often about how we work.

How are speakers bureaus paid? In the same way that an airline pays a commission to a travel agency, speakers pay a commission when they are booked by a bureau. Speakers never pay a retainer fee to be listed by a bureau.

Will I pay a lower fee if I book a speaker directly rather than through a bureau? Because speakers depend on bureaus to bring the

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