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Working with Speakers Bureaus, Speaker Do’s and Don’ts with Holli Catchpole

On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking about when it’s time to find an agent and how to work with speakers’ bureaus.  Today we welcome one of my long-time friends and someone I have had great respect for in the business for more than 30 years now, Holli Catchpole.

Holli is the president and founder of SpeakersOffice Inc., the premier management company for America’s most sought-after business speakers!  Holli has over 35 years of experience managing and growing the businesses of the industry’s best.

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Highlights you won’t want to miss:

  • Holli’s journey.  [1:45]
  • Changes in the industry.  [5:20]
  • What we do and don’t do for speakers.  [14:10]
  • Creating successful and lasting relationships.  [21:20]
  • What to think about in order to get more bureau bookings.  [27:50]
  • Minimum fee and number of speaking engagements per year.  [33:40]
  • Our outbound approach.  [39:10]

Holli is an active member in the speaking industry, having served on the NSA/IASB Council since 2003, a board member for IASB 2007 through 2014 and served as the 2012/2013 IASB President.  She has been a guest speaker at numerous NSA events, is a contributing author of PAID to SPEAK – Best Practices for Building a Successful Speaking Practice and in 2010 was recognized by IASB with the John Palmer Award for exemplary service to the association and industry.

Under Holli’s leadership, SpeakersOffice has taken a successful management model, applied it to multiple speakers, and signed on an impressive line-up of high-caliber, high-content speakers. Her dynamic team of experienced individuals share a passion for excellence and are committed to providing speakers, value, and service that consistently exceed their client’s expectations.  SpeakersOffice, Inc. has partnered with countless corporations, associations, bureaus, agencies and speakers across the nation and has earned a well-deserved reputation for superior service, integrity, and professionalism.

If you’re thinking it may be time for you to find an agent but are unsure of the requirements and how to get started, you simply can’t afford to miss this episode!

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