speaker services process
VGS speaker services becomes an extension of your
business and part of your team, seeking opportunities that will
help you reach marketing goals. We work with large companies
and individuals, offering both project and retainer billing.
VGS holds an initial meeting with the client to become
familiar with the business and objectives. We work with the client
to identify all potential opportunities.
We either use existing materials or develop speaking
packets that typically include the following: biography, photograph,
partial list of past speaking engagements, comments from past audiences,
listing of past media appearances, pricing, presentation topics,
venues and any other background information.
VGS then becomes the client's advocate, distributing
information to appropriate outlets, inquiring about dates, deadlines,
and other details of a speaking opportunity, and cementing engagements.
When there is a need for an abstract or paper to be
submitted for consideration for a trade show or event, VGS can assist
with the preparation and submission of these materials. Because
deadlines for many such events are six months out, a planning timeline
is developed to chart the submission and follow-up process. If the
client chooses to submit these materials independently, VGS monitors
the timeline and provides reminders prior to the due date.
VGS also develops a speaker confirmation form,
handles all correspondence, provides packets and photos and arranges
for any other special needs. VGS remains in close contact with the
client throughout the process.