What are the advantages of working with a speakers’ bureau/agency?

We act as a resource for event planners and in-house organisers of conferences and special events. Our expertise (since 1988) matches the expertise of the Famous Faces to your needs as the decision maker. FFM works with hundreds of speakers, MCs and Entertainers across the wildest fields of expertise and topics. And our undertaking is that we WILL find the right one for you. The fees for our services are included in the rates we quote, AND our rates are the same as those if you were quoted directly – so there are no hidden costs to you.

Once you have decided on a speaker, MC or performer, and we have checked their availability, Famous Faces handles all the details. We issue the contract to you and to the ‘Famous Faces’ – and take care of any other details when required, such as travel, accommodation – and we can also arrange the audio-visual or PA equipment for you.

When you work with us, you don’t have to worry about any unexpected problems. We’re on call so you won’t be alone. Working with Famous Faces ensures that you will have the best advice and options, service to match – AND peace of mind.

I've never booked a speaker before. Where do I begin?

Start by calling us. With our years of experience and extensive knowledge of speakers, topics, and what works, we will help you every step of the way. First, we work closely with you to identify your exact needs. Our speakers and experts cover such diverse topics as business, sports, motivation, politics, media, technology, and more. We work hand-in-hand with our clients. We will help you find not only the right person for every occasion … but the best individual for your event and the audience you have assembled. We have been doing this since 1988 and that allows us to give you proven, expert suggestions on subject areas and topics to consider, and ideas to assist you make the event the success you want it to be.

Why should I choose the Famous Faces Management as my agency of choice?

For over 28 years, we have built our reputation on current and relevant knowledge of what’s out there, who good and who isn’t anymore, and our outstanding service. We stake our reputation on each and every engagement. We partner with our customers to guide them to new levels of success, resulting in an extraordinary level of trust, care and commitment. We’ll happily connect you with some of our clients who have chosen to work with us for years – and continue to do so. Just ask. From the time you call or contact us via the web or social media, you can take comfort in, and count on, a totally dedicated and professional experience. We are here to make your job easy and your programme a success.

What do the Famous Faces cost?

FF works with talent right across the fee rages. To find one that fits your budget, search by fee code in our advanced search or call us today to get recommendations and detailed information about an individual’s fees. Please note: Speaker fees vary widely and you may prefer to utilise one who doesn’t need to travel to help you control your expenses.  We will bear all the factors in mind.

Does it cost more for a longer involvement?

The speakers tend to have a standard talk duration (45, 60 – or occasionally – 90 minutes. But that fee is standard. When considering an MC/Facilitator or Programme Director, the duration of their involvement will be factored in. Will they be on call for ½ a day (3-5 hours); or all day (+- 8 hours); or all day and evening ((+- 12 hours); of for multiple days for a conference?

In some cases, a speaker will charge the same fee for a presentation regardless of whether it’s an hour or a full day seminar.

Does FFM offer speakers for executive briefings and consulting services?

Yes we do. Tell us what your specific needs are and regardless of the task at hand, we have the experts to help you. We can find the perfect person to meet with your organisation’s leaders to provide insights on key challenges to your industry. Our experts will provide a greater context, and provoke a new level of inquiry to reach the heart of the issue and find meaningful solutions. To find the right individual and format to match your needs, just call or email us.

Do I have to arrange travel for the speaker?

No. We are happy to do all of that for you. Flights, transfers or hire car, accommodation – you name it – it’s done.

What happens if something goes wrong?

The last thing we ever want is for you to end up with an MC, or a speaker – just because of something which arises and is beyond your control. Whatever the nature of the problem, be it weather, changes in travel schedules, airport delays, on-site problems, etc. – we will be available to ensure the problem goes away – and with a smile

Is it possible to record the speaker's presentation?

Some speakers are comfortable with the recording of their presentation for the records, but every speaker is different, and some are sensitive about taping. In all cases, you need to ask permission from Famous Faces before recording of any kind. Please contact us if you have a specific need in mind.

Will the speakers do more than just a presentation? For example, will they attend a dinner or reception as well?

Most of the Famous Faces are happy to participate in functions beyond the speech, but the extent varies. That said, all arrangements for signings, photo opportunities, Q&A sessions, etc. must be included at the time of discussing your event with us.

Can FFM help me purchase books written by a speaker?

Happily. You tell us the quantity you are looking for and we will get the best rate for you. We can usually also supply DVD’s or CD’s for you – all at discounted rates.

Will I be able to communicate directly with the speaker or MC prior to my event?

If you are unsure about your selection prior to making that decision, we will arrange a telecom with them to assist you. We will always find the best way to communicate your needs to the Famous Face.

Contact Famous Faces today.