When Maria started in this business there were very few speakers “on the circuit” but there were clients keen to have experts come and speak to them. It was easy to get booked if you were a speaker. Move forward more than 20 years and there are now so many speakers, it’s really hard for bookers to choose. So you have to give yourself an edge. The best way in my opinion is to have great video – the ideal being a killer showreel.
Serial entrepreneur and best-selling author Sahar Hashemi says:
The great thing about a showreel is that you can control your brand and give exactly the message you want.
We completely agree with this quote. Sahar’s showreel brought her lots of business and helped her to become one of the most booked speakers on our Speaker Bureau roster. She invested in that reel more than 12 years ago and it’s still bringing her business. We are astounded at how many speakers wanting to get bookings don’t have video. And without video how can clients who haven’t seen you speak choose you?