The awesome people who work in speaker bureaus are even busier than the amazing people who organise conferences and events.
Constantly pulled from pillar to post, balancing the needs of 147 clients all at once.
So you can’t just drop them an email introducing yourself and telling them how wonderful you are and expect to be flooded with enquiries.
Here is my list of things that have helped me turn bureau reps from faceless emails into lovely people I have a great working relationship with, and some of them have even become friends.
1. Wait Till You’re Ready
All the bureau people I spoke to for this blog said speakers need to wait till they are truly ready before getting in front of them, because “first impressions count.”
If you look too raw and inexperienced, and obviously haven't really done many speaking events, that lack of trust in your abilities will nag away at them for years.