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Why Should You Work With A Speakers Bureau?

To put it simply, a speakers bureau is your one-stop resource for booking and managing talent for your event. We do the heavy lifting so you don’t have to. Our industry connections, research capabilities, and dedicated and knowledgeable booking agents ensure that you’re getting the biggest bang for your buck, and that the speaker’s message and personal brand perfectly aligns to your event objectives.

Here are 5 specific reasons you should book a speaker using a speakers bureau.

  1. We vet the speakers so you don’t have to. Working with a diva is an event planning nightmare! Luckily, speakers’ bureaus are more than qualified to give an objective third party’s insight on the right speakers to book and who to avoid. Having an ally on your side who is familiar with the industry goes a long way.
  2. We take care of the nitty-gritty contractual details. Leave the fine print to us so you can focus on other aspects of your event. Key Speakers mediates and absorbs some contractual risks so you don’t have to sign your life away.
  3. We provide a comprehensive service that takes the guesswork out of hiring a speaker. With our highly communicative booking model, you’ll never be left in the dark with the status of your hired speaker. We pride ourselves with a quick response time and always keep you updated on all new developments concerning your event. We are always up for a briefing call so everyone is on the same page, too. Our agents are personable (after our morning coffee!) and are willing and able to do whatever it takes to secure a fantastic speaker for your event.
  4. We have industry connections. Not to name drop… but we know people. It’s our job to connect you to who’s who in the industry. Working with a celebrity has never been so easy.
  5. We work for YOU. Not the speakers… not talent agencies… we are a resource for you and always ensure that your needs come first.

So, now that you know WHY you should work with a speakers bureau, here is HOW to work with us.

Keep reading to understand our Speaker bureau’s booking process.

  1. Browse our website for speaker ideas and inspiration.
  2. Web Inquiry: Give us a call or submit a quick inquiry with the event date, location, budget and theme so that we can research and develop speaker recommendations for your specific needs.
  3. Proposal: Your agent will put together a proposal based on available speakers suited for your event. No speakers sparking your interest? We are happy to go back to the drawing board.
  4. Research: Our team will follow up with your potential speaker pool to check availability, and get your fee quote.
  5. Firm Offer Form: Submit a firm offer to your favorite speaker, and once approved, the contracts are drafted using information from the firm offer form.
  6. Agreements: Once the client and speaker agreements are signed we will return to you an executed copy. Your event coordinator will act as speaker liaison and help to manage the remaining details up until the event.
  7. Conference Call: Get acquainted with your speaker and discuss program objectives to align goals.
  8. Logistics: An event coordinator will check in with you to compile a handy reference sheet for the speaker to use during travel to your meeting or event, gain approval for promotional materials, and address any planning questions which arise. Your agent will remain available to ensure everything is on track for the big day.
  9. It’s GAME TIME!
  10. We welcome any and all feedback and hope to work with you again soon!

Contact our Speaker Bureau for a free brainstorming session!

The Most Inspiring Navy SEAL Motivational Speakers

Book some of the top Navy SEAL motivational speakers in the nation.

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From Navy SEALs, to veteran advocates, to military pilots… Key Speakers Bureau hosts a diverse repertoire of Navy SEAL motivational speakers that are sure to inspire a BIG impact with any audience. Military service distinctively prepares speakers with a host of qualities and skills that they can convey to your audience; such as leadership development, teamwork, communication, performance motivation, and personal accountability. We’ve identified our favorite devoted veterans and patriotic speakers that can provoke change in your organization as well as convey their support for the land of the free and the home of the brave through the medium of lecture.

Some Ex and Former Navy SEAL Motivational Speakers

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Jocko Willink

Jocko Willink is a decorated retired Navy SEAL officer, author of the book Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, and co-founder of Echelon Front, where he is a leadership instructor, speaker, and executive coach. Jocko spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams, starting as an enlisted SEAL and rising through the ranks to become a SEAL officer. As commander of SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser during the battle of Ramadi, he orchestrated SEAL operations that helped the “Ready First” Brigade of the US Army’s First Armored Division bring stability to the violent, war-torn city. Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit of the Iraq War. Jocko returned from Iraq to serve as Officer-in-Charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams. There, he spearheaded the development of leadership training and personally instructed and mentored the next generation of SEAL leaders who have continued to perform with great success on the battlefield.

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Leif Babin

Leif Babin is a decorated former Navy SEAL officer, co-author of Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, and co-founder of Echelon Front, along with Jocko Willink, where he serves as leadership instructor, speaker, and executive coach. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Leif served thirteen years in the Navy, including nine as a Navy SEAL. As a SEAL platoon commander in SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser, he planned and led major combat operations in the Battle of Ramadi that helped the “Ready First” Brigade of the US Army’s 1st Armored Division bring stability to the violent, war-torn city. Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War.

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Brent Gleeson

Brent Gleeson is a Navy SEAL combat veteran with multiple tours to Iraq and Africa and other theaters of war. Upon leaving SEAL Team 5, Brent turned his discipline and battlefield lessons to the world of business and has become an accomplished entrepreneur, author, and acclaimed speaker on topics ranging from leadership and building high performance teams to culture and organizational transformation. He is the Founder and CEO of TakingPoint Leadership, a progressive leadership and management consulting firm with a focus on business transformation and building high-performance cultures.

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Rorke Denver

Commander Rorke T. Denver has run every phase of training for the U.S. Navy SEALs and led special-forces missions in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and other international hotspots. He starred in the hit film Act of Valor, which is based on true SEAL adventures. His New York Times bestseller, Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior, takes you inside his personal story and the fascinating, demanding SEAL training program. In his second book Worth Dying For: A Navy SEALs Call to a Nation, Rorke tackles the questions that have emerged about America’s past decade at war—from what makes a hero to why we fight and what it does to us. Rorke was most recently seen on FOX’s American Grit. The series followed 16 of the country’s toughest men and women as they faced a variety of military-grade and survival-themed challenges set in the wilderness.

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David B. Rutherford

David B. Rutherford is a former US Navy SEAL motivational speaker and medic who is also a behavioral training expert. Drawing from his experiences in the military as well as his experiential research of the human condition and psyche, David motivates and inspires audiences to adopt the mindset of a Navy SEAL in their own lives—persevering and thriving through fear and overcoming adversity with strength and power. Emotional, entertaining, and raw, David’s presentations are captivating and proven to drive real impact.

Looking to book a former ex Navy SEAL motivational speaker?

Key Speakers has worked with many Navy SEAL motivational speakers. Let us help you help you get a booking with some of the top Navy SEAL motivational speakers in the entire nation. If you’d like to know more about other fellow patriotic, American military speakers, you can check them out here.

Corporate Social Responsibility Keynote Speakers

How corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives can benefit BOTH your company and society.

Collaborate with one of these speakers to usher in a sense of corporate citizenship to your business and employees by Key Speakers.

‎How corporate social responsibility initiatives in these 3 areas can benefit BOTH your company and society

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It’s a common concern of business leaders: how can our company benefit and treat ethically its employees, customers, shareholders, society and the environment whilst also being financially prolific?

But never fear! It turns out there is a crucial link between these two business goals—check out a few pillars of corporate social responsibility (CSR) below to learn how everyone involved can benefit from businesses implementing CSR initiatives.


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Treating employees with respect, fostering talent, and encouraging personal growth is a crucial pillar to producing an ethical AND productive company. Employees who feel nurtured and encouraged in their place of work are likely to work in ways that are more productive and innovative. Refer to the Whole Foods story for a good example of this. Speaker John Mackey co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods, built his business by treating his employees with respect and care by designing programs such as the Whole Foods Market Healthy Revolution, a healthy eating program designed to radically improve the health of company team-workers, while significantly cutting the cost of corporate health care.

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Gone are the days in which corporate and social responsibly was defined by a firm making financial donations to a charity. In order to truly be socially responsible, companies must ensure all facets of their business are being conducted ethically and with the greater good in mind. In addition to conducting ethical business being the morally upright thing to do… it has also been proven that developing a robust corporate philanthropy and ethical practices program within your firm can actually attract higher-performing employees to work for your company.

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Now more than ever, the business and personal choices we make regarding our environment are crucial to our society’s well being and longevity. Having a clear strategy that details how your company will ensure its choices are beneficial to the environment is a good place to start. Going green benefits everyone involved—in his book Green to Gold as well as his presentations, speaker Andrew Winston discusses how smart companies can use environmental strategy to build their competitive advantage by “lowering their costs, reducing risk, increasing revenues, and enhancing brand value“.

Corporate social responsibility is an emerging idea that is becoming more and more crucial within business. By acting in a way that is morally upright and socially responsible, your firm will contribute positively to our world and reap the benefits of doing so.