Who typically searches for experts or speakers on COE?
COE is used by all sorts of searches for all sorts of reasons. Some come to COE because finding a LOCAL person is their top priority. Some come to COE because they know the experts and speakers listed are qualified individuals. Some come to COE because they need a local quote to finish out an article. The following is short list of the kinds of people who have used us in the past:
• Meeting Planners
• Trade Associations
• Non-profit Organizations
• Human Resource Departments
• Sales Organizations
• Program Chairs
I have never booked a speaker before, where do I start?
COE! Browse the different experts to see which ones may fit your needs, then contact them to discuss your needs and then schedule the one that you feel will best be a match for your event.
Is there a fee to search your experts database?
No, searching and connecting with COE experts is FREE and EASY. Click here to get started with your search.
How much do speakers typically cost?
Speakers fees are determined based on a number of factors, including type of speaking engagement, amount of time involved, potential publicity from the engagement, etc. Typically expenses are in addition to the speaking fee but because you are using COE which is centered around finding LOCAL speakers, your expenses are greatly reduced. It is best to simply start with a conversation. Share with the speaker what it is you are trying to accomplish and then start the negotiations.
Some of our experts are actually free of charge because they are new to speaking and are looking to gain experience – this can be a win-win situation for all, especially any organization that is on a tight budget!
Share with the speaker what it is you are trying to accomplish and then start the negotiations.
Does COE negotiate terms for the experts or speakers?
No, COE serves more as a connecting agent between talented, local experts and speakers and those people looking for them. We do not get involved in negotiations with speakers.
Do I need to go through COE to contact an expert or speaker?
COE makes it very easy to contact our experts. Simply do a search to find expert(s) you would like to contact. We make it easy by having a link to their website right on their profile page. If you wish, we also give you instant access to the experts and speakers through email. Feel free to shoot them an email to introduce yourself, tell them about your project and give them your info, they should be in touch will you shortly!
What is COE’s definition of an “expert”?
City of Experts identifies all level of experts many of the experts have been recognized professionally and achieved special training and experience, while others are experts on their specific subject matter. Many are accomplished authors, speakers, consultants and industry professionals that have a message to share that will motivate, encourage or simply entertain your audience.