"I want to thank you for helping me 'make this happen'. I shared with John that this was the first time I've ever used Speakers Platform, or any professional speaking bureau before... and boy did I pick the right one! Right from the 'get go' you were right there with me answering my emails almost instantaneously and keeping me informed every step of the way. Your service is great!"
American Samoa Government
"Easy to book with and very personable/professional to work with."
"Efficient and personable. Great job!"
Department of the Navy, CIO
"Our agent was great to work with. Very easy to reach when needed and promptly returned messages. Thank you!"
The Lung Association
"Working with Speakers Platform was easy, efficient and pleasurable. Thanks for all your assistance in making our conference a success!"
Resource Commercial Flooring Network
"I worked with Speakers Platform to find a keynote for our event this year and our Account Executive was a joy to work with! He was diligent in all the research and even made a trip to Santa Barbara so we could meet face-to-face and he could better understand our needs. As a result, he found the perfect candidate for our event! I look forward to working with him again!"
"I'm extremely impressed with Speakers Platform's follow-through, responsiveness and willingness to understand our needs so that he could match the best speakers with what we are looking for. I will definitely work with Speakers Platform again in the future. Thank you for all that you did to help us create an exceptional learning experience for our attendees."
American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
"I wanted to personally thank you so much for your help throughout our planning process, and for
connecting us with Bob Hirschfeld - he was EXCELLENT, and probably the
most popular speaker at our event (certainly the funniest)! I was very pleased with our agent - he provided great insight when we were trying to narrow down the most appropriate speaker for our need. I appreciated his promptness and thoroughness in getting us the information we needed about the speaker we chose. I would recommend Speakers Platform to anyone, and look forward to using them again!"
The Pinnacle Corporation
"Speakers Platform was very
responsive in helping me find a speaker in a short period of time. They
are a great central resource for quickly planning an event with lots of
useful "How To" information and a comprehensive range of
"Mr. Armstrong was absolutely outstanding and top class. Once again, thank you for making this happen for us. You have been outstanding!"
representative from Speakers Platform was the most valuable resource for
me. I was able to explain the company's goals for the speaker, as well
as selecting someone who suits our industry. My Speakers Platform
Account Executive was able to work with my timing, price limitations and
find the perfect speaker for the job. Although I thought finding and
booking a speaker for our sales meeting would be the most difficult part
of the planning process, Speakers Platform made it the easiest and most
Ales Group USA,
"I will certainly recommend to others that they contact you for guest speakers in the future. It was a pleasure working with you as well. We all appreciate your professionalism and exemplary service."
"I appreciate your diligence in helping us arrange this speaking engagement. You have been very attentive to our needs and we appreciate it very much. I will certainly contact you again when we need another speaker for an event."
"The conference went very well. People are saying it was the best conference they have ever attended. Certainly, a part of that success was the speakers. I was very pleased with each of them. Each was perfect for their place in the program. Each delivered exactly what was needed and what I had hoped.
Bottom lineall were successful and did exactly what I hoped they would.
Thank you for all your help, you were great to work with and helped us have a fantastic conference. I appreciate you helping me find just the right speakers for our conference. "
University of Tennessee Extension
"The most professional company
we have ever worked with [Speakers Platform]. They gave every detail the utmost attention.
Highly professional which made our event very successful. Kathy Brown was
energetic, warm, very personable and funny. She could make you tear up one
minute, and then holding your sides the next. Would love to have her back
Danville Regional Medical Center
"This was my first time securing a speaker, and our Speakers Platform Account Executive was an absolute dream to work with very helpful, personable, and professional!"
"Working with Speakers Platform on a project during the year proved to be a good business choice. I felt that he was always around when I needed him, willing to help and listen. He showed flexibility when it was required and he was reliable and dependable. I would definetely work with Speakers Platform again."
"Attention to detail and follow-up was outstanding. Very informative and considerate in walking me through the process."
Traverse Area Human Resources Association
"It was an extreme pleasure to
work with our Speakers Platform account rep. She was friendly, flexible, and knowledgeable
about all their speakers. She made the process simple. I cannot begin
to put into words the impact that Michael Aronin had on our audience. People
are still taking about his presentation and his program set a standard on
all diversity programs."
"Thank you for all your assistance over the last two months. The campaign launch was a
tremendous success and Les Brown was all we hoped he would be. From his dancing entrance to
his powerful play on each letter in RBTT, he successfully married the ambitions of our
leadership team with the dreams of our 3,000 staff members. This was all made possible
through the extra efforts of Speakers' Platform to book Les, and the
helpfulness, friendliness and detailed attention of Les' Office. We look
forward to working with you again and please feel free to check us out anytime you're in
the Carnival Capital of the World."
RBTT Financial Group
"Our customer service representative was excellent to work with! She was always on top of things and
followed up. I have used other speaker services, but this was the best!"
Focus Learning Corporation
"Our Speakers Platform rep provided great customer service and follow up. She made contacting
the speaker easy and had patience with all the government procurement regulations. Comments from
conference attendees indicated they thought Vicki Hitzges' presentation was one of
the most valuable portions."
"The event was a huge hit! Mostly because of our guest speaker, Steve Farber. Speakers Platform made the procurement process simple and invited us to be more creative in our event planning."
"The most professional company we have ever worked with. They [Speakers Platform] gave every detail the upmost attention. Highly professional which made our event very successful."
Danville Regional Medical Center
Our Speakers Platform Account Executive was extremely welcoming, punctual, and helpful. Her enthusiasm was
much appreciated. I would love to work with her again!
"The retreat was extraordinary, professional, and personable.
Everyone is still raving about it. They said it was the best experience of their lifetime. And, I would have to agree.
I most certainly hope we have the opportunity to work together in the future.
Thank you so very much for your expertise and part in helping to make this meeting an unbelievable success."
YPO, after booking an event with John Glenn and Hale Irwin through Speakers Platform
"Speakers Platform was extremely beneficial to the
production of our first Literary Showcase. They were efficient,
reliable and worthwhile!"
"An absolute joy to work with such a professional
team. Vince Lombardi, Jr. was the perfect speaker for Career Education
Career Education Corporation
outstanding customer service! The challenge of engaging a superior
presenter was completely mitigated by working with the qualified
professional staff at Speakers Platform."
UC Davis Health System
Executive was outstanding on customer service. She answered all of my
questions and was extremely pleasant, friendly and professional.
Speakers Platform provided a wonderful selection of speakers as well as
recommending a great fit for out needs. A very professional, fun and
"My account executive is a real professional and,
in my mind, represents the essence of what Speakers Platform strives to
be: one-stop shopping, representing a plethora of professionals, and
making it oh-so-easy to get information on your speakers. You are my
"Speakers Platform was very efficient, helpful and supportive before and after we chose a speaker - a joy to work with!"
Pacific Industries, Inc.
"Speakers Platform was a terrific service. Very Helpful! Speakers Platform was a terrific partner in helping us find just the right speaker for our very demanding needs."
Euro RSCG Life Worldwide
"Customer service was top-notch, Even the smallest details were handled professionally and thoroughly. Vince Lombardi Jr. had the room's attention from the first sentence to the last sentence."
American Public Works Association
"We had a great seminar in SFO and I would like to thank you very much for your help at
organizing this event. The session with Regis McKenna went particularly well. Regis is a great
speaker and we had an extremely useful and interesting interaction with him. I am sure
that we will keep in touch with him in the future and we highly appreciate his gift to
Schneider Electric executive team."
"Our event was what I would call 'over the top'... The survey results were at
92% very favorable. The speakers formed such a good relationship with myself
and others at the conference. I am confident we will bring them back to do
I will definitely contact you when we are in need of additional services."
"Speakers Platform is an exceptional organization. They made it easy to select a speaker who would work well with our company."
Whitney National Bank
"Speakers Platform is very professional, quick to respond and provides excellent follow-up."
US Department of Agriculture
"My account executive at Speakers Platform was very professional as well as patient with us. Barry Eigen delivered as promised, and the entire experience of working with Speakers Platform was cordial and professional, with attention to detail that's so important."
"Deanna was an outstanding addition to our agenda and working with Speakers
Platform was a pleasure."
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
"I would recommend Speakers Platform to help coordinate your next event!
For a busy professional, they made this an easy process."
Southwest Association of Colleges and Employers
"Easiest booking ever!!! Speakers Platform provides an excellent and
varied selection of speakers to choose from. The experience was pain
free, professional and completely successful. Thank you!"
MICE Communications, Director, Event Production
"Speakers Platform provided us with a speaker who actually made a
difference for our college. I am convinced that our administration and
staff are now more sensitive to the needs of our students and community
after going through Peggy Morrow's workshops."
San Jacinto College
"Speakers Platform has been extremely helpful in booking our event
"The Disney Way". We had some special needs and many questions that were
all taken care of with extreme professionalism and in a timely
"My first experience with Speakers Platform was as easy and pleasant as
could be imagined. From my first contact to my last with our Account
Executive I received responsive, friendly, helpful service. Our speaker,
Jim Ball, surpassed our expectations, weaving considerable information
about our business into his talk and truly tailoring it to our needs. I
will definitely approach Speakers Platform for assistance sourcing
speakers for our next large group event."
Allmerica Financial Corporation
"The Speakers Platform Bureau is an excellent resource for high quality
speakers. Furthermore, their customer service makes booking presenters
New England Resident Service Coordinators
"The Speakers Platform Bureau was an excellent tool for researching
qualified speakers and obtaining support for selecting the most
Thumb Area Michigan
"Very competent, trustworthy and helpful!"
Lincoln Financial Group
"The Speakers Platform Bureau surpassed my expectations. They made
the experience of coordinating a major event easy. They were always
available to answer questions and provide help. They are truly
professional and client service focused."
"Thank you to [Speakers Platform]
for making this portion of booking my event as scareless - and painless
- as possible."CalPERS
"Finding the appropriate speaker for an event is a challenge. The
Speakers Platform Bureau made the process extremely easy. I would
recommend the Speakers Platform Bureau to anyone."
"Having spent 17 years on the lecture circuit, I have worked with
hundreds of bureaus throughout the country. Working with Speakers
Platform Bureau is a pleasure every time. They build relationships with
their clients and their speakers. I love working with everyone there. I
give them a perfect ten!."
Peter Vidmar, Olympic Gymnastics
"Our event was a
success and much of it was due to Tim (Richardson) kicking us off
perfectly. I am proud to have made this contact and I have Speaker's
Platform... to thank for it. You WILL be hearing from me again!"
GTE Federal Credit Union
"I've loved working with you on finding speakers... of all the bureaus
and agencies I've been working with, you've really been the most
responsive and helpful."
CSI Control Systems
"After speaking at the 2001 Governor's Conference on Tourism, I asked
the meeting planner why she had selected Speakers Platform to book her
speakers. She told me that the professionalism, warmth and follow-up of
the Speakers Platform staff far exceeded any other bureau she has ever
worked with. I am proud to be associated with a bureau that understands
the needs of meeting planners and helps them to shine at their events.
It is a great reflection on both the bureau and the speakers they
Debra J. Schmidt, MS, APR, America's Customer
"I have worked with many bureaus but Speakers Platform is among the best
in their organization, follow through, and bottom line, they produce the
Dr. Rick Brinkman, author of "Dealing With People
You Can't Stand - How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their
"Attitude, commitment and understanding of what it is like to work with
a speaker are important to Speakers Platform. They take the time to also
understand their customers needs not only with outstanding service and
value, but with an invaluable amount of knowledge and expertise."
Warren Greshes, Motivational Speaker
"Very professional. Our Speakers Platform representative was a pleasure to work with. She is very
courteous and professional. Richard, our speaker, exceeded
our expectations. Very real presenter, thought provoking
presentation. These were just a few comments made by the attendees."
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
"Communication line was always open and friendly. Booking was done in a
timely matter and the follow-up as well. We appreciate the chance to review
not 1 but 3 speakers to make our selection. Thank you for your
professionalism and ensuring that all our needs were met. Some comments from attendees: Very exciting and informative; wish there was more time;
inspiring; very interesting; This was a great presentation!"
"Speakers Platform is a
delight. When the phone rings and a Speakers Platform rep is on the
line, I know I'm in for a fun conversation with a professional who's
easy-to-work-with yet detail-oriented. Meeting planners like Speakers
Platform, too, because their needs get met. As a result, everybody wins!
The bureau is growing, I work with terrific clients, the audiences
respond like crazy because we've been matched correctly and, the most
important person, the meeting planner, is thrilled with the results.
That's a win-win-win-win! It doesn't get any better than that."
Vicki Hitzges, Motivational Speaker
"Speakers Platform attends to the details to make every event a success.
They understand clearly what meeting planners need and how to match that
need to the perfect speaker for the event. Friendly and fun, each
meeting is given individual attention to be a memorable success."
Barbara Bartlein, RN, MSW
"As someone who speaks about service for a living, and finds himself
constantly scrutinizing services, it occurs to me that Speakers Platform
is quite rare, and I am the better for it. They are professional but
very warm, conscientious and thorough. If every service was this good I
would be out of work!"
Harry Beckwith, author of "Invisible
Touch" and "Selling the Invisible"
"In my 15 years of speaking, I have never dealt with an organization
more dedicated, more professional and more helpful than Speakers
Platform Bureau. When they say they are going to do something they do it
- and on time. As one who is known as a bit of a skeptic, let me say
that their attention to detail, sense of fairness and determination to
do the best possible job for both their client organizations and their
speakers make them a model of what I think a speakers bureau should be.
If you are a speaker or an organization looking to hire a speaker,
Speakers Platform Bureau is the exactly kind of bureau you want to work
Barry Maher, author of "Filling the Glass: The
Skeptic's Guide to Positive Thinking in Business"
Partial Client List
AAA Advantage Realty, Inc.
ABA Marketing Network
Alabama Electric Cooperative
AICC Region One
American Association of Clinical Urologists
American Association of School Administrators
American College of Physicians
American Business Publishing
American Heart Association
American Marketing Association
American Pistachio Growers Association
American Society of Brewing Chemists
Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau
Bank Compensation Strategies
Bimark Center for Medical Education
Bovis Lend Lease
Bureau of Land Management
Burson & Marsteller
Butler Manufacturing Company
California Assisted Living Association
California Association of REALTORS®
California Authority of Racing Fairs
California Travel Industry Association
Career Education Corp.
Carl Zeiss Surgical, Inc.
Catholic Health Initiatives
Cavan Management Services, LLC
CDC Public Health Practice Program
Coastal Carolina Univeristy
Colorado State University
Conference Board of Canada
Consumer Specialty Products Association
Consumer Bankers Association
County of Sonoma
Covad Communications Company
Cree School Board
CSI Control Systems International
Data Device Corporation
Data Processing Systems
DMG World Media
Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
DLS Entertainment, Inc.
DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
El Dorado Bank
Ernst & Young
Exit Realty Corporation International
Exeter Health Resources, Inc.
Family & Children's Services, Inc.
Finance America, LLC
Flint Community Schools
Floor Covering Associates
Florida Power & Light
Ford Motor Company
Geri Bell & Co.
The Golden State Warriors
Gordon Food Service
Government Training Services
Gray Cary Law
GTE Federal Credit Union
Heat & Glow
Health Care Service Corporation
Hewitt Associates, LLC
Hospital Association of Southern California
Independent Liquid Terminals Association
Institute of Internal Auditors
Institute of Professionals in Taxation
International Chain Salon Association
Junior League of Billings
Kansas Medical Group
Kansas Parents & Teacher's Association |
Kentucky Cancer Foundation
Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association
Managed Care Risk Association
Marie Callender Pie Shops
Marketing Resources Plus
Maryland Hospital Assocication
Mercy Medical Center
MetLife Financial Services
Michigan Department of Budgets and Management
Michigan Health & Hospital Association
Mississippi Export Railroad Co.
National Association of State
National Association of State Workforce Employees
National Business Aviation Association
National Industries for the Blind
Native American Management Services
New Jersey University
North American Association
of Food Equipment Suppliers
North American Small Business
International Trade Educators
Northeast Indiana Chapter of PMI
Northern State University
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Ocala Eye Surgeons
Oklahoma Nursing Student Association
Omaha Public Power District
Orange County Container
Orange County Fire Authority
PA Homecare Association
Pharmacie & Upjohn
Phoenix Baptist Hospital
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
Province of Ontario
Saint Vincent Hospital
San Francisco City Arts & Lectures
Sanitary Supply Wholesalers Association
San Mateo Community College District
Schuster Center for Professional Development
Smith Bucklin / Wallcoverings Association (WA)
Social Security Administration
Society of the Plastics Industry
Southeast Employment & Training Association
Southern California Edison
Southern Regional Area Health Education Center
Southwest Association of Colleges and Employers
Southwest Florida Chamber of Commerce
State Farm Insurance
State of Kansas
State of Minnesota
State of Ohio
State of Oregon
Strategic Asset Alliance
Lukes Hospital Foundation, Inc.
Texas Association of School Boards
Tinker Federal Credit Union
Trammell Crow Residential Services
UC Davis Health System
University of California, Irvine
University of Central Oaklahoma
University of Southern California
University of Texas
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
U.S. Life Insurance
United States Army
United States Department of Defense
United States Department of Justice
United States Geological Survey
United States Postal Service
U.S. Life Insurance
Verigy US Inc.
Washington Library Association
Watertown Unified School
Western National Securities
William Arthur Fine Stationery
Wisconsin Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus
Southern Railroad Co.
Winnipeg Free Press
Young President's Organization (dozens of chapters)
Workers' Comp. Health and Safety Board