We do things a little differently here. We represent a limited number of real estate speakers in order to offer them a different experience. Unlike the traditional speaker’s bureau business model, we offer something more akin to management. As a speaker, we know you, your material, your capabilities, and your needs. You’ve signed on to abide by a strict level of professionalism and to grow with us.
To do this means we have to make difficult choices regarding a new speaker. Here’s what we take into consideration:
Topics. Does the speaker have topics that are in high demand or not covered by other speakers on the team? Is delivery instructionally masterful, powerful, and unique?
Development & Readiness. Has the speaker demonstrated the skills, experience, and organization of a national speaker? this is evidenced by platform hours, acquisition of designations such as the DREI or CSP, and a having most if not all of the items the Application requests.
Passion & Dedication. Is the speaker passionate about educating and helping others; are they student and client centered? Do they love their topic so much they stay up to date on information and changes?
Responsiveness & Cooperation. Is the speaker easy to work with? We handle a tremendous amount of information and speakers who don’t respond and follow through regarding requests cast a shadow on the responsiveness this company is known for.
Career Stage. Where’s the speaker in his or her career? Is there room for growth, development, and smooth collaboration?
Loyalty & Team Dedication. Since our start in 2005, we’ve built relationships with our speakers based on mutual trust and dedication. While representation agreements are a necessary part of the business, trusting a supporting relationships are at the core of our culture. The “BW” speakers support one another and the company; they keep in mind that a rising tide raises all ships.
Integrity & Respect. Is the speaker devoted to professionalism and and honesty with colleagues and clients? For example, a speaker that quotes a different fee to clients than we’ve been authorized to quote cannot continue a relationship with our group.
Expectations. Does the speaker have goals and expectations that are in line with our core values, company identity, and ability to deliver?
I hope this information was –in addition to the Speaker Application–helpful in explaining what we believe makes a good match in terms of speakers joining our team. On a personal note, I firmly believe what has allowed us to survive and thrive is our unique, client centric, and highly experienced presenter. If after reviewing the Application and the above list you feel we may be a good match, we look forward to hearing from you. When everything falls into place, it’s wonderful to have a new member in this family.
Lisa Betts, President