New Resource Caters to Budget-Conscious Meeting Planners
A new online resource, BudgetFriendlySpeakers. com, features a roster of speakers with fees of $3,500 or less for meeting planners who would otherwise be limited in their choices. The service includes up-and-coming speakers who have not yet passed the $3,500 mark and those who have standard fees of more than $3,500 but offer a discount for engagements close to home.
NASHVILLE, TN (PRWEB) September 27, 2004
In an effort to better assist meeting planners tasked with creating dynamic meetings on limited budgets, The Speakers Group has launched a new online resource: BudgetFriendlySpeakers. com. Featuring a roster of speakers with fees of $3,500 or less, BudgetFriendlySpeakers. com caters to planners who find an otherwise limited array of supplier options.
ÂThe mission of The Speakers Group is to be a full-service partner to meeting planners as it relates to booking speakers,Â said Shawn Ellis, founder and president of The Speakers Group. ÂThe launch of BudgetFriendlySpeakers. com is just one more step toward fulfilling that mission.Â
BudgetFriendlySpeakers. com includes speakers who fall into one of two categories: (1) speakers with upward mobility who have not yet surpassed the $3,500 mark, and (2) speakers who are well established and may have standard fees of well over $3,500, but who offer discounted fees of $3,500 or less for events being held in their local vicinity.
ÂGiven the hassles of getting in and out of airports, not to mention other potential travel delays these days, traveling to an event across the country can easily turn into a three-day trip,Â said Terry Brock, Florida-based business speaker and nationally-syndicated columnist. ÂAccepting a discounted fee for events close to home is a win-win for me and for meeting planners.Â
In addition to discounted fees, booking local speakers can also save meeting planners money on travel-related expenses such as airfare, hotel, ground transportation, etc. Currently BudgetFriendlySpeakers. com showcases speakers from 15 states across the country, with more being added regularly. Their goal is to soon offer discounted local speakers in all 50 states.
Allowing meeting planners to search speakers by topics, travel origins, discounted fees and standard fees, BudgetFriendlySpeakers. com is designed to provide budget-conscious meeting planners an efficient and effective resource to secure quality speakers. The staff of The Speakers Group assists planners throughout the evaluation and selection process, and on through an eventÂs conclusion.
BudgetFriendlySpeakers. com can be found online at www. budgetfriendlyspeakers. com.
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