FAQ’S

Below are some of the most commonly asked questions that we hope will assist you when securing your next speaker.

How long have Leading Voice managers been in the conference and events industry as speaking professionals?

Like in many industries, experience counts. Simone Ashton and Carson White have a combined 40 years’ experience on the sales, marketing and operational delivery of professional speakers. What does this mean for you? The entire process from the initial enquiry through to the follow up after the event is designed to make your role in delivering a professional speaker to your delegates as smooth as possible

What companies or events have you recently helped by providing your services?

Our speakers have spoken at virtually every type of conference and event. Some recent examples include:

Adam Elliot – LifeHealthcare – Company conference
“We thoroughly enjoyed his story of his academy award win. I assume that Adam has retold his story many times over and with the warmth, humour and a genuine sincerity he showed to all of us who had heard it for the first time, was wonderful.”

David Reyne – CAFBA – Awards dinner
“10 out of 10…Perfect for our audience!”

JoAnna Ferrari – BT Financial Group – The Stella Network Leader
“Her passion is infectious, and she is able to engage her audience effectively and with verve. JoAnna is also skilled at distilling the main points of a presentation into easy to inspire and remember points.”

Nick Bowditch – NSW Chamber of Commerce – Central Coast Innovation Summit
“10 out of 10….Nick was fantastic. He presented well and was very engaging and appeal to a range of audience ages”

Nigel Collin – BP – 10th DARC National Conference
“10 out of 10. Nigel’s flexibility and willingness to spend the extra time to really understand the client’s content and messaging resulted in a powerful final session for the conference.”

Shane Jacobson – Bega Cheese – Charity Dinner
“10 out of 10. Shane was excellent, performed the charity auction very well and engaged with everyone in the room…we are booking him again next year.”

Yvonne Adele – JD Fisher Recruitment – Strategy session
“11 out of 10. With very minimal input needed, Yvonne was able to tap into what we were wanting and what we wanted the team to take away from the workshops. On the actual day, Yvonne was engaging and was able to convert the cynics amongst the group and those that stated they weren’t creative! Fantastic techniques that we are using within the business most days! Thank you Yvonne best feedback I have had for a presenter yet!” 

Robyn Moore – Snap Franchising Limited – Company event for all franchise owners
“The presentation was right on point, extremely engaging and took the audience through an amazing journey with ideas and actions they can use every day to impact positively on themselves, their family and friends, their teams and the community. We would highly recommend Robyn as a Keynote Speaker, Robyn will provide a truly amazing experience.”    

Tom O’Toole – Nature’s Sunshine Products – National Conference
“Entertaining, informative, humorous, simple advice yet often overlooked or ignored. Tom’s presentation is full of fact, humour, Australianisms and straight shooting. Not for the faint hearted and not for anyone looking for one “single” magic bullet. I recommend Tom O’Toole to any organisation who wants a wakeup call and is prepared to work hard and enjoy the successes of business.”

Darren Flanagan – NIBA – Convention
“Darren quickly gained the full attention of the audience.  His presentation is extremely honest and authentic.  The story is one of heroism but also compassion.  Feedback from delegates was that they greatly enjoyed Darren’s presentation; it was a tremendous start to our convention.”

Keith Suter – Instil Group –  Conference
“Keith is arguably the best Keynote we have had for one of our conferences. His depth of knowledge and ability to link and explain complex issues in a simple and compelling framework had all delegates hanging on his every word. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an engaging keynote”

What’s more important, the speakers price or the right message for the right event? How do you determine that?

First determining what is the clear objective of the event. What message do you want to get across to your staff, team, or clients? What value will this event have on the organisation? Then determining the very best speaker with the calibre and experience to deliver the outcomes you are looking for, with a positive and importantly ongoing effect for the business.

How much will I need to spend to secure the right speaker for my event?

The more important question should be what do I want my audience to take away as a result from hearing the speaker you engage? You are booking a speaker for a purpose. Be clear in what that purpose is, then determine the speaker you should engage. Leading Voice helps you in this process and can clarify what your purpose and objectives are to help you select one of the speakers we manage.

How long is the process of finding, interviewing and hiring a speaker through Leading Voice?

With years of experience and a stable of high calibre speakers to choose from, the process is seamless, supportive and professional. As a result the process of booking the perfect speaker for your next conference or event is efficient and stress free!

How does Leading Voice choose its speakers?

Leading Voice looks for storytellers and thought leaders with diverse backgrounds. The content they share has substance and authenticity. They must also have a great stage presence and know how to engage with their audience. Finally, they are also selected because of their dedication to work with you to deliver the outcomes you are looking for. This starts from the first briefing call. Leading Voice speakers constantly receive outstanding client feedback. Read Testimonials here.

Will a Leading Voice speaker tailor their presentation to suit my brief?

Yes…all Leading Voice speakers will shape their content and presentation based on your brief to meet your outcomes.

In addition to the speaker fee, will I incur additional costs?

In addition to the speaker’s fee you will also be required to cover any additional expenses speakers will incur as a result of speaking at your event. These include airfares, transfers (taxi, hire car and private car), meals, accommodation and audio-visual requirements of the speakers.

WHAT OUR SPEAKERS OFFER
After more than just a keynote session?

Our speakers are capable of doing much more than just a bespoke keynote including:

  • MC and event hosts
  • Facilitation
  • Fully tailored workshops form 90 minutes to a full day
  • Expert panel members
  • Consultancy and training
  • Executive level coaching
  • One on one mentoring and coaching
  • Expert interview

Like to know more? Contact us to find out other way Leading Voice speakers can add value to your business.