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Are all PSB speakers listed on your website?
Yes, all official PSB speakers are listed on our website. If you click on Speakers, you'll see our complete roster.
We also work with many other Penguin authors and professional speakers on individual requests. If you have someone in mind who you don't see listed on our Speakers page, please contact us. We are directly in touch with all Penguin authors, as their publisher, and can quickly gather information, including fees and availability, on those authors in a timely manner.
Additionally, we can help you find information very quickly on most professional speakers that aren't necessarily Penguin authors, using our extensive network of contacts in the professional speaking world.
What costs are involved with booking a PSB speaker for a speaking engagement?
The organization booking the speaker is responsible for the speaker's fee and travel expenses associated with the engagement.
Our speakers' fees and travel requirements are specific to each speaker. If you'd like to request a certain speaker's fee and travel requirements, please contact us directly. Or, if you're working within a specific budget, we would be happy to suggest appropriate speakers for your event that meet those financial requirements.
What does the speaker's fee include?
Generally, when you book a speaker for a speaking engagement, the speaker will deliver a 45 minute lecture, stay for a Q&A session, and sign books after the engagement.
If you'd like them to stay for a dinner, luncheon, meeting, or anything else, please let us know. We can approach the speaker to find out if their schedule can accommodate the additional request.
If you need the speaker to stay for a significantly extended period of time, or to deliver more than one lecture, please contact us and we can review those requests on a case-by-case basis.
Who handles travel arrangements? My organization, PSB, or the speaker?
We ask the sponsoring organization to book the speaker's lodging, when needed, and to provide or book transportation for the speaker in the event city. If the speaker is coming from out of town, PSB will book their flights or train tickets.
If you need help with any or all travel arrangements, or need to book all arrangements through your organization for any reason, we will do everything we can to accommodate those needs.
Can PSB provide materials to help us promote our speaking engagement?
Absolutely. Please let us know what you need and we're happy to provide anything we have available - whether it's a speaker's photo, biography, book cover image etc. Just ask.
Does PSB help facilitate book sales?
As soon as we schedule an event, we'll let our Penguin colleagues in event book sales know to contact you. The event sales department will carefully discuss your needs with you and can help arrange anything from bringing in a local bookstore to sell books at the event to shipping books directly to your organization if you're buying books for attendees.
There are a number of different ways you may want books provided to your attendees. PSB's colleagues in event book sales will help you provide books at your event in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
Can we video or audiotape the speaker's lecture?
Please contact us if you're interested in video or audiotaping the speaker's lecture. Often times the speaker will allow taping but it's best to let us know as soon as possible so we have the opportunity to get permission from the speaker.
Can we communicate directly with a speaker before the engagement?
Most PSB speakers are open and willing to speak with an organization once they've been booked for a speaking engagement. PSB speakers always strive to deliver the most engaging and thought-provoking lecture possible. They realize speaking with someone at your organization prior to the engagement may help them finetune their lecture to address your attendees specifically.
Please contact us if you'd like to arrange a conference call with your speaker.