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Call for Speakers/Speaker Registration- Speaking opportunities 2017

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1172 Castro

Mountain View, CA 941040

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Hello speakers,

This is an early call for speakers for our list of events for 2017. Please review below and register by the deadline of 9/5/16. We are not putting this call out to the speaking community(clients and speakers I'm currently doing business with will be contacted and booked first) til 9/6 so be sure to take advantage of these opportunities soon.* There is an $80 registration fee until the 9/5/16 and $150 after that until Nov. 1, 2016. We expect approx. 150-250 at each event. Each event will be held at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. Space goes very quickly so be sure to register soon!!

Speaking opportunities 2017

Jan 17th-19 SBFR Speakers Conference 10am-5

The Small Business Forum Radio (SBFR) Conference is for speakers that want to get in front of business owners, solo-prenuers and corporate leaders to share their message. A great way to gain more exposure and build a corporate clientele while improving your speaking skills. We are booking speakers that work with speakers and speakers that can speak to the business community. Topics can vary so long as they are applicable.

March 29- The Big Money Conference 10-5

Mortgage Brokers, Insurance Agents, Real Estate Professionals, Financial professionals and anyone dealing with how to make, save and build wealth. Topics can range from building wealth thru real estate to tax professionals are welcome to share their tips.

May 23 and 24th SBFR Small Business Empowerment Conference 10-5

This is our big annual conference for small business owners looking to generate more revenue, run their businesses more effectively and make connections with their target audience. We will be inviting small business owners but will also invite representatives from corporations looking to attract small business clients to this year’s event. If you attended the event in 2016(our second annual event) you know that it was a very positive event. We expect 2017 to be even larger

July 26th-27th Women of Influence Conference 10-5* Location 1172 Castro Mountain View Ca. 94040

This is the 2nd annual conference and by all indications a speaker favorite (we booked all 3 days in a matter of weeks in 2016). We’ve decided to do it again this year as a 2 day conference (if we get enough requests we may open up a 3rd day again). The audience as always will be women business owners and professional women. *Please note: Everyone present (with the exception of event creator Tony Wilkins) will be a woman. However, men are allowed to attend but the podium belongs to the women.

Sept 28th The Business Writer’s and Authors Conference 10-5

Whether you’re a blogger and author and journalist or looking to market and share your work and ideas with the business community this conference is for you.

Nov. 9th Sales Strategies Summit 10-5

If you have great tips for closing more sales, we want to hear from you and more importantly, we want you to share them with our audience of speakers and business owners

Dec. 12th Small Business Influential Networking Pitchfest 10-5

This is a bit different from anything else out there. This is an opportunity for small business owners to literally "pitch" and sell their ideas,products and services to their target audience. Small Business owners will have an opportunity to pitch their business and tell the audience what they need in order to grow their businesses. This is a chance to grow your prospect base thru reciprocal relationships. In other words come and tell the audience what you need and why people should do business with you. Each speaker will have 15 min to sell their product and services. This is for business owners and sales professionals in business for at least 2 years. A great opportunity to close out the year with some end of the year sales!!!

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We have some special offers for speakers as a thank you for registering.

  • Register as a speaker for 3 events and receive a free copy of the 2017 Copy of Podium Magazine’s Directory of Meeting Planners and Speaking Opportunities. Due out Jan. 9th 2017
  • Register as a speaker for 4 or more events and receive the directory for 2017 as well as 4 weeks of my booking service for speakers.
  • Deadline is 9/5/16
  • What you need to know to make the events profitable and rewarding

  • Speakers are booked according to when they register. Therefore speakers that register first will be booked first. No exceptions
  • Please mark your calendars so you don't over book.
  • Each event will be held at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco unless otherwise noted
  • Speakers are responsible for their own travel, food and accommodations.
  • Each speaker is expected to help promote the event on social media and thru e-mail blasts. Posting on social media is great but is not as effective as e-mailing directly. This is to insure that each speaker is connecting with prospects they want to do business with (only you know who your target audience is so be sure to reach out accordingly).
  • Speakers will be booked on a first come first serve basis. Just register and you’re done. Speakers I’m currently representing thru my booking service will have first right of refusal and then speakers I’ve worked with in the past and finally the general speaking community
  • We will contact speakers at least once a month with updates as we get closer to each event-generally 90 days from the date of the event(i.e. scheduled time to speak etc.)
  • Each speaker will have 30 min to speak
  • Each speaker can make an offer at the end of the presentation
  • We encourage each speaker to sell by educating the audience. Attendees get turned off when they feel they’re hearing a sales pitch.
  • We recommend that you refrain from using a Powerpoint presentation and simply focus on content. Please note: You can use Powerpoint but we ask that you bring your own equipment and set up in the back of the room before your presentation. This way, you’re not using up your time setting up. If you would like a table at the event, you can lease one for $60 per day
  • We expect these spots to go very quickly so be sure to register soon. In other words, sending an e-mail telling me you’re interested is not a guarantee of a slot. Current clients will be booked first and then general public speakers (speakers I don’t rep currently). So again until you register it's not a guarantee.
  • Your topic should be applicable to the audience. Please be sure to submit a brief topic description, your title of expertise (i.e. business development strategist) and a picture for the flyer by Nov 1st 2016. We will send everyone a copy of the flyer when it’s done however we will not make changes after it’s completed. So whatever you send will be what is listed. Please e-mail to awil267487@aol.com
  • Each speaker may invite up to 5 people to attend as your guest to ensure that everyone has a decent number of attendees for their presentation. We expect to have at least 200 attendees at the 2 day conference.
  • Speakers will receive a copy of the attendee list after the event
  • Everyone will be sent a link to forward to their contact list
  • Since the panel discussion went so well at the Empowerment Conference we’re going to have both a panel discussion and time to network at each of the events. Please let me know if you’d like to be on a panel.
  • We are inviting professionals from virtually every industry to attend. We are also inviting business professionals from larger corporations for speakers looking to get in front of a larger more corporate audience. Meeting planners and media will also receive an invitation.
  • We have table space to rent for speakers that want to showcase and sell their products and services on the spots

Thanks again and I’ll be sending everyone updates, changes etc., as they happen. Want some tips for making money at your next speaking event? Be sure to get a copy of my new book The Career Whisperer: Behind the Podium-A step by step guide for making money as a speaker available at http://tinyurl.com/h69d2nn .


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Tony Wilkins is one of the premiere authorities on connecting people of influence to one another. His popular Internet radio show, Small Business Forum Radio www.blogtalkradio.com/tonywilkins reaches over 200,000 business owners globally and is one of the top business shows on the network. His workshops not only educate business leaders on a better way to connect, but offers valuable and available resources for building powerful business connections. He is a master networker whose global connections span multiple industries including film, media, art, literary, political, small business, start-ups and culinary; with ties to organizations like the Small Business Administration, Public Speakers Association, NAWBO, BNI, various business chambers, San Francisco City Hall and the Golden Gate Business Association. Tony is the author of several books including the best-selling Telemarketing Success for small and mid-sized Firms, The Single Person’s Cookbook (www.amazon.com) and Surviving the economy. His new book, The Career Whisperer: Behind the Podium is a step by step guide for anyone looking to launch a career as a public speaker or for sales professionals looking for a better way to reach more prospects faster and easier. Mr. Wilkins is also the publisher of Small Business Forum Magazine, Foodie Quarterly, and Podium Magazine and speaker’s directory. In addition, he has launched a very successful booking service for authors and speakers and is the creator of the annual Small Business Empowerment Conference, the Women of Influence Summit The Big Money Conference, SBFR Speaker’s Conference, Small Business Sales Strategy Summit and the Business and Authors Conference.

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