Speakers Bureau FAQs
As Australia’s favourite event suppliers, we get asked a lot of questions about our MC and speaker services.
We’ve outlined some of the most popular ones below.
To talk with us about your event requirements, call 1300 884 485 now.
We sure can.
We hold an international network of professional speakers, from which we recommend a shortlist to suit your audience, event goals and budget. We achieve excellent outcomes because of our emphasis on fine-tuning the match between talent and audience – something most bureaus overlook.
Whether it’s a high profile celebrity, politician, sports star or industry specialist, we have a host of fresh ideas to help you produce a truly memorable event.
The speaker is central to a successful event, so it’s important to get it right.
Understanding your audience demographic is the key: consider their age, occupation, professional interests, personal goals, humour, tastes in food and music. Keep these firmly in mind as you source a speaker whose tone, style, language and content is a good fit.
We suggest drafting a shortlist of preferred speakers, because the talent you want may not be available or affordable.
We have insider knowledge about thousands of speakers from Australia and around the world, and we’re adept at matching talent to your audience and event goals. Choosing the right speaker for your event just got easy, with our friendly team handling the search, booking, briefing and talent management.
Call Enhance today to get the ball rolling on the right speaker for your next event.
You’ll need a professional MC for:
- Larger scale events with multiple performers or speakers
- Dry’ speaker topics that need light breaks to keep the audience engaged
- Facilitating panel discussion
- Any event requiring crowd management and time management
Awards and incentive nights, year-end celebrations, industry conferences, new product launches, seasonal events and charity gala will also typically have an event host. The role of the MC at each will vary, but the main purpose is to pique audience interest and keep everything running to schedule.
Read more about when you need an MC or ask us to find a perfectly matched MC for your next event.
When choosing an MC, think about the specific skills they need, like working the crowd to raise money, facilitating a panel discussion or providing light breaks between ‘dry’ topics.
The MC’s role is to keep the audience interested through the event and to keep it running to schedule.
Remember, hosting isn’t the same as performing a set act. The MC must think on their feet, handle last minute changes and communicate well with diverse personality types, all while being a polished speaker and engaging entertainer. Their style, personality and values must fit well with your audience and set the right tone for the event.
We have an international network of experienced MCs and we’re here to help at every step, from sourcing through to booking, briefing and managing talent. Tell us about your audience and event goals, and we’ll do the rest.
Browse our talented network of professional MCs or get in touch with our friendly team today.
Want more? Learn how to choose the right MC in this insightful article.
Choosing a speaker or MC with maximum appeal comes down to understanding your audience demographic.Consider their age, occupation, educational background, cultural interests, tastes in food and music and sense of humour.
Once you determine audience tastes, ask yourself if the MC:
- Is a drawcard for guests
- Has compatible values
- Is well matched in personality and delivery style
- Will set the right atmosphere for the event
Luckily, you’re not on your own when choosing a keynote speakers and MCs. We specialise in matching talent to audience so you’ll delight all guests and enjoy brilliant event outcomes.
Don’t despair, there are so many other talented speakers and MCs to fit the bill and delight your audience.
Enhance has a huge network of keynote speakers and MCs, from the highest profile celebrities to super-talented but lesser known. Our focus is matching speakers/MC to your audience, and your budget, to make your event come alive.
Professional MCs and speakers come with a wide range of price tags that depend largely on celebrity status, popularity, industry specialisation and what you’d like them to do at your event.
A captivating speaker draws the crowds and is an important investment in the overall success of your event. The same goes for a skilled MC, who entertains, manages the crowd and keeps everything running to schedule.
Although the talent’s polished delivery make it look easy, there’s a lot of prep work behind the scenes and the skillset of a keynote speaker or MC can take years to build.
Rest assured, we’ll find talent to transform your event from passé to totally memorable, selecting from our network of professionals to suit both your audience and budget.
Contact our friendly team today to find out more.
We use our years of industry experience and award-winning, personalised service to find talent to make your event truly memorable.
- Understand your audience demographic and event goals
- Provide a strategically thought-through shortlist from our international network of professional speakers and MCs
- Book, brief and manage all talent, freeing your time for other event tasks
- For larger events, manage talent on the night, at no extra cost
Our management fees don’t touch your budget, because they’re billed directly to the speaker and MC. Enjoy all the benefits of our professional advice at no cost to you!
Contact our friendly team today for strategic advice to achieve excellent event outcomes.
We work closely with you in every aspect of hiring your entertainment:
- Determine your audience demographic and event objectives
- Propose a carefully curated shortlist of keynote speakers/MCs
- Manage all talent booking, contracts and briefing, giving you more time to focus on other event tasks
- For larger events we’ll manage the talent on the night, at no extra cost
- Enhance management fees are billed directly to the talent, not to you
Contact our friendly team today to find speakers and MCs who’ll make your event a success.
In a word, yes.
Most keynote speakers will modify content if requested, although the extent of change will vary from speaker to speaker. It also depends on the nature of your request and how well it fits with the speaker’s values, opinions and style. Tell us what you’d like to achieve and we’ll happily advise on a speaker to fit the purpose.
Master of Ceremonies (MC)
The role of the MC is a little different from the speaker. It’s all about crowd management and time management, so the MC will work closely with you on event running order as well as making last minute changes if they emerge on the night.
Most MCs will also modify their own performance segments, but once again this is a case-by-case situation that we’ll be happy to guide you through.
Contact our friendly team today to discuss customisation and a speaker/MC to suit.
Our management fees are billed directly to the talent, as a small percentage of their earnings for the event.You benefit from our expertise in sourcing, booking and managing exceptional speakers and MCs without impacting your bottom line.
Contact our friendly team today to boost your event with Australia’s finest talent.
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