Strategic speaking engagements are a proven way to build visibility, generate business leads, raise brand awareness, and demonstrate thought leadership for your organization. Get More Speaking Engagements helps you build the most effective speaker placement process possible.

The training session is designed for either individuals or groups in one of these half-day formats:

  • one-on-one training
  • workshop for 2 or more people

Learn all the elements of speaker placement, including how to:

  • Develop a proactive and successful speaking strategy – an 8-step action plan
  • Research, identify, and evaluate the right speaking opportunities aimed toward your target audiences
  • Shape your presentation content to attract an audience and gain an "edge"
  • Create compelling can't-miss marketing messages and materials
  • Write effective presentation abstracts to be submission-ready
  • Reach the decision-makers who choose speakers
  • Respond to Call for Speakers proposal applications
  • Submit unsolicited speaker proposals to event organizers – when and how
  • Create high-impact and compelling speaker proposals and "pitches" – what to include
  • Improve your success rate

You'll receive a full review and critique of any existing speaker proposals — presentation titles, abstracts/descriptions, speaker bios — to be submission-ready

Learn the tactics and strategies to develop a truly powerful method of achieving a high rate of success in attaining speaking engagements, using a proven, systematic approach developed by Steve Markman, a leading expert in the field. The training session is customized for your organization's specific needs and objectives. It is particularly useful for PR and marketing staff who have responsibility for obtaining speaking engagements for the organization.

Bottom line, you'll learn how to develop a roadmap to achieve your organization's speaking goals!


Get in-depth and practical advice from Steve Markman, an industry leader with more than 30 years of experience in the conference and speaker business. Since founding Markman Speaker Management in 1994, Steve has helped hundreds of organizations obtain speaking engagements. Steve has worked with clients in all industries and professions — from start-ups to mid-size companies to the Fortune 500 — as well as non-profits and associations. These clients have greatly benefited from Steve's expertise, grounded in heading up conference divisions at leading organizations such as COMDEX and The Conference Board.


"Steve knows how to put you into conferences. Has decades of experience doing this well. At IBM, I relied on Steve to place speakers at business conferences relevant to our work. He knows how to find the "right" conferences and how to persuade organizers to include speakers he is assisting. He takes the initiative to match both well."
-Jim Cortada, former executive, IBM Global Business Services, currently Senior Research Fellow, University of Minnesota

"We are incredibly grateful for the time and knowledge and experience that you shared with us. We are excited to implement the straightforward action steps you outlined for us! We really appreciate your genuine intentions of helping us with this part of our journey by using your extensive wisdom in the arena of speaking. This feedback is fantastic."
- Jennifer Carey and Dayna Wood, Co-Founders, ic3 consulting

"My goal was to increase the reach of my consulting practice outside of New England at a time when the market here was slow. I had been speaking at local events for several years, but was really interested in being on the national stage. Steve quickly got up to speed on my expertise, helped me pull together speaker abstracts and got right down to work. The results have been phenomenal! I have landed some great customers, and have achieved my goal of expanding nationally. I highly recommend Steve for organizations who want to put key executives on the national stage. He can take your executives and make thought-leaders of them."
-Lisa Dennis, President and Founder, Knowledgence Associates and author of the book Value Propositions That Sell

"Steve has an incredible depth of experience and knowledge of the conference world. He also has many valuable contacts that greatly add to the success of a speaking program. During the time we worked with Steve, he helped us to triple our conference speaking engagements and break into new shows. His genuine and positive personality, and professionalism make him a true pleasure to work with."
-Kathleen Gambale, Marketing Manager, Extreme Bolt and Fastener

Contact us today to discuss your needs and start achieving your speaking goals. Call (781) 444-7500.

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