Chicago-based National Speakers Bureau Turns 40, Continues to Provide Superior Service

CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite tectonic shifts in the way people and companies communicate, the importance of first-rate speakers and event programming has not diminished. After 40 years in the business, National Speakers Bureau ( has firmly established itself as the go-to resource for keynote speakers. The company maintains a critically assembled database of people who have proven to deliver effective presentations representing a wide range of topics. National Speakers Bureau understands that today more than ever, an engaging and knowledgeable speaker translates into more "buzz" surrounding a company, whereas a lackluster speaker will brand a company as dull and uninspired.

In today's social media climate of instantaneous communication, executives have to be more cautious than ever when selecting a speaker. The perils and pitfalls of "going it alone" are numerous. National Speakers Bureau provides the necessary tools and support to make informed decisions under pressure. The company allocates a significant amount of its resources to scouting, critiquing and documenting presentations.

National Speakers Bureau offers several avenues for clients to discover the ideal, audience-specific speaker. A search interface on the home page allows users to find speakers based on topic, name or keyword. Alternatively, a client can discuss the company's needs with a National Speakers Bureau associate. The associate can then make recommendations. Lastly, a prospective client can fill out and submit a detailed speaker request form. Regardless of method, National Speakers Bureau will always strive to match the right speaker with the right client.

"Our goal is to help companies be as successful as possible," said Brian Palmer, president of National Speakers Bureau. "A great keynote speaker creates excitement at an organization's event. Attendance goes up. People start talking. Interest in the organization goes up. We believe great speakers can capture the 'hearts and minds' of an audience and a reputation for great speakers makes an event and organization more attractive. With social media and word-of-mouth, that audience extends way beyond just the conference room or auditorium.

"We don't market speakers; that's not our business. We carefully vet every person in our database. We know their areas of expertise, and we know their record of accomplishment. Our business is to take the guesswork and the legwork out of choosing someone to be a part of your event. When an organization presents their wish list, we get to work immediately, identifying candidates, assembling the proofs they need to arrive at decisions and making the necessary arrangements."

With four decades of experience to back up its expertise, National Speakers Bureau has built a long list of satisfied clients, representing a wide range of brands and industries. These include:

  • Allstate
  • Bridgestone
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • FedEx Corporation
  • Honda
  • Humana Inc.
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • McDonald's Corporation
  • Raymond James Financial
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Yahoo!

About National Speakers Bureau

Since 1972, National Speakers Bureau has helped companies and organizations find the right speaker for their important events. Founder John Palmer was inspired to launch the firm after comparing what sort of businesses New York had but Chicago did not. The company is a member of several professional associations, including the National Speakers Association and the International Association of Speakers Bureau. Current President Brian Palmer is the President elect of this organization. In 2003 Meeting Professionals International named Brian Palmer their International Supplier of the Year.


Brian Palmer
National Speakers Bureau

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