All American represents meeting professionals, event producers, corporate groups, universities, nonprofits and associations in booking speakers and entertainment. If you’ve booked a speaker or celebrity in the past, you may have worked with a speakers bureau or talent agency. We are different. Here’s how.
Before working with All American, our clients were spending an unnecessary amount of time doing research and juggling numerous conversations in the speaker discovery and booking process. They were exhausted. As a full service agency we provide meeting planners with a centralized process, making them more efficient and productive with their time, and simplifying every phase of the booking process. Our event planners know they can come to us for reliable information and top-notch service, which alleviates the need to have duplicate conversations with multiple agencies (and clears a lot of space in the email inbox!).
It is very difficult to find a place where you can consider all of your speaker options. A bureau with exclusive speakers is incentivized to pitch the speakers on their roster, which is an extremely limited viewpoint of the marketplace. All American’s talent database houses booking information on everyone on the speaker circuit, regardless of their agency/bureau affiliation. In addition, we continuously add new speakers in every category so that our clients can consider all of their options in one place.
Although our website strives to offer our clients the most comprehensive selection of potential talent, there are a number of speakers who opt out of a public profile. If you cannot find a particular speaker you are looking for on our site, please connect with us, and we would be happy to provide the information you’re looking for.
When it comes down to it, a speaker's agent is more likely to show favoritism to their speaker than to the meeting planner. The bureau is burdened with keeping their speaker happy, otherwise, the speaker may seek representation elsewhere. For this reason, we feel it’s incredibly misleading when bureaus refer to the meeting planner as their client.
At All American Speakers, our priority is to understand your goals, identify the ideal talent candidates, and to negotiate the absolute best terms possible on your behalf.
Our agents have worked for some of the largest talent agencies and management firms in the industry. We saw that meeting and event planners (talent buyers) were not being well represented, so we decided to create an agency where we exclusively represented the the interest of talent buyers. Over time we’ve added meeting & event planners to our staff as well. This gives us a unique understanding of the industry; and long standing relationships with agents, managers and publicists provide us unparalleled access to virtually any celebrity, speaker or entertainer.
AAE secures over $25 million annually in high profile talent on behalf of clients worldwide. We are able to negotiate more favorable rates than you would be able to get from the talent directly by leveraging our buying power.
At all times you can be assured that we have no conflicts of interest and our primary goals are to objectively represent your interests, provide you with impartial counsel, identify your ideal talent and negotiate the most favorable terms on your behalf. We have no motivation other than to build long term relationships with our clients by providing excellent customer service, accessibility and to become your advocate and partner throughout the entire booking process.