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They WANT you to call!

SUMMARY OF COMPANY If your speaker is speaking on behalf of the company they work for be sure to include a brief description of the company, along with a link to the company website. This will give the organization an opportunity to learn about the company’s history and see if it is a fit for what they are looking for. Within this summary, be sure to include the contact information of a


representative of the company so the organization you will be speaking for can contact your company if any other information is needed.

A speakers profile is a document that explains who the speaker is. This document should include a brief biography of the speaker including his/ her experiences, awards, and other achievements that give the speaker credibility to speak on the


topic that you are tr ying to portray. Include a

Your phone pitch will be helpful when you are

professional picture of the speaker and your

making those endless calls to organizations to tr y

company logo as well.

and secure a speaking engagement. Write yourself an opening line and prepare questions so the call goes smoothly. Also, have your

SUGGESTED SPEAKING TOPICS Include all of the possible topics that the speaker can speak about. Giving the

calendar out and ready to help you with scheduling. Even though you may be dreading these calls the have to be done. Just remember this in not a “typical” cold call. The businesses you are calling have programs that speakers are needed for. They WANT you to call.

organization you wish to speak to options will give you more of a chance in securing the gig. Each topic you present should also include a short summar y explaining what the audience should expect and learn from your speech. Include the amount of time each speech typically lasts and what demographic they are aimed at. Listing quotes by other’s that have heard the speaker’s presentation in the past can be a helpful addition, increasing the odds that you will get booked.

CONFIRMATION Once you have secured an opportunity, follow up with the organization with a confirmation letter. Having it on paper will create more security. The last thing you want is your hard work of calling and securing a gig to be forgotten conversation.




How do I get to Carnegie Hall?


{ Securing a successful speaking engagement is all about preparartion! }

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Avoid disagreements with the audience. If an audience member makes a comment that is bad-mannered, use that as an opening to teach and share information rather than create a personal challenge.

Prior to the event, re-confirm with the details of the speaking engagement, including handout information and overnight accommodations, if necessary.


Only speak about things that you are passionate or knowledgeable about. This will help you maintain high energy, and if you forget your script you can keep going.


Use language appropriate for the audience

minimum and explain any words that a layperson might not understand.

and brings your message to life. If humor doesn’t come naturally, do not try to force it.

. Pay attention to the audience’s reaction. If you see people that seem bored, do something that will grab their attention and regain focus on you. Examples on how to regain this focus is by to questions.

refrain from using difficult terminology.

complicated language be sure to keep it to a

humor frequently to connect with the audience

changing topics or opening the floor

you’re speaking to. For a younger audience,

Speak simply and clearly. If you must use

Create a picture. Use analogies, stories, and


Ask attendees to evaluate the speaker. Provide general feedback on the speaker’s presentation by completing an evaluation form within 10 days of the program.



American Marketing Association P.O. Box 53657

African American Chamber 2945 Gilbert Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45206 (513) 751-9900

Cincinnati, OH 45253 (513) 784-2373 (513) 741-8778 Fax Contact:

(513) 741-9100 Fax

President Andrea Fisher


(513) 684-7616

Program manager

Amanda Gray (513) 751-9900

Website: LinkedIn: groups?gid=1550587

Website: LinkedIn:

Twitter: Facebook:



American Advertising Federation

Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce

602 Main St, Suite 806

7850 Five Mile Rd.

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Cincinnati, OH 45230

(513) 984-9990

(513) 474-4802

(513) 474-4857 Fax


Judy Thompson


Executive Director

Executive Director Eric Miller



{ CONTINUED } Brown County Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 21606 Georgetown, OH 45121 (937) 378-4784 (937) 378-1634 Fax

Bellevue Business & Professional Association


(920) 468-7000


Camp Washington Business Association 2951 Sidney Ave.

Blue Ash Business Association P.O. Box 49277 Blue Ash, OH 45242

Cincinnati, OH 45225 (513) 542-1637 (513) 542-1637 Fax Contact:


Membership Director


Joe Gorman

Larr y Bresko

(513) 253-1006 Vice President of Activities


Gloria Cook


Cincinnati Regional Chamber of Commerce 441 Vine St. Suite 300 Carew Tower

Brookville/Franklin County Chamber of Commerce 813 Main St. P.O. Box 211 Brookville, IN 47012 (765) 647-3177 (765) 647-4150 Fax

Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 579-3100 (513) 579-3101 Fax Executive Director of Agenda 360 Mar y Stagaman (513) 579-3129


Contact: President Bill Schirmer



{ CONTINUED } Cincinnati Rotar y-Club 17

Program Director Connie Wiedemann

441 Vine St. Suite 2112

(513) 563-3524

Cincinnati, OH 45202

(888) 718-0725 Fax



Executive Director

Clermont County Chamber of Commerce

Linda Muth


4355 Ferguson Dr. Suite 150

Cincinnati, OH 45245 (513) 576-5000 (513) 576-5001 Fax

CincyTech 30 West 3rd St. 6th Floor Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 263-2720 (513) 381-5093 Fax Contact: Contact: Director of Communications and Development Julie Wood (513) 576-5013


Toya Gatewood (513) 263-2731 Website:

Covington Rotar y Club Radisson Riverside 668 West Fifth St. Covington, KY

The Circuit 4555 Lake Forest Dr. #650 Cincinnati, OH 45242 Contact: President Jim Cunningham (888) 274-1112x1

(859) 578-5458 Contact: President Phil Schmidt

Covington Business Council (859) 431-1500 Contact: President Pat Frew



{ CONTINUED } Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce 1 Chamber Plaza Dayton, OH 45402 (937) 226-1444 (937) 226-8254 Fax Contact:

Contact: Executive Director Anne Cappel Project Manager Natalie Bieser

VP- Marketing and Communications Toni Bankston


Website: Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce 302 Walnut St. Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 (812) 537-0814 (812) 537-0845 Fax Contact: Event Coordinator Connie Cleary


Evendale Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 62839 Evendale, Ohio 45265 (513) 252-9646 Contact: Vicki Muethig President (513) 563-6663 Website:

Fairfield Chamber of Commerce

European-American Chamber of Commerce

670 Wessel Dr.

201 East 5th St.

(513) 8810-5500

2200 PNC Center Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 977-8670

Fairfield, OH 45014 Contact: Membership Coordinator Sherr y Schuster



{ CONTINUED } Forest Park Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 40665

Greater Cincinnati Association of Health Under writers

Forest Park, OH 45240

8021 Ir win Ave.

(513) 956-1127

Cincinnati, Ohio 45236

(513) 741-8778 Fax

(859) 342-8446

(859) 342-7507 Fax

Contact: Executive Director Kathy Walters Website:

Contact: President David Kross United Benefits Agency Inc. 5556 Cheviot Rd., Suite B Cincinnati, OH 45247 Ph: 513-662-8700 ext 112

Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce 1200 E. 2nd St. Franklin, OH 45005 (937) 746-8457 Website:

Goshen Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 423 Goshen, OH 45122

Email: Past-President David Conners McGraw-Conners Benefits Agency 324 E. 4th St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 Ph: 513-381-7881 Email: Education/Programs Co-Chair Michelle Brownell Cornerstone 2101 Florence Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45206

232 South Main St.

Ph: 513-241-7675

Goshen, IN 46526 (800) 307-4204

Fax: 513-333-4435

(574) 533-2103 Fax Contact: President David Daugherty

Email: Education/Programs Co-Chair Chris Crapsey Ph: 513-400-7515




{ CONTINUED } Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce 150 E. 4th St.

Membership Ser vice Director Andrew Sanchez

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Greater Cincinnati Venture Association


1776 Mentor Ave. Box 540,

Program Co-Chair

Cincinnati, OH 45212

Ning Zhang

(513) 202-3151


Contact: Vance VanDreke Chair of the Presenter Committee

Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce


201 Dayton St. Hamilton, OH 45011 (513) 844-1500 (513) 844-1999 Fax

Hyde Park Business Association Contact:


Business Owner

Director of Communications & Events Director

Jenalyn Schneider

Nancy O’Neill

2726 Erie Ave.

Cincinnati, OH 45208


(513) 533-9592 Website:

Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati


2637 Erie Ave. Suit 206 Cincinnati, OH 45208

HYPE- Harnessing Young Professional Energy

(513) 979-6999

HYPE Ambassadors Planning Team

(513) 979-6996 Fax (513) 579-3100 Contact:


President Mr. Alfonso Cornejo




{ CONTINUED } CONT’D HYPE- Harnessing Young Professional Energy Twitter: Facebook: http://www.faceboo seaqrch/?q=HYPE+Cincinnati

International Association of Administrative Professionals Contact: Debbie Behler Program Chair Website: Cincinnati/Home/

(513) 932-1100 (513) 932-9050 Fax Contact: Executive Director Sara Arseneau Website:

Legacy 330 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 300 Covington, KY 41017 (859)426-3654 Website:

International Association of Business Communicators




President Website: LinkedIn: http://www.linked groups?gid=742307

LinkedCincinnati Website: LinkedCincinnati LinkedIn:

Facebook: http://www.facebook .com/group. php?gid=126108967399866

41134&mostPopular=&trk=tyah Facebook: LinkedCincinnati?fref=ts

Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce 212 N. Broadway #2 Lebanon, OH 45036


{ CONTINUED } Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce


123 S. Second. Loveland, OH 45140 (513) 683-1544 (513) 683-5449 Fax Contact: President & CEO CeeCee Collins Website:

Milford-Miami Township Chamber of Commerce 983 Lila Ave. Milford, OH 45150 (513) 831-2411 (513) 831-3547 Fax Contact: Executive Director Karen Huff Wikoff (513) 608-9168 Website:

Mt. Healthy Business Association P.O. Box 31206 Mt. Healthy, OH 45231 Contact: President Matthew Fay (513) 923-7985 Website:

National Society of Hispanic MBAS PO Box 8124 Cincinnati, OH 45208 Contact: President Orlando Gutierrez Website: Twitter: Cincinnati Chapter

Middletown-Monroe-Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce

Newport Business Association

1500 Central Ave.

Newport, KY 41072

Middletown, OH 45044

(859) 422-6167

(513) 422-4551

(513) 422-6831 Fax

P.O. Box 843


{ CONTINUED } Contact: Sally Contact: Secretar y


Bev Holiday



Website: http://newportbusinessassocia-

Twitter: LinkedIn:

Facebook: php?gid=46332085379&v=info


National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) – Cincinnati 8020 Towers Crescent Dr. (Headquarters) Suite 250, Vienna VA 22182 Ph: (703) 506-3570 Regional Contact: President Regina (Smith) Bauscher Website:

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 17416 300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 330 Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017 (859) 578-8800 (859) 578-8802 Fax Contact: Stephanie Beach Website: LinkedIn: groups?gid=800987

Northeast Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce 316 West Main St. Mason, OH 45040 (513) 336-0125 (513) 398-6371 Fax

Twitter: Facebook:


{ CONTINUED } Northside Business Association c/o North Side Bank and Trust 4125 Hamilton Ave. Cincinnati OH, 45223 Contact: NBA President Bruce Demske (513) 541-4745 Website:

Contact: Chair Bobby Maly Website: Facebook: pages/Cincinnati-OH/Over-the-RhineChamber-of-Commerce/54702618527

PRSA – Cincinnati Chapter P.O. Box 43242

Nor wood Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 12144 Norwood, OH 45212 (513) 956-7935 (513) 741-8778 Fax Contact: Executive Director Kathy Walters

Cincinnati, OH 45243 (513) 792-0402 (513) 984-9191 Fax Contact: Vice President- Programming Shara Clark (513) 412-1718 President

Ashley Walters Website: (513) 719-6388

Over the Rhine Chamber of Commerce 111 East 13th St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 241-2690 (513) 241-6770 Fax

Website: LinkedIn: home=&gid=1271027&trk=anet_ug_hm Twitter:!/CincinnatiPRSA Facebook: CincinnatiPRSA


{ CONTINUED } Reading Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 15164 Reading, OH 45215 (513) 741-7951 (513) 741-8778 Fax Contact:

Contact: Chairperson Johnda Keuffer (513) 563-0395 Website:

Administrative Director Kathy Walters

Society of Marketing Professional Ser vices Contact:


Programs Amanda Roehl (513) 779-7851

Rotar y Club of Florence P.O. Box 6027 Florence, KY 41022 Contact: President Brad Shipe Ph: (859) 282-7040 Website: Website: http://www.greatercincinnatismps. org/ LinkedIn: groups?gid=2052207&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr Twitter: Facebook: SMPS-Greater-Cincinnati/180926991918037

Sharonville Chamber of Commerce 4015 Executive Park Dr. Suite 302 Sharonville, OH 45241 (513) 554-1722 (513) 554-1307 Fax

Society of Professional Journalists 1720 Gilbert Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45202 Contact: President Alex Coolidge Website:


{ CONTINUED } West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance 8922 day Rd. West Chester, OH 45069 (513) 777-3600 (513) 777-0188 Contact: President and CEO Joseph A Hinson VP- Special Events Kathy Rambo Website: LinkedIn: 81437&trk=anet_ug_hm Twitter:




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