Smart Meetings Partners with eSpeakers Event speaker booking engine enhances services for meeting professionals

SAUSALITO, Calif., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart Meetings magazine, the meetings industry's premier resource for meeting professionals, has announced a new service called Find a Speaker for meeting and event planners available on smartmeetings.com. The service provides access to an extensive directory of professional conference speakers, ideal for helping find and contract the best in the business for education, inspiration and training.

"We're excited to partner with a trusted industry technology such as eSpeakers Marketplace, and be able to offer our robust audience of meeting professionals this tool that fulfills part of our mission to make planners' jobs easier and more productive," says Marin Bright, founder and CEO of Smart Meetings. "Our magazine, events, lead generation for RFPs, online research capabilities, and now a powerful resource for contracting excellent speakers, engages our readers with full-service, practical tools they can use every day."

Benefits of Find a Speaker include:

  • Huge catalog –  eSpeakers' partnerships with almost every national speaker association brings in the best global talent
  • Vetted reviews – hire with the confidence of others' experience
  • Digital paperwork – all contracts, communications and invoices on one protected site
  • Team interface – intuitive, collaborative tools allow stakeholders to share feedback on potential speakers
  • No-risk booking – work with speakers who guarantee their results, or your money back

"Meeting planners can find the right speaker for their event using all sorts of filters: name, topic, price range, availability, reviews and speaking style. Then, they can compare the speakers side-by-side and track communication with the speaker, all while being able to share this information, and any updates to it, with their team," says Joe Heaps, co-owner and vice president of eSpeakers.

eSpeakers.com is a 15-year-old technology and marketing company providing the speaking industry with the tools to do business online. eSpeakers Marketplace is the largest directory of professional presenters available online. With real-time availability, online contracts and digital payment, putting the right speaker in front of an audience is easy and safe.

Smart Meetings magazine is published monthly in print and online by Bright Business Media, LLC, an integrated media company based in Sausalito, Calif. BBM also hosts www.smartmeetings.com, Smart Site Selector for RFP submissions, and produces Smart Meeting events, connecting meeting professionals with premier hotel and destination representatives.

For more information, visit smartmeetings.com or call 415.339.9355.

Contact: Josef Aukee
415-339-9355; josef@smartmeetings.com

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