Companies are always looking for new ways to market, grow or enhance their business. They want to learn how to do these things or find someone who knows how to do them. The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce has a way for business professionals to accomplish all of those tasks and more in one fail swoop with their Speakers Bureau.
The mission of the Chamber's Speakers Bureau is two-fold. The first objective is to refer quality speakers to the community. This allows businesses the opportunity to learn valuable information on running their business, marketing their business, enhancing, growing, retaining employees…the list goes on. The second objective is to provide speaking opportunities for Chamber members knowledgeable in certain areas of business development; resources are offered to these individuals if need be to help improve their speaking skills. So how does the Chamber select these individuals? With your help.
The Carlsbad Chamber would like to offer businesses and members a wide selection of speakers on a variety of topics related not only to the business world, but also to consumers.
Speakers for the Speakers Bureau are members who can offer valuable information and useful take-aways to their audience, thus demonstrating their field of expertise, enhancing their listeners business through useful knowledge gained and in turn, marketing their own business. If you take a look at the Speakers Bureau page on the Chamber website, www.carlsbad.org, you’ll also see that some of the speakers are rated. A star indicates the speaker is an accomplished speaker and excels in the areas of content, presentation and style. Those speakers with stars have been personally evaluated by the Chamber and have shown they are experienced in public speaking. The star rating criteria is available on the Chamber's website.
Take this opportunity to visit the website or call the Chamber to find out more information on how you can become a member of the Speakers Bureau. The application form is easy to fill out, asks just a few questions, and also offers you an opportunity to upload your image.
In return the Chamber does ask you to agree that 99% of your content will be informational or entertainment driven and that you reserve 1% to be used toward selling any product or services you have. Remember the Speakers Bureau's intent is not to talk about what you do or sell your product. Its goal is to educate, inform and enhance the businesses or entrepreneurial efforts of those in attendance. Think of it as a growth seminar in which you share your experiences and skills.
Not to be overlooked, speaking is a great way to market your own business and it’s also a great asset to the Chamber to be able to provide a Speakers Bureau. Being able to address the community’s needs, a speakers' bureau is an essential part of the Chamber of Commerce’s presence in the city of Carlsbad.
Sound interesting? Do you have what it takes? Then register today for the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Speakers Bureau. Visit www.carlsbad.org or call Betsy Bracken at (760) 931-8400.