“Working with James was a distinct pleasure. He is very knowledgeable about the speakers, their abilities, and what topics will work best with each situation/event. James is easy to get a hold of, and extremely responsive. I had complete confidence in securing a speaker with James.”
Senior Vice President, Callan Associates
“James Robinson is very efficient, on the ball, and an English gent. He was a pleasure to work with. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.”
Chief Operating Officer, New York City Hedge Fund*
Robinson Speakers is a search agency; a trusted partner for our clients when they look for speakers. The service we offer is a complimentary brokerage service for the buyer. Our focus is providing our clients with someone who listens to their needs, and takes the time to truly understand the type of speaker they want, and then we conduct a thorough search for the perfect candidate. We provide a fiduciary relationship throughout the entire transaction.
Every speaker on our site has already been thoroughly screened, and has an immaculate record with past clients; before the event, during, and after, but we are by no means limited to these speakers. Our vast network of agencies, publishers and event planners allows us to provide clients with the most in-demand speakers on the market.
There are many speakers being paid a fortune to deliver the same canned speech from five years ago. This is unacceptable, and we would be appalled to recommend such a speaker. Our screening process is ruthless, with the final decision being made by the Founder, James Robinson, not a young account executive six months into the business.
James has spent a lifetime studying language, stories and speeches, having been brought up in a family where the household trade was writing books. His father is the New York Times bestselling author, Patrick Robinson, who pressed upon him the rules of structure, pathos, empathy and the foundations of meaningful stories from a very young age.
To be considered for one of our clients, the story must be an emotional ride, entrenched with very topical or timeless themes, delivered with flourish, class, intelligence, and be concluded with real poignancy. We will not consider anything less.
To prepare clients for the event, we schedule conference calls with the speaker, to make sure the speech is tailored for the event, so the audience can walk away with the intended message. The client will be prepared before the call, and will know exactly how the speech must be tailored for their audience.
So often, a big name speaker arrives and delivers a message that has no real value for the client. This is so often a tragic waste of money, and a wasted opportunity to impress the audience with a message containing valuable, practical information.
At Robinson Speakers, we don’t accept the “gold standard” for the speaking industry – we try to set it. Please contact us to discuss your next event. It would be our pleasure to partner with you.
*For compliance, the fund name cannot be revealed.