"Dream, Dare and Discover. Care, Share and Inspire."
~ Debasish Mridha
Through the years, we have discovered resources that help us provide services to speakers, meeting planners and authors. Never wanting to keep things to ourselves, this page contains links to those resources that we hope will prove helpful to you.
Deckard & Company
There is just no way that this website would exist in its current form if not for Brian Deckard and Deckard & Company. (Plus, I would be completely insane!). Before starting on the website for AFS Speaker Management, I had hired Brian to work on four websites for our speakers as well as a website for an external business associate. So I already knew the level of expertise that Brian possesses and I knew we would end up the the exact website I wanted. He understands what speakers need and he listened to me when I wanted some specific functionality. And even though I threw him some curves, he found out how to make things happen for me so that I could have exactly what I wanted. I love the fact that I can get my domains from him as well as my hosting. And he is also a great resource for general graphic design of business papers and if that wasn't enough, he is also my print provider. AND can I say that he is one of the nicest people I have the privilege of having on the AFS team.
One of the many benefits of working with Brian Deckard at Deckard and Company is the fact that he has access to many tools and resources. When I turned to him for his advice on an online scheduling program that is tied directly to my availability, he recommended Acuity. I had been using different programs but Acuity beats them both!
PicMonkey is my go-to graphics creating/editing program. It is very easy to use and the paid version ($33 per year) gives me all of the functionality I need. It uses layers like Photoshop, and there are a lot of bells and whistles without the expense or complications of Photoshop. All of the slider and page graphics on this site were created with PicMonkey.