Here's what I have come to realize: this website will never actually be finished! It will continue to grow because we're always considering new speakers, working with new meeting planners, adding new members of our team, and adding new projects to our Plan for World Domination.
So here is just a glimpse into some of the projects we're going to be working on in the next few months. If you're interested in receiving a notification when any of these projects are launched, please fill out the form below so we can keep you posted. As always, we take your time very seriously and we promise not to bombard you with anything that you haven't signed up for. And we will never, ever sell your contact information.
Lead closing service for speakers who hate closing for themselves
You know who you are! You get an incoming call from a meeting planner and you feel weird talking to a potential client about how spectacular you are and how you are worth your fee and more! It can be difficult to use superlatives when speaking about yourself. How many times have you left money on the table because you felt awkward talking about your fee?
That's where we can come in. We will carefully vet a select group of speakers who want to be a part of our closing service. Those speakers will be on our website and each will have a member of our sales team assigned to them. Our contact information will be on your website and all incoming leads will come to us. For more information about how this will work, please fill out the form below.
The speakers who are the best fit for this service are those who either aren't quite ready for full management or they already have a team in place to help with administrative assistance but need someone with experience who can close incoming leads and follow-up on on-site leads that come in from one of your speaking engagements.
Announcing a new division: Joint Forces Speakers
The majority of the team here at AFS is connected either with the military or first responders. Kate's husband is a law enforcement officer; Regina Osirus, our Online Business Manager is a combat-wounded Army veteran; Brian Deckard, our website designer is a Firefighter/EMT; Taylor Hageman's husband is serving in the Army.
So it seemed natural to create a new division in which all the speakers have served in either the military or as first responders; this also includes military and first responder family members too. We will be launching JFS soon and look forward to introducing these additions to our speaker family.
Training Program for Virtual Assistants
We have been approached by VAs who would like to work with speakers and, while they do have mad skills, they aren't familiar with the speaking profession and what it takes to work successfully with speakers. Kate conducted a training program for the International Virtual Assistant Association and it was clear that there is interest in learning the ins and outs of working with speakers. We also hope to offer this program to military spouses and LEO wives, many of whom need a career that is portable and that allows them to work from home.
If you are, or if you know of, a virtual assistant who would like to focus on working with speakers, please let us know!