Goodman Speakers is the leader in helping meeting professionals select the best keynote speaker for their meetings and events. That’s what we do, but that’s not who we are.
Our Magic Elixir combines our deep industry knowledge and strong speaker relationships with our team’s passion, professionalism and prescience. We’re always on the lookout for what’s new and who’s next. That’s why more meeting planners consider Goodman Speakers their “go to” speakers bureau. Simply put, when you work with us to find your next speaker, you know we’ve got your back.
Once you work with Goodman Speakers, you just want to keep working with them. It’s their integrity, their passion, the constant communication, the information sharing and all the great speaker recommendations that make them my first call, my first email, my go-to bureau. I refer everyone I know to Goodman.
— CARLIN PUTMAN, FORMER CORPORATE PLANNER, AIG
Our Process Is Our Promise. Our objective approach to speaker selection is based on years of working closely with meeting planners, their executives, and speakers. When we start collaborating with you, we’ll establish clear goals based on your business and organizational needs. Based on your meeting theme, desired takeaway messaging and other factors, we work behind the scenes to curate speaker possibilities for your review. We narrow the list and share our insights and recommendations; once you make your selection, we help you secure your speaker; as well as manage the logistical details throughout the entire event planning process.
Experience & Integrity. Our team comes to work every day ready to meet your creative challenges to find the perfect speaker to deliver messaging designed to resonate with your audience long after the speaker leaves the mainstage. For over 40 years, we’ve met and exceeded the expectations of hundreds of clients, including startups, Fortune 100’s, educational institutions and nonprofits. Along the way, Goodman Speakers has become best known for its deep expertise in the insurance and financial services industries.
The Right Speaker, Not Just Any Speaker. Goodman Speakers carefully vets and curates speakers; our business strategies and time-tested process are designed to elevate and enhance your objectives for a successful meeting. Whether you are looking for a speaker for the first time, a fresh way to communicate with the same audience for the 100th time—or desire that special speaker whom no one has heard before—we are there for you.
Goodman Speakers will just dig right in for you…they always get what we need. They are very smart, very responsive, and their connections are so, so vast.
— DAWN VIVENZIO, MASS MUTUAL
Visible Commitment. We are deeply involved in our industry. We sponsor speakers for industry events. Goodman Speakers is committed to this profession and to nurturing the next generation of meeting planners.
Born of Prescience & Passion. Goodman Speakers opened its doors in 1979, becoming one of the first speakers bureaus in the country. Today, Goodman Speakers is a thriving boutique national speakers bureau, respected by the meeting industry, and deeply trusted by its clients and speakers.
Goodman Speakers is my go-to bureau. They understand our business, our industry and our needs. It’s a partnership. They get us, and the way we like to work; they’re not in my face, but they check in when I want them to. I like that they’re on the boutique-side because they are right by your side all the way through.
— DEBBIE LIPSKY, DIRECTOR, EVENTS