Tap our Speaker (and Meeting) Expertise.

We learned a few things over the 40 years we have been a bureau.

We want to share these resources with you. Check back here for valued information about meeting planning, scheduling the right speaker, and navigating the sometimes treacherous waters of scheduling celebrities and entertainment. Our FAQs cover a lot of ground, and the links below will lead you to vital information.

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  • Why use McKinney Speakers when I can simply contact a speaker directly?

  • What does McKinney Speakers charge for their services?

  • What criteria does McKinney Speakers use to select the speakers it represents?

  • Why are there ranges for speaking fees?

  • What are the standard procedures to book a speaker on McKinney’s roster?

  • Will I be able to confer with the speaker so that I know that my organization’s needs are met?

Resource Links for Planners

And sites related to current meeting industry news:

  • www.MeetingIndustryrCrisisCenter.org
    Powered by MPI, this website offers frequent updates as well as talking points, industry guidelines and a TARP Overview

  • www.MeetingsMeanBusiness.com
    The US Travel Association has developed a website with factual information and resources for you to help.

  • www.KeepAmericaMeeting.org
    Sign the petition to show your support for the communities, businesses and millions of employees who rely on meetings, events and performance incentive travel. This petition will be delivered to the White House, Congress and to Fortune 200 business leaders.


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Bobbie Shanahan

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Cardinal Hill Healthcare

Dena Sherman

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