How Do You Choose Speakers?

Recommendations and prior experience are top tactics

Finding speakers for meetings and events is somewhat personal for many planners; they rely on suggestions from colleagues (72 percent) and events they've attended (65 percent). Twelve percent of the 117 respondents to our recent poll pay fees of $20,000 or more. Who are planners' recent favorites? For this year's list, go to

Source: M&C Research survey of 117 meeting professionals