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At SPEAK!, in collaboration with our valued speaker partners, we believe it’s time to offer whatever help we can.??
Love the perspective that …
…This is a time for ‘physical’ distancing,
AND deep and meaningful social connection & support!
This is our offer to wholeheartedly help the franchise community.
These resources are offered freely with the hope of making just ONE thing (or more) easier for you and your franchisees.
We know the franchise world.
It’s all we do!
It’s all we do!
SPEAK! can help you find the perfect speakers, trainers, facilitators, emcees and entertainers for your franchise event.? We promise to make it fun, easy and stress-free – all at no charge to the franchisor.
Let’s find your franchise-savvy speaker today!
We are passionate about helping franchise organizations create amazing events.
Putting together a fantastic franchise convention is a huge project. Over the years, we have collected a ton of great ideas and best practices from hundreds of our franchise clients. We’d be happy to help in any way we can, so please feel free to reach out.
Customized, Franchise-Focused Content
SPEAK!?provides expert trainers and consultants who are experts in many?critical areas of business development and daily business management. Their presentations are valuable for franchisees and franchisors alike.
SPEAK!’s criteria for selecting speakers:
- Familiar with franchising
- Polished & professional adult educators
- Outstanding at serving SPEAK!’s customers, not their own egos
The only speaker’s bureau to focus
exclusively on franchising.
exclusively on franchising.
What Our Franchisors Are Saying…
- Great Clips
This is our second year in a row that we’ve utilized SPEAK! to help us find the perfect keynote speaker for one of our key events. Once again, they were so easy to work with and anticipated our needs even before we did. From helping us find the exact right match for our leaning objectives and culture to handling all the speaker details from start to finish, SPEAK! makes it all easy. Our keynote speaker was the perfect fit and Katrina and her team helped us every step of the way. Thank you SPEAK! for helping to make our event such a success. We appreciate you!
- Drama Kids International
We are very pleased with SPEAK! This was the first time working with a bureau and using SPEAK! was the best possible decision. Such a great team, a pleasure to work with and really took the pressure from my shoulders. Todd was the perfect fit for our event, so very grateful for recommending him. We will definitely look to SPEAK! for our next event.
We’re so happy we found SPEAK! They are genuinely interested in meeting our needs, on time and on budget. Working with the SPEAK! team was terrific. They have a great process in place from start to finish—I wouldn’t change a thing!
- Goddard Systems, Inc.
Our relationship with Katrina Mitchell and the SPEAK! team has spanned many years now. Once we had the SPEAK! experience, we have not looked back. They listen to our needs and deliver the BEST speakers for us time and time again. If you are planning an event and need to find fantastic speakers, save yourself a headache and just call the team at SPEAK!.
- Precision Door
Once again, SPEAK! did a fantastic job for us this year. They make the speaker selection process easy and provided EXACTLY what we needed this year! When next year’s event planning comes around, SPEAK! will be a part of it.
- International Franchise Professionals Group
From speaker selection to logistics, SPEAK! made the process super smooth. The SPEAK! Team is on top of their game—we always knew our next steps in advance, far in front of deadlines. This was so helpful and made things super easy, which I so appreciate. I will definitely work with them again!
- PuroSystems, LLC
We have worked with SPEAK! for many years to help us find the perfect franchise-savvy, keynote speakers to inspire, educate and ignite our franchise owners at our annual convention. Our speaker this year was a perfect fit and a great find. We never would have found him without the team at SPEAK! If you are not working with these guys, you should be! They make creating a great experience for our entire franchise system so easy!
- Fiesta Franchise Corporation
SPEAK! does an amazing job! Putting on the convention is not my primary role yet it’s critically important that we create a great experience for our franchisees. Having the team at SPEAK! backing me up and keeping me on track is an incredible assist. Your team is truly outstanding. Having SPEAK!’s support makes it all so much easier and less stressful and I really appreciate our partnership. And for the third year running, once again you really helped us nail it. You found us the absolute PERFECT superstar presenter and came in right on budget. You guys are a WOW!
- Buffalo Wings & Rings
Having SPEAK! as part of our convention planning team is an outstanding resource. They are consistently responsive; I never feel as if I’m an interruption. Their recommendations have always been spot on even when my 11th-hour requests seem as if they are coming out of left field. We are quite particular about choosing our partners and love our relationship with SPEAK! We have found a cultural fit. Katrina and her team make my life SO much easier and I always feel like they have our best interest at heart.
- Meeting Expectations
Recently, as we were gearing up to head to a conference in Phoenix, our Keynote Speaker unfortunately had to cancel giving us only 1 business day to react. I have known Katrina Mitchell for some time and of course, she was the first person I called to help. Within a few short hours, Katrina had lined up 3 strong candidates. By the end of the day, the Board of the association had decided on one, and he was on a plane bound for Phoenix. He took the time to come in early, study up with board members and deliver an outstanding speech. I am so grateful to have SPEAK! on speed dial, and I am even more grateful to Katrina and Debbie for their assistance and guidance!
- American Family Care
This is the 4th year we have partnered with SPEAK! to help us create a fantastic franchise convention and once again they helped us knock it out of the park! Their process of bringing us a targeted and very appropriate selection of perfect candidates for our review is impressive. And as always, their seamless execution of logistical details and proactive communication could not have been more appreciated and surely made everything easier for us on this end. We love working with the entire SPEAK! team and recommend these folks wholeheartedly to any franchise system looking to take their next meeting to the next level.
- Orangetheory Fitness
Once again, SPEAK! helped us knock it out of the park for our franchisees and their teams by helping us find the perfect speaker to fit our learning objectives and culture. You guys make everything so EASY! You are always right on time if not early in helping us manage the logistical details for our speakers – every step of the way. There is not one thing you could do to provide a better customer experience. We LOVE having you as a partner on our convention planning team!
- The Little Gym
This is the sixth year in a row we have used SPEAK! to help us find the perfect franchise convention speaker. As usual, they made it super easy from beginning to end. We love everything about working with these folks and I can’t imagine planning our annual franchise Reunion without them!
- The Maids International
Working with SPEAK! was a pleasure. This team is really on their game – they found out what we needed and coordinated the entire process seamlessly and FAST. I particularly appreciated their great follow up and follow through. We look forward to working with SPEAK! again!
- Togo’s Eateries, Inc.
For the second year in a row, SPEAK! helped us find the perfect speaker for our annual franchise convention. We love working with the SPEAK! team. They consistently bring us relevant, targeted, franchise-savvy options who fit within our budget and match our culture. I totally trust the SPEAK! team to help us create the perfect experience for our franchisees. If you are not working with SPEAK! you should be!
- Great Clips
SPEAK! has helped us find a variety of talented speakers who truly understand franchising and deliver relevant, actionable content for three of our major events this year. The options SPEAK! brought us to review have been perfect for each event’s learning objectives and goals. Each of the speakers we selected have been great to work with from start to finish, and each delivered highly customized content with an authentic and inspiring stage presence. SPEAK! makes finding great franchise speakers remarkably easy! We recommend them to any franchise system in the market for great, relevant talent.
- Engineering For Kids
Working with SPEAK! was an awesome experience. I so appreciate your organization and you being so proactive in helping us manage all the speaker logistics. You brought us the perfect speaker for our event this year.We look forward to our next event together.
- Home Helpers
We worked with SPEAK! to help us find a great speaker and WOW! what a fabulous experience we had! They made the selection process super easy with relevant, franchise-savvy options who fit our learning objectives. And logistically, the SPEAK! team made couldn’t have made the process easier.We love working with SPEAK! and they will be our first call for our next event!
- College Hunks Hauling Junk
You guys are delightful to work with. Not only do you help us find the perfect franchise speakers, you do a great job of helping us manage all the details and keeping us on track. We love working with you and look forward to our creating our next successful event together. You ROCK!
- Lawn Doctor, Inc.
For the second year in a row, SPEAK! helped us source the perfect speaker for our annual franchise convention. Every year we finish the event asking Katrina and her team, “How are you going to beat that next year!?” and I think that sums it up. SPEAK! gives us relevant speaker options who understand franchising, and are a fit for our learning objectives, theme, system culture and budget. We love leveraging the services of SPEAK! for our franchise events and wholeheartedly recommend them to any franchise system out there.
- Honey Dew Donuts
SPEAK! has helped us find the perfect franchise-savvy keynote speaker for our annual franchise convention two years in a row. Their team is incredibly well-organized and we LOVE the detail and proactive communication they provide. SPEAK! makes my life SOOOO much easier! Can’t wait for next year!
- Faegre Baker Daniels
We LOVE the way SPEAK! understands the franchise world and what we want/need for a successful event. They are a delight to work with and make it all so easy. They have a keen sense of finding a perfect match for our annual Franchise Summit and have nailed it year after year. Keep it up!
- Faegre Baker Daniels
We just completed our most successful Faegre BD Franchise Summit we have had to date and SPEAK!’s help in finding the perfect speakers to meet our learning objectives was a huge part of that success. We love that SPEAK! truly understands the franchise relationship and it’s this expertise that clearly sets them apart. We consider Katrina and her team at SPEAK! an invaluable resource and a trusted partner.
- Travel Leaders
SPEAK! supported us in finding the perfect speaker for our annual franchise convention and it was a great experience from start to finish. They provided a targeted selection of speaker options that were a perfect fit for the timing of the session, our system culture and the message we wanted to be delivered. The speaker we chose was prepared, easy to work with and delivered a memorable and engaging message. I cannot think of one thing that SPEAK! could have done to improve their service and we look forward to working with them again – soon!
- ASP Franchising
This is the second time we have leveraged SPEAK!’s expertise to find the perfect keynote for our franchise convention.? And once again, the speaker they helped us secure knocked it out of the park.? Working with SPEAK! saves us an incredible amount of time and hassle sifting and sorting possible options.? We give them our learning objectives and they come back with a targeted list of wonderful options.? We just finished our convention and we are already talking to SPEAK! about who we are going get for next year!? We love these guys!
- Virginia Tech
“Working with SPEAK! was FANTASTIC! This was by far the easiest speaker booking experience I’ve had. You guys are champs. Thanks for making it all so easy. Looking forward to working with you on our next event!”
- Fiserv, Director, Event Management
We have now had Connie speak 4 times to different audiences and every single time she has been outstanding. Takes the time to understand the messaging and audience and is first class. Highly recommend her!!
- Sunrise Senior Living, Senior VP of Sales
Connie was our Key Note Speaker at the 1st Annual Sunrise Senior Living Sales Rally. She took concepts from her books, Talk Less Say More and Become the Real Deal to tailor a presentation for our sales force. She had the "late in the day" time slot with 400 restless sales professionals and was easily able to keep them engaged! Just amazing!
- Miami University, Senior Director of Development
Wow, Connie was an incredible hit at our Women's Symposium. We received rave reviews from our attendees on Connie's presentations. She gave us a full day of her time and even stayed to do a book signing. She is the real deal and an outstanding presenter!!! We would book her again.
- Old Dominion Freight Lines, Mgr, Events & Sports Marketing
Connie is enthusiastic and energetic. She has an engaging personality and positive vibe that is contagious. She delivered the message as we discussed prior to the event. Connie is accessible and very easy to work with. I instantly felt like I knew her from our very first phone conversation, Very enjoyable!
- Abbott, Acute Care Team Sales
Connie was phenomenal. Thank you for sharing some wonderful thoughts and actionable items! I have put them into place and truly see a difference!
- Moen, Inc.
Eye opening! To the point and easy to relate. Lots of great information presented in a fun manner and examples from our industry to help things sink in.
- Sterling Jewelers, Director of HR
Connie did a wonderful job with our group. Our team was thrilled and she is a model of what she teaches so effectively. Connie is a professional with an ability to share her expertise and convey tools in a non-intimidating way. We are pleased to be associated with her.
- Dr. Pepper - Snapple Group, VP, Assistant Controller
Connie! ?Your?presentation: I loved it!!? It was exactly what we need to continue to build our momentum and gain field support. ?We continue to receive tons of favorable feedback from the event.??Thank you again for your time and energy.