HarperCollins Speakers Bureau
HARPERCOLLINS SPEAKERS BUREAU
THE PREMIER LECTURE AGENCY FOR AUTHORS

Applause for HCSB from Sponsors and Speakers

“HCSB was great to work with. They took all the mystery out of planning this event. They supported both us and the speaker throughout the entire event.”

—Donatina Trotter, Credit Suisse

“I would still be stuck in Kansas if it weren’t for the HarperCollins Speakers Bureau sending me to all ends of the earth via first-class houses that kill all of the witches.”

Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked

 “HCSB has been a great partner for the Frederick Reads events. The contractual side of our relationship was low-maintenance; additionally, I value their experience and insight regarding events such as ours. When HCSB makes an author recommendation, I know it is one to consider very seriously.”

—Elizabeth Cromwell, Chairwoman of the Frederick Reads Committee

 “The HCSB is a truly professional team to deal with. We would not hesitate to work with them again.”

—Betsy Allen, Rutgers University

 “The HarperCollins Speakers Bureau consistently keeps me busier than I have time to be. It’s a high-class problem, but my challenge is to pick and choose among all the wonderful opportunities they present me with. And once I do, the logistics support and pre-event preparation they provide is second to none.”

Danny Meyer, author of Setting the Table and America’s Most Innovative Restaurateur

“The HarperCollins Speakers Bureau was 100 percent professional and exceeded our expectations! I would absolutely work with them in the future.”

—Carrie Battachio, Sr. Event Coordinator, Community Relations, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

“The Harper Collins Speakers Bureau is head and shoulders above any other. Always professional and courteous, they never forget a detail in promoting both the lecturing and writing sides of an author’s career. They negotiate speaking engagements and fees in a professional manner that ensures an ongoing relationship between venues and the author. Event managers and organizations inevitably comment on how much they have enjoyed and appreciated HCSB’s contribution to their programs. They’ve played a critical role in turning my first book into an international bestseller, and I look forward to a long relationship with them.”

Andrew Bridge, author of Hope’s Boy: A Memoir

“The HarperCollins Speakers Bureau was very professional and I was confident in their ability to ensure the success of our event.”

—Kati Liss, Donor Relations Manager, Individuals, United Way of the Capital Area

“Working with HCSB is a terrific experience. They have quality speakers and make the entire process, from the original contract right down to the day of the event, simple and easy. They are quick to answer your questions and offer helpful suggestions along the way. Thanks for helping us provide a great day for our leaders and associates!

—Pete Wood, Consultant, Customer Experience, Nationwide Insurance

“We love working with the HCSB, which inevitably pairs us up with spokesperson engagements that make sense for the Latin Chic brand. It gives us great confidence to know that the HCSB knows which opportunities are right for us and [HCSB] helps expand on them for the benefit of all parties. It’s a savvy group of marketing pros who not only have great understanding and respect for our content but also our potential.”

Carolina Buia and Isabel González, coauthors of Latin Chic

“It was reassuring to know that while HarperCollins Speakers Bureau represents many very gifted and high-profile speakers, they never lose sight of who the customer is and what their needs are in booking a speaking engagement. HCSB was professional, organized and very thorough about the smallest of details…From travel arrangements to a timeline for the event, HCSB helped us to make sure that our speaking event went smoothly and there were no last minute surprises.”

—Connie Dean, Speakers Forum Chairman, Assistance League of Bend

“HCSB was very professional, well-organized, and quick to respond to our communications via phone and email. We would not hesitate to work with them again.”

—Nancy Dirks, Friends of the Topsfield Library

“The HCSB were very attentive, professional, and kind. Everyone helped to provide a smooth event. [Working with the HCSB] made planning the event actually pleasurable and easy! We will be looking to HCSB again.”

—Lindsay Blumer, People Against Domestic Abuse

“HCSB was professional, accommodating and a delight to work with.”

—Carrie Gilman, Conference Producer, Strategic Research Institute

“Working with the Speakers Bureau was an easy experience. I appreciate how flexible they were and patient in answering questions and working through logistics.”

—Cynthia Bledsoe, Main Library Manager, Charleston County Public Library Coordinator

“HCSB was flexible in all aspects of our goal to bring a major author to our campus.”

—Mary Dockray-Miller, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English, Lesley University

“HarperCollins Speakers Bureau worked with us to meet specific accounting requirements of our agency. They were patient, accommodating and professional in all of our interactions. It was a pleasure working with them.”

—Dawn Lauber, Literacy & Extension Services Coordinator, Milwaukee Public Library

“HCSB made the arrangements for [the author] visit to run smoothly and without any difficulty. We could not have asked for a more professionally managed affair.”

—Gwendolyn M. Bookman, Esq., Associate Provost for Educational Programs and Academic Support Services and Associate Professor of Political Science, Bennett College for Women

“The HCSB was responsive to questions and special requests and ensured our speaker was well-briefed.”

—Krista Gerty, Major Gifts Officer, Special Projects, British Columbia Institute of Technology Foundation

“HCSB was easy to work with and there were no glitches in setting up this event.”

—Scott Young, Chairman, Department of Management, DePaul University

“HCSB was very patient and helpful…I would gladly work with them again!”

—Col. Douglas Salmon, Professor of Aerospace Studies, Air Force ROTC/Det 905, Washington State University & University of Idaho

“I truly enjoyed my experience of working with Harper Collins Speakers Bureau. Not only was everyone nice they were effective, timely and made my work experience with them fun.”

—Apiyo Obala, Community Relations Director, Performing Arts Society of Acadiana

“I was very pleased with the level and communication of HCSB throughout the process. Arrangements were made quickly and there was no confusion when [the speaker] arrived and prior to his arrival.”

—Karen Biernacki, Executive Director, Harmony House/CASA

“The staff at HarperCollins was professional and courteous. They always took the extra step to be helpful in assisting us in bringing Andrew Bridge to our event.”

—Joni Pitcl, Director California Child Welfare Co-Investment Partnership

“Our event was a success and it was partly due to the planning process HCSB put in. I consistently received a timely response to all my inquiries.”

—Iona Yeung, Jesson Artmont Communications

“HCSB worked with us from the start to take into account our schedule, budget and event goals. The process was simple and streamlined, putting the focus on the author and our needs, not the business side of the relationship.”

—Daniel F. Cuffaro, Chairman, The Design Environment, Anne Fluckey Lindseth Professor of Industrial Design, The Cleveland Institute of Art

“HCSB was responsible and accommodating. Any questions and requests were answered immediately.”

—Ronnie Faber, Emunah of America

“Working with HCSB was professional, efficient and easy.”

—Pete Herbst, Hudson County Child Abuse Prevention Center

“For the first time in four years, Backspace worked with a speakers’ bureau to line up a keynote speaker for our annual writers conference. Jamie Brickhouse and the HarperCollins Speakers Bureau were prompt, courteous, and thorough. Highly recommended!”

—Karen Dionne, Administrator,Backspace LLC

“Our contacts at HCSB were very helpful and thorough in our quest to find a speaker for our annual event. We were very pleased with how everything went.”

—Holly Manuel, United Way of Greenville County

“The HCSB staff was great work with and their communication was excellent. They went out of their way to make sure our program was a success.”

—Shauna Wilson, Signature Events Manager, The Henry Ford Museum

“HCSB was efficient and a pleasure to deal with.”

—Ellis Wasson, Tower Hill School