We’ve discussed your brief, suggested some great talent and signed the paperwork, so what is it that JLA can deliver? Here are a few things you may not know about JLA that make us one of the best speaker agencies to work with.
JLA know everyone
We pride ourselves on our extensive, ever growing knowledge and ability to work with the best speakers, hosts and entertainers around. JLA’s network spans continents and our research never stops, because we want to be sure that we offer you the best speaker for your event. Whether you’re looking for the most popular celebrity host for your upcoming awards event or the most renowned specialist in an extremely niche field for your next board meeting, JLA can help.
JLA work with a multitude of trusted suppliers
JLA has spent years building relationships with suppliers in many different areas, from speaker agencies to taxi firms and international travel specialists. Part of our remit is to ensure that all of the key details are considered and taken care of when booking your speaker, from the message you’d like delivered to your audience to confirming travel arrangements, all while ensuring that your brief is fulfilled over and above expectations and within budget. There isn’t much we haven’t sourced, from gourmet sushi to fulfil that specialist rider, to private helicopters that chopper your keynote speaker to you in the nick of time. JLA are experts at making it happen.
JLA works in several major currencies
We regularly process payments in GBP, USD, Euro and Canadian Dollar, and accept payments in many other currencies by prior discussion and agreement, including Singaporean dollars, Swiss Francs and South African Rand, which helps us to work with speakers from multiple countries with ease. Working in multiple currencies helps us negotiate far more efficiently on your behalf, and fosters further trust and clarity when working with speakers and speaker agencies from all over the globe.
JLA can help manage financial transactions efficiently
We pride ourselves on our ability to negotiate the best possible fees on your behalf, though sometimes in order to get that super famous DJ to the decks we have to focus on getting the finances in place in good time. We try to make this process as simple as possible by getting you the necessary paperwork in good time, and can accept payment by bank transfer, by cheque or by corporate credit card (for a small surcharge). If your procurement procedure is a little more complex, then our finance team and administrators will make sure that all the i’s are dotted and t’s crossed to process the necessary as painlessly as possible. We are very happy to work directly with your procurement and accounting teams to help smooth the way to the lectern.
JLA delivers whatever the weather
Two days before the event and everything seems to be in place but your speaker is suddenly unable to attend your event – even we can’t clean volcanic ash from the air space or force that hurricane to stop in its tracks, but JLA can help you find a suitable replacement or alternative speaker at very, very short notice. We’re so confident of our ability to turn things around on a knife edge, that our terms and conditions highlight this very action. Because we know we can help if for some reason your speaker is suddenly caught up in unavoidable emergency, and we will do our absolute utmost to make sure that the keynote speech is still the highlight of your event. It’s what we do.