Frequently Asked Questions

Curated by Washington Speakers Bureau, WSBDirectConnect is a self-service optioddn ford event organizers seeking a professional speaker under $10,000. Simply enter your search criteria, add interesting speakers to your shortlist and contact them all at once. Your selected speaker communicates with you directly to finalize the contract and event logistics. The end result is a successful event and delighted audience.

Why did WSB create

Washington Speakers Bureau receives thousands of inquiries every year from meeting professionals who have important meetings but limited budgets. With WSBDirectConnect, we are able to provide an excellent resource in a curated directory of professional speakers that we believe in and trust to do a great job for your audience.

Why are there fees listed on the above $10,000?

Each speaker listed has a fee below $10,000, but for cross-country or international events, the top range of the fee may exceed $10,000. Contact the speaker directly to inquire about fees based on the location of your event and the speaker’s home city.

Who develops the speaker contract?

Each speaker will provide his or her standard contract to you through the platform. The contract and terms are between you and the speaker. Speaker payments can be done securely through the system according to the terms of your agreed upon contract.

Has WSB vetted these speakers?

Yes! WSB selected each speaker on Rather than starting with a Google search or using internal presenters, use this directory as a shortcut to contact both up and coming talent scouted by WSB and seasoned professionals who have been speaking for years.

How is WSBDirectConnect different from Washington Speakers Bureau? is a new division of Washington Speakers Bureau. WSB’s full-service bureau is found at, where speaker fees typically begin at $10,000. The full-service bureau includes a dedicated sales team that guides you through the speaker selection, contracting and payment processes, plus a dedicated event manager that is your point of contact to finalize all logistics for the speaker’s appearance.

If you plan to invite one of WSB’s exclusive speakers or want the full service treatment for your next invited speaker, visit and let us know how we can help.
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