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BigSpeak Speakers Bureau is an engaging place to expand your career. The work environment is fast-paced, challenging, and fun. We are looking only for the highest performers.

BigSpeak, Inc., a 21 year old Santa Barbara based Speaker’s Bureau is seeking an intern for the 2016-2017 academic year.

We are looking for a driven individual who is willing to contribute to all aspects of the business while helping to promote our standard as #1 Business Speaker’s Bureau. An ideal candidate would be a motivated self-starter, who is able to manage and execute tasks ranging from office maintenance, speaker outreach, to interfacing with Fortune 1000 clients. The internship is an opportunity to start building business acumen while working in a dynamic environment, with unlimited potential to succeed as you interact with our world-class talent and experts.

Characteristics of a BigSpeak Intern:

  • Highly organized, creative and ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Take charge attitude: Initiates work and projects
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, initiative, and solid follow-through
  • Tech savvy
  • Detail Oriented

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Please email a resume, writing sample, and references.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in general office duties & maintenance
  • Assist all departments (Sales, Events, Marketing, etc.)
  • Maintain databases
  • Assist in organizing and sending out gifts to VIP clients & speakers

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills (written & verbal)
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, Google Docs
  • Willingness to learn a myriad of tasks
  • Time management
  • Excellent phone etiquette
  • Professional demeanor
  • Ideal candidate will be able to commit to 20 hours a week for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. MUST be able to work Friday afternoons.

BigSpeak, a Santa Barbara- based Speaker’s Bureau represents the world’s top business gurus, motivational speakers, authors, entertainers and icons. For over 20 years we have prided ourselves on our high level of client satisfaction, participation in organizational transformation, our highly motivated team and corporate culture that promotes wellbeing with very low turnover (read Glassdoor reviews here). We are looking for a passionate and driven individual who can aid in the efforts of our entire sales department and operations team.

The Sales & Business Associate will provide initial support for Sales Agents, our Senior Vice President and Vice President, and will evolve into a more proactive role within the organization. The position demands flexibility, patience, and a prioritizing of tasks classified in terms of urgency or importance, while also helping to generate and reactivate old and new business prospects. This is a fabulous opportunity to start as an associate and potentially grown into a career Agent/Consultant who facilitates the booking of speakers, thought leaders and subject matter experts into corporate conferences, conventions, retreats, and events worldwide.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a business or social science degree preferred
  • Recent Graduate and/or 3+ years of Events or Sales Assistant experience
  • Effective organizational and time management skills (time management system)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Team player with ability to work and adapt at a fast pace
  • Highly organized and accurate with numbers, spelling, grammar and details
  • Detail oriented, efficient multi-tasker
  • Take charge attitude: Initiates work and projects. Thrives under pressure
  • Excellent command of English language, written and verbal
  • Knowledgeable on Fortune 1000 companies, business leaders and celebrities
  • Experience working in a start-up or a rapidly changing environment is a plus

 

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Please email your resume, cover letter, writing samples and references.

The duties and responsibilities of our Sales & Business Associate are:

  • Communicate with Sales Agents, and Operations Team
  • Manage and Answer active phones
  • Prepare Client Firm Offer and Engagement Prep forms on behalf of the SVP & VP
  • Effectively use Microsoft Office, and CRM (ACT or SalesForce) software to enter sales, client and speaker information for accurate tracking, reporting and follow-up
  • Check availability of speakers and creating/releasing hold status as needed
  • Perform talent research outside of our existing database
  • Reaffirm client expectations and send supporting documents on booked events
  • Mastering our CRM database
  • Drafting contracts
  • Emailing & calling clients, and other general duties.
  • Warm and cold calling prospects and list building via Google Searches and LinkedIn
  • Convert calls/ contacts to appointments/ opportunities
  • Accurately record calls made and appointments set in the database
  • Cultivate prospects through regular follow up and contacts
  • Engage speakers for referrals, international travel schedules and other activities

BigSpeak is seeking inside sales professionals to join our, dynamic company and help generate new business plus reactivate old accounts. You are our number one resource for connecting prospects and prior customers to our Agents. Are you an energetic motivated, self-starter who enjoys connecting with others? Likes the idea of actively prospecting and igniting new relationships and pique people’s interest to learn more about BigSpeak? We need a passionate “caller”/prospector who will enjoy creating opportunity and will be rewarded accordingly for doing so! Plus, has a keen eye on the cultural zeitgeist and is hungry to take the business world by storm?

BigSpeak, a Santa Barbara-based speakers bureau representing the world’s top motivational speakers, business gurus, authors, entertainers and icons, is expanding and currently seeking an entry level professional candidate who would like to take his/her drive to succeed to the next level and overtime potentially grow their business career into an Agent/Consultant booking speakers, thought leaders and subject matter experts into corporate conferences, conventions, retreats and events worldwide.

This is a fabulous opportunity to start as a Business Development Representative. BigSpeak provides a dynamic environment with unlimited potential to succeed as you interact with our world-class talent and experts while bringing them to both existing and new accounts for keynote speaking engagements and corporate training programs. (read Glassdoor reviews here)

Apply

Please email your resume, cover letter, writing samples and references.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for warm and cold calling prospects and list building via Google Searches and LinkedIn
  • Contacting potential customers by telephone and e-mail to secure sales appointments
  • Be a brand ambassador by communicating clearly and confidently about BigSpeak
  • Convert calls/contacts to appointments/opportunities
  • Accurately record calls made and appointments set in our ACT
  • Cultivate prospects through regular follow up and contact
  • Working in concert with Sales Agents to grow new or existing accounts
  • Engaging Speakers for referrals, international travel schedules and other activities

Skills & Qualifications:

We are seeking a self-motivated responsible overachiever to prospect and set appointments by creating relationships by phone, or by any creative approach.  Specific qualifications include:

  • Experience in service sector or inside sales and/or appointment setting
  • Highly organized in your daily calling efforts for maximum efficiency and success
  • Excellent phone etiquette and closing skills when securing appointments
  • ACT or SalesForce and marketing automation sales experience a plus
  • Stellar written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working in a start-up or rapidly changing environment is a plus
  • Track record of success
  • Must have high integrity
Are you a motivated, self-starter who enjoys wearing many hats, thrives in a fast-paced environment, has a keen eye on the cultural zeitgeist and is hungry to take the business world by storm?
BigSpeak, a Santa Barbara-based speakers bureau representing the world’s top motivational speakers, business gurus, authors, entertainers and icons, is expanding and currently seeking a seasoned professional candidate who would like to take his/her drive to succeed to the next level and apply it to a lucrative business career as an Agent/Consultant to book speakers, thought leaders and subject matter experts into corporate conferences, conventions, retreats and events worldwide.
This is a fabulous opportunity to start as a Sales Agent & Consultant. BigSpeak provides a dynamic environment with unlimited potential to succeed as you interact with our world-class talent and experts while bringing them to both existing and new accounts for keynote speaking engagements and corporate training programs (read Glassdoor reviews here).
Acting as an Agent/Consultant for business thought leaders, renowned authors and Hollywood celebrities on the lecture circuit as well as an educational consultant to corporate learning and development programs can be exciting and glamorous (think Entourage, only with less Ari, more gold and no drama) but it is also primarily a consultative sales position, and you will spend a majority of your time on the phone advising clients, cultivating relationships and closing deals. Proactive outreach in addition to occasional leads, and previous clients and prospects are provided.
Selling to corporations, including Fortune 1000 companies, trade associations and town halls, our agent/consultants are also responsible for overseeing all aspects of events, from contract to itinerary to payment. This is a base salary plus commission position and/or higher all commission compensation opportunity with very high earning potential.

Apply

Please email your resume, cover letter, writing samples and references.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of three years industry sales experience
  • Professional phone presence and comfort making cold calls is expected
  • Experience servicing events and customers
  • An abiding passion for business, personal and professional development, and current events
  • Proficient and fast typer
  • Diplomacy and grace under pressure
  • Extremely detail oriented and big picture focused
  • Fluent with Microsoft Office Suite and CRM programs

Preferred additional assets:

  • Business consulting background
  • Some experience in Entertainment, PR or media
  • Knowledge of business thought leaders
  • Experience working with event managers or planning corporate training or events
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