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BigSpeak Speakers Bureau is an engaging place to expand your career. The work environment is fast-paced, challenging, and fun. Team members enjoy flex-schedules, remote work, pet and child-friendly offices, HSA health plans, pension plan, profit sharing, and off-site trips. Additionally, frequent visits by celebrities and top business thought leaders allows the company to be in the vanguard of smart, nimble and innovative business practices. (read Glassdoor reviews here)

BigSpeak is a world-class Speaker’s Bureau serving Fortune 1000 clients with excellence for nearly 25 years. We pride ourselves on the highest level of client satisfaction, our participation in organizational transformation, our highly motivated team and our corporate culture that promotes wellbeing.  BigSpeak has been growing and we are continually adding more amazing people to our dynamic team.

Do you like sales, are you excited about calling people? Are you organized and excellent with follow up?   Are you willing to put in 2+ years, serving our EVP and top F1000 clients to #crushit and then be a Sales Advisor on our winning team? As a Sales Associate to our EVP,  you will provide vital support by engaging with our clients, working in SalesForce, making calls, following up, emailing and all the best-practices we have mastered. Our Sales Associates team up with our executives, Advisors, Event Manager and Finance Manager to serve our speakers, and Fortune 1000 clients, ensuring amazing and transformational speaking, coaching and consulting events around the world. This role requires an extreme attention to detail and a combination of proactive work with the ability to quickly react to unplanned circumstances with the occasional after hours emergency. This role also demands flexibility, patience and knowing the difference between “urgent” and “important.” Above all, our staff makes everyone look like heroes and never loses their composure with any client or resource. The position has opportunity for someone to enter a full time Sales Advisor after two years.

Our ideal candidate possesses the following skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a business or social science degree preferred
  • Recent Graduate and/or 3+ years of Event or Sales Assistant experience
  • Effective organizational and time management skills (time management system)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized and accurate with numbers, spelling, grammar and details
  • Team player with ability to work and adapt at a fast pace with positive attitude
  • Knowledgeable on Fortune 1000 companies, business leaders and celebrities
  • Willing to work extra hours when necessary

BigSpeak is a great place to work and we are looking only for the highest performers.

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

The duties and responsibilities of our Sales Associates are:

  • Highly organized and accurate with numbers, spelling, grammar and details
  • Detail oriented, efficient multi-tasker
  • Ability to work at a fast pace
  • Sunny disposition and team player
  • Knowledgeable of business thought leaders and celebrities
  • Take charge attitude: Initiates work and projects on own
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously/ Flexibility
  • Excellent command of English language, written and verbal
  • Thrives under pressure
  • Uses time management system
  • Willing to work extra hours if necessary
  • Prepare client and speaker contracts on behalf of Account Executive.
  • Prepare client firm offer and engagement prep on behalf of the Account Executive.
  • Effectively use Gmail, Microsoft Office and CRM (SalesForce) software to enter sales, client and speaker information for accurate tracking, reporting and follow-up.
  • Check availability of speakers and maintain internal speaker schedules by creating/releasing hold status as needed.
  • Perform talent research outside of our existing database.
  • Reaffirm client expectations upon close of sale, send supporting documents.
  • Expense reports for EVP
  • Book travel for EVP
  • Manage calendar for EVP
  • Errands for EVP
  • Care for Abby, 18 month old Betta fish

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 a Strategic Account Advisor 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 Strategic Account Advisor. 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 a Strategic Account Advisor 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.

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

Selling to corporations, including Fortune 1000 companies, trade associations and town halls, our Strategic Account Advisors 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.

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
  • Use of a CRM

Preferred additional assets:

  • Fluent with GSuite and Salesforce programs
  • 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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