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Ed Rigsbee, CSP, CAE

Article: Free vs. Fee Speakers (863 words)

Article: How to Hire a Professional Speaker (745 words)

Article: To Get the Best Deal, Understand What Speakers Want (1430 words)

Meeting functions in which Ed Rigsbee can contribute:

  • Ed Rigsbee best serves audiences with AM general session presentations

  • Keynote Open

  • Conference Close

  • Concurrent or Breakout Sessions

  • Full-Day & Multi-Day Workshops

  • Strategic Process Facilitation

  • Association Member Value Process

  • Board Meeting Facilitation

  • Executive Retreat Facilitation

  • Late Night Show Host (Industry Panel Discussions)

  • One-on-One Consultations

  • Ed Rigsbee does not present during meals


Meetings: The Lost Art of Social Contact (828 words)

Audio/Visual Requirements: Ed uses a Windows based notebook computer to run PowerPoint. He needs an LCD projector and screen (for concurrent sessions, 12 foot width minimum. For general session, 20 foot width minimum). He needs a 48 inch round or square table at the front of the room for his computer. Ed also uses a wireless lavaliere microphone as he prefers to move about the room freely.

Program Customization: Through his interview process, Ed endeavors to help his audiences feel comfortable listening to him.  Through knowing a bit about both their every-day business life and specific industry-wide challenges, he targets his comments to their specific need. He reads your industry publications (when you provide them) and talks to movers and shakers. Sometimes he will visit a member business or facility in Southern California or while traveling.

Presentation Style: Combining high-content with playfulness, Ed's style is what he calls Edutainment. He is comfortable with a wide range of audience demographics and diversity. Ed is comfortable presenting to any number: 2, 20, 200 or 2,000. He adjusts audience participation and interactivity to the size and situation based on the desires of his client.

Dress: Ed dresses for the occasion; business suit, black tie, casual in a polo or aloha shirt, or themed vest for additional entertainment value. Let him know and he will accommodate your need.

Handouts: Since Ed uses PowerPoint, he will provide you with the handout version of his presentation. You can receive it hard-copy through the mail or electronically via e-mail. You may reproduce as many as you wish.

Travel: Ed travels from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for venues out of Southern California. He charges a flat rate travel fee and does not charge any travel expense for Southern California locations.

Lodging: Please reserve a hotel room billed to your master account. Ed prefers king/non-smoking whenever possible.

Deposits: A deposit of 50% of the speaking fee plus the flat-rate travel fee will lock-in your desired presentation date.

Presentation Time: Ed does not present during meal functions.


The Member ROI Guy: Ed Rigsbee, CAE, CSP

805-498-5720 or or Skype: Ed_Rigsbee

Rigsbee Enterprises, Inc. (Est. 1981), 1746 Calle Yucca, Suite 200, Thousand Oaks (Los Angeles area), CA 91360 USA