Speakers BureauTalks and Living History Presentations for Your Community
We list all confirmed events on our calendar, and promote selected events through our email lists and social media channels. When advance scheduling permits, events may be listed in our print newsletter. We will provide you with flyers and posters for the event.
Host organizations must also agree to make vigorous local publicity efforts to draw a large, inclusive audience. Here are some great ways to promote a Speakers Bureau event:
- List the event on your website and any social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) you use.
- Hang posters or leave stacks of flyers in prominent spots around town (libraries, general stores, coffee shops, etc.).
- List the event in local and statewide newspapers, radio stations, event websites, and listserves such as Front Porch Forum, Seven Days, and your Chamber of Commerce.
- Send a press release to local papers and radio stations.
- Partner with other organizations in your community or nearby towns to cross-promote the event.
- Extend personal invitations to your patrons by e-mail, phone, or in person.
- Talk to the speaker about arranging an advance interview with a local newspaper or radio talk show.
You’re welcome to write your own listings and press releases, or use the text below:
On [Date] at [Time], [Speaker] will be speaking at [Location] on [Title of Talk]. [Copy talk description from the Speakers Bureau catalog listing.]
This talk is free, open to the public, and accessible to those with disabilities. For more information, contact [Your Name] at [Phone] or [Email Address].
[Title of Talk] is a Vermont Humanities Council program hosted by [Your Organization]. (Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or VHC.)
Credit Language and VHC Logos
In any publicity or other project materials you create, please credit the Vermont Humanities Council by using the language, “A Vermont Humanities Council series hosted by ____________________.” Include our logo (download vertical or horizontal) wherever possible.
Because VHC is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the following disclaimer must appear in all publicity: “Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Vermont Humanities Council (VHC). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or VHC.”