FAQs

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What happens if I can’t locate on your website the speaker or entertainer that I’d like to book?

There are many speakers and entertainers who we book but who do not wish to be listed in our catalog or on our website. They are available to us so call or e-mail PDA and we’ll let you know if we represent them.

If I have receive a quote from another agency for an entertainer or speaker can I contact you for a price quote?

Absolutely. Many of our competitors will quote very high fees in the hopes that you will not contact us. PDA is very competitive and will take any reasonable offer to the entertainer or speaker.

What happens if an entertainer or speaker has to cancel their appearance?

PDA will be happy to reschedule the entertainer or speaker on a mutually acceptable date or PDA will locate an entertainer or speaker that is acceptable to you to speak or entertain on the date that was cancelled.

If I book and entertainer or speaker through PDA do I have to pay a commission or finders fee to you?

No. The entertainer or speaker will pay PDA a commission for booking them. You pay us nothing.

Can I negotiate the fee that an entertainer or speaker requires.

PDA will be happy to take your offer to the entertainer or speaker.

Do I have to arrange for air travel, limo and hotel for the person I book?

PDA will do all of the arranging and bill you for the cost of the expenses or if you prefer, your organization can arrange for the travel and hotel.

Do I have to arrange for hotel accommodations or can you do that for me?

PDA can make hotel reservations for you and we can pay in advance for the accommodations. Although it might be better for you to make the arrangements as you know the nicer and more convenient hotel in your area and chances are your organization can obtain a lower rate.

What happens if I can’t locate on your website the speaker or entertainer that I’d like to book?

There are many speakers and entertainers who we book but who do not wish to be listed in our catalog or on our website. They are available to us so call or e-mail PDA and we’ll let you know if we represent them.

How far in advance should I book the speaker or entertainer?

If you are trying to fill one particular date then it is best to book six months to a year in advance. If you have some flexibility with the dates then we would suggest at least a month or two in advance.

If I don’t have a speaker or entertainer in mind can you make recommendations that would meet my needs?

PDA will research those speakers or entertainers who are in your price range and who are available when you need them and e-mail a list to you.

What are the payment schedules for a particular entertainer or speaker?

Typically 50% of the fee is required as a deposit upon signing of the contract and the remaining 50% is paid ten days before the date of the engagement. If you have a problem meeting these stipulations, PDA will be happy to ask the speaker or entertainer to waive their financial requirements.

How can I save money on the cost of a speaker or entertainer?

PDA can recommend speakers or entertainers who live nearby or speakers or entertainers who are already lecturing or entertaining in your area and a special tie-in or en-route fee can be arranged.

Can PDA help me if I am looking for a speaker in particular area, topic or expertise and I have a tight budget?

PDA can provide you with names and bio’s of hundreds of experts and authorities in your area of interest and can narrow the field based on your budget requirements.

Do you charge for publicity material sent to me such as photographs, biographies, posters or general promotional information?

No. All publicity material is sent to you free of charge.

If I would like to order your general catalog or your cultural diversity catalog would there be a charge?

Our catalogs will be sent to you free of charge.

If an entertainment or lecture agency represents someone exclusively can you still book that person for me?

Yes. PDA works with all of the entertainment and lecture agencies in the country and booking those people through PDA will cost you no more as we split the commission with the agency.

Why is it better to work through you rather than go directly to a non-exclusive speaker or entertainer?

PDA can more easily negotiate with the speaker or entertainer for a better fee than you can. Our business is to negotiate fees and we do it successfully every day.