If you are a professional speaker and
are interested in being considered for representation by One Step
please read the following requirements carefully. One Step
Beyond will only consider representing speakers who meet the following
Topic of Adventure - we specialize in speakers
who's presentations focus on the topic of adventure. As might be
expected, this includes many mountain climbers (Everest in Particular)
and arctic travelers, but also includes speakers who have been
adventurous in many different arenas - expedition cycling and space
travel for example. If your presentation is unrelated to the
Topic of Adventure, your materials will be wasted on us.
Experienced Presenters - we typically will only
represent those speakers who have proven themselves
and are serious about speaking as a career. This usually means
experience of at least twenty-five paid speaking engagements. We
expect the utmost in professionalism from our speakers as they are a
representing us, as well as we are representing them.
Proper Materials - your materials are the single
biggest factor in us booking you presentations! in order to represent
you, we require the following materials. Remember that it is
critical that these materials are 'Bureau Friendly' (do not have your
contact information on them). It is also important that we have
access to as many of these materials as we require.
Demonstration Video -
your demo video is absolutely
key in having someone decide to book you as a speaker. It should
be professionally produced, include footage of you actually speaking
and represent your message well. Bureau Friendly.
Demo Video available on the Internet -
but available over the internet. For an example (John Amatt),
please visit the link on the main page of www.johnamatt.com.
One Pager -
this piece is important for someone to
shortlist you before viewing a demo video or looking at an in-depth
brochure. Bureau Friendly.
One Pager as PDF available on the Internet - as
above but as Adobe Acrobat PDF format which is convenient for viewing
on-line or e-mailing. Bureau Friendly.
Presentation Brochure -
this piece is as important
as your demo video in representing you. It should contain
biographical information, presentation content, reference quotations
and past client list. It should be attractive to look at and
professionally printed. Bureau Friendly.
Presentation Brochure as PDF available on the
Internet - as above but as Adobe Acrobat PDF format which is
convenient for viewing on-line or e-mailing. For an
example (John Amatt), please visit the link on the main page of www.johnamatt.com. Bureau Friendly.
Press Clippings and Article Reprints -
often the best 'objective' information about you, and an excellent
source of credibility. One good article is worth 1,000 paid
advertisements. Bureau Friendly.
Press Clippings and Article Reprints as PDF
available on the Internet - as above but as Adobe Acrobat PDF format
which is convenient for viewing on-line or e-mailing. Bureau Friendly.
Reference Letters -
important to establish
credibility. Bureau Friendly.
Books and Products - if you have books and
products, they are probably your best marketing tools. We
require copies of these items and usually ask that you committ to
copies available for promotional purposes upon request.
Bureau Friendly Web-Site - having your own site
makes referencing on-line materials and referring clients to easily
accessed information makes representation much easier for you and us. Bureau Friendly.
If you do not have these materials already,
them before contacting One Step Beyond for representation.
Application Process -
Please complete this PDF application
form and forward along with your press kit to the following
address. We will evaluate your materials and contact you as soon
Attn: Speaker Evaluation
Suite 200, 838 - 10th Street
Canada, T1W 2A7