cmi grows your business

Inspired by the movie Jerry Maguire, cmi is one of the world’s top management agencies whose primary focus is you - the speaker.

  • We Help You

    • Increase bookings & fees

    • Multiply sales channels

    • Develop new markets

    • Enhance client relations

    • Access our extensive relationships

  • What Our Speakers Say

    “They make my business more profitable. My systems stronger. My client engagement higher. cmi is THE team and partner I could not do without.”

    Tim Sanders

We take care of the sales. The marketing. The client databases. The details. The systems. The works.

for webIMG_0750
Screen Shot 2019-06-11 at 2.22.40 PM
  • Your Primary Focus

    • Content, content, content

    • Intellectual property

      (books/blogs/vlogs/podcasts)

    • Digital footprint

    • Delivering killer keynotes

  • What Our Speakers Say

    “I could not have built my business without my partnership with cmi. They make my life easier, and most importantly, my client’s lives easier.”

    Mike Walsh

Think freedom to be creative. To be expansive. To focus on all those things that YOU do best. To have a LIFE. That’s what you get when cmi manages your business.

how we do it

  • “In my opinion, Karen Harris is one of the best in the business at speaker management.

    When Karen calls a speaker’s agency like ours and says she has a great new speaker, we sit up and pay full attention.”

    Derek Sweeney, The Sweeney Agency

  • Business Development

    • Messaging

    • Positioning

    • Branding

    • Growth strategy

    • Video production

    • Promotional materials

    • Blog/vlog/podcast/articles

    • Social media

  • Sales and Marketing

    • Promotion to industry events

    • Bureau Relations

    • Promotion to cmi’s database

    • SEO

    • Drip Marketing

    • Content marketing

    • Social media

    • Book sales

    • Repeat bookings

    • Graphic design

    • Video editing

    • Email blasts

    • Metrics & statistics

  • Management

    • Calendar

    • Customer data

    • All inquiries

    • Negotiating/contracting

    • Invoicing/accounts receivable

    • Advancing all events

      (conference calls, sound checks, itineraries)

    • Apps for travel, metrics & statistics

48373203_10157005049469470_1969998608438657024_n

what's next

cmi’s High Touch + High Tech = Growth for You

Working with cmi speakers couldn’t have been easier.  Karen and her team are very responsive and flexible! I highly recommend cmi speakers - they are fantastic to work with and deliver on their promises!

Jamie Thomas, American Equity

"cmi was thorough, prompt, professional, and friendly – which made them so easy to work with! Looking forward to working with them on future bookings."

Valinda Washington, Asset Marketing

"I want to tell you is how happy I am to have found cmi. From the beginning, you developed a relationship with me and worked so hard to help me find the perfect speakers. And you did. They were absolutely perfect and exactly what I was looking for. Once we settled on our speakers, then I was well taken care of by cmi staff.

I have worked with many speakers bureaus in the 25 years I have been putting on conferences. cmi stands out as being exceptional. Your selection of speakers, attention to detail, professionalism and willingness to always go the extra mile are what makes cmi my first choice. Thank you and your staff; you are clearly a fantastic team!"

Jean Capon, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

“cmi speaker management was very easy to work with.  They helped us negotiate a speaker fee that fit our budget and framed the presentation to our audience.  Overall, it was a great experience working with their team.”

Sean Tucker, Children's Mercy Hospital

"I could not have built my business without my partnership with cmi. They make my life easier, and most importantly, my client's lives easier."

Mike Walsh

"I sincerely appreciate all that you’ve done for me and our event over the past three years. It’s really great to work with such a great partner in this planning and know that we can turn to your company for superb recommendations!"

Lindsay LaNore, ICBA

“They make my life easier. My business more profitable. My systems stronger. My client engagement higher. cmi is THE team and partner I could not do without!”

Tim Sanders

"The service and communication with the cmi organization was simply outstanding! I look forward to working with the cmi Speakers team again in the future!"

James Lenz, CUES

“I’ve been working with Karen for 2 years and I honestly believe that I have a speaking business because of her and her awesome team. I’m a speaker from South Australia - Karen’s team helped me build such a great speaking career that I just recently relocated my entire family to Los Angeles. Now if that doesn’t speak to cmi’s brilliance I don’t know what will. They are A players. This year I set cmi a goal of 50 events and they far exceeded that. Aside from this what I love most about Karen and her team is that they treat me like family. They care about my well being, they care about my family and they care about my dreams. Thank you cmi for all that you do and thank you Karen for your leadership with your team and also your guidance in my career. Love ya!”

Vinh Giang

“In my opinion Karen Harris is one of the best in the business at Speaker Management. She is highly respected by speaker agents in the US, Canada and Internationally. When Karen calls a speaker’s agency like ours and says she has a great new speaker we sit up and pay full attention. Over the years she has brought us speakers we had never heard of and with Karen’s advice and coaching those speakers have become a major part of our business. cmi under Karen’s leadership has gone from being just a supplier to a great partner in our success.  Wonderful person to work with and brilliant at helping a speaker develop their brand.”

Derek Sweeney, The Sweeney Agency

“Karen Harris and the entire team at CMI have been the perfect partners. They have increased my bookings, built strong relationships with Bureaus, and helped me to shape my marketing and my message! True professionals!”

Ty Bennett

sign up for our weekly email

!
!
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.
iasb
mpi
nsa_member
caps

copyright © 2019 cmi speaker management