Frequently Asked Questions2020-12-22T18:34:34+00:00
How much do keynote speakers charge?2020-10-16T14:30:58+00:00

The fees for a keynote speaker can range from £1000 to over £100,000. We focus on ensuring you get value. For a high-profile business leader, politician or celebrity offering insights and anecdotes about their unique life journey, a premium is attached. They have many demands on their time and their pedigree has an appropriate value.

Our fees tend to start at £1500 and in addition to high-profile names, we’ve also focused on the leaders of the future – entrepreneurs, digital marketing leaders and experts in AI, Gaming and Social Media – all offering cutting edge insights into the dynamic changes unfolding in 21st Century society.

Whatever your requirements our priority is to deliver the right person within your budget.

Fees can vary according to how much is being asked of the speakers. For example, do you also want them to be an event host?

What is the difference between a guest speaker and a keynote speaker?2020-10-16T14:34:19+00:00

They can be one and the same thing, but a keynote speaker provides the lead, adhering to a clearly agreed theme, while a guest speaker might have more freedom to go off piste and diverge into personal anecdotes.

How long do keynote speakers speak for?2020-10-16T14:36:28+00:00

A keynote speaker will speak for a minimum of 30 minutes and usually for between an hour and 90 minutes.

What do I do if I can’t find the celebrity/speaker/host I want?2020-10-16T14:39:05+00:00

Riva Media has a huge range of contacts across the entertainment, broadcast, speaking and event host industries.  Through our long-standing relationships with many key agents, we are able to  make an approach on your behalf. We can work with the agent to deliver the person you want.

Who arranges travel for the speaker/host?2020-10-16T14:38:27+00:00

We are happy to do this, unless you would prefer to do it yourself. We are accustomed to arranging flights and other travel and accommodation to destinations around the globe, as well as in the UK. Drawing on our experience and expertise, we can ensure the speaker/host has a happy and straight-forward trip and is able to perform at the top of their game.

What happens once I have selected a speaker/host?2020-10-16T14:37:45+00:00

We will draw up a contract with the speaker/host and take over all logistical arrangements for them. A 50 percent deposit will be required, with the balance paid, at the latest, two days before the event. Expenses will be agreed as part of the contract and a separate invoice for the expenses will be submitted immediately after the event. Communication is a vital part of the process. We listen carefully to your requirements at the start to ensure you are getting what you want and that everything is covered in the contract. We will then keep liaising between you and the speaker/host, arranging briefing calls and ensuring they are fully cognisant of what you will need on the day. We work seven days a week, outside normal office hours to ensure all queries are responded to swiftly and that all information has been passed on to the key recipient. After the event has finished, we will ensure that all loose ends are tied up, feedback provided and that by the end of the process you feel you have received excellent service and all your requirements have been met.

Do any of the people Riva showcases accept pro-bono requests?2020-10-16T14:37:09+00:00

I’m afraid not through us. The volume of work we have is such that we are unable to manage pro-bono requests.

How much do you pay Riva Media for hiring, a speaker, event host or moderator?2020-10-16T14:35:45+00:00

Nothing – we take a our commission as a percentage of the fee received by the person you hire.

What’s the difference between fees for physical events and virtual events?2020-10-16T14:33:42+00:00

An increasing number of events are taking place online, meaning speakers, hosts and moderators may be able to work for you without even leaving there home. This does mean that a lower fee may be charged for a virtual event, although all our people still provide enormous value, whatever the platform.

What is the role and fee for a moderator?2020-10-16T14:33:04+00:00

Also known as Facilitators, the job of the Moderator is to get the best out of the panel of experts, interviewees, guests and other contributors taking part in your event. We’ve often hired out news presenters in this role. Interviewing and facilitating is daily part of their working experience. They make it their business to know the subject matter and draw on their live broadcast and editorial experience, keeping to time, making sure everyone has their say and allowing the conversation to  flow and evolve naturally, while still covering all the issues. Fees start at £2000 but this can rise depending on briefing calls and other preparatory work. Our speakers, event hosts and moderators do a lot of work overseas and this requires higher fees.

Our Moderators can also provide value advising you how to frame and stage manage a discussion and when to bring in the different contributors – in effect working as Executive Producers in addition to being the Moderator, if that’s what you want.

What is the role and fee for an event host?2020-10-16T14:32:18+00:00

In addition to a speaker you may also want a separate or the same person to host your awards ceremony, dinner or other event. Get the right performer or personality to give your event profile, star quality and credibility and a premium fee is very good value, ensuring your audience gets an unforgettable experience.

For an awards ceremony, conference or dinner requiring an MC, our hosts usually start at £3000, but that figure can rise considerably depending on the profile of the person you require. Most well-known personalities have a set figure for their services, which helps to keep things simple, but there can be room for negotiation and this is where our experience and expertise can help as we negotiate on your behalf to ensure you get value.

Can I make a video or audio recording of the speech/discussion/event?2020-10-16T14:39:43+00:00

The key point here is having an early discussion so we can put this request to the speaker or host. Often recordings are fine and there is no extra charge. Part of our role is to work with you and the speaker/host to agree marketing, photography and recording arrangements. Obviously streaming is very common now and we can draw on our experience and expertise to establish how widely the event will be streamed and whether the speaker/host is comfortable with what’s being proposed. We ensure that the agreed streaming and recording arrangements are clearly stated in the  contract to avoid any confusion further down the line.