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National Speakers Association-North Texas Chapter Lab Presentation with Shari Barth

February 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Topic:  Speakers, There’s More to this Life than Bureaus: Working with a Talent Development Broker

Date:  February 12, 2020

Time:  6:30-8:00p.m.

To Register, go to:  https://speaker.org/lab-february-12-2020/

Session Description:

Most speakers are probably familiar with the term “Bureau” but I’m going to guess that not too many know the term “Talent Development Broker.” Perhaps it’s because I made it up and coined the term myself (maybe?), or perhaps it’s because it’s way less common than a Speakers Bureau is (more likely!). Either way, join us on February 12 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm to learn more!

As a Talent Development Broker, I work nationwide with clients big and small, no matter the industry (corporate organizations, advertising, agencies, non-profits, government, distributors, associations, franchisees, franchisors) to secure top talent across all disciplines for organizational assignments in 4 key areas or channels: Keynote Speaking, Training, Coaching, and Consulting. And, I am always on the hunt for new and unique talent and offerings.

This session is designed for new speakers, experienced speakers, those who want to add new channels to their offerings, and those who want to expand their footprint within key channels. In other words, it’s designed for those who are looking to increase their bookings!

Key Takeaways:

Come discover

  • What is a Talent Development Broker?
  • How do I best work with a Broker’s clients?
  • How can a Talent Development Broker help me work more effectively with my own clients?
  • How might a Talent Development Broker partner with me to grow my biggest client accounts?

Shari Barth Bio:

Shari Barth of Optimal Training Solutions (www.OptimalTrainingSolutions.com) is a Talent Development Broker.

Over the last 25+ years, Shari Barth has built a successful career centered around the things that are most near and dear to her: training, coaching, keynote speaking, and consulting, and moving organizations toward success. Professionally, there is no greater motivation for Shari than working with organizations who seek the tools to improve performance and matching them to the right resource, in the right city, at the right price point.

Having contributed for many years as both an internal employee (for JCPenney) and as an external consultant (for Accenture), Shari experienced first-hand how difficult it could be for an organization to navigate the search to find the right person for projects and assignments.  Shari decided, “What if I connect the dots between client needs and top talent?” and an entrepreneur and Optimal Training Solutions (OTS) was born in 2001. Today, OTS (a fully certified woman-owned business) dramatically expedites the connection process, decreases the search time, and helps organizations find better matches than they could on their own.

When Shari’s not “connecting the dots” she enjoys spending time in Plano, Texas with her husband Michael and daughters Zoe and Maddy.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Michigan.

Join Us!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 / 6:30p-9:30p

Hilton Garden Inn
1001 W. President George Bush Turnpike
Richardson, Texas 75080


  • All Access Pass Holders: Free (you must register to attend labs)
  • Members: $49.00
  • Guests (non-NSA Members): $59.00
  • Walk-ins (anyone): $69.00
  • First time guests of a chapter meeting: $25.00

Seating is Limited – Only 40 spaces available – Please sign up as early as possible. 

Registration at the Door will be accepted ONLY if seating is available.

To Register, go to:  https://speaker.org/lab-february-12-2020/


February 12, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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National Speakers Association-NT Chapter
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Hilton Garden Inn Richardson
1001 W. George Bush Hwy
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