Athletes are intensely motivated, highly focused people who push themselves above their comfort zones to succeed. Because of their tenacity and determination, they serve as examples for others. They each have a different story to tell, one that is chock-full of incredible victories and challenges. Due to this, businesses and organizations engage heavily in these unique events to attract customers, build buzz, increase traffic, and foster goodwill.
But how do you go about booking an athlete appearance? What should you consider before hiring an athlete for your event? At Athlete Speakers, we make the process of booking athletes very simple. Our knowledge allows us to provide precise quotes for fees, confirm availability, and provide a list of athletes specifically tailored to your needs and price range.
What To Look For
It's important to choose the appropriate athlete for your specific needs when scheduling athlete meet & greets, presentations, and appearances. We advise taking into account the following before booking an athlete appearance:
The Athlete’s Background
Consider the athlete's experience, background, and potential ability to connect with your audience if you want to draw in the largest audience possible. For instance, if you are having a networking event for women, you might want to think about inviting a successful female athlete like Kerri Walsh Jennings or Abby Wambach.
If you run a children's charity, on the other hand, and you are planning a youth-inspiring event, you might want to think about hiring an athlete like Emmitt Smith, who has a track record of supporting youth-oriented charities. Your event is more likely to succeed if a player's background and interests match your goals and those of your target audience.
The amount charged for an athlete's appearance might be anything from $2,500 to more than $100,000. As a result, it is essential that anyone wishing to book a player for an appearance carefully examine their spending limit. In general, former athletes charge less than current athletes, and those who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame often charge more than those who have not. You will need to find a balance between the athlete's caliber you want to hire for your event and your budget, just like you would with any other purchase or service.
While some athletes are eager to sign autographs, others would rather just stand for pictures. Attendees will probably ask for an autograph if you schedule an athletic presence for a grand opening. However, the atmosphere would probably be more laid-back and enjoyable if you are trying to hire athletes for a party, in which case having the athlete take pictures with guests might be more acceptable. Athlete Speakers will always make an effort to understand your goals before recommending an athlete who best suits them.
Get started with booking an athlete appearance today by contacting Athlete Speakers. We are the world’s leading service when it comes to hiring sports talent for speaking engagements, meet and greets, virtual events and more. Start the process by completing our Online Booking Request Form or calling us at 1-800-916-6008.