Meet Bronwyn and Duncan Hesketh chat with Duane Rockwell about who Speakers Inc and WeSpeak Global are, the history, why they do what they do and more.
Bronwyn Hesketh always said that she has THE coolest job on the planet. She gets to work with extraordinary human beings on a daily basis, connecting them with audiences who need to hear what they have to say. In fact - it's not even a job: it's an adventure and way of life for her. Her purpose, really.
Over the last 25 years, she have been immensely proud and privileged to work with truly amazing South African speakers (and more than a smattering of Internationals, too), and now, as she is busy setting up our San Diego office, Bronwyn is thrilled to exclusively represent them across North America, bringing them to a whole new market of audiences who need to hear their messages.
Some more about Bronwyn:
Bronwyn is a founding member of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa, and a Past President of the Cape Town Chapter. Having also served on the regional committee for the South African Association for the Conference Industry and Speakers Inc was also the pioneering South African agency to belong to the International Association of Speaker Bureaus.
She has further served on the board of the Cape Town Branch committee of the Business Women's Association, and was incredibly honoured to be a finalist in the BWA Regional Business Women's Achiever Awards in 2015.
Bronwyn wrote and published "SpeakerSavvy" (yes, one word ;-)) back in 2017. Aimed at both aspiring as well as established speakers and written in a casual, relaxed tone, she is very chuffed with the feedback she gets whenever somebody finishes it. Her primary goal with the book was to help all speakers level-up their speaking businesses, no matter where they are in their speaking journey.
Specialties: Connecting the right speakers to the right audiences, at the right time. First time. Every time.
Meet Bronwyn and Duncan Hesketh
Duncan Hesketh is the Chief Technical Officer at Speakers Inc International and WeSpeak Global based in San Diego, CA. Member of MPI and Speaker Bureau partner with my best friend, My Wife!
✤✤✤ Speakers Inc International ✤✤✤
24 years ago my best friend, business partner and my wife, Bronwyn started Speakers Inc. I am proud to work alongside her on this Speaker Bureau and the inspiring people I have met along the way.
Built on integrity, trust, ethics and honesty as the four pillars makes Speakers Inc International a leading boutique bureau and as such, we are selective on who we have on our books.
I directly influence end clients on who they should be booking and why as we endorse speakers with our brand.
✤✤✤ WeSpeak Global ✤✤✤
With our combined expertise and knowledge we have now provided a platform where speakers and other talent can market themselves to over 20,000 global event planners, organisers and bookers instantly. Already over 10,500 downloads on Android and over 1,000 on Apple.
✤✤✤ Professional experience ✤✤✤
I have over 80 000 hours and over 30 years of expertise in sales, customer management, operational and entrepreneurial strategies from US, UK, Europe and Africa.
✤✤✤ Future Objectives ✤✤✤
To be authentic and ethical! What you see is what you get.
I firmly believe that if you receive something for FREE then you are the product! Don’t complain after if it doesn’t work for you or if you do nothing to work on it.
Duane Rockwell was our highly experienced and professional Host for the show and has been a valued EMCEE in the corporate entertainment arena, hosting at fashion shows and corporate events.
His easy-going and highly professional approach to any event makes Duane an absolute delight to deal with – always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that the function is an unforgettable and totally memorable affair.