Testimonials – Speakers We’ve Represented

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~ A.J. MacQuarrie - Chief Launcher, LaunchPad Nation

“Anastasia has helped me transform my speaking business by booking me throughout California on a regular basis. She’s been such a pleasure to work with; always on top of everything even when I’m not and so kind throughout the entire process. I’ve also done consulting with her several times and she’s been instrumental in helping me create branding and messaging. I highly recommend Anastasia! She is well worth it.”

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~ Chester Santos - U.S. Memory Champion, “International Man of Memory”

"In more than eight years now, Anastasia has helped to secure quality speaking engagements for me that have helped me to grow my business. Many agencies that I've worked with in the past haven't even come close to delivering on what they promised, and they've also been at times pretty difficult to work with. This hasn't been the case at all with Anastasia. She's always delivered on what she's promised and is a pleasure to work with. Deciding to sign on with Access Speakers was one of the smartest things that I've done since starting my speaking business. I highly recommend Anastasia and her services.”

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~ Dot Spaet - Owner, Get Out of Back Pain

“Anastasia has been very helpful in getting speaking gigs for me which have resulted in growing my business. She is attentive and thoughtful, full of great ideas that help speakers. She only looks for gigs that fit my demographics and I can say ‘no’ if one doesn't feel right.

Speaking has been a wonderful way to get my message out about healing back pain on your own; I've gotten new happy clients in my target market but more than anything, speaking is one of the best ways to expand my reach and it is certainly helping to grow mine!

I love working with Anastasia. I could never have contacted all the people she has contacted on my behalf plus she has credibility and a track record that I don't have. I am meeting new people plus I just love speaking. I highly recommend Anastasia to anyone who is looking for more speaking gigs.”

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~ Gisela Zebroski – Novelist - Selfie Sideways: A Memoir, The Baroness, and Mephisto Waltz

“Anastasia connected me with great speaking gigs. She has a terrific network all over the Northern Bay Area.”

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~ Jo Ilfeld, Ph.D. - Executive Leadership Coach, Adjunct Professor

"Anastasia is a speaker's agent who is a true advocate for her speakers. She has such high integrity and believes fully in her speakers and their mission. Not only is she willing to go out and get you the types of speaking jobs and locations that you most desire, but she is very open to hearing about the types of jobs you will and won't take and there's never any pressure to speak anywhere but the places that are the best for your career and your line of work. 

In addition, Anastasia is excellent at the details that make it easy to be a speaker, details about the type of location you are speaking, address, arrival times. Her quality of work and standards are incredibly high, and any speaker would be lucky to have Anastasia on their side! Highly recommend!"

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~ Odysseus Andrianos - CEO/Owner, Agamemnon Film Studio & Ody’s Gym

“Anastasia has been fantastic at helping me develop my career as a young public speaker. She has helped promote me and get gigs all while providing me the necessary feedback to help me grow as a young coach. I highly recommend her services if you are looking to develop your public speaking career.” 

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~ Stephanie Staidle, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT - Licensed Art Therapist and
‘Rapid Results' Business Coach

“Anastasia is someone who authentically cares about her clients. She knows the speaking industry well and my recent consultation with her was full of important guidance to strengthen my speaking profile. Her commitment to my success was evident in her attention to detail, recommendations, and referrals. She is someone you want on your team!”

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~ Steven Campbell – the “Brain Whisperer” ™ and Author, ‘Making Your Mind Magnificent’ and ‘Renewed: Becoming Everything you are in Christ’

"I met Anastasia more than seven years ago when I had retired as a University professor and began my new career as a speaker. Anastasia has been a godsend, not only as an agent but as an experienced business person who helped me...and still helps me...understand how business works and how I can make money doing what I am now doing, which is speaking to thousands of people in hundreds of audiences. Anastasia arranged, and is still arranging, many of those “gigs.” "

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~ Jill Lublin, 4x Best-Selling Author, International Speaker, Master Publicity Strategist

“Anastasia’s services are right on the money. She has helped me obtain speaking engagements and is a focused committed person to her clients. She is savvy, knows how to help speakers and I’m so grateful she is on my team.”

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~ Tara Smith, Owner - Tara Firma Farms

“Growing your business can be time-consuming and costly. Marketing your business can take you away from the work that makes you money. It can be tough and expensive for a small or new business. 

Access Speakers puts you right in front of your customer, with little to no work or cost up front. Whether you are looking to share what you do, build your business through speaking or build a career as a speaker, Access Speakers will put you on the right track. 

At a minimum, you start out focusing on the important part: You, the Speaker. Access Speakers handles all the booking, communications, billings, and collects referrals and feedback. No time wasted on the administrative work and that is money in your pocket. 

Whether you are just starting out and need training or are experienced and wish someone would just “book me”, Access Speakers has the right solution for you. Classes and direction are available should you need it or if you want to brush up! 

Bringing you to your customers in a professional manner is what sets you apart from the rest. Your “agent” from Access Speakers is just that. The professional that identifies your target audience and sets up the best match leaving the best part, you the speaker, to inspire, inform and move to action! 

In my own business, Tara Firma Farms, we were using Farmers Markets to grow our customer base. During the winter months, most of the markets are closed. Access Speakers put me in front of as many opportunities as I could schedule. It kept us strong through our low winter months and I can ask for more or fewer gigs as I needed. I also am able to meet leading members of our community which turned into worthwhile relationships on many levels of running my business. 

I can’t recommend this opportunity enough. If you are building a business or just want to bring your topic to the forefront, this is the fastest way to get there! “