Free speaker’s bureau celebrates 20 years of growth – Suburban Life

Suburban Life LogoTo celebrate two decades of service to the community, Free Speech Speaker’s Bureau has undergone a major update – a new name, logo and many more opportunities for both speakers and the hundreds of groups who use speakers. Free Speech is now – A Pro Bono Speakers Bureau.

“All speakers present programs at no cost – nada, nothing, zip,” said Andy Richardson of Naperville, director of “There is no charge to any group. Ever. Not from the speaker and not from the bureau.” is a boon for groups who need speakers for their programs but who have limited or no budgets. Groups include chambers of commerce, libraries, Rotary and Kiwanis groups, special interest clubs, retirement communities, church groups, women’s clubs and men’s clubs.

“If you’re thinking that is about working for free, think again,” speaker and business coach Tom Kelly said. “It’s about getting in front of great audiences that can experience your expertise which will help you grow your business.”

“I have used several times for our Chicago-area Mensa group’s monthly gathering; each may have been free, but each has been as professional as those we’ve hired who had a high fee,” Vicky Edwards, programs officer for Chicago-area Mensa, said. “Every one of them has arrived on time, been fully prepared and given a fascinating presentation.”

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By Suburban Life Media
March 9, 2016