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Frequently Asked Questions

To schedule a public speaker from NECC Speakers Bureau, submit your request using the Speaker’s Bureau Request Form.


Q. Is there a fee associated with requesting a speaker?

A. Speakers receive an honorarium for their presentations. There is limited funding available for organizations in the college’s service area that don’t have the funds to cover the honorarium.

Q. When should I contact NECC in order to secure a speaker for a program?

A. The earlier you are able to make your request, the better the chances are of securing a speaker at a time that works for you.

Q. Who is available to speak?

A. Go to NECC Public Speakers for a complete list of our speakers and to the Topics of NECC Public Speakers for ia list of topics they are available to discuss.

Q. Can the speaker tailor the program to my group’s needs?

A. Each speaker will make every effort to present an interesting, appropriate presentation for your specific group.

Q. Are the speakers available in the day or evening?

A. Both day and evening engagements are accepted depending on the individual speaker’s availability.

Q. Do I contact the speaker directly?

A. No. Please contact us at speakersbureau@necc.mass.edu or 978-556-3862.

Q. Will I have the opportunity to speak with the speaker before the event?

A. We can make arrangements for you to contact the speaker either via phone or email before the scheduled event.

Q. We would like to promote our event. Are there any marketing materials available?

A. We will be happy to provide a high resolution jpeg photo for each speaker as well as the speaker’s biography which you can use to create a press release to send to the media.