Pinnacle is more than just a source for dynamic speakers and entertainers. We have extensive resources and a limitless supply of talent. Along with fulfilling your booking needs, we understand your challenges and can advise and share helpful information on many of the intricacies of making great meetings happen.
With a guiding philosophy that meetings matter, Pinnacle is dedicated to investing personal attention to help organizations strengthen their conference experience. We are nimble and quick, which means less hassle for you. With relevant, engaging programming, delivered by leading experts, our clients experience higher levels of return on their conference investment…and their business mission is accomplished.
One of our most unique value propositions with consulting clients is that we offer onsite support and speaker coordination. Whenever possible, we will attend your event and help with last-minute details, taking the pressure off you and assuring a smooth performance and positive result. We understand the current state of the meetings and events industry. With so much national attention focused on the industry, we will partner with you to help assure you achieve clear business-related outcomes and prove the value of your event.
Top 7 reasons for you to partner with Pinnacle – THE PINNACLE SEVEN
- Your meeting matters to us! We care and it shows.
- Onsite support for consulting clients and speaker coordination for all clients.
- We advise and consult, rather than just toss speakers at you.
- We’re just so doggone nice!
- We ask and we listen.
- Our mission is to help you achieve your vision.
- The Pinnacle Promise is that your speaker is as good in person as online!
“In all sincerity, it’s an absolute pleasure to work with Benny Williford and Pinnacle Speakers Bureau. He is always professional, honest, willing to go the extra mile—even at the last minute. He is a great listener and asks all of the right questions so he is sure to meet our needs. Benny is clearly committed to his clients, an excellent communicator, and has good problem-solving skills. With his extensive knowledge of the industry, I totally trust his recommendations. Most importantly, he has a wonderful attitude. I frequently recommend Benny and Pinnacle Speakers Bureau to my colleagues who need speakers and program ideas.”
Denise Aasen, Vice President Jackson National Life
“Benny Williford of Pinnacle Speakers Bureau is a consummate professional. His attention to detail, active role in the listening process and excellent follow through all serve to make me, and my company, look so good!! My level of comfort is very high when Benny and Pinnacle are involved with my meetings and events. Benny has a passion for his business, and it is clearly apparent that he loves what he does. His commitment to excellence is obvious as well. He is a believer in helping others get what they want and need. I am proud to be one of his many clients. I do not hesitate to recommend him to other meeting professionals for their speakers needs.”
Wendy Mooneyham, CMP, Sr Meeting & Special Events Coordinator AgFirst Farm Credit Bank
THE PINNACLE PHILOSOPHY
Meetings Matter! And Your Meeting Matters to Us!
In our role of advising and assisting meeting professionals with compelling speakers, we have witnessed many positive results, influenced by our speakers delivering just the right message, to the right audience, at the right time. As an example, one of our clients, a healthcare executive, wrote the following comment about one of our speakers:
“The feedback has been incredible. Your message is so inspirational. We are better people today as a result of listening to you yesterday. Thanks to Pinnacle Speakers Bureau for helping make it happen!” G. Raymond Leggett, III President & CEO CarolinaEast Health System
Pinnacle Speakers Bureau understands the significant influence one individual can have on an organization. Meetings matter, not only to individuals and organizations, but to the positive growth of a dynamic global economy.
Meetings are where relationships are built, ideas are hatched, knowledge is transferred, business transpires, people are inspired, and the future is invented. Leaders can be developed and the workforce can be trained and motivated to face the challenges of an increasingly complex business environment. Successful meetings are often the engines that propel a business to be transformed and lives to be positively changed.
We service a broad-based association and corporate clientele. Pinnacle represents leading professional speakers, authors, trainers, and consultants, as well as popular celebrities and entertainers. We help meeting professionals and executives select prominent authorities who present high-impact messages that get results.
Pinnacle Speakers Bureau was established in July, 2001 by Benny Williford. After many successful years in the financial services industry as a financial advisor, manager, trainer, and business leader, Benny decided to follow his passion into the meetings, events and professional development industry.
He understands the powerful impact and benefits of face-to-face meetings and strongly believes in the value of lifelong learning. Under Benny’s leadership, Pinnacle has proven its commitment to elevate the value of your meetings.
With an entrepreneurial spirit, successful business track record, and thorough understanding of the industry, Benny offers valuable insights to make sure your meeting matters.
Meetings Matter! And Your Meeting Matters to Us!
Benny Williford, President
“After getting to know Benny Williford and Pinnacle Speakers Bureau through AENC, we have been pleased to work with him on several of our conferences. He has truly demonstrated interest in understanding the needs of our organization, evaluating our event objectives, and helping us choose the best possible speaker—and the results have been wonderful. Partnering with Benny and Pinnacle has helped us receive outstanding remarks from our attendees about our keynote speakers.”
Sharon H. Bryson, M.Ed. Chief Operating Officer North Carolina Association of CPAs
“On behalf of AENC we would like to say that Pinnacle Speakers Bureau and its President, Benny Williford has made significant contributions to the success of AENC programs the past several years. Benny has assisted in securing many of our Luncheon Keynote Speakers who have been well received by our members. Through his dedication and understanding of the industry, Benny also helped make it possible for AENC to partner with Pinnacle Speakers Bureau to offer our members and meeting planners the opportunity to experience exciting Speakers Showcases for the past six years. His professionalism and knowledge of speakers were instrumental in making the Showcase a huge success and an event we plan to repeat annually.”
Jim Thompson, CAE, IOM, Executive Director Association Executives of North Carolina (AENC)