Frequently Asked Questions:
Is there a charge for calling upon participants in LBWCC’s Speakers Bureau?
LBWCC offers the Speakers Bureau as a service to the community and welcomes the opportunity to speak with groups in the service area of Covington, Coffee, Crenshaw, Geneva, and Butler counties. Because a number of our students are residents of surrounding counties, some of our Speakers Bureau participants are also willing to travel to adjoining counties to provide a program. Participants are volunteers in this information-sharing effort, offering their services to the community because they care about sharing knowledge with area residents.
When should I call to schedule a speaker?
The earlier you call, the better chance of getting the speaker and topic of choice. Why? Most of our faculty and staff are busy with their jobs and in their community, have families, and a variety of demands on their time. Please call the person you would like for your program or group at the earliest possible notice. This will give our Speakers Bureau participants plenty of time to schedule and plan your program, and help you rest easier about scheduling the speaker for your event.
What information do I need to give the speaker?
Make sure your desired speaker knows the name of your group or event and provide some background information if they are not familiar with it. It is essential you provide your contact information so the speaker can be better prepared to respond to your request and contact you with any questions that might arise before the program.
What if I get a voice mail when I call the speaker I’d like to invite?
Be sure to speak clearly and leave your name and telephone number. Remember to say you are calling to request a program through the College’s Speakers Bureau. Our faculty and staff try hard to respond quickly to their voice mail messages?
Can I send an email instead of calling?
If the speaker you would like to invite includes an email address in addition to their telephone number, it is acceptable to send an email request instead of calling. Be sure to include all the information needed, such as your name, telephone number, and that you are seeking a speaker for your group or event, the date of the event, and location.
What types of programs are available?
Click on the "Topics" button under "Speakers Bureau" in the menu for all available programs. Programs may be scheduled for information about LBWCC, available career programs, and services that help students succeed. Special interest areas for faculty and staff are also the subjects of some programs, such as "Community College - The Best Value in Higher Education," "Self-Defense," "Foraging the Southern Forest: Berries, Herbs, Nuts, and Mushrooms," just to name a few!