Lourdes Swarts (shown on photo with Dr. Stephen Covey) has more than 20 years of experience in working with world celebrities and with providing speakers for any event. Twenty-First Century Speakers (TFCS) was established in New York City in the mid-1990s, with the goal of matching non-profit organizations with leading authorities for their programs. With Lourdes as its first President, the bureau branched out to serving as agents for both professional speakers and celebrities, and dealing with governments, intergovernmental bodies, universities, and corporations. Lourdes has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas in accompanying and caring for world leaders addressing her client's programs.
Lourdes Swarts, a native of Brazil, is married to Dr. Frederick Allen Swarts, an author and scholar. They are the parents of four school age children and reside in rural Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Unparalleled service to others as the foundation for our business
At Twenty-First Century Speakers (TFCS), we are committed to the highest
standard of service and integrity. It is our contention that personal and
corporate success flows from helping others to achieve success. We believe that
adherence to such a principle is the reason why we have become one of the
world's leading speakers bureaus - in less than a decade.
Booking the right speaker is a critical component of a successful program.
Organizations and speakers are drawn to TFCS because they recognize our
unmatched attention to meeting their concerns. Our staff understands the
importance of having the perfect speaker, timely and appropriate information,
and staying within budgets. Being concerned about the smallest details allows us
to take special pride in helping ensure that your next event will be a memorable
Taking Your Burden
Identifying, contacting, negotiating and contracting a speaker for an
engagement is a laborious process. Booking and following through with a speaker
until the time of the engagement are among the most important endeavors for the
success of any program. One must be concerned with securing the appropriate
speaker, air and ground travel arrangements, contract details, accommodations,
staging requirements, logistics, and innumerable other details. TFCS takes on
this burden and tension for you, allowing you to focus on other aspects of the
We care deeply about the quality of our work, and want each speaker's
appearance to be a great success. From the moment a speaker is booked until the
time of the engagement, TFCS is available 24 hours a day, working to assure each
and every detail is properly accounted for.
Although headquartered in the United States, TFCS is a global speakers
bureau, with an international network of speakers, agencies, and cooperating
organizations. Our client list includes bookings in North, South and Central
America, as well as Asia, Europe and Africa. We represent exclusive speakers in
these same areas of the world. Whether you need to impress business executives
in Europe or appeal to Latin American guests, we can help!
As a full-service speakers bureau with an international network, Twenty-First
Century Speakers has access to virtually any speaker in the world. We not only
enjoy close relationships with the community of speakers worldwide, but also
work cooperatively with those bureaus with rosters of exclusive speakers. Rather
than contacting diverse agencies to check speaker availability and fees, we
provide one constant source of service.
The industry standard is for speaker fees to be set depending on such
variables as location and type of presentation desired (keynote address,
seminar, etc). Thus, whether a speaker is approached directly or through an
agency, generally the same standard fee is charged the client, with the bureau
commission coming from the speaker's standard fee, rather than as an add-on.
Cooperating bureaus share this commission. Thus, at no extra fee, you can play
the field of speakers.
Whether you wish a speaker for a small luncheon or a keynote address for a
major convention, whether you wish a 20-minute talk or a three-day seminar
leader, TFCS can work together with you to secure the ideal presenter. We enjoy
the opportunity to help you.