Unfortunately, we are not authorized to give out contact information, but should you wish to write to one of our speakers, please send your letter to the speaker in care of Royce Carlton, Inc. Our mailing address is: Royce Carlton, Inc. 866 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017-1880.
Please send an email to Kimberly Turner at Kimberly@roycecarlton.com with some brief details regarding the interview and your contact details, including a telephone number and email address. Your email will be promptly forwarded on to the Speaker. You may also fax your request to (212) 888-8659.
Royce Carlton adds very few speakers each year to its roster. However, should you wish Royce Carlton to evaluate if you are a speaker that might be of interest to its team, please send an email or letter with as much information as possible about you and your subject matter to:
We are constantly asked this question, and no, it is not the name of one or two people. It was determined at the time of incorporation that the President of Royce Carlton, Carlton S. Sedgeley, would not use his name as too many people have difficulty with the name Sedgeley. It was therefore decided at the onset that the name of the company would be called “Carlton, Incorporated.” Unfortunately, “Carlton, Incorporated” had already been registered by the State of New York to an insurance company. Mr. Sedgeley was advised that he should come up with another name to avoid confusion with mail, tax returns, etc. At that time, as it is today, Royce Carlton’s offices overlooked Beekman Place here in New York. A rather lovely Silver Cloud Rolls Royce came down the street. What about Royce Carlton? It would be an easy name to remember and no one would have any difficulty in pronouncing it. Hence, the name Royce Carlton, Inc. was submitted to the state and was accepted.
As agents, Royce Carlton represents some 80 speakers, always under exclusive contract, for their lectures and speaking engagements. Many of our speakers are also available for seminars, debates, residences, and some as hosts and moderators for special events.
As agents, we choose to represent speakers and are proud to represent them. Because we represent those speakers exclusively, we have a more complete understanding of the speaker and can better determine if a speaking engagement is suited to the speaker and the customer alike. We want every engagement to be successful for our speakers and our customers.
In representing our speakers, our fiduciary is to our speakers who pay us a commission for every engagement they accept and complete. However, to make it work, we want and need 100% customer satisfaction.
As brokers, Royce Carlton provides a “brokerage” service to our customers should they require a speaker not represented by Royce Carlton. We will assist in identifying, locating and negotiating speakers whom we do not represent.
Our “brokerage” service to our customers is in recognition that every event may not be right for one of the speakers we represent. In this situation, we turn the tables and represent the customer. We will find and negotiate for a speaker at the fees acceptable to our customers and the speaker, send contracts and manage the engagements. Royce Carlton charges a commission to the customer for this service, unless the speaker is represented by another company. In the latter circumstance, the “corresponding agency or bureau” will extend a portion of their commission to Royce Carlton. In this case, no further commission is paid by the customer.
If a customer simply wants to know where and how to get a speaker not represented by Royce Carlton, we are more than delighted to provide that information free of charge. Information is free, negotiating contracts and managing an engagement is commissionable.
As managers, Royce Carlton works closely with our speakers and customers to coordinate every detail for every event to ensure success.
As managers, our Client and Event Services Associates will work closely with our speakers, customers and agents on every detail in order that everyone invoiced has the information they need about airline flights, ground transportation, hotel, car services, etc. And after all this information is sorted out, the Client and Event Services Associates will provide a detailed itinerary to the speaker and customer. They will also send suggested speaker preference sheets for customers to better host the speaker.