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Direct Sportslink is a leading provider of college basketball legends and current college basketball coaches for speaking engagements, personal appearances, and product endorsements in North America. The available talent includes some of the greatetst college basketball players and greatest college basketball coaches of all-time. You can also browse Direct Sportslink Final Four speakers and Final Four appearance fees to view talent involved in some of the greatest Final Four moments. Please view our booking of Coach John Calipari's speaking engagement appearance below.

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Parker Hannifan Corporation

Coach Calipari Speaking to Parker Hannifan Employees

Audience: 250+ Guests
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Client: Parker Hannifan Corporation

Direct Sportslink's client, Parker Hannifan was looking for a popular motivational speaker with specific speech topics of leadership, adapting to change, and working together as a team. After reviewing several options Parker Hannifan secured Coach Calipari and were thrilled with his speech and book signing. To secure Coach John Calipari for your motivational speaking engagement or appearance plesae contact a Direct Sportslink booking agent for his immediate fee and availability.

John Calipari Testimonial

Thanks so much for all of your help in securing Coach Calipari for our meeting. He did an excellent job and was of great help kicking off what was our best ever sales and distribution meeting!

-Parker Hannifan Corporation

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FAQ's and Celebrity Booking Agent Tips

College Basketball Celebrity Personal Appearance - Q: What is the best way to use a college basketball celebrity at my event? A: It depends on the type of event you are hosting, whether that is a sales meeting, trade show, grand opening, or corporate hospitality event. One frequently used successful event is to have the coach give a "chalk talk." The coach will discuss specific leadership skills and present ideas for your business leaders to think about when looking to build a successful sales team or marketing plan. Below are a few event examples where college basketball sports talent can be hired.

 Final Four sponsored events
 Print advertisements in game-day programs
 Meet and greets in corporate suites
 Local radio and television commercials
 Rotary Club speeches
 Fundraising and charity events
 Celebrity golf outings
 Chamber of Commerce events
 Basketball camp appearances


College Basketball Player or Coach Endorsement - Q: Can I use an existing college basketball player in an endorsement or advertising of our product or company. A: No, NCAA rules prohibit you from using an existing player in an endorsement, however you can use them once their collegiate eligibility has expired. Many of the coaches are available for radio, television, print, and internet endorsements. Some of the more popular coaches with major universities and colleges have endorsements in major product categories with the school or rights holder such as the automobile, fast food, beverage, investment and insurance categories. Direct Sportslink has an experienced staff to help you negotiate any endorsement with a collegiate sports coach. Please contact us for more information.

College Basketball Motivational Speaker - Q: Are college basketball coaches good motivational speakers? A: A college basketball coach can be the ideal motivational keynote speaker when looking to motivate a sales team or group of people. The college coaches are experienced with topics such as leadership, adapting to change, and forming a game-plan for success. Often, many of the guests have watched the specific coach lead their team to victory, specifically in such popular college basketball states as Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, and North Carolina. The audience is often comprised of top sales executives, peak performers, and the people in the organization who are most likely to make a difference. Most speakers discuss leadership, winning as a team, achieving goals, power of a positive attitude, characteristics of a champion, mixed with their own personal sports and life experiences.