When booking an artist or speaker there is no better tool available to a promoter of public or corporate events than booking agencies and entertainment agents. Booking artists requires a great deal of experience and expertise, which is why it is so important to have the correct assistance when proceeding into the contracting , negotiation and offer phases that coincide with booking a artist. The process of booking artists and speakers and booking talent starts with an inquiry which gives the entertainment agent an idea of your event style, budget, dates, and other key info which entertainment agents need to find you the best artist for your event booking. Next, an official offer will be discussed to present to the artists. Upon the artist's acceptance of the official booking offer, contracts are issued and deposits are scheduled for payment. While the steps appear simple, the details within each step can be very complex and must be handled with the most delicate care to insure that all sides of the negotiation are happy, respected, and properly represented.