The Trusted Speakers logo should look like an ENDORSEMENT, an accreditation, a certification, a seal of approval. It should represent the elite, the best of the best, top quality, assurance, high-end. It should embody prestige and credibility.
What I'm looking for is two things from the same design:
1) A powerful, colorful logo for use on stationery, website, etc.
2) A monochromatic version of the SAME LOGO to be used as a badge/seal/stamp/emblem.
A typical client is a company or association hosting corporate meetings and annual conventions. While most of our events are "corporate", we also present for many blue-collar, rural and agricultural audiences. The logo should appeal to those audiences, as well.
Avoid initials in the design (TS).
Not seeking rustic or distressed. Not cartoonish.
Nothing that implies male or female. No neckties or bowties.
Slogan is optional. Omit the slogan if it doesn't fit your concept.
"Trusted Speakers" should be large and easy to read.