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Speaker Services Info PacketThanks for your interest in the Speaker Services Directory. We’ve been bringing speakers and audiences together since 1994. In fact, we were one of the first 1,500 businesses on the Web! Here’s what you’ll find in this info packet:

  • How Speaker Services works
  • Answers to questions we’re asked the most
  • Partial list of event planners who use our Speakers Directory
  • How to get listed in the Directory and what it costs
  • Testimonials from speakers
  • Testimonials from event planners

Meeting Planners

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Speakers

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FAQ’s

Answers to questions we get asked the most…

WHAT IS SPEAKER SERVICES?
Speakers Services is a one-stop shop to help you boost or jumpstart your speaking career. We’re best known for our online Speakers Directory, a popular resource for anyone who needs a speaker for a conference or event. The Directory is used by thousands of event planners, talk show producers, corporations, associations and interest groups of all kinds who book speakers. When an event planner needs a speaker on your topic, they can find you quickly and easily in the Directory.

HOW DO EVENT PLANNERS CONTACT OUR SPEAKERS?
They call or e-mail them directly. There’s no middleman – ever!

WHO LISTS IN THE DIRECTORY?
Authors, therapists, financial planners, health practitioners, lawyers, entrepreneurs, physicians, humorists, clergy, actors, educators, trainers, managers, corporate executives, consultants, or any professional interested in increasing their business base. If you’ve got knowledge to share, Speaker Services can help you build your speaking career.

WHO SEES MY LISTING?
Thousands of meeting and event planners, corporate managers and program directors who book speakers and hire consultants search our Directory. It’s an instant resource for decision-makers who book speakers for: corporations, colleges, trade and professional associations, TV and radio talk shows, singles groups, libraries, bookstores, schools, churches and synagogues, women’s groups, hospitals, health centers, civic groups, chambers of commerce, and service groups. It’s an instant resource for thousands of decision-makers.

HOW DO EVENT PLANNERS FIND THE SPEAKERS DIRECTORY?
They find us on Google and other search engines, where we have a great presence due to smart Search Engine Optimization (SEO). In addition, we e-mail monthly updates about our speakers to over 5,000 event coordinators, plus we do online advertising, post on social media, and exhibit at conferences and trade shows.

WHAT DO I GET IF I LIST IN THE DIRECTORY?
Your listing is like having a website dedicated to your speaking career. In fact, many speakers create a Web address that takes event planners right to their listing. We take pride in the quality of the Directory. Our writers are mainstream journalists and professional editors who spin the info you give us on our intake form into copy that makes you shine. We always emphasize how your audience will benefit from hearing you speak, which is what event planners want to know most.

Your Speaker Directory listing includes the following:

  • Video of you speaking (if you have it)
  • Tagline: A powerful summary of who you are and what you do
  • In-depth, professional write-up and profile
  • Photo and bio
  • Best-fit audiences
  • Testimonials
  • Speaker One Sheet (if you have it)
  • Books you’ve written and link to Amazon
  • Social media: Links to your website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages
  • Contact information so event planners can call or e-mail you directly

HOW LONG DOES MY LISTING RUN?
One year. Right now, we’re adding 3 bonus months, so your listing runs for 15 months from the date we post it.

DO I GET TRAINING?
Yes! You get two private coaching sessions with trainers on our team. Choose any two of the following topics:

  • Get more speaking gigs
  • Develop your presentations
  • Become a “go-to” media expert in your field
  • Build or polish your presentation skills
  • Jumpstart or boost your speaking career
  • Promote your business through speaking
  • Overcome shyness when speaking
  • Build or improve your website
  • Develop or polish your promotional materials
  • Master speaking skills for women professionals and entrepreneurs
  • Get video by doing Google hangouts
  • Do more social media posts in less time
  • Promote your book
  • Fix or improve your online reputation
And we are adding more topics and experts to our training program all the time!

SHOULD I EVER SPEAK FOR FREE?
If you’re just starting out, speaking for free is often the way to go – and you can still make money! You can attract clients and customers and promote your seminar, product, book, CD, or DVD through your speaking appearances – in fact, speaking for free can really pay off! Our clients who speak for free often get invited back to do paid gigs, such as keynotes at conferences or corporate trainings. Speaking for free is a great way to hone your skills and make connections that lead to gigs that pay.

WHAT’S THE COST TO LIST IN THE DIRECTORY?
$50 a month. Your listing runs for one year + 3 bonus months (15 months) in the Directory for $750 and includes two private coaching sessions with members of our team. Payment plans are available.

CAN WE TALK?
Of course! Call us at 310-512-7779 or use our contact form here. We want to help you boost or launch your speaking career. Below, you’ll find a partial list of organizations who use our Directory and testimonials from both speakers and event planners.