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Are there any good sites that get results connecting speakers to speaking opportunities?

6answers

Well, I haven't had much luck but here's one.

There's expertfile.com (although I've never received a speaking lead through there.)

Let me know if there are others you end up finding.


Answered 7 years ago

This seems to be a difficult space. The closest thing to a speaker marketplace I've seen was SpeakerSite.com. They shut down due to their inability to monetize effectively.


Answered 7 years ago

There are a number of sites that do variations on what you're describing.

The best of them, though it has issues and is far from perfect, is SpeakerMatch.com. Please understand that I am not endorsing the site, and I think it's not very advantageous to speakers, but it does match speakers with opportunities.

I'm not sure your motive in asking the question, but assuming that you are a speaker looking for opportunities, then the key is not in looking for sites like this, but rather to learn how to effectively market what you do so that when a meeting planner is looking for a speaker, your name comes to mind.

I have to disagree with the last poster on how speakers are selected. When a meeting planner is looking for a speaker, they usually know what topic they want, and often even have specific speakers in mind. That is why MOST speaking opportunities are never advertized, and why a site like you describe can compliment a speakers' marketing plan, but can never replace it.


Answered 7 years ago

Public speaking is a challenge to promote as third party, connecting them can be pretty simple I think but might require the service (hosting) site to look for events and the match from existing speakers... I say this because events don't typically have a topic or speaker in mind and is often whoever is available for the event, as long as it matches the events focus. So is a matter of matching per se but of promoting them to opportunities.. My opinion.


Answered 7 years ago

Speakers Bureaus have generally played this role. There even exists an International Association of Speakers Bureaus (IASB).

You can search for speakers bureaus by country/state here on the IASB website:
https://m360.iasbweb.org/frontend/search.aspx?cs=4665


Answered 7 years ago

The ones I know of are:
Www.SpeakerMatch.com
Www.thumbtack.com
Www.SpeakerHub.com
Www.gigmasters.com
Www.10times.com
Www.eventbrite.com

Or just google or search on social media #CallForSpeakers or #CallForPresenters

I wrote an entire guide on how to get booked to speak. Bit.ly/GetBookedToSpeak. Let me know if you have questions.


Answered a year ago

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