We've got a complete online job board and application system made just for speakers. You will receive direct requests from meeting planners as well as open calls for speakers. And you can search our online database for more opportunities.
It's as easy as plugging in your information. We do the rest! Highlight your programs, audios, videos, and more! We give you tools that make it simple to create a professional looking profile. It's like having your own website with the added bonus of built-in traffic.
We aren't just a website. We've got live agents here to help! We can help you to develop a profile meeting planners will respond to, create attention-getting applications, and more. We want to help you succeed.
31 out of every 32 people who try to launch a speaking business fail. We want you to be in the successful minority. To help you succeed in the speaking business, we provide you with the resources to help build and maintain a successful and sustainable speaking business.
No matter what strategies you use to book a potential speaking gig, one fact cannot be ignored: You can only get a job speaking if you know about it in the first place.
Since 2002, SpeakerMatch has provided emerging and professional speakers alike with a steady stream of speaking opportunities. SpeakerMatch leads work just like the classified ads you would find in the newspaper; we give you access to all our leads and you decide what's right for you. There are no contracts or hidden fees and you can cancel at any time.
It is true that there are resources you can go to find people who hire speakers, lists of organizations that hold regular events, and lists of upcoming events and tradeshows. However, the basic problem with using these resources is that you don't know if these opportunities are available now or if they make sense for you based on price range, location, or topic without putting in signigicant time and effort. With SpeakerMatch, there is no need to spend time looking for places to market your materials because we do it for you and present speaking opportunities with all the relevant information in an easy to read format. When using the SpeakerMatch service you'll only be presented with planners who are actively seeking speakers right now.
Not in the traditional sense. Our service operates more like a matching service. There are no speaker agents and all comunication is between the speaker and meeting planner; SpeakerMatch simply facilitates the communication through the Communication Center. If a subscriber to our service secures an engagement, there are no commissions. Period. We do receive calls from meeting planners where our current roster may not have an ideal speaker. In this instance, we'll help the organizer find what they are looking for and charge a finder's fee to the speaker. In addition, we provide ample support to make sure our speakers have a professional web presence. This is done in a variety of ways, including access to educational teleseminars, e-zines, our publication, Behind the Podium, strategy sessions, and more.
We're well aware that it's all about ROI (Return on Investment). It only takes one modestly paid speaking engagement to pay for an entire year of the SpeakerMatch service. Plus, any bookings you receive through SpeakerMatch are yours to keep; We take no commissions! Most of our speakers get booked through what we call, "Direct Requests." This is where event organizers browsing our speaker showcase review speakers based on their search criteria and simply pick up the phone or fill out the built-in information request form to inquire about your speaking services. Our system is focused on connecting the speaker and planner in the most efficient manner. An email notification is delivered to your personal email address to notify you of any inquiries you receive through SpeakerMatch.
It's important to note that due to the nature of the SpeakerMatch service it is impossible to know the exact number of paid opportunities. Most often, organizers will search our directory, find a speaker, and book them without ever letting us know. With that said, we do receive 20-50 engagements per month listed as an open call for speakers that are then emailed out to our members.
60% of these listings are for low-fee and no-fee engagements (under $500), while the remaining 40% are for engagements which pay $500 and up (25% are over $1500, 18% are over $2,500, and 11% are over $5,000). We are continually working on adding new opportunities and on exploring new venues.
Members can search for these opportunities by date, location, topic requirements, and many other criteria. Each engagement represents multiple speaker openings. One engagement, for example, may require 5 speakers. Some of our listings come from large conferences and conventions where organizers are seeking 40, 100, 200 or more breakout session leaders. We also list a substantial number of ongoing opportunities across the country (speakers needed on a monthly to quarterly basis). Often, expenses are covered even when there is no speaking fee, but this differs from engagement to engagement. The job listing page indicates which opportunities include speaking fees, travel fees, and whether or not expenses are paid.
First-time subscribers: Use the SpeakerMatch service for up to 8 weeks at absolutely no risk. If you are not completely satisfied with the value of service you receive, just let us know before the end of this period and we'll promptly refund your full investment.
So no matter what type of event you want to speak at, we definitely have the traffic!
Ever tried to find a speaking engagement by searching on the internet? Try searching for "open call for speakers" in Google. You'll get thousands of hits!
The trouble with web leads is that it is hard to tell if they:
To get all this information, you would have to visit each website. Why spend the time to do this when you don't have to?
SpeakerMatch can save you the time and hassle. Our team scours the web looking for good leads and then presents them in a format that is easy to view on the SpeakerMatch Job Board. If you think you fit the bill, you can follow the direct link to the organizer's online application instructions.
Have a specific fee range that you charge per engagement? Members can easily:
Best of all, any bookings you receive through SpeakerMatch are commission free as long as you are an active member.
With SpeakerMatch you can! SpeakerMatch empowers emerging and professional speakers with a robust set of tools to communicate your value in a clear and concise manner. You'll have a dedicated biography page, program descriptions, audio and video capabilities, articles, blogs, and more. All of this is simplified in your member center and linked to ONE PLACE, your SpeakerMatch profile. You can access your content at any time (little to no technical knowledge is necessary, and when you are not sure how to do something, or need to brainstorm ideas, we have a great team to help you out).
Over the years we've worked with meeting planners (since 2002), we have come to the realization that meeting planners are more interested in the topics (programs) speakers present on. With this in mind, we created a way for speakers to advertise themselves based upon the programs they present.
NEW: ANALYTICS! Speakers can test their marketing by seeing the number of views each of their programs receive. It's easy to delete, edit, and post new programs.
In each program, speakers can clearly convey:
Each program falls under a general category, but you have the ability to refine your searchability by adding more specific keywords; this helps both internal and external search engines find (index) programs listed on SpeakerMatch.
Having a blog is a great way to exemplify that you are current when it comes to the topics on which you speak. Members are encouraged to integrate an existing blog or start their own as a part of their SpeakerMatch profile.
Integrating your existing blog is as easy as typing the blog URL in the blog feed. But if you are not the most tech-savvy person out there, the SpeakerMatch team will gladly assist you.
Platinum level members can write and post articles in this section. Articles are supplemental materials that speakers can use to further enhance their credentials on a particular topic. This section is also a nice repository for storing articles.
SpeakerMatch profiles easily integrate with video sharing services like YouTube and Vimeo. It's as simple as copy and paste! Keep the meeting planner focused on YOU, by having all your information in one place.
Adding a video to a SpeakerMatch profile is easy! And if you are not the most tech-savvy person out there, the SpeakerMatch team will gladly assist you.
*Gold members are limited to 5 videos at a time while Platinum members can add unlimited number of videos.
Platinum level members can easily add .mp3 audio files showcasing their speaking abilities to their SpeakerMatch profile. And if you are not the most tech-savvy person out there, the SpeakerMatch team will gladly assist you.
Many of our speakers like to upload past radio interviews, sample presentations in audio format, or webinars.
Through the Document Library you can provide all your supplemental materials in one easy to access place. The following are examples of what some of our speakers upload:
What good is having an AMAZING speaker's profile if planners can't find it? Everything from your meta data to your images, and your videos should be properly labeled to get you the best possible ranking.
You can do all of this on your own, spending hours fiddling with html code, editing your webpages, etc. OR YOU CAN SAVE TIME AND GET YOUR INFORMATION OUT THERE ASAP WITH THE HELP OF SPEAKERMATCH...
Google is by far the most often used search engine to find speakers. Yeah, Microsoft's Bing and Yahoo! combined forces, but Google is far ahead of both of these search engines. SpeakerMatch takes this into consideration and while your profile is properly programmed for all the search engines, we do put an emphasis on making sure your information is quickly picked up by Google and ranked as high as possible. Everything from your meta data to your images, and your videos are optimized to get you the best possible ranking. Speakers can even set their own keywords for their profile and each program! Google is ever changing its algorithms and we stay on top of this for you. According to Alexa, SpeakerMatch is in the top 1% of all website traffic. Not too shabby!
Marketing yourself on SpeakerMatch can save you thousands of dollars off the cost of doing large-scale postal mailings and other types of marketing. More importanty, the return on investment could be huge. One of our members likes to brag about making over $100,000 through SpeakerMatch in just a few short years. Just think about it, you only need one paid engagement at a modest fee to recoup your investment. We're dedicated to making sure you receive value out of your membership and hope you'll consider adding SpeakerMatch as a new tool in your marketing arsenal.
Don't just submit static, applications. Attach a personal video messages for the planners to your applications. Making applications come to life is as simple as recording a video, posting it to Vimeo or YouTube, then putting the embed code in the Video Embed Code box.
SpeakerMatch is a subscription-based service. Accounts are renewed on a 4-week, 12-week, or 52-week basis. Members can cancel/suspend their accounts at any time through the member center. It's hassle free!
For more information, you can review the following:
Continuing your education is crucial to building a sustainable speaking business. There is so much to do as a small business owner that it's easy to overlook the simplest shifts in the market. By attending teleseminars, workshops, reading relevant newsletters, you'll have the information you need to stay current. We often hear that this part of our service alone is worth the already small investment.
SpeakerMatch Radio is a live show where we interview top experts in the speaking industry and business to provide emerging speakers with marketing strategies and other business advice.
Behind The Podium is a resource for professional speakers, emerging professional speakers, business leaders, educators, technical gurus, and other subject-matter experts. Members receive monthly e-zine blasts and periodical mailings full of content- rich information.
Every SpeakerMatch membership includes a direct response ad (speaker profile) and web-hosting. But simply being online isn't enough. Speakers face a lot of competition, and meeting planners will often give speakers' content only a few seconds of their time if it doesn't hold their interest.
That's why having an expert help you design your written materials is so valuable. Our professional consultants conduct in-depth review of speaker's overall plans and strategies. We'll take a hard look at your marketing efforts and determine how it is perceived by the average meeting planner. We'll also make recommendations to help move your speaking business forward!
We love getting to know our members and even encourage you to contact us.
SpeakerMatch can be reached Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm Central. A knowledgeable representative is ready and willing to help you.
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*Most opportunities can be applied for at $4.99/application.
"We are grateful for your excellent service... saved us so much time, provided excellent speaker candidates, the audio clips are a real plus, and the links to the speakers websites, e-mail, and the applicant cover letters are all excellent."
"I received many response from highly qualified speakers that we may be able to use in the future. I was very pleased with the service that you provide, and it made my job a lot easier."
"You do provide a wonderful service, and I plan on telling everyone who is in event planning about you. I found you through doing a Google search on speakers."
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