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Speakers FAQ

Speakers FAQ

What is The Speaker Handbook?

The Speaker Handbook is a global directory of keynote speakers. As a speaker, you can create your definitive speaker profile for free and share it everywhere; with clients, bureaus and in your social profiles.

How do I create my free speaker profile?

Register as a speaker and start creating your profile. It’s that simple.

Can I update or edit my speaker profile at any time?

Yes. Log in any time you want to edit and update your profile.

How much does it cost?

It is free to join The Speaker Handbook and create your speaker profile.

We also offer a Pro Speaker membership. When you are a Pro Speaker, your profile will appear in our speaker directory and can be found by thousands of companies looking for a keynote speaker.

Pro Speaker also comes with additional features, such as a dedicated contact form so visitors can get in touch directly. For more information, see our Speakers page.

Should I upgrade to Pro Speaker?

If you want more enquiries or you want to promote your speaking business directly to event planners and speaker bureaus worldwide, upgrade to the Pro plan.

However, if all you want is a dedicated page for your definitive speaker profile that you can share, then stick with the free membership. You’ll get a free speaker profile page which will always be yours and you can upgrade at any time in the future.

What information can I include in my speaker profile?

You can add a lot of information to your free speaker profile. Here’s a list of the main sections:

  • Biography. Includes your profile picture, strapline, gender, home country and languages spoken.
  • Categories. The types of engagements you accept and your speaking themes.
  • Videos. Add your showreel and example videos of your speaking engagements.
  • Talks. List your repertoire of talks.
  • Programmes and workshops.
  • Client testimonials.
  • Books. Works that you have authored or co-authored.
  • On the web. Your website and social media links.
  • Contact details. Your personal contact details and those of your team (sensitive information is visible only to logged in users).
  • Bureaus. Speaker bureau information, including your fee details and your bureau preferences (visible only to speaker bureaus).
  • Event planner information. Includes your media, downloads and rider (visible only to event planners).

If you don’t wish to include any of this information, you can turn off entire sections with a single click.

How can I promote my speaker profile to gain more visibility?

To have your speaker profile appear in searches on our directory, upgrade to a Pro Speaker membership for less than $17 a month.

As well as appearing in our directory and searches, your profile will also include a dedicated contact form so that non-logged in users can contact you directly.

Who can I contact if I need help?

Our team is dedicated to helping speakers. Simply visit our support page and send your request. We are here to help.

Organizers FAQ

How do I search for speakers?

To find the right speaker for your event, visit our directory. Filter speakers by gender, background, type of event, location and even the languages your speaker is fluent in. Register for a free Organizer’s account to search by fees.

How do I contact a speaker?

Here’s how you can contact a speaker in the directory:

  • Nearly every speaker will include links to their website or social media profiles where you can contact them.
  • Most speaker profiles in the directory include a simple contact form. Fill in the form and your enquiry will go directly to the speaker or to their preferred agent.
  • Many speaker profiles also list the speaker bureaus or talent agencies that represent the speaker. Click to visit the bureau or agency website where you can request details of the speaker’s availability and fees.
  • You can also register for a free account. This will enable you to log in and view the direct contact information for the speaker or their office including email and phone numbers where appropriate.

Coming Soon: Our AI-powered chatbot. Explain what you are looking for in plain English or share your speaker brief or event details and our bot will work with you to give you a shortlist of the most suitable speakers.

Do you have a rating or review system for speakers?

No. Speaker ratings are subjective. However, most speakers have testimonials on their profiles from clients and audiences who have benefitted from their expertise previously.

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