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Seven benefits of speaking as a service

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A previous blog post talked about public speaking as service. Many people want to share their personal story, message, or expertise to benefit audiences, rather than just earn money. When speakers book events with a service-based intent, both the speaker and the audience benefit.

Whether you’re speaking pro bono for the common good or establishing yourself as a professional speaker, service-oriented gigs can help you obtain more bookings.

Seven valuable benefits of service-focused speaking are:

  1. You can practice your presentation skills with an audience. Their verbal and non-verbal feedback will provide valuable direction on how you can improve.
  2. You can promote yourself by sharing contact information, links to your website, and downloads of reference material.
  3. You can request testimonials or referral letters from meeting planners and attendees after the event.
  4. You can request referrals for other speaking engagements from satisfied clients and audience members.
  5. You can use surveys to measure the success of your program, then use that information in promotional content.
  6. You can mention your appearance on your website, blog, or social media feeds.
  7. You can distribute a news release, which may be seen by other meeting planners or organizations who may benefit from your presentation.

Virtual meetings have eliminated the need for travel, meaning your opportunities to reach audiences is unlimited. Consider speaking as service when booking speaking engagements, and everyone will benefit.

We’re Pleased to Introduce I Need A Speaker

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Some announcements are more exciting than others. Move this one to the exciting category, because it will change the way event planners find speakers and the way speakers book future engagements.

I Need A Speaker is not a speakers’ bureau. It’s a new, easy way for speakers of all experience levels to connect with audiences. We like to think of ourselves as the leaders of an intellectual flash mob … knowledge brokers … inspiration disseminators.

Using ineedaspeaker.com is easy! Organizations seeking a speaker create a free account, then browse the growing directory of speakers. And did we mention you can apply filters to only show those who meet your criteria for subject matter, fees, language, travel, and more?

It’s easy for speakers to use, too! To be added to our directory, click the “Join” link to start the process. Then complete your profile to help organization representatives learn more about you.

Organizations contact speakers directly, and both parties work out the details. Easy peasy.

Be a part of our growing network by creating your account or joining as a speaker today! You’ll receive monthly newsletters with relevant information and notices about occasional giveaways of cool prizes. We’re glad you’re here!

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