SpeakerMatch

4.35/5 (21 Reviews)

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SpeakerMatch is the only service of its kind when it comes to matching speakers and speaking opportunities. SpeakerMatch reaches emerging professional speakers, business leaders, technical gurus, educators, and other subject-matter experts who want to communicate what they k ... Read more
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SpeakerMatch
4.35/5 (21 Reviews)
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BEWARE: Unethical practices, no results
Reviewed 6 months ago by Becky Blades
Role: Startist in Chief at Startistry Publishing
I used the service for a year and got no results. Most opportunities were free or very small fees. And many in very small, remote locations. I sent in a few applications, was shortlisted, but ultimately, no gigs. When the year was up, they billed my credit card for the next full year automatically, with no notification. (They said they assumed my notice was caught by my SPAM filter.) They refunded part of the fee, but kept a prorated amount, saying I had received services during the time before I noticed it on my credit card -- over the holidays. Their responses to my queries were slow and impersonal.
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By SpeakerMatch on May 9, 2019

It's a disingenuous to say unethical and no results. Neither is accurate nor Becky's experience.

While we cannot guarantee bookings, we can guarantee both exposure and making sure you are aware of speaking opportunities out there. We wish we could guarantee that you'll be booked, but unfortunately, we cannot (and you should be wary of anyone who makes such a claim). Sometimes, it's a matter of making sure your content comes across the right set of eyes at the right time. Remember this: you can't possibly get booked unless you know about an opportunity, and a meeting planner can't possibly book you if they don't know about you. The main benefits of SpeakerMatch are 1) increasing your visibility, and 2) making you aware of speaking opportunities.

It may help to consider SpeakerMatch an advertising expense. The nice thing about this form of advertising is that it is very inexpensive, has a great reach, and you can continually tweak it to make it more effective.

Becky notes in her review that she not only received leads, but she even applied to a few, and was shortlisted.

As for the billing issue, we're not trying to get away with anything nefarious. We do use automated systems to help us keep up with thousands of speakers and meeting planners -- because there's only 2 of us here. Members can upgrade, downgrade, or cancel their subscriptions at any time with a click or two. Billing notices and reminders are sent in advance, and all information about an account is visible in the members online Member Center. We do our best to respond to all inquiries within 1 business day.

Becky, we're sorry you didn't have an ideal experience, but we understand the service is not for everyone. We wish you the best in your speaking career.

SpeakerMatch is a great partner
Reviewed 7 months ago by Michael Hingson
Role: President at THE MICHAEL HINGSON GROUP
I have worked with SpeakerMatch for seven years. I have found the staff supportive and extremely competent. Paul and Bryan know the speaking industry and will be a great asset to anyone who joins the SpeakerMatch family.
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A great place that connects events with speakers
Reviewed 7 months ago by Tina Hallis PhD
Role: Professional Speaker & Trainer | Motivational Speaker | Keynote Speaker at The Positive Edge
SpeakerMatch does a great job of helping people find the speaker that will best fit their event. Whether you're looking for a speaker or are a speaker, they are very helpful.
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Good for newbies in the speaking field
Reviewed 7 months ago by Cynthia Lett
Role: Owner at The Lett Group
I have been speaking for 38 years and the job offers through Speakermatch are mostly for free speaking engagements which don't interest me. I have been contacted once for a gig and it was for a free speech. This isn't for me.
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Great Resource for Event Planners
Reviewed 8 months ago by Mollie Marti
Role: CEO of nonprofit National Resilience Institute, Consultant, Speaker at National Resilience Institute
SpeakerMatch solicited my review. As someone who hosts events, I recommend this service for event planners. You likely will receive a high number of speaker responses and can cull through them to find a good fit. As a speaker/subscriber, my impression is that this site works best for newer speakers. The majority of listings are for free or lower paid opportunities, but every so often a gem comes along for more experienced speakers..
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SpeakerMatch is a leading provider of tools and services for emerging and professional speakers.

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SpeakerMatch is the only service of its kind when it comes to matching speakers and speaking opportunities. SpeakerMatch reaches emerging professional speakers, business leaders, technical gurus, educators, and other subject-matter experts who want to communicate what they know. There is no better service available for event organizers who need to reach this very diverse group of experts who speak.

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4807 Spicewood Springs Rd. Suite 1120, Austin, Texas 78759
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