FAQ - Speaker Services Directory

What is Speaker Services?
It’s an online Directory of speakers for free and fee that targets meeting and event planners, talk show producers, corporations, associations and interest groups of all kinds who need speakers. When an organization, business or individual has a need for a speaker/author on your topic, they can find you quickly and easily at SpeakerServices.com and on Google and other search engines.
Who lists in the Speakers Directory?
Authors, therapists, financial planners, health practitioners, lawyers, entrepreneurs, physicians, humorists, clergy, actors, educators, trainers, managers, corporate executives, consultants, or any professional interested in increasing their business base. If you have knowledge you can share, Speaker Services can help you build your speaking career.
Who sees my listing?
Thousands of meeting and event planners, corporate personnel, and program and human resource directors who book speakers use our Speakers Directory, and when you’re listed, you show up on Google and other search engines. Event planners and producers search our Directory for speakers for corporations, colleges, trade and professional associations, TV and radio talk shows, singles groups, libraries, bookstores, schools, churches and synagogues, women’s groups, hospitals, health centers, civic groups, chambers of commerce, service groups, and much, much more.
What do I get?

Your listing includes the following:

  • National and international exposure
  • 6-page speaking profile by our professional writers, including your presentations, bio and best-fit audiences
  • Video embedded in your listing, plus links to additional videos
  • Detailed descriptions of your presentations
  • Your book cover, description and link to Amazon or your website
  • Unlimited topic categories
  • Your social media platforms displayed
  • Testimonials
  • Link to your media kit or speaker one-sheet, if you have it. (It’s easy to turn your listing into a one-sheet. We’ll show you how!)
  • Your e-mail, website and phone number so event planners can contact you directly
How long does my listing run?
As long as you like.We know that life happens, so come and go as you please.  We have two plans, Basic and Premium. Both are $9.95/month after a one-time set-up fee. Check them out here.  
Do I get training?
If you choose our Premium plan, you get two private coaching sessions with the experts on our team. We also have a team of virtual assistants who specialize in working with speakers, so you can use one or both of your sessions with them. Whether you’re a new or experienced speaker, these sessions can help you find more speaking gigs, polish your promotional materials, make friends with the media, and get help with everyday tasks that can move you forward. And you can schedule your coaching sessions anytime—even before we post your listing!

Here are some of the topics our experts cover so you can jumpstart or boost your speaking career:

  • Get more speaking gigs
  • Reach out to the media for more visibility
  • Build or polish your presentation skills
  • Promote your book and/or business through speaking
  • Explore sponsorship possibilities
  • Turn your book or life story into a movie or documentary
  • Master speaking skills for women professionals and entrepreneurs
  • Do more social media posts in less time
  • Overcome shyness when speaking
  • Fix or improve your reputation online
Should I ever speak for free?
If you’re just starting out, speaking for free is often the way to go. And you can still make money! You can attract clients and customers, promote your seminar, product, book, CD, or DVD through your speaking appearances—in fact, speaking for free can really pay off. Our clients who speak for free often get invited back to do paid gigs, such as keynotes at conferences or corporate trainings. Speaking for free is a way to build your skills and make connections that lead to gigs that pay.
What does all this cost?
We have two plans, Basic and Premium. Both are $9.95/month after a one-time set-up fee. It’s $149 for Basic. Premium is $249 and adds two private coaching sessions with the experts and/or virtual assistants on our team. See our How it Works page for more details. 
Can we talk?
Contact Speaker ServicesOf course! We’re happy to chat and see if Speaker Services is right for you. Call us, and if you get voice mail, we’ll call you back. Or, book an appointment to chat at your convenience on this handy calendar.
Phone: 310-512-7779
Email: Use our contact form and we’ll send you our Quick Guide to the site.