My Speaker Profile

BEFORE YOU BEGIN…
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Thanks for joining the Speakers Directory! This intake form gives us the info we need to
make you shine. Most important, it’s designed to help you answer the 3 questions event
planners ask most:
“What specifically will you do for my group?
“How will you do it?”
“What will my audience take away from your talk that they can use now?
The fastest way to a meeting planner’s speed dial is to offer specific skills, strategies,
techniques or info their group can use now. They love step-by-step programs, 30-day plans,
breakthrough systems and new information. Now, if you don’t have a plan or program,
that’s fine. The secret is to make what you do have sound specific, not general. Be sure to
read the examples we give you along the way—they’ll help you do this.

TIP: Think: class catalogue. Ever read a class description that’s so compelling you rush to sign up? That’s because it tells you exactly what skills you’ll learn and how your life will change as a result. Event planners want the same thing from a speaker.

So take your time and think each question through. Remember: Your listing in the Directory is like a Web page dedicated to your speaking, so you want it to be complete. You can even get a URL (JennaSmithSpeaker.com) that points to your page and shows up on Google. (We’ll wait while you grab that.) That’s why this form is so thorough. We know it takes time and focus to fill it out, because we really had to focus to create it! When you’ve completed your profile, send it back as an attachment to
info@SpeakerServices.com Thanks!

If you get stuck, call us. We’re here to help! 310-512-7779

You’ll be cutting and pasting links to websites in the BASIC INFO and SOCIAL MEDIA sections below. Here’s how to find the link you need…
1) Go to the place where the link you want exists on the Web. For example, your Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn page; your video on YouTube or Vimeo; the page for your book on Amazon. (If you want people to know you have more than one book, go to the Amazon page that shows all your books.)
2) Copy the URL (Web address) that appears in your browser.
3) Paste it into the blank space on this form.
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BASIC INFO

Your Name (required)

Phone (required)

Your Email (required)

Website (required)

Blog (required)

Featured Video (YouTube or Vimeo)

*If you have a video of you speaking or being interviewed, we can embed it in your listing, but it must link to YouTube or Vimeo. If it links to another site, put it in the SOCIAL MEDIA section below.

Speaker Sheet (required)

Go to your Speaker Sheet (also called one-sheet) and copy the URL that appears in your
browser.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook

Twitter

LinkedIn

*Video 1

*Video 2

*Give us 1 or 2 additional links to video of you speaking or being interviewed, if you have them. These videos can link to any site on the Web. Amazon (link to your book or to the Amazon page that lists all your books):

 

AREA

City, county, or area of your state (or states) where you’re willing to speak. You can add
National and/or International if you’re willing to travel.

Examples

Los Angeles, S. California, Arizona
Sonoma County, N. California; National

My area

DO YOU SPEAK FOR FEE, FREE, OR BOTH?

I speak for  Free Free Free,Free

Tell us if you speak for free, fee, or want to be listed in both categories.When you first start out, speaking for free gives you great experience. It gets your foot in the door and can lead to paid gigs in the future, such as keynotes, seminars and corporate trainings. When you list as a free speaker, you can negotiate a fee if the gig involves travel.

YOUR TITLE(S)
How do you ID yourself? You can list more than one title.
Examples
Business Coach, Author, Financial Planner, Implementation Expert, Motivational Speaker
My titles

TAGLINE
Your tagline gives event planners a one-sentence snapshot of what you’ll do for their group.Good taglines include your title (Dating Coach, Financial Planner, Speech Therapist), or a few words that describe you (former Olympian athlete), and tell what you’ll do for your
audience and what benefit they’ll take away. Read the examples, then give it a shot. If
it’s long, that’s fine. We’ll shorten it. NOTE: Use your title, not your name, as in the examples below.
Examples
Business Success Strategist helps entrepreneurs see their business from the customer’s perspective so they can turn every client into a raving fan.
Fitness Coach shows how to break free from the endless cycle of dieting, integrate fitness
into your lifestyle, and achieve short-term goals that lead to long-term, permanent success.
My tagline

TOPICS
Visit our site to view topic options: http://www.speakerservices.com/find-a-speaker/bytopic/.
Choose up to 5. We’re open to adding new topics if they have general appeal.
My topics

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
Why are you passionate about your topic? Was there an event in your life that caused you
to say, “This is what I want to speak about?”
I speak because…

NOTE: When you type in the boxes, the font size will shrink if you need more space (unless you cut and paste). That’s pretty cool, but if the print gets really microscopic, it may be a hint that you need to focus more and tighten a bit.

What words describe you and your presentations?
Examples
Me: energetic, humorous, passionate
My presentations: life-changing, interactive, informative

When I speak, I’m

My presentations are

How did you become an expert in your field?
Life experience? Study and research? Tell us how you gained your expertise.
Examples
 20 years’ experience as a corporate trainer specializing in team leadership
 Author of 10 Ways to Fast-track Your Corporate Career
 Specialist in international trade who knows how to cut through red tape
 Dietician who lost 100 pounds and specializes in weight loss
I’m an expert because…

What makes you different from other speakers on your topic?
Do you have an innovative perspective or approach that makes you unique? If you don’t,


that’s fine, just skip this one. But if you do, tell us here…

TELL US ABOUT YOUR AUDIENCE
What pain, problems, obstacles or challenges does your audience face? Give us a few sentences and/or use bullet points. (We love bullet points.)

How do you help your audience meet these obstacles or challenges?
What specific skills, strategies, insights, techniques or new information will you give them?
Give us a few sentences and/or use bullet points. (Did we mention we love bullet points?)
Examples
I show how to…
 Start conversations with people you know and people you don’t
 Recognize the four choices you have in every situation to create a positive outcome
 Discover the 15 most persuasive words in the English language and how to use them
to close a sale
I share…
 My 3-step program that shows how to take your business to the next level in the
small business cycle
 Cutting-edge strategies that help you navigate organizational change and achieve
clearer communication throughout your company
 A breathing technique you can do at your desk that busts stress in 5 minutes and
turns a cold around in 24 hours or less
Specific techniques, strategies, insights and/or info I give my audience

TAKE-AWAY
What will your audience take away from your talk? How will they feel when they leave?
Examples
You’ll leave Raphael’s energetic presentation knowing how to introduce and accept change,
turn employees into contributors, spot the warning signs of exhaustion and burnout, and stay personally fulfilled as you succeed in balancing work and home life.
You’ll leave Nan’s inspiring talks confident you can turn any difficult situation into a personal victory, armed with a specific action plan that empowers you to live the extraordinary life you deserve, one day at a time.

YOUR PROFILE BY YOU
This part is optional, but we’d love you to try it. We’ll write your listing, but maybe you have a vision of how you’d like it to read. If so, we want your input! Don’t worry about the writing style— we’ll take care of that. Feeling brave? Have a look at this sample listing from the Directory, then give it a try.
TIP: Notice how Sarita’s listing addresses the audience’s dream of owning a global business,then shows how her presentations will help them realize that dream.

Do you dream of taking your business global? “Why think small when you can think big?”
says Professor Sarita Jackson, an International Trade Expert and Global Trade Consultant
whose smart, informative presentations show how to join the savvy 1 percent of U.S.
business owners who are tapping the lucrative global market. “You can expand your
business into a global presence and increase your profits sooner than you thought possible,”
says Dr. Jackson, who simplifies trade regulations and shows how to cut through red tape.
Dr. Jackson’s dynamic talks present her simple, 3-step “ACE” process to help you export with
ease and grow your profits. You’ll learn how to:
 Identify market opportunities
 Expand your profits
 Tap your full export potential
 Simplify international trade rules and regulations
 Overcome resistance to international marketing
“99% of U.S. businesses are missing out on the opportunity to increase their profits,” says
Dr. Jackson, whose enlightening presentations will make you eager to join the 1% who are
reaping worldwide profits. You’ll leave with all your questions answered, confident that you
have the knowledge and resources to start taking your business global today!

My Listing by Me

YOUR BIO
Give us a short bio that includes a sentence about how you became an expert in what you
speak about, whether through education or life experience. If you have a bio, you can type it in or cut and paste it below. (Don’t give us the link to a website, because some sites don’t allow us to copy text.) If you don’t have a bio, tell us about yourself in 1-2 paragraphs and we’ll write it for you.Include media credits, if you have them

 

About me

BEST-FIT AUDIENCES
Check the audiences that apply to you. If you speak to a type of group or organization not listed here, add it below.

 Corporations, business groups, non-profits

 Executive managers, sales reps, team leaders, HR professionals

 Baby Boomers, Millennials, retirees

 Community organizations

 Colleges, universities, schools, youth groups

 Parents, educators

 Business and civic groups

 Entrepreneurs, small offices

 Tech/electronics specialists and hobbyists

 Hospitality organizations

 Political and historical groups/associations

 Churches, synagogues, religious, Christian groups

 Corporations, business groups, non-profits

 Executive managers, sales reps, team leaders, HR professionals

 Baby Boomers, Millennials, retirees

 Community organizations

 Colleges, universities, schools, youth groups

 Parents, educators

 Business and civic groups

 Entrepreneurs, small offices

 Tech/electronics specialists and hobbyists

 Hospitality organizations

 Political and historical groups/associations

 Churches, synagogues, religious, Christian groups

others

PRESENTATIONS
List 1-3 presentations. Give us the title of each and a short description. Many speakers have just one keynote presentation, and that’s fine. If you have more than one, make sure they’re truly different. Remember to think “Class description.” Be sure to include what you’ll do for your audience and how they’ll benefit from your talk. (Bullet points work well.) Read the examples below, but don’t worry about the writing—we’ll polish or rewrite.
Examples
Are You Getting Bad Medicine?
Are you getting too little medical attention—or too much? Ordering unnecessary tests and
exams is becoming increasingly routine among members of the medical profession, who may be practicing defensive medicine to protect themselves from litigation. This presentation helps you determine whether you’re taking diagnostic x-rays, CT scans, potentially dangerous drugs, or even invasive procedures to protect your doctor’s reputation and bottom line,
rather than your own health. You’ll leave with life-changing information, better equipped to deal with your diagnosis and treatment plan and informed of your medical options.
It’s Not Your Daddy’s Store: Moving with ease from “peon” to top management
Are you tired of being a “peon” and ready to climb the management ladder? Do you secretly covet that corner office? Move with ease from a low-level job to an intermediate—and even top management—position as Melissa Evans reveals how to navigate employment challenges, stand out from the crowed
, and be more successful in your career

My presentation 1

others

My presentation 2

others

My presentation 3

others

TESTIMONIALS
Give us 1-5 testimonials. (If you don’t have any yet, skip this step, or give us client testimonials that speak to your expertise.) Keep them short—one to four sentences max— because “less is more” with testimonials. They’re more powerful when they’re short and to the point. Be sure to include the title or position of the person you’re quoting.
Examples:
“Jim’s energetic presentation spoke to the challenges our company faces today. He encouraged our team leaders to share some of the most difficult situations they’ve encountered, as well as their greatest achievements, and he gave us strategies and solutions we can implement right now.” —Tom Smith, President, NEC Corporation
“Kerry Jensen’s presentation was outstanding! She both taught and inspired us—and for a group of entrepreneurs, that’s not an easy feat!” —Laura Bradley, Professor of Business Management, Career College International

My testimonials

others

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