Event Organizer Questions
How do I search for Speakers?
You can preview speakers in a speaker search here: can Event Leader Account.
The first step is to verify your email.
Then you can narrow your search for speakers on our Advanced Search.
From your search, you can create shortlist of speakers you are interested in for events.
When you are ready you can send individuals or a shortlist of speakers a booking request.
Will I be charged?
Creating an Event Leader account, searching Speakers, and browsing profiles is always free. SpeaknSpark is structured to empower event organizers to find the speaker, trainer, presenter, or keynote that matches their topic, budget, location, and language criteria. SpeaknSpark charges no
listing and no
To book a speaker through a secure payment platform and access the Event Feedback Report tool, SpeaknSpark charges a flat 5% service fee at booking (service fee minimum of $300 to access the Event Feedback Report tool). This is significantly lower than the market standard 30-50% that does not include a customized event feedback report.
We have an amazing base of award-winning, highly engaging, dynamic, and inspiring professionals at all budget levels.
Our goal is to increase access, build connections, and encourage collaboration. Shaking up the traditional limitations for speaker selection, SpeaknSpark supports innovation, increased representation of diverse perspectives, and enhanced inclusion.
What If I don’t have a budget to pay for a Speaker?
You can search the directory
for speakers who waive speaker fees. In the advanced search column there is a "willing to speak for free" box to check to narrow your search to Speakers who may waive their fees. We support learning at all levels.
Are you a speaking agent?
SpeaknSpark is a marketplace to source expertise. Different that a speaking agent, SpeaknSpark Speakers have the autonomy to create and update their own profile, set their own fees, and manage their own schedule and engagements.
Why is SpeaknSpark better than using my speakers bureau?
SpeaknSpark gives Speakers and Event Leaders more access, more control, and more freedom than a traditional speakers bureau. For Event Leaders, SpeaknSpark provides direct access to a wider range and diversity of Speakers, the control to preview speaker media and past audience feedback, and access to a customized event feedback report.
I’ve submitted a Booking Request but I need to edit some of the details- how can I make the edits?
You can edit event details and add more Speakers to your booking request UNTIL
the first Speaker responds. After your first response, you will need to make a new booking request with the updated event details.
How to edit
- Log In
- Go to the “Booking Request” section of the "My Account" Menu
- Click on your event name
- Select the “edit” button on the right side
- Update details as necessary and click- submit.
The updated details will be re-sent to all the Speakers.
If you want to add Speakers, you need to add them to the previously selected Shortlist first before completing the process above.
Where can I access my Event Report?
To request an Event Report, log in
to your Event Leader Account and select the “Booked Events” on the user menu.
Locate the event as listed chronologically and click the “Request Event Report Button.”
As an Event Leader you will need to be proactive about outreaching to your audience for audience reviews. Consult your confirmation emails for suggestions for encouraging audience reviews. Event Reports are only available post event, with sufficient reviews, and when the minimum service fee is met.
If I send a Booking Request to multiple speakers can I only choose one?
You can select as many Speakers/Experts as needed for an event. You will need to make sure and “checkout” all the speakers you would like to book for the event in one transaction. If you need to add a Speaker to an event, please contact us at email@example.com
Can I send one Booking request for an event with multiple sessions and topics?
There is a lot of coordination and organization that happens for larger events. You could consider creating separate booking requests for each topic. For event reviews to function you will need to book all Speakers under the same event booking request name and use that event pin. If you need assistance coordinating these details for a large event, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org