An interview between SPiN Chairwoman, Shawna Suckow, CMP, and Joe Heaps, VP Sales & Marketing at eSpeakers. Shawna gets to the bottom of just what it is that makes the eSpeakers Marketplace a different and better way to hire a speaker.
Everyone knows what the experience is like attending a live music concert. Whether it’s Beethoven or The Grateful Dead, the atmosphere is alive with electricity. There’s camaraderie amongst you and the stranger sitting next to you that is unique to being at a live event. You look at them and nod in recognition of what a great time you’re having. Now imagine that same concert coming to you via a webinar at your desk. Not quite the same, is it?
Sales meetings, kickoff meetings, conferences, and incentive travel programs have a long history of helping companies grow their business through increased sales and good will that come from making personal contact with employees, salespeople, and customers. Everybody knows that. Then why has there been such a big shift away from personal meetings to webinars?
Do you want to accelerate the growth of your speaking business? Are you having a hard time achieving your business goals and objectives? Are you spending more time working IN your business rather than ON it?
Join Joe Heaps and Dave Reed of eSpeakers, who will help you to overcome these business blocks. They will be speaking in two sessions before the 2015 NSA Convention in Washington DC, and you are invited to attend one or both sessions on Saturday, July 18th from 11:15 am – 1:30 pm.
These sessions are free, and will be beneficial for all NSA members. You will leave these sessions with specific strategies which will help to improve your workflow and your cashflow.
We’re also holding our annual Users Group training before the NSA Convention in Washington DC, and we invite you all to attend.
Date: July 18, 2015
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Room: Washington 1 (Washington Marriott Wardman Park)
We are excited to announce that the eSpeakers iPad app has been approved by Apple and is now available in the App store!
The iPad app is free for PRO members, so grab your copy and enjoy this additional way to access your speaking business with eSpeakers.
If you’re not yet a PRO-level member, upgrade with the promo code IPAD and save $99 on your first year of service (good through end of June; choose “annual” billing for the code to work).
What does the eSpeakers iPad app do?
I (Dave) had a great time last Saturday delivering a 2-hour training session to the great folks in the NSA New Orleans chapter. Anytime I can eat red beans and rice and make some new friends is a good day in my book!
If you were at that session, please fill out the short feedback survey here: http://goo.gl/forms/2KCWxF6Gsc
Today, we’re celebrating a new partnership between @espeakers and @WashSpeakers. Check out their new directory at www.wsbdirectconnect.com
Washington Speakers Bureau, using directory technology from eSpeakers, operates WSBDirectConnect. WSBDirectConnect is a self-service website where event organizers can find world-class speakers at a range of price points below $10,000.
On Tuesday , April 21st we sent out an email to our customers (speakers, speakers bureaus, and event organizers) called “Top Ten Motivational Speakers”. It was the beginning of a regular series intended to further eSpeakers’ goal of connecting speakers and audiences.
Over the last few days we’ve received both positive and negative feedback about our Top Ten Motivational speakers list. We’re always open to feedback from our customers, and we appreciate the thoughts on eSpeakers producing a “Top Ten” list. Several speakers presented insightful reasons (that had not occurred to us) why a list like this has some negative consequences. We agreed with the reasoning and have decided to discontinue this Top Ten campaign.
ESPEAKERS KNOWS THE SPEAKING WORLD
With 9,138 speaker profiles, 188 expert topics, 74 directories and 17,316 events booked through eSpeakers software in 2014, we know a little something about speakers and subject matter experts.
HOW THE TOP TEN SELECTION WORKS
This list is subjective. To choose the top experts on a particular topic, we considered several factors, including the number of positive reviews on their profile, events booked in the last year, buzz around the speaker, international footprint, industry designations, robust eSpeakers profile, and the personal enjoyment we received from listening to their presentation. The speakers were selected from the group of speakers we reviewed this year; they do not represent the best of any other time period. The selections were vetted by eSpeakers staff and our advisory board.