Let The World Know You Can Present Virtually

All of us here at eSpeakers want to send our best wishes to all of you in the speaking industry during this challenging time. These are these unprecedented times in this industry, but there’s something you can do right now

When we see a challenge, we also see opportunity. Many companies are instituting work-from-home policies and social distancing. This new work environment is challenging for many employees, creating a more fragmented workforce and straining company morale.

We believe that you can help ease concerns and boost morale through virtual presentations. We see virtual events becoming extremely popular in the upcoming months.

How is eSpeakers Helping?

We have added “Virtual Presentation” to our search filter on eSpeakers Marketplace and other directories we power. This allows event organizers to find those experts who are able to present virtually using a tool like Zoom. 

We are currently promoting virtual presentations to event organizers around the world as an alternative to live events, and to help build company morale. This is live as you read this, and we are already seeing increased profile views for speakers doing virtual presentations.

How Can You Help?

If you are equipped and capable of presenting remotely using a tool like Zoom, you need to identify that capability in your eSpeakers profile. We’ll take care of the rest.

MARK YOUR PROFILE AS VIRTUAL READY

To be found in the “Virtual Presentation” search filter above, tag your presentation(s) with the “Webinar / Virtual Presentation” presentation type.

You can do this in two ways.

  • Login to eSpeakers and go to MY PROFILE. Then select PROGRAMS and then click edit next to the programs you can present virtually. Once you are in edit mode on your program, click the program type drop-down menu and select WEBINAR / LIVE PRESENTATION. Save your change and now that program will be found when an event organizer searches with the “Virtual Presentation” search filter. The only draw-back to this option is that when all the restrictions are lifted and you go back to your regular business, you may want that program listed under a different presentation type.
  • The other option (preferred) is to add a new program just for virtual presentations. You would add Virtual presentation as the program title, and you would write something like this in the program description. “I can present any of my programs virtually. My office setting is professional and I have high-quality equipment to broadcast my virtual presentation.” You wouldn’t have to make any changes to your existing programs with this option.

If you are ready now to present remotely, take 2 minutes to identify yourself that way on your eSpeakers profile so that you’ll come up when event organizers filter for that.

We have one additional suggestion we have for you: incorporate “epidemics and pandemics” into your Force Majeure terms in cases where a client is hesitant to sign off.  

We’ve faced hard times like this in the past as an industry, and we’ve battled through them together. Here’s to brighter weeks and months ahead. 

Sincerely,

Joseph Heaps & Dave Reed

eSpeakers


What’s Your Plan B? What to Do If Your Keynote Speaker Canceled Last Minute

So you’ve spent months and months planning an event. It’s the biggest ever, you’ve pulled out all the stops and covered all your bases. You’ve planned for every single possible contingency. Especially the biggest one. Your keynote speaker canceled at the last minute.

A nightmare, right? You’ve printed all the programs and posters with that person’s face all over them. Attendees have bought tickets with the promise of hearing an awesome keynote speech from this particular speaker. And the—admittedly, rare—unthinkable has happened. One of the worst things that could happen, really.

But! 

Being the professional planner that you are, you’re prepared with your Plan B, right?

I hope so! 

Here is a list of some Plan Bs for when your keynote speaker cancels at the last minute (I know it seems unlikely, but it does happen!).

Five Plan B tips for when your keynote speaker cancels last minute.

1. Crowdsource your crowd for a networking opportunity. 

Be upfront with your audience that your keynote speaker canceled, then turn that negative into a positive. Turn the empty time slot into an opportunity to have a group think tank. Have some talking points ready, ask your attendees to form groups and discuss the points on a timer with a buzzer. Invite them to reform new groups every time the buzzer rings and assign a new talking point. The points can be anything from current social issues to favorite kitchen hacks. Keep things moving at a fast pace and your audience will be laughing and forming new connections in no time. When time is up, have audience members share their favorite thoughts from the session for a larger group discussion. This lively interaction will quickly distract your audience from the missing keynote.

Corporate event planning has its own unique challenges…for some useful advice check out this post: Ten tips to make your corporate event unforgettable!

2. Appoint another guest as your substitute.

Many larger events feature many talented people. Well before the event, approach one of them and ask if they would like to be your substitute keynote speaker. Most speakers will jump at that opportunity. You will have to compensate them for their additional responsibility, but as your keynote will have forfeited their compensation, (unless their contract states otherwise) you will have space in your budget. If this happens, you can advertise their original session as an extension of their keynote.

3. Mine your past speakers.

Your past speakers can be a great resource in a pinch because you already have a positive working relationship with them; they trust you and you trust them. If your keynote speaker cancels, run through your list of past speakers and call any who are in your area and might be able to help you out with a last-minute favor. They already know that you’re good for your word, so will be more likely to stick their neck out for you. 

4. Create a panel session.

Choose five or six big players from your audience or list of other presenters. Have a strong moderator appointed, and line your panel up in chairs on the stage for a group discussion around a current topic that is pertinent to the industry. Field questions from the audience and keep the discussion moving and interesting.

5. Work with a speakers bureau.

When your speaker cancels last minute, your best Plan B is to have a speakers bureau in your back pocket ready to be dispatched. As professionals who have years of experience in the industry, a speakers bureau has countless speakers at their fingertips and the ability to pull in favors to get you a great backup speaker fast. A speakers bureau does all the legwork and paperwork for you so all you have to do is make the call and wait for your speaker to arrive.

There is a lot to think about when planning an event, and your speakers are arguably the most important part. Ready to start taking the guesswork and legwork out of booking a speaker and leave the particulars to the professionals? Don’t hesitate to contact us to get started.  

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9 Frequent Public Speaking Mistakes to Stop Doing Right Away

There are a few public speaking mistakes that surprisingly, a large number of people make but which affect their presentations. There are small and big mistakes that can make you appear unprofessional, lose your audience, and ruin your presentation. We’ve picked the nine worst public speaking crimes so you can work on them and make sure you’re not guilty of these offenses. Let’s dive in.

1. Reading from the Screen

This isn’t a read-along class. It’s not story time either when you read a chapter to your audience. Unfortunately, time and time again, presenters will start their presentation by reading from slides and then follow up with an explanation. Even worse, they will simply stick to the slide deck and read it word for word. Your audience isn’t children, so don’t treat them as such.

2. Chewing Gum on Stage

Maybe you like chewing gum because it relaxes you. Unfortunately, it’s something that audience members tend to find incredibly irritating and may even cause them to leave. When you’re sitting in an audience, seeing the person on stage chewing gum is annoying and unprofessional. If that’s your habit, stop this immediately. 

3. Speaking in Jargon

Your presentation is not the time to show your intelligence and understanding of the field. The fact that you’re on stage proves that. So, avoid using jargon or technical terms that can lose or confuse your audience. Instead, share insights and information in a way that people can understand. Your audience wants to be inspired and motivated, not learn some new words. All you’ll do is confuse them and get them to tune out. 

4. Unprepared

When you’re unprepared, that’s when you end up falling back on unprofessional words like “um, uh, er.” You have to do your presentation completely prepared for anything, so you don’t rely on words like that. Practice your speech a lot, and in different ways, so you don’t end up robotic and memorized. Practice your pauses as well and be comfortable with them. If you use certain words too much, your audience will get distracted and lose focus. 

5. Speaking Too Fast or Slow

You’ll want to pay a lot of attention to how quickly or slowly you’re speaking. While you might not be thinking about the speed of your speech, your audience will certainly notice it. If you speak too quickly, they won’t be able to keep up and will tune out. On the other hand, if you speak too slowly, you might be putting your audience members to sleep. Instead, focus on your enunciation, and get a lot of practice in front of loved ones who can give you feedback. If you don’t want to do that, try recording yourself and listening back to improve. 

6. No Core Message

When you don’t have a core message, or it’s not clear, that’s the easiest way to lose your audience. A big issue is when the speaker is too busy promoting himself or herself or just speaking about something that has nothing to do with the purpose of the presentation. The audience doesn’t want to know about the speaker; they want the message and to feel inspired. The audience will most likely know all about you if they’re attending your speech. All of your speech should be somehow connected to the message.

7. Going Too Long 

You want to be sure to finish your presentation at the right time. Your audience probably has plans and places to be, so you want to make sure that you finish the presentation when it’s supposed to. Or else, they will start fidgeting and looking at their watches. Be sure to start on time always, and you should know how long each section of your speech should take. That way, you can always know how much time you have left for other sections. The more you prepare and rehearse, the more you can keep track of your time and whether you’re on pace.

8. Think About Clothes

First impressions matter, and it’s what your audience will remember. You will be observed and judged as soon as you get on stage from your body language to your clothes and confidence. Think a lot about what you’ll wear and make sure it’s comfortable, so you’re not constantly fidgeting with your clothes during your speech. The audience doesn’t want to be sidetracked from the message by your wardrobe malfunctions. 

9. Leaving Your Phone On

The worst thing that could happen is for your phone to go off during your speech, or someone’s phone in the audience. Remember to put yours on silent before you start, and ask your audience members to do the same before your speech. Better yet, don’t even bring yours up with you.

Aimee Laurence, an editor for Academized.com and Essay Service, shares her thoughts on public speaking and presentation tips. She enjoys helping people become better public speakers, even people who are introverts and dislike standing on a stage. In her spare time, Aimee is a tutor for Essayroo Sydney.

5 Nuggets Of Advice For The Novice Professional Speaker

Written by Dana Brownlee as a Forbes Contributor

In my previous post, “Tired Of Speaking For Free? Here’s How To Get Paid To Speak,” I tackled the thorny issue of how to secure paid speaking engagements, but getting paid engagements presumes the speaker is worth the big bucks and not all are. Easily commanding five figures per talk, the best speakers have taken their craft to the next level. Here are a few nuggets of advice for novice professional speakers seeking to do just that.

Tip #1 – Distinguish yourself through content focus or speaking style/approach

Given the low barriers to entry for the speaking profession, virtually everyone seems to think they’re professional speaker material and half of those may decide to give it a whirl. With so much competition out there it’s imperative to distinguish yourself – set yourself apart from the pack either through your content focus or delivery style/approach. To clarify, simply being engaging and dynamic isn’t a distinguishing quality. That’s expected for a top-notch speaker, but if you happen to incorporate an instrumental piece into your presentation, for example, that’s different (and memorable).

Typically, speakers distinguish themselves with their content focus. As a social media thought leader and speaker, Carlos Gil touts the importance of developing a unique pitch for conference organizers or other potential clients. “It’s best to research what already exists in the market and create something that feels original,” insists Gil. As an example, years ago when he pitched himself for a speaking slot at a major industry conference, he intentionally avoided pitching talks on more prevalent social media platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn and instead opted to focus his talk on Snapchat (lesser known at the time) because he wanted to distinguish himself in a crowded field of social media experts. VP Technology, eSpeakers Dave Reed adds, “Avoid the temptation to speak on “anything” just because you’re good on stage and you can. Speakers who choose a very narrow lane for their brand tend to get successful faster. Pick a specific problem you solve and become the known go-to person for that.”

Another way to distinguish yourself is through delivery style or approach. For me, this has been one of my most distinguishing qualities. Typically, when I get rave reviews from organizers or participants, they comment first on the energy in the room and next about the practical nature of my content and recommendations. One of my personal pet peeves is those presentations where you feel lathered up during the presentation, but when you get back to your desk, you don’t have actionable tips you can use to enhance your situation. As a result, I’ve adopted an approach that focuses on providing really practical, easy to implement techniques and tips. What does that look like? If I’m advising them on how to manage rambling discussion in a meeting, I don’t just suggest a technique. I also hold up the time tracker, show them how it works during the talk and tell them where they can buy it. They love it, and it makes my talks a bit different from others’.Today In: Leadership

Tip #2 – Make sure you’re a true expert who has done it, not just read about it

There is no substitution for speaking from first-hand experience – period, hard stop! Unfortunately, too many speakers are skilled orators and tempted to speak on topics that aren’t truly their area of expertise, and audiences can tell. Anyone can rattle off bullet points on a slide. What makes a speaker truly compelling is their personal stories, examples, and anecdotes. Audiences relate to a speaker through similar experiences, and they can tell if you’re just a chapter ahead of them in the book. They want to hear from people who are true experts on their topic. This doesn’t mean you have to have all the answers — of course not. For most complicated issues there is no single answer or single way to view the issue so they’re not expecting perfection, but they do want someone with deep expertise having done the work themselves.

Even more disturbing is how often people approach me who are interested in speaking for a living but have a deer in headlights look when I ask about their topic or area of expertise. While style and speaking ability are certainly important, the best speakers are drawn to the profession because they have something truly compelling to say! If you aren’t bursting at the seams with something truly compelling to share with a group, you’re probably not ready for professional speaking.

Tip #3 – Focus your message on their problem, not your expertise

Yes, you need to be an expert, but don’t lead with that. The only reason I started writing articles and giving presentations on managing difficult bosses was that the #1 question I’d get at the end of my talks (irrespective of the topic) was something along the lines of, “But, how do I use this technique if my boss is the one who is the problem?” It was clear to me that managing difficult bosses was a pain point for most of my audiences, so I immediately started developing content focused in that area (based on my own personal experiences and later my own research). So while it’s great to be an authority in an area, it’s important that the message clearly focuses on their problem, their issue, their challenge. Then, the speaker’s expertise can swoop in to solve that problem. Developing case study scenarios that illuminate the problem can be an effective tactic for making sure you’re leading with their problem. The shift in focus from a speaker expertise perspective to an audience’s problem perspective can easily mean the difference between having them sitting on the edge of their seats or playing Candy Crush on their phones while making a grocery list during your talk.

Tip #4 – Customize your talks as much as possible

Most speakers have a handful of talks that they offer as their standard presentations and that’s perfectly fine, but it’s also important to take the time to understand each specific audience and tailor the message to best connect with them. Certified Speaking Professional and past president of the National Speakers Association Lenora Billings-Harris insists, “Clients want you to treat them as though they are the most important. Focusing on the engagement by interviewing the client more than once, conducting research on the organization and then tailoring that information to the audience show you made the time to learn their needs.” While it’s tempting to simply regurgitate the same talk to vastly different audiences, doing so can be very risky. In a worst-case scenario, audiences will sense that you’re out of touch with them and turn on you. Years ago I attended a dinner meeting for a project management organization, and the speaker clearly knew very little about the discipline of project management. As a result, he made some flippant comments that were somewhat offensive to the audience. I could literally feel the room turn on him in that moment. For the rest of the talk, the tension in the room was palpable. I’m sure he regretted not doing his homework on the ride home.

The good news is that tailoring a talk doesn’t require becoming an expert in every industry, company or organization. It is important though to familiarize yourself enough so that you’re speaking their language so to speak and using relevant references and terminology. For example, do they refer to customers, clients, patients, patrons, users or constituents? Using the correct terms helps them relate to your message. If you have a case study or an example, share it with the event organizer in advance and ask them to suggest rewording to make it more relevant for their audience. Don’t assume you understand how your topic might manifest in their environment. I often speak on the topic of managing difficult bosses and was surprised during an oral health summit when someone asked how to address a domineering boss (dentist) who barked orders during surgery while the patient was awake? It definitely wasn’t the typical office environment I was used to referencing, but it was clearly relevant for her line of work. The more time you invest in getting to know the audience and tailoring your content to speak to them, the better your message will connect.

Tip #5 – Create a high energy, highly interactive experience

There’s not much worse than a boring, dry talk! I always hate those presentations that I leave thinking to myself, “Well, that’s an hour of my life I’ll never get back!” One way to ward off that reaction is to provide high-value content that they can use immediately, Another way is to provide a high energy experience that engages them throughout the process. Speakers have different techniques for creating a high energy experience, so find one that feels authentic for you – and work it! Some presenters come into pumping music, others tell jokes throughout, others are great storytellers or have very animated presentation styles. In my sessions, I tend to walk the audience constantly which helps to keep them engaged throughout, and I generally like to have them moving in some way every 15 minutes or so. Sometimes, they’re moving to talk to their neighbor or complete a quick group activity. Other times, they’re doing an improv style ice breaker, responding to a question that I’ve posed by raising hands, or maybe lining themselves up to indicate their leadership style tendency. My overall goal though is to ensure that they’re not sitting there like a bump on a log listening to me talk for 45-60 minutes. I’ve always felt that the best presentations are more about the audience than the speaker so finding ways to invite the audience to participate, not just consume can be the key to creating a highly interactive experience.

Celebrating 57 years of the “I Have A Dream Speech”

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
57 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. gave one of the most famous and influential speeches in American history. The “I Have a Dream” speech was effective not just for its words, but also for Dr. King’s impassioned delivery.

It represented the feelings of millions of people fighting for civil liberties. The speech, given by a lesser man in a lesser setting may not have earned the same attention. Dr. King knew if he were to truly help bring about change, he would need a speech and setting that would inspire. The March on Washington and “I Have a Dream” speech caught the attention of a nation, and brought it closer to the much-needed change.

eSpeakers believes in the power of great speeches like the “I Have a Dream” speech, and in great speakers like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. To honor his speech given 57 years ago, eSpeakers has created an infographic in commemoration of that great moment in American history. You can view the infographic below.

Click this link to see the full inspiring infographic:
Celebrating 57 years of the “I Have A Dream Speech” Infographic

To find great and inspiring speakers for your own event, consider searching eSpeakers Marketplace.

Four Amazing Tips To Turn You Into A Powerful Public Speaker

Although it may be one of your biggest fears – it’s up there with death on peoples’ top five list of fears – public speaking is most likely going to be a part of your life at some point, so trying to avoid it and wheedle your way out of every opportunity to speak in front of more than two people just isn’t an option, or not a good one in any case. Instead, wouldn’t you rather be able to make public speaking into one of your skills – something to proudly show off on a CV, and wow your co-workers with during presentations? Spreading your ideas is easiest when you’re talking to people in person so that they can see your passion and interest firsthand, so making every single speech impactful with these four tips can help to shape your image and spread whatever message you need to get across.

1. Be Unselfish

“While one way of psyching yourself up before the ‘big speech’ might be to convince yourself that you’re an expert and everyone listening to you is just an idiot in their underwear (a commonly suggested thought process), this is terrible in practice.” Joe Worrell, a speaker at Writemyx.com and Nextcoursework.com, advises. “Your audience will feel alienated and be able to instantly notice your high and mighty status, whether that be through your body language or any complex terms which you use but don’t explain. To be as down-to-earth and accessible as possible, make sure that you speak in layman’s terms or explain complex concepts and terminology, and match your attitude and tone to the audience and situation.” A speech that works wonders for high school students, for example, won’t be accepted that easily by your co-workers and could be seen as condescending, while the vice versa situation may leave the students bored and confused. Don’t just think about yourself – consider your audience while planning any speech.

2. Use Powerpoint Properly

Media can be a brilliant asset to any speech or presentation – when used correctly. If it’s overused or relied on, your audience will become disinterested, and often assume that you have no actual passion for your topic. Someone reading off a computer screen in a monotone isn’t usually that convincing, but if you stand out in front of the media and only use it as a prompt, you’ll look a lot more passionate and knowledgeable. Also, your audience members won’t know every single line of your script if it isn’t on your powerpoint, so you’ll be able to keep the element of surprise and ‘planned spontaneity’ which make speeches so humanizing and relatable.

3. Mix Stories & Stats

Anecdotes can make an audience sympathize or empathize with you and understand your viewpoint. Statistics convince an audience and make them believe what you’re saying. “Both accurate stats and personal stories need to be used in equal measures to keep an audience engaged and convinced,” Natasha Hyde, a writer at Britstudent.com and Australia2write.com, says, “so don’t flood your speeches with stats and make them sound like one long financial report, but also don’t make them sound too much like old wives’ tales that you’d share with the family. Finding that balance, along with original content to keep the speech moving and flowing well, is the secret to crafting amazing speeches that will win over your audiences.”

4. Passion

There’s a simple rule you should always keep in mind while speaking publicly: if you’re bored, then so is the audience. You shouldn’t be making a speech about something that you’re not passionate about, and, if you are, you can expect it to be boring and lackluster – for certain business aspects of work, like presentations and meetings, this may be the norm. Still, if you’re speaking to an audience that you care about, with a message that you care about, then you’ll need to do more than read out notes and flick through a powerpoint. Throw yourself into your content and perform. Hand gestures and proper inflections in speech are useful markers for passionate speaking, but the best way to tell is to ask yourself if you want to be up in front of your audience, speaking to them. The answer might be a very, very quiet ‘yes,’ squashed by all your fears and doubts, but if it’s a definite ‘no,’ then passion might not be possible for you to grasp, and your speeches will suffer as a result.

eSpeakers guest blogger, Katrina Hatchett blogs about lifestyle at Academic Brits, and also enjoys working for Origin Writings as a valued member of the writing team. She is also involved in numerous business projects since one of her passions in life is identifying project problems and their solutions, which aren’t always that simple. Still, they do give her the satisfaction of problem-solving time and time again. Her main goal is to improve the effectiveness of everyone’s communication around the world, and one of the small ways by which she contributes to this goal is by writing for the Ph.D. Kingdom blog.

ICCA and eSpeakers.com collaborate on sharing top-quality educational content

7 August 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands — ICCA is further strengthening its position as the global knowledge hub for international association meetings and attracting high-quality speakers to their events by partnering with eSpeakers, the leading online source of professional speakers for international meeting organizers.

Made up of a number of initiatives, this new collaboration will allow the International Congress and Convention Association to diversify and expand the educational possibilities available to its members at annual ICCA events and online via the ICCA Knowledge Hub, through access to eSpeakers’ expansive and diverse community of thought leaders and subject matter experts. 

eSpeakers will use their community’s resources to sponsor speakers for ICCA’s annual Congress and Association Meetings Programme, and in addition create a branded directory of ICCA faculty members within their Marketplace, the largest directory of professional speakers available on the web. Designed to help meetings professionals to hire speakers directly through the eSpeakers platform, event planners can use the directory to find and filter appropriate speakers by subject, budget, language and other customizable criteria.

“This partnership has been born out of our desire to continue to provide top-quality, high-end educational content to our global membership, the leading suppliers to the international meetings industry. When our members attend ICCA events, they expect high-quality speakers and unique education sessions that keep them up-to-date with the latest developments in the constantly-evolving and expanding international association meetings industry – the kind of education they would not receive at any other industry meeting,” said Senthil Gopinath, Chief Executive Officer, ICCA

“Collaborating with eSpeakers allows us to rise to this challenge. By providing us with access to a broader range of subject matter experts and speakers, we will be able to persist with tailoring our educational offerings to our members’ expectations and address the meetings industry’s hardest-hitting topics.”

ICCA and eSpeakers collaboration on educational content at ICCA events will also enhance ICCA’s online channels as part of this new partnership, with speakers on various topics appearing alongside relevant expert content in ICCA’s Knowledge Hub.

Gopinath added: “As part of ICCA’s mission to be the global community and knowledge hub for the international association meetings industry, we are developing our online Knowledge Hub to unlock the expertise of our global community of meeting suppliers and association meeting planners. This online platform currently offers expert blog posts and white papers on specialized association meeting topics, and this new collaboration with eSpeakers allows us to expand the resources available by adding links to relevant ICCA verified expert-speakers while offering a new platform for ICCA members to share their expertise.”

In addition, this new partnership makes ICCA Members eligible to be listed in eSpeakers’ ICCA-branded directory on the eSpeakers Marketplace. This opportunity offers the global meetings industry trade association’s member-suppliers an official platform to be hired as professional speakers according to their topic of expertise and also allows eSpeakers access to the renowned expertise of ICCA’s global membership. ICCA will, therefore, provide eSpeakers with the world’s best range of subject matter experts in all fields related to international meetings, whose expertise is verified by ICCA’s stringent speaker guidelines.

“We’re excited to be partnering with ICCA by rolling out this new education platform and providing a worldwide directory of subject matter experts and speakers that will be perfect for their meetings. We know that hiring the right speaker for an audience can be an important key to the success of the meeting.” Joseph Heaps, Chief Marketing Officer for eSpeakers

Joanne Joham, Regional Director North America, ICCA said: “We are so proud to have eSpeakers join the North America Chapter of ICCA and are convinced that this relationship will benefit all ICCA Members and enhance the educational offerings of ICCA on a global basis.”

The first speaker to join an ICCA event through eSpeakers’ and ICCA’s new partnership will be Scott Parazynski, former NASA astronaut and the first man to have both flown in space and reached the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Parazynski will be speaking at the 58th ICCA Congress, which is taking place in Houston, U.S.A. from 27-30 October 2019.

To find out more about the 58th ICCA Congress, please visit www.congress2019.iccaworld.org

About ICCA

The global community and knowledge hub for the international association meetings industry

ICCA (The International Congress and Convention Association) represents the world’s leading suppliers in handling, transporting and accommodating international meetings and events, and now comprises over 1,100-member companies and organizations in almost 100 countries worldwide. ICCA has specialized in the international association meetings sector since its establishment 55 years ago, offering unrivaled data, communication channels, and business development opportunities.

ICCA members represent the top destinations worldwide and the most experienced specialist, suppliers. International meeting planners can rely on the ICCA network to find solutions for all their event objectives, such as venue selection; technical and strategic advice; assistance with delegate transportation; full convention planning or ad hoc services.

For more information, please contact:

Rebecca Hogg, Marketing & Content Executive,Rebecca.h@iccaworld.org+31 20 398 1912

About eSpeakers

Where The Speaking Industry Does Business On The Web.

eSpeakers.com is a 20-year-old technology and marketing company providing the speaking industry with the tools to do business online. eSpeakers has the largest directory of professional presenters available online and believes that the right speaker in front of the right audience can bring real change. eSpeakers Marketplace is the spot where people who hire speakers access a huge catalog of the best speakers in the world, find the perfect match for their event, connect with the speaker, and hire them — all in a safe environment that takes the risk out of such a significant investment.

Joseph Heaps, Chief Marketing Officer, jheaps@espeakers.com,+1 888-377-3214


eSpeakers TV with Terry Brock CSP, CPAE, and recent Cavett Award recipient is now available

In this episode of eSpeakers TV, Terry Brock CSP, CPAE, and recent Cavett Award recipient will join our host Alan Stevens, FPSA PSA, PSA Founder’s Award recipient, and Joseph Heaps from eSpeakers to share some valuable insights about receiving the distinguished Cavett award. Terry shares success principles he’s collected from his many years as a speaker, his global perspective on the business of speaking, and how receiving the Cavett award has impacted him.

Terry’s presentations have been impacting audiences around the world for years. Hire Terry to speak at your next event, you can find him on eSpeakers Marketplace.

Click here to watch the interview with Terry Brock CSP, CPAE, and recent Cavett Award recipient.