Beyond PR

Aug 15, 2012

Free Speaker Service from Profnet Connects Experts and Events

Did you know that ProfNet has a free service you can use to book speakers or find opportunities for your organization’s experts?

Event organizers can get an early start on finding the speakers you need via Speaker Service .

ProfNet members representing speakers should keep an eye on your query feeds. Any requests for speakers will be included in the regular query emails you already receive.

Using Speaker Service to find talent

Whether you are organizing a webinar, conference, workshop or meeting, ProfNet’s Speaker Service will connect you with keynote speakers, moderators, panelists and other types of presenters.

Submitting a request is easy. Just fill out our easy Speaker Service form with your event info, and we’ll distribute it in our next query feed to our extensive network of experts and speakers.

You don’t have to be a ProfNet or PR Newswire member to submit a request.

When filling out the form, please include as much information about the event as you can, including the event title, host company, when and where it is taking place, and any payment made to speakers. You can also re-send your request closer to the event date should you need additional speakers.

Here are a few examples of recent Speaker Service requests:

Speaker Service: Health Care Marketing. Medical Office Today will host a marketing-focused webinar in mid-September, and we’re looking for experts to speak on the webinar panel. Participating in the webinar requires a fair amount of preparation, including a formal dress rehearsal and the live event. However, it’s a great opportunity to get your name out there with our 38,000 readers. Send us a note with a brief description of your (or your client’s) expertise and why you’d be great addition to our webinar panel. [Contact info]

Speaker Service: Conventions and Expos: Pricing Strategies. I’m seeking a conventions executive who would be interested in joining us as a speaker at the upcoming EXPO Next educational seminar, taking place in Baltimore on June 20. The workshop is as follows: “Pricing Strategies: The Art of Finding the Convergence of Highest Price and Most Attendees.” Pricing a show is a tricky proposition, part art and part science. Starting with the basic calculation, the full-conference prices, you review what the competition is doing, where your early-bird break should go, whether you should have more than one early bird, and if so, how soon before the event and how far apart each break is. A lot of this is knowledge developed from experience, and in this extended session, we offer case studies from several different kinds of shows. For the complete agenda and other details on EXPO Next, please see this show’s website: Please note: All of the speakers will be entitled to attend the complete program, including the lunches and cocktail hour, at no charge. None of the speakers are being compensated. [Contact info]

Speaker Service: Healthcare Reform for Employers. I am looking for a speaker to present an hour-long audio conference on what HR departments and employers need to do to get ready for health care reform. I am willing to consider different angles of this story, including the steps businesses need to take to get ready, specific legal points employers should consider and financial considerations. Our audience is made up of management and HR professionals across the country. The presentation is delivered virtually, so there’s no need to travel. The speaker will be required to submit a PowerPoint presentation that will be sent to the attendees in advance. While speakers will not be compensated for their participation, these audio conferences can provide them with valuable professional exposure, and we encourage speakers to include contact information in our promotions and in their presentation materials. [Contact info]

Speaker Service: Mobile Payments. [Limited to the Northeast] A technology expert is needed for an educational video presentation on the topic of mobile payments, vendor-neutral discussion on technology, types of transactions, security, industry drivers and futures; for WatchIT, an online IT education provider based in New York. The format is either an interview-style or standup presentation. This is good exposure to an audience of IT professionals and business professionals in Fortune 500 companies. The expert can be from the vendor community, a tech consultant, a book author, etc. We’ll share the video clips with the participating individual/organization. There are no fees to participate. [Contact info]

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