By Don Douloff, February 26, 2009
Social network SpeakerSite links planners and public speakers, whose fees range from free to $10,000 and up. Registration is free.
Basic search, however, does not require registration; planners log onto the site and begin their search. Speaker profiles feature samples of presentations (in video and audio files), biographical statements, promotional photographs, detail on speech topics, and references.
There is no charge for finding and hiring a speaker when planners search themselves. Alternatively, the Concierge Desk will book a speaker in exchange for 20 per cent of their fee, which must be at least $500.