Recently I was alerted to a site devoted specifically to public speakers: SpeakerWiki.
SpeakerWiki is a free website providing an online directory to professional speakers, in many different subject areas, including motivational, business, technology, new media, politics, journalism, health and wellness, education, sports, religion, and now genealogy.
The site is based on the Wiki platform, meaning that content is created by the users. This includes, according to the website’s FAQ, “hundreds of event planners, speakers, and agencies around the world.” The site continues,
This is a collaborative effort. Thousands of people have contributed information to different parts of this project, and anyone can do so, including you. All you need is to know how to edit a page, and have some speaker knowledge you want to share.
To add yourself or another genealogy speaker you know, you simply have to sign up for a free account. Each speaker receives “SpeakerCred” (that is, credibility) by adding links to their official homepage, published books, WikiPedia pages, videos of their presentations, and by receiving reviews.
SpeakerWiki also offers a free online article for speakers, entitled, “The Speaker Wiki Guide: Top 6 Ways to Get More Leads.” For those who are interested in obtaining more speaking jobs, this short guide might help.
For genealogical society event planners who are interested in finding new and fresh speakers, take a look at this site to see if there is someone in your area. You can read reviews of genealogy speakers on this site, and contact the speakers directly to learn more information.
To learn about my speaking experience, visit my SpeakerWiki profile.