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How To Get Listed In Your Association Directory If You're Already With eSpeakers

Your association provides, at no cost to the member (ever), a free eSpeakers BASIC account.

Now that you’re a member, you can create an online profile that will be published on your association directory. Because your profile on your association membership directory is powered by eSpeakers,
they have arranged for you to have a free eSpeakers Basic profile as a member benefit.
  1. Link your eSpeakers profile to your association directory by identifying yourself as a member:
    1. Log into eSpeakers and go to the eSpeakers Dashboard, then select  MY PROFILE » , then choose MEMBERSHIPS & AWARDS from the choices on the screen's left.
    2. In the section labeled INDUSTRY MEMBERSHIPS, you can click the drop-down menu and select your association. Once you select your association, you can also add yourself to your chapter directory if you belong to a chapter. Choose the Association from the dropdown list, and any chapter if applicable, and click the + ADD button.
    3. Your association will be notified that you’ve saved your association membership on your eSpeakers profile.
  2. If you haven't already, go ahead and fill out your eSpeakers completely .
When your profile is complete (with at least a photo, topics, and bio), and you've identified yourself as an association member, you'll be automatically included in the association's member directory. Allow up to 24 hours for your profile to appear.

Is There a Cost to Have a Profile With eSpeakers?

The annual fee for your eSpeakers Basic profile is covered for current members of your association. (regularly $179 USD per year).
Many speakers choose to upgrade their eSpeakers profile to add embedded video, recommendations, and other material, which helps event organizers understand their value. If you are a speaker who is a current association member, upgrade to PRO .

When I Get Hired Through My Association Directory, Am I Charged a Commission?

When you are contacted by an event organizer through the association directory, you are never charged a commission of any type. In fact, you usually don't even know that's where the buyer got your contact information.
One of the important values of your eSpeakers account is the great marketing exposure of having your profile published on many different speaker directories besides your association's. This is free advertising for you! However, you are always in control of where your profile is published and you can easily opt out of any (or all) of the locations where eSpeakers is marketing you.
Many of these additional marketing channels (your association chapter website, the Global Speakers Federation site, etc) provide your direct contact information to the buyers and the cost of your profile being in that directory is covered by your association membership fees. Other sites (The eSpeakers Marketplace, MPI's Speaker Resource , etc) cover their marketing costs by charging a finder's fee for leads you gain and close through their site. Generally this finder's fee is 10%, but some directories are higher or lower. You're never required to accept a lead that's provided to you, and if you do accept it, you're only asked to pay the finder's fee when you land the deal. For leads that come through a site with a finder's fee, that fee is disclosed with the initial lead information, so there are no surprises.

How Can I Upgrade My Profile to Include Video?

If you would like to add embedded video (which plays without leaving your profile page), recommendations, and other features to your profile, you can upgrade to PRO .

When a Buyer Pulls up My Profile on My Association Directory, Are They Directed to My Competitors?

When an event organizer pulls up your profile on the association directory, yours is the only information they see. Your direct contact information is displayed. If the buyer uses the "direct message" form, the lead is emailed directly to you and to no one else.
Although the association directory does not, some other eSpeakers-powered directories include a " job board " function. This function allows an event organizer to post a 'call for speakers', which multiple eSpeakers members can apply to.

What Happens When a Buyer Pulls up My Profile on the Association Directory?

When an event organizer, searching for a speaker, pulls up your profile on the association directory, they see your complete profile, including:
  1. Name
  2. Topics
  3. Bio
  4. Photos
  5. Programs
  6. No Fees
  7. Offsite Video Link
  8. (For Pro members) Embedded video, recommendations, one-sheet
Buyers also see your direct contact information:
  1. Website
  2. Email Address
  3. Phone Number
  4. Mailing Address
In addition, there is a "direct message" button the buyer can use to fill out some basic event information which is emailed directly to you as a lead.
There is no finder's fee or commission charged for leads that come to you through the association directory.

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