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Do your 2021 goals include diversity and inclusion efforts?

Do your 2021 goals include diversity and inclusion efforts? 2560 2416 I Need A Speaker

In response to recent events, many organizations are developing and implementing diversity and inclusion efforts. Leaders are eager to educate employees, and companies are seeking direction regarding equitable policies and practices.

Some speakers listed in the I Need A Speaker directory are subject matter experts on diversity and inclusion. They can help pave the way to mutual understanding and best practices. Book them today to help plan for tomorrow.

Speakers and event planners: What’s on your holiday wish list?

Speakers and event planners: What’s on your holiday wish list? 2560 1647 I Need A Speaker

Holiday sales offer money-saving opportunities to get the supplies you need to do your job well. As you prepare for the holidays, consider adding these work-from-home products to your wish list:

  • Standing desk
  • Ergonomic chair
  • Carpeting or an area rug to absorb noise
  • Headphones or wireless earbuds
  • Microphone for better sound quality
  • High-quality, stand-alone webcam
  • Laptop stand so your webcam is at eye level
  • Wireless keyboard
  • Phone tripod if you connect by phone
  • Ring light or other video lighting
  • Video or audio editing software
  • Appropriate art work and decor for your setting
  • 2021 planner (if you’re old school)
  • Surge protectors
  • Power bank
  • Mobile hotspot
  • Houseplants (studies say you’ll be more productive!)
  • Fire- and water-resistant safe for important documents
  • Shredder
  • Healthy snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Desk organizer (you’re on camera; keep it neat!).

Check online reviews for recommendations, and always check for promo codes before you purchase. Many speakers and planners will continue to work from home (or work from anywhere). Let’s do it comfortably!

Welcome to our new international users!

Welcome to our new international users! 2560 1537 I Need A Speaker

Last week, I Need A Speaker welcomed new users from London. We are so excited about this international expansion, as it broadens our options for the people we joyfully serve.

We have had inquiries about whether people from outside the US can join the I Need A Speaker community (YES!), and we have been asked if event organizers can book people from other countries (YES!).

Today, video conferencing services allow interaction among people from all geographic areas, and virtual event planners won’t need to budget for travel costs.

We look forward to welcoming more international users soon!

We’re Pleased to Introduce I Need A Speaker

We’re pleased to introduce I Need A Speaker (cue applause)

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Some announcements are more exciting than others. Move this one to the exciting category, because it will change the way event planners find speakers and the way speakers book future engagements.

I Need A Speaker is not a speakers’ bureau. It’s a new, easy way for speakers of all experience levels to connect with audiences. We like to think of ourselves as the leaders of an intellectual flash mob … knowledge brokers … inspiration disseminators.

Using ineedaspeaker.com is easy! Organizations seeking a speaker create a free account, then browse the growing directory of speakers. And did we mention you can apply filters to only show those who meet your criteria for subject matter, fees, language, travel, and more?

It’s easy for speakers to use, too! To be added to our directory, click the “Join” link to start the process. Then complete your profile to help organization representatives learn more about you.

Organizations contact speakers directly, and both parties work out the details. Easy peasy.

Be a part of our growing network by creating your account or joining as a speaker today! You’ll receive monthly newsletters with relevant information and notices about occasional giveaways of cool prizes. We’re glad you’re here!

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