We certainly don't intend to deceive or mislead anyone. Our service is targeted to emerging speakers, with the goal of helping speakers build a sustainable speaking business. We provide tools and services to help them in that effort.
It's a challenge to get booked... and it can take lots of follow up, stamina, and persistence with meeting planners to turn a lead into a booking. But it's not possible to get a job you don't know about. The great benefit of the SpeakerMatch service is not just that you can find planners actively seeking speakers, but that meeting planners can find you.
Your profile pages are optimized for SEO, to increase your visibility to search engines. We provide tools for speakers and planners to interact, so we aren't hampering communication. We make it simple for speakers to share their SpeakerMatch profile pages with planners and others. Our regular teleseminar series is designed to give emerging speakers information they need to build a sustainable business. And we are always providing members with tips, advice, and resources to help them.
We don't ever make any promises of results in getting booked, because there are too many variables involved — like the speaker's capabilities, follow-up and marketing skills, event locations, fee ranges, competition, etc.
SpeakerMatch is a micro-business. We understand the importance of doing it right, and we can't afford to sully our reputation by misleading people in any way. So if we're not making all of the above clear on our site, please let us know where you think our messaging could be improved and we'll address it. If you have specific examples of where you feel we approach an ethical line, let us know that as well so we can clean that up.
Also, please note that we offer a full satisfaction, 8-week money-back guarantee on our service. The intention of that is to allow you to make sure the service we provide aligns with the service you expect. We don't want to keep your money if you don't feel you're receiving value for your investment.