Short URLs Now Available
Looking for an easy way to give your attendees a way to rate your talk? Short URLs are now available and displayed on every speaker, talk, event, and series page on SpeakerRate. Happy Tweeting!
Interview with Mark Mzyk of TEDxRTP
I recently had the privilege of speaking with Mark Mzyk, organizer of a TEDx conference in Research Triangle Park in North Carolina earlier this year, about all things event related. TEDx conferences are offshoots of the well-known TED conferences. The following transcription is a paraphrased interview. [Z] How did you arrange speakers for your conference? [M] We had a committee of people to...
Expanded Search Functionality
The team at SpeakerRate has been working hard to make your search experience easier and more straightforward. We have rolled out expanded search functionality which allows non-exact matching and excerpt highlighting. This should make it easier to find exactly what you’re looking for. Check it out; feedback is always welcome.
Ummm: The Use of Filler Words
“Um, well, ya know, like, consequently, so, uh, know what I mean?” Does this sound familiar? It’s called using “filler” words or saying everything without really saying anything. It is the weakness of many brilliant people when it comes to giving presentations. So what’s the problem with filler words? Don’t they make pauses less awkward? The answer is no,...
How to Rate and Comment
Rating and commenting creates the wide database of information that makes SpeakerRate such a useful tool. This video shows how to quickly use these features to rate and comment on talks.
Tip: Packaging Your Talk - Say it 3 Times
Giving a talk in front of tons of people is tough. Keeping your audience interested is even tougher. Thankfully, there are ways to frame your talk to automatically hold better attention, no matter the topic. The method can be summed up in one phase: “Say what you’re going to say, say it, and then say it again.” So basically, three steps: 1. Say what you’re going to say ...
How to Create a Talk, Event & Series
One of the basic and most useful functions of SpeakerRate is the ability for speakers and event organizers to create talks, events, and series. This video shows how quick and easy SpeakerRate makes it.
The Future of SpeakerRate
Coming in as the new Product Manager Intern, I couldn’t be more excited about jumping in headfirst and helping take SpeakerRate to where it belongs: stardom. Maybe it won’t become the next Facebook just yet, but it has the potential to bring the public speaking industry to a new level. Whether you fully know why SpeakerRate has so much potential or not, you may be asking: where is SpeakerRate...