I wanted the name to say exactly what problem the company solves. The brand name I Need A Speaker tells the audience that we connect speakers with audiences.
Don't give up.
A few minutes of reflection before I get started helps plan my time and organize my priorities.
I connect with brilliant, funny, inspirational people.
Learn a little bit about everything.
Welcoming international users always makes me feel proud, because their engagement validates the need for the service offered by I Need A Speaker.
That hasn't happened yet, but I'm sure that moment is coming.
Believe in yourself, follow your dream, and know that the only boundaries are those you impose on yourself.
Don't Look Back by Boston (because that's not the direction I'm going)
I Need A Speaker was founded to allow new voices to be heard, as well as to ease the pain of connecting speakers with event planners.
I've been a newspaper reporter, a corporate communications officer, and a public relations consultant. My full-time job is a public relations professor.
My personal and professional mission is to amplify marginalized voices.
I Need A Speaker is not a traditional speakers bureau. It's the opposite. Event planners contact speakers directly, and there are no additional fees.
Aside from my family, I'm passionate about I Need A Speaker and its potential to help new people be seen and heard.
Take classes on public presentation, and develop expertise in the subjects about which you're passionate.
When I was younger, I wanted to be a talk show host.
I lived in Ireland for a year, and I am homesick for it every single day.
My husband and I met in a library, and we were married in our local library.
I'd use it to travel to Ireland (I'm based in Pennsylvania, US). I miss my friends there, and it's the place where I have been happiest.