Having the same line up of speakers is just status quo.
Keynoteworthy connects event curators with diverse speakers.
Every event should offer new insights and encourage diversity of thought – but it’s difficult to achieve this without balanced representation.
Keynoteworthy celebrates the ‘everyday speaker’ and connects them with event organisers.
Our mission to have diverse representation on stage. That way, you’ll have interesting conversations, personalities and perspectives at your next event or conference.
Unlike speaker bureaus, we don’t charge a fee for finding a speaker. If you find a match, you negotiate speaking fees and expenses directly with the speakers.
How it works
Finding the right speaker is an overwhelming task. On top of that, having a diverse line-up can be challenging to curate if you don’t know where to look. Keynoteworthy helps you sort through the noise and quickly find and connect with diverse speakers on the right topic for FREE. No account or sign-up required. Just search and connect.
How much does it cost to hire a speaker?
Unlike speaker bureaus, we don’t charge a fee for getting in contact with or booking a speaker.
If you find a match, you negotiate speaking fees and expenses directly with any speakers you choose via a secure contact form. With that said, although some speakers may speak for free, understand they are spending time preparing their talk for you and traveling to your event. While every event is different, a rule of thumb for pricing is:
- Newbie speakers might earn $500–$2,500 for a talk.
- Beginning speakers, or those just establishing a brand with their first book, might earn $5,000–$10,000.
- Those with several books and other forms of “social proof” might draw $10,000–$20,000.
- Those who are very well-known in their field, such as best-selling authors, can bring in $20,000–$35,000 per talk.
I'm a diverse speaker. How do I add myself into the directory?
Emerging and experienced speakers are welcome. Keynoteworthy focuses on featuring speakers from diverse backgrounds, so to be considered on the directory, you should:
- be Australian-based,
- have some experience in public speaking, and
- identify as having a diverse background which can be broken down into:
- legacy diversity: attributes such as social constructs, race, ethnicity, age, gender, ability and sexuality
- experiential diversity: attributes such as physical and social identities, based on our life, histories and experiences
- thought diversity: how our neural make-up, hard wiring, experience impact our ability to solve problems and create new insights
The world is waiting to hear your voice. By listing your profile, you will get the opportunity to connect with event organisers who believe that balanced representation matters on-stage and beyond.
Stories & Resources
“It only takes one voice, at the right pitch, to start an avalanche.” - Dianna Hardy The stories we tell today become the history of what future generations learn. And this history should be the story of all of us. We invite you to join the inaugural Diverse...
"(Welcome to Country and Acknowledgment of Country) is a very important way of giving Aboriginal people back their place in society, and an opportunity for us to say, 'We are real, we are here, and today we welcome you to our land'…It's paying respect, in a formal...
“Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will.” – W. Clement Stone I was invited by Explore Careers to speak in front of 250 guests at their Sydney event. This event was held at the Ivy Ballroom and to say that I was nervous, would be an understatement. Like many...
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