— 28 February 2007 —
Make Me A Speaker is a wiki that allows people to connect (or more to the point, broadcast their desire to connect) with others about becoming a public speaker, or becoming a better one. The basic idea is that there are people who can act as mentors, and people who want to be mentored. Why not provide a space where they can connect?
When I saw the initial announcement on Twitter, I thought, “This is a great idea.” And after diving in to add my info on the NeedMentoring page and adding a section on the Advice page, I still think it’s a great idea. I’ve read on a couple of sites (can’t recall where) of late, people bemoaning the regular cast of characters speaking at conferences. What better way to start getting new people into the fold of speaking than connect the usual suspects with new “talent?”
There’s also a page for conference organisers to promote their events.
While a wiki may not be the best format for collecting this information, it’s good to get it started and get the ball rolling. So go enter your info, answer questions, organise and promote your event… right now!