You'll be in Good Company.

Platform is growing --
we welcome new members.
Membership is $295 a year.
We will contact you by phone for credit card info.

Four basic qualifications:

1) Is what you do interesting and will your information benefit people?
2) Does your education, credentials or experiences validate your expertise?
3) Is it clear on your website and Linkedin page that you are focused?
4) Is your motivation to be interviewed clear? Having "skin in the game" is best.
You must have:
.....a) a Linkedin profile with at least 100 connections.
.....b) a professional website.

The International Platform Association is one of America's first associations. Founded as the American Lyceum Association in 1831 by statesman Daniel Webster and educator Josiah Holbrook, it has been the market place for speakers for 185 years. Much has changed over the years, from the invention of the Telegraph and the rise of YouTube. The lyceum movement of town hall-like buildings for sharing education changed with the Chautauqua movement of traveling tent shows.

Annual meetings have been held in Washington, D.C. since 1965 -- Speakers have included President Lyndon B. Johnson and Governor Nelson Rockefeller; Poet Carl Sandburg; Activists Jesse Jackson and Ralph Nader; and Secretaries of State Daniel Webster and Henry Kissinger.

Today, Platform continues as an extraordinary and unique publicity tool for hundreds of speakers with web profiles and the organization's annual meeting. The corporate sponsor for the association is Broadcast Interview Source, Inc.: publisher of The Yearbook of Experts, Authorities & Spokespersons and the expert referral website:

Benefits of International Platform Association Membership:

1) You get a Platform Page that includes all your social media including:
* Linkedin showing your mutual contacts.
* Twitter showing your tweets live.
* YouTube with your best video.
* Your Blog can be picked up.

2) You get a junior membership and press room at where you can syndicate your blog.

3) You get a web icon you can add to your website that shows your membership.

See a sample of Jeffery Gitomer's Platform page here:

** Creators are the people on stage who do the speaking
** Catalysts are those behind the stage -- Vendors who sell things to speakers and speaker bureau executive who book speakers on commission.
** Celebrants -- People and meeting planners in front of the stage, the audience.

Prefer to register by phone, or have questions? Call us at (202) 333-5000 or e-mail to

"Platform," "International Platform Association," and the Platform Icons with the "IPA" and "Platform" in the style of boards making up a platform are registered US Trademarks.

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The International Platform Association welcomes bona fide speakers & news sources.

We reserve the right to decline listings that we, in our sole opinion, are not of interest to our visitors, or inimical to the interests of our members.


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--Mitchell P. Davis
CEO & Director General
International Platform Association
(202) 333-5000

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