You'll be in Good Company.
The International Platform Association® (Platform®) 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.
See a sample of Jeffery Gitomer's page below.

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

3) Professional Speakers can apply for Platform® Certified Speaker credential. (PCS).
Platform® Certified Speakers (PCS) get:
* PCS Icon for your website.
* Professional Certificate.
* Award Medallion.

Cost is $295 billed annually.

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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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