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Free and paid membership levels are offered.

Free Membership --- We serve the speaking industry with free memberships for professional facilitator groups who help speakers get gigs:

1) Speaker Bureaus like those qualified by being members.
2) Bona-fide speaker associations from Global Speakers Federation
3) Web sites for speakers like TEDx & Innovation Women
4) Associations of speaker bureaus, like IASB and EASB
5) Meeting planners from the Meeting Professionals International
6) Specific industry thought leading individuals like: Corbin Ball & Nick Borelli.
7) Association executives responsible for speakers at events.
8) Membership is free for ExpertClick members. Please do not register again.

Paid Membership --- We welcome professional speakers, TEDx speakers, experts, authors and newsmakers.
Standard annual membership is $195 a year.

We offer special annual rates for:

1) Speakers affiliated with Innovation Women, Espeakers, SpeakerMatch or SpeakerHUB may join at a $100.
2) Speakers associated with our facilitator members -- $150 annual.
3) IPA Legacy members who joined before 2001 -- $65 annual.
4) Senior membership for those 70 and over -- $70 annual.
5) Master Accounts with 12 seats at $495 billed quarterly-- for speaker bureaus.
6) Life membership: $1,000 - one time payment.

Register here without immediate payment. We reach out to verify acceptance of membership and offer payment by credit card or billing by invoice if you prefer.

We offer our email newsletter for industry updates.

Basic Necessary Speaker Qualifications:

Four Ways to Qualify:
1) You are or were a member of one of the Global Speakers Federation's groups like USA's National Speakers Association with bona fide experience as a professional speaker. See more about this qualification at

2) You are listed at an IASB accredited Speaker Bureau. See more about this at: (You may provide direct contact info or offer contact info for your favorite bureau. ISAB bureaus may list their exclusive speakers, free of charge.)

3) You have spoken at a TED or TEDx Event, can provide link to the video and have a Linkedin profile with at least 100 connections.

4) Your received a personal invitation from Mitchell P. Davis, the CEO -- contact e-mail is:

International Platform Association welcomes: After-dinner Speakers, Artists, Authorities, Authors, Celebrities, Coaches, Comedians, Connoisseurs, Consiglieres, Consultants, Curmudgeons, Debators, Educators, Emcees, Entertainers, Experts, Facilitators, Humorists, Instructors, Journalists, Keynoters, Lecturers, Magicians, Motivators, Mouthpieces, Musicians, Opera Singers, Orators, Politicians, Professors, Promoters, Rhetoricians, Speakers, Speaker Bureau Execs, Speechmakers, Spokespersons, Storytellers, Teachers, TedX Speakers, Thought-leaders, Trainers, Vaudeville Tribute Actors, Virtuosos, Wizards, and Writers.

International Platform Association History:

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 almost two centuries. Much has changed over the years, from the invention of the Telegraph to the rise of YouTube. The lyceum movement of town hall-like buildings for sharing education changed with the Chautauqua movement of traveling tent shows.

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:
* Twitter showing your tweets live.
* YouTube with your best videos.

2) You get search engine optimization benefits with inbound links from your Platform page to your website.

3) You can get a 15% discount on upgrade to our partner site:

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

Register on-line below or if you prefer to register by phone, or have questions, call us at (202) 333-5000 or e-mail to test

Quotes from Speakers with great results:

'The Wall Street Journal called me from the Yearbook: their story about my marketing boot camp resulted in speaking offers.' - Arnold Sanow, MBA, CSP

'The Today Show, Inside Edition, ESPN, MSNBC & CNN' - Lauren J. Fix, Automotive Consultant/Expert

'I got an email from a New York Times writer assigned to check out Munchausen's Syndrome, who said every time he did a search on Lexis, my news releases were the first seen.' - Barbara Bryan, National Child Abuse and Resource Center.

'I use it to send out my email newsletter.' - Alan Weiss.

'Business Week, AP, Fox News, Bloomberg Radio from one news release.' - Paul Dickson, Author

'Inside Edition, MSNBC, Parenting Magazine, Child Magazine, The Boston Globe & Oprah' - Debra Holtzman, Child Safety Expert

'Rush Limbaugh, and dozens of other outlets picked up my story' - Michael Levine, Hollywood Publicist

'World News Tonight, NPR, CBS Radio & CNN.' - Professor Doug McCabe, Labor Expert, Georgetown University.

'Significantly increased our media call, national networks, outstanding results.' - Mark Rosenker, Electronic Industries Association.

Note about testimonials. Your results may differ. These results are based on journalists interest in specific topics.

"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. test

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International Platform Association
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