What is Speakezee?
Speakezee is a searchable database of academic expert speakers. We are a not-for-profit community interest company supported by the University of Bristol and our partners.
At its heart is the desire to help speakers engage with their audience and to make it easier for organisers to find relevant experts to talk at their event, whatever the size.
It also allows speakers to showcase talks, share materials and collect evidence of impact from the audiences in the form of comments and discussion.
How does it work?
Speakers create a simple profile which focuses on subject expertise and speaking experience. The more complete the speaker profile, the more likely you will be contacted by an organiser.
List a talk you can give or have given in the past. Add materials you might want to share - papers, slides, videos or even a soundcloud podcast.
Event organisers can find and shortlist speakers using a quick and simple search. Once an organiser has found the perfect speakers they can send an invitation to speak at their event.
The best profiles will include recordings of previous speaking events.
If you don't find what you're looking for, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will see if we can find the right speaker for you.
Start a discussion
Audience members can leave comments, questions and feedback for individual talks. Speakers can respond to questions and audience members will be alerted if and when their questions are answered. It's the perfect way to start a discussion.
Promote your event
Event organisers can submit their event for promotion on Speakezee and benefit from the feedback and file sharing functionality. Contact the Speakezee events manager on "List Your Event"
What do the event organisers say?
“I contacted 4 speakers from the Speakezee site and all agreed to give talks to our Redditch U3A Exploring Science group. So far we have heard two of them and both pitched the talk at exactly the right level and were extremely well received by the group.” Dr Doug Richards, Redditch U3A
“I will definitely be using the Speakezee website again in the future, Thank you for such a fantastic resource.” Mrs Jemma Flaxton, Deputy Head of 6th Form, Tor Bridge High, Plymouth.
“My experience was fantastic! I emailed two people and I had immediate replies and both were very accommodating. The quality of the talks was brilliant and both are now involved in projects at the school and so through your site, we were able to create links with the University of Manchester!”
Bethany Taylor, Cheadle Hume High School, Stockport
“I have used speakezee 3 times in the last year to organise guest speakers to talk to our AS and A2 biology students. The website is very easy to use and the speakers replied quickly giving a range of suitable dates and times when available. It was useful to be able to select local speakers as we could time talks either within the school day or soon after which meant that many of our students could attend. The range of people and topics to choose from was also excellent. I cannot recommend it enough to schools and colleges.” Lisa Henden, Head of Biology, Queen’s School Taunton.
Who is behind the project?
Speakezee.org was conceived and created by Bruce Hood, professor, author and former Royal Institution Christmas Lecturer 2011.
The site was launched in Feb 2015.
The talented team at Gravitywell designed and built the web platform.