Conscious Capitalism, Inc. developed The Speaker Connection to help members of our community spread the word about how to elevate humanity through business.
The Speaker Referral Form gives our global network of Conscious Capitalists opportunities to share their stories and experiences through referrals to business leaders and professionals so that they too can work to elevate humanity through business. The Speaker Request Form provides the opportunity to connect with Conscious Capitalists who are excited to share their stories about how they are elevating humanity through business on stage and at a variety of events.
Please Note: We do not screen speakers or speaking events in any way – that responsibility lies with the organizations and the speakers themselves. We are simply facilitating a connection, not recommending specific speakers/events. Users are responsible for vetting these speakers and experiences themselves.
How does The Speaker Connection work?
Great question! We receive a number of requests from inspiring people with incredible stories about their journey with Conscious Capitalism who’d love to be connected to the broader community. Similarly, we receive requests from organizations who’d love to know more about Conscious Capitalism, specifically through event speakers. We have facilitated this process by creating The Speaker Connection – an automated form that creates Speaker and Speaker Request profiles and matches them to one another whenever the criteria fit!
In what ways are the Speakers Bureau speakers different from Speaker Connection speakers?
This is a great question; the difference confuses a lot of people. As we stated above, we cannot recommend all the speakers who utilize the Speaker Connection - it's a connection tool that we've created to serve our community and we want as many people as possible to utilize it and spread the word about Conscious Capitalism. The Speakers Bureau is an external service that invites and secures well-known thought leaders within the global Conscious Capitalism movement to speak at events hosted by external organizations about Conscious Capitalism.
What makes a speaker a Conscious Capitalist?
CCI uses a few metrics for identifying a Conscious Capitalist speaker. We look to see if they have ever attended any Conscious Capitalism events or if they are part of a local Conscious Capitalist community. Most importantly, they must be Conscious Capitalist Credo signatories. This means that they have read the Conscious Capitalist Credo and have publicly signed it, demonstrating their commitment to its principles.
Can I refer myself?
Yes! We think that’s a great idea.
Does Conscious Capitalism, Inc. guarantee the speakers/events in any way?
No. We cannot vouch for the speakers or the events. The responsibility lies with both parties to ensure a successful connection.
How do I request a Conscious Capitalist speaker for my event?
Use CCI’s speaker request form to provide as much information as you can. This form will create an event profile in our system. Whenever a speaker matches the profile of your event, we will notify you of the match. It is up to you whether or not you want to contact the speaker.
Is there a deadline for requesting a speaker?
No deadline. However, you will want to be sure to give yourself enough time to interview potential speakers for your event. Please also keep in mind, we’re all busy people. Most speakers will need reasonable advance notice before they are able to commit to an event.
My event is pretty small. Is that okay?
Absolutely! Most speaker requests are for small, local gatherings. But don’t be shy about requesting a speaker for a large event!
What should I pay my speaker?
Good question. It’s entirely between you and the speaker. Some speakers have standard rates, which they will indicate in their profile. You should also be sure to provide at least an estimate of what your budget allows you to pay speakers for your event. Even if you have no stipend, be sure to say so. Many of our speakers are happy to speak pro bono if it means raising awareness of Conscious Capitalism principles!