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How does the "Sign me in automatically" work?
The "Sign me in automatically" is optional, it saves your username and password on your computer and every time you access the page you will be automatically logged in.
What happens if I forget my password?
If you forget your password, please click on the 'Forgot your Password? at the sign in area. The password recovery email will be sent to the email address provided from your Contact Information. The email will contain a link which will redirect the user to the 'Manage Account' section, where the password can be updated.
How can I change my password?
After you are logged in, click on 'Account Settings' link, you will see the "Current Password" field, type your current password in this field and your new password on the fields "Password" and "Retype Password", then hit the submit button.
Why am I receiving an 'Account Locked' message?
If you attempt to access your account and type in an incorrect password 5 times the account will lock for 1 hour. This is for security reasons.
How do I 'Review' an expert?
If you already have a free visitor account you can sign in, then find the pitch of the expert you want to review and click on 'Review'. If you do not already have a free visitor account simply find the pitch of the expert you want to review and click on 'Review'. You'll be asked to sign in or create an account, select 'create an account'. All reviews are approved by our team before going 'live' online.
Is 500Speakers 100% free for me to use, search and connect with experts I want to hire?
Yes, 100% free. If you are a client connecting with experts our platform is 100% free for you to use and even have an account so you can review the experts you hire. When you hire experts from our platform you will pay them directly as we do not take any commissions and play no part in any financial transactions between clients and experts.
Why don't you offer phone support?
Not offering expensive phone support plays a big role in helping us achieve our goal to offer a low cost service to experts and a no commission model to those hiring our experts. We DO offer all the email support anyone would need. Our email support is very efficient so email us and let us know how we can help you.
What if I don't see my question?
Our platform is so simple and user friendly to use we don't get many questions that are beyond the ones we've chosen to list here. So if you have a question that is not in our FAQ section we would love to hear it and then answer it for you. Please submit your question to our team by clicking on the 'Connect with us' link from our home screen. Our team we get back to you ASAP.
As a meeting planner, organization or client how do I find the experts we need on your platform?
Firstly just make a search. Go to our home screen and type in a keyword that relates to the expert you're searching for like 'Leadership' for example. Your prospective experts will appear and you can start watching and contacting. If you are not able to find the expert you're searching for by using our search engine click on 'Search Team' on our top menu. Our specialist search team will help you find the perfect expert for your needs at no cost, it's FREE.
Why use 500Speakers?
We get you directly to the experts you need for events, meetings, trainings, certifications, coaching and more. Searching for the right experts on search engines like Google or other sites can be frustrating and time consuming - using our platform is a breeze.
Can I add more categories to my Pitch?
Yes, sign in and you can do this in your Dashboard.
If I pitch as an expert at 500Speakers do I pay any commissions on the business/clients I win or are there any hidden costs I need to know about?
No, there is no commission due on the business you win and there are no hidden costs, ever.
If I upload my pitch will I get seen by clients locally, nationally and internationally?
Yes. Our marketing is covers local, national and international regions generating client referrals in all 3 categories.
Can I add my FaceBook feed to my Pitch?
Yes. To add your FaceBook page to your 500Speakers profile page you'll need to create a 'Fan Page' at facebook. This is very quick and easy to do. Here are the steps: 1. Sign in to your FaceBook account/page. 2. Click on the 'down arrow' symbol at the top right of your Facebook page. 3. Select 'Create Page'. 4. Select 'Artist, Band or Public Figure'. 5. Under 'choose a category' select the appropriate option and then enter your name. 6. Now click on 'Get Started'. 7. To build and complete your Fan Page follow the on screen steps. 8. Once you've created your FaceBook Fan Page simply add your Fan Page URL/page link to your profile.