Set yourself up for success! Create a directory listing that is effective and compelling. 

Your by design directory listing is the face of your speaking ministry. It may be a ministry leader’s first introduction to you when looking for a speaker for her next event. Here are a few tips for making a good impression:

1) Design your bio in a way that is descriptive and professionally written, not just a list of accomplishments. Help your audience to get a flavor for who you are. You may want to consider having a ministry friend or a professional writer take a look at your bio before submission to help make sure that it’s the best that it can be.

2) Submit a professional headshot photo. You may have a lovely snapshot of you but it won’t present in the same way as a professional photograph. In this directory you’re presenting yourself as a professional speaker; your headshot should match.

3) Develop a functional and professional website. Ministry leaders are significantly more likely to contact a potential speaker who has a website with more information. There are many site development tools that make it easy to create your own website for very little investment. Squarespace, Wix, and Weebly are just a few. Alternatively, by design could help connect you with a web designer who could give you a special ministry rate to create your website. 

4) Keep us up to date. We want to help you make the most of your directory listing. If you make changes to your email address, topics, website address, or anything else, please let us know so that we can update your listing. 

We hope that these tips are helpful to you as you develop your by design Speakers Directory listing. Ready to go? Click here to visit the registration page!