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We've created a home for speakers across the globe where collaboration and careers can foster and thrive.

We work to fuel, ignite and accelerate your career, by preparing you for international audiences and ensuring you have the relevant business advice to help your sustainability and growth.

Trusted by industry leaders around the world

Fuel,
Ignite and Accelerate your career.

USBI creates holistic long term solutions for clients in the form of not only keynotes but also programmes, workshops, sessions and masterclasses - enabling our speakers to earn more.
Through our partnership with the The Octopus Ed-Tech Program, you'll enjoy sustainability and continuous growth in your speaking career.
USBI Preferred Speakers enjoy:
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Admin free events.

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Have all the logistics taken care of.

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Don't have to worry about handling payment.

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Are assisted in creating buzz and excitement for their events.

What are we looking for?

We evaluate speakers across 5-key characteristics that all USBI speakers should possess.

Here's what it takes...

1

Ethical

Maintain a track record of being reliable to clients, easy to work with and  accepting constructive criticism. 

2

Customer Centric

Working with the customer to ensure they have a successful event and being adaptable in times of agenda changes.

3

Relevant Content

Ensuring your content is always up-to-date and relevant.

4

Unique Delivery Style

Ensuring your delivery style is: storytelling, humorous, utilizing visual aids, capturing and providing audience with take aways.

5

Purpose

Have a clearly defined personal purpose as well as partnering with USBI  to become more relational rather than transactional with clients.

Ethical

1

Maintain a track record of being reliable to clients, easy to work with and  accepting constructive criticism. 

Customer Centric

2

Working with the customer to ensure they have a successful event and being adaptable in times of agenda changes.

Relevant Content

3

Ensuring your content is always up-to-date and relevant.

Unique Delivery
Style

4

Ensuring your delivery style is: storytelling, humorous, utilizing visual aids, capturing and providing audience with take aways.

Purpose

5

Have a clearly defined personal purpose as well as partnering with USBI  to become more relational rather than transactional with clients.
The start of something big

Join the Bureau and let our Blueprint for 5-Star Speakers set you up for success.

USBI thrives on working with speakers and setting them up for success. Our Fuel, Ignite and Accelerate model ensures that your events will be supercharged and ultimately allow you to earn more, faster.

How to apply
01

Complete the application form

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Submit required documents and collateral

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Complete your Bio

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Fuel, Ignite and Accelerate your career

Don't take our word for it...

Here's what our clients have to say about our world class speakers:

Dianah Sebalo
Learning Coordinator, Standard Bank

"Siphiwe is invigorating! He is funny, full of energy but his lessons resonates within one's mind. He says one should not be the guest speaker in their own life, and should put in the hard work. He is a FORCE!!! I can't wait to listens to him again."

On booking: Siphiwe Moyo

Lucy Cooke
Marketing Manager, Bidvest Insurance

" Caroline provided a great keynote that resonated well with our audience, its a fabulous insight into the complex juggle of finding a work life balance."

On booking: Caroline Ravenall

Karin Hanson
Sr. Events Manager, GENIVI Alliance

" Hiring Michael was the best thing we could have done to engage our audience and lighten the program with something other than a technical talk.  We are so very pleased with Michaels ability to fit in and be a part of the success in reaching our goals for a fantastic event.  

On booking: Michael Jackson

Michael Peter
Executive Director, FORESTRY SOUTH AFRICA

"As a returning Keynote speaker, Justice once again demonstrated his tremendous insight into the macro-political, social and economic realities facing businesses in South Africa and he tailored some of his address to respond to our sector in particular, which was greatly appreciated by our delegates."

On booking: Justice Malala

Frequently Asked Questions

What is different about USBI than other bureaus?

USBI has been operating since 2009 in Africa and Europe. We are a relationship based bureau, not a transactional based bureau. We have developed a 5-star speaker model. That means that every speaker we recommend has reached our standards across 5 areas of professional competency to be at the top of their game. In addition our own model of Fuel, Ignite, Accelerate ensures your event is fuelled with the right preparation, speakers, intelligence and values. It would then be ignited on the day by our speaker carrying out their craft in a 5-star methodology to meet your requirements. Following the event we will accelerate the message by pre-agreed follow up systems and ensure you get the value long term of the message from our speakers.

Why should I become a USBI preferred speaker?

All of our speakers are vetted before being accepted into our 5-star speaking model. We work to fuel, ignite and accelerate your career, by preparing you for international audiences, ensuring you have the relevant business advice to help your sustainability and growth through our partnership with The Octopus Ed-Tech Program and don’t forget, you will be in elite company. We are not looking to have speakers. We are looking for the right people, who meet our values and have a brilliant message and those are the people we will get behind.

What makes USBI different?

We have strong values that we work to and our Fuel, Ignite, Accelerate model focusses on much more than just a transactional talk where you speak and get paid. We are the bridge that builds ongoing work for you and our customers, that could lead to consulting, coaching, training or bringing your whole eco-system to the client.

Let's build your dream career together.

Click "Apply Now" to Start the 5-Star Speaker Application process and potentially change your life forever.

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The amount of bookings you have had in the past year:

Major milestones accomplished in your speaking career.

Major setbacks experienced in your speaking career.

Are you currently contracted to any organizations or is speaking your full time career.

What is your ultimate purpose in life?

How well do you network with clients pre and post conference? Provide examples...

Linkedin Handle

Instagram handle.

Tik-Tok handle.

Facebook handle.

Twitter Handle.

Do you have any religious or political stances?

What are your strengths?

What are your weaknesses?

Would you classify yourself as a David or Goliath personality? Explain why...

Give us a practical case study of when you have in the past displayed the following in your speaking career:

1. Accountable and responsible.

Give us a practical case study of when you have in the past displayed the following in your speaking career:

2. Commitment and belief.

Give us a practical case study of when you have in the past displayed the following in your speaking career:

3. Communication and connection

Give us a practical case study of when you have in the past displayed the following in your speaking career:

4. Problem solving.

Give us a practical case study of when you have in the past displayed the following in your speaking career:

5. Ethical.

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Before you start this application, please ensure you have the following ready:

1. An image of yourself (Not exceeding 150kb).

2. Comprehensive resume of past bookings, testimonials, topics you are an expert in and video links- For both physical and virtual bookings.

3. Video introduction of yourself and why you feel you are a 5 star speaker (10mb max) . Compress your video at www.mp4compress.com

4. Practical case studies of when you have in the past displayed the following in your speaking career:

- Accountable and responsible.
- Commitment and belief.
- Communication and connection.
- Problem solving.
- Ethical