Advice for Partners

Advice For Speaking Partners 


To ensure you have the best possible experience while being a speaking partner, start by reading these simple tips on how to set up your sessions and interact with your future learners.


First contact

A booking request means you have made your first impression as a speaking coach. Make sure to keep up and respond quickly.


Great expectations

To make their session worthwhile, learn what your guests expect of you as early as possible and also explain what you offer them.


Be yourself

Be open about who you are, what you like, and what you can offer to your guest during your session. If you and your guests are a good fit, they will have more fun and will most certainly book you again. To save time when communicating, try to put the most important facts about yourself on your personal profile and Speaking.Partners description page.


Prep everything

Make sure to discuss all the details of the speaking session with your guest in advance. Knowing the duration, location, and any other items they might need during the session should be explained in advance and will save time and make things run more smoothly.


What's not included

Politely inform your learners of any expenses that are not included with your hourly rate such as transportation, or any equipment or books they might need.


Payment confirmation

You will be notified when your booking is confirmed, and received the upfront payment.


Keep in touch

Contact your learners whenever you need to inform them about any changes to your plans.


First impressions

Make sure you will be recognized on the day of your meeting and set a clear meeting point and time. Don’t hesitate to contact your learners a few hours before meeting time to make sure they are on time and ask whether they need help getting to the meeting point.


Keeping it classy

Be diligent and don’t be late. If you happen to be behind schedule, please call your learners and let him or her know. Have your phone turned on and charged at all times on the day of your meeting.


Keeping it fun

Relax! When meeting your guests, make sure you are rested, in a good mood and eager to start having fun speaking with them.


Individual or group?

On Speaking.Partners your hourly rate is per person.  Make sure you discuss this beforehand and ask your learners to book additional hours if they are bringing additional learners.


All done? Get paid

Once a booking is made, you get your set rate, and Speaking.Partners receives a commission (approximately 14.5%) for the support, platform management services and promotion we provide both to our partners and learners.


Always keep tabs

We strongly recommend to communicate with your guest via Speaking.Partners to make sure there is a record of your interaction in case of any disputes that may arise.


Need help?

Contact us if you experience any trouble or have any questions about your booking before, during or even after your session. We are always ready to help.