Picture yourself at 22h00, sitting at home, all cuddled up with your better half, having some much deserved TLC after a whole day of setting up for tomorrow’s event… when you receive THAT call from your client to book a speaker at the last minute and all the speaker bureaus are closed. Instead of rushing for the phone, you simply smile and make your way to Unique Speaker Bureaus portal to make this nightmare go away.

In partnership with our very own Pieter Geldenhuys, one of South Africa’s top futurists, USB brings you an exciting innovative platform that allows event organisers to book and select the right speakers for your event not only faster, but at a time that suits you. On the platform, you can view profiles of our amazing speakers and their rates. You get to see the speakers in action on video doing what they do best, giving insight on the hot topics for your conference. The most exciting aspect about this platform is that you get to book and confirm your speaker in real time.

What has made the development of this platform so special is that we have been cocreating it with our customers and speakers. Through a series of focus groups and surveys, USB is listening to its customers and will continue to do so to refine this ground breaking technology. Speakers are encouraged to keep their content relevant and up-to-date in order to add maximum value to your conference.

The platform certainly does not seek to replace our dynamic sales team, who are known for their personal touch and in-depth knowledge of USB speakers. Rather, this will work hand in hand to ensure that you have what you need, when you need it.


The portal will streamline the process, as it gives our customers the freedom and flexibility to view speaker videos, check availability and book online. Our business is to make your business, easier!


The app is more than just an online booking system. The portal allows you to match the speaker to the theme, audience profile and strategic goals of your event. The portal uses matching criteria including content, budget and personality fit. Why personality? Just as movie producers choose actors based on their personality archetypes, major brands use these same archetypes to appeal to their customers and their internal teams. USB has built this archetype methodology into the platform to help match the best speaker for your audience.


Our template tool creates a personalised proposal with your corporate identity. The portal is designed to take the headache out of paperwork and to streamline communication.

So here is how it works:

  • SEARCH for the speaker you need using our advanced search filters and get a shortlist accompanied by video and print collateral.
  • INVITE the speaker after checking their availability to speak on their online calendar. If you get stuck our team is on hand to assist with the process.
  • CONFIRM the speaker and complete the contract at the touch of a button.

At USB, we believe we have a role in leading industry thinking around disruption and ‘Building Better Conferences’. In line with the trendsetting thought leadership you get from our Professional League of Speakers, we are collaborating with forward-thinking clients to bring the best of personal and digital service to your next conference. Watch this space as we go live with this amazing platform this Spring!


If you would like to be part of the testing phase of the USB speaker portal, please contact Yusuf Ismail on +27 (0)11 074 9800 or yusuf@uniquespeakerbureau.com

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