SpeakerRate, Now Open For Rating

Brian Williams, Co-Founder & CEO

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This post originally appeared on Pointless Corp.

We posted recently about SpeakerRate, our first official Pointless Project. It was behind a private beta wall, and we invited in a small group of folks to provide feedback so we could make it better before releasing it to the world. Their feedback was great, and some of it was “why the wall?” For this kind of app, the wall seemed to really hinder the full experience.

The most obvious use case for SpeakerRate is this:

  1. Speaker creates an account and adds her upcoming talk (if it’s not in there already—many are).
  2. On the last slide of her presentation deck, Speaker adds something like: “So, how’d I do? Let me know at speakerrate.com/[username].”
  3. Attendees go to speakerrate.com/[username], rate Speaker’s talk, and leave some constructive comments.
  4. Speaker reads the comments and learns how she can give a better talk next time.

Pretty simple. The problem with the wall was that it blocked Step #3 above. So, down came the wall.

Good ideas and feedback continues to come in, which is helping us make SpeakerRate better. Keep it coming!

Brian Williams

Brian is Viget's co-founder and CEO. He does everything from advising our clients to building our conference tables with his bare hands in our Falls Church, VA, HQ.

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