The advisory board is a body that provides non-binding strategic and ethical advice to the management of Review My Speaker. The term of service is two-years, renewable for two additional terms. 

Advisory board duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as an independent/unbiased sounding board
  • Scrutinize a questionable review submission 
  • Scrutinize a questionable speaker response 
  • Provide feedback on site format
  • Provide feedback on marketing content
  • Share any related developments in the industry 
  • Serve as an advocate within the industry
  • Assist in connecting funding resources 
  • Identify and share prospective speaker leads
  • Identify and request planner reviews
  • Timely respond to communication requests
  • Attend advisory Board meetings, as necessary

Advisory board skills and values should include: 

  • Must possess personal integrity, a developed sense of values, and concern for the reputation of the site
  • The ability to listen, analyze and provide constructive, ethical feedback
  • The willingness to ask hard questions, make tough decisions, share opinions and have openness to differing views
  • Acute awareness of diversity, equity and inclusion issues for both speakers and planners

The advisory board does not have formal authority to govern Review My Speaker. That is, the advisory board cannot issue directives that must be followed. Rather, the advisory board serves to make recommendations and/or provide insights and information to the management of Review My Speaker.