Keep Your Speaker Info all in one Place

Written Mar 10, 2010 at 22:18 (0)

There's a seldom used feature of the site that's gotten a facelift today - the Speaker Profiles (linked to on the right-hand side of your main user page). The idea behind speaker profiles is to have a centralized place where speakers (or really anyone) can keep contact information and share it with other people or organizations.

Here it is in a nutshell: you define your profile with all of the information you might want to put in there - including things like phone number, blog URL, email address, etc. With that saved, then you can start selecting the access profiles. You can create as many profiles as you'd like so you can give out customized information to as many people as you'd like.

For example, once you've set up your speaker profile, you can create an access profile that might only include the blog URL, email address and full name. Give the profile a name and a "token" value (a unique identifier) and check the boxes for those three values. Simple, right?

So, when it comes time to give the external source your contact information, all you need to do is give them that token and they can call our API and get that information. This allows them to get the most recent information from your profile, but only the fields you decide they need.

You can find a bit more about these speaker profiles on the Manage User Account page of our Help section.

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