1. What is Podium Notes
Podium notes is a comprehensive resource created to assist
both the one-time speaker as well as the professional speaker.
Realizing how time intensive finding the right quote, anecdote,
trivia item, proverb or touch of humor could be, Podium Notes
was founded to streamline the process. Rather than scouring
countless websites which all too often contain incomplete
or inaccurate information, Podium Notes has put together the
most complete, accurate, useful database on the world wide
web. All of our quotes, anecdotes, trivia items, proverbs
and touches of humor have all been screened for relevancy
and accuracy. We allow members at certain subscription levels
to include comments in our database which help you understand
how other speakers use the same items in their speeches. The
result is a truly unique resource for a speaker seeking to
shine when the spotlight turns to them.
2. Why should I pay for a subscription when I can find
some of the same information on free sites?
The question itself has the answer within it. You can find
SOME of the information on free sites. But you will not find
a resource that is as comprehensive as Podium Notes. Most
speakers can not afford to spend countless hours searching
the Internet looking for quotes and other items to include
in their speech. Nor do they have the time to double-check
each of those items to ensure that they are accurate. Podium
Notes streamlines the process. A few minutes with Podium Notes
can save you several hours of fruitless research. Our search
tools will help streamline the process while our screening
methods assure that you will only receive relevant results
from your search. If you truly believe your time is valuable
and time is money then Podium Notes more than pays for itself.
3. What are the different levels of service and how do
I choose which is right for me?
Podium Notes has the right service level for both one-time
and professional speakers alike. All of our plans are for
a full 12-month period. Our Silver Membership includes access
to up to 500 items and is ideal for someone planning on making
a small number of presentations. Our Gold Membership
provides access to 2000 items during the 12-month period and
is well suited for a speaker that will be making multiple
presentations within that period. Our Platinum Membership
provides access to 5000 items and is ideally suited for a
professional speaker or someone who plans to make a number
of presentations within the prescribed period.
4. How do you screen the information in your database?
Every item in our database has been reviewed by our staff
to ensure that the information is completely accurate and
relevant to the search results on our site. We continuously
test our database by putting in searches and reviewing the
results. Our database, unlike most others, is not a mere cut-and-paste
site. All of our information is constantly reviewed, updated
and expanded to ensure that the time spent on our site will
be the most productive time you spend working on your speech.
Our information is reviewed by at least two staff members
each with a Master's Degree or higher to assure accuracy.
Our members provide feedback to further ensure that our database
contains only the most accurate and relevant information.
5. Are your quotes from speakers of the United States only?
No. Our database includes quotes, anecdotes, proverbs and
trivia items from around the world and from all periods of
human history. We have amassed the most comprehensive database
on the world wide web to ensure that you find exactly what
you need to set your speech apart from all the rest.
6. How can I pay for my membership?
For your convenience we accept Visa and Mastercard. We also
will accept a billing arrangements for approved companies.
7. Does my subscription automatically renew?
No, your subscription will not automatically renew. For your
convenience, however, we will send a reminder that your subscription
is to expire within thirty-days. If you do not renew within
that thirty-day period we will notify you that your subscription
8. What if I do not find what I want?
We are so confident in our service that we offer trial memberships.
If you are not completely impressed, you have no further obligation
to Podium Notes.
9. Do you have quotes from anonymous sources and if so, how do I use them?
Unlike other resources, we do not attempt to puff up our database with sources that
cannot be verified, or "anonymous sources“. Most items in our database, except for some in our humor section, have the attributed source. Each item, therefore, will be suitable for use in a presentation.