Secrets to Paid Public Speaking Success #9 (of 101) – FailProof Your Speaking Business

101 Tips to Successful Paid/Public Speaking
Image via Wikipedia Paid public speaking - or professional speaking - is very competitive; there are literally tens of thousands of speakers who want to make a living, or some on-the-side income, by presenting at conferences, association events, college and high school events, company training, or wherever they pay a speaker to deliver their message. The attraction to paid speaking is understandable.  An average speaker gets paid anywhere from $25oo to $5ooo per speech - be that 2o minutes or a 2-day workshop.  Just multiply that by 3 or 4 per week... or by 12 or 15 per month - that is, the number of times an "average" speaker speaks at different events.  That's an income that will attract lots of flies - oups, I meant people :) So, is there such…
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Professional Package for Recording Audio Products

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Would you like to extend your audience's experience beyond the walls of your venue and time slot of your presentation? Here's an opportunity to do that while increasing your bottom line. Creative Digital Studios can help you create CDs of your presentations to sell at your seminars and on your website. Knowing that the economic climate is rough, they are offering SpeakerMatch members a special discount on a range of equipment and services for recording audio on to CDs and other formats. Their client list includes corporations such as Delta, Waffle House, Bellsouth and a number of speakers just like you. They've created a done-for-you package as well as one that is suited for the do-it-yourselfer. Here is some of what you'll receive...  For more information and to see the…
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Bonus Resources!

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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Resources"][/caption] www.Kunaki.com - Create your audio products with kunaki! no upfront costs to create your product just email them the mp3 file and they'll create your audio product support with CD cover design low cost they ship the product directly to your customers [drop shipping] no need to set up inventory, shopping cart, payment methods, etc. - they take care of all of that for you... https://www.freeconferencing.com - Create audio products with FreeConferencing.com; and of course, your teleclasses. it records in pretty good quality it is FREE can allow your prospects, customers, etc. to listen online listeners can download the mp3 file online for later listening www.Pandora.com - if you are not familiar with this gadget - and you love music - this is a must…
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Secrets to Paid Public Speaking Success #8(of 101) – Increase Your Bookings with Good Follow-Up

101 Tips to Successful Paid/Public Speaking
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="227" caption="The Devil is in the Follow-up! "][/caption] I'm not proud of it, but I'll admit it. I suck at follow-up and I probably lost 1os of thousands of dollars of speaking gig opportunities due to this little handicap.  Now 7 years after I started, I'm much better at it [and I have an assistant who takes care of most of it] and it definitely shows on the # of bookings I'm getting.  So...  make sure when you talk to a prospect and you promise to follow up, do so promptly, on the date you promissed you'd do it the same applies if a meeting organizer - or a speakers' bureau rep - emails you or lives you a message on the phone, DON'T put off answering those…
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Secrets to Paid Public Speaking Success #7(of 101) – Create a Professional Web Presence

101 Tips to Successful Paid/Public Speaking
[caption id="attachment_266" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Create a Great Web Presence for Your Speaking Business!"][/caption] If you want to be taken seriously, you need to strive to project a professional image with all your marketing materials... In the 21st Century, you won't be taken seriously if you do not have a website; but if your website is of poor quality (and God knows I could list you a few bad examples) then you are worse of than not having a site at all...  Well, maybe I'm wrong with this one; I believe no matter how bad your site is, if you have a great offering, you'll get at least a few local engagements... I see several mistakes that ineffective speakers do on their websites: 1. They pay an inexpensive designer to build the…
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5 Internet Marketing Tips

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Here's a great article from my good friend Zeke Camusio, Enjoy! .... 5 Internet Marketing Tips Use Decoy Offers Have you ever wondered why some stores sell an item for $100 and in the price tags says “Was $200?? That makes the current price look a lot better. Some people might think $100 is a lot of money for that item, but hey, it was $200, so you’re getting a great deal, right? Well, believe it or not, it works. This is because everything is either a great deal or an awful deal based on what you compare it with. Psychologists call this “the principle of contrast.”  How can you use this to your benefit? My favorite way is to present two or more offers. One will be your current…
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Get a Good Night’s Sleep Before Presenting – Learn the Real Dangers of Poor Sleep

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All your experiences in life are a result that you "own" a body... I know it sounds like a "duuh!" statment, but so many of us mistreat this body of ours and then suffer for weeks, months, or even years - or even worse, we end up in some terminal disease or illness due to not performing the right mentainance to keep our health... I know most of us speakers try to eat right so we look grat on the platform, but many of us tend to under-rate the importance of a good night's sleep.. As my mentor Tom Antion says it often "Sleep is over rated"; and while an ocasional "white night" is ok, research shows it clearly  - and let's face it, you know this without the research - that…
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Secrets to Paid Public Speaking Success #6 (of 101) – Build a Following of 1000 True Fans

101 Tips to Successful Paid/Public Speaking
You have a great message, right?  You believe that your message is useful to your audiences... or else you wouldn't waste your time presenting it/them... [caption id="attachment_250" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Build a Following of 1000 True Fans!"][/caption] Fact is, no matter what topic you pick, chances are that there are  millions of people out there who want to learn what you are  teaching... or who want to hear what you have to say about your topic. A gentleman named Kevin Kelly came up with the concept of  building a following of 1000 true fans; the concept being that there anyone can build a following of 1, 10, 100, 1000 "true" fans - individuals who totally like what you are providing (your sevices, products, etc) and one should be able to make…
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