Secrets to Paid Public Speaking Success #5 (of 101) – Build a Relationship with Your Audience Members; Always Get Your Audience Members’ Contact Info!

101 Tips to Successful Paid/Public Speaking
[caption id="attachment_240" align="alignright" width="110" caption="Always Collect Your Audience Members' Contact Info!"][/caption] Always collect the audience members’ names and email addresses.  Offer them an eCourse, a hot report, a hot eBook… that ties into the niche-topic that you talked about.  Make sure your offering has a hot title, such as “The 7 Little Known Secrets on How to…”  Make it an IRRESISTABLE OFFER.  ALSO! Tell your audience, before they put their business card in the bowl – or before they put their contact info on the sign-up sheet that goes around – tell them to write “NO NEWSLETTER” if they do not want to receive your weekly hot tips on […?... – whatever your niche is] - this will ensure that your communication with them will not be perceived as SPAM.…
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Secrets to Paid/Public Speaking Success – #3 (of 101) – How to Set Your Speaking Fees

101 Tips to Successful Paid/Public Speaking
I regularly meet speakers who've been speaking for years - mostly speaking ocasionally - but never got paid.  Several of these speakers, spoke at annual conferences to rather large crowds, yet never got a penny for their efforts. What I found in my years of speaking is that some organizations - especially federal funded social service related programs - have little to no funding for their events, and they rely on volunteer speakers.  Usually, however, they do have some money for the main speaker - the keynote speaker (at times paying thousands of $$$s to this lucky guy).  When speaking for these organizations, however, you usually get your hotel and food covered, and at times they even pay your mileage (though a handful of organizations will not provide any of…
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