Secrets to Paid Public Speaking Success #14 (of 101): Capitalize on Your Strengths

101 Tips to Successful Paid/Public Speaking, Improve Your Speaking Skills
[caption id="attachment_482" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Capitalize on Your Strengths!"][/caption] Many of us became speakers - or want to become speakers - for one of two reasons: 1. Saw some great speakers (or one great speaker), like Anthony Robbins, Jack Canfield, Seth Godin, Barack Obama.... or maybe it was a religious leader at your church or one you saw on TV... or perhaps it was a little-known speaker that you saw at a conference...AND you thought "One day I want to be like that guy!"  2. You had an experience, or a series of experiences, that lead you to believe strongly in something - something that deeply affected your life and now you want to share that message with the world If you decided to become a speaker due to reason #1 above,…
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Here are a few more resources that I use... http://www.millionaireblueprints.com/ - subscribe to Millionaire Blueprints and get inspired by how others went from "zero to hero" -- you can also buy back issues of the magazine http://www.targetmarketingmag.com/ - FREE online or in-print magazine filled with great tops on online marketing. "Target Marketing delivers hands-on, how-to-do-it editorial that gives you the tools you need to effectively develop, execute, and evaluate your direct marketing efforts. Whether it's direct mail, telemarketing, or websites, you'll get the ideas and insight you need to help you and your company market smarter and more profitably. Subscriptions are available free to individuals who meet pre-established demographic criteria." http://store.vervante.com/index.html - Publish Your Books and Audio Products! This service came highly recommended by several people I know; I use http://www.CreateSpace.com -- check…
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Secrets to Paid Public Speaking Success #13 (of 101): Attract Coaching and Mentoring Clients with Public Speaking

101 Tips to Successful Paid/Public Speaking
[caption id="attachment_324" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Do You Provide Coaching or Mentoring Services?"][/caption] I'll tell you in a seocnd a few ways to attract new coaching/mentoring clients, but first I just have to give "homage" to public speaking: Public speaking is the greatest way to make a living... Just think about it: you get paid for doing what you love to do you often get paid an unbelivable amount of money for what you love to do you get to share your message to the world you get to travel (many of us speakers love that part) you get to meet countless wonderful people you have the ability not to just dream, but actually adopt what your creative juices inspire you to do or share you get to be seen by many…
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Secrets to Paid Public Speaking Success #12 (of 101): 5 Tips to Create a Powerful First Impression

101 Tips to Successful Paid/Public Speaking
  [caption id="attachment_315" align="alignright" width="160" caption="First Impressions Count - Make 'em Powerful!"][/caption]   "I'm sorry, I'm not really used to speaking in public.. so please bare with me..." "Hello!  Can everybody hear me in the back...? We all heard such borring and no-impact openings... Never open with similar openings: check your VA equipment in advance and never start with an apology (unless you knock over someone's hot coffee in your way to the lecturn and it lands in their lap; or if you step with your high heel on someone's foot... you get the gist :) ) The way you start your presentation, PLUS the way you look and carry yourself, will often set the tone for how you'll be perceived throughout your presentation.  At times you can recover from…
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This Week’s Resources for Speakers, Coaches, Consultants, and Other Solo Professionals

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Here are a few resources for you - Enjoy! http://graceandcharmacademy.prfessor.com  - generate residual income!  Upload your courses – video course, eCourse, teleClass recordings, etc. – and get paid for it.  It works best if you drive some traffic to your page…  It’s another credibility booster, as the search engines will find you providing your courses here as well… Contact Natasha Rubin at nRubin[at]theGiftedAssistant[dot]net   [don't forget to replace the stuff in the parenthesis]  www.Kunaki.com – CDs on demand – they’ll even ship to to customers I just ha d to mention Kunaki one more time, it's just so important for us speakers (coaches and other solo professionals).  You simply upload your mp3 and they'll create a professional looking audio product for you.  Make sure you'll check them out  They have very friendly…
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Secrets to Paid Public Speaking Success #11 (of 101): Position Yourself as an Expert

101 Tips to Successful Paid/Public Speaking
  [caption id="attachment_303" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Are You Perceived as an Expert on Your Topic?"][/caption]   People do business with people they know and trust... and we agreed that one of the best ways to get people to know you and trust you is through public speaking: worksops, seminars, keynotes... That's all true, but there's a magical loop going on here.  The more you speak, the more you are perceived as an expert and the more you are perceived as an expert, the more you'll be invited to speak... Speak, Speak, Speak! You see, to speak in front of crowds, you need 1. to get invited... or 2. you need to put on your own events. I will tell you how to build your expert status, but first, let's explore these two…
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Secrets to Paid Public Speaking Success #10 (of 101): Take Massive Action – Make it Happen!

101 Tips to Successful Paid/Public Speaking
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="204" caption="Take Massive Action - Get Out there and Be Seen!!!"][/caption] "The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue hapiness.  You have to catch it yourself."  ~ Benjamin Franklin ~ Once you have a program in place, it's time to stop planning and start implementing; and, fact is, you become good by practicing your skill as much as possible, and you start getting paid once you get out there and  market yourself.  Here are a few tips that will ensure that you'll "Make it Happen": Commit to contacting 5 to 10 businesses per day [or more, if your stomach can take it], ideally in person, or by phone.  Once you exhaust your local area, use the phone [I travel as far as 70+ miles to speak…
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