Additional Income-Generating Activities for Public Speakers 1 – Coaching and/or Mentoring

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[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="227" caption="Don't Leave Money on the "Table"!"][/caption]   Speaking is one of the most rewarding professions that I know of.  It is one of the few professions where most of us get paid to speak on our topic of passion, while we also get to travel and meet lots and lots of wonderful people…  Most of us speakers totally love this life-style and would not give it up for anything in the world. However, some of us are parents, spouses... or just tired from being on the road all the time... so it's important to develop some new sources of income, while still capitalizing on your expertise.   One of the ways to get to stay home and generate some substantial income ($450 to $1000+ per client…
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The top, free, press release distribution sites. Why you should be including them in your PR & marketing campaign

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The top, free, press release distribution sites – A great article, wrtten by my friend Phil Davies, BigNews.biz ; Enjoy! – For many PR professionals “free” press release distribution sites seem to instill a great deal of loathing. They are written off as a waste of time and generally not considered to be a viable way to distribute press releases. The problem was I kept seeing press releases from these free press release sites showing up in page 1 Google search results and page 1 on Google News. In some cases beating out results from major media outlets. I wanted to find out for myself what was going on, so over the past 5 years, I’ve registered and posted to hundreds of these sites, then evaluated the results. Hey, everyone…
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Public Speaking… What’s the Difference between “Workshops” and “Seminars”?

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Beginner Speaker Dilemma - Do I put  on Workshops or Seminars...?  And, what the heck is the difference? A "workshop" is usually provided to a group of - ideally - 20 to 30 people (can be up to 100 or more, if the room is big enough and the set up is "friendly," such as people sitting at round tables). In a workshop, the workshop leader (that is, you) serves more as a facilitator than a speaker. You give an introductory statement and then you give your group an activity; or... you can start with an activity and then give an introductory statement... and then put on more activities: break the attendees into groups, instruct them to write on sticky flip charts on the wall..., have them complete individual activities...…
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The TOP 5 Ways to Get Expossure, Raise Trust, and Sell More Sevices and Products

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Here are the 5 Top Ways to Generate More Sales of Your Services and Products: 1. Live workshops 2. Teleseminars and Webinars 3. Talking Head Videos 4. Articles 5. Write a Book Do you need help implementing one of the above strategies?  Let me help you.  Give me a call at 843 252-9966 (E.G. Sebastian) or post some comments below this post. Do you know of a better way to generate clients and sales than any of the above 5 strategies?  Share it with us... Post it in the comments - thanks!
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Beyond Dreaming – How I got Started as a Speaker…

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  I've been dreaming of becoming a paid speaker - a motivational speaker - ever since I was 22 [yes, I remember the seminar that had that impact on me], but it took another 14 years to make that dream a reality.  I just had too many limiting beliefs that stopped me from taking action in the direction of my biiiig dream...     In fact, I got to a point where I thought I could never become a public speaker. I always thought that my voice was not strong enough, my teeth were not pretty enough, I was too skinny, I could not memorize large blocks of text, I hated my accent, I was afraid I'd make a full out of myself, and a ton of other reasons. Then one…
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The Fastest, Easiest, and Least Expensive Way to Create a Web Presence

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As a speaker no one ever asks you any more "Do you have a website?" but rather "What is your website address?"  So creating and maintaining a professional looking web presence is a step that you should strongly consider in order to project a professional image. Here are a few tips on how to easily create a great web presence in the shortest time and for the least money... ... Building a website used to be a very tedious and complicated process, and you'd have to pay hundreds or thousands (or even millions) of dollars to have one built. Today anyone can build a web presence - including a website - without any technical knowledge. Here are some of my suggestions: 1. The obvious one is to start a blog;…
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WELCOME!

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Welcome to "Become a Paid Speaker" Site/Blog! If you are a beginner speaker, this site is for you.  It contains tips, articles, and resources that will help you become the speaker you always wanted to be.  If you have any specific questions on how to take your speaking to the next level, feel free to post your questions in the blog area and I'll either personally answer your question(s) or I will have one of my friends answer it - one that has more expertise related to your question. Enjoy!  ... and make sure to take full advantage of the site; not only by reading it, but by applying what you read and reporting back here to us about your success :) Let's stay in touch! E.G. Sebastian Speaker & Performance Coach
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