Useful Resources

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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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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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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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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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