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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