“The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue hapiness. You have to catch it yourself.” ~ Benjamin Franklin ~
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 in person with company reps, and at imes I’l only see the receptionist… I believe that nothing is as powerful as showing up in person and letting the other person see who s/he’d be dealing with if s/he hired me as a speaker.]
Practice your skills by speaking at least once a week – ideally 2 to 4 times.
Enroll in your local …
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…
You have a great message, right? You believe that your message is useful to your audiences… or else you wouldn’t waste your time presenting it/them… Fact is, no matter what topic you pick, chances are that there are millions of people out there who want to learn what you are teaching… or who want to […]
To get more paid speaking engagements, make sure to let your audience know about your availability for public speaking engagements and about your coaching or other services…
During your presentation, include success stories with your coaching/consulting clients (or whatever profession you have), just to plant the seed that you are also a solo professional who’ll be able to help the audience members in person as well. ALSO mention casually that “Whenever I speak to groups….
Many of us start out in the speaking business as a result of being inspired by another speaker. For me, for example, it was Anthony Robbins. I thought “One day I’ll be the next Anthony Robbins”… Which often leads us down on a path of non-authenticity, trying to be like someone else. I’ll be honest, […]