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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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 #6 (of 101) – Build a Following of 1000 True Fans

101 Tips to Successful Paid/Public Speaking
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... [caption id="attachment_250" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Build a Following of 1000 True Fans!"][/caption] 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 hear what you have to say about your topic. A gentleman named Kevin Kelly came up with the concept of  building a following of 1000 true fans; the concept being that there anyone can build a following of 1, 10, 100, 1000 "true" fans - individuals who totally like what you are providing (your sevices, products, etc) and one should be able to make…
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Secrets to Paid Public Speaking Success #4 (of 101) – Shamelessly, but Subtly, Promote Your Services

101 Tips to Successful Paid/Public Speaking, Get Paid to $peak!, Market/Promote Your Speaking
[caption id="attachment_230" align="aligncenter" width="150" caption="Don't Forget to Promote Your Speaking, Coaching, etc. Services"][/caption] 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 – whether it’s a corporate group, associations, youth groups, etc. – I always make sure to bring the best and latest information out there” – the key, again, is to let the audience members know that you speak to different groups…  Also,…
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Secrets to Paid/Public Speaking Success – #2 [of 101] – How to Get More (or your first few) Speaking Gigs

101 Tips to Successful Paid/Public Speaking, Get Paid to $peak!, Market/Promote Your Speaking
Signup here, to get future posts in your email inbox:  In the summer of 2003, my coach (Jennifer-Hoy Saint-Laurent) asked me a simple question – right in our first coaching session: “If there was nothing to stop you, what would you attempt to accomplish?” (it’s a bit rephrased – I don’t recall the exact wording, but it’s really close); and without hesitation I said “I’d de be the next Anthony Robbins!  I’d love to speak to crowds, motivate people, entertain them… and potentially inspire my audience to create some meaningful changes in their lives..” “And… what is stopping you?” she asked.  And, boy, did I have reasons…  The truth is, I always knew that I wanted to become a motivational speaker, but I always knew that I’d never become one. …
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Secrets to Paid/Public Speaking Success – #1 [of 101] – Be Authentic

101 Tips to Successful Paid/Public Speaking, Improve Your Speaking Skills
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, when I gave my first keynotes and workshops, I was so tensed that I forgot everything about Anthony Robbins; but instead I tried to be really "politically correct" and not screw up.  I was terrified that I'll say something wrong, I'll freeze and forget what I have to say, or make a full of myself in some other manner... It took me only about 2 years of regular speaking - 2 to 5 times/month - to…
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The Millionaire Expert’s Blueprint Phase One and Two – by Brandon Burchard

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Experts Blueprint, Part 2, plus 5 NEW STRATEGIES Here's another great video by Brandon Burchard: http://www.expertsacademy.com/blog/video5  This video covers The Millionaire Expert’s Blueprint Phase One and Two. BONUS: I added FIVE NEW expert strategies at the end of the video. (It was on a whim). These are advanced strategies for current and upcoming authors, speakers, coaches, seminar leaders and online marketers. – Brendon Check it out at this link: http://www.expertsacademy.com/blog/video5
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How to POSITION, PROMOTE and GET PAID as an Expert – by Brandon Burchard

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Here's another great video from my mentor, Brendon Burchard. ... "This video will teach you specifically how to POSITION, PROMOTE and GET PAID as an expert. (Including WHAT to create and the sales psychology you’ll need to know to sell your information). This video teaches you: – How regular people become highly-paid experts – 3 things you need to WIN at in order to become the next guru in your field – 10 positioning pillars for displaying your credibility – The “Create Anything” framework experts use to create rapport and sales – 4 consumer insight questions you need to know – 10 advanced “value levers” that make people buy your stuff – THE secret golden ticket to building a database of customers (AWESOME)"  Brendon Burchard -- Click this link http://expertsacademy.com/blog/video3
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