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 – #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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