Secrets to Paid/Public Speaking Success – #3 (of 101) – How to Set Your Speaking Fees

101 Tips to Successful Paid/Public Speaking
I regularly meet speakers who've been speaking for years - mostly speaking ocasionally - but never got paid.  Several of these speakers, spoke at annual conferences to rather large crowds, yet never got a penny for their efforts. What I found in my years of speaking is that some organizations - especially federal funded social service related programs - have little to no funding for their events, and they rely on volunteer speakers.  Usually, however, they do have some money for the main speaker - the keynote speaker (at times paying thousands of $$$s to this lucky guy).  When speaking for these organizations, however, you usually get your hotel and food covered, and at times they even pay your mileage (though a handful of organizations will not provide any of…
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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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FREE “Get Traffic to Your Site” Online 2-Day Seminar…. with Super Duper Technology

Become More Productive, Generate Additional Income, Market/Promote Your Speaking, Uncategorized
Wow!!! Technology is just getting way out there...  YOU MUST CHECK THIS OUT, if for nothig else, just to see the technology they use... It is a FREE onine seminar about HOW TO DRIVE TRAFFIC TO YOUR SITE!  And God knows, we all need that, right?  So hop on and check it out; and if you have a website, then definitely it's worth signing up.  It's supposed to be a 2-days intensive learning and I believe they  even provide FREE access to the recording... Eighter, way, if for nothing else, just check out the new techno stuff they are using... Enjoy! Oh, here's the link: http://bit.lyDriveTraffic2YourSite See you there! E.G. PS - during the two-day online seminar, they'll provide valueable info that you can apply immediately; but as you'd expect,…
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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. …
Read More’s CEO, Bob Parson’s 1O Tips to Super Charge Your Productivity and Make More Money

Become More Productive
Super great tips from’s CEO, Bob Parson! Except… for us, solo professionals, it is rather important to answer our phone. Of course, you have a caller ID – use it wisely. When you see the call comming from Aunt Emma, who tends to talk for hours; or from a friend who thinks just because you work from home you can chat at any time…, let the answering machine do its job. During working hours you should only answer business calls [and, of course, the call from your significant other, your kids, your kids school, etc.], that way you have more time on activities that result in income-generating activities. Enjoy the video! …
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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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Are You Asking Too Much of Your Website?

Effective Speaker Site, Market/Promote Your Speaking
[caption id="attachment_168" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Are You Asking too Much of Your Website?"][/caption] Brief Description of Article:  Don't get carried away thinking about the infinite possibilities of what a website can do.  Understand what your website should do for your business, and build it with that in mind. The internet has no limits.  It contains billions of pages relating to millions of different subjects, some with written text, some with audio or video, some with animation, and some with a little bit of everything.  The internet is the largest collection of information in human history, and it gets bigger and more complex every minute.  Exciting, isn’t it? Sure, it’s exciting, but when it comes to your company’s website, don’t get carried away.  Many people make the mistake of trying to cram…
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E.G. Sebastian Interview on His New Book “Communication Skills Magic”

Market/Promote Your Speaking
One of the best ways to position yourself as an expert in your speaking topic/s is to publish a book. ... Internet marketing millionaire & veteran international keynote speaker, Tom Antion, interviews E.G. Sebastian on his new book, Communication Skills Magic. E.G. Sebastian's book is available on or on (put Communication Skills Magic in the search box)
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The Millionaire Expert’s Blueprint Phase One and Two – by Brandon Burchard

Get Paid to $peak!, Market/Promote Your Speaking
Experts Blueprint, Part 2, plus 5 NEW STRATEGIES Here's another great video by Brandon Burchard:  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:
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