Meeting planners and event organizers are booking like crazy right now. It's not too late to set up your 2018 with several speaking opportunities early on.
Also, know this ... that over 1/2 my speaking leads this January and February came from "unconventional sources" I commonly hear don't work for other speakers.
I love debunking myths and assumptions, which is why I share these "PAID to SPEAK" speaker tips with you.
The majority of speakers I know get frustrated and quit 2 feet from gold! Don't let that be you.
If I'm sharing it with you, it's because it works. Take advice from someone doing it, not talking about it.
If you don't know about Gig Salad, Thumbtack, or Google Alerts, then just know you are leaving thousands of dollars on the table.
If you don't have a profile on Gig Salad or Thumbtack, or you aren't sure how to set up Google Alerts, then just know you are leaving thousands of dollars on the table. Contact me by clicking here and I'll be happy to help/explain.
Read this recent blog for detailed info explaining these speaker resources I just mentioned above.
(Warning: it's a horse pill of information so read with a cup of Joe in hand!)
Know this ... one of my largest speaking contracts in 2017 came from Thumbtack and one of my largest speaking contracts ahead in 2018 came from Gig Salad.
It's not just being on these sites though ... you have to respond quickly, have solid DEMO VIDEO, have a good website that they can refer to, and have a process for responding to inquiries.
I do VERY WELL when responding to inquiries because I follow a specific system.
I outline my system in full detail in my book PAID to SPEAK, but below is a snapshot:
1) Set up profile
3) Send initial email with tiered proposal to set up phone call (NO pricing yet!)
4) Have phone call (use "Phone Script" in PAID to SPEAK book!)
5) Follow up with customized proposal after discussion with pricing and deadline
6) Follow up (if needed)
7) Send contract and collect deposit payment
BOOM BOOM POW!
This process works for me nearly 100% of the time.
What's your process? Do you have one?
Or are you waiting for the inquiries to somehow emerge into your email inbox?
Unfortunately most speakers don't realize how passive they are in their speaking business.
It's OK ... the steps above and the resources above I just shared with you are GOLD in outlining how I operate my speaking business!
If you're serious about speaking in 2018, let me help!
I'm about to launch my first GROUP COACHING PROGRAM called PAID to SPEAK in 5 WEEKS! ... details TBA. If you'd like to work with me in a small group of other other hungry, aspiring speakers, I look forward to feeding you.
2018 is going to be your year ... especially if you've read this far!!
Let me know if I can help.
Let's talk to help you get the speaking gigs you want ... and deserve.
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In addition to my own speaking business, I have a passion for helping and coaching speakers develop their own. Whether it's in crafting a speech, identifying target groups who can pay, and/or how to get the speaking gig itself, I can help. I've keynoted over 1,150 presentations in practically every industry you can imagine. My book, PAID to SPEAK, outlines a proven model for speakers. If you are serious about becoming a professional speaker, contact me for a free consultation. I don't want you to flounder like I did and be frustrated. If you're not a subscriber to these speaker articles, submit your email today!
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