How to get PAID for speaking? View my Speaking Business Checklist! [FREE DOWNLOAD]
What do PAID speakers do differently?
Who are the people who hire speakers and what do they look for?
How does the selected speaker stand OUT?
View my "Speaking Business Checklist" and read some of my insights and lessons 'earned' over the past 20 years of speaking.
Whether you are new(er) to speaking or you already have some $500 - $1,500 speaking engagements behind your belt, I'm confident my Checklist will help you better understand how to take your speaking to the consistent $7,500 level and beyond - per speech!
Folks, when I first started speaking, I didn't know what I didn't know. At times I felt like an imposter.
Even now I'm still learning things. And this past year has provided its share of lessons earned as well.
"When you stop learning, you stop growing."
Of course when I started I had passion, persistence and a little bit of speaking experience, but I had no business knowledge on what it takes to actually operate a speaking business.
Because I didn't know how to approach my speaking like a business owner, my speaking results reflected that. I struggled. I spoke for FREE so much that I got exhausted, I made excuses why I wouldn't make it and I nearly quit on several occasions.
On a personal front, I floundered as well. My relationships struggled as a result of me working nonstop on my speaking and being frustrated constantly.
When you read/listen through my newly-revised Preface inside my book, PAID to $PEAK, you'll realize how bad it really was.
I knew I wanted to speak but I had no idea how to actually set up a speaking business around my speech.
I thought that just having a great speech was enough ... wow, how wrong and naïve I was.
It took me several years to realize that having a great speech is an expectation ... it's knowing how to launch and operate a speaking business that makes a great speaker.
Luckily, a mentor took me under their wing and guided me to learn more about the biz of the speaking business. I wouldn't be where I am today if it weren't for that one person who initially provided support, guidance, and accountability for me.
And that's how I launched my speaking business from ZERO keynotes to ELEVEN keynotes in just SIX short months. Within a year, I was a featured keynote speaker at a major, national association conference.
That one keynote led me to over $100,000 in speaking revenue the following year alone.
I don't share that to impress you; rather, to impress upon you that knowing (1) how to build a business around your speaking and (2) knowing what meeting planners need, and expect, to book speakers is essential.
Launching and running a speaking business is much more than just speaking.
Of course you likely agree with that statement, but what are the spokes on that business wheel? Do you know what I'm specifically referring to? Curious to know?
If you're serious about learning how to set up a speaking business to earn $1,500, $2,500, and $3,500++ per speech, then view my checklist below. Take the quiz and let me know how you score!
Even if you're already speaking but not getting the PAID engagements that pay well, or perhaps inquiries just aren't coming in, my checklist will help you discover the gaps to fill.
Or maybe you're just starting out - which is FINE - and looking for knowledge and expertise? Actually, you might be in a better position if you don't have bad habits to break and are coachable!
"Getting PAID to $PEAK is a byproduct of knowing how to set up a business around your speaking."
Complete my checklist below and learn what you need to have, and know, in order to get consistent paid speaking engagements.
Regardless what you score on the quiz, I'm willing to talk with you and coach you through any questions 1:1. I'm not going to pass you off on someone else ... you can speak directly with me and ask any questions you like.
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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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