Speaking Professionally Toastmasters meets next week! Join us!
The absolute #1 way to increase your speaking business is to have a great speech. Nothing else really matters if your speech needs work.
Most of the speakers I coach want to improve, so I ask to look at their speech first. This is where we begin 99% of the time. Because this is all that matters for serious committed speakers.
So if you're already out there speaking but not getting spin-off and referral speaking business, then that's a good indicator to work on your speech a bit. You need to make it better, respectfully.
Every time I speak, if I don't funnel more speaking business then "I" didn't speak good enough. I don't blame my audience. I blame myself. And as a business owner, I can be really hard on myself as well.
However, when I keynote and have a line of people waiting to talk with me afterward, then I know I nailed it.
When I have numerous emails thanking me, I know I nailed it.
When I look at my website and have 100 visits and/0r 100 new subscribers, then I know I nailed it.
When I have more speaking inquiries after I speak, then I know I nailed it.
So how do you improve your speaking business first and foremost???
You have a proven and tested great speech! This is why Speaking Professionally Toastmasters exists.
Speaking Professionally Toastmasters (SPT) is your opportunity to practice your speaking and receive invaluable group feedback from other aspiring and seasoned speakers.
Contrary to the popular mantra, practice does NOT make perfect!"
If you're practicing the wrong way, you're actually building bad habits.
Over time, those "bad habits" cement into your delivery and content making it harder and harder to make positive change when you're stuck doing what you've always done.
So if you're not practicing your speech and getting the feedback needed to improve, then you're not improving either.
A great speech, proven and tested by others, is the #1 way to ensure a successful speaking business.
Lists don't matter. Great websites don't matter. Demo videos don't matter. Nothing matters if your speech needs works.
Because for speakers, the "product" of their business is the value and quality of their speech. The speaker is only the messenger. (note: this took me 5 years to figure out ... and the hard way!)
Speaking Professionally Toastmasters' mission and purpose is to help our members improve and grow our speaking businesses.
We meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 12pm - 1:30pm EST if you'd like to attend as my guest.
We open up early at 11:45am for pre-meeting connection.
Click here to learn more about SPT and how our club helps members build their speaking businesses. Our club will help get you ready!
If you plan to join us for the meeting, click here to request a guest pass and meeting link.
Earn greatness today! Onward and upward!
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