True story: "Are you available to do a keynote tomorrow?"
Earlier this week I received a text message from one of my Speaker Bureau’s:
"Are you available to do a keynote tomorrow?"
Luckily I was available and replied, "Possibly, thanks for inquiring. When and where is the engagement?"
Long story short, I agreed since the engagement was just a few hours drive away. I could still be home for dinner with my kiddos and put them to bed.
... and I still made my full speaking fee.
Here's my point to this true story ... if I called you right now, would you be ready for a keynote speaking opportunity tomorrow? If not, why not?
Do you have your speech ready yet? Presentation slides? Feel confident in your delivery? If you answered "no" to any of the above, what's the excuse you keep telling yourself?
How's that working for you? So many factors go into the "art" of a great speech that makes memorable impact. Even more factors go into knowing how to "seed" every speech so that you get referrals and spin-off inquiries. Because of what I did during my speech yesterday, I've already had several referral opportunities to speak at additional events. This example is not about me ... it's about you. Are ready? How do you know your ready? If you're out there speaking but getting referrals, then you're not ready. Work on your speech. And if you're not out there speaking, then why not? You can't get a referral for speaking if you're not speaking. I'm here to help. Let me know how. Here's my calendar to set up an appointment. Here's my book, PAID to $PEAK, that walks you through my system and process for creating, launching and growing a consistent PAID speaking business. Take care folks! Let me know how I can help. Speaking is the toughest business I've ever loved and woken up to each day with purposeful calling.
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