Topic: Speaker Tips

What to Add In Your Speaker Page on Your Website

What to Add In Your Speaker Page on Your Website

So, you plan to become a speaker. Maybe you’ve written a book and you want to promote it. Maybe you have a message that people need to hear about. Either way, it is important to have a speaker page to direct event planners, friends & family and contacts to.

This page can have many elements that will really serve to “sell you” to the events or organizations you are targeting. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Include VIDEO!! An event planner wants to see a 10-minute, uncut speaking clip of you on stage. As you book events make sure you find a way to record each event. Then pick the best 10 minutes and feature the clip on your website. […]

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Overcome the Fears of Public Speaking + Speech Writing Tips

Overcome the Fears of Public Speaking + Speech Writing Tips

Public speaking is one of the most feared things on the planet. You probably knew this because maybe you’ve experienced the same jitters (or death-gripping fear) on a stage or in front of an audience before. If you are in an industry that doesn’t require some form of public speaking then maybe you can apply some of these tips to networking (which is one of the most important skills to have).

When writing the speech or message it is a good idea to allow 5-10 days to prepare. Do research on your topic (statistics, case studies, updates in your industry, etc.). Many people fear public speaking because they feel like their audience will know more about the topic than they do. […]

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Speaking Tips for Speakers Who Are Just Getting Started

Speaking Tips for Speakers Who Are Just Getting Started

Are you new to speaking and feel those jitters come on when you have a gig lined up?

I was recently asked for a few tips a newbie speaker could keep in mind when entering into this type of career. Here was my advice:

You’re nervous because you’re about to be exposed and there’s the fear of messing up, or knowing less than the audience, or of how you’ll do.

A few suggestions:

Go to YouTube and check out videos that speak to this such as “speaker training” or “tips for speaking” etc. There is some great content on YouTube!
For me, I just really focus on the fact that it’s about the audience NOT about me. The nerves mean your focused on you – […]

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