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. […]
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 – […]