Public Speaking Information

How To Get Paid Every Time You Speak - REALLY!


For many, speaking or training is a full time business. Yet for other business owners, we use speaking/training as a way to market a business and bring in extra income. No matter which it is? all or part of your business gets paid!

Being paid means receiving money for the value you present. So first off, find places that will pay you. Even Community College Continuing Education programs pay the trainers by the hour!

However, sometimes it is customary for a group to NOT pay you with $$ - like the Rotary, Elks Club, or many associations. Other times, they won't pay you for speaking at an event, but will pay you to speak at a retreat or conference. What do you do when there is no money? Determine if the event is something that will give your business value. Ask yourself:

--Will at least 95% of the audience be your ideal client - i.e. your best fit, target market?

--What can they give you in return that will equal the value they are receiving?

--What can you ask for in return for the value they are receiving?

--Do you really want to speak to this venue for free?

Remember, you can always say no!

There are many ways you can be paid when cash isn't available. First decide what should you be paid. Then find ways to be paid that amount in full.

How?

Read on?

o Request that your business card or article you've written be placed on each person's chair who's attending the event.

o Let the audience know that you are not being paid and in return, you're giving them an evaluation to complete. On that evaluation, include things like: "I know a company or organization looking for speakers" and "I want to receive your ezine." Etc. etc.

o Do they have a conference room? Ask about using it for "x" hours in payment.

o Do they send their membership a newsletter? Request an ad, maybe business card size.

o Ask to put a flyer in their newsletter.

o Make sure that a bio including an active link to your site appears in their newsletter(s), any announcements they send, or on their web site. Ask them to keep it active for at least 6 months.

o When I speak for free, I give out the least amount of notes as possible - if any. I have people take their own notes AND tell them that the full notes can be found on a specific page of my web site for download.

o Put the notes on a CD or disk and have them pay for them (sell them in the back of the room, on a table between the coffee and bathrooms!).

o Bring books, ebooks, booklets, CD and other materials to sell in the back of the room. (Usually you do have to ask for approval to do this.)

o Ask if they have "education money." Sometimes they have money for that, but not for speaking. Then they can purchase a book for each person, and you'll make some money that way!

o Think "out of the box" for ways to be paid to be in front of your "ideal clients".

2004 Maria Marsala, business builder who helps service businesses owners increase their bottom line in less time. A former Wall Street trader and manager, she used her business expertise to create 6 S.I.M.P.L.E. Business Steps, a program developed to help her clients succeed in less time. Learn more and subscribe to our ezine at http://www.ElevatingYourBusiness.com


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


New Vision

'Speech contest a practical learning environment for public speaking'
New Vision
Public speaking encompasses a lot of areas; we look at how you use your language; connect with the audience, body language and gestures among others. “In life if you cannot express your ideas appropriately, there are many opportunities that one may ...



Charleston Post Courier

Fighting fear of public speaking a way to inspire others
Charleston Post Courier
It's been said that the dread of public speaking is among the most common of all horrors. But you can overcome it, you can possibly influence the direction of your civic or faith community. Overcoming fear of speaking, or any fear, is an ongoing task ...



Here's How To Get Better At Public Speaking
Forbes
Whether you give a presentation at work or appear in interview with a group of people, you will have to do some form of public speaking at some point in your life. It's a scary thought to many people, but there are benefits to learning how to do it well.



Public Speaking Doesn't Have To Be So Scary
Forbes
Many business professionals would rank public speaking among their top fears. In extreme situations, their mouth dries up, their voice gets weak, and their entire body shakes; they are basically frozen in fear. Fortunately, this is not the case for ...



The Guardian

How to be heard: the art of public speaking
The Guardian
A wedding is one of the few times even those genuinely terrified of public speaking can't decently get out of, a time-honoured trial of nerves for the self-conscious. But the growing willingness of women to opt in even when tradition allows them to ...



Above the Law

Trendy Talks: 7 Public Speaking Trends To Follow
Above the Law
Times are evolving, and to be a master at public speaking, you must evolve as well. Although it's important to have your own speaking style and learn the fundamentals instead of blindly following trends, it can be helpful to know what audiences are ...



Forbes

Why Women Say No To Public Speaking
Forbes
“What do you mean, they say no?" The young woman tech founder I was speaking with looked aghast. “Yes,” I told her. “According to the event managers we've surveyed, when asked to speak at conferences and events, women say no almost 50% of the time.



Above the Law

The 4 Faces Of Public Speaking: What Kind Of Speaker Are You?
Above the Law
The most important first step to improving as a speaker is to first understand what you're working with. Your unique relationship with and approach to public speaking will define your journey to growing as a speaker. Here are the four general types of ...



Blinn College Public Speaking Contest
WTAW
The Blinn College District invites the community to evaluate speech students during a district-wide public speaking contest Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Blinn-Bryan Campus. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in Student Center Room F-120 (map) and will feature ...



Chattanooga Times Free Press

With debate over openness, Walker County school board reviews public speaking policy
Chattanooga Times Free Press
LAFAYETTE, Ga. — After discussing a potential new public speaking policy, some Walker County Board of Education members are playing tug-of-war between more open rules and more restrictions. The board has not had a public speaking policy since 2015 ...

and more »

Google News

home | site map
© 2006