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Lose Stagefright Over Your Lunch Hour
While teaching a two-day Speaking Confidence program to a group of 25 government secretaries, I wanted to give them practice using their personal experience to help others. So I gave them a simple assignment to ponder over their lunch hour: Think of a lesson they'd learned in life and share that lesson with the group when they came back.
Demand Dignity in Public Speaking Training
Mandy*, a bright, attractive professional woman, had a fear of speaking in front of groups. Recognizing that her feelings of vulnerability and self-consciousness were limiting her potential, she showed up for a presentation skills class filled with trepidation.
Speakers Learn How to Define Your Niche
This is one of the hardest things speakers have to do - defining their niche, and in most cases, it can stop them dead in their tracks. Inexperienced speakers have a tendency to generalize themselves and that won't lead to those successful paid speaking engagements.
How to Create a Compelling Media Kit
A well-built media kit is vital for effective marketing. Without it, all your promotional efforts could be wasted.
What is YOUR Speaking Expertise?
Why do you have to be an expert when getting speaking engagements?The first thing you need to do before engaging into a speaking career is to define what you are an expert in. I have seen so many speakers that get relegated into the mediocre list just because they say they can talk on anything and "what would you like to hear?" Although I am not advocating sticking with one topic, I am advocating that you are an expert in a field that you choose.
Giving Your Audience Great Benefits
What benefit do you provide the audience?People should listen to you because you have an important message that will help them to improve their business or personal lives. They are there for no other reason.
How VALUABLE is Your Speaking Topic?
What information can be used immediately by the audience and what is to follow?Can you tell the audience in 30 seconds or less what you do and also give them three things that they can use immediately? The chances are that you probably cannot. If you do not have a practiced and enthusiastic response to how valuable your topic is, then you are likely not going to win over the audience.
Speaking for FUN and PROFIT
How do you gain contacts from a speaking engagement?The name of the game in providing speaking engagements is to gain more contacts to add to your list of potential clients. Speaking is only one way of attracting business.
Getting Yourself Known
What are the 5 best ways of getting known in the speaking industry?Getting known in the speaking industry does not happen overnight. You need to work at it bit by bit.
Getting on the Speakers List
How do you get your name on a speakers list?Speaking experience is usually required before you will be placed on the speakers list. Groups often want to know where you have spoken and will want to have a referral from a couple of the groups you already spoke to.
How to Use your Inner Circle
Who do you know that knows that you speak?There is a famous saying "It is not who you know but who knows you!" This is so true. Take a look at who you know and also at others at your place of business, or clients that you have worked with or contacted in the past.
How to Promote yourself as a Speaker on the Web
Why use the web for promoting your speaking engagements?Most people now agree that the web offers a great deal of information, if not too much. Every business should have a website, even if it is only informational as to what you sell and where you are located.
How to Get Paid to Speak
Now that you have all the contacts you can possibly use,
when can you expect to get paid for speaking or other business engagements?You have done your job and spoken to many non-profits and Chambers, your name is getting well known and you have even been paid to do a couple of speeches at places of business. Now it is time to look further down the road.
Internet Marketing and Public Speaking: Seven Steps to a Successful Murder Board
I recently posted an article providing tips on public speaking for internet marketers, and was bombarded with Emails asking me to expand on one tip in particular-how to conduct a Murder Board, a realistic simulated practice. I did so in a follow-up article providing a more detailed explanation of this practice method, which has its origins in the US military.
Speak in Public! Who Me?
The first time I had to speak in front of a group was in Air Force boot camp. I had always been very shy, naive, and backward.
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