Posts for May, 2018

Becoming a Professional Speaker

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

What motivates you as a speaker? Do you have a message you want to share? I often have clients who want to embark on a professional speaking career but don’t know what they want to speak about.  They are focusing on the possible outcome of their speech in numerical value.  Like so many other creative fields, the motivation is the dollar sign. The truth is that the success of a speaker who reaches the status of professional are few rather than many.  It takes many years of disciplined hard work to reach the pinnacle of success.  The speaker who reaches the realm of professional has worked hard through experience, research, education, courage, natural talent and determination.  It is never an overnight success.  The speaking industry is constantly changing with new expectations, trends and challenges.  This computer and digital era has made the speaking industry easier and harder.  It’s easier if speakers keep up with all the technological advances available to them and difficult if they refuse to change their comfort zone lapsing into complacency and staleness. Knowing your purpose for speaking other than for a lucrative outcome is crucial. To be a successful speaker you must be able to transform […]

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