Would it be even cooler to be paid an extravagant amount of money for it?
Well you can by becoming a professional speaker.
All you have to do is follow these simple steps:
You need to master the craft of PUBLIC SPEAKING.
So immediately find a site to place your soapbox, such as a Toastmasters International, MeetUp.com, your Local Chamber of Commerce, or other speaking association to learn how to speak in public.
Once, you are there. You must craft a portfolio of speeches, speaking programs, and videos of your speeches to use later for marketing.
Until you get to the point where you feel you can speak in thee Free Circuit.
Which is Second,
Start speaking at free events. This will help solidify your ability and determine what type of speaker you would like to be.
Anywhere from entertaining, motivational, informational, training, presentations, technical, or keynote are just some of many options.
These can be found by talking with everyone where you’re currently speaking or connecting with local groups, clubs, or non-profits.
The Third thing,
Once you have enough material to make into a profile or website, you turn it all into an “I’m a Professional Speaker” Page.
What it consists of:
· Start with a two paragraph overview of who you are and the type of speaker and speeches you do
· Then talk about speaking topics, with write-ups of presentations you’ve given
· Followed with video presentations, a list for the people you have spoken for, and finally testimonials, where others recommend you.
The Fourth Part,
Now that you have mastered the craft, have experience speaking, and now have the marketing to prove it.
It’s time to become a professional speaker by entering the Amateur Circuit.
Here you will start getting paid.
So it is imperative to figure out how much you think you are worth right now and how much you will you be worth when your experience grows.
After some more events are done in this market, continue to build portfolio of speeches, speaking programs, and videos of your speeches to use later for marketing.
This will help you into the final step.
The Final Step,
Enter the high-dollar professional circuit.
Here you can hire an agent and work with speaking bureaus to help with booking shows.
Make sure to impress them with a professionally done:
· 3 to 5-minute demo video.
· Great photos of you speaking.
· A printed one-sheet with your programs.
· A professional speaking-oriented website.
Once you’re at this point just keep looking for the next big opportunity.
Tips for throughout the process:
· Build Credibility – use any and all features of you on any recognizable media outlets, big corporate events, or television
· Network – knowing the promoter or conference organizer is key to success
· Practice, Practice, Practice
The hardest part of becoming a speaker is in fact the writing and editing of everything from the speeches to the marketing.
Which is why you need a professional speech writer:
· To save you time and effort
· Providing the talking notes to speak from
· And giving you a writing from an experienced professional