Where to Find Speaking Engagements – Top 7 Directories That I Personally Tried

Knowing how to find speaking engagements in the digital landscape is one of the most underutilized skills for a professional speaker. Why don’t speakers improve this skill you ask? Because it doesn’t have to do anything with presenting, but it leads to getting booked. Most speakers that I know, ranging from newcomers who have never …

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A Speaker’s Guide to Finding Professional Speaker Opportunities

If you are looking for professional speaker opportunities online to speak at, you will want to stop want you are doing and read this! I have spent 5 years researching events and booked myself at hundreds of events, so I listed a few shortcuts here. The good news is that there are thousands of events …

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How To Get Booked as a Speaker – Going from Message to On Stage

The gap between having a message and getting on stage seems large at first glance, but it’s not that daunting. When I was starting off in my speaking career I thought there was a series of magical steps that if you got right, you would automatically be guaranteed a speaking engagement. Problem was, I was …

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When Is The Best Time To Reach Out To Event Planners To Get Booked As a Speaker

So when is the best time to reach out to an event to get booked? Well, to my surprise it was the opposite of what I originally thought. Most speakers when they are reaching out to events look for a couple of signals. These singles can range from: the new event is mentioned on the …

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Biggest Myth in the Speaking Industry – Having a Good Speech Will Not Solve All Of Your Marketing Problems

When I first began my speaking career, I read almost every book under the sun about the industry. The end goal – find out what works and do what the successful speakers do. Throughout all of them, the most peddled advice, a great keynote is your best marketing tool. As a result of this strategy, …

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WHY (1) $10,000 KEYNOTE IS NOT MUCH AS YOU THINK FOR A FULL-TIME SPEAKER

Are you ready for 4 to 5 figure checks from just speaking? For most of us, who haven’t survived a life-changing accident or haven’t been featured on Real Housewives, the upper bounds for speaking rates are in the low 5 figure range. Hearing that would probably excite people, and in some cases, it’s worth getting …

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