Have you've been struggling with how to make money speaking?
Or, perhaps you've tried different things and some of them just aren't working. The great thing about public speaking is that it encompasses a lot of ways to make money. Whether you work for a company or you are a professional public speaker, speaking to groups is one of the best ways to make sales. Plus, a career as a public speaker can provide a tremendous number of ways to make money. I find that speaking to groups can be a lot of fun. It's rewarding to make a difference in people's lives with your expertise. Some methods for making money speaking are easier than others and depend on different factors. Here are three ways you can make money: Speaking for FreeSpeaking for free can make you money. This is a pretty easy way to get bookings and can be lucrative depending on the type of speaker that you are. It requires that you be a decent enough speaker who has really great content where people walk away with their lives changed even in the smallest way. You have every opportunity to offer your services and/or products, such as CD's, home study courses, coaching programs, services, etc. Just make sure that you are able to articulate a problem that people have - that you solve. This approach works for anyone in business whether you're a plumber or a professor. Speaking for free is a great way to get known.Hold Your Own Workshops, Webinars and/or TeleclassesYou can start a speaking career by holding your own events live, online or on the phone with workshops, webinars or teleclasses or all three. This is a great way to test the market and each can be really low or no cost. There are many locations available for free to hold a workshop and you can host webinars and teleclasses for free also. You can also spend a lot of money on your location or online webinar, but you don't have to. That's the beauty of it. However, you need to know what you're doing or at least depend on someone who does. I started my speaker business by doing my own workshops, webinars and teleclasses and it helped me to get known pretty quickly (and to get hired) especially with the help of Facebook and LinkedIn.
Get Hired to SpeakThe market for getting hired to speak has changed greatly over time, but it still exists. Associations, companies, churches, and other groups do have budgets and hire speakers. It's competitive, so you need to know how to get in front of the right people and how to appear credible and appealing. That's why it's important to start speaking whether it's for free or you are doing your own workshops, webinars and teleseminars and blogging and posting to groups on Facebook and LinkedIn (especially LinkedIn for corporations). You have to create a name for yourself (marketing people call it branding). You should have a twitter account and use it. Twitter is actual a "micro blog." You are making comments - so make them valuable and interesting to people - don't always be pitching something to sell. Getting hired to speak involves how the group perceives you. That’s why it’s so important to make a name for yourself.I'll cover these and other ways to make money from speaking in detail, including Speakers Bureaus, training companies, and sponsorships in my Virtual Day Event, "How to Profit from Speaking," on November 6. The Virtual Day event is a series of three 1-hour webinars with assignments in between them for you to start implementing what you are learning. At the end of the event, you will have a success plan for your speaker business and career to accelerate your profits. Setting fees and negotiating, how to determine and approach your market, and much more will be included along with downloadable checklists, templates, and handouts.
I hope you'll join me. If you sign up by October 30th, you’ll save $50. Click HERE for details and to register.
When someone asks what you do, what do you say? The typical person will respond with something like, "I'm a realtor," or "I'm a social media consultant," or "I'm a doctor/lawyer/nurse/hypnotist/etc."
Notice that all of these responses may be accurate and that they all have one thing in common. They don't say anything about what you do for others, which is much more interesting to the person listening!
For example, a business attorney could respond by saying, "I keep businesses out of hot water." Or, "I keep businesses out of court," which is only 6 words.
How can you say what you do in 7 words (or less) to have it be more powerful? By focusing on what you do for others.
By focusing on others, your statement is not only more interesting, it will most likely lead the other person to ask, "Really? How do you do that?" When you say something that invokes curiosity, your words are powerful.
I'll be teaching how to create your own power statement and your 30 second introduction at a workshop next week, October 17, in Houston. To register, please click "Special Offer" to see all the things you will get!What is your power statement? Please share!
Recently, Wendy, from www.thelocalcook.com
, asked, "How does one know whether to charge a speaker's fee, or if the exposure is payment enough?"
I told her that's a great question
and that I would blog about it, but, in the interim, the short answer is always charge a fee, and, in certain instances, you waive your fee.
I did some research and found some very interesting guidance. Notice the word, "guidance," as there are no rules. Just like everything else, you charge what people are willing to pay, right?
To help sort this out, I came up with a set of rules, er, I mean guidelines, to go by:
- Corporate CEO's. If you are a CEO of a large company or perhaps the managing partner of a professional services firm, i.e., a law firm or CPA firm, consider how much business you get from speaking for free. If you are getting from $10,000 to $100,000 in annual fees from new clients from speaking, you would not want to seek $5,000 speaking engagements. (Thank you to Patricia Fripp for this insight.) If, on the other hand, you don't get any new business from speaking, you probably need to tweak your presentation. You are most likely missing opportunities. Read my blog on how to build business from speaking.
- New Speakers. If you are relatively unknown, you might be better off not charging for your speaking, and, instead, selling your services, programs, and/or books/audios/CD's at the end of your presentation. Again, you need to weigh these two dynamics, speaker fee versus product sales.
- Corporate Trainers. While trainers always charge for their corporate training programs, they could possibly charge a speaker fee for speaking engagements. What you charge is based on how well you are known and how much the group values your expertise.
There are different types of professional speakers, those starting out, those who have been doing it for a while, and those who have reached the top of the game. About 1% of professional speakers are at the pinnacle like Tony Robbins, Les Brown, Mark Victor Hansen, etc. However, there are much lesser known speakers who also can command the big fees (like $40,000 on up for one engagement); these lesser known speakers are well-known in their niche. Here's a guide of what to charge and when:
What to Charge
- This depends on your value to the group and their budget.
- Set your fee and then be willing to make adjustments to it. As you gain experience, keep raising you fee until you start getting push back 20% of the time. (Thank you to Nick Morgan for this insight.)
- You can also say you don't have a speaker fee; however, you do get paid an honorarium plus travel expenses. (Thanks again to Nick Morgan.)
- If you are starting out, your fee/honorarium would be low, but not too low ($300 or more).
- Whether you set your fee at $300 or $500 or more, you must believe that you are providing more than enough value to equal that fee. The more testimonials you have the better.
- Let's say you set your fee at $1500 (for newbies), and you have been approached by a church to speak at one of their programs. If you tell them it's $1500 and they say our budget is only $300, do you take their fee? That's up to you. You have to decide if it's worth your time and the exposure. If you are just starting out, you will most likely take it and use it to your advantage. For example, if they can't pay your entire fee, you could let them know that you would be glad to discount your fee for them if you can sell your products or programs at the end. Be sure to get it in writing.
- When you get to the level of charging $2500 and $5000 per speaking engagement, you are on your way to be in the "paid professional speakers" ring.
When to Charge
- Networking Groups. These groups almost always do not pay a fee. However, you should be able to sell your products and programs at the end. Plus, you can provide a feedback sheet to provide a way for people to tell you what they want from you. If you have a speaker fee, let them know what it is, but you are willing to waive it in exchange for promoting your product(s).
- Churches. Churches usually have budgets so you want to let them know your fee. You would apply the scenario detailed above.
- Industry Conferences. Typically, large conferences pay for their speakers, but it can be highly competitive if you don't have a track record with them. There is usually an application process and in some cases you have to provide a short video of you speaking. If you are serious about getting paid speaking engagements, then you may want to pursue this market. Remember, however, that there are some conferences that do not pay for speakers, so you'll "waive" the fee in exchange for promoting your products or providing your own feedback form.
- Corporate Meetings. Another great place to get paid speaking engagements are corporate meetings. These may be harder to get into, but not impossible. Although the paid speaking arena has changed in the last few years, it still exists and is based on brand/reputation which translates into the value you bring. You definitely what to charge to speak at these meetings and charge the higher fees ($2500 on up plus a flat fee for travel expenses).
There's a lot more that can be said about charging fees and when to charge. But, it all boils down to how you want to get paid (fee vs. selling product/getting new clients) and what the market is willing to pay you.
What has your experience been?
Would you like to know how to become that confident and compelling speaker and be "in-demand" where people are contacting you and wanting to pay you
? If so, I have an online training system that shows you how to do that. For more info, please visit www.SpeakUpStandOutConnect.com/success
for my online training system.
Public speaking is a great way to grow and build your business for several reasons.
First and foremost, when you are the speaker, everyone meets you and gets to know you as opposed to just attending an event where you only meet the people that you actually speak with. Secondly, you are positioning yourself as the expert on your topic (and you are the expert). Thirdly, you have the opportunity to provide a way for people to contact you afterward by offering sign ups for your mailing list, a free strategy session and possibly a discount on your programs or products.
There's always the added benefit of being asked to speak at another event by someone in the audience. But, how do you strategically build your business through speaking? Here are a three tips to make the most of every speaking engagement.1. Find out about your audience. What do they want and why are they coming to hear you speak? After all, if it wasn't for the audience, there would be no presentation. Gear your presentation and offerings to them. The more meaningful your presentation is to the audience, the more successful you will be in getting business from it.2. Let the audience know that you would love to speak to other groups! Towards the end of your presentation, say something like, "I am passionate about (describe your topic). If you know of any groups or companies that could benefit from my presentation, please provide your business card to me before you leave." Conversely, you could add this bit of information in your feedback form.3. Provide a feedback form and ask for the following information:
A great way to get more feedback forms back is to have a prize drawing and draw from the feedback forms. I learned this technique from attending Microsoft events. They always did this and they always got lots of feedback forms back!4. Finally, follow up! This is where the GOLD is.My next presentation will be a free teleseminar on how to craft a powerful 30 second introduction on October 10, 2013. It's easy to register for free HERE. I look forward to being on this business building call with you.
- A testimonial - what value did they receive? Add a check box and next to it put "Yes, you can use my name and company name with my testimonial in your marketing materials."
- Their name, email and phone number and say it's optional.
- Say and ask, "I am passionate about (describe your topic). Please indicate If you know of any groups or companies that could benefit from my presentation. May I contact you for more information?"
- Provide a check box to be added to your mailing list.
- Provide a check box for a free 15 or 30 minute strategy session with you.
Dogs have it sooo good! They don't have to think about do's and don'ts about presenting. Heck, they don't even have to do presentations. They sleep, eat, play, and then repeat, sleep, eat, play. As far as presentations go, they might do a little begging and pleading and are usually very good at it. The only thing they want from you is your attention and your love. Well, as far as blogging goes, photos are compelling so I uploaded a photo of my sleeping beauty, Autumn.
She makes sleeping look so good. She's a very compelling presenter too.
Now to the topic at hand, have you ever failed at providing an offer at the end of your presentation? If so, don't feel alone. Failure possibly means that you may have rushed through your offer at the end and sloppily let people know about it.
Then no one signed up for it or expressed an interest. Basically, you priced it higher than the value you presented. Ultimately, you did not provide enough know/like/trust factor.
The goal is to make your offer so appealing and such a good offer that anyone would be foolish not to sign up for it.
Here's how to do it:Your presentation content should tie closely to your offer, but you must not sound like you are selling during the majority of your talk.
Prepare your offer so that it creates value and is at a special discounted price just for today.
- In other words, without giving away everything in your offer, give away a couple of details that will help people whether they buy from you or not.
- The key is to provide valuable content, but not everything. When they buy from you, they get the details or the software to make it easier.
- For example, let's say you sell business financial software that makes payroll easier. Your presentation would be about how to do payroll, the steps, etc.
- Your offer to purchase your software would then make the steps super easy because it would be automated.
- So, your presentation is about how to do farming, and your offer is farming made easy.
- Do not describe your offer during your presentation, only at the end.
- Your presentation has to provide meaningful, valuable content that the audience can use immediately whether or not they buy from you.
- If your whole presentation sounds like you are selling, you will fail.
Price your offer to match the value that you have provided.
- At the very end of your presentation, introduce your offer.
- Tie it to your presentation so that when you start talking about it, the transition is seamless. You can say things like, "Now, if you want to make the payroll process fast and a smooth process, I/we have a special offer for you today. Our EZPayroll Software takes all of the manual tasks and automates them in 3 easy steps. Plus, we provide you with a short, yet comprehensive video tutorial that takes you through the setup and implementation process. The video is only 15 minutes. And, you get a user manual for easy reference. If you have questions that aren't covered in the video or manual, we offer free support by email, chat, or phone from 5a to 11p pacific, 5 days a week. This software offer is normally $X, but today only as a special gift to those attending today, we are offering it half price (or more than half off) at $X." Notice how everything you said before is tied into the close and offer.
Provide a way for your attendees to easily sign up for your offer.
- If you are giving a 20 minute talk, don't offer something that's $150 dollars or more and certainly not $1000. You have not had enough time for people to know, like and trust you for those kinds of investments.
- Your offer price has to equal the know/like/trust factor. If you are speaking to a brand new group of folks that may not even know you, then you have to provide a lot of valuable content that will equal your price. A price of $97 or less usually works because they might only need to like you a little bit, but they love what you are providing. For that amount of money, the only trust they need is that you sound like you know what you are talking about.
- To sell something that is $150 or more, you need to be in front of an audience who already knows you, likes you and trusts you. Usually, these types of products are either offered at free events or conferences where emotions are high and you are more well-known by more people.
- Follow what the pros do. They usually offer products/services that are $50 to $97 and then once you are a client, they continue to provide you value and will offer you more products and services that go up to thousands of dollars. But, they continue to provide value that builds their brand, and builds your trust in them.
- Have a sign-up sheet for each attendee that you hand out after your talk.
- It should have a place for them to check off to be added to your mailing list if they don't want to take advantage of the offer today.
- Additionally, you can add a place for people to indicate that they would like to be contacted for a complimentary 15-30 minute phone session with you.
- Provide a place for their credit card information or if they want to pay by check.
- Make it so that they can tear off a portion to give to you and have something to keep that has information about what they bought and how they can expect to receive it.
- Make sure it's on quality paper and it has your logo and contact information on the part that they keep.
- Alternatively, have a separate sheet they they keep that has the information about the offer and your contact information.
- Your sign up form is a key logistical step to help people continue to have a relationship with you in some way.
Lastly, be sure to practice your presenting your offer. More tips on that at my workshop on Mastering Public Speaking
Do you have any tips for successful sales after a presentation? I would love to hear what has worked and not worked for you or what your experience has been.
My next presentation where I will be using this exact system will be on Thursday, August 29, at my next workshop on Mastering Public Speaking. Please come! I'll be guiding attendees on how to become confident, engaging, compelling speakers. My goal is to provide meaningful content that will help people and to offer my online training system at half price. For details and to register, please visit my Training
page. The system that I will be discounting is at http://www.SpeakUpStandOutConnect.com/success
. Please take a look!
I'm sitting across from Gate D8 at the Phoenix airport thus the photo on the left. This photo doesn't have anything to do with this blog topic, but photos are compelling and draw people in. Plus, since I'm on vacation, I thought I would share a little bit of my adventure. Below is a photo of my delicious meal at this terminal, tomato basil soup and a guacamole sandwich with havarti cheese and other accompaniments. If you are ever at this airport, check out Grande Restaurant at Terminal D. The food is very fresh and delicious!
Now to the topic! This will be a quick "down and dirty" list:
The list goes on, but my plane is about to board. I am committed to the Ultimate Blog Challenge that began July 1, so you'll see more each day on different topics and expanded topics. The goal and my intention is to provide value for you.
- Large companies will rarely hire you from one (cold) phone call. You must develop a strategy to market to big business.
- Your goal is to get them to call you! That is a much easier way to go. Then you're telling, not selling.
- When they do call you, carefully assess their needs and listen to what they tell you. For example, if they ask you to send you a ballpark of what your fees are, don't do it until you are sure you understand what they need. And, remember, whatever you send them will be your final offer. Don't think that your ballpark figure is a first figure. Once they have your fee, that's it. Rarely, will they ask you to adjust it.
- Have a proposal template that you use so that you can make simple adjustments for each client to customize to what they need.
- If you want to cold call large companies, call the personnel/HR manager to find out who books events, speakers, and trainers and what the process is to be included in submitting your proposal.
- Find out who the senior managers are and what groups where they are members on LinkedIn.
- To get noticed and have manages/executives calling you for potential business, be sure your keywords are on your website and it's search engine optimized. Join the groups that your target companies are members on LinkedIn. Then blog and post valuable content. My online training system teaches how to do that. For more info, go to www.SpeakUpStandOutConnect.com/success. I have obtained several new, large clients from this very system. They contacted me first. This system works.
- Build relationships with and possibly join speakers' bureaus.
- Align with other speakers/consultants to present a total package that you might not be able to do alone.
- Take every opportunity to speak to corporate groups and networking groups for free. When you do so, you are move visible and other speaking engagements usually result, leading to brand recognition and your phone ringing.
What can I say? It was really good. I hope to come back to this airport.
Today is day #1 for the Ultimate Blog Challenge.
One way to expand your ability to write is to write everyday and the Ultimate Blog Challenge gives you the perfect reason to push yourself to do so. It's fun and can be rewarding.
You'll get your name out there to new people who may become potential clients and colleagues because you'll be providing valuable content and not selling. Providing valuable content builds trust and credibility and markets your brand.
What could be better for building your business as a speaker?
After all, you are the expert in something. As I always say, you are your own GURU. Why? Because GURU spells "Gee, You Are You!"
And, when you share your expertise by blogging, you are sharing valuable information that can help people. It's a win/win.
But, let's explore writing a little further. While you are blogging everyday, consider ways that, as a speaker, you can profit from writing. Consider the following ideas:Become a ghostwriter.
If you are a good writer, there are opportunities to ghostwrite for those who can't or don't want to write. Be sure to do your research on how to get started, what to charge, and how to market yourself. Better yet, offer your services to a ghostwriting services company. Become an editor.
Are you good with grammar, sentence structure, and transitions? You should be because the same these are the same things you need when creating your presentations. There are a lot of writers out there and editors are in demand.Be a resource for reporters at http://www.helpareporter.com/.
It's free to sign up. Reporters are looking for experts to help them with their articles. They don't pay you, but if they use their article, they will typically mention your name and contact information that can lead to paid clients.Do you have clients who have in-house magazines?
Offer to create a series of educational articles (in your area of expertise of course) for a fee.Become a columnist.
You might start out for free or paid, but either way, you'll gain much more brand recognition and will gain paying clients. Contact newspapers and magazines for your industry (small or large) and offer your services. Be prepared to provide them with some sample topics and a sample of your work.
Take part in the Ultimate Blog Challenge. To join the fun, go to www.ultimateblogchallenge.com
. It's free.
Whether you want to get business from speaking or you want to impress management, the #1 essential when giving a presentation is your passion about three things: your topic, the audience, and your presentation skills.
Galileo is credited as saying "Passion, the genesis of genius." How true! Passion is a driving force and it's the essential foundation for being a confident and persuasive speaker.
When you think about passion in a presentation, you normally and generally think of only being passionate about your topic, but your topic is only one piece of a three prong approach. Each one of the three is vitally important. And being passionate about each one builds upon the other.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” “Enthusiasm” derives from the ancient Greek word, “enthousiasme,” which ultimately comes from the adjective, “entheos” meaning God within. When you are enthused about something or passionate about something, it’s really a “God thing.” It’s something that inspires you and that translates to your audience.
Steve Jobs was passionate about technology; and, you could say that he was even more passionate about how technology could impact and alter people’s lives. Real impact comes from being passionate about the difference you are making for people.
You can easily see that passion is a driving force. Passion about your topic will drive you to develop valuable content that’s relevant and interesting. Passion causes you to strive for more, to be better, to improve. Passion about your topic will cause you to have the best content you can have, to prepare in advance and to practice. Let’s face it, without passion, without caring, you’ll wing it and that would not be a good idea! Rambling and not staying focused are hallmarks of winging it. This pours water on your passion.
Being passionate about the difference and the value you are providing for your audience is a hallmark for confident speakers. It’s key then to be passionate about your topic and your audience and to use that passion to prepare. When preparing a presentation, ask yourself these questions: How will my presentation alter the lives of my audience? How will it make their lives better? What value will it provide for them? What does the audience want? What need am I going to fill for them?
Once you have answered these questions, make those answers your objective – to meet the needs and wants of the audience. Share your objective with your audience in your introduction and in your close. And, if you don’t know what they want or need, you’d better find out. Develop a passion for your audience and let it drive you to give them value. They will love you for it. This quote by Luciano Pavarotti sums it up perfectly, “Some singers want the audience to love them. I love the audience.”
The more that you work on your presentation and what your audience wants, the more inspired you will become which will feed your passion. And look at what it is about your topic that really inspires you. That inspiration is what you want to convey to your audience. Inspiration and passion go hand in hand.
Thirdly, by being passionate about improving your speaking skills, you will naturally become a more confident speaker. We are unlimited in our ability to improve, to get better, because each of us is a creative being. We can always add to. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to grow and create and to become more skilled, getting better and better.
Top athletes and musicians continue to improve because they are passionate about their craft, they are passionate about their art, and so they continually work to improve their skills even though they are already at the top! Being passionate about improving your speaking skills means learning, practicing and reviewing the fundamentals of effective presentation skills. The fundamentals include knowledge (power) about your topic, audience and speaking skills (like how to connect with your audience), preparation, and practice. And, now you have the 4 P’s: Passion, Power (Knowledge), Preparation, and Practice.
When you begin with passion about your topic, audience, and speaking skills, you lay a solid foundation from which to build your confidence and master your skills.
For some people, no matter what they try, they can't seem to get past their fear of public speaking. There are several things that *should* reduce and even eliminate nervousness and anxiety. These are:
- Preparing in advance (huge help to reduce fear)
- Practicing your presentation (you can never practice too much!!)
- Giving your presentation to different groups so that you become so familiar with it, you don't need any notes or slides
- Taking the focus off of you and focusing on the value that you are providing (it's not about you - it's about the audience)
- Believing in the value you are providing
- Authentically loving/appreciating your audience
- Allowing yourself to make mistakes
- Breathing, exercising, meditating - get out of your head and into your body. Meditation is a physical activity not a mental one so much because you focus on your breathing to get into a relaxed state.
Although the methods on this list are highly effective for reducing and eliminating anxiety, they simply don't help people who feel powerless to stop stressing about speaking. These type of people are still focused on themselves, and can't seem to shift that focus no matter what. Stress about speaking is not anything external; it's all internal. Anxiety is mostly a product of the mind. Therefore, the focus is inward and the thoughts are actually causing the stress. But, knowing this, for some people, doesn't make any difference. These type of people feel powerless to change.
In these extreme and probably common cases, there are alternative methods for eliminating any anxiety which may stem from a childhood incident/decision (or a past life!) or could be because of health issues
(as viewed by acupuncturists). I have heard some people say that they take drugs or supplements to calm their nerves. I do not advocate masking anxiety with drugs or supplements, at least not as a permanent solution. Why do that when you can eliminate the issue all together and become healthier in the process? Healthy alternative and effective methods include:
- Acupuncture - In a recent workshop, an attendee shared that she had received an unexpected benefit from acupuncture, the freedom from a lifelong anxiety problem. This was interesting news to me. In the past, I had several acupuncture sessions for arm pain from a fall and found that the acupuncture cleared up other health issues that I had. So, I was pleasantly surprised to hear about acupuncture clearing up anxiety as an unintended result. I did a little research and found an interesting article specifically about acupuncture treatment for anxiety: www.acupuncture.com/newsletters/m_july10/anxiety.htm. In the article, they explain that anxiety is a result of energy that is blocked in certain organs and that well-being is a by-product of freedom from energy blocks. If you are in Houston, I highly recommend my acupuncturist, David Trevino. David can be reached at the Acupuncture & Nutrition Clinic. His website is www.acupunctureandnutritionclinic.com. You may think this is strange, but I found acupuncture to be one of the most relaxing therapies I have ever experienced.
- Hypnosis - Michael Yeager, a certified clinical hypnotherapist who attended one of my workshops in Houston, shared with us that fear of public speaking could be eliminated in 1-3 hypnosis sessions. My understanding about hypnosis is that it's similar to meditation at the start where you are taken through a series of breathing and visualization exercises to relax you. Then you are taken into the highly suggestive hypnotic state. I have never been hypnotized before so I can't say with experience how effective it is. However, Michael Yeager, is a nationally known and respected holistic healthcare practitioner whom I trust. I believe Michael wholeheartedly that hypnosis could be an excellent way to overcome anxiety. Michael has several acronyms after his name! You can find more info about Michael at his website: www.contemporaryteaching.com.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping) - EFT is a relatively new therapy that is similar to acupuncture in that you are tapping on certain points on your hands, face and head. I have used EFT and found it to be effective in dealing with worry. However, I am impatient and don't like doing the work. I would rather do acupuncture because someone else does the work and I can just relax!! But, if you want to try something yourself, EFT can be a great alternative method. You'll find demonstrations of EFT on YouTube. Just do a search for "EFT for Anxiety."
- The Landmark Forum (www.landmarkeducation.com) - Landmark Education offers the most incredible training I have ever experienced. There 3-day introductory course, The Landmark Forum, covers several distinctions relative to the study of "being." I have witnessed shy people became easily self-expressed by the end of the 3 days, where they are up front at the microphone authentically sharing about their lives. In particular, they share how, before they took the course, they would have never gotten in front of a group to share. The Landmark Forum promises to free you of the restraints of the past and open up new possibilities in your life where they have not existed before. As a veteran student of their programs and seminars, I can attest to the incredible transformation I have experienced in my abilities to communicate authentically, connect with people, and live pretty much drama-free. (I was a drama queen in my 20's - I didn't even know it at the time - Ha!)
- Essential oils therapy - I have recently begun using essential oils for everyday problems. For example, lavender oil for mosquito and ant bites, burns, bruises, and headaches. It's amazing stuff! I have learned that there are essential oils for just about every health problem. I don't understand how they work, but I have never quite understood how electricity works either. In doing a little bit of research, I have found that there are 12 different essential oils for anxiety and of course lavender is on the list. Just smelling these wonderful oils, can reduce anxiety - of course smelling something means taking a deep breath which is relaxing.
- Fitness and nutrition - Too much caffeine and sugar can easily exacerbate anxiety issues. A fitness and nutrition program can benefit anyone, especially someone who is worried and anxious about speaking. Simple things like eating healthier, getting adequate and restful sleep at night, drinking more water, and exercising regularly can help bring about a healthier you and a confident speaker. There are a lot of fitness and nutrition programs out there. You'll know which one is right for you by finding the one that you feel you can and will commit to!
- The Rubber Band - When I was going through a stressful time of my life (a divorce after 15 years of marriage), I read about a method to help me stop thinking about things that caused me grief and to think of something that gave me a feeling a peace. The method involved wearing a rubber band on my wrist and every time I had a grief-causing thought, to snap the rubber band and then visualize a peaceful, joyful time in my life. This action trained me to stop thinking about things that caused me unhappiness and anxiety. It worked because I was committed to being happy.
The key is to know what you want and isn't that to be happy, healthy, peaceful and joyful?To learn more about how to become a confident, in-demand speaker, please visit www.speakupstandoutconnect.com/success
and learn about my value packed online course.
On my webinar this week, I shared a cool road map of the 4 things to do to become a confident, in-demand speaker. Those 4 things are:
The underlying foundation encompasses 3 things: speaking skill, creating value, and getting known. Using this road map will bring you new clients and speaking engagements without even trying. Why? Because when you provide value to people, they will want to do business with you. By blogging and posting valuable content on Facebook (one billion users), LinkedIn (151 million) and Twitter (500 milion), you are reaching hundreds of thousands of people. The numbers are in your favor.
- Improve your speaker skills
- Create/have a website with key components
- Start speaking (a must in order to get asked/paid to speak!)
- Start blogging and posting
In my online course, I provide the road map and details on how to implement everything in 4 modules that contain slides/audio and downloadable handouts.
How would it feel to be asked (and paid) to speak? Would you like to have someone show you the way, what to do, in what order and make it simple and easy? In this course, you are fully supported and everything is online. You can start and stop at your own pace. Are you ready to become a confident, in-demand speaker? Sign up here to get started today: www.SpeakUpStandOutConnect.com/success.p.s. You'll love that you get lots of bonuses, including a live Q&A call and private Facebook group! Visit here to see all that you get and if you have any questions, please email me at pam @ pamterry.com.
- Mastering Public Speaking (what you need to know about becoming an engaging speaker);
- What you must include on your website and how to create one for free using weebly.
- How to create your own workshops/webinars/teleseminars and get started speaking (a must for becoming known)
- Successful blogging and posting that positions you as the expert and gets you new clients. (how to do this efficiently and effectively - I show you how to connect those dots)