January 9, 2013

Good tips

Fellow Speaker,

World Champion Speaker Darren LaCroix suggests if you want to be a professional speaker:
  • Focus on the phone - become comfortable using the phone to make cold calls, informational interviews, follow-up calls, etc.
  • See beyond the fee - think about ways to make money on your speech and speaking besides getting a speaking fee
  • Beyond the bomb - if you bomb out onstage, work on ways to recover from it (e.g., refuse part or all of your fee, acknowledge the problem, etc.)
  • Follow on the follow-up - when opportunities present themselves, or someone gives you an opportunity, follow-up to take full advantage of that opportunity

Tim Wilson
Professional Speech Coach
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