The title of today’s blog might sound like a paradox. How will speaking for free help you book more paid speaking opportunities?
The last couple of articles, we’ve been covering all the bases regarding how to make a speech memorable. We shared a general guide for beginning speakers as well as another article showcasing specific advice on using authenticity to be more impactful; and, today we’re going to be sharing one of the most important, yet trickiest, skills to hone — and that’s how to properly leverage humor to make a speech memorable.
Last week, we created a guide for beginning speakers on how to make a speech memorable. We brought together five insights that pro speakers have exclusively shared with us at the National Speakers Association.
Anyone can get up on stage and give a speech. To make a speech memorable takes a bit more effort. Yes, natural charisma helps, but delivering a memorable speech that sticks with your audience happens by practicing strategies that work. That’s what today’s blog article is all about.
As a professional speaker, networking is one of your primary ways to find leads.
Last week we provided some helpful lead-building insights for speakers who were just getting started. This week our focus is on emerging and experienced speakers. Specifically, speakers who want to start booking higher paid speaking gigs!
Like any industry, when you’re first getting started as a beginning speaker, you face a host of challenges.
When you see a great live presentation, it can dissolve the feeling of distance. It feels more interactive and personal. The message makes a bigger impact.
Leveraging social media for more visibility is a challenge. Not only are you competing against others who also want their message seen, you are competing against algorithms that reward and punish certain behaviors you might not even be aware of.
Every event and conference needs a great emcee. Each one has a different energy with different goals and themes. And a professional emcee is able to direct that energy, keep it up, or bring it down when appropriate.