Using social media to grow your business isn’t “new” news by any means. Recent data shows 75% of marketers say their social marketing efforts have increased traffic and exposure for their business.
Hundreds of thousands of events, conferences, and festivals happen around the world each year, and the industry is projected to grow by 9% in the United States alone through 2029.
Yet, even with all those conferences, finding and securing consistently paid speaking gigs can still be a challenge.
Anyone can be a “speaker.”
But if you want to be a professionally paid speaker that is regularly sought after for well-paid speaking gigs…well, that requires a little bit more effort.
Here we’ve created the must-do start list to give you a solid foundation to grow your speaking business.
We all know someone who is a naturally gifted storyteller.
Great speeches are much like great songs. Their style, subject, and performance are as unique as those who wrote and performed them. Yet we can all agree they’re incredible pieces of work.
Great speeches occupy the hearts and minds of audiences long after the speaker has stepped off the stage.
It seems like a lifetime ago since we’ve been able to gather in-person to listen to professional speakers captivate us with their ideas and passion.
Even after pandemic restrictions become a relic of the past, virtual presentations are here to stay, and not merely as an afterthought or “second best” alternative. What the future mix of live versus virtual events will look like is anyone’s guess, but the consensus is that virtual events are now a permanent part of the professional speaking landscape.