How to become a certified public speaker

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Introduction Interested in becoming a paid public speaker? Then you might have heard about public speaker certificates or trainings to become a certified public speaker. But what exactly is a speaker certification? What types of public speaker certifications are there? Can they help speakers? How much does it cost to become a paid public speaker, […]

12 public speaking books you need to read

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Introduction Starting a speaking business is exhilarating and rewarding… and very stressful. Being a public speaker isn’t easy, and if you’re like most people you’ve probably looked for public speaking tips to help you become a better speaker. These 12 public speaking books listed below can help you learn how to become a public speaker, […]

How to give a motivational speech

How to Become a Motivational Speaker

Introduction So you want to learn how to give a motivational speech. Maybe it’s for a motivational speech for work, or maybe it’s for a school project. You have an idea of what you want to speak about, but how do you actually create your talk? How do you give a motivational speech? And what […]

How to write a speaker bio (with examples)

Introduction Nailing down the first impression is an essential skill for professional speakers. Because of the high supply in the speaking industry, a first impression that sets you apart from the crowd goes a long way toward landing gigs. Often, knowing how to write a speaker bio is an essential part of creating that incredible […]

Speaking Fees: How to Determine What You Should Charge

As a public speaker, keynote speaker or guest speaker, it can be super stressful when it comes to determining what your speaking fees will be. The questions are endless and the scenarios are vast. You want to start or continue speaking professionally, but often times you don’t know where to begin or what to charge […]

6 steps to become an expert in your field

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Introduction One of the most important things you can do for your speaking career is to find out how to position yourself as an expert. Positioning yourself an authority is a surefire way to be featured in major media outlets and open doors that would otherwise be closed. But how do you do it? How […]

5 steps to giving a perfect TED Talk

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Introduction If you’re pursuing a speaking career, you’ve likely seen or heard about TED Talks. But have you ever thought about giving one? TED Talks have become one of the most high-profile examples of public speaking gigs today. If you are excited to learn more about how to give a TED Talk or TEDx talk, […]

5 things you should know about speakers bureaus

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Introduction At The Speaker Lab, we’re dedicated to helping people from all walks of life become professional, paid speakers. As a result, we field a lot of questions about speakers bureaus. Aspiring speakers often think that they have to get listed by a bureau before they can really build their business. Alternatively some well-established speakers […]

4 things you should know about TED Talks

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Introduction Is giving a TED Talk or a TEDx Talk on your bucket list? If so, you may be wondering how to achieve that goal, and asking questions such as, what’s the difference between TED and TEDx Talks? How can you know if your idea is interesting enough to be considered for a TED talk? […]

25 Public Speaking Tips to Become a Better Speaker

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Introduction Starting a speaking business is exhilarating and rewarding… and very stressful. Being a public speaker isn’t easy, and if you’re like most people you’ve probably looked for public speaking tips to help you become a better speaker. Through the work we do at The Speaker Lab, we get to know a lot of speakers. […]