Introduction Have you been trying to get hired as a motivational speaker? Thought it would be easy but you’re coming up short? Struggling to remember which emails to write back to and which to archive? There are no loopholes when it comes to booking paid speaking engagements. But there are practiced and proven steps that […]
Delivering a keynote speech is an exhilarating responsibility. It is up to you to set or reiterate the tone for an entire event, inspiring a potentially massive audience. This is no small feat–especially when done in less than an hour, under blinding lights, when you have just hopped off a plane. What’s one foolproof way […]
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Introduction Carving out a niche is often the biggest hurdle speakers face starting out on their business journey. (We have additional resources for doing just that here and here). Once you’ve figured out your ideal niche, you need a “signature talk” or set of options to offer clients when you reach out to them. We […]
Introduction Are you still figuring out your ideal speaking audience? Well-established on the stage, but ready to change things up? Have you considered speaking to associations? If you haven’t, maybe it’s time! Associations are one of the seven major industries for speakers as listed in our founder Grant Baldwin’s book The Successful Speaker. The myriad […]
Introduction We’ve been talking a lot about diversity, equity, and inclusion on the blog lately, and we’re not done yet! DEI may have only recently started trending within the speaking world, but it’s here to stay. Unfortunately, increasing demand doesn’t mean it’s an easy ride being a DEI speaker. There are often fewer resources for […]
Introduction A lot of speakers are interested in learning more about DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion). That’s why we recently published a primer on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for speakers. And if you just wanted a basic overview of what DEI is all about, that blog might be all you need. But in that piece, […]
Introduction Earlier this year, we covered the top speaking trends for 2023 on the blog. While all of those trends are important in their own way, a few of them involve complex social issues and deserve an extra look. To that point, we’ve already covered ESG in another recent blog. As a refresher, environmental, social, […]
Introduction There’s no simple method for how to set and meet goals for your speaking business. It’s a multi-faceted challenge that requires a lot of upfront work when you launch your speaking career and consistent effort for years to come. Today we’re getting real about the step-by-step of setting and meeting goals. (We’ve previously published […]