110. How to Find Contacts in the Faith-Based Market

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Speaking advice from The Speaker Lab. This is a show devoted to anything and everything you need to know to have a successful speaking career.

Today is a Q&A episode highlighting a question asked by listener, Eric Moss. Eric called in with a great question about finding the appropriate contacts within the faith-based market.

It’s a relatable one for me because I got my start as a speaker in this realm. After college I became a youth pastor and began speaking to my youth group, and from time to time I’d have the opportunity to speak to the “big church”. That paved the way for me to create a full-time business as a speaker and a speaking expert.

On episode 110 of The Speaker Lab, I share exactly how to find out who you should be contacting at different religious organizations, and much more.


  • How I got my start in the speaking world, and what it has to do with the faith-based market.
  • Why is the faith/church market a fairly common one for speakers?
  • What is the first thing you want to do when reaching out in the faith-based market?
  • The three questions to answer to determine who to contact within a church.
  • Does the topic you want to speak about matter when finding a contact?
  • How does the size of the church’s congregation impact you as a speaker?
  • When should you reach out to the pastor of a congregation?
  • And so much more!

Tweetable: “The bigger the church the more potential opportunities to speak.”