051. What It’s Really Like to Start a Speaking Career With Melanie Deziel

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Melanie Deziel joins Grant Baldwin on The Speaker Lab to tell the truth about starting a speaking career, and much more!

On today’s episode of The Speaker Lab, I have the privilege of talking with one of my very own Booked and Paid to Speak students, Melanie Deziel.

Melanie is currently beginning her speaking business and offers a unique perspective as she starts her journey. She’s as adventurous in beginning a new speaking career as she is in other aspects of her work – she is preparing to go to New Zealand for a job! She shares about that too on today.

On this edition, Melanie also shares how speaking fits into her current position as a content strategist, what her first speaking experience was and how it sparked her interest in making a career move into more speaking opportunities.

In addition, she offers her guidance on how to tweak small aspects for each client, and why she enjoys speaking even though she’s introverted. Listen in to hear all of that and so much more on this episode of The Speaker Lab!

 

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW

  • How Melanie got her first speaking job.
  • How much time should you spend researching your content?
  • What can you do to make each presentation individual to the clients?
  • How to transition into paid speaking jobs.
  • What types of conferences should you focus on?
  • How can you use acronyms and simple imagery to your advantage?
  • The importance of being able to gauge the crowd before your talk.
  • How to balance a full-time career and speaking on the side.
  • And much, much more!

Tweetable: I was no stranger to off-hours hustling!– Melanie Deziel

EPISODE RESOURCES

  • Laurie Leonard Malloy

    Loved hearing her story! She is a worker bee which I love to hear about.

  • Devon Lee

    I loved hearing this story. Her road seems a little more rapid than what mine will take but I’m so happy for her success. I’d love to hear a few more case studies in the future.