065. How to Use a Seminar Company to Build Your Speaking Business

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Have you heard of seminar companies? Do you know what they do and if they are of value to your speaking career? Today’s special Q&A will answer those questions and more about working with seminar companies.

Seminar companies are companies that present seminars for a fee. Usually, they are attended by employees who have been sent by their employers to learn a specific skill like accounting, social media or finance. The seminars happen all over the country on a daily basis.

On today’s episode, I’ll talk about the big three seminar companies and what my experience was like working for one. Find out what the pros and cons are of becoming a speaker for a seminar company, how to utilize this avenue fully if you decide to speak for them. Tune in to find out how the pay structure works and much more on the 65th edition of The Speaker Lab.


  • What are the big three seminar companies?
  • What would your role be if you worked with a seminar company?
  • My personal experience working with one of these companies.
  • How do you know if these companies are in your area?
  • Would you speak on one or several topics if you worked for a seminar company?
  • What a “swing” is and how it works.
  • What are the pros and cons of working with a seminar company?
  • Should you have an exit strategy if you go this route?
  • And much, much more!

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  • darkwingdave

    I heard this from some of the Toastmasters World Champions who have recommended this route. The problem is they require you to have some minimum degree of education. I’ve been a Toastmaster for over 18 years, I’ve done sermons, presentations, workshops. That’s nice..no degree? Thanks and good luck.. 🙁

    • Denise Martino

      Feeling your pain, Darkwingdave. I have a degree in Adult &
      Organizational Development AND graduated first in my class but without
      experience no one will hire me.