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How to Become a Successful Speaker

There’s an abundance of opportunities in the world of speaking, and there are definite steps you can take to get started. 

It’s important to work on your speaking ability, build your network of relationships and to carve out a lucrative space for yourself in the speaking world. 

What are some of the first steps you can take towards achieving your speaking dream? How do you get that elusive first speaking opportunity? In this episode, I share cost-effective techniques you can implement right now to jump start your speaking career.

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The more niched you become in speaking, the more money you can make.Marki Lemons-Ryhal

Takeaways + Tactics

  • Where to get started in speaking
    Get into your local associations for speakers like Toastmasters and National Speakers Associations. This helps you improve on your speaking and start building relationships.
  • How to make yourself more marketable as a speaker
    Work on your bio to make it compelling and show where you add value, and provide a list of subjects you’re knowledgeable in.
  • Why you need a niche
    You should be aiming to dominate a niche. That way, you will be able to charge a higher fee for speaking engagements.


Do It! Speaking: 77 Instant-Action Ideas to Market, Monetize, and Maximize Your Expertise by David Newman
The Speaker Author: Sell More Books and Book More Speeches Book by Cathy Fyock and Lois Creamer
National Speakers Association

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