Summary: Seven tips on how to be a successful speaker in the business of public speaking
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Top 7 Ways to Succeed in the Business of Speaking
How attractive are you as a speaker? Not, your looks, but your consistent ability to provide a quality presentation, attract clients, and be irresistibly attractive to meeting planners and speaker bureaus? Below are some useful tips that I learned while owning a national, professional speakers bureau for 13 years.
1. Presentation - do you have something interesting, inspiring, and useful to share with audiences? Be mindful of your voice (keep it deep and low pitched), your personality and attitude (positive), your tone (soft, loud. Encouraging as needed), your style, your vocabulary.
2. Connection - how quickly do you get to the core of your audience's problems and challenges? Skip what is between their ears and go straight to their hearts.
3. Passion - do you love what you do? Develop a niche or specialty that you truly enjoy