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Give the speech you're giving

Relax, You’re Giving the Speech They Were Meant to Hear!

Let me ask you a question? How do you handle it when you’re on stage and you suddenly realize that you’re not giving the speech you prepared and practiced? Watch this video to find out what I have to say on the subject! Dale Carnegie wisely said, “There are always […]

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5 Things Event Organizers Want from You

5 Things Event Organizers Want from YouTo make yourself more attractive to event organizers, cultivate these five things in your speaking business.

Know your audience
Take the time to get to know the audience you’ll be speaking for. If you are targeting specific associations, get to know their members before approaching them. Once you’ve been booked, take measures to get to know the audience even better. You can do this with a pre-event questionnaire, a pre-event survey or even just having a detail conversation with the person who booked you. Also, once at the event, take some time to mingle if you can.

Be a promotional partner
Event organizers often hire speakers they know have a decent following of potential attendees. Helping to promote the event by letting your following know about it can go a long way to building a good relationship with the organizer … leading to you getting booked for future events.
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