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Virtual eventsThese days you can have a thriving public speaking career without ever leaving your home. Teleseminars and webinars are fairly easy and often inexpensive to produce and offer you a way to grow your business without having to travel around the country or the globe.

Teleseminars

Using a conference line you can hold a seminar or workshop where participants attend using only their telephone. It is pretty much free to get started with teleseminars … there are a wide variety of conference lines you can use for free, and they record the call. Here are few you can look into:

If you want to have more features, such as allowing your participants to listen to the call over the web, or even to break them up into subgroups you can look into paid conference call services, as well.

Webinars

A webinar adds a visual feature to the teleseminar. Delivered over the web, you can show participants videos and slides to help illustrate the points you are talking about. Instant Teleseminar offers features for webinars, but many webinar hosts use GoToMeeting.

Live or Virtual

Interestingly enough, there are people who find doing virtual events more anxiety producing than live events. And, of course there are those who feel the reverse it true. Either way, producing virtual events can be a very convenient and lucrative way to use your public speaking skills.

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Carma Spence, author of Public Speaking Super Powers, is an award-winning editor with more than 20 years experience in marketing, public relations and science communication. She is a multi-dimensional entrepreneur, a certified life coach, science fiction writer and poet. She is able to see people's brilliance and help them bring their genius to light. The wind beneath her clients’ wings, Carma provides creative entrepreneurs with expert advice on branding and online presence, as well as the emotional support necessary to carve out their niche for success online. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.