This episode of the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast features Carma’s interview with Ric Morgan, who’s been a professional speaker for 37 and a half years and has had the opportunity to speak in front of millions of people.
Length: 28 minutes, 5 seconds
Ric Morgan knew as early as high school that he wanted to be a professional speaker. So he worked with his university to create a degree program that would help him develop the skills he needed to be successful. But despite all that preparation, there were still things he learned only by being out on the road as a professional speaker. In this episode, Ric shares his journey and the lessons learned — including some of the “dark side” of professional speaking. Listen and be forwarned — and forearmed if this is a path you want to follow, as well.
Ric Morgan’s Big Tip: If you want to be a professional speaker, then you need to treat your speaking as a business. “If you want to be that long-term if you want to be out here in 40 years, you’re going to have to have a business plan,” he says. “It isn’t just a matter of getting a speaking engagement, it’s doing the whole thing. You’ve to do the whole package.”
About the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast Series
Carma Spence, the author of Public Speaking Super Powers, interviewed 80+ speakers as research for the book. This podcast shares those interviews so you can hear what the Featured Speakers said in their own words. This series will run twice a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays, until all interviews are posted.