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So You Want to Be a Speaker

December 31, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

It’s a common question I get.  People see me on stage and imagine the lifestyle of a speaker.  Whipping in, collecting a fee, having fun interacting with the audience and stopping by the bank on the way home.

Well I have been speaking for a while now. And as they say, you are only seeing the tip of the iceberg.

R. Shawn McBride speaking to an audience.

Speaking isn’t really as simple as dropping in and getting a check.

This is a business…like any other business.

Value propositions.

Marketing.

Sales.

Follow-up.

Good customers.

Bad customers.

But it is fun.  And you can help a lot of people.

So if you just know this is right for you and are dying to move forward as a speaker, check out this article from the legendary Pegine Echevarria.  She points out here first steps for being a speaker. That is just a start of the hard work you’ll need to do.

 

Still sure it is right for you?  Leave your comments below.