Lots of people dream of being paid to speak. If you love to speak, you’re really good and you have outstanding material, getting paid to speak is a great way to make a living.
Yet, there are many people making a heck of a lot more speaking for free than they ever would by getting paid.
Some experts make thousands, tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of dollars speaking for free to the “right” audience to showcase their knowledge.
Showcasing simply means you, the expert, gives an audience a taste of what you do and knock it out of the park with your information. In some cases you make an offer at some point during your showcase, while other times you make an offer through a follow up strategy. Follow up might be done via email, direct mail or a phone call.
A great place to showcase your talent is at association chapter meetings. There are thousands upon thousands of meetings taking place every month throughout the United States and Canada. Of course, Europe has association meetings too.
Regardless of where you speak, the key is to make sure members of the association fit your profile of an ideal client.
You absolutely need to make sure it’s the right audience for your message and your offer – if, in fact, you do make an offer.
There is a caveat to all this; if you’re just starting out and need platform experience, my recommendation is to speak to as many people as possible without too much concern for whether or not they will invest in your products and/or services.
On the other hand, if you are a seasoned presenter, then be extremely targeted with the people you get in front of. This is where the incredible revenue opportunities reside.
Another great way to generate untold amounts of revenue from speaking is to host your own events. You can offer one hour, half day, fully day, two and three day events. Depending on the outcome you seek, what your budget is for hosting an event and how good you are at marketing your event would determine what type of event you should host.
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