Let's face it. As a speaker, you face many obstacles and "competition." If you're a beginning or intermediate speaker, this post is written especially for you. There are many speakers who are known that may have a bigger chance to get that speaking engagement at the conference or retreat, so what can you do as an intermediate speaker? Read the rest of this blog post to find out actionable tips.
We live in a time where the Internet can really help boost someone's career. It's literally free to post videos on YouTube. What does this mean for speakers? Opportunity is knocking. In fact, it's pounding on the door right now. In the next few minutes, if you haven't done so already, you can post a video on YouTube, do some keyword research, and put those keywords that work best on your YouTube video. Make sure to promote that video, put it on your website, etc.
Perhaps you won't get the next speaking engagement that you request to be part of, but that can depend on several factors. A big one is that your price quote needs to reflect your abilities as a speaker and they need to be able to afford you at that price. There's one major way you can change things, though, for your career. Have you ever looked at a comment section on a popular speaker's blog or Facebook page? One simple question (or FAQ) stands out from looking at many public speakers' blogs and social media pages: "When are you coming to speak at _________ (insert name of city here)?" To get at this point means that the speaker is known to people beyond his or her area. This is what is possible in our time - social media allows platform building beyond the area one lives in.
When you reach the point mentioned above, where people are literally asking you to speak in their area, you can reply with a private message: "Do you know any conference organizers in your area?" Do you see how simple that became? If you reach that point, you can have people helping you get a speaking engagement. It takes a lot of work to get to that point, but we have looked at ways you can build your platform and come up with an all-in-one set of tools that will help you build your platform easier. There are three main categories:
If you think you could use another few speaking engagements this month, please set up a free consultation with us to get started on building your platform. In 3 months from now, you could be looking back on this day as the day your speaking career really got started.