Become a Professional Speaker

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A Professional Speaker.

Do you have what it takes to become one. Only a few will dedicate themselves to the time and effort. It will be a lot of hard work. The rewards are well worth the effort. To become a professional speaker you will need to...

  • Master public speaking
  • Learn the business of the profession
  • Learn to market yourself
  • Become an Expert

Think About It, Decide, Then Do It

"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy." Dale Carnegie

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    Free Facebook Advertising Are you on Facebook? While not as good as LinkedIn, it is still a great resource.

    The various aspects are broken down here. Some resources are within this site. Some will take you to other experts who will guide you and help you. Whether you want to become a professional key note speaker, a professional motivational or persuasive speaker, these resources will aid you on your journey.

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    The 10,000 Hour Rule: Does Practice Makes You Expert?

    Malcolm Gladwell in the 2008 book Outliers suggests that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert.

    The examples he points to are Bill Gates who started coding in his teens and the Beatles playing 8 hour gigs when they first started.

    The key to their success was practicing early and practicing often.

    This points to the nurture vs nature argument. Even if we are born geniuses, being able to use it is not so much dependent on our genes, it is dependent on wearing out our jeans practicing and learning.

    On Reddit Gladwell further clarified his theory. It does not apply to sports. And practice will not always predict success. To be a grand master takes more than just practice.

    Cal Newport in "So Good They Can't Ignore You," says that incredibly successful people are so successful because they are experts at practicing. They constantly and consistently grow their skill sets. If you're not growing, your plateauing. The only way you will keep getting better is by constantly pushing yourself to grow beyond your comfort level. This growth needs to be constant and never ending.

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Self Management

Self Promotion Marketing

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  • Business Cards

    Making Public Speaking Business Cards basic considerations.

    Public Speaking Business Card Design requirements to make a powerful advertising tool out of your business card.

    Put Your Business Cards to Work by how you use them.

    Media Marketing

    Get Almost Free Publicity and Public Information. Almost free because you will have to spend some time. Do you want tons of free publicity as a professional speaker? Would you like news papers and TV shows knocking on your doors?

    The public information (formally known as Public Relations) department of your business is a vital means of free and low cost promotion. Would you like to know how to get the best possible results? You will need to become your own publicist.

    For me, PR stands for Press Release

    Do you want your Press Release put in front of thousands at a click of a mouse? Once you get our tutorial on how to write a press release you will need to get it published. One great way to promote yourself as a professional speaker is through using press releases.

    Using press releases, in addition to visitors to my web site, I got a call from a newspaper writing a story of which I was one of the only experts on. This in turn lead to visitor to my site. Which is the next thing you should consider.

    Your Own Web Site is an excellent way to market yourself.

    Not only can you advertise yourself, you can also create multiple streams of income.

    That is if you build a website based on the time tested theory of how the web is won. At this writing, my Alexa ranking is in the 500k range and occasionally I go into the top 100,000. There are sites that have spent tens of thousands of dollars and rank in the 3,000,000 range. For your reference, Google is number 1. The closer to one the better.

    Why is this site successful? The simple CTPM principle. Read about it for free (sorry but you have to subject yourself to a long ad) and learn how to build a site that sells.

    If you want to be a successful professional speaker I would recommend having your own site. I would only recommend going into it if you plan to put the work to make it a successful site.
    Learn the CTPM theory of how to build a site that sells.

    Other Ways to Make Money on the Web

    One way of making income that I use is Google Adsense words where you get paid every time people click on the ads on your site. You can control the content so they won't compete with your site if you don’t want them. Find out more at...

    Another way is affiliate marketing. You get paid for marketing other peoples products.

    Go to home:The Professional Speaker Website

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