As a high-paid personality speaker, you’re going to be debating fellow experts onstage and in the media. This is something I do dozens of times every year, and it’s an important skill to develop. Watch this short video I taped before debating Dr. Cathleen London from Yale University today on FOX News. This one strategy has really helped me and I think it will help you, too.
The speaking business is full of misinformation, but there is one GIANT LIE that’s been perpetuated by speaker marketers that profit from it. After 18 years as a full-time professional speaker, I’ve never seen anything that kills more speaking careers than this DEADLY fabrication. I should know, because I was sold the same lie back in 1996,, and if it wasn’t for Bill Gove, I would have believed it and my career never would have gotten off the ground. Watch this 4-minute post to see if you’ve bought into the lie, and watch the 16-minute Webinar afterwords if you want to overcome it. WEBINAR LINK
Hugh Hefner has pushed the envelope in his field for over 50 years, and he’s still going strong at 87 years old. Are you pushing the envelope on your topic or are you simply repeating positive thinking platitudes like 95% of the speakers in the business? Watch this video I shot LIVE at Hef’s Halloween Party at the Playboy Mansion last Saturday night, and I’ll look forward to your comments.
Most speakers struggle because they lack sufficient streams of income. I’ve just completed a 15-city cross country speaking tour touting the merits of building a multidimensional speaking business with a minimum of 10 monthly income streams. Watch this short video I taped in Salt Lake City after being interviewed on FOX’s Good Day Utah. I’ll look forward to your comments.
If you’re speaking internationally, you want to be sure you charge enough to cover the additional travel time and personal “wear and tear” on your mind and body. I’ve delivered speeches all over the world and enjoyed it, but it’s physically and emotionally taxing and you need to be compensated for it. Be sure your fee structure reflects the additional miles and stress. Watch this short video (2:02) I taped in Costa Rica and I’ll look forward to your comments.
Whether you’re going on stage, TV or signing autographs after a speech, you MUST be camera-ready. The speaking business (at the highest level) is conducted in front of thousands, if not tens of thousands or millions of people through various mediums. The public, your fans and your audience expect and deserve to see you at your best. Watch this short post I taped in Chicago after being interviewed on WICU-TV (NBC) and I’ll look forward to your comments. For any of you interested in seeing my television appearances, visit www.steveontv.com where you can see me on over 100 different TV shows from around the world.
As your fame and credibility grow as a speaker, you’re going to be asked to do national and international television interviews. Unless you’re based in NYC, you’ll be doing most of your interviews via satellite from a remote studio up linked to NYC or other major cities. Being interviewed via satellite is more difficult for a number of reasons, and you want to be prepared so you can maximize your national/international exposure. Watch this short video (2:34) I shot at the satellite studio for Chinese Central TV in Chicago (CCTV) where I was up linked via satellite to Washington, DC and Beijing, China. I’ll look forward to your comments.
After being interviewed on hundreds of television shows over the past 4 years, I’ve learned a few key techniques that keep TV audiences awake and TV producers coming back for more. There is nothing more powerful in promoting your speaking career than publicity, and television is the most credible publicity you can get. Watch this short video (1:35) I shot a few days ago in Milwaukee after appearing on FOX Business Network via satellite from Milwaukee Public Television.
I’m searching for my next professional speaker apprentice. The market for professional speakers on mental toughness training is EXPLODING, and I’m looking for a handful of ambitious speakers ready to help us meet the demand. Watch this short video for details, and then register for the 35-minute Professional Speaker Apprentice Webinar. Deadline to apply for apprenticeship is Friday, August 2, 2013.
WEBINAR LINK: (copy and paste into your browser) http://mtlicense.com/201307/
Professional speeches at the highest fee level are sold through speaking skill and subject credibility. Jack Welch speaks on leadership; his credibility comes from leading General Electric. Tony Robbins speaks on changing peoples lives, and he has a massive list of clients he’s helped change. Bill Gove spoke on succeeding in sales and his credibility came from winning America’s top salesman in 1953, where he beat out 14,000 other sales people for the title. How about you? Why should a company pay you thousands of dollars to speak on your subject? Watch this short video and I’ll look forward to your comments on this critical aspect of professional speaker marketing.