An astounding number of smart, educated, successful people attempt to break into the professional speaking business every year, yet only a tiny fraction ever earn a penny for delivering a speech. And I’m not talking about the nice, but naive people who follow the internet marketers, speaker trainers, and other charlatans who tell them they can write a book in 30 days and get paid to speak in a week. I’m talking about sophisticated businesspeople with 6-7 figure incomes. Even the ones who license the intellectual property of famous authors, ministers, and motivational speakers, rarely ever break through. There’s a reason, and in this video, I explain it, and the solution you can follow to insure your success in this business.
Leadership is one of the most important topics you can study as a speaker. Every audience craves leadership lessons, and thats why it’s critical to stay current on the most recent books on the subject. I’m recommending (2) in 2015. One is called Leadership Sales Coaching, by Jason Forrest and the other is Seven Disciplines of a Leader, by Jeff Wolf. Both men are world-class speakers on the subject and their books are excellent. Watch this short video I taped on them and I’ll look forward to your comments.
One of the most important topics to audiences is money. How to earn it, invest it and grow it. Thats why I strongly recommend building a solid foundation of wealth building strategies to share. Read books, attend seminars, consult experts and most importantly, read the Wall Street Journal to keep up on whats happening in the world of economics, finance and investing. I also recommend attending investment conferences, where you can stay on top of the latest trends. Watch this short video (2 min) I shot at The Money Show in Orlando and I’ll look forward to your comments.
The corporate market in the speaking business is HOTTER than ever, and we are actively searching for speakers to help us market, sell and deliver our Mental Toughness University Program to the biggest companies in the world. If you’re serious about building a 6-7 figure speaking career, I want to work with YOU! Watch this short video for details, and if you’re serious about doing this, visit www.speakersapprentice.com and apply. We’re closing out the application process in a few days, so apply now and we’ll be in contact with you.
We are in the process of taking applications for membership in the Million Dollar Speakers Club. If you’re serious about building a 6-7 figure speaking business, watch this 17-minute video we shot at our state-of-the-art professional speakers video studio at our offices in Atlanta. Watch this short video post, and then click on this link to see the MDSC video. www.milliondollarspeakersclub.com
As a professional speaker, do you devote any of your speech to talking about money? Most major speakers in the public market do. Watch this short video I taped in Manhattan after my latest appearance on FOX Business Network. I’ll look forward to your comments.
Do you have written vision for your speaking business? If so, how large of an impact do you want to make? Will you be satisfied sharing your message in your local community and home state, or do you dream of making an impact on a global scale? Watch this short video (1:41) we shot last Saturday night at our Mental Toughness University Licensee/Apprentice Gala Celebration held at our home on Lake Lanier in North Georgia. I’ll look forward to your comments.
If you’ve struggled to get your professional speaking career off the ground, or you’re not happy with your current level of success in the business, don’t feel bad. You’re in the majority. This is a VERY tough business. While it’s possible to make it, it can be quite a challenge. Most of the 3,000 plus speakers who call our office every year for career advice are going down the wrong path, following the wrong people or promoting the wrong topic. Before I met great Bill Gove in 1996 and attended his keynote speech workshop, I was making the same mistakes. Luckily, Bill set me straight and my career blossomed. So consider the idea of starting over, like we used to as kids. The “do-over” might be exactly what you need. Watch this short video I taped at Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Mass. and I’ll look forward to your comments.
Professional speakers, at the highest level, are seen as thought leaders. That means we need to be one step ahead of our audiences in as many areas as possible. The lessons that can be drawn from history is a great place to start, and the more you know about history, the better. Watch this short video (2:10) I taped at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, which was home to one of the most significant battles of the Civil War. I’ll look forward to your comments.
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