Preparing yourself for the world’s biggest stages and highest potential speaking fees requires hard work and sacrifice. It’s much like preparing to become a professional athlete, minus the physical torture. The good news for speakers is that a couple of years of solid preperation can lead to a lifelong career that may carry you into your 80’s and 90’s. The old saying is true: “speakers don’t retire…they die.” This profession is so much fun, and the impact your message can have on others is emotionally fulfilling and rewarding. In this episode of the Author Speaker Podcast, I discuss the advice and subsequent strategy that Bill Gove, the father of professional speaking, gave me in 1996 that prepared me for a speaking career that would take me around the world, generating tens of millions of dollars in speaking related income. #professionalspeaking #keynotespeaker #billgove