The vast majority of professional speakers fail, yet the reasons why are grossly misunderstood. Thousands of retired executives, doctors, college professors, attorneys, and small business owners attempt to break into this business every year, and most fail miserably. Some of them are good speakers. Almost all of them are smart, successful people. The problem is professional speaking is an industry of outliers, who all seem to follow the same playbook, mostly because it works. In this post, I’ll share why most speakers fail, and I promise you, if you’re not already in the business, it’s not what you think. #professionalspeaking #feepaidspeaking #publicspeaking #personaldevelopment