Professional speaking is an industry I am interested in, any favorite resources others have used to build this area of expertise?
Looking to be more active in public speaking on both social media, marketing, and branding; but also on women entrepreneurship, women business leaders. Where do you begin?
I have spoke a dozen times by being asked (from events with 8 attendees to 150); but how do I grow that aspect of my career?
I suggested to become a women entrepreneur.There are a huge opportunity to work for the people.Also this will made you all, like social media, marketing, and branding; if you want to visit, collaborate with their business and want to see their involvement practically.Please lt me know.
Your answer is hidden in your question? You know your thoughts and passion and strength, interest, knowledge and experience. Your own strength and conceptual knowledge can take you to any length. You don't want to be part of the crowd. Try what you feel, you can do the best. Just start and be persistent to be a winner. Pradeep Berry
Toastmaster's International is an excellent group with top-quality resources to continue to build on your speaking skills. May want to consider podcasting your speeches, in whole or in part, if appropriate. Regarding your current role, I would consider co-development speaking engagements with strong vendors like constant contact. Whomever your partner companies for SocialBug are.
Caribbean Greetings to you Tina. I am Gillian. I think that's nice and you are very ambitious. If you are very passionate about speaking on these particular topics, then definitely go for it. Don't be afraid to do what you love. Well, you have already spoken about a dozen times, just keep on practising and you will get even better. Are you on Linkedin? There is a good group to join here called "SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS." You can join this group, that provides you with alot of opportunities to speak at Events and gives great advice for new speakers. Also log on to http://www.toastmasters.org and join here. This is like a global club and you learn alot of techniques for speaking. Lastly, if you do like to travel all over the world and have time, you may want to check out http://www.globalspeakers.net. You have lots of fun Events and happenings here from all over the world and there are alot of women entrepreneurs here who will help you. Join here and make some friends and when you fill out your profile here, let them know what is your profession and what you hope to achieve by applying for membership there. Hope this info helps you out alot and remember to reach for the stars! Have a great day and a fabulous weekend too.
Toastmasters is a great organization. You can also look into becoming certified through the John Maxwell program as well.
Joining local and national public speaking organizations would help. They can get expensive but many have free LinkedIn and Facebook groups you can participate in. Best of luck to you!!!
In larger metropolitan cities; there are some avenues you can take to make yourself an expert in your field. Especially if you have experiences in which to talk about and share to help others grow from your personal experiences. For example, www.ewomennetwork.com is a great network for Women Entrepreneurs. They have hundreds of resources, and can help you reach your pinnacle in your life through proper networking and fabulous people. You first have to show someone that you can speak; and the next thing you do is network with those that do; and then get training to do what you want with Mentors to get you there. I wish you the best.
Joining the Toastmaster Club will help to build your confidence and skill. In addition, you can watch the video of renowned speakers and pick up the ones that suits your style of delivery and quality. Thirdly, you need to reasonably thorough in the area of subject that you are interested in speaking.
Toastmasters would be a great way to improve your public speaking skills if you have a need in that area. Become a member of a professional speakers' association; or you can join a LinkedIn group like Speakers and Presenters, for free. You should also connect with your local Meeting Planner's association president to share your area of expertise and get on their referral list. Meeting planners often contract paid speakers for events. Lastly, immerse yourself in the industry -- read books, articles, blogs, study speakers like Les Brown, Zig Ziglar, etc.. Best wishes.
Tina, it will also be helpful to identify people who are good in the area you want to focus on so that you can link with them and also learn from them whether this is online or if possible face to face. As they say if you want to soar with the eagles you can't hang out with the turkeys. Good luck
Professional speaking is an incredible opportunity to educate/improve others in a 'bulk' quantity (along with making a lot of money on the way). My mentor is Topher Morrison and he is a very engaging speaker. Look him up on youtube as he has loads of free resources for speakers on his channel. I completed Legacy speaker training with him and other industry experts. The greatest advice I could give is practice, practice, practice and then practice some more! It sounds like you a great foundation to work off. Good luck :)
There are several ways to achieve this. First join Toastmasters which is an excellent way to hone in on your public speaking skills. Should you have any other questions please feel free to reach out to me. Deepest gratitude.
I agree with Robert - and the web is a great resource for establishing yourself as an 'expert' in any topic, and may also allow you to generate additional revenue from sharing your expertise.
Do you have a website? If not - that would probably be a good place to start.
I might recommend that you setup a website with a blog platform that allows you to establish and regularly communicate with a readership - this allows you to build a following and through sharing wisdom through your blog, will help you get established in the online community.
Your website could include a newsletter signup, and through this medium you could further impart knowledge to your readership, and when the time is appropriate, you can inform them of your upcoming public appearances.
As your website gains some traction, you could also monetize this resource through a number of methods: selling advertising, doing paid product reviews, setting up subscription services for premium content, selling an app, or possibly even bundling your posts into a published book.
Anyway, I have a very web-focused mind, but to me, it seems pretty obvious that this would be a great way to establish yourself as an expert in any topic.
There is a paid group Speaker Match on Linked In that might prove useful. There are professional speaker bureaus you can register with to be found but you should know this is an extraordinarily competitive field because "everybody" is a speaker so build your network and reputation with compelling topics and have video clips on YouTube and your website.
I have received a lot of inspiration for public speaking challenges from the works of Booker T Washington. I'm sure the vision for women of the type whom you would be addressing or a part of your subject matter can find some correlation between his ideals and solutions.
professional speaking is an industry ( words can change your brain ) but personally I don"t much information a bout it , extremely sorry I can help & make search for you if you like . thanks
If you really want ot become a professional speaker, you need to look into the NSA National Speakers Association which is headquartered in Phoenix. That organization has chapters around the United States and is affiliated with similar organizations around the world. You must provide evidence of your paid presentations to become a member but their local, regional and national meetings are open to anyone. I have been a member since 1993. It is a credential that has allowed me to speak on three continents. You will find that they have a multitude of ways to learn about the profession including natinala conventions. I heard others declare they learned more about the profession in one convention than at any other time in their career. Here's the link to the web site: http://www.nsaspeaker.org/
Your best tool is having the best working knowledge of the topic possible....to the point that you need no note or very few notes and it can roll off your tongue. I have done it for many years...never use a script. Also, never speak or do videos on topics I don't consider myself the "ultimate" expert on. When you have that level of knowledge and you can be more comfortable, you become more entertaining to listen to........in any form of marketing, the more entertaining and relevant, the more well received you will be by the audience. My 2 cents.
Hi Tina, Good question, I have found the best way to become recognised as an authority is to focus on one or two topics that are close to your heart, and that you are very passionate about.
Having the skills of public speaking is just 1 part of the equation.
Knowledge on the subject, plus the ability to handle Q&A.
How to become recognised, well that's hard work. Read, research, write. Books, blog's, Set up a Group page in LinkedIn, Post discussions, on the topic, Respond to questions on Mosaic Hub. This way you become an authority, and you will have a presence, along with a wider reach..
Lots of tips and resources at this site about how to become a Professional speaker. all the best.
I am working on moving from a free-based to a fee based service and there are no easy steps. Being and expert in the field adds weight to what you do, but the biggest thing in my eyes is the ability to connect with the audience and have the audience relate to you. Specialize in one area and make the time to really practice that relationship with the audience.