Painfully blunt is the way my hubs describes me.
Not gonna mince words here.
If you’re pitching yourself to event organizers who hire speakers….and all you get are crickets and maybe a gig for “volunteer speakers” …you’re wasting your time and energy.
You DON’T need to:
Create a slick Speaker 1-sheet with new branded photos
Pay for a goofball “speaker reel” video that's staged with “real people”
Join Toastmasters or spend big bucks on a voice coach
Waste a ton of time, money, and energy writing a book
Here’s what you DO need to do:
Connect your topic to the theme of an event so that decision-makers know you "get" their audience
Have a 1-minute video clip from a real talk that showcases your personality and expertise
Work on your internal voice first so that you quiet self-doubt (and get contracts, not crickets!)
Fine-tune your topic and description so organizers see you're a polished pro (and they can easily...
There’s long been hype about thinking big and dreaming big.
You know the adage, shoot for the moon. If you miss, you’ll hit the stars.
That’s lovely and inspiring.
But, it doesn't work for entrepreneurs who want more visibility and clients.
People don't care much about the “big” events in our lives.
The graduations, certifications, weddings, or other "moon and stars" milestones.
Formal events tend to feel staged and predictable.
Same for our introductions, stories, and "About Me" pages.
If they are filled with milestones, people lose interest.
Look, prospects will get to your qualifications.
First, though, you've gotta show up real and relatable.
Like a human being who is easy to connect with.
That's why successful speakers and entrepreneurs pay close attention to ordinary (smaller) moments.
The gold in your story is the seemingly mundane smaller things in life that have deeply affected you.
Ordinary moments often morph...
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