Professional Speaking Career - How To Get
Started As A Professional Speaker
By Steve Wilson
Can you imagine having a career as a public speaker? Would you like
the rush that comes from having an audience applaud or give you a
standing ovation for a job well done?
A career as a professional speaker can be both enjoyable and
financially rewarding. It is also a career that comes with a lot of
flexibility which is ideal if you want to spend more quality time
with your family and friends.
What Is Required of a Professional Speaker?
A professional speaker is responsible for delivering a presentation
usually for the purpose of entertaining or informing the audience.
Public speaking engagements can range from an hour or two through to
events that run for several days.
You need to ensure that you are well-prepared for every event and
know your material inside out. Also make sure you are prepared for
any questions that may be asked. Try to be ready for the unexpected.
How Much Do Professional Speakers Earn?
Professional speakers can earn as
little as a few hundred dollars for a single presentation through to
tens of thousands of dollars. But don’t forget that they don’t just
earn the speaking fee. Professional speakers also earn a lot of
money from “back of the room” sales of materials such as books, CDs,
videos, and workbooks.
How Can You Get Started?
You can usually get started by doing a few speaking events for free.
There are almost always some groups in your local area looking for
Use your first speaking engagements to build up a network of
contacts, to collect testimonial letters, and to polish your
You will soon find that people are contacting you to invite you to
speak at another event. Now it is time to set your fees and start to
make a living from your new public speaking career.
About The Author
Steve Wilson is the
FreelanceSpeaking.com Visit his site today to discover exactly
how to get started as a
professional speaker, how to market your speaking services, how
to improve your speaking skills and how to find the best speaking
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