Paid to Speak: Best Practices for Building a Successful Speaking Business

Paid to Speak: Best Practices for Building a Successful Speaking Business

by National Speakers Association

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Paid to Speak: Best Practices for Building a Successful Speaking Business by National Speakers Association

Covering every aspect of launching, building, and maintaining a successful speaking career, Paid to Speak is a must-read for professional speakers�whether keynote speaker, motivator, coach, trainer, facilitator, or consultant�as well as those aspiring to a speaking career.

Divided into four sections, the content corresponds with the four core competencies that the National Speakers Association (NSA) has identified for success as a professional speaker:

- Eloquence: platform mechanics, presenting, and preparing
- Enterprise: business management, sales, and marketing
- Expertise: topic development, authorship, and product development
- Ethics: professional awareness and professional development

Thirty-four working NSA members who have built thriving speaking businesses weigh in with valuable insights and proven strategies on a gamut of topics, making Paid to Speak essential to any speaker's list of reference materials.

Learn how to

- Create compelling presentations using stories and humor
- Hone your presentation and facilitation skills
- Convey a professional image through dress and body language
- Market and sell yourself effectively
- Develop an authentic and innovative brand
- Partner with speakers bureaus
- Spice up your writing, and sell book proposals
- Establish yourself as an expert in your niche
- Leverage the virtual world
- Adhere to an ethical code of behavior
- And much, much more!

Read Paid to Speak from cover to cover, or open it to any chapter, for tried-and-true, hands-on information on taking your speaking career�and your bank account�to the next level.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608321315
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
Publication date: 06/01/2011
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

National Speakers Association (NSA) is a not-for-profit association with more than three thousand professional speakers as members. Founded in 1973, NSA is the leading organization for professional speakers. NSA offers the highly acclaimed Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) certification, online education programs, Speaker magazine, Voices of Experience audio publications, conferences, research, and networking opportunities. NSA is also a member of the Global Speakers Federation.

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