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"So you liked my talk? Now what?" 8 ways to make the most of a speaking gig

The Eloquent Woman

Conference organizers think video''s essential to help you get your next speaking gig , for all sorts of reasons. You just have to do it.

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12 ways to evaluate speaking gigs for gender bias

The Eloquent Woman

But the reluctance was clear in the invitation, and eventually, her gig didn''t materialize. Look for a conference with a wide-open process.

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2 Webinars – Writing Query Letters & Finding Corporate Writing Gigs

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

How to Find Corporate Writing Gigs Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT) For freelance writers (and editors), this webinar looks at how to find corporate writing (and editing) gigs. There will also be opportunity to ask questions of the instructor and others in the webinar. $20. To read more and register.

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Free webinar: How to Find Corporate Writing Gigs

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Free webinar: How to Find Corporate Writing Gigs. . For freelance writers (and editors), this webinar looks at how to find corporate writing (and editing) gigs. Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (EDT). .

The Secret to Making Your Way to the Decision Makers Short List and Getting the Gig

Speaker Launcher

If you want to book the gig, you need to make it to the decision maker's short list. Wondering how to do that?

What can video do to help you get that speaking gig? An organizer's tips

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor's note: Sarah Milstein, co-author of The Twitter Book and general manager of the Web 2.0 Why do we require it? No upcoming engagements?

From the vault: 7 times to turn down a speaking gig

The Eloquent Woman

But in these cases, I'd advise you to at least take a second look or turn down the opportunity outright. minutes to speak. No way!) Say no.

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How Does He Get So Many Speaking Gigs?

Great Public Speaking

Now I only accept the best a speaking gigs. Now the ball is in your court go out and book those gigs! Are you still looking for ways to grow as a professional speaker? I have a tip for you: SELL YOUR KNOWLEDGE! This is my overriding principle that came from years of hard knocks trying to get people to hire me to speak. per speech.

How to find ‘corporate’ freelance writing gigs

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

But when it comes to landing ‘corporate’ (business or non-profit) writing gigs, it’s a whole other matter… Why is it that many of us find sales and marketing difficult to do? v=uCt1I20Bdyc ). The answer is simple. I have five arrows in my marketing quiver. Advertise and promote. Cold calling and direct mail.

Ask Your Future Into Existence

Speak and Deliver

"How do I get speaking gigs?" Places to Speak Speaking Gigs Referrals Networking Booked to SpeakIt feels like an 800 lb gorilla. SPEAK.

4 Marketing Essentials to Ensure Your Positioning Isn’t Costing You Gigs

Speaker Launcher

The post 4 Marketing Essentials to Ensure Your Positioning Isn’t Costing You Gigs appeared first on Jane Atkinson. I have clients who are successful not because of their marketing, but in spite of it. Guess what. They are […].

For Wednesday: Step Up Your Speaking newsletter helps you get that gig

The Eloquent Woman

Trying to get that gig? This month's free email newsletter from The Eloquent Woman, Step Up Your Speaking, is here to help.

The Gig Economy - Avoiding getting stiffed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In business today, there is no one best answer. Recently, that has happened to me three times. How I handled it essentially went this way: Stay calm.

Charity Gig Invite - Craig and Lois (1 night only)

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Charity Gig! - Tags: Events Toastmasters charity gig john whiffen tuesday's child Hi Friends. Craig. Saturday 25 April. bookings.

tuesday’s child perform charity gig

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Lois and Craig Strachan will be reviving their band tuesday’s child to perform a once-off gig to raise funds for The John Whiffen Golden City Memorial Trust. Tags: Toastmasters charity gig music tuesday's child FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact Person: Craig Strachan. Company Name: The John Whiffen Golden City Memorial Trust. bookings.

Give a gig, get a gig

Speaker Launcher

That said, if you are a recipient of a gig, I hope you will in turn, give a gig. Give a gig, get a gig. Got it?


tuesday’s child doing once off gig

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

After years of being quiet, Lois and I are doing a charity gig. Yes, that is right. Please keep the evening of Saturday 25 April open.

Gig Economy Workers - 4 Tips on How to Get Work, Get Paid in Souring World Economy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, what should gig economy workers do to both empower us to keep getting assignments and to protect ourselves from getting stiffed.

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren - Patron Saint of the Gig Economy (along with Kathryn Rubino of Abovethelaw)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Senator Elizabeth Warren who is anointed the Patron Saint of the gig worker, like myself. It could be U.S. Here is one of her typical columns.

Wages Up 0.3% - That's what we in gig economy focus on

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But we in the gig economy are not focused on what's happening in the traditional job market. It was 160,000. president is elected.

How Will You Measure Success in 2013?

Speaker Launcher

Late last year I became involved with Dan Sullivan’s Strategic Coach program (even a coach needs a coach). Which one are you? So my goal? link].

The speaking gig from hell

Speaker Confessions

It’s a great story of what he calls a hell gig. As research for the book, I’ve been collecting stories of things going wrong. From hecklers, to equipment failures, to tough crowds. Today I’ve heard one of the best stories of things going wrong. It will be the best ten minutes of your day - Listen here or download the mp3.

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Katie Couric: GAWKER offers her blogging gig

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Depending on what circles you travel in, blogging at a brandname site such as GAWKER might carry more influence than a television job.    It positions you as youthful.  The pay, of course, isn't so hot.    And the site owners, fanatic about page views, are known to be demanding.   Tonight is her last on CBS. 

Conducted mini-seminar on finding corporate writing gigs

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

This one was on finding corporate writing and editing gigs. Conducted another mini-seminar for several freelancers today. The writers worked together to book the date with me, find a suitable location, and to split the seminar fee. We did some serious work and even managed to have a few laughs. Of course we [.].

7 times you should turn down a speaking gig

The Eloquent Woman

But in these cases, I'd advise you to at least take a second look or turn down the opportunity outright. minutes to speak. No way!)


Want Gig in TV? Be a President's Daughter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  After already proving herself as an author, she now takes on a gig as a correspondent on NBC's "Today."  Like Prince Hal from Shakespeare's history plays, Jenna Bush Hager grows up - and takes over.  "  Her beat will be education. 

The networked speaker: 10 ways to make the most of your next gig

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor's note: This appeared earlier this week on my don't get caught blog, but it has obvious utility for Eloquent Woman readers.)

Capturing the essence of a brand on video via Web Ink Now

Content Marketing Today

I’ve shown this video at many of my speaking gigs because it beautifully captures what HP Workstations are about. Via

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Anatomy of landing a client on the Web

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

About 70% of my new training and writing gigs come to me through my website. The rest are from referrals or my marketing.) Recently, I wrote a business letter for a client in Russia who is trying to land distribution deal with an American company. Other writers have asked me how a client from Russian [.].

Sent out my vacation notices; have two new gigs.

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I wasn’t looking for work, honest! That is why I delayed sending out my vacation notice until two weeks before my holidays began. I confess, there have been times when I’ve given clients, and past clients, four or five weeks notice. I’ve done that because I was looking for a little more work before heading [.].

Let your business vision guide who you become

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

There is a big difference between teaching night school and conducting corporate training gigs. I’ve worked from home, other than short teaching and training gigs, for over 20 years. That means I do not apply for contract positions or gigs that would have me commuting to an office most days of the week. And got paid too.

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Smart self-promotion: 6 must-haves on your speaker page

The Eloquent Woman

Always ask after a gig whether the organizers had photos taken, and whether you can use and share them. Forget "shameless self-promotion."

Does Your Preview Video Get You the Gig?

Speaker Launcher

In some cases, the speaker booking process might. look something like this: 1. The client decides they need a speaker. If they don’t already have someone in mind, they shop around online based on the topic or call. a speaker’s bureau for suggestions. They view all of the speaker’s materials and. preview videos. the short list.

Advice for speakers and presenters - 7 ways to turn a free gig into a financial windfall

Pivotal Public Speaking

Although a free gig can eat into your bottom line, you don’t need to refuse it altogether. If you’re still building your expertise, free gigs can help you to refine your message and try out new concepts on an eager audience. … read more here. <!–

How to develop a paid public speaking career – III: Where do you find gigs?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  As you’re making nice with the bureaus and creating demand (a strong platform) through social media and other methods, you’ll also want to explore a third way to get speaking gigs:  your existing network.    And you want to make money.    So far, so good.   Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. 

Bye-Bye Boring Bio: Attract Clients, Speaking Gigs & Media Interviews Now.

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Juetten is the author of Bye-Bye Boring Bio: Attract Clients, Speaking Gigs and Media Interviews Now. Nancy Juetten President, Main Street Media Savvy said “Taking your speaking school was among the best decisions I ever made to advance my business.   I am flattered and always impressed with what Nancy is up to. Stunning results.

The Eloquent Woman's top 10 public speaking posts for 2014

The Eloquent Woman

12 ways to evaluate speaking gigs for gender bias is my effort to help women speakers consider whether they should say "yes" when invited.

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10 questions to make you a more resilient speaker in 2017

The Eloquent Woman

Maybe you accepted a speaking gig under some pressure, real or imagined, and regretted it. Why assess your speaking experience?

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Always bring your A game

Speak Schmeak

In essence saying, "This is a B gig and I'm bringing my B game." We loved the food, the service, the atmosphere, and being "regulars."

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It's a marathon, not a sprint

Speak Schmeak

But guess what: Her speaking gig isn't until October. When you get the gig, that's when you call for the consultation. Then *I* got sick.

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