Here is my 500th Public Speaking Tip: Don't be a 'one-speech-wonder!'

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

hour session with a speaker who had booked me for my service offering coaching for Women's Institute speaker auditions and club speakers. Two days later, I spoke about My Life as a Freelance Comedy Writer to the Orpington and Chislehurst National Trust Centre who meet at the town's Methodist Church , a booking I got on a recommendation following my talk last year to the Orpington Video and Film Makers. My own talks had also gone well - and he had booked me 3 times in 15 months!

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Speaking and sport

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Because my talks often involve anecdotes about amusing incidents that have happened at other speaking engagements, audiences usually assume that at my next booking I will be telling a story about them! Back in 1998, when I had been a speaker for just a couple of years, I spoke at a WI Group meeting in Oxford. I had a double booking the next day, the morning engagement being for Odiham District U3A in Hampshire. Durrington Women's Institute, Wiltshire.