How to develop a paid public speaking career – V: What you need

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  There are a few essentials:  a DVD, a website, a book, a one-sheet.    It really needs to contain one thing and one thing only:  a 20-30 minute excerpt of a speech similar to the kind you want to book.    It should include audience reaction shots, so you need a 2-camera shoot, maybe even 3.    The audience won’t cooperate.    Here are some good ones:  Steve Farber: [link]. 

How to develop a paid public speaking career – IV: 3 Rules for Long-term Public Speaking Success

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  “How could you have hired (Speaker X) when he insulted every single one of our customers by saying they weren’t green enough?”    Real knowledge of a speech, like any kind of performance, only comes through delivering it in front of a live audience many times.    And third, you won’t get the word-of-mouth you need to sustain your business, because audiences will (rightly) see your speech as completely particular to them. 

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