Public Speaking: Listen To Everyone

Great Public Speaking

When you are speaking at an event that has multiple speakers, try to listen to as many of the other speakers as you can. In particular, don't miss the keynote or general session speakers. I'll never forget many years ago I was doing a breakout session for a big real estate company. We then went to the closing general session an hour later, the big shot keynote speaker made a fool of himself by using material I had gone over already.

Speaking for Dollars by Vickie Sullivan

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The transition from being an expert who speaks for visibility to being a highly paid professional speaker is not as glamorous as you may think. Because too many people believe that having great speaking skills is all it takes to be a professional speaker. After all, many veterans of the speaking industry launched their careers by just being good. The speaking profession has matured into a competitive, sophisticated business.