From Free to Fee: How Experts Get Paid to Speak

Pivotal Public Speaking

You’re already on the speaker’s circuit, using concurrent session programs at industry events as marketing opportunities. If you still want association gigs, ditch the concurrent sessions and go for the keynote slots with state and regional associations. National associations with bigger budgets usually use more high-profile personality keynoters, so pitch for the general session, where lesser-known experts are used.

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From Free to Fee The Consultant's Guide to Becoming a Paid Speaker

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How to Earn $10,000-Plus in Keynote Speaker Fees

They participate in panel discussions, put on their own workshops, or present at concurrent sessions in the industry association market. Attendees dont expect as much from concurrent session presenters as they do from the keynoters. The Reality: Big-fee buyers believe that keynote speakers and industry speakers in concurrent sessions are two different breeds with two different speaking styles. Two trends have diminished this influence in high-fee markets.