From Free to Fee: How Experts Get Paid to Speak

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You’re already on the speaker’s circuit, using concurrent session programs at industry events as marketing opportunities. The easiest way to get paid is not with associations; there are too many speakers in those venues willing to speak for free. If you still want association gigs, ditch the concurrent sessions and go for the keynote slots with state and regional associations.

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

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When Applause Just Isn't Enough: How To Get More Clients From Giving Speeches

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Its off to the next concurrent session…or lunch. How you illustrate your points is the best venue to show your style. Make sure you dont pitch your services during this session! Example: A low fee, one-time only coaching or consulting session.

Speaking for Dollars by Vickie Sullivan

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1: From workshops to keynotes Because of tight budgets and more interest from nonprofessional speakers, most concurrent sessions and teaching seminars at association conventions and trade shows are filled with vendors, members and other nonpaid experts. Therefore, to get the big fees – or any fee at all – you must compete in the keynote or general-session market. A keynote speech and a session workshop are two completely different animals.