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

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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. The transition from speaking for visibility to paid speaking is like jumping off a cliff: if you survive that first leap, the rest will seem easy. The first change you have to make is where you speak. The easiest way to get paid is not with associations; there are too many speakers in those venues willing to speak for free.

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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.