To Get More Speaking Gigs Do You Fix the Speech or Marketing?

Speaker Launcher

A week or so ago I asked this question on Facebook about getting new speaking gigs: If you weren’t getting the bookings that you wanted, would you a) work on the speech or b) work on the marketing? The post To Get More Speaking Gigs Do You Fix the Speech or Marketing? Most Recent Post Speaker Marketing Speaking Business Strategy building your speech Epic Keynote getting more gigs improving your speech

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"So you liked my talk? Now what?" 8 ways to make the most of a speaking gig

The Eloquent Woman

To make the most of each speaking gig and get better invitations to speak in the future, here are the steps you should take after your speech or presentation is over: Look at and share the video: You don''t have to like it. You killed that keynote, iced the Ignite!

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12 ways to evaluate speaking gigs for gender bias

The Eloquent Woman

We''ll be talking about how women can get more speaking gigs and how they can better evaluate and seek offers to speak in my new workshop, Be The Eloquent Woman. But the reluctance was clear in the invitation, and eventually, her gig didn''t materialize.

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2 Webinars – Writing Query Letters & Finding Corporate Writing Gigs

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

How to Find Corporate Writing Gigs Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT) For freelance writers (and editors), this webinar looks at how to find corporate writing (and editing) gigs.

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Gig Economy Workers - Getting Paid, Options When That Doesn't Happen

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Right now, we gig economy workers represent 34% of the U.S.   Gig Work & Its Discontents.   Those motivate gig workers to engage in class action litigation to be legally labeled as "employee." Gig Economy Downside of Not Getting Paid.

Do you turn down speaking gigs because you're not "the expert?"

The Eloquent Woman

I was exploring the suggestion I've heard that qualified women speakers refer invitations on to men or otherwise turn down speaking gigs they might have taken. I've often turned down speaking opportunities because I didn't believe I was enough of a subject matter expert to "wow" the audience, only to see a man with much less expertise take the same gig. In the recent post Do you talk yourself out of speaking--or say yes to opportunity?

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The Secret to Making Your Way to the Decision Makers Short List and Getting the Gig

Speaker Launcher

If you want to book the gig, you need to make it to the decision maker's short list. Here's how: The post The Secret to Making Your Way to the Decision Makers Short List and Getting the Gig appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

The Gig Economy Hack - Of Course, There Are Tradeoffs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The buzz-worthy example of this is the gig economy hack. Not everyone can navigate the gig economy. Disruption in itself is neither good nor bad. It just is. What matters is how we leverage it to our economic advantage. 

Hiring That Elusive Speaker’s Agent

Speaker Launcher

The irony of the speaking world is that although speakers want gigs, most don’t feel comfortable selling themselves. Booking Speeches Hiring Speaker Staff Most Recent Post Speaker Marketing agent hiring speaker speaker agent speaker business speaker's agent speaking speaking business speaking gigsThey would rather hand that particular part of the business to someone else by hiring a speaker’s agent.

[Podcast] Boost Your Speaker Bookings with Social Media with Erin Gargan

Speaker Launcher

Does it help you meet clients or book gigs? The Wealthy Speaker Podcast digial persuasion episode 52 erin gargan persuasion Social Media socialite agency speaking gigsAs a professional speaker, you likely have a presence on social media, whether it is Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or something else. I mean, for years the experts have been telling us that we HAVE to be on social so by now, we’ve all jumped on that bandwagon. But is your presence effective? Does it help […].

33,000 U.S. Jobs Lost in September - Gig Economy Players Have More Control

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For gig economy players, we have more control over whether we work, at what, when, where, and for how much.    Mindset: Gig work is no better and no worse than traditional full time work. Obviously, the job situation in the U.S. is volatile.

Advice for speakers and presenters - 7 ways to turn a free gig into a financial windfall

Pivotal Public Speaking

You think of all the expenses you’ll incur gas, parking, photocopying materials, babysitter and speaking for free means you won’t be reimbursed for these incidental costs.Although a free gig can eat into your bottom line, you don’t need to refuse it altogether. If you’re still building your expertise, free gigs can help you to refine your message and try out new concepts on an eager audience. You’ve been asked to speak for an audience.

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What can video do to help you get that speaking gig? An organizer's tips

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor's note: Sarah Milstein, co-author of The Twitter Book and general manager of the Web 2.0 Expo, is a reader of this blog who has prompted some of our most-read and useful posts. Over a recent lunch, I urged her to share why she uses videos to choose her program speakers.

From the vault: 7 times to turn down a speaking gig

The Eloquent Woman

It might seem counterproductive to turn down speaking requests--after all, they give you a chance to promote yourself, your cause, your company or your career. But in these cases, I'd advise you to at least take a second look or turn down the opportunity outright.

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How Does He Get So Many Speaking Gigs?

Great Public Speaking

Now I only accept the best a speaking gigs. Now the ball is in your court go out and book those gigs! Are you still looking for ways to grow as a professional speaker? I have a tip for you: SELL YOUR KNOWLEDGE! This is my overriding principle that came from years of hard knocks trying to get people to hire me to speak. I get more speaking engagements than I ever had before. I made a change that had a positive effect on my career.

How to find ‘corporate’ freelance writing gigs

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

But when it comes to landing ‘corporate’ (business or non-profit) writing gigs, it’s a whole other matter… Why is it that many of us find sales and marketing difficult to do? If you want to write for newspapers and magazines, the query letter is the best way to get started (see video here: v=uCt1I20Bdyc ).

For Wednesday: Step Up Your Speaking newsletter helps you get that gig

The Eloquent Woman

Trying to get that gig? Our theme this month is "get that gig," and this issues is packed with the steps, tactics, questions to ask, and promotional methods you need to secure a speaking engagement.

Ask Your Future Into Existence

Speak and Deliver

"How do I get speaking gigs?" There are lots of options out there for free speaking opportunities (gigs is so 'Wedding Singer' - be above that term). Places to Speak Speaking Gigs Referrals Networking Booked to Speak

Evolving Employer-Labor Relationship - Gig Economy on Trial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Their class action lawsuits seek to be defined legally as "employees," not "gig economy players." Each time Postmates does that it bills the gig economy workers 15-cents.  Happy gig workers, except when being stiffed.

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4 Marketing Essentials to Ensure Your Positioning Isn’t Costing You Gigs

Speaker Launcher

The post 4 Marketing Essentials to Ensure Your Positioning Isn’t Costing You Gigs appeared first on Jane Atkinson. I have clients who are successful not because of their marketing, but in spite of it. The crazy thing is that even though they are positioning themselves as speakers rather than experts, and they lack a strong promise statement on their website (which is cluttered and unclear) they still get business. Guess what. They are […].

"Lawson v. GrubHub" - $586.56 Lawsuit Could Bring Down Gig Economy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Being a contract worker or "gig economy" player is becoming as standard as the traditional full-time job with benefits used to be.    But, again, the legalities of the gig economy are being challenged in court.

Charity Gig Invite - Craig and Lois (1 night only)

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Charity Gig! - Tags: Events Toastmasters charity gig john whiffen tuesday's child Hi Friends. You have been asking us when we are going to play next, so now you have an answer, next month! I hope that you will be able to join us (more details below the advert). Craig.

The Gig Economy - Avoiding getting stiffed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In business today, there is no one best answer. The volatility of the global economy, driven by tech, makes conventional wisdom about operating our business totally 20th century. So, we have to figure out on our own our smartest options when the client seems to have a cash-flow problem.

tuesday’s child perform charity gig

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Lois and Craig Strachan will be reviving their band tuesday’s child to perform a once-off gig to raise funds for The John Whiffen Golden City Memorial Trust. Tags: Toastmasters charity gig music tuesday's child FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact Person: Craig Strachan. Company Name: The John Whiffen Golden City Memorial Trust. Phone Number: 082 789 3899. FAX Number: 021 788 3884. Email Address: Website URL:

tuesday’s child doing once off gig

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

After years of being quiet, Lois and I are doing a charity gig. Yes, that is right. Please keep the evening of Saturday 25 April open. Details to follow. download the band’s music.

Give a gig, get a gig

Speaker Launcher

Sam Silverstein gave us one during a recent edition of NSA’s Voices of Experience when he talked about a colleague of his dropping a gig in his lap. That said, if you are a recipient of a gig, I hope you will in turn, give a gig. Give a gig, get a gig.


5 easy, everyday ways to gently promote yourself as a public speaker

The Eloquent Woman

But there's more you can do to gently promote yourself as a speaker and get your next speaking gig. Your "out of the office" message: Away on a speaking gig? That video can help you learn from the talk, as well as get future gigs--if you post it.

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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren - Patron Saint of the Gig Economy (along with Kathryn Rubino of Abovethelaw)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Senator Elizabeth Warren who is anointed the Patron Saint of the gig worker, like myself. She shared with other gig lawyers tips for financial  and emotional well being on Abovethelaw. It could be U.S.

Gig Economy Workers - 4 Tips on How to Get Work, Get Paid in Souring World Economy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, what should gig economy workers do to both empower us to keep getting assignments and to protect ourselves from getting stiffed. The year 2016 has been called The Time of Don't Know.

Wages Up 0.3% - That's what we in gig economy focus on

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But we in the gig economy are not focused on what's happening in the traditional job market. That means that if the project is billed at $100, we gig workers will only see $80 of that. No surprise, the growth in new job creation has fallen off in April. It was 160,000.

The speaking gig from hell

Speaker Confessions

It’s a great story of what he calls a hell gig. As research for the book, I’ve been collecting stories of things going wrong. From hecklers, to equipment failures, to tough crowds. Today I’ve heard one of the best stories of things going wrong.

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How Will You Measure Success in 2013?

Speaker Launcher

Click Here To learn more…… Booking Speeches Most Recent Post booking speaking gigs Jane Atkinson measure success for speakers new speakers Speaker Marketing speaker success in 2013 speaking topics

Katie Couric: GAWKER offers her blogging gig

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Depending on what circles you travel in, blogging at a brandname site such as GAWKER might carry more influence than a television job.    It positions you as youthful.  The pay, of course, isn't so hot.    And the site owners, fanatic about page views, are known to be demanding. Katie Couric will have to weigh those tradeoffs.    Tonight is her last on CBS.    Then she is between jobs. 

Speaking is a Numbers Game: 4 Tips to Boost Your Business and Get More Gigs

Speaker Launcher

The post Speaking is a Numbers Game: 4 Tips to Boost Your Business and Get More Gigs appeared first on Jane Atkinson. It’s true. Speaking is a numbers game. Think of it as a farmers field, you plant seeds, throw on some fertilizer (build the relationship) and after a period of time and enough seeds planted… Voila! You have a harvest. My client, Kindra Hall, understood this right out of the gate when she entered the speaking […].

Secure More Repeat Business with These 4 Useful Tips

Speaker Launcher

Moreover, a multi-gig engagement, or repeat business from a client who books […]. Most Recent Post Speaker Marketing Speaking Business Strategy book more gigs business strategies how to book repeat business repeat business repeat speaking gigs speaking strategiesHopefully, as we enter the new year, you are evaluating new ways to find more speaking business.

Conducted mini-seminar on finding corporate writing gigs

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

This one was on finding corporate writing and editing gigs. Conducted another mini-seminar for several freelancers today. The writers worked together to book the date with me, find a suitable location, and to split the seminar fee. We did some serious work and even managed to have a few laughs. Of course we [.].

Want Gig in TV? Be a President's Daughter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  After already proving herself as an author, she now takes on a gig as a correspondent on NBC's "Today."  Like Prince Hal from Shakespeare's history plays, Jenna Bush Hager grows up - and takes over.  "  Her beat will be education.    Every month she'll contribute a story on that.    Meanwhile she will also be a reading coordinator at a school.

7 times you should turn down a speaking gig

The Eloquent Woman

It might seem counterproductive to turn down speaking requests--after all, they give you a chance to promote yourself, your cause, your company or your career. But in these cases, I'd advise you to at least take a second look or turn down the opportunity outright.


The networked speaker: 10 ways to make the most of your next gig

The Eloquent Woman

Here's how to become a networked speaker who makes the most of each presentation gig: Business cards are a must--but your regular cards may not be just right. (Editor's note: This appeared earlier this week on my don't get caught blog, but it has obvious utility for Eloquent Woman readers.)

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

This week, the blog looked at your motivation in Why did you say yes to this speaking gig? , Savvy speakers keep up with my wide-ranging reading list on women and public speaking by following The Eloquent Woman on Facebook , where these links and articles appear first.

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