Do you want to get paid to speak? This income can come in the form of payments for speaking, back of the room sales, or subtle promotion of your non speaking business.

My friend went to speaking boot camp on getting paid to give presentations. In other words, how to become a professional speaker. There he learned three steps on how to get paid to speak. With travel, registration, and lost work time it cost him more than I paid for my first car.

Virtually every book and product I have read on the subject, mentions the same three steps.

You don’t have to pay $2,000. Here are these paid speaking tips for free:

Step #1: Write a good speech and practice it well.

If you don’t deliver a good speech, you will not be asked back. For more info on this, check out Become a Better Speaker in One Evening

Step #2: Call up your local service clubs and tell them you will speak for free (Lions, Kiawans, etc)

Mention your credentials and how they will gain value from your speech.

Step #3: Keep giving these free presentations as you hone and tweak your speech.

Eventually, you’ll start to receive referrals and people will give you paid speaking engagements.

Is there more to this? Yes, but every course or book I have seen the subject, says to follow these steps.


Arlen Busenitz

Arlen Busenitz is an experienced speaker with over 650 presentations. He is Author of several books, CD's,and creator of Become a Better Speaker in One Evening™

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